A Lymie's Daily Crack Habit - 233/365
For the last two weeks I've been on daily Intravenous Glutathione and Methyl B12 injections. Don't worry, that big needle is only mixing the glutathione with saline. It goes directly into a peripheral catheter in my arm. The B12 (the red stuff in the small needle), depending upon the needle supplied, goes either subcutaneously in my belly or if a longer needle, intramuscular in the booty. Neither one hurts.
Gutathione is an important antioxidant in plants, animals and even bacteria, preventing damage to cellular compents caused by free radicals, heavy metals and peroxides. It's used for treatmens in cancer, cystic fibrosis, heart disease and is even used for anti-aging. It is considered the mother of all antioxidants.
Your body already produces its own glutathione, but poor diet, pollution, toxins, medications, stress, trauma, radiation and infections all deplete glutathione levels. This leaves you susceptible to all sorts of cellular breakdown from oxidative stress, free radicals and infections. Then the liver gets overloaded and unable to do its detoxification job. Basically, when toxic load gets too great, glutathione levels in the body decrease.
Typically when you go through treatment for chronic Lyme & multi-tick borne disease, you will have good days and bad days. The bad days are considered Herxheimer reaction, which is the immune system reaciton to the endotoxins released from large amounts of pathogens being killed off and not eliminated quickly enough. Herxheimer reactions should last from a few hours to a week or two. When there are no more good days, that's when its time to either take a break from killing or try a new detox regimind.
I've been on a 3 year killing spree in my body with over 30 different medications. I've done a tremendous amount of things to aid the detoxification pathways, including epsom baths, eating a clean diet, activated charcoal and supplements to support the liver, kidneys, spleen, and even the body's production of glutathione. But it's just not enough.
The migraines have become nonstop over the last few months. Daily, my entire head and face are in pain. So that's why we've added in the daily glutathione. The Methyl B12 is to help the glutathione work, because we tried a dose of Glutathione on its own and it didn't touch my migraine.
Most people feel fantastic when they get just one dose of Glutithione and/or Methyl B12. Within 20 minutes of their dose, they may have energy to clean the house or go for a long run. For me, it takes a few days of it to merely reduce the migraines brought on from treatment from a pain level 9 to a 1 or a 2. I don't feel like I can run 3 steps, let alone a mile. But I'll take that win. Lyme disease is a tortoise's race. It's a good thing I trained for this.
My daily shoot-up.
Glutathione, as you would expect, is darn pricey. Celebrities often use it for anti-aging. Since I have to use it almost daily, it costing a pretty penny. So how the hell am I supposed to support my crack habit when I spend all my money on Glutathione and Methyl B12?