Hi, I am in the process of retiring on disability. Last year, my health dramatically declined. My doctor thinks it may be Lyme disease even though I've tested negative. I have been experiencing extreme fatigue and body aches for almost a year now. I started oil pulling about three weeks ago. I'm now only experiencing one or two days per week of extreme fatigue and body aches. For the first time in a year, I feel well enough to tackle the clutter that has built up in my house, I've been organizing and cleaning regularly. I still tire easily, but I am feeling well enough to tackle some pretty big jobs one at a time! Thanks so much for this info. It is really making a difference!
Baton Rouge, La.
I want to thank everyone on this site for contributing and sharing your experiences. After about 10 years and two seperate misdiagnosed episodes of Lymes Disease, I have now been symptom free for almost 5 months. After many different antibiotics and antifungacides I finally said to hell with them all and here is what I did:
I spent about seven days eating nothing but whole mandarin oranges and whole lemons. The whole thing, including the skin, seeds, pulp and juice. I would cut them into little pieces and wash them down with very hot plain water. I also took about 5 grams of Vitamin C.
Don't ask me why, but something just told me to do it. After about 8 days I woke up and I knew that the lyme disease was over. I then went on a modified no sugar - no flour diet. I did eat some whole fruit and lots of organic soy nuts for carbs. I lost 45 lbs and no more blood pressure medicine.
I now eat just about anything I want but not much, if any factory/processed foods.
We are all individuals and this worked for me. If I had not found this site and then listened to my bodies voice, I might still be suffering.
Thank you, best wishes and peaceful life to all,
Guelph, Ontario, Canada
I discovered this small black tick the other day underneath my skin and that 'bullseye' rash started, that ring, all indicating the tick has lime disease. I immediately started to take Iboprophen, and when I treated the 'ring' with Oil of Oregano, over might is became half the size! I also treat it with an antibiotic cream, however, the results by using Oregona are much better. I'm also taking stuff for the immune system, such as Olive leaf extract and Royal Gelee. Also internally I'm taking alot of garlic gloves, Propolis, Oil of Oregano (5 drops in a glass) as well as Artemisia (Wormwood); all to kill the bacteria. So far I'm feeling much better and I will continue to take these remedies for the next 4 weeks, and if nessessary add antibiotics as well. I'm doing better already!
Ottawa, Ontario/ Canada
Oregano oil for lyme disease: better but not cured - I am taking it orally once every few days and can feel in my knees when it has been too long. Dissolves knee pain within hours. Also use it topically on the bite site, which becomes re-infected about once a month. Burns like hell. Expensive, too.
Los Angeles, California
I have had lyme since February 22,1978. I rescued a puppy from the pound and she had 25 ticks and one got into my leg and I didn't know it for about a month. I was crawling around the floor one day and happened to sit up and found it in my leg. Well, you know the rest of the nightmare, no point in going into it. Sometimes I would feel great and couldn't remember what new supplement I had taken and then it would go away and I would be flat on my back.
One of the best ones I used was Bloodroot which I got from Ted but I had to take it with a scoop of L Glutamine powder (black cherry) so I didn't herx. Last night I was googling as usual and I remembered Pantethine for the adrenals. I had taken Pantothenic Acid on and off for years and I also took Pantethine too. I searched out my bottles of Pantothenic Acid, and Pantethine and took 1000 mg. Pantothenic Acid and 600 Pantethine along with an organic b-complex and a vitamin C and felt quite good in about 20 minutes. I am sure I found the missing link because I started googling and found nothing substantial about lyme and Pantothenic Acid or Lyme and Pantethine and that tells me that the information is very, very hard to find.
I started to google the symptoms of Lyme and the symptoms of a Pantothenic Acid and a Pantethine deficiency. From what I learned Pantothenic Acid (b-5) is great for acne or skin rashes and Pantethine is good for all the symptoms of lyme disease.
I always felt like lyme felt like Addison's disease even back in 1978 and exhausted adrenals are a Pantothenic deficiency. So at times I was treating myself for adrenal insufficiency and feeling great but forgot what I was taking. I have enough supplements to have my own vitamin store and I don't use antibiotics for this scourge. I tried them in the beginning but it always came back so I gave up on conventional meds. a long time ago.
