DAY 53 of Treatment, sort of

Hello People,

If you have been following me, then I am sure you know by now that the start to my treatment has been one bumpy ass road.  It was derailed initially by excruciating stomach pain, followed by test results showing that I had some serious stomach bacteria lurking in my body.

This bacteria could have been causing malabsorption of anything and everything that I have been putting in my body (I kinda wish I took advantage and ate some junk haha), not to mention a ton of other crappy symptoms.  On top of the Lyme and Co-Infections. FUN TIMES…NOT!

Anyways, I have officially finished my 7 days of the super strong antibiotic duo as of yesterday.

Today I gradually get back to my Lyme treatment.  I just popped my first dose of Nystatin, Doxycycline, and Azithromycin.  The headache and the nausea are creeping up on me a little bit, but (fingers crossed) things seem to be going ok…

I still feel like a piece of crap.  Same symptoms as per usual.  Headache exhaustion, nausea, body aches etc etc etc.  Recently I have been having nightmares every night and have this unjustified feeling of fear before falling asleep.  Weird.

Anyways…back on track…although I guess I never really was off track…just took  a wrong turn.

OH, one more thing.  We finally finally were able to get our brand spankin new big leather baby into the condo!!!  With the power of three strong men (one being my boyfriend) and a lot of sweat, these guys lugged it through the stairwell.

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I am SOOOOOO happy.  This thing is amazing.  It is huge and super comfy.  I can’t wait to curl up with my baby over the long weekend 🙂 🙂 🙂

(And please don’t look at the cluttery mess in the background..haha)

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Day 38: Sygest for Nausea

So I just had to throw in a quick little post to say how happy I am with my new LLRN (Lyme Literate Registered Nurse) and the fact that since my first appointment this past Friday, she has already been in contact with my LLMD in the US.

We are all on the same page, yay!  I finally feel like I have the support system at home that I have been needing to keep me on track.

One of my biggest complaints that I have to deal with all the time is a huge amount of nausea.  My LLRN and LLMD have recommended together that I start taking SYGEST.  I have ordered it and will be taking it under my tongue 3 times per day.  I should be receiving it today or tomorrow.  We will see!

Here is the product Description from Lyme Products Website (Canada):

(Sounds like this could help!)

Product Description

SyGest | Syntrion
For abdominal cramping, diarrhea, constipation and nausea.
SyGest complex tablets contain specifically selected metabolites of Candida parapsilosis and Penicillium frequentans found effective for treatment of
gastrointestinal disorders, including abdominal pain, cramping, diarrhea, constipation, gas and nausea.

The new homeopathic combinations have shown excellent healing effects that open
the door to exciting possibilities. Efficacy is more than just the sum of the two single remedies. The combinations have an entirely new,
unexpected, positive and fast-acting range of efficacy that present health care professionals with new ways to treat even their sickest and most sensitive patients.

Moreover, Syntrion’s complex remedies are especially useful in patients who show unclear and/or changing symptoms that may stem from various causes, such as abdominal pain, gastrointestinal disorders, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and latent infections.

Syntrion oral sprays are free from alcohol, gluten, lactose and sugar, making them an excellent choice for patients sensitive to these substances. The sprays are easy-to-use, and deliver medicine directly to the oral mucosa for efficient systemic absorption

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Kale & Kefir Smoothie

I have decided that I really need to amp up my veggie intake.  The first step to getting them in me is starting right in the morning.  I find if I set the tone early on, I will stick with it throughout the day.  Look mom, I already had 2 cups of kale and it is barely 10am 🙂

Kefir is normally a little sour in taste, but in combination with the right flavours, it is actually quite enjoyable.  I wouldn’t necessarily drink it on its own, but as an ingredient, it works extremely well!

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I do not ingest much dairy, with the exception of Kefir, Ghee, and Goat’s Cheese.  Here are some of the reasons why I believe Kefir is a great addition to my diet:

The regular use of kefir can help relieve all intestinal disorders, promote bowel movement, reduce flatulence and create a healthier digestive system. In addition, its cleansing effect on the whole body helps to establish a balanced inner ecosystem for optimum health and longevity.

Kefir can also help eliminate unhealthy food cravings by making the body more nourished and balanced. Its excellent nutritional content offers healing and health-maintenance benefits to people in every type of condition.

In addition to beneficial bacteria and yeast, kefir contains minerals and essential amino acids that help the body with healing and maintenance functions. The complete proteins in kefir are partially digested and therefore more easily utilized by the body. Tryptophan, one of the essential amino acids abundant in kefir, is well known for its relaxing effect on the nervous system. Because kefir also offers an abundance of calcium and magnesium, which are also important minerals for a healthy nervous system, kefir in the diet can have a particularly profound calming effect on the nerves.

Kefir’s ample supply of phosphorus, the second most abundant mineral in our bodies, helps utilize carbohydrates, fats, and proteins for cell growth, maintenance and energy.

Kefir is rich in Vitamin B12, B1, and Vitamin K. It is an excellent source of biotin, a B Vitamin which aids the body’s assimilation of other B Vitamins, such as folic acid, pantothenic acid, and B12. The numerous benefits of maintaining adequate B vitamin intake range from regulation of the kidneys, liver and nervous system to helping relieve skin disorders, boost energy and promote longevity.

(Source of information:  Kefir.net)

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Kale & Kefir Smoothie:

2 c Kale, packed (no stems)

1 1/2 c plain Kefir

1 c frozen mango

1/2 c frozen pineapple

Optional:  For a little extra creaminess and sweetness, add a fresh ripe banana.  (Not today for me)

 

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Add ingredients to your high speed blender in the order listed above.  Blend on high until smooth.  Serve immediately.  Makes 1-2 servings.

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