I just wanted to share a bit of my story and what has been really helping me so far in healing my Lyme.
It started for me last May 2017. I had very severe throat pain, I was extremely fatigued, had low energy and would get out of breath easily (gong up a flight of stairs tired me and I had ran a half marathon 5 months prior and was training for a triathlon!). Growing up I always had recurring strep throat so I went to the doctor, expecting it to be just another strep infection. I went through two rounds of penicillin and a round of clindamycin and it seemed to help at first but then made things a lot worse. Almost every doctor I saw told me it was either a virus, or in my emotions.
Over the summer my tonsils continued to be swollen and extremely painful. I had suicidal thoughts daily because of the pain, as well as regular trips to the emergency room to beg them to take my tonsils out but they wouldn’t move my surgery date booked in September. Needless to say, I started developing extreme anxiety and depression on top of the other issues. I had heart palpitations, and panick attacks as well as night sweats (at the time I thought my night sweats was just because of summer, but they continued into the fall and winter months).
My doctors blamed all of these issues on my tonsils, emotions and the extreme pain I was having. However, I didn’t accept this diagnosis and kept looking for answers. One thing I noticed was that my platelets were low and I had a high MPV all through the summer (which my doctor never even mentioned to me!). Given this was the only off result in my blood tests I started to look for more answers. We did more testing for blood cancers which came up at a dead end based on blood tests. I was specifically concerned about
lymphoma because I had been having lymph nodes swollen all over my body all summer but an ultrasound report said nothing to worry about
Given that after my tonsils were removed all my problems continued, my next mission was looking into Lyme disease since a lot of my symptoms fit, even though I don’t remember a tick bite. In fact, I actually pulled a tick off my friend while listening to shania Twain and chatting about
Lyme disease. I think this was a sign from angels, because after that moment I dug deeper into looking into Lyme. I previously had the Elisa test come back negative, but then found out that this test is often not reliable.
I sought out a naturopath In my region who specialized in Lyme and sent my blood to Igenex. Meanwhile, based on my symptoms, she gave me grapefruit seed extract by nutribiotics while we waited for the test results. When I started taking the nutribiotics I felt my yeast issues worsen (another issue I was battling all summer... I had a throat fungal infection and Brian fog as well as yeast infections).I stopped taking the grapefruit seed extract and then everything got worse. I started having shooting pains, back pain, and my forehead started to have tingling sensations. I thought hmmm.. this must be doing something. So I started on them slower and worked my dose up. I think at this point I knew it was Lyme, and the test results confirmed it.
I then started digging into a bunch of research and did a ton of reading...and continue to do a lot. I love research! Anyway, I first started on Bhuners protocol in December which seemed to help a bit for. A while but then I started getting extreme heart pain. The heart pain was soooo bad I went through a plethora of more tests and everything, surprise surprise, came back negative again. My anxiety heightened because I read so MAny scary stories about
Lyme and heart issues.
Fast forward to where I am today.. I am doing a lot better! I am definitely making slow progress. But I would have to say that the medical medium books is what have actually helped me the most. After reading them, everything started to make sense to me.
In his books, Anthony Williams explains how Lyme is not actually caused by Borrelia, but rather the EBV. At first I was sceptical because he doesn’t have any medical credentials and gets his information from a spirit. But the more I thought about
my past and his explanations through the book, the more and more things aligned. He mentions that EBV causes thyroid issues, cytysis, UTIs, and that strep is the number one co-factor (he also says strep causes utis). He also mentions that EBV can be triggered into its final stage (Lyme disease) from hormonal changes, stress, among many other reasons (he does list a tick bite as well, but because of the initial infection from the bite).
I started to think more about
my past. I had recurring utis and strep since I was in highschool. I did test positive for EBV antibodies and all the doctors I saw when I first started having issues thought it was Mono. Even more, I started going downhill after I took 3 different birth control pills in the span of a months time (I was trying to find one that worked for me). Every time I tried a birth control pill in the past my hair started to fall out on an extreme level and I would have cytisis issues. I thought hmm.. this lines up exactly with what Anthony says in his books! No wonder I never really found a birth control pill that worked for me,.. apparently EBV feeds off of hormones!!! And antibiotics... which also made sense why I got so much worse after taking them.
I started reading more on Internet forums and have found in mono forums a lot of people complain about
the same issues we have with Lyme. One post I read explained Bartonella symptoms perfectly (started with mono than months later had extreme headaches, shin pain, foot sole pain). There seemed to be proof of what Anthony explains in his books in my life, as well as in forums on the internet. Moreover, people who were following his advice have success stories all over the internet. I even discovered that cats claw is one of the supplements he recommends for EBV... which could explain why Bhurner protocol does have so much success!
I started on his protocol right away.i noticed small differences... but it wasn’t until I started adding lysine that things started to improve. In fact, I happened to stumble upon a supplement for mono that was given to me last summer and I thought I would try it out to see if it helped out. And boy am I ever glad that I did!
It’s called super immune by quantum health. You can get it for $15 on iherb. It has lysine, olive leaf, and astragalus. I have even read posts on this forum about
olive leaf helping people with Lyme. I have been taking this for about
two weeks now (3 caps 3 x daily) and have notice some great improvements in my heart pain and headaches, and just overal sense of being.I will continue to update and share my progress with it. I’m not nearly healed but I definitely think that the grape fruit seed extract (which also kills viruses), the super immune, and Anthony William have all played a MAJOR role in the amazing progress I have made so far. I do take quite a few other supplements (vitamin c, cats claw, andrographis, jap knotweed, monolaurin, essiac tea, etc.), but it’s definitley the GSE and super immune that has helped the most.
I really hope this story helps anyone who is willing to read through it all!
Post Edited (Brinb) : 2/4/2018 1:05:03 PM (GMT-7)