Pantethine is for infection, exhausted adrenals, brain fog, cognitive functioning, cysts, rashes, sleep problems, low testosterone, liver problems, weight gain, angry, angry, angry, depressed, anxious, exhaustion beyond anyone's wild imagination, crawling on the floor, crying, screaming, vomiting, nausea, candida or yeast infections etc. It sounded like lyme to me, at least my lyme that I have been fighting with and googling for remedies for thirty six years. Now I am using an expensive brand of Pantethine 300 mg, 3times a day along with Pantothenic Acid 500mg. once a day for the cysts.
I always take an Organic B-complex along with the Pantethine and the pantothenic Acid so as not to cause an imbalance of the b's and cause more problems after I am feeling so good and so normal. I also take a 500mg. C and all the others like E, A, DHEA Plus Cream, 2 manganese and one organic Cranberry capsule for viruses. Cranberry doesn't work for me if it isn't organic, it just won't work. I still use 10 drops if Organic Bloodroot and one scoop of L Glutamine and Evening of Primrose caps. 1300 mg. I take two of them per day, two K2's for infection and my teeth and sublingual b 12.
It is the Pantethine and the Pantothenic Acid that is making me feel the best and giving me energy. I put idiot notes all over the house so I won't forget it again and put it on an automatic delivery in case I do forget even with the idiot notes. I hope you will please, check this information out and you might like to give it a try as it really threw me over the top. I don't know how I am supposed to feel at 70 years old as I was just thirty four when I found that tick in my leg and changed my life forever, I thought. I feel like I am doing very, well for a seventy year old. I seem to be doing as well as other seventy year olds and better than some of them. I have now started to take notice of other older women to see how they walk and compare them to the way I walk and move. I don't know how else to figure this out.
So, now I wonder if the lyme bacteria simply depletes your body of all traces of Pantothenic Acid and if you have no Pantothenic Acid you cannot convert it into Pantethine. I managed to sleep eight hours last night and I am ready to go to bed and actually sleep again tonight. Now I know why I have always craved milk and ice cream. A glass of milk has 40 mg. of pantothenic acid. It used to state that on every milk carton but suddenly it disappeared about 25 years ago. Best wishes and please google and study this information and if you are just too sick to do that please try to get someone to do it for you. Ask them to make print outs for you and maybe a kind, soul will read them to you. Eat everything that has high Pantothenic Acid in it, too. If anyone told you that your illness was in your mind and this works for you as it did for me then you will then know what to tell them, in no uncertain terms because it is your turn. Take care.
Anyone here with lymes disease? I am wondering about use of the probiotic streptococcus thermophilus that is in most yogurts. I've heard that it shouldn't be taken if you have a immune suppressant illness. I don't eat yogurt (dairy sensitive) but the streptococcus thermophilus is in some probiotics. Help? Thanks so much for this fabulous site/everyone's help.
re: Lymes -- I heard that to heal this awful disease if you will, you take 3 double capsules of real salt and One double of citric acid pure. You increase this and from what I was told the shift in the cell is what destroys the lymes...I know I havent done a good job at explaining this but my friend who I think is a chiorpractor has lymes and this is what she is doing to correct it.
Trenton, New Jersey
Better But With Side Effects
I found the website and you can read it. I think this is the one explaining what it was she was trying to tell me. http://www.watercure2.org/lyme_disease.htm
1g Salt and 1g Vitamin C mixed in water and taken every hour helped to cure my lyme syndrome in short time. Got the idea from http://www.lymephotos.com/ Didn't get any high blood pressure or any other negative effects from the salt.
Belle River, Canada
Sea Salt CURED my Lyme Disease in DAYS!
