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Do not go gentle into that good night

Submitted by MunchMan on Wed, 2011-04-27 22:40

As of Monday morning, I took my last dose of Doxycyclene, Azithromycin, and Rifampin. My 3:00pm appointment with the LLMD stopped the continuation. I relapsed about two weeks ago; when I say relapse I mean fevers followed by dizziness followed by heart pains followed by etc, etc, etc. I pose that with the evacuation of my infected tooth, that it released a load, a nice big one. I also explained to him about the recent liver and spleen pain that has been ailing me for the last week. He said," Time for Plan B." Obviously the rifampin has been hurting me and the efficacy has been outlasted; it's bittersweet to see it go.

A horse and a zebra, but a donkey too???

Submitted by MunchMan on Tue, 2011-02-22 00:59
I just pulled in about 2 hours ago from my LLMD in Lubbock. Tired from the drive and my left ear is ringing from the 12 hour highway noise. I left his office with a Bartonella clinical diagnosis and a DNA lab with Brevundimonas vesicularis detected in my capillaries. WTF!?!?! There is not much information on B. vesicularis infection because human infection is slim but it can infect by an abscess tooth. B. vesicularis colonizes in yellow or orange color and is found in water sources. So to the point, I had an abscess tooth in late '08 with a root canal done in Dec '08.

LLMD visit update...DNA test results are in

Submitted by MunchMan on Wed, 2011-02-09 01:18


Here I sit waiting. Good news is that they found something in the realm of Lyme in my blood; bad news is that they won't tell me over the phone what they found. I'm not worried or anxious, I know I'm on the right track and can wait a few more weeks before I make the 12 hour automobile journey. I have enough abx, I'm having more better days than bad, and plenty to do in the meantime.

I am curious of what they found though. I think for sure Bartonella, maybe Lyme, and a far distant something else. I wish they tested CPn, I know upper respitory infections have plagued me since I was 10 or so.

I will let you know more when I hear more. 


Does the Anion Gap cue to Acidosis?

Submitted by MunchMan on Mon, 2011-01-24 09:56

I received my CBC lab results from the LLMD over the weekend, just the CBC not the DNA pathogen test. Everything was still in line of what I’ve seen before. Low lymphs, mild neutropenia, potassium is getting low (maybe explains the cramps). I saw a test I’ve never seen before, Anion Gap. Well I was high, normal top range is 16, and I was a 17.


Submitted by MunchMan on Thu, 2011-01-20 00:25

Does anyone else get rage? Like snapping in a split second?

I was driving home from school tonight, yielded at a yield sign to an off ramp. There was a girl in a truck that stopped in the middle of the off ramp to let me by but I was the one yielding and had the sign. I waved her on to go and that I wasn't going anywhere. She started to go again and as she passed, she was looking at me like I was the idiot in the situation.

I snapped immediately.

I had convulsed every impervious curse word known to man with a zealous rush of rage. Pure 100% unadulterated rage.

Lithium Orotate

Submitted by MunchMan on Wed, 2011-01-12 14:18

Hello Everyone,

I wanted to give an update. I'm seeing a LLMD tomorrow in West TX. 6 Hour drive there is not too exciting but it's a must. I researched him before scheduling; not much information, that's maybe a good thing, but found a blog of one of his patients. She mentioned a supplement he likes prescribe during CAP is Lithium Orotate, not to be confused with the big-pharma Lithium, Lithium Carbonate. Lithium Orotate helps protect the brain from neurotoxins and can be found at Vitamin Shoppe or other online supplement shops.

So I thought I would try it. The orotate form is low risk compared to Lithium Carbonate, so why not.

Vitamin D Petition to Congress

Submitted by MunchMan on Tue, 2011-01-04 23:08

I'm in the middle of doing a school project (Mountain top coal mining, go figure) and I find a petition on Vit. D. 

The first paragraph of the overview petitioning states:

"The Institute of Medicine released a report recently that says few people are vitamin D deficient, despite the scientific research that says otherwise. This is especially troubling now, in the thick of flu season, when people need more vitamin D, not less."

It's interesting and somewhat entertaining to read this. I also signed the petition.

Take Care,


Another piece....

Submitted by MunchMan on Thu, 2010-11-11 15:51

My wife likes to put puzzles together. I'm not a fan, never have been. I guess it's because everything on the surface looks the same. Then you try to match the pieces and that nub that you thought was going to fit just doesn't. I usually walk away frustrated and come back to it later, and maybe find the right piece. Well, I got sick the other day with possibly the Novovirus. One word to describe it; Nasty! I felt like Linda Blair. So, I have had plenty of time in the last few days to ponder and research. In doing so I think I found another piece of the puzzle.