Aug 232014
 

As I was recently pondering “do I really need to take my seizure medication. Surely I am better now.” As it turns out I am not better and once again another seizure from forgotten medication. Fortunately I made it to church safely with my children and my wife noticed me acting weird just before the seizure. Stemming to my early days she asked me a simple addition question and I think I immediately seized. Because she was next to me she able to “gently” lay me on the floor. Unfortunately like always I bit my tongue, and I think this was the worst time ever and I am still in the midst of recovering a week out. At least I was around good friends that helped me get back to the house. Eriksgirl says I respond well to her stern tone at this point when I do not no who she is nor who I am and I guess they were able to boss me to the car. The seizure took a huge mental toll on me and I forgot common items (passwords) that I had to work to dig them back up. Regardless, I simply returned back to my medicine and “get” the privilege of taking 6 months off from driving with Eriksgirl as my valet.

I realized writing about this seizure that I never wrote about the last seizure. The previous one was the worst for everybody else, for me they are all the same I do not remember anything but I bite my tongue and I suffer a loss of time. This time though, once again caused by missed medication, I seized while I was driving with the entire family in the van. Fortunately I curled up and Eriksgirl gently drove the van off the road. From this point on I do not drive if Eriksgirl is in the car. This was also the seizure that got dosage upped so I could withstand more missed doses before seizing because I only missed 2 before seizing this time.

With the last seizure it is fully my fault but I had grown complaisant and moved away from the pill box. I am now back on the pill box where Eriksgirl can second verify, if she likes, that I have taken them. On the plus side at the end of the 6m Eriksgirl should be a better driver from all the driving suggestions I’ll offer along the way. ;-)

Aug 132014
 

The Rife machines do come with books that explain which frequency to use for different infections.  My Chiropractor charges a minimal fee for the use of his machine.  He, or is assistant, programs in the frequency # based on what we are focusing on.  We have used in for LYME, all of the co-infections, candida, and even cold symptoms.  It works, to bring the bug load down.  But is not a one time fix.  That is the frustrating part.  You have to go multiple times.  As we know, LYME spirochettes travel and hide.  I wish I could say I am done, but, I will be going this Friday for another treatment.   I hope to spread treatments out to twice monthly soon.  The costs add up and it does take time.  I am still trying to decide if I should save money and have a rife frequency machine  in my home.  But, they run around $3,000 to $4,000.  I can’t do that right now,

Aug 062014
 

As I posted before, I was diagnosed with Lyme late 2013.  I believe I have had LYME for over 20 years and know that it will be difficult to be completely LYME free.  I am convinced that I must build and protect my immune system.  I believe that treatments should include both conventional and alternative.  I began aggressive treatment December 30, 2013.    I took heavy antibiotics and anti-malaria medications through April of 2013.  At that time, I retested for LYME with the I-spot test.   The test showed that all of the heavy medications were doing their job and the LYME Spot count was 75% lower.  It was at that time that I decided to move away from Antibiotics and heavy medications.  They had brought me so far, but in the process had caused candida and gut issues.  I read Bryan Rosner’s book  “The Top Ten Treatments for LYME” and began to read up on RIFE frequency treatments.

I am lucky to have a alternative Chiropractor in my town of Littleton Colorado, who has had great results with RIFE for LYME and other bacterial infections.   He is able to do dermal scans to get an idea of bug load and location.  I then sit at his office for a fee and use the Rife frequency treatments.   I generally sit for 30-60 minutes each week.  I am now just taking Grapefruit seed extract Probiotics Krill , magnesium Vitamin B, CoQ10 and alpha lopic acid.  I take Kavinase for anxiety when I need it.  I also began drinking LIMU which is a interesting sea food product with Focoidan.

I have not purchased one, but may consider someday.  The machine he uses is called Wellness Pro  and run about $3800. I can’t afford to lay out that much money at one time.

I absolutely have seen improvement.  Last week, I felt as though I was catching a cold and I went into the office and used the rife machine for 30 minutes. Then sat in a Infrared Sauna to detox.   I felt better that afternoon.  I continue to have more consistent good days.

It is a marathon, not a sprint.  But, I take each take and try to enjoy especially when I feel good, which is more frequent now!

Praise GOD!

 

Jul 192014
 

A city girl from Denver learns the source of her chronic suffering…
and discovers that Lyme disease can strike anywhere

By Linda Warner, guest blogger

Let me start by saying that I am an overcomer of many things. I grew up in a very abusive alcoholic home, where my parents struggled to put food on the table. I left my home at 16 to enter an abusive relationship with my daughter’s father. I stayed in the relationship far too long, but knew it was not what God’s plan was for me. I put myself through school, even going on to get an MBA. I ended that relationship. But nothing has been more draining to overcome the Diagnosis of LYME. I know that God has given me the strength and the tools to overcome anything.

