As a Female...
Men, you may wish to skip this part if you don't like details on how a woman's body responds during certain phases.
Entry #1
March 2, 2022
I was 42 years old when I found out about the Lyme Disease.  When I first went to the practitioner in Feb 2022, I hadn't had a period in about 5 months, since Sept 2021.  Though I felt I was a bit young for peri-menopause, I assumed that's what it was because it can happen, it just isn't typical.  My periods started changing around the time I was 40.  They were anywhere from 10-14 days long, then I would have maybe a 2 week break before the next one.  This may or may not be related to the Lyme Disease (especially since we don't know how long I've had it), but I'm making note of it just to give the background for what happens from here on out.

I started on Symplex F: Supports Female Health, on Feb 15, 2022.  It's one of the supplements my practitioner had me start to help with my peri-menopause symptoms.  I was having mild hot flashes, the aches and emotions that go along with a period without actually having the menstrual flow.  I was feeling blocked.  Turns out, she also noticed the blockage when she did the muscle testing.  Yep, you guessed it...parasites and lyme disease in my ovaries and uterus.  That explains a lot!

On Feb 23, 2022, I started spotting again.  This lasted until about March 2 when my period decided to really show up...full force.  It also came with headaches, weakness, light headedness, and alllll the extra aches in my hips and pelvic area.  It has been super heavy (like 4-5 times what my heavy days were before).  I'm taking this as a good sign that my body is having a good cleanse so that the rest of this process of removing the lyme disease can be even more effective.

Entry #2
March 21, 2022
I just completed my first Full Moon Parasite Cleanse.  You can read about it here.  Wouldn't you know that just as the cleanse was ending, my period decided to start.  So, yes, that means extra headaches and achiness to go along with it. 🤷‍♀️ 😂

This time I had 2 days of barely there spotting, along with the extra headache, cramps, and sore breasts.  The flow started on day 3 with extra soreness in my upper legs and in all of my joints.  It's also a very rainy day with temps in the 50's after a warm day in the 80's the previous day.  So the change in weather may account for some of the extra aches. 🤷‍♀️

Entry #3
October 13, 2022
It has been a while since I've made an update here.  I suppose it's because there isn't a ton to update.  I am back on another long span of no period (I think I'm on month 4).  The lyme is still heavy in my uterus, so this could be partly to blame.  It's also very likely that I'm pre-menopausal.  So...double the fun!

I had a couple of weeks of terrible hot flashes that woke me up at night or stopped me in my tracks during the day.  Thankfully I am now on a supplement that has pretty much put a stop to them.  Such a blessing!

However, the uncomfortableness, the cramping, tiredness, very low libido...those are all still a real struggle.  Thankfully there are improvements in other areas so I'm sure there will be some in these areas as well.  It's just all a process.  One step at a time.

Entry #4
October 31, 2022
I still haven't had a period.  But I have certainly been feeling the heaviness of needing to have one.  I have cramps and discomfort...basically everything from the past entry still applies.  There are a few things that I have been dealing with that make intimacy a bit complicated.  I'm not really one to talk openly about these things, so I'm not going to go into detail.  However, if anyone who is dealing with Lyme wants to know if what they are feeling is "normal" while going through this, please feel free to email me and we can have a chat.  I never want anyone to feel alone in this process.  Sometimes we just need a listening ear and to know that someone understands what we are going through.  

As I said in my update on the journal today, the Lyme is still heavily in my uterus.  So, while there is hope for this discomfort to pass, it will likely be a bit before that happens.  But the thing to remember is that I am making progress.


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