Sunday, July 6, 2008

Today

I had a strangely good few hours today. I wasn't plagued by dizziness, chest discomfort, bad fatigue. I didn't feel great but it's as close to normal as I've felt in the past year.

I've been on antibiotics for a little over 6 weeks now. It will be 7 weeks on Thursday.

At about 4 I started going downhill. The dizziness came back with a vengeance and it was different. We were walking back from the park and it felt like my sight was starting to grown a bit dim. I wasn't sure if I was going to have an attack of vertigo for the first time either. I was a little frightened by it. With this illness, I'm never quite sure what's around the corner whether it's regarding treatment or symptoms. It's a constant shape shifter-trickersterish.

I did some reading in Jungian stuff again. How I miss that world. I looked at the SF Jung Institute's list of workshops for the fall just in case. The people that I used to hang out with are now licensed and a couple are lecturing there. Sometimes it just hits me in deep in the gut how much my life got derailed by this illness. I try not to stay in that place. I'd like to reconnect with people but I'm just not well enough to. I don't have the energy to explain what's going on. I know my old friends would be wonderfully understanding.

Anyway it was good to read and good to feel engaged in the material. I was reminded how much this is where I belong.

It will be so nice to get my mind back. I can feel it coming back and then slip away but at least it's coming back a little more.

My current treatment regime:

100mg Minocycline twice daily
200 mg co Q10 with 1 tablespoon cod liver oil
5 mg hydrocortisone a.m. and 2.5 mg p.m (to address dysautonomia and hypoadrenia)
60mg of Armour Thyroid first thing in the morning (titrating up to 90mg)
1 teaspoon Argentyn 23 (Colloidal Silver) three times daily
Anti-Babesia Herbs (ran out last Tuesday)
Methylcobalamin Injection
Nystatin 5 ml four times daily
Probiotics 4 daily
Undenatured Whey Protein
Liquid Vitamin B
N-A-C
Milk Thistle
Magnesium Malate
1 gram vitamin C
At least 20 grams fiber daily

I will talk to my doctor Tuesday. I will most likely be adding more antibiotics.

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