I am not sure when I got bitten by a tick. I experienced no bulls eye rash. What I did experience, seemingly from out of the blue, was bone-deep achiness and endless fatigue and anxiety. Psychiatrists diagnosed me with everything from PTSD to BiPolar. As a single parent, marathoner and hard driving, middle-aged sales rep for a major global pharmaceutical company, I told myself this was normal. After all, my work had me in and out of doctors’ waiting rooms all day long — of course I would be prone to picking up whatever the patients were bringing in. Plus, wasn’t this what all “women of a certain age” go through? One fall day in 1989, driving to a sales call, I literally fell asleep at the wheel. I awoke after colliding with a tow truck. While the truck driver was fine, I suffered a back injury and my body ached worse than ever.

The accident really scared me and served as a virtual “wake up” call to get help. Surrounded by doctors at my job, I had easy access to a wealth of professional advice and diagnoses. And everybody pretty much said the same thing: It was all stress and anxiety. Continue reading »

Jan 282014
 

Tecfidera

and it’s not Tilex!

I finally got around to reading about Tecfidera; Biogen’s newest drug to combat lesions in MS. The chemical they are using, dimethyl fumarate (DMF), is not a new one; they are just repackaging it. What I also found interesting is that the EU banned DMF for health reasons. That would concern me that the “active ingredient” was banned for health reasons. I guess that aside the reductions in relapses are pretty good though much like I said with Tysabri so would it be with arsenic.

I guess I do not understand why a researcher would look at this chemical, DMF, and think treatment for MS. It almost feels like this is the throwing darts at a wall and see what sticks. Who would have thought that your next MS drug came from your household cleaner. Furthermore, it appears that Biogen is only wrapping it in a fancy tablet for the nice price of about $55,000 (and yes I know about their $10 program that I am sure I would not qualify).

Also, I looked at the MSDS for DMF and the risks are pretty much identical to Tecfidera. The big difference is that Tecfidera has even more risks. Of course the usual of risk of infection and cancer but there are additional pregnancy risks too. I like how the drug is in Pregnancy Category C which is all ill effects have been seen in animals; of course because it has been recently released. It is ripe to be a Pregnancy Category X and lucky for you Biogen has a Pregnancy Registry with an 800 number setup to report problems during pregnancy.

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Jan 212014
 

I guess we will have to see where this goes. I have certainly mentioned the idea of bacteria responsible for MS in the past on the blog. Of that there has not been anything else I have heard about an L-form bacteria and MS.

The article discusses a different way that a particular bacteria, Clostridium (C.) perfringens type B, could be causing problems and that is with its toxin. What I found most interesting is that it lives in your intestines and the researchers hope to find a probiotic for treatment.

Do not get too excited. This has all the markers of “too good to be true.” Maybe you can have your doctor write you a prescription for an antibiotic just to be sure. :-)

Jan 162014
 

Apparently a recurring theme here. As my personal diet leaves a lot to be desired, health wise :-), maybe I should try one of these out. This one comes via my mother-in-law’s doctor who inadvertently brought this diet up again (Wow, two years!). The doctor she works for is ex-OB/GYN and has turned into a functional medicine doctor (I had to look up what that was). On a funny note my mother-in-law’s son now thinks she is working for a witch.

She recommends Dr. Terry Wahls for the treatment of MS, also a functional medicine doctor. Briefly looking at her website she made a remarkable recovery from her wheelchair and secondary progressive MS. She now has her own protocol for curing/treating multiple sclerosis which is the Wahls Protocol. Reading about the Wahls Protocol it appears to mostly be the Paleo Diet. On a positive note you can try out the plan and see if it works for you.

As I said in the previous post on this: Tis the season to go on a diet. Good luck

Jan 112014
 

-SchlitzBest news ever! ;-)

Well maybe not that good, but they are reporting that it does help prevent. I guess good news to all of your friends who just celebrated with a new year party. If you look at the data it is not that impressive, but it’s alcohol so it’s making big news. I think they should qualify for an Ignoble award.  Enjoy your beer in the new year.  Congratulations!

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Sep 302013
 

Pregnancy_test_resultThis is my backup plan to my willpower failing. As a man I know it has always been a personal dream to turn a pregnancy test positive and now I could get my chance. In my experience pregnant women do not lose weight but I visit a quack and he sells it as a diet. The unbelievable plan on how you too can lose weight being pregnant or just pass a pregnancy test: Continue reading »

Sep 232013
 

Not quite that exiting. :-)

For a while I have blamed the majority of my problems on my diet. My diet is a lot of bad habits but getting the desire and persistence to change is hard. Eriksgirl decided to sign up for Slim 4 Life to lose a few pounds, her friends have had very good results. I went with her to join the program. I could certainly stand to lose a few pounds but the goal was to establish better habits. We set up a meeting to get signed up and all was going well. The problem came when they were going over the paperwork and I had a medical condition that failed me from their diet, and I still do not understand. Continue reading »