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JessieJoy
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Hi friends! I haven't been here in a few months. I used to post under JessJoy, but had to change my user name because I was unable to post due to computer issues.

Anyway, if you search my old posts, you can see that I was VERY ILL last year. I actually thought I was going to die a few times. Turned out I had Bart and Lyme.

After 4 months of antibiotics (Levoquin and Doxy), my body started rejecting them. I turned to the Cowden condensed program not expecting much but holy crap IT WORKED!!!!I'm almost symptom free and I'm in month 5.

Most of my debilitating symptoms began clearing up after 3 months into the program. Two things that I have to avoid at all cost are sugar (or sugar substitutes) and caffeine.

I am so pleased with my progress, I just wanted to share! BTW, I get Cowden discounted by 75% due to their assistance program. Thank the gods, otherwise I couldn't have afforded it. When I indulge in sugar or caffeine and end up paying for it, I take Gaia herbs Japanese knotweed(resveratrol) and chug water with wormwood tincture (artemesia). Those 2 are my back up weapons and they really work, I pop 4 pills at a time and chase it with a quart of wormwood water.

THIS COMBINATION IS REALLY WORKING!

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nefferdun
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I am glad you are doing so much better and hope things continue to improve until you are in complete remission. Thanks for sharing what is working for you. Which Cowden tinctures are you using and how much do you take?

Levaquin is so powerful. I was done in by 5 weeks of it. You probably killed off a lot of your infection with four months of it and doxy. It often takes a good die off for our immune system to recognize the pathogens and make antibodies against it. Then when the load is diminished we have a better chance of controlling it with herbs etc.

As we can never fully eradicate the infections, at some point we need to rely on our immune system to be able to fight on it's own. I am trying to make the cross over myself.

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Marnie
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Looks like a major attempt to get adrenaline (epinephrine) down is very important.

The hormones glucagon and ***epinephrine*** (adrenaline) stimulate glycogenolysis (glycogen to glucose).

When you consume caffeine, the drug begins its effects by initiating uncontrolled neuron firing in your brain, according to Stephen Cherniske in his book, Caffeine Blues.

This excess neuron activity triggers your pituitary gland to secrete a hormone that tells your adrenal glands to produce adrenalin.

Did you happen to catch the post here re: PTSD and how it made lyme worse?

PTSD = remembering a scary incident = adrenaline "rush" = fight or flight.

Drug in use for PTSD is a beta blocker called Propranolol.

I saw a show on TV just recently about it...it takes time, but indeed helped (a woman who kept remembering her assault).

Another piece of the puzzle. Hope you continue to make progress!

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JessieJoy
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Nefferdun, I am doing the condensed cowden program and following the 6 month scheduled dosing. You can look it up on Nutrimedix's website, it's too many tinctures to name.

Yeah, I finally ended up on the levoquin after 6 weeks of doxy weren't working. My doc doubled the doxy and added 500 mg of levo. That really started my turn around, but I was still pretty bad, having episodes constantly.

I still remember when I first felt my body's immune system fight the lyme on it's own. It was an amazing feeling. I am so blessed to have a husband with a good job and lots of understanding. It allowed me to rest. Some people never get this very basic requirement because they can't afford it.

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AuntyLynn
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Congratulations! It's really gratifying to hear a success story every now and then.

Keep us posted!

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Haley
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I'm curious - what happens when you eat sugar or caffeine? These are the 2 things I am desparately trying to stop without much success.

Where do you get artemsia tincture?

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canefan17
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This smells like a Nutramedix plug

Hope I'm wrong

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karenl
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think you are right, ....registered May 2012!
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riverspirit
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Haley, you can get artemisia annua via iherb. There are a few choices, including both herb pharm and gaia herb brands. They both use very high quality plants.

Canefan, Jessie says that she was formerly "jessjoy" and i trust what she shares here for the benefit of all.

Peace to all ~

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Catgirl
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I'm not on Cowden (on Byron White), but I see a well known doc and he swears by Cowden and Byron White.

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Tammy N.
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Catgirl - could you PM me your doc's name? Thanks:)
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randibear
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I've heard good things about cowden. Is it something you can do on your own?

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So wonderful, Jessie!!
[woohoo]

Be sure to post your story here also:

http://flash.lymenet.org/ubb/ultimatebb.php/topic/3/15820

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