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General Sickness - Undiagnosed

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04 Jun 2011 14:35 - 04 Jun 2011 14:43 #7441 by carolineq
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Hi Dr. Kruger,

I have been to three mid-level practitioners in the states in the last two weeks, thinking the first two times I had a diagnosis pinned prior to the visits, and strongly in search of an antibiotic remedy. Two weeks later, my symptoms (minus the headache) are still present.

I got bit by a tick two weeks ago Thursday. It was the first time I ever felt a tick bite me so I removed it soon after it attatched, at least I think I did... not possitive I felt it biting me, maybe it was on me for a while, but it was VERY VERY SMALL and hurt enough to make me scream when it felt like it bit me.

I thought nothing of it after pulling it off. 18 hours later, I had muscle aches, joint aches, headache and stiff-neck for about 24 hours, and most concerning of all, began developing swollen lymph nodes in my neck that were painful (not to touch, but to move my head). The lymph nodes were my first bothersome symptom. By Saturday, I had a temperature in the 99-100 degree F range when I am normally less than < 98 degrees F. I promptly presumed rocky mountain spotted fever and went to an Urgent Care for doxycycline which I was given. I took it for a full week with no improvement, only what seemed more symptoms (darkening of urine being one of them). I was supposed to take it for two weeks. Then, I presumed because my left tonsil looked a little bigger (not sure it did, but thought it might) than the right that I had a case of Strep. So I went back to Urgent Care for antibiotics. I was prescribed a 10 day course of Pen V K (Penicillin). After taking that now for 4 days, my temps are still between 99 and 101 degrees F and my lymph nodes in my neck are still growing and more are getting enlarged.

I should mention, after consciously avoiding a dose of the doxycycline on day 8, my temperature reached its maximum for the week (around 100.8 degrees F). After starting the Pen V K and discontinuing the doxycycline altogether, my temperature rose to 101 degrees F and my neck nodes really got big and I got a stiff neck, headache and had pain behind my eyes. Those symptoms resolved within 24 hours though.

I'm a little confused. I went to a third mid-level practitioner yesterday who did some bloodwork which won't be back until Monday. I'm just so nervous about this. She hopefully drew a CBC and ran a liver profile, but I'm certain she tested me for tick-borne disease (results will be delayed) and Eppstein Barr Virus. I know most people have had EBV or infectious mono, but I was very tame when others were smooching in high school. I didn't do much of that so maybe, who knows, this is just that. I have two young kids so it's possible.

I do sort of wonder about the safety of embarking on a water fast without my labs. However, my body is telling me not to eat. But the Pen V K make me sick if I don't eat. I'm really a little frustrated so anything you say would be grounding for me. I realize you are not able to diagnose and provide medical counsel, and do not hold you liable of course in any way for any feedback you offer as I am following up with my own HCP (many of them, in fact) in the states. Honestly, though, I'm kind of getting sick of working with mid-level practitioners as the PA who prescribed the Pen V K for strep didn't even swab my throat. He just told me yep, you have strep, which I doubt I did/do now.

Another symptom I've noticed but am unsure if it's related or not or if it's just something I'm noticing all of a sudden is that I temporarily am experiencing blurred vision. It comes and goes and then when I wipe my eyes, I have a hard time getting my clarity back. I haven't ever noticed this with my vision before the last two weeks.

Thanks!

Caroline

PS my thyroid TSH level was 13 a month ago but the T3 and T4 were within limits so I think the fasting may have really helped it. Not perfect, still mildly hypothyroid, but better than it was, no doubt.

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04 Jun 2011 16:02 - 04 Jun 2011 16:06 #7445 by carolineq
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Searching the net, I must confess I had been using (periodically) Lugol's Solution (2%) to get some iodine but don'e think I even added more than 6 drops...I probably only administered it like 8 times topically.

anyway, I have read now about the iodine and will refrain, but ... this all came on so suddently I think it's infectious. Hopefully.

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07 Jun 2011 21:54 - 07 Jun 2011 22:35 #7524 by carolineq
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So I found out I have Infectious Mono... age 38.... this was confirmed by an antibody test for EBV IgM that was off the charts. Not sure how in the heck I got it. I have two kids and have eaten cake prepared by a known crack addict. Probably a very bad idea. I didn't think she was using. She is my children's father's sister and I presumed she was clean. I think in the future, I will not consume anything she prepares and will ensure my children do not either and keep their glasses to themselves. The timeframe lines up perfectly to implicate her. I was in her company on 24April and came down with my very first symptoms 19May and those became really bad on the 31st of May and have since lessened dramatically.

In a way, I feel like it's an accomplishment that I didn't come down with EBV until age 38, and in another way, I wonder if it shows that my immune system is deficient since I actually developed symptoms of mono instead of just acquiring the virus and developing antibodies. I don't really know what causes infectious mono symptoms vs. just developing antibodies to it and converting serology. Anyway.... where is Dr. K?

I had elevated liver function tests consistent with hepatitis associataed with mono. My liver doesn't hurt as much today as it did a couple of days ago.

I wonder if having hepatitis would be a contraindication to fasting. I would imagine it couldn't make matters better though. I should probably refrain I guess not knowing how my liver is doing. My levels were between 250 and 600 and normal is less than 80 at most I think... so I guess I'm 5-10 x upper limit of normal for my LFT's and I guess that's pretty serious... but I feel pretty darn good so not sure how that happened. I may ask the doctor to screen me on a regular basis to monitor it.

