Four and a half years ago I came to this forum with my cancer story. I was in remission, relapsed, and had a bone marrow transplant. I'm in recovery from that now, but my liver enzymes are slightly elevated, my heart sometimes pounds and races, and my pulmonary function is impaired. I am currently taking tacrolimus, bactrim and acyclovir. I *really* want to stop taking the bactrim and acyclovir, but the doctors are adamant that they are necessary. I am also in the process of refusing…See More
"Yeah. They don't seem to have much advice in that department, but maybe we can learn together. I think I can have anything cooked. I guess my focus will have to be on minimizing inflammatory foods and being careful with pH balance, so as to…"
I have a difficult situation. I am receiving a bone marrow transplant in July. After chemo I will be on immuno-suppressive drugs, prophylactic abx, anti-fungals and anti-virals for as much as a year. Sounds like a good way to trash the gut, huh? Here's the kicker- I am not allowed to eat raw foods, fermented foods, or take probiotics during this period. Any suggestions? How do I help the gut repopulate in the face of this onslaught?
Hi there,I am in the depths of sorting out some very perplexing health issues. When I get the results of my most recent bone marrow biopsy tomorrow, I will know whether I have leukemia. Even if I do, there's nothing they could say to convince me to do chemo at this point because I feel mostly fine except for being really tired. My blood counts are critically low, but FINALLY rising after months of decline. I attribute this to constitutional homeopathics, Dr. John D'Onofrio's immune boosting…See More
"I am taking it right now because I am on a super immune-boosting supplement protocol for auto immune issues and deficiency. To be honest, I can't tell whether it is making a difference for me because the protocol has a lot of elements (many of…"
"Here is my current status, and the complete course of my treatment. I'm posting because I think it is downright miraculous so far, and I hope that others can look to this and see a way out of the allopathic downward spiral.
My symptoms began in…"
I'm on a pretty active section of life's rollercoaster right now! I have symptoms of Lyme, Babesia and Bartonella. I have not had bloodwork done because I haven't connected with a doc who can order good tests, and even then I am concerned that they are inaccurate. I may try to have some done but I don't have unlimited resources.I am working with a classical homeopath whom I respect a great deal. One step forward, two steps back. I am feeling positive and frustrated by turns, but learning all…See More
"I have it too. The only issue with it would be prolonged exposure to freezing temperatures and you can't get yourself warmed up the issue would be frostbite - if you find yourself experiencing frost bite, put your fingers/toes into LUKEWARM…"
I have had Reynauds since my twenties. My right ring finger and pinky lose circulation cometely if my core temp drops. In the morning, drinking my smoothies gives me Reynauds, and they are a peoblem if I am working or playing outside. Any thoughts or experiences?
"Generally, I find it is easier to find something to do *instead*, rather than to "stop" (whatever "it" is). I'd consider when/where/why a behavior occurs, what underlying need is being met. And create an alternate action or…"
"Part of my issue might be a bad case of the "Shoulds." I believe that if I could embrace my habits as conscious choices and accept them without judgment that I could become more healthy in my transitions."
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Good to hear your headache problem went away. I been plagued with headaches over the years. My stress come out at the vascular level. There are times the only thing that brings relief for me is series of enemas.
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