Thank you everyone for your sweet comments and private messages and prayers regarding my Lyme Disease resurgence.
As I mentioned, I was scheduled to meet with my Lyme doctor in Orlando on Monday morning. Since this was the day that followed Mother’s Day, and Fiddledaddy intuitively knew I was a little down in the dumps (the fetal position and non-stop tears are generally a give away), he booked us a night at the new WDW Animation Resort following my appointment.
And I’ll get to that next post. WITH PICTURES.
The doctor’s appointment went well. At least as well as could be expected in that he did not give me a magic pill to fix me. He denied my request for pain killers as well. (Because I have to go back on Low Dose Naltrexone.) You can’t blame a girl for trying.
After looking at my blood work, and knowing my history, my doctor has determined that I not only am dealing with underlying Lyme, and likely a Lyme co-infection, but more importantly, I have significant mold exposure. All this to say I have a Biotoxin Illness.
Which sounds fancy.
Treatment for Lyme Disease and this sort of thing has changed in the last few years. When I began treatment, my doctor simply used a combination of antibiotics and supplements and waited to see results. There is no one size fits all protocol. I was fortunate in that I respond well to antibiotics and have few issues with them. My protocol was tweaked over the next 18 months with good results. But we’re not done. Because of my symptoms returning, and my blood work showing a biotoxin illness, I need to resume a more aggressive treatment.
But some advances have been made in Lyme treatment, and after having some more testing done next week, my doctor will have a much better idea how to pinpoint what protocol I need to follow.
In the meanwhile, I have a few things I can do now. One of which is that I have to go GLUTEN FREE. And I have to LAY OFF THE SUGAR. Which as we all know is my drug of choice.
Basically I’ll be following an anti-inflammatory diet. I ain’t skeert. I’ve known for a good while that I really needed to change my diet. I’ve been enjoying a good deal of emotional eating these last 6 months or so, and it’s taken a toll. Even my stretchypants are complaining.
I’m well aware of a number of really fantastic products that are gluten free, because I’ve had Jensen on that diet off and on over the last number of years. But I know some of you have blazed the gluten free trail before me, and I wanted to quiz you all about some of your favorite gluten-free products.
I’ll start. We dearly love Tinkyada Rice Pasta. I actually prefer it to wheat at this point.
Your turn. If you have any tried and true GF ideas, I’d so appreciate them!