Tow steps forward, one step back...

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   Posted 1/27/2018 2:53 PM (GMT -6)   
Well, I started the year with a new approach. the idea was to get to a simple baseline of feeling ok, and have some energy. Once established, start addressing other issues gradually, (gut, thyroid, adrenals etc) I will explain:

Baseline: (duration, two weeks)

Take consistently (a problem for me), doxy, tinidazole, (vit D3+K2), Digest Gold with each meal. and probiotics 2xday.

my schedule is like this: abx, vitamins around 8 AM and 8PM. probiotics at noon and 11PM.

This worked ok, I was feeling OK and had energy to start mild workouts

Addition week3: (hypothyroid, Gut)

After two weeks of baseline, I added Armour back in, starting with a very low dose of 1/4 grain (15mcg)
I also added L-Glutamine which helps leaky gut and provides energy, helping my workouts

Occasional Magnesium. Magnesium helps with my sleep, however I tend to oversleep and wake groggy with it, I missed a work meeting due to this sad I really liked Magtech magnesium.

Addition week5:

After two more weeks, increased to 1/2 grain. keep in mind starting doses are 1 grain.

Everything is still stable energy wise, and mood wise however I developed Insomnia over the past week. I can't fall asleep before 3AM, fairly constantly.

I believe this is due to the very low dose Armour I am taking, and I think it will go away once the dose gets to about 1grain. I plan to continue the tritration up, I am not having hyper symptoms. my waking temps are 96.9 low.

Before adding any more to the mix, I just ordered my ZRT 4 level cortisol test, and a spectracell nutrient test to make sure everything is ok (or not) and justify adding small cortisol for adrenal support.

Why? looking back a few years ago a doctor gave me T3 for my thyroid. some say taking T3 on weak adrenals can crash them. I believe this happened to me and spent 2 years recovering from that set back.

After the test results, I plan to address other Adrenal basics such as vit C, Selenium and strengthen adrenal support.

This approach focuses on Gut, Adrenal, Thyroid while keeping lyme is basic check.

my belief here is that restoring the gut health, adrenal, and thyroid operation will all end up supporting immune system and my unwanted guests.

Thoughts? comments?

Ay Caramba!

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   Posted 1/27/2018 3:36 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey Caramba - that's essentially what I'm doing, only instead of Lyme treatments, I'm using immunomodulating herbs to help 'steady' me while healing my gut, adrenals, thyroid....and anything else I can. I'm about 8 months into this approach and see it working pretty well for me. My baseline isn't really high, but it's steady and improving slowly (as long as I don't push it too much at any one time).

I look forward to following your progress!!
Herb only treatment for Lyme & Bart ended 12/11 - no active symptoms for 2 yrs -Herb only treatment for Babesia ended 12/12
Had Lyme, Bart, Babs, RMSF, Ehrlichia, Myco, Anaplasmosis, EBV
New set of infections 8/2014 - still treating.
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   Posted 1/27/2018 9:40 PM (GMT -6)   
That's pretty much lyme for you. You take 2 steps forward and one step back. However that is much better than one step forward, two steps back.

It's what makes recovering from lyme difficult and lengthy. But with 2 steps forward, one step back you're still going in the right direction.

I actually had a conversation with a lymie friend today that expressed the same thing. I had to remind him, one step back doesn't mean you are regressing, as long as there's more steps forward.
Lyme (Igenex) - Positive IFA and WB bands 23, 31, 41
Ehrlichia (Igenex)
Mycoplasma (Labcorp) - Score: 595

ABX Treatment: 03/2016-04/2016; 7/2017-9/2017
Buhner Protocol for Lyme and Mycoplasma: May 2016 - Dec. 2016; 8/2017 - Present
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