JECOBIE'S LYME STORY
I was sleeping in bed when I felt
something on my right thigh. I reached down and found a tick
attached to my leg. I pulled it off and since I was half a sleep I
just threw it on the floor. I thought to myself, “My dog Manuka
must have been in my bed while I was out”. I turned over and went
back to sleep. Since I spend a lot of time outdoors I have been
bitten by literally hundreds of ticks in the past so I didn’t give
the bite much concern.
But this time something different
happened. When I arose the next morning I had a raised circular
red rash around my bite. Yes, the famous bulls eye rash that
sometimes comes with a Lyme infection. I still was not alarmed. I
am an alternative health practioner and I am very familiar with
what’s available out there to fight infection and build my immune
system naturally. However, the bite took on a very ugly look and I
began to consider going to the ER. I called several of my colleges
who I respected in natural health and consulted with them about my
bite. Every one of them told me not to go to the ER. That
the antibiotics would most likely do more harm to me then the tick
They all had there own protocol of
herbs and other products they wanted me to take to remedy my
situation. I looked all of them over and determined what I felt
would be the most beneficial direction for me to take.
So I loaded up on several different
products and took them several times a day. It took sometime but
the rash disappeared, and I never had any other symptoms. I felt
months later I got another tick bite on my right breast while
cutting grass and I got another bulls eye rash abound the bite. I
thought what is this? How in the world could I get it twice within
a couple of months?
So once again I went back on my
regimen of herbs and other products several times a day. As
before, the rash disappeared, and I never had any other symptoms.
I was convinced that it was taken care of naturally and I never
gave it another thought.
I stayed on all the herbs for at
least 6 months to be on the safe side.
Several years later I started
having all kinds of weird symptoms. I started to have Heart
palpitations. I felt dizzy, yet it was different. Like a wooshy
feeling in my head. I would be sitting on the couch and it would
feel like a drop of water was falling on my arm running down. Or
it would feel like someone poked me with a hot poker. Strange
muscle twitches started all over. I started loosing my balance and
I would just drop things. My memory went as well as the ability to
concentrate. I rationalized it all away with thinking it was the
change of life stuff.
Denial, yep you
Then one day I got out of bed and
to my surprise my breast felt like they were on fire and in
tremendous pain. When I examined them they felt like a over
stuffed bag of marbles. I felt
What does this mean? Now this did scare me. I made an appointment
to go see a doctor, for the first time in years and to have my
first mammogram. The soonest I could get in was over a month away.
A few day later I went to get out
of bed and my neck was froze in place in horrific pain. I couldn’t
move. I had to be helped out of bed. Thinking I had one heck of a
stiff neck I went and got a neck brace to support my head. The
stiffness and pain did not leave and just continued along with all
kinds of other symptoms that began showing up.
You may be wondering, “How in
the world could ignore all those symptoms?” My reply would be
easy, I just did. I rationalized them away over and over again.
At the time I was very busy and my business was exploding. I had
worked for so many years for this and my day had finally come. I
was working in Branson MO. Doing personal consultations with the
tourist and I was swamped. In 4 years I personally worked with
close to 4000 people! I was prospering in all areas of my life,
except my health. I was working so many hours each day that I
rationalized it all away as fatigue, or blood sugar, or maybe
menopause? But the symptoms kept coming and getting more intense