Tuesday, May 23, 2017

May 17 Update

Hello Friends!
I hope you are doing well or are on your way to healing.
Just wanted to let you know how things are going with me.
Last time, I had been 4 weeks without brain fog. A few weeks after that, our daughter came for a visit (from SoCal), then I spent a week getting our taxes organized and ready for our accountant. I missed going to the chiropractor for those 2 weeks (chiro was sick, then didn't want to go during daughter's visit), then couldn't get in the following week because the chiropractor was booked. By the time I went back, the brain fog was back and my back and neck were worse off than ever.
I've gone back 3 weeks in a row for an adjustment and K-Laser treatment and the brain fog is better, but I still get bouts of it.


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I went to see my integrative doc and had him run a bunch of labs. My liver enzymes have been high for at least a year, but seem to be getting higher. That may have something to do with the brain fog, so if you have brain fog, you might want to check your liver enzymes.

My chiropractor asked me how I was doing at an appointment and I said I was waking up at night every couple of hours and sometimes I couldn't get back to sleep for 2 hours. She said it that when you wake up at 2 or 3  to go to the bathroom, it's probably your liver. She confirmed what I had been reading. She asked if I was taking anything for that and I told her I just started  taking 1200 mg of milk thistle. She had me take home some Liverplex from Standard Process and gave me instructions on how to slowly build up to full dose. She said that Liverplex would bring down my liver enzymes and I'd sleep better. I started taking 1 a day and had no reaction. The 2nd day after I took one, I was able to sleep 6 hours straight! It's been a long time. The following night, however, I was back to getting up every 2 hours, but it still gave me hope!

I've been on the Livaplex for several weeks now, but I struggle to get that 3rd dose in . I have some good nights where I only wake up once, but the last 2 nights I was up 4 times. The good news is that I've been able to get back to sleep right away and haven't had any nights where I'm up for 2 or 3 hours. 

As for the dizziness and brain fog; they still plague me; the dizziness or off balance on many days. It's better on days when I sleep better, so I do everything I can to get better sleep on the nights before I have to drive to an appointment. I get brain fog when I do too much, which could be anything on days when I don't get enough sleep. On those days, I just try to relax, sit in the sun for 30 minutes, do something in the garden - but not overdo it or do something easy like laundry. 



I've met with a 2nd holistic dentist for amalgam removal and have scheduled an appointment for removing the fillings (and 1 crown) on the right side of my mouth. I'm so glad I went for a 2nd opinion even though the drive is 30 minutes instead of 15. I like this dentist better and the cost is lower. Even though she will do 2 additional crowns on 2 heavily filled lower teeth, the cost is about $1,300 lower than the first dentist, and that's with a $500 lab compatibility test. If I had gone to the new dentist and had to put a crown on those 2 lowers(not included in the estimate), the difference would have been $3,900.  That's a lot! The new dentist will also be doing ozone on the 4 teeth that have/will have crowns. Hopefully, all the mercury will be out of my mouth by the end of July. Then, I can start chelating in October. I plan to use the Andy Cutler Chelation method - but, more on that later. 

In the meantime, I'm continuing the K-Laser treatments at the chiropractor and look forward to them twice a month, still taking a maintenance dose of Advanced Biotic , Adaptogen Recovery, numerous other supplements and doing what I can to enjoy life. We spent a week at our Mountain Cottage working on our kitchen reno (my husband) and doing various maintenance projects. Here's a photo of the open shelving project that we just finished. You can read more HERE if you'd like to see more of the kitchen. 

That's all for now...
If you have any questions for me, feel free to leave a comment or contact me via email, listed on the sidebar.

Hope today is a good day for you.

Pam

Here is the status of my symptoms:
Numbness, tingling in feet - fluctuates
dizziness/off balance- seems to have been worse this month
brain fog- comes and goes in the afternoon
blurry eyes - a few days clear, then a few days blurry
urgency  (3) - still a problem
noise sensitivity (2)
startles easily- very little unless it's a really loud noise.
muscle pain -2 some days more, especially after working too hard.
muscle weakness (2)
high pitch ringing in the ears/low pitch ringing. High pitch comes and goes,
not being able to follow directions - hasn't been a problem - only a problem when I get brain fog.
97 - temp has been lower
Weight is stable at 130