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Jamers
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I moved to North Carolina in 2004, I fell ill in 2009 not shortly after I moved out towards the country in an area where farm fields (like cotton) where being transitioned into subdivisions. I recently heard that the chemicals sprayed on cotton are very high and extremely toxic. Along with the humidity here and the likelihood of mold, I wonder how much of my environment is contributing to my remaining symptoms and if they have played a role in me falling ill from Lyme and Co.

When it rains here, which is a lot, I feel tired, dizzy, fatigued, and weak. My dogs get allergies on their paws and drippy noses. It even gets worse when I leave the house and drive somewhere. It's been a very wet season and just recently for a few days the humidity was low (25%) before another rainfall. I felt completely different during the low humidity. My thinking was clear, my vision better, my emotions stable, I was speaking more intellectually, I had energy!!

Am I onto something thinking that the environment is keeping me sick???

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Diagnosed Pos. Lyme Nov. 17, 2010, Igx.
Pos. Babesia Duncani March 2011, Igx.
Clinical diagnosis for Bartonella

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Yes, what they are spraying on cotton is bad stuff, and there is a lot of it. Neurotoxic.

I would not want to buy a house in one of those new subdivisions. Old apple orchards turned into housing can be bad too....they used to spray them with lead and arsenic based stuff.

You should google cotton pesticides and herbicides to see what is happening and what the health risks are. Any chance of moving? A relative who lived in a house that backed up to a cotton field had a child with a developmental disability that was neurologic in nature, and yet they didn't move.

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Mold could be a problem, as it is for so many of us. Mold toxins are very neurotoxic.

Certainly pesticides and herbicides, fungicides cannot do good to anyone.

Third, it could be electrosmog: sometimes the country side has more electrosmog (some parts of the country side), because antennas are set with higher potency to reach farther than in the cities (so they emit stronger radiation beams).

In the end, it is the body who heals, not medicine, I mean, for the long term. Medicine alone will never make lyme dormant forever. Never ever.

If the body is not reasonably happy, functioning well, reasonably nourished, reasonably undisturbed (by harmful frequencies), not too toxic, well, it will go on and heal itself! I swear that the body is the best healing machine for all problems, if it is given condition to heal.

You can name genetic defects (then comes another branch of science called epigenetics to prove you the opposite),
....
you can blame high intelligent bacteria that learn how to fight abx and form biofilms and go into cystic or L-forms...

(then it realize that you also evolved with these intelligent bacteria and survived them too in a process that lasted thousands of years , so you are also intelligent)...

...

You're right to look into other problems, and the environment is you. I mean, everything around you eventually ends up inside you through air, food, water, frequencies...

If you feel a direct relation between humidity and feeling unease, you can look into mold, maybe.

Or simply, some people react badly to humidity (if you look into classic homeopathy, how they analyze symptoms and diseases, you see that type of description related to humidity everywhere), and if so, some homeopathic pellets would solve the problem (?)

Just some ideas for you to look into.

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Jamers
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Poppy...thanks for your reply! No chance of moving far away but perhaps away from my neighborhood. The pesticides scare me to be honest. Apparently there is a farm chemical company a block away from me and if the land was used as a cotton field, I still worry that the chemicals are in the yard and get worse when it rains...as evidenced by my pets. I recently decided I'm going to get the water tested by an outside party too...we have well water so I wonder about it. Thanks again.

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Diagnosed Pos. Lyme Nov. 17, 2010, Igx.
Pos. Babesia Duncani March 2011, Igx.
Clinical diagnosis for Bartonella

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Brussels, thank you for your always insightful response. I completely agree with you that the BODY knows how to heal itself. I fear that my environment is a huge problem for me. There is a crawl space under our house that could harbor mold.

I eat very well and have healthy habits so I'm coming to a theory that my environment is to blame. I did not know that some people react to humidity. I am definitely going to look into homeopathy for that. I also believe I react to mold; whether it's an allergy (confirmed allergy to outside mold), sensitivity or just problem detoxing. Thank you!

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Diagnosed Pos. Lyme Nov. 17, 2010, Igx.
Pos. Babesia Duncani March 2011, Igx.
Clinical diagnosis for Bartonella

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You're welcome, Jamers.