I had suffered for six months with Lyme Disease before I was diagnosed. It was absolutely horrible. I was going completly insane. I was at the point where I just wanted to die. After the blood work showed I was Lyme positive, I went on doxycycline for one month. That did nothing but make me sick to my stomach, and led me to developing a bad case of candidiasis (which was cured by raw garlic and restriction of sugar, another story for another time). Through this site, I found out about the miracle of sea salt. I bought unrefined sea salt from a local health food store, and when I got home, took a teaspoon (about 5 grams) of it with a glass of water. Within a few hours of ingesting the sea salt, I felt better than I had felt in months - it was incredible! The next few days, I took a teaspoon three times a day every day, and I'd say that within three or four DAYS, my now seven month episode of crippling Lyme Disease was GONE. GONE!!! For a few weeks after, I continued to take a teaspoon once a day, just to make sure that it wouldn't come back.
EVERYONE should be made aware that pure, unrefined Sea Salt, CAN cure Lyme Disease very quickly. Many people are infected with Lyme and don't even know it.
There are a few things you should know about using high doses of sea salt....
-Make sure you drink PLENTY of water.
-It WILL cause diarrhea, so I highly suggest using probiotics to replace the flora that are lost.
-Make sure you get enough potassium to balance out the salt (potatoes, orange juice, bananas..)
-Make sure it is unrefined, raw sea salt (healthy for you, as opposed to refined sodium chloride)
-Stay away from MSG! Ted said that when he took sea salt with MSG, his blood pressure went skyrocketing. I had the same result when I took a spoonful of salt before eating a prepared dinner (lots of MSG).
I'm very positive that this is possibly the best treatment for Lyme.
To sum up everything, taking about 15 grams (about 1 tablespoon or 3 teaspoons) of sea salt throughout the day, for several days, cured my Lyme. It should also be noted that a SINGLE dose of salt (about 5 grams) did more for me than an entire month of doxycycline.
Osan Ab, Korea
Newport News, Virginia
Maple Grove, Mn, Us
I would like to offer my story with lyme and what worked for me. I was bitten by a tick when I went camping in BC Canada; rarely go camping, in fact possibly 5 x in my lifetime and I am 47. I noticed the rash upon my return home to Calgary; however at the time was not sick at all so didnt really think too much about it. Ticks in Canada? Rare, right? Well not so rare. I was uneducated in this department; like so many other Canadians. I began feeling sick 10 days after returning from my camping trip, again at this time the connection with the rash was not even considered. Began with bad sinus-like headaches, my left leg felt tingly and numb, as well as the left side of my face. Overall felt like flu or sinus infection, but that didnt really explain the leg and face tingly numb feeling. Over time, 4 months, symptoms escalted; severe sinus pain, painful ears and trickling sensation in ears, numbness in left side, severe left shoulder pain, neck pain (later stages), feeling that I was going to pass out, anxiety, panic attacks, having to think carefully about speech prior to actually speaking, weak all the time, cognition compromised, vertigo and the list goes on and on..... One of the most scary symptoms was the body tremors; other than visible shaking of hands these body tremors were invisible to my family. While my symptoms were restricted to the left side, for the most part, the right side was affected too, but on occasion only. When this happened all symptoms on left side disappeared. Visits to the emergency and multiple doctors diagnosed everything from sinusitis to MS and of course stress! Never lyme disease; however, at that time the rash was never brought up, until just last week. I took the test and am waiting for the results. I know I have lyme and decided to start alternatve treatments despite pending test results.
This is my daily regime;
Himalayian sea salt and Ester-C - 11 grams of each spread out over the day; am, lunch and pm. I weigh 110lbs. I drink lots of water throughout the day to keep the sea salt moving through body.
Joy of the Mountains Oil of Oregano - 15 drops am and pm in an 8 oz glass of water.
Grape Seed Extract - 1 tablet each day
Day 4 of the treatment; for me, truly amazing. The feeling in my left side; tingling and numbness easing considerably, headaches not so severe, in fact very mild and sometimes none at all. Cognition much much better, speaking more freely, strength returning. The die-off is intense today..... Lots of visits to the washroom, but all good. Slight headache, left side, but far from what I experienced each day, still some shoulder pain, but legs and arm are good.
The sea salt and oil of oregano I believe are my saviours. It is early days for me, but today I feel the best I have felt in 4 months. I share my story with my fellow sufferers who like me have been so traumatized by this disease.
