I hope you've all been able to find somethong to bring a smile to your face, however small it may be, and however fleeting it may be, during this day, this week, this month, this year, or even this moment.
I want to try a new format for some posts on the site, which I mentioned on the main blog page a little while back. I'm hoping it will help me keep up with these updates more frequently than when we tried this Series Therapy in 2015 (which ended up being non-existent, because I got behind and then overwhelmed, and can't often write enough to warrant a post).
So, below I've embedded a video from my YouTube channel (still in its infancy, but I plan on expanding as I'm able, hopefully for others and for myself), discussing my first dose of this round of the Bartonella Series Therapy. I'm also going to quickly mention a few reminders from my first post addressing this topic last week, before the video, since the video was taken after the first dose I took, and doesn't cover the second dose or the change we made while listening to my body and how it responded to treatment.
I'm not trying to avoid herxing, not at all,because it often IS an indicator your body is finally responding tontrearments and fighting the infections that have made their habitat in your cells for many years. But, there are times during this journey where maybe you can't detox effectively enough, or detox at all, especially with genetic methylation mutation issues, at which point killing, killing, killing the buggers often results in a herx that's not only unecessarily horrible–even though sometimes they are just that by nature, even when you are able to detox...these buggers just like to be jerks.
When I say "unnecessarily horrible" herxing, I mean that constant herxing that seemingly never lifts (different from just "flaring"), and this can actually set you back by forcing you to live in such a state of perpetual herxing, and therefore perpetual stress on your body, mind, and soul, or forces you to make the decision to postpone/hold your treatment till it calms. It's not ideal, of course, to stop treatment, especially when things are deep into the neurological stages, but it's better than herxing all day, every day, with no breaks or relief, via any methods. I promise you that. Listen to your body.
Thats a lot more than I thought I was going to (or could) type, and though my hands and wrists are screaming at me to stop, I've made it this far, I'm determined to finish this post, and I'm counting it as a victory being able to type it at all. Thank You, Lord!🙌🏻
Notes to remember about the Bartonella Series Therapy, as I tackle it this time around (more details, at least about dose one, in video):
– Details of reactions, herxing, symptom cycling, in the video below from a few days ago, but wanted to mention in print that we started with two drops–TWO DROPS–from vial 1, with the plan to do the same every three days, vials 1, then 2, then through vial 10, depending on how I tolerate the treatment.
– Many of the DesBio homeopathic remedies for infections like this are designed to take a full vial every three days, ideally making the box last a month, so you can take vials 1-10, then follow it immediately with the same thing in reverse, vials 10-1.
– My body is so sensitive to any and all treatments, mess, and supplements, though, and we already knew I reacted severely to this treatment during March-October-ish of 2015, so we purposely started slowly, with the plan of two drops every three days.
– Video shows and explains (some of) the symptoms and other things that came along with my first dose, but since I recorded it before my second dose, it obviously doesn't show that, so for now, here's the video, with a few notes below the video, addressing dose two and the change we had to make in the order of things:
After my first dose of two drops from vial one, I realized I was tolerating the dose better than in 2015, which in encouraging, yet I was still also in that "unnecessary horrible herxing" place, even though the video doesn't show just how true that is, and how rough this first dose was (which was expected, but still not fun).
We decided to go ahead and switch it up–my husband actually suggested it, but I was more than willing to comply, so we could figure out what the best method of handling this treatment and it's herxes is going to be. My second dose I took a day late, 4 days after my two drops from vial 1, and I'm now going in reverse order–meaning I'm starting with vial 10, and will go 10-1, that way I build up to the stronger doses (and still kill bugs along the way), so "unnecessarily-horrible herxing" is not the state in which I must remain 24/7/365.25.
Not every update will be this long; some may just be a short bullet list of what any given dose brings, some may just be a video, some may be a video with a sentence or two to say hi...there's no telling. But this one warranted its length, I felt, simply because I wanted to give as complete a picture of our process as possible (apologies if it's not completely coherent, or if it jumps around–I'm really just trying to get this info out there, because there are only a few places online where you can read/watch videos, testimonials, reviews, etc. of DesBio Series Therapies.
Remember, you can find joy, regardless of whatever you face on any gown day, you just have to make a conscious choice to find it and smile. I say this as a reminder to myself as much as anyone else. I'm not perfect at this practice, but that's okay, that's why it's a daily practice.
P.S. I don't think I've ever been quite so happy for my Burbur-Pinella combo tincture from Nutramedix as I was during the herxing from dose one. Y'all. If you don't have at least burbur, you NEED this miracle herx-reducer. I can't give you technical medical advice, so I'm not, but I can say the burbur, especially when combined with pinella (each is sold separately, but there's as a two-in-one product, which is what I usually use, just to get the great specific detox effects of both–I would go so far as to say it's a necessity for anyone with severe neuro effects from Lyme/co-infections), but honestly, I recommend it for everyone fighting these battles. The targeted toxin relief is unmatched by any other similar remedies I've tried (forms, at least, as long as I take it every 10-15 mins while herxing, as many times as needed throughout the day, to reduce symptoms and target the toxins released from the fighting-back/dying-off/dead bacteria. Just a little something I wanted to add.
This is the space where I plan on giving updates specifically related to the treatments I'm doing at any given time. Having this all on one page will ideally make it easier to locate treatment-related information without sifting through my archives, although if you're looking for a specific keyword or want to read about a specific protocol, the search function on the site can help with that!