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Greetings and welcome to my Lyme disease blog, a comfy cozy (and sometimes crazy!) place for cutting-edge information, encouragement and insight into the fastest-growing epidemic disease in the United States. In this blog you will find everything from bug-killing strategies to immune system and hormone help, as well as lifestyle and spiritual suggestions for healing from chronic illness involving Lyme disease. The information contained within this blog is based upon my own healing journey and what I have learned over the past eight years as I have been diligently digging and researching my way back to a better state of health. May you find it to be a source of hope, inspiration and wisdom in your own journey towards wellness.
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Wednesday, February 03, 2010
Who knows why this is? I suspect that some of us are more infected with Babesia or Babesia-like organisms than others, and carry multiple strains of the infection(s). For instance, I have learned through muscle testing that my body harbors at least half a dozen strains of the organism.
Fortunately, I have an LLMD in Denver who uses muscle testing to discern what my body needs at any given moment in time to treat these pernicious infections. I get tested on a monthly basis to determine whether my current regimen is working, and what "next" thing my body needs in order to effectively keep fighting the infections.
This is a huge advantage, since some doctors prescribe medication based upon commonly accepted protocols or what seems best, based on a person's symptoms. Muscle testing allows practitioners to go one step further and tailor the protocol to the person's specific biochemistry and needs. Because we aren't all alike, and when it comes to the treatment of Babesia, for example, some people respond to Artemisia, while others don't. You can save a lot of time and hassle if you know at the outset whether a particular remedy is going to work for you, or if it's going to overload or compromise your body's healing process!
Over the past month I have been taking 2 tsp of Mepron daily, along with 500 mg of zithromax and Noni, to treat my Babesia. Yesterday, my doctor muscle tested me and apparently, my body is now ready for something stronger to whack the bugs. Since my insurance won't pay for higher doses of Mepron, we added Bactrim to the regimen, and soon, I will also be taking Larium (yes, that anti-malarial drug that is rumored to make people psychotic-figuratively speaking, of course!). Yikes. Kinda scary, but if muscle testing revealed that my body can handle it, well, then...I gotta go for it, I guess!
Finally, a friend in Germany is sending me homeopathic nosodes for four different Babesia strains, which he obtained from a pharmacy in Belgium. I plan to use these with the Bionic at some point during my treatment with the medications-or perhaps afterward, if necessary.
Using the Bionic 880 machine, along with nosodes, to treat Babesia may be a viable, safer (and perhaps more effective!) alternative to taking multiple medications. I will share my experience with these down the road. I have found that doing treatments for babesia using my own blood as a nosode, along with the Bionic, has been insufficient for treating this blood-borne pathogen. At the same time, I know of someone in the Lyme disease community who claims that the machine got rid of her Babesia, when Mepron wouldn't. We all respond to different things!
I'm not looking forward to the next few months, but I was encouraged when my doctor said, "You may not believe it, but you're going to get better, Connie."
Actually, I do believe it. More and more these days, and despite the symptom hell that I am once again enduring. I don't regret not having started antibiotics four and half years ago when I was first diagnosed with Lyme, because I know that constitutionally, I wouldn't have been strong enough at the time to handle the strong die-off reactions that they produce. I know, because I took six weeks of antibiotics at the outset of my healing journey, and thought I was going to die. Herbs, electromedicine, and other strategies have brought me to a place where I now believe that I can tolerate the medications.
And maybe God will spare me my liver and my sanity and grant me a miracle before I'm done with all this. My hope is still in Him and in His ability to heal me. If He uses the meds to do it, then great! And if He has another way, well, even better.
I encourage any doctor or Lyme sufferer that reads this, to consider muscle testing as a viable means for discerning the presence of infections in the body, and what corresponding treatments are most appropriate for treating those. Why? Well, my doctor in Denver claims that most of his patients get better in less than a year, and I believe that his ability to determine with precision, via muscle testing, the remedies that his patients need may be part of the reason for that.
Or perhaps he's just being blessed in his work because he's humble, kind and doesn't charge an arm and a leg for his services!
I admit, I'm skeptical that anyone can heal from chronic Lyme in less than a year, because I haven't met anyone who has, but I'll be pleasantly surprised if I discover this to be true. It will solidify my faith in the practice of muscle testing, and in the ability of God to work in ways that are beyond our understanding. After all, who knows if He doesn't bless the work of the humble?