Tomorrow, tomorrow we embark on a new treatment path for my Lyme. Rife treatment is a type of laser treatment. It's widely used alongside other treatments in Americaand thanks to recommendations I have landed an appointment to have a go at this treatment method in Hull. I am very nervous but hopeful. As you all know I am open to trying anything.
My symptoms are just awful. Crawling feeling under my skin, migraines, nausea, food and some material intolerances, joint pain, burning sensations, tension in my head, spine pain, muscle weakness, insomnia, stomach cramps, digestion issues, re-occurring sore throat, low blood pressure, low body temperature, blurred vision, memory loss, lack of concentration, itching, rashes, flu like symptoms, bad circulation, fatigue, depression, anxiety, black stops in my eyes.
They are horrible.
My liver has also been giving me extra pain this week, with new detox tablets causing my liver to wake up and begin flushing out the excess toxins has left me truly fatigued this week and the smallest of outings and activities have zapped me even quicker than normal.
I know after treatment I may feel worse but I know that this is because of the bacteria and immune system both waking up and going into battle. I have to understand and accept this. Seeing the heighten pain as a positive not a negative. I am pleased we will be staying over as two 3 hour journeys in one day would have been way to much. We hit the road early in the morning, ensuring I quick check in phone call with my professor on route, before arriving for an hour and a half's consultation, the treatment and then meeting fellow Lymie's having this treatment. It will be a busy, overwhelming day but feel I will get a lot from it.
I hope to blog my experience but with not knowing how I am going to feel I will blog when I can.
Roll on the next treatment chapter.
Feeling sluggish and rubbish when you have woken up? Get boosting up on bananas the more the better - they will help settle your stomach, boosting digestion, they are a mood enhancer, they will give you the energy you need and keep you full. Buy my book for banana receipe ideas.
Wake up every morning and ATLEAST have one glass of lemon water before doing anything else! Ideally try to drink a litre of water. The lemon wakes up your digestive system ready for the day and has great cleansing properties.
Check your dairy and meat intake - dairy can sit in your system for up to seven days unable to digest properly. Meaning other foods also get neglected and nurtients aren't absorbed properly and you feel extremely bloated. Go and smell your food bin, your stomach will be in that state. Rotting foods in your belly - hmm nice.
DO NOT FEAR CARBS - THEY ARE NOT THE ENEMY! CARB UP!!
Bananas, Rice, Potatoes, Leafy Greens, Corn, Beans, Lentils etc PACK THEM IN GO MAD.
NEVER COUNT CALORIES - NEVER RESTRICT!! These restriction 'starvation' diets who tell you to only eat 500 calories a day then have a treat day - where you binge out and eat WAY too much, is simply messing up your metabolism and on your binge days yours body stores all the fat meaning you gain weight because it knows it is going to go back into starvation mode and needs to hold onto every little thing it can. HELLO WEIGHT GAIN.
Life is too short not to live it to the full, making yourself happy.