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Speaking of mercury ... I take my temp. for NFP (natural family planning). This morning I was groggy and took it, then set the thermometer on my nightstand, but missed! It fell on the floor -- little balls of mercury EVERYWHERE! :blink: Rats. I have wood floors and it got in the cracks (it's a finished attic, so they're rough cut floor boards -- very old house). I had to vacuum it up, probably not the best method.

:o YIKES!!!! At least you didn't play with it! :lol: Every website I've visited lately said to educate children not to play with shiney silver metallic liquids, lol. Seriously though... :o I can't remember if any of those websites mentioned the CORRECT way to dispose of broken mercury thermometers.

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:o YIKES!!!! At least you didn't play with it! :lol: Every website I've visited lately said to educate children not to play with shiney silver metallic liquids, lol. Seriously though... :o I can't remember if any of those websites mentioned the CORRECT way to dispose of broken mercury thermometers.

I put the thermometer in a ziploc bag, and changed the vacuum cleaner bag and put the old one in the garage. Since we're not supposed to own them, I guess they don't need to worry about how to dispose of them! I guess I could have taken it to the dentist office to get rid of it -- then it no longer would be poison, it would be a safe metal!! :lol:

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ok Ladies-

so today I had all my blood work done- I think I may still ahve one drop left in me. I had to go to 2 labs at the first one I just had to fill a few vials no big deal. But at the second lab I had to fill 10 vials!!!!!! But at least its done and I will have the results in one week for some but 2 weeks for the ones that I am really curious about- coinfections, etc.

I swear I must have looked like a zombie when I walked out of the lab. I asked the lady if I should eat something right away. She was like yeah eat a cookie. - Really good advice for someone with gluten intolerance and candida!!

I am beat!!

Miamia

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GERRRRR i am so frustrated so i feel like total crap again. Worse since i ate dinner and there was no gluten in it i am positive. I made soup. tinkyada, potatoes, celery, onion, carrots, turkey, and homemade turkey stock. This is driving me nuts!!!

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Mia, sorry they took so much blood -- I hate that!! I guess that's what I get to look forward to when I go up to NY to see that Lyme doc in Jan.

Lindsay, sorry food is making you feel so bad. I know how you feel, I had a bout with that recently, but I had d with the pain. After a couple months of it, it gets really old!! Maybe sticking to meat and veggies and cutting out the potatoes and rice (pasta) might be even easier on your tummy for a while.

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GERRRRR i am so frustrated so i feel like total crap again. Worse since i ate dinner and there was no gluten in it i am positive. I made soup. tinkyada, potatoes, celery, onion, carrots, turkey, and homemade turkey stock. This is driving me nuts!!!

I hear you. I'd go with Carla's suggestion and stick with meat, fish, vegies and fruit. I went through a period last winter where even the shells of the green peas were hard on me because anything with a shell is harder to digest. I peeled apples, I avoided salads, they really hurt to eat. I looked up an ulcer diet and sort of followed it. I thought that I had problems with the Tinkyada because of cross contamination but now I know that it is rice that is the problem. Keeping a food journal and eating very simply does help.

Lindsay, sorry food is making you feel so bad. I know how you feel, I had a bout with that recently, but I had d with the pain. After a couple months of it, it gets really old!! Maybe sticking to meat and veggies and cutting out the potatoes and rice (pasta) might be even easier on your tummy for a while.

If you have the money to be tested I would follow up on a Lyme test through Igenex, it may not be Lyme but given their past suspicions and the problems you are now having there is that possibility. If you don't have the resources to do that right away going on an elimination diet may be the most helpful to get a handle on what you are sensitive to. The question is why now? Why these symptoms?

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I don't think they know enough to be sure, it is usual for families to travel together and be exposed to the same risks. My sweetie seems to be fine, he is much the same person I married, he doesn't seem to have suffered any health problems as a result of being married to me. :lol:

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ok lyme ladies...so i'm reading about lyme 'potentially' being spread through um, 'relations.' what do yall know so far about this theory?

Laura

Laura, this worries me to no end, if it is a possibility. To think, if I do have lyme, that I am responsible for passing it to someone....

Mia Mia, omgosh sorry about your day at the lab(s), 10 or 11 vials?? That sounds brutal, er HEINOUS!!! It is all worth it if you get some answers from it, I will be thinking of you :)

Oh, and eat a cookie? :lol::lol: That isn't a very bright idea :lol::lol:

Linds, again I am so sorry about your food reactions. It all just really stinks. I would just suggest you keep at it, trying to figure out the offending food/foods. Maybe a couple days take out the potato, then another couple days take out the rice pasta, and so on. And did I read correctly you are just a couple months into gluten free? It does take some time for the body to adjust. I mentioned the sugar just because it seems to magnify things for me. These are my thoughts anyway.

