@Lastars - The holistic therapist helping me with my drug withdrawal prescribed an earthing mat for me to sleep on, but I had not looked into it yet. I watched the video link you posted and also read the comments, where I found something very helpful to someone on a fixed income like me.....one commenter said the problem is rubber soled shoes and that natural footwear on the ground, not pavement, will help you almost as much as going barefoot, and while it hurts me to walk in them, I have a pair of soft, very thin soled 100% leather moccasins that I used to wear all the time before I developed foot bone deformities. I will try that first and see what it does. At this time of year there are no fire ants, so I will go w/o socks. Thanks for reminding me of this.
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@TigerLily - Lyme can be easily cured in Stage I in only 3 weeks, so if you know you are bitten, which often you don't ,since the tick anesthetizes you first, try to save the tick to have it tested and get to a doctor right now, no matter how good you feel! It can also be cured if caught in Stage II and the person is under 25 so they have plenty of growth hormone, is otherwise healthy and gets multiple, changing intravenous antibiotics for at least 18 months, though some will have to take them the rest of their lives. I know someone who got correctly diagnosed in Stage II who works full time and runs marathons, but if he misses even 3 days of antibiotics, he is bedridden. I was not correctly diagnosed until late Stage III, by which time I had several other diseases caused by Lyme indirectly and was way too old to recover. I am a walking miracle as it is, since I was told I could die at any time in 1988, was put on terminal disability in 1994 and told they could not believe I was able to walk with so much brain damage, and was told again, after developing yet another disease caused by it, that I would never live past age 63 max. I am now almost 67. My study of Naturopathy and resulting massive supplementation, and my self-discipline to keep at all the things I do every day to help limit my suffering is what I credit with my lasting this long. Lyme steals 2/3 of your nutrition for itself, so you must take in 3 times what a normal person does to keep going. Junk food is out, period. The costs of all these supplements cannot be borne much longer however. I am spending a couple hundred per month just on supplements to get me through the hell of drug withdrawal, all to get off a drug that cost me 15 cents a month. Big Pharma makes it cheap to be addicted. I was also told the drug was not addicting and it has turned out to be more addicting than heroin. Typical. I've been in withdrawal for 13 months now and have about 6 months left to go, getting off a fairly low dose, it is that hard to get off. 11% of America takes this class of drugs. It is much easier to get off opiates....I did it cold turkey after 12 yrs. on them at the start of my illness. I was very sick for half a day, and in bed for two weeks, then fine. If I tried that with the drug I am getting off of now, I'd be dead in less than one day. The stress of this has thrown several body systems way out of whack. My adrenals, pancreas and thyroid are totally messed up.
I hate to be a bummer, but as Lastars said, there are things going on most people don't know and educating people is one of my missions. One thing is that this disease is very old and the bug has more than 300 strains that have never gone epidemic before. The strain of Lyme that has now become the fastest growing epidemic in the world was created by a Nazi scientist, working for the US govt. at Plum Island Bioweapons lab, and is part of the UN Agenda 21 depopulation agenda. It was let lose on purpose and went downwind to the closest land, which was the town of Lyme, CT, for which it is now named. The actual bug that causes it is called Borrelia. The book about this is called "Lab 257: Plum Island" and is very well-researched. Over half the book is footnotes. It is available in most libraries. There is a news blackout about this and many other subjects, as I'm sure you know. Our govt. is not spending a dime trying to cure us, but is spending $55 billion to build a new bioweapons facility in Kansas to study Lyme, since they've been so successful with it.
I hope I haven't bored you with all this info. I don't want other people to end up like me, and accept the common misdiagnoses that are so prevalent, due to doctor's ignorance, but so many people have this and do not know it. There are over 300,000 new cases that are correctly diagnosed in the US alone every year now and the estimate is close to ten times as many carriers. In healthy folks, it just sits and waits for your immunity to go down. It can be there for well over a decade before you get sick, if you are in good health, but eventually, something will probably make you weak enough to trigger it. I wish everyone would know the symptoms and insist on proper testing immediately if they have them.
May you never get this scourge.....