| Posted: Tue May 22nd, 2012 23:31||
|Summary and follow-up
provided to Th1 forum by HealthyAgain
Posted: Fri Oct 29th, 2010 06:51
My wife was diagnosed with Borreliosis 2 yrs ago. She had 44 symptoms. 3 months later, I started to develop multiple symptoms: numbness in the limbs, tingling, tinnitus, bumping into walls, arthritic foot and hand, psoriasis of the scalp, ear infections, eczema in the ear, slightly raised blood pressure (I was 47 at the time, but overall pretty fit, non-smoker, slim with regular exercise).
We spent thousands on private treatment, using Doxy etc...but all the disease symptoms came back after 6 months of treatment. We started the Marshall Protocol.
After 16 months on the MP, my wife can now work,drive the car, sleep properly, her memory is back, no brain fog, works full days, ride her sports bike (keen cyclist!). Her symptoms are now reduced to 7. She still has a stiff neck, heels burn a bit, a few mental anxiety attacks etc...but she is functioning at 75%. She is still on the MP, until ALL symptoms resolve. ………..
Since my symptoms were much lighter than my wife's, I was on the full MP dose within 6 weeks, but my wife still cannot tolerate Zithro at the full 250mg dose every 10 days.
ALL my symptoms have mostly resolved. I have not taken Olmersartan or antibiotics for 2 months. I still have minor but regular IP - notably in the gall bladder and liver and extremities. I had a blood test last week for liver, kidney, blood - all returned good.
Balance issues worsened for several weeks.
Light sensitivity esp. fluorescent lights.
Heavy limbs, esp first few weeks of Olmecip.
Huge IP in the gall bladder area for months, prickly pain.
Much stomach rumbling, wind and clear fluid discharge from the bottom - for several months.
Testicular pain for months in both testicles.
Sharp pains in the bladder.
Sore behind the eyes for several weeks(had eyes checked,but they said my eyes were in excellent shape)
Strange pain, in the middle of my head, behind my right ear
Tingling skin attacks all over my body.
Bone pains, sharp pricks.
Last 3 months esp. on Bactrim, light sensitivity and liver/gall bladder area - quite severe sharp pains.
Huge acne, not white heads but under the skin on the right side of my back. From neck to waist. I've never had acne before. Just the right side, nowhere else.
Eye capillaries, greatly inflamed when IP is severe.
Left shoulder stiffness, spasms in the muscles seems mildly fibrotic.
Jaw bone/tooth pain.
Extremely tight breathing with diaphragm at times. Voice affected. I've had nasal congestion for most of my adult life, but now it's no longer present, just lots of discharge without congestion.
Many, many colds every few weeks.
Balance issues resolved after 6 weeks
Weight loss. I lost 4kgs
My blood pressure is normal again.
I can now jog effortlessly for 3km.
Tingling reduced to odd twinges.
Numbness - the odd finger for a few minutes in the morning
Foot and hand no longer arthritic .
Tinnitus for a few seconds, perhaps twice a week.
No ear infections, no eczema in the ear, just some scratching sensation every few days.
The quality of my vision is INCREDIBLE. Not the focus, but the colour depth/clarity and radiance of light. I notice specs of dusk in the air. Bands of colour etc...just remarkable.
Digestion is superb.
Kidney function improved.
Hearing has improved.
Much more sensitive to noise.
Thinking is razor sharp.Memory excellent.
I could go on...
We both stuck rigorously to the protocol guidelines.
Posted: Fri Oct 29th, 2010 08:36
We have a resentful doctor for the antibiotics, but the Olmersartan we get from http://www.unitedpharmacies.com. It's the CIPLA Olmecip 40mg.
We take liver,kidney blood tests every 4 months privately.
Healing on the MP is a complex mix of EVERYTHING. This is why sticking to the guidelines is important. It grounds you and your expectations.
You experience the disease symptoms and the IP at the same time, so you must study yourself and learn to spot the differences. No one else will do it for you. It's just too complicated for a 3rd party to understand. For example, steady tingling in the foot was the disease symptom. When I started to heal, I would get a different sensation in the foot - a soft, light cooling sensation.
Disease symptoms are steady and worsening. The IP and healing is like guerilla warfare - sudden attacks, stabbing pains anywhere, any time! But none so bad that you are debilitated. Just constant stuff going on and resolving day and night. After a while, you get confident in recognising the symptoms. Liver and gall bladder 'stabs' are particularly unnerving, because it's so unusual.
If my eyes started to hurt, I would go for a check-up to reassure myself. If my liver or gall bladder was experiencing IP 'stabs' - I would go for a check-up to reassure my self etc...You will be challenged regularly. Stay the course...
By far, the most important thing - GO SLOOOWLY!
We all need time to develop confidence in the process of healing. Study the science and stick to the MP groups for advice.
Many, many people on the MP site experience the same IP symptoms when healing. Use this knowledge to reassure yourself.
Our society is full of many ill people, who are 'happy' to continue suffering in their diseased state, because fear keeps them tethered to old knowledge. I'm sorry, but I don't fit into that group. I have a brain and I can analyse and recognise good science when I see it.
I absolutely had no way out of this illness. After 5 doctors and lots of cash - I still refused to give up!
The protocol works.
Posted: Mon Dec 13th, 2010 05:49
It's now been 3 months since I stopped the ABX, but continued using Olmecip.
No disease symptoms have returned.
My eyesight is still getting better.
Still getting LOTS of IP:
Gall bladder - prickly pain for a few hours every other day.
Lymph nodes - on the neck become sore now and again.
Colds - still regular colds every other week or so.
Cold Sores (Herpes Simplex)- This is remarkable - I've had no cold sores for seven months!! First time in my life, as far as I can remember. Many times I'v felt the 'tingling' on my lips, but they failed to break through to the skin. Finally 4 days ago, I felt a real big sore trying to 'surface' but it only came out on my lip as a small size. It healed in 2 days and disappeared. It just could not penetrate the skin above my lips, which usually resulted in a painful scar for 10 days. Simply unbelievable.
Ears & Scalp - still get some itching. Not severe reappears every few days.
Stomach- still periodic flatulence and rumbling. You know it's IP because it non-stop for about 2 days (not funny!)
Numbness- almost non-existent now.
Tingling - random bits in the foot sometimes.
Fatigue - most days I work from 7am to 5pm with no breaks. No midday naps. If I do, then it 20 mins. or so.
Tinnitus very mild, only notice it at night when it's quiet.
So - all you fabulously brave & tough MP folk - the stuff really works. Stick with it.
Posted: Thu Mar 1st, 2012 00:15
I've had one cold sore in the last year, but it was during an extremely physically demanding holiday.
My wife's arthritic neck, has completely resolved. She cannot believe it yet! First time, in 4yrs she could ski for more than 3hrs. Her joints are now almost pain free.
Posted: Fri Mar 2nd, 2012 06:03
My wife has not contributed to the forums,as I do all the research etc... She found it all too depressing on top of the illness.
Her symptoms are at the top of the forum and she has just kept to the MP, without breaks since june'09.
She still has neuro IP, some sleep disturbances and is sensitive to stress. Much less tingling in he arms and legs and not as numb. Still using Mino, Clinda.
But, since these major improvements, her attitude is much more positive and hopeful.
Last edited on Tue May 22nd, 2012 23:51 by Sallie Q
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