Hi guys! Well, so much for me checking in more regularly, as I had planned for this year! So sorry - I really am useless, but I do think of you all often, even if I don't always make it to the computer to say so! <3 xx
So, I am STILL doing Cowden (coming up for two years now, in September-ish) and am getting pretty bored with it now to be honest. I do feel much improved from the start of my Lyme journey, back at the end of 2013, and my mood has certainly lifted and I feel less depressed and hopeless than I did two or three years ago, although it's difficult to pinpoint exactly what Cowden has done for me :-/ . . . I think I have made very gradual progress, but it's so slow that it's hard to tell really . . . I do think, though, that it has kept me pretty stable, so that in itself is something positive! I STILL can't shift this slightly dizzy and woozy head, slight balance issues, plus occasional headaches (but slightly less than before I think), and I still have to watch that I don't overdo things as I don't have boundless energy, and I'm never going to be able to be sporty or anything ;-) ) BUT, aside from all that, I think I'm doing pretty well on the whole, at the moment. I'm wondering though if maybe these lingering issues are down to nerve damage or something, and will never resolve, and that maybe I should just accept where I am now and learn to live with it?
Trouble is that I don't have a doctor to guide me now :-(, so not sure what to do next. I did think this morning that I should think about
reducing the Cowden herbs? Maybe take just one dose of each set of herbs each day, instead of two? So, for example, instead of taking Banderol & detox herbs before breakfast and again before evening meal, and then Samento & detox herbs before lunch and at bedtime, maybe I should just take the Banderol mix at breakfast, the Samento in the evening, and then forget the other two lots?? Is this a good way to go? I just feel that I'm going to be taking this stuff for the rest of my life if I don't wean myself off it!! ;-) And I'm not even sure whether it's still doing anything or not - it's an expensive habit if it's not able to clear my remaining symptoms. Maybe I should just go "cold turkey" and stop completely, just to see what happens? I'm quite curious to know if I would feel poorly and depressed again if I stopped, but don't want to go there again!
I just have no idea what to do next!! :-/
Anyway, I really hope all of you are improving on various protocols? It would be great to hear how things are going for you all
. I have to go out this morning, but I would love to know how you're all doing and catch up when I get back
Sending you ALL lots of love and very best wishes - such a great, friendly, supportive forum - you've always been a huge help and support to me, and I'm sorry I'm not here as often as I should be - will definitely try to remedy this! <3
Igenex, August 2013: IGM - 18+ 23-25+ 30+ 31 IND 34+ 39+ 41+++ 58+ 83-93 IND. IGG 39 IND 41 ++
Igenex multiplex PCR text (detects DNA sequences):
Genomic B Burgdofori NEGATIVE Plasmid B Burgdofori POSITIVE
Invita lab, Germany: "Morphologically positive reaction to borrelia garinii p41 antigen (internal fragment, recombinant) and positive reaction to borrelia burgdofori senso stricto full antigen, indicating an active lyme borreliosis"