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Sunday, October 31, 2010

Dayna's Biography

Our next 24 year old Lyme friend lives in Winnipeg, Manitoba. For our US friends, that is in Canada. Dayna has three symptoms that are most disturbing to her. Those symptoms include a tightness/lump sensation in her throat, intense all over head pressure which includes the occasional sharp pain and bladder irritability. To Dayna, it feels as if there is always urine sitting in her urethra. Her other symptoms include eye floaters, occasional pain or tingling in her feet and hands. In addition, she has rashes off and on. Up until last year, Dayna was a very healthy and athletic person. She loved to go out with her friends and even went to school. However in the middle of July (2009), Dayna spent the day at her boyfriend's lake cabin. Upon returning home the next morning, her mom noticed a weird bite on her leg. Dayna thought nothing of it thinking it was nothing more than a mosquito bite since they are really bad in the Winnipeg area. Two weeks later though she just didn't feel right. She had a really weird feeling in her stomach and overall she just didn't feel well. She headed to the emergency room and all of her blood work returned normal.

Over the next few months, Dayna's health continued to escalate up and down. In December of 2009, she got her first major symptom of bladder irritability. She saw a Urologist who noted there was something major wrong with her bladder, but he had never seen it before in someone so young. By February of 2010, Dayna started getting a consistent feeling of tightness in her throat along with the lump sensation causing a shortness of breath. She saw two different ENT's and of course they found nothing wrong. By April, she began feeling pressure at the base of her skull and eventually the pressure was all over her head and entered her nasal cavity.

Dayna saw about 15 different specialists whom looked at her like she was crazy. The only doctor that thought something wasn't right was the Urologist. Dayna told him her other symptoms and asked if they could be related. He didn't think so, but he was the only one that truly believed that there was something wrong. She told her parents that she couldn't live like that anymore so they called her Urologist asking for Dayna to be admitted to the hospital. She stayed for four days undergoing various tests only to find nothing. Dayna was very distraught.

About two weeks later (at the end of April), she saw her Urologist again. He uttered the words she had been desperately waiting to hear. "Dayna I know what you have." He took her to a room and told her that she had Lyme Disease. Dayna had heard of Lyme, but wasn't quite sure what it was. Once she was asked to think back to where she could have been bitten, all of the pieces started coming together that she has been sick ever since she had been bitten at the lake. Of course, her Elisa test came back negative. However, her IgeneX Western Blot came back positive. In addition, she was diagnosed with Ehrlichiosis and three viruses. She realized right away there was no adequate treatment in Canada so she saw a LLMD in Arizona for three months. She used IV therapy with holistic and natural therapies. The treatment was unsuccessful for Dayna so she returned home following his protocol of oral antibiotics and detox remedies. The Urologist also gave her weekly IV's, but her body felt like she couldn't handle any more antibiotics.

Above all else, Dayna is thankful and fortunate that she has her Urologist. He's supported her since she first walked into his office. She doesn't know where she would be without his support. She can't believe there are so many people suffering with Lyme and can't get doctor's consent to perform the adequate blood work. Currently, Dayna is working with a Naturopath in New Jersey who also has Lyme Disease. This Naturopath said that antibiotics never worked for her and she healed through all natural supplements and detoxification. The Naturopath also believes that Dayna has a case of Babesia that needs to be treated before her Lyme can be healed. She's been on the new protocol for two weeks and the Naturopath is very uplifting and positive. Dayna is hoping that this is her time to heal.

Dayna's biggest prayer request is for the strength to get her through this struggle. She is ready to have her health back and prays the same thing for everyone else going through this. She prays that the people who have been ignorant towards individuals with Lyme Disease will eventually open up their eyes and start helping in the healing process instead of making matters worse. Lastly, she prays that they will allow for adequate treatment and diagnosing for current and future Lyme patients so that we all don't continue to suffer in the dark.

If you would like to post prayers or messages for Candice, go to the top to where it says "click here to post to blog" or leave a comment for her at the end of this post.

Praying for Lymies

I'm still here. Take a moment to go through all the previous prayer biographies featuring 36 Lyme patients, 1 Lyme doctor and several updates on biographies. Over on the left, I have broken it down into a "dozen" at a time. This makes it a little easier to keep up with where you've left off. Also I have each post labeled with the Lyme friend's name and location to help you find friends and or others in your area. If you come across a post that needs a more specific label, let me know commenting on the blog post that needs it with what you think needs to be added. I will contemplate such a change to the labels for the post and fix it if needed.

Dayna's biography is almost complete so it will be posted soon. If you would like to be featured, leave a comment with your email address so I can respond via email. Those leaving email addresses for ME to respond to will be deleted in the comments as soon as send the email. Those leaving email address for OTHERS will remain in the comment suggestion unless you leave a request asking for it to be removed. :) (example of this is where Dayna left her address for a Lyme friend to contact her should she have any questions regarding a LLMD in Arizona ... I left it up for that Lyme friend to read. Should Dayna want me to remove it however, I can do so easily!).

Saturday, October 30, 2010

New Biography

There will be a possible new biography coming soon. I'm so excited to be featuring a new Lymie coming up in the next week or so. I just have to get her information from her. I'm still here. See I check comments every day!

Lyme Prayer Chapel Admins

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I am living my life. I've treated Lyme, Bartonella, Candida and Heavy Metal Poisoning. My symptoms were drastically improved after 2 years of treatment. I did well for a year or two and then started having a backslide in August of 2011. I've been seeing my doctor since March 1 2007. I have severe D defiency, but my Iron levels are now normal (after Iron infusions). I'm treating with oral antibiotics currently for Lyme, Bartonella and Babesia. I'm living life as full as I can with the skills that I have and the love I receive. My recent labs showed a very weak immune system and low Cortisol. So we're fighting to bring that back up. Some therapies I'm using are IV Vitamin C, HBOT treatments and herbal remedies plus yeast fighting medicines along with medicines to boost cortisol levels. I've not used the HBOT in a while, but I found it helpful. I'm on a load of oral antibiotics again because the herbal remedies alone were not effective enough. Living life as full as I can with the skills that I have and the love I receive!