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08 Jun 2011 10:07 #7532 by Milena
Milena replied the topic: Re: General Sickness - Undiagnosed
Dear Caroline,

I am very sorry to hear about your news. I know that Dr. Filonov has treated hepatitis with dry fasting and I would be happy to consult with his regarding your case when he gets back from his dry fasting cener on the 21st of June. However, I do need your permission and also I need to know if you would be willing to try dry fasting to rid yourself of the virus.

Please let me know.

Milena

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08 Jun 2011 16:59 #7533 by carolineq
carolineq replied the topic: Re: General Sickness - Undiagnosed
Hi Milena,

I am certainly up for trying fasting and would want to be sure, dry fasting would be safe, especially when my liver is inflamed at the moment. But yet, sure, if you'd like to do the legwork on the consult, I see that as a bonus! Thank you!... keep in mind, I have no hope of "ridding myself of the virus"... Epstein Barr Virus, the virus that causes mono, stays with us for life, once we get so... I would like to get rid of the havoc it's wreaking on my body, though and send it back into it's dormant dark and secluded dungeon of a hiding place where it doesn't see the light of day.

caroline

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08 Jun 2011 18:23 #7535 by carolineq
carolineq replied the topic: Re: General Sickness - Undiagnosed
Update: the doc just told me my test results for Lyme came back equivocal. They didn't do a confirmatory followup so she will do that next week when she rechecks my liver function. Anyway, my thought is I got Lyme, then came down with mono due to reactivation of EBV and impact on immune function by tick-borne disease. This is pretty wacky. Bottom line - I feel like I need to mega dose on vitamin C / D / and B complex to fortify my body and detox to erradicate the invaders be it Lyme and EBV troops together or alone. We know now EBV is a culprit, but did Lyme go knocking at its door to give it a wake-up call?

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08 Jun 2011 19:20 #7538 by Milena
Milena replied the topic: Re: General Sickness - Undiagnosed

carolineq wrote: keep in mind, I have no hope of "ridding myself of the virus"... Epstein Barr Virus, the virus that causes mono, stays with us for life, once we get so...


I was told the same thing when my blood test showed HPV.. they said it is not something you can get rid of, but my immune system did not like it..:) and it was gone! I no longer show presence of that virus in my system at all. So never say never.

I am glad you are willing to give dry fasting a shot. Please post all pertenant information regarding your diagnosis and your medical case on www.fastingconnection.com/forum/dry-fast...tions-for-dr-filonov I am trying to gather all the questions in one place to make it easier for me to talk to him when the time comes.


Milena

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08 Jun 2011 19:21 #7539 by Esmée La Fleur
Esmée La Fleur replied the topic: Re: General Sickness - Undiagnosed
Dear Caroline,

EBV is everywhere. Most children are exposed before the age of 3. The younger you are when you "get" it, the less your reaction and the less the long-term problems associated with it. I know several people who developed chronic fatigue syndrome as a direct consequence of getting an EBV infection as young adults. So the more you do for yourself at the outset, the better chances of a complete recovery. Please remember, according to the teachings of Natural Hygiene, viruses can only make us sick if we have "junk" in our body they can live off of. Though your sister-in-law may very well have been a carrier of EBV (as 90% of people in the US are), you are sick because your body is toxic. Fasting is the very best way to clean the junk out of our body. I am interested to hear Dr. Filonov's professional advice for someone in your situation.

Blessings, Esmée ♥

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12 Jun 2011 02:17 #7634 by carolineq
carolineq replied the topic: Re: General Sickness - Undiagnosed
Good news,

I can tell from my symptoms that my hepatitis is gone and that everything is back to normal. I am wondering if I was one of the lucky 10-15% who never had EBV until now. I'm questioning a lot of things right now as a result of it entering into my house and body. Some of these things have to do with my romantic relationship as I've noticed some interesting things in my partner recently as well and I hate questioning fidelity but ... anyway, I guess I'll trust this came from the kids and that his issues are hopefully anomylous.

ONe things for sure, I have never felt so close to the realization that I need to detox. I look forward to it.

Caroline chock full of motivation

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12 Jun 2011 05:36 #7638 by Milena
Milena replied the topic: Re: General Sickness - Undiagnosed
Great news! Would you like to change your question to Dr. Filonov or still want me to ask him in the original form?

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13 Jun 2011 22:18 #7720 by carolineq
carolineq replied the topic: Re: General Sickness - Undiagnosed
Hi Milena,

I apprecaite all of your efforst to help me.... I'm afraid I don't even know who this doctor is or what your affiliation with him is. I have an established rapport with the Fast Doctor and thus, was hoping to hear back from him. I have no doubt he'll adress my questions when he comes back on board.

However, I am not opposed to you asking your man about safety of fasting with resolving hepatitis caused by infectious mono.

Thanks again!

C

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13 Jun 2011 22:30 #7721 by Milena
Milena replied the topic: Re: General Sickness - Undiagnosed
Dr. Filonov is a Medical Doctor who has been successfully treating patients with Dry Fasts for over 20 years. Fast Doctor treats patients with water fasts, he does not have professional experience with dry fasting beyond doing it himself for a couple of days weekly. That is the difference between them. So it is up to you which type of fast you chose to pursue.

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