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tickalert
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I know my bacteria load is going down.

The one thing I noticed is I used to be so skinny...I'm 5ft 6in and now weigh 113. I used to weight 105.

Previously I had bad parasites which I've been working on for at least a year. I thought once you do these cleanses you loose weight.

I seem to have gone in the opposite direction.

I do tons of pilates and weights...could be the reason.

One thing that's been very prevelant for me is constipation which I seem to have all the time.

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Hi tickalert,

I have the weight gain problem as well..quite a bit more than you though [Smile] ..and I have an issue with constipation as well. I do aerobics and weights and try to eat as good as I can but sometimes I do slip.
There could be a correlation between the two I would think. I get very bloated too. My gastro doc gave me a constipation med to try b/c nothing over the counter helps me. I have a lot of gas too - yuck.

What kind of cleanses have you done?

Thanks,
Sherrie

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Lyme can kill your metabolism.
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i have the weight gIN nd bloating to. do detox cleanses help. you are right there is nothing over the counter that helps this. one month, i gained 7 pounds between dr. visits. this scares me. my husband says buy bigger clothes, but i refuse. hopefully one day my body will be somewhat normal again.

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Keebler
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There is nothing wrong with buying a few new things that fit well. Remember, this may be a temporary "puffing" but it could also take a while to resolve. No one should be made to feel badly about physical reactions to illness and if that includes the body changes sizes, we still need to accept ourselves with respect. That includes having clothes that fit us nicely.

As long as you do the best you can with good self-care, have compassion and patience. And, oh, a GLUTEN-FREE diet will help to reduce some of the puffiness and inflammation causing a change in size. The most important thing is to treat the infection but also treat ourselves with respect, no matter what.

So what if our body changes shape a bit. If we take care of ourselves, that is what matters most. Weight loss (at first) and then weight gain - both often with no apparent reason - is common with lyme. Once the infection is treated this usually resolves itself in a remarkable manner.

Liver and adrenal support is vital along the way. Yoga or Qi Gong can be very helpful, too.

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About the constipation: are you eating enough - and drinking enough water (and green tea)? Lots of vegetables are vital to help the colon keep things moving. More help from the plant kingdom may just be the ticket. Also very helpful are the antioxidants from all the colorful plants.

Flax seed meal is also a great help.
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