At this point, I’d like to point out that I would say that my Lyme disease was officially diagnosed in 2014, even though I think it really began in 2011 with a tick bite. Or did it really start before that? I mean, I had a history of childhood and adult illnesses including: allergies, asthma, recurrent severe prolonged bronchitis, Ulcerative Colitis, Salmonella poisoning, finally culminating with Lyme disease.
Or was it just that I had gotten sick as a child, never really gotten healthy again, and continually gotten sicker until I finally pulled all the stops and, as my Mom would say, “go great guns” against anything that was living in me that I didn’t want setting up shop anymore. I would like to point out that ever since my Salmonella poisoning when I was 21 I had migrating pains. My first bout of back pain followed my diagnosis of Ulcerative Colitis. Basically, I never felt good until recently, when I went “great guns” against whatever was infecting me.
Here’s my own take on it. I think that I was either born with a weakened immune system, or got some kind of infection very early in life. I think that each illness was just either an exacerbation of the old infection, or a new thing taking up residence in my weakened immune system. It’s important to note that to get over both my Lyme and Salmonellosis, I had to cut grains and sugar out of my diet. I, like most people, find that these two foods weaken my immune system greatly. Guess what I lived on as a kid? You guessed it, grains and sugar! No wonder I kept getting sick.
Here’s a list of things associated with my Lyme disease:
- Migrating pains (neck, shoulders, low back, knees)
- Recurrent swollen lymph nodes
- Brain Fog
- Panic attacks
- Weight gain
Next week, I’ll clue you in to exactly how I was able to locate and eliminate what was weakening my immune system, and how exactly I killed the Lyme bug.