HI U OLE PATOOTS DOIN,,,,,,,,, getting a tick or two every time I work at our farm. Had ticks all my life, but that was before our Defense Department let the Lyme disease loose at Plum Island. Now a tick bite makes me nervous.
Here are my thoughts.......... spray the site with Silver Nitrate followed by a DMSO spray. I think both of these will also kill the tick and hopefully the disease. I would like the smart folks on EC to respond to this. I can start confusion, just most times I can't finish the subject. SJS.
Ten Mile , Tn
Apologies if this sounds a dumb question. Where can I find Teds remedies for Lyme disease? I read comments about it but can't actually find it, or any of his remedies. I only read other people's suggestions. Love this site. Thank you so much
EC: You will find some of Ted's posts on Lyme Disease in the Q&A section.
Thank you Ted for helping everyone. I followed your advice about the bloodroot for Lyme. I had it since Feb. 22, 1978. I slowly upped the dosage to 30 drops a day throughout the day. Five or ten at a time. I know you suggested 3 drops but the bottle said thirty so I "went for it". I feel great. I also use two scoops of Black Cherry glutamine powder per day to remove the dead cells and prevent Herxing. I also want to thank you from the very bottom of my heart for telling everyone about the tomatoes and tomato products like salsa that cause knee pain. I also read the book on blood types and he said type O blood are allergic to night shade vegetables. I am now totally knee pain free. It took 10 weeks to feel better. I had been suffering with knee pain since I was 54 and now I am 69 with no knee pain. I read that Cilantro stops knee pain for type O's who eat night shade veggies so I'm trying that because I love Mexican food. I bought 4 bunches of organic cilantro and put it in a bowl of cold water with little plastic bags on top of each bunch to keep it fresh and now I make a shake with it. I found a ND on the net who suggests... One half cup of cilantro, one banana. About 15 organic (frozen) blueberries, 3 table spoons of cottage cheese, about 1/4 to 1/2 cup of your favorite milk, and I like to cheat sometimes and use 1 tablespoon of organic brown sugar. He said it takes three weeks to get the lead and other bad minerals out of your body and it also kills lyme. There is very little Lyme disease in South America and they sure use a lot of Cilantro in their food. Bill Mahr said that the State of Calif. Has passed a law that all food made in Calif. Must contain cilantro. Interesting. Cilantro also kills Salmonella and they have had a problem with that in the spinach fields. I also read that cilantro strips the mercury and lead and other metals that the lyme uses to make the film which protects them from antibiotics and herbs. I have had great success with bloodroot and glutamine powder and I hope the cilantro can help with the allergy to night shade veggies especially thoes tomatoes and tomato products. I use to eat breakfast burritos and they were killing my knees especially the ones from Mexican restaurants with white potatoes in them. If the cilantro was not helping with the knee pain in South America wouldn't the people of thoes countries be cripples with knee pain when they reached the age of 54 like most people with type O blood? I am trying to connect the dots here. They don't have lyme to any extent and no knee pain and they eat cilantro in their food. I think I'll do as the South Americans do and stick with my cilantro. I also use cilantro extract and now cook with it. I am trying to get up the nerve to fix some breakfast burritos but I am so afraid the knee pain will return. It is so horrid as you said that I was bed ridden because of pain from the night shade vegetables and weak from lyme disease. By the way I always tested neg. For lyme. So much for tests in the good old USofA. I will keep you posted if the cilantro allows me to eat night shade veggies. I feel wonderfull Ted and I have you to thank for it. God bless you, Rita
Fountain Inn, Sc
re: cure for tick bite for dogs and humans -- My dog had a severe reaction to a nasty tick. Her eyes were rolling in the back of her head and her tongue was swollen and she couldn't breathe. She was going to die. Instead of a $700 vet bill I gave her about 7 drops of diluted ledum (a homeopathic) every 10 - 15 mins and within 1/2 hr she was completely normal. there was no side effects or after trouble. Hey presto problem solved. If anyone in my househould starts to feel sick from tick bite or even if I find a tick on anyone it is always cured completely with ledum.
EC: More interesting info on Ledum found at this website:
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