Horizontal Update…



Body… Achy, Sluggish

Mind… Clearing, with chance of fog

Mood… Decent


I visited my doctor regarding the horizontal episode.   An increased dosage of a hormone supplement, Pregnenolone 50 (sounds like a cross between pregnancy and provolone cheese) might have contributed to my horizontal state, which might, in itself, be indicative of a hormonal imbalance.   It’s been a year since my last blood panel, so we scheduled a blood collection for the next morning, checking for the usual, but including hormone and vitamin levels.


I also have to bring in a 24 hour collection of my urine.  They gave me a bright orange container to pee in.  I keep it in the refrigerator.  My wife LOVES that.


I received a voicemail  from my doctor, last week.  First thing he said after ‘hello,’ was the blood test results were in and that there were some irregularities–a vitamin D deficiency, and that it looked like something is up with my thyroid.


Neither is surprising to me.  I usually take supplemental vitamin D, among other things, due to my body’s inability to efficiently absorb nutrients from food sources.  I stopped taking it when I was on the Candida diet–at the time, I couldn’t find a non-yeast brand.  Once I jumped off the diet, I forgot to add D back.


As for my thyroid, I’ve been on Thyroid medication for a few months, now.  Based on a previous blood test and ultrasound, my thyroid was slightly enlarged–that’s hypo, right?  I think so.  Anyway, I’ve been taking Cytomel since.  As I fasted for the blood collection, I obviously did not take Cytomel  that morning.


I haven’t seen the doctor, yet–he wants to wait for the urine test results.  And I haven’t felt horizontal since I stopped the extra dosage of the pregnancy provolone, though my regular symptoms persist.  We’ll see how the rest of the test results pan out over the next couple of weeks.  We are holding off on the chelation question till then.



To Chelate or Not to Chelate…


Body… Achy
Mind… Less foggy
Mood… Better


Had a really bad reaction about three months ago.  The yeast in my body invited all their friends over for a party and wrecked the place–a total blowout.  Unfortunately, I’m the one with the hangover.  Thanks, Yeast!


Yeast came into the equation almost two years ago.  Since Chronic Lyme Disease (CLD) can cause nerve damage, my primary doctor suggested I see a Neurologist that specialized in CLD (and believe it or not, this is the short version).  More after the … bump.