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Life With Chronic Illnesses – What It Does To My My Body

2 Jun

First off I’m sorry I haven’t posted or been active for a long time and might be away for a while again. Physically, mentally & emotionally there is just too much going on & I can’t keep up with this blog. I’m sorry I missed all the comments but I hope all of you are well & continue to fight. My spine has gotten worse since last post & I can still be paralyzed from the neck down at any time. I’ve been through a lot of bad & nothing good to share since my last post. Not trying to be negative but my bad luck continues. My parents are taking good care of me and my heart/BP issues are under control for now after nearly having a stroke & heart attacks 3 years ago.

Below are only some of the things I can think of that have happened to my body from all my illnesses. That includes; Lupus, nearly life Long Lyme disease, spinal issues, genetic issues, primary immune….etc.

Brain pressure, brain swelling
Cognitive issues, trouble finding words
Brain fog, forgetful
Long & Short term memory loss
Migraines, headaches
Hair loss in small patches from thyroid
Eyes hurt, vision get blurry, double vision
Eyes are dry daily
Eye lids burn
Eye spasms
Get seizures from pulsing lights
TV movie angles, unstable camera, blurry video strains my eyes
Teeth are severely sensitive to heat, cold, hard food
Gums hurt, have to eat or drink things at room temp
Chronic sinus inflammation, hard to breathe through nose
Sneeze attacks (unlike a normal sneeze)
Lymph’s in face sting, hurts, dull to sharp pain, electric shocks up chin
Charlie horses in my chin
My whole face burns bad every night
Fevers, sweaty forehead
Ears burn & sting, tinnitus or ringing & buzzing in ears
Mouth literally always dry & dehydrated, cotton mouth
Neck stings, shocks up neck, carotid artery pain
C-Spine I have severe spinal stenosis, close to paralyzed from neck down
Herniated, exploded discs in neck, pinched nerves, severe neck pain
Hard to turn my head, stiff neck, stabbing pain in back of neck
Sore throat, acid reflux, heart burn
Vomiting, nausea, gagging, dry heaves
Sensitive to smells
Pass out, seizures
Off balance, fall over, run into walls

Shoulders to Stomach
Shoulder & shoulder blade pain
Rashes on my back, chest
Chest pain, rib pain
Trouble catching my breath
Wheezing & coughing up stuff from lungs
Glands under armpits hurt
Arms have CRPS/RSD, skin on fire in both arms
Veins hurt in both arms
Carpal tunnel, wrist pain
Bowlers thumb pain
Tendons pain in hands
Charlie horses often in hands
Hands cannot open sometimes & cant move arms
Joint pain, bone pain, muscle pain all over
Lower to upper back have degenerative disc disease
Back has pinched nerves, stenosis in lumbar
Back pain is severe, lose ability to walk sometimes
Back goes out sometimes
Can’t bend over well
Walk with a limp, hard to walk
Heart problems, blood pressure problems
Hypertension, POTS
Loop recorder in my chest muscle
Organs hurt
Stomach pain, vomiting
Rash all over my back
Muscle spasms in both arms & my back
Hands severely sensitive to heat, cold
Involuntary movement in arms, hands, throw things
Tremors in hands
Finger nails hurt
Tightness in chest & tremors in chest

Stomach To Feet
Testicular torsion (once so far but phantom pain)
Thigh spasms
Charlie horses in my feet
Feet extra sensitive to touch, heat or cold
Joint pain, bad knees & hip
Right hip can’t sleep on in bed too much pain
Knees lock up when cold
Muscle, nerve pain down legs
Hyper sensitive in feet
Bottom of feet hurt
Pain from head to toe every single day since I was 5 years old
Bone infection in leg at 6 months old
Hard to walk
Haven’t been able to jog since I was a kid
Legs fall asleep a lot
Tingling in legs
If I walk more than 50 steps my leg begins to burn bad & my knee/hip

FREE Book On Stress, Anxiety, And Insomnia

1 Mar



**Note I have nothing to do with this book or iHerb I am just simply spreading to work that this book/PDF is free to read. I haven’t read it since my cognitive issues won’t allow me but you may find it helpful.




