Oct. 11th, 2015

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Lugol's Iodine - 8 drops (max)

  • Finally at 7 drops of Lugol's Iodine. I didn't think it would be hard, but apparently my body started to really react to this. Also, I dislike the after taste and often chased it away with salt.
  • Same as last week minus a few increases to max quantity for a few of them. I vaguely remember now taking 10 vitamin C now.

Physical Symptoms Endured:

  • runny nose/ post nasal drip. Time to accept this as norm.
  • more kidney aches (lower back area)
  • general achy back
  • right knee pain (feels like arthritis)
  • left thumb joint aches (also feels like arthritis and not like RSI at all)
  • ache/slight pain in right foot arch, and toes
  • TMJ (right jaw, mostly, but some tension with left side)
         - This was new and troubled me especially when it came to eating or brushing my teeth.

Emotional Symptoms Endured:
  • The brain fog had been horrible. My general thinking was affected. I couldn't even add hours up to figure out a timetable for taking the next protocol. I am now using my computers and a tablet to help remind me when to take the doses; as well as when to eat.
  • I have to say while I have not verbally assaulted anyone without provocation, have snapped at people for things I normally would let go. More on that later.
  • Lethargy was high. At the start of the week, I couldn't even bring my dishes to the sink. I had to force myself to make food and remember that my life depended on this schedule; otherwise I was content to just hide from the world and starve. There were days I just wasn't hungry.

Hardest Parts:

  • The brain fog. I was about to come to the point where I was going to lose my mind. I had felt that way before, back when I still lived at home. I remember feeling panicky because I couldn't control my emotions or my thinking. Simple things were a chore, and I was fighting so many emotions that were constantly flooding my brain. I would snap at people, not because I was grumpy, but because I simply couldn't think straight! I was frustrated and stressed. Knowing this experience gave me anxiety this week. I did not want to feel that way again. Prior to this whole ordeal, I was taking Herbal Equilibrium to help with my perimenopausal sanity. I am not taking any of that while on this protocol as I want to see how much of this protocol will truly help me; but in the end, I need to know what truly works and what I'm wasting precious money on.
  • As mentioned, Lethargy was high. I couldn't even address an envelope (sorry Wizo).
  • Emotional support is suppose to be essential, and I see why. I'll write about this in my next post. It deserves its own entry.

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When one is losing their mind, they try to touch base with anything from the 'sane' world. However, how is that possible if I'm too busy driving those people away?

A Story About an Act of Friendship )


This is a personal journal. It is not intended as medical advice, as I am no medical professional. This is simply my journey, documented for curious friends and family.


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