Ha ha ha! Well, knowing I've been of help is enough!!! But, thank you so much for your very kind words.
This isn't my first time in the saddle with these infections. The first time around, I used a very wonderful TCM practitioner, but we did herbs only, as my first trial of pharma abx was also my last - one long continual herx for 12 months. That literally nearly killed me, so I chose to "take my chances" with herbs at that point, as herbs were not "known" to be successfully used at that time (2009 - 2010). I did heal, and for 2 years I enjoyed unbelievable health and energy - and then ended up with Addison's (too much family stress), and then had a tick attach again. When I went back into treatment, my TCM doc had retired, and there's not a doctor near me that would take me, and LLMD's were all a minimum of 8 hours one way. Yeah, I'm not doing that! So, I set out on my own to just help myself - it wasn't really a choice I had, but a situation I had to deal with. Stay sick and get worse, or do what I could. Eventually, I started school again, to be a Clinical Herbalist, and I like to share what I know is all.
I do still have symptoms, but treatments keep me functional - and boy does that make me happy!! Most of my symptoms are fairly low level, compared to what I've been through too, although as others know, those symptoms like to ramp up if we aren't careful.
LOL!! I know what you mean!! I'm always teasing my Mom that she's the one inside that Energizer Bunny outfit!! She just keeps going and going..... But, because she's always had pretty good health, she really can't relate or understand what I have gone through, and made my childhood pretty rough as doctors weren't helping me, and she couldn't even relate to what I was going through.
More than any one thing, it's about
total support for my body in any area that it needs it - a well functioning body will be better able to fight off pathogens. Then, I go for symptom relief so I can be as functional as I can be on any given day.
From there, because I've been through a few rounds of herbal treatments (lol), I've now chosen to do more to support my immune system rather than going after specific bacteria, although I am treating mycoplasma right now because I've never been treated for that, and I do have those symptoms. I didn't really expect to survive to even see 50, so these years have been a 'bonus' for me and I intend on gathering as many years under my belt as I can!! As some may have guessed, I also still do a bunch of daily detoxing too.
It can be so hard to keep your patience as you deal with all there is to deal with - Life, these infections, family and other obligations. Find someone that you can talk to about
this, it really helps ease some of the frustration, especially if you can bounce ideas back and forth about
treatments and such.
Herb only treatment for Lyme & Bart ended 12/11 - no active symptoms for 2 yrs -Herb only treatment for Babesia ended 12/12www.healingwell.com/community/default.aspx?f=30&m=2977364
Had Lyme, Bart, Babs, RMSF, Ehrlichia, Myco, Anaplasmosis, EBV
New set of infections 8/2014 - still treating.
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