Since my last post I've been in the ER twice and had a killer migraine headache. Hence the lack of posts here.
The ER visits were the result of a UTI that took off within six hours of onset to feeling like someone was holding a blow torch to my genitals. OMFG talk about painful. Of course one visit wasn't enough and after being in Friday day I had to go back Christmas evening. A combination of not enough food, not enough water and an infection that was doing its best to take over my body. Cipro is one nasty ass drug.
A result of being on killer antibiotics for two weeks is that it purged my system of every bacteria known to man and then some. Once the infection cleared up I felt GREAT! Better than I have in months. Since I had a clean gut I decided to repopulate it with good bacteria so I've been eating fermented beets, sauerkraut, sourdough bread, yogurt, fermented cod liver oil, and massive probiotic pills. I have also kept grains and sugars out of my diet as much as possible so I'm not feeding the bad bugs. The cool thing about starting with a clean gut is that there was no die off reaction to the large doses of probiotics. Woohoo!
I have energy. My head is clear. I'm reading again. I want to exercise. I'm in a great mood. My sleep has reset and I now have no trouble falling asleep in the late evening and getting up in the early morning without having to take melatonin or trazadone!
Of course there are a few other confounding factors to my new found health: I started glutathione shots (long story for another post) instead of my IVs, the shots include a dose of B12 and I started a pediatric dose of prozac.
Whatever is going on I'm happy about it. I feel like I can take on the world for a change. Don't get me wrong CFS is still there lurking in the background. I still have to rest after each exertion. I still can't walk down my own street but I'm feeling better than I have since last winter. Whatever it is I'll take it!