I'm just copying for you ONE description of a remedy used in homeopathy, so that you have an idea how they find out which remedy the person needs.

The homeopath has a big database with remedies and which conditions it treats, what type of patient reacts to these remedies etc.

if you google homeopathy with 'damp' or 'humid' you will find dozens of homeopathic substances. The homeopath can find it for you (usually classical approach is best for first timers...).

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ARANEA DIADEMA


Aranea was suggested by Grauvogl as one of the remedies for what he called the hydrogenoid constitution, this being a constitution which could not tolerate moisture.

Under Aranea, all the symptoms are worse during damp weather or from dwelling in damp localities.

Especially is this true with what we may call chronic intermittent fever, for which Aranea is the remedy when the symptoms are aggravated during every change to damp weather.

The patient may feel very comfortable on a sunny day, but as soon as it becomes damp then he gets sick. During this aggravation, he complains of chilliness, followed by little or no fever.

The chill is apt to be typical, occurring at the same hour every other day, every week, or at some regular period.

You find also that the spleen is enlarged and the patient is subject to haemorrhages. The patient may or may not have been previously treated with quinine.

CINCHONA and CHININUM SULPHURICUM are both very similar to Aranea diadema in the periodical return of symptoms.

They are both indicated in cases of swollen spleen, and of ague from living in damp places, etc.

CEDRON, of which it has been asserted that it will relieve the bite of the rattlesnake and modify hydrophobia, may also be regarded as an analogue of Aranea diadema and of the spider poisons generally.

It is said to act best in nervous, excitable and even voluptuous patients, especially females. The febrile and neuralgic symptoms return with clock-like regularity.

It is used in ague contracted in warm countries, or in low, marshy land, in which latter respect it offers some similarity to Aranea.

But the former remedy has won favor mainly in hot climates, while the latter works well in chills contracted in cold and wet localities.

The chill predominates, heat being slight or wanting. In Cedron, on the contrary, there is congestion to the head, flying heat in the face alternating with chill, and dry heat, with full, quick pulse.

Aranea also cures diarrhoea, and these patients are often troubled with this disorder. The stools are watery, and are associated with great rumbling in the bowels, as if considerable fermentation were going on within.

The sleep is restless, and the patient, on awaking, has a symptom which is quite common to all medicines that affect the cerebrospinal nerves, and that is, SOME PART OF THE BODY FEELS AS IF IT WERE SWOLLEN.

For example, on awaking from sleep, the arms or hands feel as if they were enormously large, far larger than natural.

Aranea is useful in toothache, especially worse in damp weather, and also as soon as the patient gets into bed. Here it reminds you of Mercurius.

There is a symptom of Aranea which I have not had the opportunity of observing in practice, and that is numbness of the parts supplied by the ulnar nerve.

Aranea also attacks the bones. It is especially indicated in disease of the os calcis, when the patient complains of boring, digging pain in that bone.

This may be due to a simple periostitis, or it may be associated with caries. Sometimes there is a sensation as if the bones felt like ice. This is purely subjective.

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The mold could be your biggest problem, but don't discount the probability that your drinking water is contaminated too.

Herbicides are used in cotton farming. That is what they use to defoliate the crops so they can harvest them. Think "agent orange."

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Jamers
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Thank you Brussels for that information. I'll keep it in mind. I am taking Natrum Sulphuricum 6X after I did some research on humidity problems. My fingers are crossed.

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Diagnosed Pos. Lyme Nov. 17, 2010, Igx.
Pos. Babesia Duncani March 2011, Igx.
Clinical diagnosis for Bartonella

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Oh my goodness Lymetoo! That sounds incredibly scary and toxic to be around. I wanted to get my drinking water tested by an outside party but found it to be really expensive. I recall at one time, that universities do it for cheaper/free but can't find that info anywhere.

As for mold, I'm considering that as a significant possibility. This whole winter anytime my heat kicks on, I get dizzy, sinus problems, my heart may race and muscle pain. It's getting a little out of control and all of my dogs seem to exhibit some sign of allergy right now. I'm planning to go stay with family in Wisconsin for a bit to see if that helps.

Thanks for you input.

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Diagnosed Pos. Lyme Nov. 17, 2010, Igx.
Pos. Babesia Duncani March 2011, Igx.
Clinical diagnosis for Bartonella

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