I can’t believe in a few days it will be 2015! I’m very excited to start this new year Lyme free!
It’s been a little over two months since I finished treatment at Infuiso in Frankfurt, Germany. I am happy to share I don’t have much to say. In other words, I still haven’t experienced any symptoms of Lyme or co-infections…..whoo hoo!
When I saw Phil during my one month follow up in mid- November he encouraged me to rest more, and to continue drinking Nettle tea. He reminded me that my body has been through a lot, and it’s important to support it during the remodulation period.
I’ve been drinking at least one cup of Nettle tea every day. It helps support the lymphatic system, and helps with detoxification. Thankfully, I was already a fan of Nettle tea, so increasing my intake has been easy.
I’ve been working on resting more. I’ve mentioned before, I’m a big “do-er” and rest is usually low on my “to-do” list. I’m happy to say I’ve gotten better at resting. I’ve tried to get more sleep, instead of my normal 7 1/2 to 8 hours, which I always thought was plenty of sleep. I’ve tried to get at least 8 hours, and if I feel like I could take a mid-day nap, I try to nap for 20 minutes.
Two Saturdays ago, I slept until 9 am! I usually go to bed at 10 pm, and get up at around 6 am, so 9 am felt REALLY late! I have to say it felt AMAZING to sleep in, so I’ve decided not to set an alarm on Saturdays, unless it’s necessary.
The only odd thing that’s occurred since my last update, was that I had a migraine. Thank goodness those were not one of my “regular” Lyme symptoms, it was awful! I think it’s only the second migraine I’ve ever had.
This one was by far the worst headache I’ve ever experienced, it was so bad, it caused me to vomit 😦 I think the reason for that was three fold.
First, when I felt a small headache coming on, I didn’t stop, and rest. The first signs of a headache started the day before Thanksgiving , so I had lots to do that day. Yep, it was partially my fault for not resting!
Second, I didn’t drink much water, and let myself get really hungry cause I was running around!
Third, I didn’t take any type of over the counter medication, like Advil, or aspirin. I usually try to avoid them, but if I can’t get rid of a headache by resting I sometimes take one Advil.
The reason I didn’t take Advil is because the first 90 days after treatment, they recommend against taking any supplements, herbs, over the counter remedies, or antibiotics. This can decrease the effects of the thymus and stem cell therapy. Not to mention OTC meds, and antibiotics decrease glutathione, which is exactly what I don’t want to do!
I did rub some basil essential oil on my feet, and eventually it mellowed out enough that I was finally able to fall asleep around 1 am. Needless to say, I didn’t do much on Thanksgiving except sleep, rest, and make sure that headache was gone for good!
I’ve continued weekly acupuncture treatments, and I believe it’s helped during the remodulation time. My acupuncturist is amazed how much my immune pulse has improved. She said this is the best my pulses have been in years. My pulse tells her how my body systems are working, then she can treat any deficiencies. Her treatments have really helped me during the remodulation period.
Next time, I plan to share what happened during my follow up with Phil. Until then, I wish everyone good health, and a happy New Year!
If you’d like to talk with me about my Infusio experience, please contact me. I’d love to talk with you!