Better But With Side Effects
I've been taking Ted's borax water (plus two half-glasses of baking soda separately) remedy for demodex mite infestation for 12 days now without a break and only now do I read Bill's advice to take it for five days, then take a two-day break (Bill from San Fernando, Philippines). This is not mentioned anywhere on the mite infestation section here at EC as far as I can see.
(Ted is a saint and his remedies work wonderfully but he can sometimes tend to omit important details like treatment durations, frequencies, and proportions of ingredients).
His mite remedy is working for me, but because I'm impatient to be free of these pests ASAP, I started the 35% food-grade internal hydrogen peroxide therapy yesterday - specifically, the 21-day detox program which starts out with three drops of 35% HP in 150ml (5oz) of distilled water.
I took it as soon as I got out of bed (11am - I have chronic insomnia) and there was no overt taste. However, within five minutes I started to feel nauseous. I waited an hour and five minutes, then had breakfast (bran flakes and milk, yoghurt drink with plant stenols). I started sipping my borax water, took my half-glass of baking soda, plus my half-glass of warm water with three tablespoons of ACV.
I waited till 2pm, still nauseous but OK, then had lunch - an apple, a clementine, and a banana. The nausea immediately got worse and I started to get really uncomfortable stomach pain. But I had to go out to get some homeopathic remedies to try for my chronic insomnia. This took some time and my next HP dose wasn't until 6pm.
This time, it tasted very strongly of hydrogen peroxide and was difficult to drink (it took me an hour of tiny sips). Nausea and stomach pain increased to the point where it hurt if I bent over. I waited till 7pm, then forced myself to have four small slices of pizza because my appetite was practically non-existent.
At this stage I was starting to become frightened, so I went back and re-read the booklet that came with the hydrogen peroxide. And I found I had somehow overlooked this:
"Never take hydrogen peroxide with food in your stomach. Always leave at least an hour before or after food to be on the safe side. Vitamin C, Iron and fats in the stomach change hydrogen peroxide into super-oxide free radicals. THIS CAN SEVERELY DAMAGE THE LINING OF YOUR STOMACH. The same is true of iron, copper, silver, or manganese so if you are supplementing on these DO NOT TAKE HYDROGEN PEROXIDE INTERNALLY."
I've been taking a supplement every day with dinner for two months. I looked up what it contains and it includes: 200mg of Vitamin C (as Ascorbic Acid), 10mg of iron (as Ferrous Fumarate), 5mg of manganese (as Manganese Sulphate), and 1mg of copper (as Copper Sulphate).
I failed to take account of two vital factors: my supplement is the slow-release kind, and I've been taking baking soda as part of Ted's remedy - which acts as an antacid. So an unknown quantity of these compounds were still in my stomach the following morning when I started the hydrogen peroxide. Plus, the yoghurt and the clementine also contain Vitamin C which was still undigested due to the baking soda when I took the second dose.
Needless to say, I didn't take the third dose of hydrogen peroxide.
Today, I'm feeling slightly less sick and the pain is slightly less, but now, for the first time, every sip of borax water makes me nauseous, so I'll have to stop it and the baking soda for a few days. I pray this will not affect the significant progress I've made with the mites.
The moral of my story is: before you start taking hydrogen peroxide internally, KNOW EXACTLY WHAT YOU'RE ALREADY PUTTING INTO YOUR BODY BOTH FOOD AND SUPPLEMENT-WISE AND MAKE ANY NECESSARY CHANGES WELL IN ADVANCE OF STARTING - three to seven days before would seem safest to me).
You will also have to live by a strict timetable and ensure you keep track of it carefully.
Vitamins in food: http://www.healthalternatives2000.com/vitamins-nutrition-chart.html
Minerals in food: http://www.healthalternatives2000.com/minerals-nutrition-chart.html
Hydrogen peroxide is wonderful and very powerful stuff but it can bite you in the a** if you don't know exactly what you're doing. And - always - RTFM (Read The Fine Manual) carefully.
Fortunately, I don't think I've done significant damage to myself (no vomiting or bleeding, but all I passed this morning was a lot of clear liquid with a few small flecks of solids and I have to force myself to eat even small amounts of food).
I do intend to ingest HP again but not until this pain and nausea subsides completely and I've done all the preparations I should have done in the first place.
By the way, the two homeopathic remedies I bought for chronic insomnia didn't work and they cost me a fortune - Dr. Bach's Night Rescue (contains Rock Rose, Impatiens, Clematis, Star of Bethlehem, Cherry Plum, and Rescue with White Chestnut), and the homeopathic store's own brand, Peaceful Sleep (contains Chamomilla, Arnica, and Kaliphos).
So if anyone can point me to a remedy for severely disturbed sleep (caused by the anti-psychotic injections of Risperidone I received for my so-called delusional parasitosis), I'd be very grateful indeed.
I'd also appreciate any comments or insights on my experience.
Stay well and take care.
I started using H2o2 about 5 months ago and within 3 weeks I had felt the best I had in 10 years.
I had so much more energy, mental sharpness and much less joint pain. This continued for about 3 months. However I started to go backwards and in the last 6-8 weeks I feel I have gone back to where I was. Part of it may be the fact that I was doing much more work and proably pushed myself a bit. I have been on a dose of between 7 and 15 drops 3 x a day.
Can anyone provide any suggestions or reasons why I may have regressed as I was feeling absolutly amazing and want to get back to where I was.