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Candida & Leaky Gut / Diatomaceous earth or bentonite clay??
« Last post by floridapets on December 30, 2015, 03:04:13 PM »
I have never used either of the afore mentioned products (in my title). I have read that when working to kill problem candida that it is a good idea to take the DE (and drink water) in order to get it out of your body. But why wouldn't the clay work, too? So, has anyone used the DE or the BC as part of their war on candida? Do I need to find a "food grade?" When and how do I (and our grade school aged girls) take it? Any advise?? Thank you all.
Colds, Flus & Viruses / Re: Lyme Disease: Causes, Testing, Diagnosis & Treatments
« Last post by wlwest on October 30, 2015, 12:57:10 PM »
I see there hasn't been many posts here for quite a while!  I had posted a few weeks ago about being hit with headaches. Turns out it's Lyme. My daughter became sick and had a rash. Her symptoms were similar to mine. Anyway we went to a Lyme doctor. We've both been on doxycycline today is the 3 rd week. She is doing pretty well sometimes she has a headache or is tired. I am still suffering with sever neck stiffness, head pain and getting up is painful. The pressure is terrible. I am also takin b12 shots and plaquenil. Also we are taking alit of supplements, silver shield, vit c, chlorophyll, probiotics, curcumin. I think that's it!  Anyway how long before I can start to see significant improvement?  I am thankful I am as good as I am but it's still tough. I have been researching oils and have some. But I am afraid to do too many things at once. My doctor says to wait until later in treatment to do oils. Any encouragement or help would be appreciated!  I also get so emotional and sad so easily. Especially when my symptoms get bad.
Muscle, Joint Pain & Headaches / Re: Headache for 16 days and counting!
« Last post by wlwest on October 09, 2015, 03:28:03 AM »
Just keep having more bad luck!  My 10 yr old daughter was home a couple days feeling sick with headache and fever. On the third day I noticed a tick bite rash!  She is on antibiotics. I am very scared about this for her. I am also giving her silver shield and garlic oil on her skin. I am now wondering again if my symptoms could be Lyme?  Since she also was having headaches and dizzy?  I had a Lymes test which was negative. But have heard others who definitely have it have had negative tests.
I have been taking silver myself and garlic and vitamin c.
Muscle, Joint Pain & Headaches / Re: Headache for 16 days and counting!
« Last post by wlwest on October 07, 2015, 04:04:59 AM »
The ice packs seemed to help. It feels like it moves around. Almost like if my head is doing better then my neck and upper chest back area will hurt. Yesterday and tidy I am getting some throbbing pains. Normally it's just a constant pain. I have an appt next wed for a MRI. We found a place that is much cheaper. But since we are using the contrast it takes longer to get in. I am just so confused with the symptoms. I do have some itching in my ears and throat area sometimes. I took a Claritin the other day and it must of helped some I was up and around a little more. sometimes I feel pressure in my sinus areas and think we'll maybe it's that. But I don't have runny nose or any of those symptoms of a sinus infection.
The doctor has no ideas so she wrote me the MRI order. To see a neurologist will take a month. It almost sounds like viral menegitis except I don't have a fever that I know of. And no slurred speech etc. and I don't know how I would of gotten that. The only thing I can think of is when we cleaned out the upstairs if our garage there was something that caused this. It was the next day I got the headache.
Muscle, Joint Pain & Headaches / Re: Headache for 16 days and counting!
« Last post by healthybratt on October 07, 2015, 03:23:49 AM »
Found this in my research.

“Tanacetum parthenium (feverfew), is a well-known herb for the prophylactic treatment of migraine.” (Pfaffenrath et al., 2002)

“To assess the effectiveness of feverfew as a prophylactic therapy for migraine, a double-blind placebo controlled cross-over trial was conducted for a period of 4 months. Fifty seven patients who attended an outpatient pain clinic were selected at random and divided into two groups. Both groups were treated with feverfew in the preliminary phase (phase 1), which lasted 2 months. In the second and third phases, which continued for an additional 2 months, a double-blind placebo-controlled cross-over study was conducted.

