LLMD Visit – June 2012
Took a long, exhausting car ride to my LLMD today. I was put on a new treatment as expected. I am staying away from the heavy dose of the usual antibiotics for now since I have no insurance until September and to take a break from antibiotics. I asked for herbal treatment and that is what I have received.
I will be on only one antibiotic which I have already been on before so it’s no big deal. I seem to do pretty good on herbal treatments and do not herx or have huge die off. So I hope this one works a little better and kills these bugs.
(On a side note; the visit cost me $625.00 out-of-pocket and insurance does not help cover any of these meds or the doctor visit for those unfamiliar with what us Lymies go through with insurance)
I also finally got the results of my MTHFR test back and it was not god news as I hoped. I have tested positive for both mutant genes but I do not have a copy of the test to share the specific genes and information just yet. I will share that information when I get a copy of the test.
What is MTHFR?
“Methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase (MTHFR) is an enzyme that in humans is encoded by the MTHFR gene. Methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase catalyzes the conversion of 5,10-methylenetetrahydrofolate to 5-methyltetrahydrofolate, a cosubstrate for homocysteine remethylation to methionine. Genetic variation in this gene influences susceptibility to occlusive vascular disease, neural tube defects, colon cancer and acute leukemia, and mutations in this gene are associated with methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase deficiency.”
Basically my body is and has not been producing a correct enzyme which can give me risks of getting blood clots, occlusive vascular disease, neural tube defects, colon cancer and acute leukemia. In other words I have to take 2 more pills for life along with my thyroid pill. Each mutation of the gene can be handed down from one parent each or one may mutate on its own. Or so I am told, I’m still new to this.
Updated Treatment Plan:
Chiropractor (for herniated discs in my neck causing neuropathy)
A-Bart – Byron White Formulas (20 drops twice per day – for Bartonella)
A-Bab – Byron White Formulas (20 drops twice per day – for Babesia)
Cryptolepis (20-30 drops per day for Babesia)
A-EB/H6 – Byron White Formulas (20 drops twice a day – for chronic Epstein-Barr virus)
Florazin (for possible fungal infection in mouth)
Nystatin (for possible fungal infection in mouth)
Artemisinin (5 days on 5 off – usual dose for parasites)
Mimosa – (from compound pharmacy -1 three times daily for parasites besides worms)
Septra DS (1 twice a day -only antibiotic I am on)
Florapro (1 per day – for my MTHFR mutant genes)
Acetylated Glutathione (1 twice a day – for my MTHFR mutant genes)
Super B Complex
Colostrum – LD
and many more…….