Pills, Potions & ‘Other’ Therapies…

Over the past two weeks, I have been increasing both the amount and strength of my current herbal supplements, as well as introducing a few new ones. One of which is a liquid form of ‘Liposomal Glutathione’. The health benefits to this pretty nasty tasting liquid are endless. Not only is it recognised for its anti-inflammatory properties, but it has also been named the ‘master antioxidant’. It is essential in helping the immune system to function at a higher level. My immune system has become massively suppressed since becoming ill, so supplements such as this are crucial in protecting my bodies cells. Another supplement I have started is called ‘Lightning Pearls’, and yes totally loving the name! Feels like I have just purchased a new super power! This is one many Chinese herbal pearl formulations and is designed for the treatment of chronic disease. Lyme disease is a multi-faceted and highly complex disease and therefore requires a naturopathic approach in addition to antibiotic treatment, in order to restore the bodies balance and chemistry.

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In addition to the natural oral remedies, I have also had nutrient IV ‘Myers’ infusions. This is a powerful cocktail of vitamins and minerals. It contains a combination of Magnesium, vitamin B, high doses of vitamin C, electrolytes etc… This method of nutritional therapy helps to support optimum health, and more specifically assists the respiratory tract, the chronic fatigue, and migraines.

Myers IV Infusion

I have also had blood Ozone therapies. This method of alternative treatment has been proven extremely efficient for patients with Lyme disease, as well as individuals battling cancer. This process involves drawing blood from the body, which is then oxygenised with a specialised machine and mixed with Heparin. It is them fed back though the body via an intravenous drip. The bacteria inside my body do not easily survive in these oxygenated environments so it helps to kill off some of the little beasts! It is a fairly painless procedure apart from getting the initial needle in my arm. My veins have been prodded and poked so frequently over past year, as well as a certain degree of inflammation in the body, meaning they really don’t want to ‘play the game’ anymore!

I have attended further consultations with Dr. E. Large, who is my wonderful specialist Lyme doctor. I continue to turn up armed with questions and this makes for a really productive session. I am keen to play a very pro-active role in my recovery process and I like to know exactly what and why something is being done. Control freak springs to mind!

I have had a fair amount of pain over this last two weeks, and the insomnia is definitely becoming a problem. I am hoping this resolves itself naturally over time, as I am not so keen to have to add yet another pill to my ever growing collection! Some of the pain is caused from a ‘die off’ of bacteria as a result of the Ozone therapy, so at least it is a kind of ‘positive’ pain!

The Gluten free food plan is going well and I am almost dairy and sugar free too, apart from natural sugars such as fruit. I have switched from cows milk to rice milk, and overall I am just trying to eat foods in their most natural forms. This is inevitably going to be more beneficial in the long run and it will help to support the body in maintaining optimum health.

Over the next few weeks my treatment will start to intensify, as I introduce IV antibiotics in to the plan. I am keen to begin these, but also slightly scared too! It is the norm to feel much worse and more symptomatic when on the proposed antibiotics, so it really will be a case of riding out the storm before I see the rainbow. It will take time before I begin to notice the positive effects of treatment, but with some determination and perseverance, I will feel the results eventually.

Blood Ozone Therapy

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5 Comments Add yours

  1. Andrea Gerrett says:

    Hey Chantelle, I am not sure how you remember all these names for the drugs and procedures but its wonderful that you are taking everything on board, that is extremely powerful. Your going to kick this in the butt, you are in my thoughts and prayers. You WILL see that Rainbow as you have those super powers!! xxx

  2. Thanks so much Andrea! It can get so overwhelming at times, but I know the more I learn about my treatment the better, it helps me feel a little more in control too!! With all these pills and now the IV meds it’s like it has become my new full time job! Thanks for taking the time to read my blog and for messages of support, means so much hun. xXx

  3. I know what it’s like to struggle with this disease. Ten years later I am still battling! Stay strong, its all worth it in the end! You will reach your mountain top!

  4. Wow ten years, that takes some determination and a positive mind. I hope you continue to make improvements, and you finally get some relief from this constant struggle. Thanks so much for your words of encouragement…stay strong and keep fighting. Cx

  5. Jacqueline Master says:

    Hi Chantelle! I’m friends with Helen Buteux and she reached out to me to tell me about your story and journey because coincidentally I live in Petaluma, about 15-20 min south of Santa Rosa. I’ve read your blog and am so inspired by your courage, strength and optimism. I am so sorry to hear what you are going through, stay strong, you will beat this terrible disease. I also put my local friend, Sarah Reilly, in touch with you as she has gone through the same exact thing and can offer you words of wisdom and expert advise. I believe you have already connected with her, she’s a great resource for you and a dear friend of mine.

    Anyways, I know you are in a lot of pain and may not be up for visitors, including a stranger, but I wanted to introduce myself and offer any help I can. I am certainly here for whatever you need and am happy to drop by with some flowers, food or anything else you are needing like a warm, friendly smile and hug. Please let me know when you are ready either now or later, I certainly respect your privacy and don’t want to impose. I know you are far from home so wanted to let you know there is someone local willing to help. 🙂 God Bless You. Hope to meet you soon! Best, Jacque

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