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(this could be for a limited time I am not sure so get it while you can, free is always good)




Heart Health, Liver Detox, PreBiotic Intestinal Help & Gallbladder Cleanse

13 Sep



Heart Health, Liver Detox and PreBiotic Intestinal Help (as per Dr. Oz)

As someone with Lyme disease I cannot stress enough to those taking antibiotics that you need to detox your organs, keep your intestines healthy, and keep your hearth healthy. Lyme can cause all sorts of issues with all of the above so we need to do our part to keep these organs as healthy as possible. Follow these simple steps for each below that Dr. Oz recommends to keep you healthy. I will also include a Gallbalder cleanse for those who have Gallbladder issues.



Heart Health

Take the following daily:

  • DHA Omega 3 supplement – 600 mg (up to 1000 mg)  DHA one time per day

I take Krill Oil  and many use fish oil but Dr Oz recommends just the 600 mg of the DHA. I looked at my bottle and noticed my Krill Oil and Fish Oil are nowhere near 600 mg. You can find some DHA 600 mg if you shop around like this one HERE at Amazon. Low-dose aspirin can increase bleeding I am told so if you have health risks only take this if recommended by your doctor.

**If you want to know more about Omega 3 and DHA visit Dr. Oz’ web site HERE


Liver Detox Tonic

Take the following daily:

  • 1/4 warm water
  • Juice of 1 lemon wedge
  • 2 dashes of hot sauce

This is a morning tonic with Vitamin C and Capsaicin to help clean out the sludge clogging the liver and get things moving.

Liver Detox Foods

Take the following daily:

Bok choi
Broccoli rabe
Broccoli romanesco
Brussels sprout
Chinese broccoli
Chinese cabbage
Collard greens
Garden cress
Land cress
Mustard – seeds and leaves
Pak choi
Turnips – root and greens

Dr. Oz recommended:

Spinach (not baby)

These greens will increases the flow of bile. You can have a salad or use broccoli barely steamed, stir fried just don’t over cook them or they lose of of the good stuff.


My recommendations for organ detox:

Milk Thistle (for the liver)
Chance Piedra (for the kidneys and is known to help with kidney stones)


PreBiotic Intestinal Help

Take the following daily:

  • 2-4 servings a day of

Whole grain

I’m sure there are many more but I am too exhausted to find them. These were the main foods recommended by Dr. Oz. These foods will feed your gut and intestines and work well with your probiotics. Probiotics are VERY important while on antibiotics to help you from having issues such as C-Diff. If you want to stay out of the bathroom and have less stomach pains then please keep up with your pre and probiotic. I recommend VSL#3 for your probiotic and do not skip taking it or you will be sorry. I had the start of C-Diff and it was horrible.



Gallbladder Cleanse

For those of you having gallbladder issues you may want to try this. I hear it works great and has helped many friends with Lyme. This is not my recipe and I have not tried it since my gallbladder is fine for now. Many who use IV meds such as Rocephin (Ceftriaxone) will have gallbladder issues and possibly need their gallbladder removed so this is the step before removal.


The Cleanse

Drink 2-3 glasses of apple juice every day for at least one week before doing the flush.  Or take malic acid every day for at least one week.  The malic acid helps to soften any gallstones that may be present, making it easier to pass them during the flush.

  • ½ cup water
  • ½ cup apple juice, organic
  • ½ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 whole organic lemon, cut into pieces, with skin

Blend all together.  Drink.  30 to 60 minutes after drinking the lemon, oil, apple juice and water mixture, mix 1 tablespoon of Epson salts in 1 cup of water and drink it.  May repeat the Epson salt drink up to 4 times, if desired.

Feedback from a reader:

I did the oz cleanse. Now am in the hosp waiting to have my gallblader taken out. Apparently the smoothies overstimulate . My pancreatic enzymes skyrocketed. I never, ever had been in so much pain.



* You may want to ask your doctor before doing the cleanse but I hear it is virtually painless and there are no side-effects. Good luck!