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cr3ativegirl
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   Posted 1/11/2018 1:47 PM (GMT -6)   
Just got back from two weeks in Peru. I felt great! After I saw Kate from Woodland Essence in New Hampshire, she suggested Reishi and Cordyseps for circulation and increasing oxygen to help with the altitude. It also makes me incredibly happy. A Reishi buzz, who knew?

The food in Peru is incredible. Peruvians are the healthiest people. They are literally "farm to table" with their food. They have very little disease there. The upside of poverty, I guess. You can't afford crappy junk food.

For kicks, I tried to find an herbal doctor and pick their brain but all I managed to do was pick up some local Cat's Claw tea, Muna tea and Sangre de Grado which cures everything from diarrhea to burns. My mom got a Cat's Claw salve and both she and my dad said it was helping their sore joints.

In addition to Macchu Picchu, I was able to hike Wayna Picchu (google stairway of death). Man. I can't believe I did it. After my 8 year lyme saga, I decided it's my own Mount Everest. I was very worn out but made it down no problem.

I also hiked on Taquile Island on Lake Titicaca, which is at 13,000 feet. No fall out. That cocoa tea they give you to drink helps with the altitude. I was worried that the altitude would some symptoms flare, but nothing happened.

Some more good news: I was in a very moldy room for 24 hours in Agua Calientes and waited and waited for me to have a full blown mold episode (fell asleep clutching a packet of cholestyramine) but nothing happened. So, maybe all those LDI shots really did help.

I had little or no symptoms while I was there (taking my Bart herbs 1x daily), but when I got back, they definitely increased a bit. I just can't figure out why they increase at home. Current symptoms are neuropathy that comes and goes from the Bart and when I eat or drink sugar, so maybe Candida too. I think my nervous system is just hacked.

So happy to be on the tail end of things and here's to giving back some hope for those still struggling. Wishing all a healthy and happy New Year.

PeppermintTea
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   Posted 1/11/2018 3:39 PM (GMT -6)   
Oh my goodness. You named things high on my to do list! So happy you had these phenomenal experiences. I can hear your smile in your writing smile

Girlie
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   Posted 1/11/2018 3:41 PM (GMT -6)   
Wow! What an experience , cr3ativegirl!


Sounds like you are doing really well now...YAY!
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Symp started April/2013; Buhner's Lyme May 15-July24/14; Igenex pos. July 3/14
Doxy: July 4-Aug.24/14;Zithro July26-Aug24/14; Amox + Proben. Aug. 29/14;
added biaxin Sept. 26/14
Disc. amox,added Ceftin Nov. 20th.;
Disc. biaxin added Buhner bart herbs Dec/14;Jan/15 pulsing Tinda (w/ Ceftin);
Abx/herb break Apr-July/15; July-mino; Aug. added Rif;
Nov./15 mino - to biaxi

goshawk
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   Posted 1/11/2018 4:26 PM (GMT -6)   
Sounds so incredible, I am so happy that you were able to enjoy this special time away.

Take care, Jo

cr3ativegirl
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   Posted 1/11/2018 4:42 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks everyone!!

The Dude Abides
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   Posted 1/11/2018 5:16 PM (GMT -6)   
Congratulations! And, thank you for sharing that wonderful, encouraging story!

Also, I laugh everytime I hear or read the word "Titicaca." hahahaha turn

The Dude Abides
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   Posted 1/11/2018 6:10 PM (GMT -6)   
Oh, by the way, I have a question about your hiking the "Stairway of Death."

shockedARE YOU NUTS?!?shocked

(Unfortunately, there's no larger font, else it would encompass the entire screen!)

After Googling the stairs, I also watched some YouTube videos of people ascending/descending them. I couldn't watch but 1-2 minutes, before my palms started sweating! I'm not sure why, but even watching videos of people in high places makes my nauseous. I'm hypersensitive, I guess.

All that aside, GREAT JOB on completing that remarkable hike!

Girlie
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   Posted 1/11/2018 7:10 PM (GMT -6)   
Ditto - what The Dude said......I have a fear of heights and when I watched a video of it..oh boy...my body started shaking ..can't even imagine attempting that.

Cr3ativegirl - not only are you fearless, but you must also be in good shape to climb that high.
Moderator, Lyme Forum
Symp started April/2013; Buhner's Lyme May 15-July24/14; Igenex pos. July 3/14
Doxy: July 4-Aug.24/14;Zithro July26-Aug24/14; Amox + Proben. Aug. 29/14;
added biaxin Sept. 26/14
Disc. amox,added Ceftin Nov. 20th.;
Disc. biaxin added Buhner bart herbs Dec/14;Jan/15 pulsing Tinda (w/ Ceftin);
Abx/herb break Apr-July/15; July-mino; Aug. added Rif;
Nov./15 mino - to biaxi
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