workingk9 - one more book for your lyme library - Unlocking Lyme by Dr. Rawls. He was a ob/gyn and got lyme. He went the herbal route.
This book is super easy to read!! I have read all of Buhner's books and this guy takes Buhner's Healing Lyme and dumbs it down for us lyme brains to easily read.
And he even gives his protocol in the book, which is super similar to Buhner's.
I can read in your post how much you hate this disease. I felt the same way. I caught mine early and treated and am now in remission. Later this month I will be 1 year symptom free. So, there is hope.
Last summer I was riding my bike again like crazy and I'm an old broad of 65. This summer look out!!! I'm going for the gusto.
You totally sound like you have a driven personality. I think once you wrap your head around this thing, you will conquer it. You just sound tenacious.
Anyway, have no fear, because I will be your cheerleader!
Keep asking questions and vent all you need here. We totally understand and have done it all one time or another or two or twenty.
Thank you!! I will order it now (gotta love Amazon Prime!). You're a cyclist? I am, too! That was my first passion. My dad is 71 and he has raced for over 25 or 30 years. He just celebrated his 71st birthday by riding 71 miles last month. Last year he rode 70 miles for his 70th and I was able to do 10 with him). He's gotten lots of gold medals in the Senior Olympics and made the podium many, many times at races across the tri state area. I got my love of cycling from him. My stepmother is a marathon runner (She even ran Boston!) and so my second love is running. I realllly want to get back to both of them. I love my bikes (I have a Fuji Roubaix road bike, a Fuji mountain bike and a Masi road bike) and miss riding them dearly.
Congratulations on being 1 year symptom free. It is ALWAYS wonderful to hear success stories. Did you go completely herbal or also do antibiotics?
Thank you for taking the time to post, it was uplifting to read and has lit a fire under me. I AM determined and driven and I need to figure this out
My first doctor said I had a sinus infection so he gave me a Z-Pac. What a crock! but I took that for 5 days as directed. Then I went to an LLMD and he did the Igenex test and put me on Ceftin (because I am always outside) and Biaxin. I took those for a month. I absolutely felt nothing from either of those except sick to my stomach. It had been a very long time since I had ever had an antibiotic - I mean a very long time. I had no idea they made me sick.
So, I found another LLMD, closer to my home, and he was into herbs because he and his wife had both gotten lyme and she could not take abx. He gave me Beyond Balance. I did super on those right away, but being impatient and driven, I wanted to go faster so I started Buhner's. Methodically and with the huge help of CD, the moderator here, I watched my symptoms drop off my list one by one.
Sometimes noticeably, sometimes I didn't notice for weeks they were gone.
What I honestly think helped me was I was a detoxer way before I had lyme. Lemon water is a staple in our home, we eat very organic, very little sugar, very little flours of any type. No eating out but on special occasions, it is a long way for us to go to a restaurant that is healthy. We don't eat anything processed. So I was ahead of the game on the eating thing and detoxing part.
I also was afforded the "luxury" of no responsibilities. I think this is huge. My "JOB" was to get well and it was not to do anything else. I had a part time (20 hours a month) bookkeeping job for the fire dept (I did that and still do), but I literally did nothing else.
When I was tired, I napped or at least rested. I honestly think the lack of ANY commitments or pressure from no one was mentally and physically healing.
I read about
the Moms with lyme taking care of 1, 2, 3 or 4 children with lyme and my heart just breaks for them. It seems so unfair for them to carry that load. I was blessed not having to take care of anyone but me.
I also had an awesome support group. My husband was and is my rock, of course. But the rest of my family knows me so well, that for me to not be going and doing, they KNEW I was sick.
Hang in there and you will get well. But the biggest hint I can give you is be patient! It is the tortoise that wins this race, not the hare. Patience is probably the best medicine I can suggest. I needed that more than anything.
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