I made it to a important post treatment milestone……90 days since Infusio!
From what I understand, within the first six months after treatment “side effects” can occur, but typically they occur in the first 90 days. These “side effects” can be minor fatigue, or severe flu-like symptoms.
Thankfully, the past three months have been fairly uneventful!
As I mentioned in my two month update, I was trying to rest more. Since then, I’ve embraced being more of a “sleeper.” I’ve been really good at getting 8 hours of sleep, and sometimes I squeeze in 8 1/2 to 9 hours! This means my head usually hits the pillow at 9:30 or 10:00 pm.
I prefer to be an early riser, rather than I late nighter. I used stay up late, and sleep in later; I found that since I began building our urban homestead, getting up early is really helpful. It gives me more daylight hours to get things done!
As I’ve transitioned to this type sleep pattern, I feel I get better quality sleep. I think my new sleep pattern has helped my body become more in tune with it’s natural circadian rhythm, and therefore my melatonin production has improved. Here’s a great article about the importance of adequate sleep and our sleep cycles.
I’ve also continued to drink a daily cup of Nettle tea. This was one of Phil’s recommendations at my one month follow up appointment. Nettle tea is great for detoxification, and I’ll continue to keep it as part of my regular diet.
I haven’t had anymore migraines like I experienced around Thanksgiving, which also was not a regular Lyme symptom I had in the past. I do think that migraine was to do me “overdoing it” and not resting when I should have.
I’ve decided to continue my weekly acupuncture treatments for at least the next three months. I strongly feel acupuncture has been a great source of support for my body, even before I knew I had Lyme. It’s also been helpful since during the remodulation period.
My acupuncturist is amazed by how my pulse and the appearance of my tongue has changed in the past three months. Chinese medicine believes the tongue has many connections to meridians and internal organs. I can say I’ve noticed the change too! I’ve been observing my tongue over the years, and it’s been very interesting to watch is change.
My tongue used to be a dusky, with a gray to slight purplish color, which is a sign of stagnation in the body. Since my treatments at Infusio, it has changed to a healthy pink color! Here’s an article that explains more about tongue diagnosis.
The only “adverse” things I’ve experienced are occasional, minor digestive upset, and I still have shortness of breath. The digestive things I attribute the high doses antibiotics I’d taken over the past two years, I’ve started to take probiotics and they are helping things get back to normal.
The shortness of breath hasn’t worsened, however, it does seems stagnant. I was hoping for a complete resolution by now, but I’m hopeful it will fully resolve by the time I reach the six month mark.
I haven’t seen Phil for a follow up appointment and the next time he’s in Marin I’ll see him there.
I’ll have another update next month. Until then, I’ll continue to be grateful that my Infuiso treatments have yielded such a positive result. I feel truly blessed!
If you’d like to talk with me about my Infusio experience, please contact me. I’d love to talk with you!