Monday, April 19, 2010

Lyme Disease Coinfections Anxiety & Panic Attacks - Oh My!!!

During my stay in Lymeville and my constant attempted journey out of Lymeville I have had varying degrees of anxiety at times from almost 5 months straight of horrific non stop panic attacks and living hell where I was afraid to leave my home and wanted to jump out of my skin and run down the block to just a slight uneasy feeling.

Before I found a bulls eye rash on my leg many moons ago I never had any major anxiety to speak of. Thanks to ticks and bioweapons that has all changed. Anyone who has Lyme disease co-infections and major neuro symptoms with anxiety and panic attacks knows unfortunately just the kind of horrendous anxiety I am talking about.

I was asked by other people dealing with Lyme disease what supplements have helped me deal with anxiety. To be honest with you at times in the past nothing I tried helped me. Perhaps because my body was so depleted at the time or my neuro symptoms so severe that there was no quick fix or if there was I did not know at the time what would help. I might have been too acidic at the time and did not know it. I was still undiagnosed with Lyme and cos when my anxiety first developed.

Some supplements at different times have helped me so I will list them in the hopes they can help others.

Stress X by Biogenesis

It comes in a blue plastic bottle. Another company makes something with the same name yet their product is different so look for the blue plastic bottle when purchasing. You can find it online. Taking one or two of these capsules sometimes works amazing well to just nip the feeling of anxiety in the bud. You can take it during the day and it won’t knock you out or make you feel sleepy yet two caps at night will help me sleep better often and if I have a cold sometimes I will wake up without the cold symptoms after taking 2 caps. This is the product that I first grab for when feeling the return of anxious feelings.

Ele-Max by Integrative Therapies, Inc. 

I was given this supplement by an amazing homeopath/MD. I feel this supplement can and does sometimes improve anxiety and depression. It helps me with improving brain chemistry. It may not work for you over night yet if taken every morning it may help you to improve your brain chemistry in the long run. A good supplement to discuss with your health care practitioner.

I also take various cell salts (mild homeopathic minerals that melt under the tongue in a 6x dosage). You can google biochemic cell salts and read more information about them. There are 12 different types of cells salts in all. Sometimes mag phos helps me with anxiety at other times ferrum phos and sometimes kali phos depending on what mineral my body is low on. Hylands sells a combo of all the soothing cells salts that end in the word phos together in a product called Nerve Tonic. You can also find the same combo of cell salts by Hylands under the name Biochemic Phosphates. I take six tabs of the Nerve Tonic at one time

There is a very good and easy to follow book on cell salts called Natures 12 Magic Healers. This book at times has been my life saver. I have had the same dog eared book for years. I refer to it often and it is like my health bible. My copy is heavily highlighted with many notes scribbled in the back. Weeks ago a fellow Lyme sufferer asked to borrow my copy along with some other books like Healing Lyme. So far have he has refused to return them. You might say he is on a bit of an obnoxious control trip which can’t be good for anyone’s healing. Talk about bad karma it is like stealing a medicine bag from a medicine woman so hey there Mr. Potato Head just keep hanging on to my cell salt book and see what that does for you. As Dr. Phil would say “How is that working out for you?” Of course being a Malibu-ddhist does not make one enlightened over night and Mr. Potato Head grew up in the land of confusion and seems to enjoy parking his arse in that state. Annoying - yep a little!

You might also try experimenting with Rescue Remedy by Bach or other flower essences and see what works for you.

Some people have reported good results by using Kava Kava.

If die off might be causing your anxiety. It can make your pH too acidic which in turn can cause anxiety. Adding six boxes of baking soda to a bath is said to be very helpful or taking a teaspoon of baking soda in a glass of water to alkalize or taking Alka-Seltzer Gold will do the same thing. Drinking lemon water is said to help with pH balance and a herx as well.

Binders might be helpful as well to try to bind the toxins from the die off out of your body which in turn might lesson your anxiety if it is due to the die off or being too acid rather than alkaline . 

