I have a question based on the feedback re. the idea that if symptoms remain, it indicates there’s still active infection: if someone has had these infections for a long period, with significant damage, it’s surely inevitable that someone will have health impacts for a period after an infection is totally cleared, because the body takes time to repair, wouldn’t it? I appreciate that if symptoms are persistent and don’t resolve, it’s likely something is going on—but isn’t it best to have a window to see if these resolve before exposing the body to more treatments? There’s surely no way your body could just feel 100% immediately—wouldn’t it take a long time to heal (which would cause impacts)? I feel a tension between wanting to ensure the infections are under control and acknowledging that my body is totally SPENT after being so sick for so long, then undergoing the extreme rigours of intense, ongoing abx treatment.... I’m especially cautious about taking anything since learning of the MTHFR mutation and the detox / med sensitivity problems it causes.
From my understanding, damage to nerves and the brain can take a long time (months to years) to heal, but even healing those is still possible. IMO, the symptoms you have remaining do not indicate irreversible damage.
I totally understand the tension you feel and the wear and tear on your body. It would be good if you could discuss your concerns with your medical team and see if they would support you switching to herbal treatment and working on supporting your immune and detoxification systems.
P.S. - The guys keep talking about
d-limonene, and I'm going to try it. Should help with detoxing the liver. Since you have detox/sensitivity issues like me, I thought I'd mention it. Jarrow brand is the one astroman recommended, if you're interested.
Edited to add one more thing:There’s surely no way your body could just feel 100% immediately.
I don't know about
that. A while back someone posted about
one of the Lyme doctors who had a couple of patients who accidently overdosed on their antibiotics and were essentially "cured." Sounded like they had horrible herxes and then felt completely normal afterward. I'd have to go back and read it again, but that's the impression I'm remembering of it.
Wish I could accidentally OD on something that would cure me! I can't bring myself to take high enough doses of my herbs to do anything for fear of death by herxheimer (LOL).
Post Edited (WalkingbyFaith) : 3/6/2018 1:28:34 PM (GMT-7)