Hi Fellow Lymies,
It's been a while since I've logged onto this wonderful website. There was a time when I logged onto Lymenet 20 times a day...it was my lifeline.
I would really like to give back to all or any of you that may have questions about the regimen that I felt finally helped me.
I was one of those chronic Lyme cases that was diagnosed SO late (28 years late) that my LLMD put me on IV rocephin for 8 months.
This killed the migraines but it "might" have increased my candida problems. Then, for the next year I was on ceftin, zithromax plaquenil and doryx (not at the same time).
I couldn't stomach biaxin AT ALL and until I got the candida under control through diet and probiotics, I couldn't stomach the zithro.
I think the abx played a huge role in killing the majority of the keets, however, I truly feel that I started turning the corner when I started alternative therapy.
This included joining a program called AIM (which I'm still on...please do a search under my name for "can't hurt&might help" title where I wrote in detail about the program when I began it last year).
The second thing I started using was something called Master's Miracle de-tox products. I took long baths in this ph balancing soap/neutralizer every day. That helped tremendously.
At that point (last October), I was off ALL abx and trying to conquer the horrific candida symptoms. I used diflucan, nystatin, florastore, bifidus but my gut was clearly still in bad shape.
I also struggled with mild headaches, fatigue, tremors and nausea.
My LLMD told me about a product called Primal Defense (made by a company called Garden of Life). I noticed some slow improvement and so invested in some of their other products:
1) fungal defense
2) Perfect Food (green food powder or pills) that equal up to 5-10 servings of the important raw veggies you need to kill the candida
On a comical note, I ended up meeting a guy (thru internet dating) and he worked for this company. We were not a match but he brought me a whole box of their products after I told him about my struggles with Lyme and my belief in the products.
Scarily enough, I was more psyched to have all of these free vitamins/supplements than to have a second date!
Anyway, I just want to give hope to the newcomers and people still struggling. There is a light at the end of the tunnel.
I think different protocols work for different people but I want you all to know that I'm living a healthy happy life and it is possible to get this wretched demon out of your bodies!
I'm starting a new job on January 3rd. I exercise 3-5 times a week. I sleep soundly through the night. My obsessive compulsive issues are down to the bare minimum.
The only remaining lingering symptom is an occasional pop in my jaw when I open my mouth really wide. I was fitted for a night guard so, hopefully, that will alleviate that problem.
Do I believe there's some keets still lingering in my body? Absolutely. The difference is, though, they're not having a party. They're sitting in the corner wearing a dunce cap.
If anyone would like to contact me directly with questions, or even just to vent, chat or cry, you can contact me at SusanSouthy@aol.com.
I want to be strong for all of you the way you were strong for me.
With love & hope,