Monday, November 14, 2011

An Update

It's been roughly 2 weeks since I broke my fast and things are going so so. Overall I tolerate more foods now, like egg yolks, ghee, kefir, and some others, and I can eat sauerkraut brine and other ferments without debilitating die off. However, I also started back on systemic enzymes and started taking a natural anti-fungal/anti-bacterial. So in a way I still have the same or similiar symptoms as I did before the fast, but now it's with taking probees, ferments, and stuff to kill bacteria and fungi. The abdominal distention is as bad as ever, or maybe worse, and I wish I didn't have to eat.

In January I will be seeing Dr. Dahlgren at the Comprehensive Medical Center in Kirkland, WA. This is Dr. Klinghardt's clinic and I am very excited about going. My appointments are on January 10, 11, 12, and 13, so I will be flying in on January 9th. There will be a lot of testing in various forms and visits with Dr. Dahlgren who is a naturopath.

Dr. K and his docs treat Lyme and co-infections with herbs and other natural remedies. They also advise patients to make sure their home is mold free for which they recommend ERMI, and to remove as many EMFs as possible. They address insulin resistance (with niacinamide) and Kryptopyrroluria because addressing those two makes treating Lyme and co-infections easier to according to Dr. K. Next they treat parasites, because most Lyme patients have them and I still suspect that this is the cause of the abdominal distention and constant hunger for me. Last but not least, they treat Lyme bacteria and any co-infections with herbal remedies while simultaneously strengthening the immune system.

Knowing I will be going to see one of Dr. K's doctors gives me hope that things will finally improve. It is also the only thing that is keeping me going right now because I can't say that I am enjoying my life at the moment. I mean, how do you have fun and find joy when every day is filled with pain, fatigue, discomfort, nausea, dizziness, red/burning eyes, constant and I mean CONSTANT hunger, pressure or pain in your belly, and more? If it wasn't for these appointments I am not sure how I would make it through each day.


Natalia said...

I'm sorry to hear that you aren't feeling better. It's great that you're on to more foods now.
How did the P5P, B6 and biotin go that Susan recommended?
To be honest, I am losing a bit of faith in the Low Oxalate supplement protocol. I keep reacting to the supplements in a way I just can't handle. It seems my gut is too delicate for such potency.
I've decided to go back to full GAPS and incorporate low oxalate too, but not as many supps. I feel like I have learn something important with oxidative stress and know what triggers it in me now, I'm hoping with this round of GAPS I will heal quicker..since I was definently making progress when I first started GAPS and was unintentionally low oxalate with no vit C.
Looking forward to hearing your success Kristina.

Starlene said...

I pray that your visit with Dr. K will finally give you the answers you have been seeking to solve all your health issues. It will be here before you know it.