I also incorporated (mostly out of necessity) the perspective that I needed to focus on inexpensive therapies before moving on to more expensive therapies. I think this is similar to Maxine's current view point when she mentions "In the last few months I have been focused on trying to find inexpensive ways to try to help my health."
Yes, my current view point is to go for things that are inexpensive (mostly out of necessity here too). My last huge expense were the trips I made to see Dr. Lerner. I am glad that I went since he confirmed what I expected - that I fit into the definition of his patients who have reactivating viral infections in the heart tissue. At this time I have chosen not to pursue his recommendations of taking a combination of valcyte and valtrex (for several reasons).
So here I sit, doing an inexpensive (but highly effective) clay footbath, holding oil in my mouth (oil pulling technique), to be followed by holding a clay solution in my mouth.
I have read some about your good experiences with the clay footbaths. I have been looking at them at the Ancient Minerals site and they look more complicated than I would have thought. Can't remember where you order yours from, but I know it wasn't from the A.M. Could you post that again please? What made you decide to choose that brand?
I was recently able to start doing affordable regular FIR saunas after discovering a local health spa that has one available ($40/month). I'm doing some fairly inexpensive methylation supplements, and have learned how to do coffee enemas (CEs) when any detox situation gets too intense. (I'm not into intense detoxification regimes).
Your post has me looking around for health spas that might offer that here. But I am concerned now about what Mark said. I can understand why you are not into intense detox regimes, they scare me - especially if I think mercury is involved.
I've been doing some of these things for varying periods of time (years), but I feel that every day, I'm getting a "smidgen" more toxic stuff out of my body. My perspective is the same as yours, in that I will suddenly arrive at a point where I will get "over the hump". You might describe this as a time when we are 90% detoxified. I think once this happens, my immune system should come back on line and hopefully be able to better address all kinds of opportunistic pathogens, including XMRV (if I have it).
Congrats on getting more toxic stuff out of your body. I love your stated "dream" and hope that we all get to that point too. Will you consider being tested for XMRV?
I anticipate looking at various types of low-cost immune enhancement therapies, similar to the way I focus on detoxification. There's a great thread on this board where many wrote in with suggestions on how to relatively inexpensively support our immune systems. LDN is a low-cost therapy that I expect to follow up on in the near future.
There are some great suggestions on the thread. I hope that if you try the LDN therapy that it will help you move just a smidgen closer to your goal. I am currently taking both inosine and artesunate.
I might add one last item here. I'm actually feeling pretty optimistic about my chances for significant improvement for this year and beyond. I want to mention however, that I don't feel I would feel nearly so confident had I not done a unique atlas repositioning (first cervical vertebra) that released a tremendous amount of pressure on my cranial nerves.
My sister had this same technique done about two weeks ago, and within a few minutes, she mentioned how she felt a tremendous fog lift from her. She described this fog as something she had wondered for years if she would ever make her way out of.
This technique is called AtlasPROfilax. Chiropractors do not know how to do this. Only someone who's had training to do this and is certified can do it correctly. BTW, AtlasPROfilax practitioners have found that 99%+ of people have a misaligned atlas. If a person has had a serious injury, the misalignment could be worse and put that much more pressure on the cranial nerves.
Thanks for adding this, Wayne. It looks very interesting, especially to me, since I got CFS right after I was in a car wreck which jammed my chin into the steering wheel. I had xrays immediately following the wreck and they didn't see anything.
Thanks Wayne, I am looking forward to more of your posts,