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  1. gorgeoustechie

    Has anyone tried juice fasting?

    I don't have a juicer! I do have a nutribulletRX though. it's more like a high powered blender. I pour the smoothie into a strainer to make my juice LOL.
  2. gorgeoustechie

    One year of constant outbreaks

    But lyme can be cured with antibiotics. Why would you still have it?
  3. After watching fat, sick and nearly dead on amazon prime, i got the bright idea to juice fast. Not because I wanted to lose weight though. After the documentary, I did tons of research on fasting and the benefits. I realized I could alter how this herpes situation expresses itself. In other words, reduce the crazy ass symptoms I get with my outbreak (food sensitivities, chronic sinusitis, neurological pain, pins and needles sensation on my skin random itching..etc) My doctor told me my symptoms were because my immune system is playing catch up and needs a break to heal. She didn't recommend the juice fast. I took it upon myself to initiate this. I was already on an anti-inflammatory diet so the transition for me to a juice only diet was a breeze. Four days in (started my juice fast on sunday), my nerve pain has eased up A LOT. Last night was the first night I slept with NO pain at all. However, i don't know if it's from the anti-inflammatory effects of juicing veggies and very little fruit or if it's started the healing process already. With the exception of the first two days, I've also noticed an incredible energy boost. This morning I woke up with an insane amount of energy. Even if this doesn't help to ease my H symptoms, i'm sticking it out just to see what this does. Again I know there isn't a cure for H. I'm simply trying to rejuvenate my immune system so my H outbreaks isn't that bad. I'm also convinced i have something else going on besides H. Not an std but a minor digestive issue and hope this will restore balance. A friend of mine said she was able to reduce her symptoms by following an AIP diet. Yes, juice fasting is very time consuming and a little extreme but i'm actually enjoying reading up on different veggies and herbs and taking care of myself. I feel super empowered! If you've done this before (a juice fast not just drinking homemade juice every now and then ), i'd love to hear about your experience.
  4. A functional medicine doc doesn't operate like a conventional doctor. Conventional doctors/hospitals are ruled by the insurance companies - so the insurance companies pretty much dictate your health care. Conventional medicine doctors also don't test for things functional medicine doctors routinely test for like gut bacteria, infections like sibo..etc that could be making your OBs worse. Functional medicine doctors partner with you to find the root cause of disease. Your treatment is customized to your with an FMD unlike the one size fits all approach that conventional medicine doctors take. If you're in nc, I would recommend dr palermo https://thrivecarolinas.com/dr-np/nancy-palermo . She knows her shit. It all comes down to taking your personal health history, performing labs to see what else could be going on that could be making your OBs so bad and then she gives you a customized treatment plan with diet and lifestyle suggestions. if any infection is found besides the H, she'll prescribe you treatment. It's pretty much a whole health approach. Please read up on functional medicine or watch the youtube videos for more information. I'm not a doctor but I did take an integrative nutrition course years ago and that's how I knew about functional medicine. And yes, it's expensive but it saves lives. If you can't afford a functional medicine doctor, the best thing you could do for yourself is to either fast for a week or two at a time or adopt an anti-inflammatory diet along with intermittent fasting so you can give you body a chance to heal. There are options but you have to get in the driver's seat and do your own research to see what will work for you.
  5. Every doctor have their own protocol I guess. None of the doctors here have suggested such a thing. I'm actually curious to see their websites. Anyways, have you considered cleansing/juice fasting to see if it'll reduce your symptoms?
  6. Don't even think about it. You're better off using a boric acid suppository if you really need extra assistance. More powerful and safer.
  7. It probably doesn't hurt. Yesterday I started a ten day juice fast. Definitely not for everyone but decided I wanted to take my diet a step further. It would be pretty screwed up if this shocked my system and gave me an OB but I doubt it'll do that.
  8. Never had one suggest this. Did you find them through ifm.org? If you didn't then there's probably a reason why. I haven't had one suggest acupuncture or any other alternative therapies. The doc I'm seeing only suggested lab work to get to the root cause of the neurological symptoms I experiencing and even told me not to worry about the costs because her office had a deal with labcorp. Find a doctor that is interested in your health and won't waste your time. Again, I only recommend finding a doctor through ifm.org. There are all sorts of people out there calling themselves functional medicine doctors.
  9. I've read here and on another board that herpes sometimes takes a while to show up on blood work. I just don't know how common/rare that is. I know one lady here said it took 13 months for it to be seen. I say treat it like herpes and go get tested in the next two months. You may also want to visit a functional medicine doctor. Most conventional doctors are incompetant and have no clue about anything beyond treating symptoms with pharmaceuticals. A functional medicine doctor will perform labs that aren't offered in a traditional doctor's office and he/she will help you get to the bottom of it. Don't worry. Do some research. If you can afford it, I highly recommend checking out a functional doc.
  10. gorgeoustechie

    Hormonal imbalance and OBs

    Have you been diagnosed with hormonal imbalance? How do you know you have this? Yes, it can cause back to back outbreaks. What remedies are you currently using? I have an aunt in ghana that drinks black cohosh tea to remedy this and swears by it. That is if your issue is hormonal related. Also curious about your weight. Herpes can be triggered by all sorts of things.
  11. And I take it these symptoms are reocurring - meaning they come and go like herpes? When you have symptoms how long does it take to go away and do you know what triggers it? Well find a functional medicine doctor that's also an obgyn if you can. And make sure you find them from this site https://www.ifm.org/find-a-practitioner/ Otherwise, you may run into these chiropractors that are practicing functional medicine on the site and charging an arm and a leg for lab work.
  12. How long did you wait to be tested? Sometimes it takes a while for it to show up. Were you lesions swabbed or did you go in for a blood test?
  13. gorgeoustechie

    Sore lymph nodes a couple weeks after?

    Had the same thing. Took three weeks to go away.
  14. gorgeoustechie

    One year of constant outbreaks

    You said on another post you found a doctor that diagnosed you with lyme and ebv, what did he advise you to do? Did he recommend dietary changes to allow your immune system to heal? Back to back outbreaks are a sign of an already compromised immune system. i'd like to know more about what you've tried that isn't working.
  15. gorgeoustechie

    Autoimmune diseases + herpes

    wow! how are your outbreaks now? Yes, a compromised immune system makes it worse.