Beginning Chronic Lyme Disease Treatments How It Changed My Life
Beginning Lyme Treatments
When I started my treatment for Lyme disease in March, I didn’t really know what to expect. When my integrative health doctor handed me the list for my very first protocol, my heart sunk. It was long, it was expensive. Almost all of it was out of pocket and uncovered by insurance and it was intimidating.
It was then, that I truly realized what a long, hard road I had in front of me. During my 2 hour first appointment, we reviewed my long and difficult medical history. My doctor assured me that he would do his best to help me get better but, that it may take many years because I have been sick for such a long time.
My first Lyme disease protocol
At the top of my treatment protocol was this statement:
” Lyme disease is caused by a bacteria carried by ticks. It is an imitator that is quite persistent and difficult to kill. There are a variety of ways to attack Lyme. We will start with the protocol below and reassess in two months. It is a chronic disease and subverts the immune system and so it may take months to years to eradicate it. Although complete recovery is rare, you should begin to see improvements as the treatments progress. There are often co-infections that we may have to address with other items.”
It also had this little paragraph and could I just add, that the word “expensive,” is an understatement.
“This list is overwhelming and expensive and we understand that, BUT Lyme is a very, very difficult bacteria to treat. All of these things work together.”
The following is my very first protocol for killing Lyme.
For killing the bacteria: (Scripts are in red)
Graviola Max Capsules 2 capsules twice a day or Spiro if available
For Anti Oxidation:
Green Tea extract 500 mg twice a day or drink green tea throughout the dayVitamin C 1000 mg twice a day.
- Dizziness and severe vertigo
- Heart Palpitations
- High Blood Pressure
- Throat Tightness
- Air Hunger
- Extreme Fatigue
- Pain in every joint of my body
- Extreme muscle pain with spasms
- Numbness of my right arm
- Constant Headache
- Extreme Brain Fog and trouble with clarity of thought & disorientation (Think of Alzheimer’s…yeah there you got it)
- Cognitive Dysfunction
- Bells Palsy
- Foot Drop
- loss of appetite
- Muscle twitches
- Eye pain and twitching
- Sunburned eyes from Doxycycline
- Tightness in chest (Feeling like an elephant sits on my chest day and night)
- Weird Heart Rhythms/Tachycardia
- Hot flashes
- Shallow Breathing
- Low Blood Pressure
- Severe back and hip pain
- inner ears hurting
- Feelings of impending death ( I have since learned this is neurological Lyme, A.K.A. Lyme Brain)
- Severe Esophageal Spasms
- Terrible GERD
- Severe Costochondritis (Inflamed Chest Wall)
- Groin Pain
- Severe Itching scalp and rash (Think Psoriasis here)…
- Swollen arthritic hands and knees…
And the list goes on and on, this is life with Lyme Disease. You cannot make extended plans. You cannot push through it. It is strong enough to take a bright, busy individual and stop them in their tracks.