Monday, December 14, 2009

Changed thyroid meds

My doctor has had me make the change to Nature Thyroid. I was taking a half grain NT with the Synthroid/Cytomel I was on already. He had me stop the Synthroid and go up to a whole grain of NT. I am taking my basal temperatures to monitor the change.

I also increased the dosage of the Neuroreplete. I tried increasing it last week, but the full, new dosage made me dizzy like I had been drinking or on drugs. I stopped immediately because my Pilates test out to become a teacher was last weekend and I needed my wits for it. Neuroreplete says if you are severely depleted in the amino acids, you will possibly feel dizzy, so that's apparently what happened with me.

I immediately bounced back to normal the next day after stopping the higher dosage, thankfully. I took 9 pilates classes (if you've ever done pilates, you know that is very difficult!!!) and taught 2 this weekend. Not only did I have the stress of doing all that exercise, I also had the stress of stage fright for teaching classes. I got certified, though I won't know what I'm cleared to teach until tomorrow when I find out the ongoing training plan. I'm already scheduled to teach a private lesson, so apparently I'm cleared to teach that!

Instead of jumping up four more pills of Replete Extra, I took one additional pill. I will ramp up over a few days or a week.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Question for my smart readers

Hi everyone! I had my follow-up appt. with the doctor today. He moved me onto the second stage of the Neuroreplete program, but that's not what I want to talk about.

It ends up IgG band 41 on a Quest Western Blot came back positive. My understanding has been that the Western Blot only shows antibodies, thus only shows exposure to Lyme but cannot determine whether the infection is gone or not .... just like I would test positive for chicken pox since I had it as a child even though I don't have it now.

I am feeling really good lately, as I have posted. I think my body is still healing and detoxing, but no real symptoms of anything. In fact, I think I actually am healthier and more energetic than my healthy husband. I can certainly keep up with my children.

My doctor, however, thinks that I should further treat the Lyme to get rid of it entirely because then I will feel better than I do. He says that because I need maintenance with the light, it shows that it's still not all gone or I would not need maintenance (I see it more as "relapse prevention"). He believes that any positive band shows you have Lyme (because band 41 could otherwise signify gingivitis or syphilis, which I don't have).

I also understand that Dr W in Germany says that the Lyme blood tests may still come up positive after his treatment even though the energetic tests are negative.

I'm kind of in a unique situation with this doctor ..... he thinks I'm sicker than I think I do .... it's the opposite of other doctors I've had! He also has lots of "gadgets" - glutathione IV, hyperbaric oxygen, rife, etc. - and he is in business ..... soooo ....

If you're a Facebook friend, please comment there, if not, I'd love to hear what you have to say here.

So, what are your thoughts? Does a positive Western Blot mean the Lyme is still active? Will the antibodies ever really clear out of the blood?

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Feel GREAT!!!

Oh my! I don't know if it's the amino acid program or the extra thyroid, but I feel GREAT! Very energetic and happy! I slept like a ROCK last night!

I woke up feeling a little stiff like I do when I'm toxic and I taste metals in my mouth, so I'm going to take some binders. Toxicity is an ongoing issue, so perhaps this will help.

Just thought I'd give you a quick update! - amino acids