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Update : Month 1, Day 3 (week 5)

Synopsis :
I'm taking alkalizing drinks now.
1. 1/4tsp Baking Soda in 4oz water
2. 2TBSP organic AVC, 1/4tsp Baking Soda in 4oz water

Both twice a day, pref after meals. Read under the cut for longer details and other information.

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PS
Just took the Organic Apple Cider Vinegar with Baking Soda drink. It was better than yesterday's overdose, more vinegar-y this time, but still not exactly something I look forward to. However, its much more tolerable than yesterday's.

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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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Lugol's Iodine
As I finished week 2, I'm up to 7 drops, and plan to hit 8 or more in week 3. 8 is recommended. Not much else has changed during this process.


Week 2 : Supplement Routine
  • 6 drops Lugol's Iodine (3 in the morning)
  • Companion Nutrients:
    - 2 selenium (400mg)
    - 2 magnesium (1000mg)
    -1 zinc (25mg)
    - 6 vitamin C (6000mg)
  • B2-Riboflavin 2 tabs (200mg) - morning and evening
  • Niacin 2 tabs (600mg) - morning and evening
  • ALA 2 tabs (600mg) -both in the morning (with the vit B and Magnesium)
  • Milk thistle 3 caps (750mg) - 1 with each meal
  • Dandelion 3 caps (1.5g) - all 3 at lunch time
  • Others :
    - Gymnea sylvestre tea - 2 heaping tsp in 1 cup hot water, steeped for 4 min.
    - Cranberry supplements - 2 caps with meals, as needed



Physical Symptoms Endured:
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  • Runny nose / post-nasal drip
  • Abdominal pain to the right of the naval began after beginning 5 drops of Lugol's. Lasted for a few days.
  • Sharp pain, level 4, associated with UTI or prolapse. Difficult to discern.
         Taking cranberry tablets and correcting posture. I've been slouching.
  • Continued lower back pain (kidney area)
         Drank more water. I notice when I don't drink 2 liters, it gets worse.
  • Strange bump appeared on the top of my left ear lobe (navicular fossa) where it would cause a great ache if I laughed or talked; which was brutal as my boyfriend likes to make me laugh. Lasted several hours. (I've had the candida bumps behind the ears before so figure this was related.
         Immediately applied Oil of Oregano, and the ache was immediately subdued, and gone the next day.
  • Noticed lots of veins on my ear lobs on the last day. Its not normally that visible.
  • Had a sensation of 'disconnect' all week. Played computer games to distract myself otherwise, it feels like I am in a wavy dream state. (Even now, as I write.)
  • Been pale a few days this week. Not a normal color for me.
  • Yellowing of teeth, paleness of gums (saw this 2 days out of the week)
  • Week was full of loose stool; but this time, murky in color, too.



    Emotional Symptoms Endured:
  • This was also the week of my cycle, so many things compounded. It's been a long time since I was that moody. My cycle is also now 2 days very heavy, and about 4 days barely there. I read that candida can cause someone to enter early menopause. I was perimenopause at 26, hair thinning and everything. =/
  • On the last day of the week, which was yesterday, I felt very blah and a little gloomy.
         Writing a letter to my friend who is also struggling in life and who has similar faith is helping me recognize how fortunate I am in many areas. That, and talking with my boyfriend, reminds me how far I have come. I use to be in constant pain and doubled over all the time. So even though it doesn't seem like I'm healing, I am. The fact that I can even sit up enough to type is proof. Thank you, God, for those blessed people.

    (R, letter will be late.)

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