Charcoal or green clay are just two of the different binders that might be helpful. You can ask your health care practitioner the best way to take binders and which ones to take for your body and situation. Always take binders at least 2 to 4 hours away from other meds or supplements.

I would love to hear from other people with Lyme & Cos what works for their anxiety.

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Monday, April 12, 2010

Lost In The Ozone Again.

It has been a long time since I last blogged. Basically I felt much better after treating with the Bionic 880 in Germany. I came home looking much better or at least that is what people were telling me and then I crashed ten days after arriving home. I did not purchase a Bionic 880 in Germany because I did not have an extra $8,000 to spare. I did like the treatment and protocol in Germany yet it seems that some of the other people who were staying in the guest house when I was in Dobel treating crashed when they arrived home as well. I do not think the Bionic 880 treatment in Germany is a cure for Lyme disease. It is more of a stepping stone to assist one in getting better than a "cure". I did find it helpful and even my Tibetan MD thinks the treatment did knock down my Lyme disease load somewhat.

I thought when I arrived home I could use my chiropractors Bionic 880 to treat with but that turned out to be not as easy as I thought it would be. His office is almost 2 hours away and I did try driving there for awhile to use his Bionic 880 once a month but the treatment did not seem to be as good for some reason as the one in Germany. Maybe because the MD in Germany has "live" nosodes and does detox IVs and ozone IVs afterwards? I never did get a chance when I returned to the USA to treat with my own blood or salvia in a nosode and still would like to do that sometime. When I have some extra money at some point I would like to return to Germany for more treatment if I am not feeling much better by then. Currently I am still dealing with fatigue and lack of stamina. Perhaps at some point I will purchase a PE1 which is said to be like a Bionic 880. The price of the PE1 is much more affordable than the Bionic 880.

I also did 4 ozone IVs this last Feb. along with some detox IV's containing magnesium, bicarbonate of soda and some homeopathics in an attempt to try and duplicate the detox IVs I had received in Germany. The way my ND did the ozone IVs here was different than the doctor did in Germany and I feel the German ozone IVs were more effective.

I do not know for certain why I crashed after returning from Germany. I suspect it could be due to mold in my rental or because I have not treated KPU/HPU yet or perhaps due to the fact that when you leave Germany the MD tells you you still have Lyme disease and co-infections in your body that he has managed to change the frequency of the Lyme disease so it won't bother you and perhaps some cos but if you become stressed the diseases will return. Maybe my disease loads were not knocked down enough and so their levels climbed back up? I felt good on the flight home but a long flight can be stressful and the oxygen levels on flights are not the best. Maybe I crashed on my return for all the the above reasons and perhaps some hidden ones.

Right now I am working with a practitioner who sends me remote frequencies from a biofeedback machine the same way one would from a Rife machine. She utilizes my DNA to do so. She believes the diseases returned because they were not knocked out all the way down to zero. She currently thinks my Babesia is gone. Lets hope so. It is hard for me to actually measure if it is really gone. Hearing it is gone does sound good. Two years of malaria meds did not seem to put a dent in it and it was still active even after my treatment in Germany according to the MD there.

I plan to work on the mold in my home next. My practitioner has had success lately helping other people rid their homes of mold with the use of frequencies after they gave her a mold sample to work with. I am in the process of getting a mold sample to her along with photos she needs of the outside of my apartment. When she did my DNA testing when I first started working with her my environmental mold levels came up as being even more of a issue for my body than even Lyme disease.

I believe as Dr. Klinghardt does that environmental mold is often a big issue for Lyme patients. I have also noticed humans for some reason can't face the fact they have mold issues in their home and often go into denial over mold issues. I have done that myself and find mold hard to deal with. I know I have mold in my rental and have dark and multi colored mold growing on a petri dish right now. Trying to find a mold free well maintained rental in Northern California where there has been no prior water damage is not always easy. Most homes have had some sort of water damage or leak at some point and most rentals in my area are not very new or kept up well. For now I think I will work with the rental I have.