Wednesday, 23 May 2018

A positive post as my body rediscovers its immune system

This week I had a FaceTime call with my naturopath. I was overwhelmed. Telling her how much better I'm doing seems bizarre. I would never have imagined such a radical change. Six months ago I was very unwell. Six months prior to that, just about functioning. Pre that, days when I wasn't really functioning at all were a regular occurrence. Behind closed doors was my private hell. Headaches, brain fog (sometimes Lyme dementia), tinnitus, blurred vision, dropping things, losing my balance, numbness and tingling in my arms and face, being unable to concentrate. Unable to find the words. Unable to speak at times. I even had two very scary focal seizures... and these were just the neurological symptoms I faced.

Incredibly, in the last three weeks most of these have subsided or disappeared altogether. So you see, the difference in my health since the NTA clinic in Basingstoke diagnosed Lyme Disease in January, has been extraordinary. Following a strict Lyme diet - nutrition clearly the route to wellness, taking supplements and herbs specifically to target Lyme and its co-infections, started me on my road to recovery as far as my Lyme infection turned autoimmune condition. Phases one and two have been primarily to help my liver and adrenals, with the idea that my body will rediscover its immune system and recover the energy to fight once more. Something I imagine is happening, for the energy I suddenly have is thrilling. There's light! I've a way to go still, and goodness knows when we start to attack the pathogens it'll more than likely knock me for six, but it's so good to know and FEEL I'm on the right track. Isn't the body remarkable given the right tools?

Lyme borreliosis in humans is an inflammatory disease affecting multiple organ systems, including the nervous system, cardiovascular system, joints and muscles. The causative agent, the spirochaete Borrelia burgdorferi, is transmitted to the host by a tick bite.

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