Hi Julymorning, have you done 23andme? There is a rare liver enzyme defect that affects the lungs.
My sister has it and developed COPD.
I did the alpha1 test over a year ago after reading about
it in a copd group on fb. Because of my Mom dying from copd complications I wanted to know, so that my daughter could check hers too, since it's a genetic thing. It came back negative. I was pretty stoked about
that testing, hoping it was the 'deficiency', because there is medication you can take to compensate, and you can get better. But it wasn't that.
That was a 23 and me done test? I mailed a blood smear off in their 'kit', but it was free. I didn't have to pay anything. Maybe it was a different outfit. I've got the return packet around here somewhere.
The supplier that is going to be used to deliver the nebulizer makes it's trips on Wednesday, and since I doubt my order went in on time, it will be here next week. The meds are partially at the pharmacy now, I'm just waiting until everything comes in to save trips.
PeteZa, my pov isn't so much a why me thing, completely, but a desperate search for the reason behind it, so that I can treat the cause, not just the symptoms.
I have tried to tailor my herbal healing protocol to my most pressing symptoms, with of course the Jap. Knotweed which has a multiple purpose function, as ya know.
The situation is, of course, that even the RMSF was in me for so many years, as well as Lyme and whatever else, with multiple relapses, that damage was done that my what, 7 year cellular turnover? Couldn't keep up.
It's ironic, really, that when I had read about
the 7 year thing I made a dedicated plan to work with that, to improve my overall health, improve ME, and then BAM! I get sick as a dog. But, I'm sure if it weren't for my little plan, I wouldn't have had the blessed remissions I had.
Traveler, thank you... I'm still taking the supportive herbs, but until I quit bouncing back into these shaking episodes, I'm afraid of the JK and Hout. Today I just shot whole droppers full of Milk Thistle and Avena, my hands were shaking to0 hard to count drops, lol. Working this mouse is a trip.
Blue, I so know the danger of the inhaled steroids, as I quit using the one I was on a year ago. And in spite of the fact this Pulm. MD tried to assure me very little goes into the blood stream, that first evening Girlie and I looked them up and she lied. ETA: The Pulm. lied, not Girlie!
BUT, I will give them a try to see if I can gain more mobility, without gasping like a fish out of water walking across the yard, it will be better for me than sitting here turning into a puddle of flab. lol. Man what a vision that was!
Love you all, Skyy, PeteZa again....I love this place too much to stay away very long. Matter of fact I popped on last night to help out for a moment or two...
Post Edited (julymorning) : 4/14/2017 12:37:10 PM (GMT-6)