The results showed that feverfew caused a significant reduction in pain intensity compared with the placebo treatment. Moreover, a profound reduction was recorded concerning the severity of the typical symptoms that are usually linked to migraine attacks, such as vomiting, nausea, sensitivity to noise and sensitivity to light. Transferring the feverfew-treated group to the placebo treatment resulted in an augmentation of the pain intensity as well as an increase in the severity of the linked symptoms. In contrast, shifting the placebo group to feverfew therapy resulted in a reduction of the pain intensity as well as in the severity of the linked symptoms.” (Palevitch, Earon & Carasso, 1997).;2-H/abstract
Muscle, Joint Pain & Headaches / Re: Headache for 16 days and counting!
« Last post by ladyhen on October 06, 2015, 02:08:17 PM »
Do the ice packs help?  I wonder about inflammation or spasm in blood vessels, muscles, or tendons. I second the supplements that healthybratt suggested. We get good results here with magnesium, turmeric, parsley, white willow, etc.  And one of my daughters loves an ice pack on her neck for headaches.

Lyme tests aren't always conclusive - - might be something you want to check again in a month or two.

A thought: I had similar symptoms with adrenal exhaustion. You may want to check that.  Stash tea brand has a Licorice Spice tea that is a good temporary adrenal boost. Give that a try (cheap test), lots of vit C, B complex, salt, good diet, lots and lots of sleep.  How are you sleeping?  That can contribute.

Muscle, Joint Pain & Headaches / Re: Headache for 16 days and counting!
« Last post by wlwest on October 03, 2015, 03:05:32 AM »
Still no relief!  Today is the 3 week mark. I thought I was doing better yesterday but last evening the headache intensified and sick to my stomach again. I had 5 adjustments from the chiropractor in the past week. Is there any chance that would of made things so sore for me?  I have an ice pack on my neck now. My neck and head feel so bruised up inside.
My doctor did a Lymes test and thyroid both came back ok. I don't have insurance so it's hard because they don't want to do things that will rack up bills. I am thinking I can either go to neurology or ask for an MRI. I am just so depressed with all this. I want to be with my family. I feel like I am missing everything.
Is there any chance I could have a weird infection or heart triuble for this long?  I have a high heart rate whenever I sit up. I get dizzy and hot on the back of my neck. I just feel like the doctors chiropractor just aren't really listening about these other things. The doctors just want to drug me up. Uggh can't believe it's gone on this long!!
Muscle, Joint Pain & Headaches / Re: Headache for 16 days and counting!
« Last post by healthybratt on September 30, 2015, 06:05:51 AM »
Evening Primrose is an omega 6.  If you up that without taking ample omega 3s, your inflammation may actually increase. 

If you have an intact gallbladder, taking cod liver oil with caffeine (ie coffee) can actually help you to digest it better and alleviate fish burps.  It's always a good idea to take with food if you are sensitive or do not have a gallbladder.  Taking it with oxbile and digestive enzymes would probably help as well.

If you find you just cannot take it, consider a balanced 3/6/9 supplement with a variety of oils included.

Omega 3s can be added through diet as well with high quality oils (pumpkin seed) and/or oily fish and grass fed dairy products, eggs and meats.
Muscle, Joint Pain & Headaches / Re: Headache for 16 days and counting!
« Last post by wlwest on September 29, 2015, 09:41:33 AM »
Thanks for the help. I haven't had any tingling since that one day. But I could have some sort of degeneration in my neck for sure. I have been in several car accidents so it's not surprising. I really do think I am having a lot of inflammation. I am just perplexed by the wide array of symptoms. Went to the Chiro today and I have been taking garlic in honey and silver. I drove today which was a big thing!  I did feel worse while doing it though. But definitely an improvement.
I did add an evening primrose yesterday. But it looks like I need to up the dosage!  I have tried cod liver oil in the past and I just can't take it. It makes me so sick to my stomach. I do have willow bark tea and one willow bark in tablet form. And I should still have parsley in my herb garden. Fall is moving in here!  Is there anything else besides the fish oil?  Thanks again
Teeth & Dental / Re: Need Advice for a Broken Tooth
« Last post by healthybratt on September 29, 2015, 07:22:58 AM »
I have never done this myself, but I know you can buy self-repair dental (fillings).  Check around the internet.  Maybe you can find something.
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