Posted by Stephanie (Long Valley, Nj) on 02/09/2016
Hi Timh and Mama to Many,
Timh, I understand how living alone you have no room for mistakes, I think of that everytime I walk down the stairs, to be super careful, there is no one to pick you up if you fall, so falling is not an option. and when your heart hurts, to relax, breath, think of great things, take the necessary supplements, no matter how hard it is to walk to the kitchen! I am so glad to know you are feeling better right now!
I went to the doc and asked for the Nystatin. he gave me the pills, not the liquid. should I try the pills? Or, should I try to get the liquid? The pills state that they have additives, and that some people have reactions to the additives, but do not list the ingredients. I remember trying Nystatin in 2010, but it was liquid.
I didn't find a DGL/allantoin supplement yet. Only found DGL. Again, I am confused because its so hard to follow the Specific Carbohydrate Diet since they say no licorice. I am not following it perfectly anymore, but trying not stray too far off of the diet. only when its important. and it sounds like I should try the DGL, and see how my colitis does.
I asked the doctor if a nutritionist would be covered by my medicaid and he said no. I do not have a natural doctor, I had found a wonderful chiropractor who was basically a nutritionist and did acupressure, and I was very grateful to see him for a few months, but he suddenly passed away a year ago, he was amazing, he saw me for free since I am unable to work. If I couldn't breathe, or was in vertigo, he always helped, and believed me when I told him what I was feeling. My regular doctor is all I can afford since he's in my medicaid. He isn't trained in natural meds. So for my LPR (laryngopharyngeal reflux) he gave me Zantac (Ranitidine). I don't know if I should take the Zantac or just try the baking soda.
I don't know much about the antiparasite & pathogen remedies. I do have lugols iodine, its hard for me to bend so I have never put it on my feet, but I put 2 drops on my wrist and rub my wrists together. Is that ok? I have coconut oil. I like it on my salmon, once a wk. I have tried to eat a tsp of it, daily, but I am not consistent. I have 7 large mercury fillings, so I am not sure if its ok to do the coconut oil pulling, with the mercury. In fact, I am not sure what is ok to take since I have them. Currently removing them is not an option. Both financially, and physically since I am in back pain 24/7, and constant mild vertigo from the lymes, so traveling is hard.
i have bee pollen that I got 2 years ago from my neighbors farm. I am sure it is still good. I don't think it goes bad. But when I tried to take it, I wasn't sure if I had a reaction, so I stopped, and haven't been brave enough to try it again. I do have a tsp of honey daily though. again, the Specific Carb Diet says no, to bee pollen, its hard to get better if I can't try these healthy cures! So thats why I am not perfect on the SCD diet. do you think its ok to try it again? and I could just start with a small amount, and see if my colitis is happy?
Mama to Many,
I went to the doctor. he said he thinks its rotator cuff and I don't need xray, and don't need orthopedic doctor yet. he said to move and use my arm and shoulder. I have a lot more use of it as of yesterday. What I did so far: I rubbed 70% dmso gel on it, 30% aloe. took magnesium citrate. took a COQ10 /cocurcumin supplement, and rested my shoulder. I am very interested in what you did. you said you had a drink of kefir/turmeric/comfrey a few times a day. I am confused about comfrey. I don't know how to take it. I saw it on the internet. I ran out of turmeric capsules, but I do have a bottle that I sprinkle on my salmon, I could use that. I saw Kefir at the grocery store. can I buy that kind or do I need the healthy kind from the health food store? I don't plan on making it, I have limited energy and $. They said great things about Comfrey on the internet, I am very interested. Also it said that allantoin is in comfrey, and Timh suggests allantoin, so since you both suggest it, then it must be great! Thank you so much! -Steph