I used to be very into the diagnosis game. Antibodies, infections, test results. At the end of the day, it's all the same thing. Your symptoms of neuropathy, itchy eyes, dry mouth, fatigue, weakness, are all autonomic in nature. Your nervous system is screwed up. Maybe lyme did it, maybe not. But I've come to realize the nervous system begins to degenerate, due to one stressor too many. For me it was probably my surgery, maybe lyme, too, stressful lifestyle. As the ANS breaks down, it starts to drive the inflammation in a vicious loop. I think the nervous system, rather than being innocent collateral damage, actually controls the immune system in a lot of ways, and I don't say that lightly. This is something I've looked at and though about
a lot, and I can't come to any other conclusion. When this happens, the body begins to react to everything. Foods, emotions, old injuries, irritants, residual infections like candida that may not have bothered you before, lyme.
I guess I'm not sure what another IgeneX test does for you? What will you do differently? Youve tried the herbs. You've tried abx. A lot of them you can't tolerate, especially with kidney issues. Mary will offer you a diet and lifestyle changes that will remove a huge source of inflammation and ANS stress. And heal a lot of your gut issues, candida especially. Maybe then the immune system corrects and rids itself of the infection. Maybe not, but you'll be in a better place to treat at that point and will probably be able to tolerate more treatments. Just seems like a logical place to start for me. Garzie has suggested the same thing, ketosis/diet. I believe someone else chimed in saying the same thing too.
I'm not healed completely by any stretch of the imagination. The neuropathy is a lot
better. Mary got rid of the inflammation, but I was still having buzzing sensations, and I have damaged nerves from 3y of this. And I did develop muscle pain/FM a while ago that I understand is part of the neuropathy and is still being resistant. To me this all indicated my ANS was screwed up, and she agreed. She has ways to handle that, but I felt Spero would be quicker. So I'm here. Still doing her diet though, and it's done wonders, couldnt do it without it. I believe my gut will be fully healed at some point soon. My immune system is in a much better place. I'll probably be able to tolerate herbs and abx at some point if I keep this up, should I ever want to go down that route. I know that its easy to be optimistic when you're making improvements. I'm very cognizant of the fact that I may never get to where I want to be, or that I could make one mistake and start to regress and be back on this board, hat in hand, looking for advice. But I can't worry about
that, its out of my control, have to stay positive, and I hope that if that happens I'll be smart enough to circle the wagons, and go back to the basics like I'm doing now.
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