So first of all, since I'm posting this as we near the end of the first week of Lyme Disease Awareness Month, I want to wish everyone a happy awareness month! I hope you've been able to get the word out either in person, via phone, text, or social media, or at least that you've been able to follow some of the cool awareness stuff that has happened so far this month (and will continue to be happening across the country). I personally have been out of commission for the better part of 2015, but more on that on the main blog page later.
I wanted to do a quick update on the fourth round I did of the DesBio EBV series therapy. If you've followed my blog or have read past entries, particularly on the treatment blog, you know I started the EBV series over a year ago. A healthy person who has an acute EBV/mononucleosis infection could finish and entire round (one box, ten vials, one full vial every 3 days) in one month going from vial 1 to vial 10, and immediately take the second round the following month, going from vial 10 to vial 1, and that would be the end of it, they'd say goodbye to their EBV infection and get on with life.
Since my body is so fragile as far as being able to handle supplements, medications, or treatment of any kind, we actually started this treatment with me having to take half a vial every 5 days. As you can imagine, it was very slow-going because this was how we proceeded through at least the first 2 boxes. I can't remember off the top of my head if we went to half-vials every 3 days when I started the third box (you can check out my past entries on this treatment blog for more detail on rounds 1-3), but I do know that by the time I got up to vial 6 (I think) I accidentally took an entire vial and then we ended up finishing round 3 taking a full vial every 3 days. Since those last three vials were the weakest concentrated doses, though, and since I had still had some EBV herxing with vials 1-3, we knew we needed at least 2 more rounds (my doctor said we'll probably treat for 6 months after I stop having the EBV-related herxing altogether).
Here's the reader's digest summary of round 4.
DesBio for EBV, Round 4
Took vials 10-1, which is from the weakest to the strongest.
No EBV-related herxing from vials 10-3 (see previous EBV posts for descriptions of my particular EBV-related herxes).
Minimal herxing with vials 2-1. This basically took the form of fatigue and lack of strength, but I wasn't completely devoid of all strength for two days like I used to get with these vials.
Didn't really have much herxing as far as the EBV/mono no appetite problem goes (that was a biggie all throughout the first 3 rounds), but I haven't had much of an appetite lately anyway so even though I haven't been able to eat everything I should due to various reasons, as far as I can tell, it's not EBV-related (the EBV/mono feeling I'm talking about is one which would probably be recognizable to anyone who's ever had either...more of a repulsion at even the thought or sight of food, much less the idea of eating it).
So this is good on the EBV front! We're still going to at least do one more round, and probably a sixth round eventually, just to make sure, but we're so close to being able to check off this co-infection that I'd jump for joy and click my heels if I were physically able (one day...).
I started the DesBio Bartonella series in March and that's a huge reason why I've not been able to log on and post on the blog basically at all, but hopefully I'll be able to write a little bit about that soon.
Much love and God bless,
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!