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Spring was an upswing because I was finally free of SIBO symptoms after 2+ years and "I refuse to keep track of how many" rounds of treatment. (mostly herbal). So fun! I started to eat... raw cabbage again (coleslaw). I was able to work... maybe 30 hours/week (and that is a healthy metric?!)...
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I try not to notice the exact date, but this week it's been 2 years since The Big Crash. On the upside: - I can work 10-20 ish hours/week - Sometimes I can walk - Sometimes I can do yoga or very gentle strength training - I can do household chores many days - I can drive myself on local...
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We had a *biggest in decades* snow Event (unusual in the NW) over the last 2 weeks. (Yes I've lived in places where snow is not all by itself cause for complete & utter panic. Western WA is not one of them.) I thought we would lose power so did all the Prep things- shopped, cooked, cleaned...
I got to have a bodywork session the other day with... well, she's basically a Magician. She listens to my organs and tells me what they tell her. My duodenum was all inflamed and there was something wrong with the pancreatic duct. Her theory is that the duodenum was not getting enough...
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Tomorrow is last day for oregano. All of this is giving me MAD RESPECT for plants. :tulip::globe: Taking it for SIBO (round...5? 6? of treatment) but I suspect it is treating Lyme too. Started slowly and took 2 weeks to increase to 6 caps/day. It has been kicking me to the CURB. :zippit...
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So I'm now taking 1 1/4 capsules of Megaspore. I have to inch up in 1/4 cap amounts and still it knocks me out the next day. The other night, after going back up to 1 1/4 after a few days at 1 capsule, I woke up at 3 am with lymph nodes so painful I couldn't lie on my sides. Only under my arms...
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Wow. So I finally got the DUTCH hormone test back which resulted in Progesterone increase Testosterone increase DHEA increase And I feel a lot better- more energy, more clarity. All of a sudden I can work longer, more easily- More easily prepare food- and I'm even starting a core strength...
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Event: Son's college graduation Directions: Arrive early for best parking and seating. No tickets, no reserved seats. So, because I'm so smart (read: brain damaged) I decided to go 2 hours early with elderly mother in law, who is much healthier than I am. Arrive. Nobody there. Except loud...
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I can't even type that word. What I'm bailing from. Let's just say "e-diet." Increasing nausea and stomach pain, and a bout of vomiting.... I couldn't take it anymore. Quit after day 8. Something is wrong. This isn't just die-off. My new theory (mine and Dr. Internet's) is that there's some...
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I'm at the point where I'd rather fast. The nausea from the sick sweet powder and oil... diarrhea from the oil... sugar coma headache. Originally I was aiming for 30 days. I've already mentally adjusted to 3 weeks but even that seems impossible today. One of my friends told me it's like...
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1. Don't buy the full amount of powder that you *think* you will need all at once. I followed the directions on the Integrative Therapeutics website and ordered a whopping TEN pouches. Non-returnable of course. I was committed! I was going to STICK. It. OUT!. Turns out I'm downing way less than...
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Downing 1 tsp oil (alternating MCT & olive oil) per scoop of powder. Much better blood sugar regulation. We (person in my household who knows how to convert grams to calories and whatnot) sat down & figured out I can go up to 2 tsp oil/scoop to get the fat to something like 40% of total...
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Can't tolerate the high sugar content. I tried 3 scoops at once last night- big mistake even though I drank slowly over an hour as recommended. This morning trying 1 scoop slowly. Not quite as vomitous but still raging sugar headache. This stuff is supposed to be nutritious?! Here I have...
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So quick recap: 1. College year in beautiful country with rudimentary infrastructure, ate around, caught every gastro bug there was. We took antibiotics like they were aspirin. Kids! :woot: 2. 25 years later! Eating very little processed food, mostly grains beans & veg, kraut etc 3. Total...
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SIBO round 1: herbal protocol for 1 month. Bacterial load doubled, laughing all the way. SIBO round 2 Rifaximin / vancomycin Highly effective - went from a methane level of 150 to something like 17 (ppm or whatever the units are) SIBO round 3- repeat antibiotics- will see results after...
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Beginning to peek out from under the extreme fog and sleepiness of last 2 months. Started artemisin protocol early December. It was merely DISGUSTING for the first couple weeks and then... I slept for 2 weeks straight. Wake up, eat a bit, back to bed. Brain fog, inflammation, everything sore...
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After roughly 2 1/2 months of increasing work hours and stamina and endurance... Yes people on PR know how this story ends... Spent the last week sleeping all day and night. Surprise! I am not complaining - I don't feel badly actually- just zero energy-- it feels like some kind of healing is...
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The flare has calmed down and I have a LOT more energy, which is :balloons::balloons::balloons:very exciting :balloons::balloons::balloons: I have even had a couple times when I could not stop dancing in the kitchen (yes this is after 9 months of being nearly couch/ house bound)...
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Was doing so well and then - - slam into Wall of Flare This time it feels very clearly inflammatory- full body Day 3 of full on sleeping/ crash I spend any energy reading up on low histamine diets Although it is quite beyond me how to combine low-histamine eating with SIBO preventative...
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As per Dr. Kaufman "active chronic Lyme" + MCAS + SIBO... Bartonella is possible also. A mere 9 months after big crash/ acute episode that I am still trying to recover from I am so grateful to Phoenix Rising and that I found this site early on. If I were waiting for the local medical...
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