I am experiencing such brain fog, like the last 3 weeks, I feel so out of it, so I apologize that I am not up on everyone's posts.

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the thing is that i barely eat potatoes or rice (in any form). Maybe once a week if that before tonight it had been almost 2 weeks since i had ate either of these. I think i am going to make a doctors appt. with my gp for later this week. and make her at least to a stool sample test for whatever can be tested that way since they have never done that which baffles me. and also an h-pylori test which everyone asks me if i had done and they never did that either! my aunt who is a nurse was absolutely shocked they never did that one since at her clinic it would be the first thing they would test for.

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The h-pylori tests show that something like 80% of the population has the bacteria but only 15% get ulcers, why is that? There seems to be a trigger, what is it?

The Klinghardt protocol starts out with a salt and vitamin C treatment to clean out parasites and it does work. The salt/c has its' own action against the spirochetes (Lyme).

What kind of salt do you use? The best salt is organic and contains minerals, beware of some sea salt which may come from questionable waters.

I have heard people say they suffer up to two months from eating nightshades so even if it is only once a week the effect could be longer. Nightshades: potatoes, tomatoes,eggplant, tobacco, peppers are all inflammatory, they are not recommended for anyone with arthritis.

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GERRRRR i am so frustrated so i feel like total crap again. Worse since i ate dinner and there was no gluten in it i am positive. I made soup. tinkyada, potatoes, celery, onion, carrots, turkey, and homemade turkey stock. This is driving me nuts!!!

Linds-

sorry you ar ehaving such a hard time I can completly realte sometimes I think my body just reacts to food in general- its horrible because I love food!!!! I found for me after a ton of elimination diets and so on that you ahve to figure out what works for your body even if it is not what seems like the what should. I definitly cannot do potatoes infact I think besides a small amount of carrots- cooked- root vegees seem to bother me. Brown rice - another thing I cannot tolerate- I do better with white as weird as that is I think becuase its stripped of all its nutrients which makes it good for you but harder to digest. I do better with millet than rice- it is one of the few grains I can tolerate. I know how frustrating it is to feel like you are eating all the right things and still getting a reaction- I can get really sick form anytrhing from a sweet potato to romaine lettuce- Sometimes it all seems like a bad joke.

Miamia

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ok lyme ladies...so i'm reading about lyme 'potentially' being spread through um, 'relations.' what do yall know so far about this theory?

Laura

We've been married for 22 years and Adam has no signs of it ... as I said earlier, we use NFP, so there's nothing "protecting" him. ;)

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(yes, i like to blame men!!)

And who could blame you for that? :lol::ph34r:

I don't know, I'm going to go with my Lyme Clan theory. :P

Well, Adam is the only one who could have given it to me .... but whatever I have, I had it before he could have given it to me. :P So, this is one thing that isn't his fault! :lol: Maybe the only thing!! I could blame it on a man though ... my step-father used to remove the ticks with a cigarette, and that's a bit no-no.

Carla, you do bring an increasingly rare perspective. I could not say that of my husband nor could many say for sure anymore so that is very interesting and does lend credence to my very scientific theory. :lol:

As to the bit no no I am thinking you meant big no no but I actually read it as bit of a no no. :huh:

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As to the bit no no I am thinking you meant big no no but I actually read it as bit of a no no. :huh:

You quoted me too quickly ... I edited "bit" to "big". :) It's so much harder to read the small print when you're typing that I always re-read once it's posted. You were just too quick!

I don't know, I'm going to go with my Lyme Clan theory. :P

and does lend credence to my very scientific theory. :lol:

The Lyme Clan Theory? You need to explain this theory to me better!! :lol: I was thinking before that you just thought that somehow we all got together because we all have or are likely to have Lyme. Is that the theory?

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I guess I could have taken it to the dentist office to get rid of it -- then it no longer would be poison, it would be a safe metal!! :lol:

:lol: They probably would have recycled it and used it in someone else's amalgams, lol. :lol:

But at the second lab I had to fill 10 vials!!!!!!

:o:o:o:o Sheesh, I nearly passed out after they took only 1 or 2 vials. I think I might not recover if they took 10! Even with the 1 or 2 vials I can feel the blood draining from my body...head down... I may have nightmares over this one, lol. :lol:

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The Lyme Clan Theory? You need to explain this theory to me better!! :lol: I was thinking before that you just thought that somehow we all got together because we all have or are likely to have Lyme. Is that the theory?

:lol: That's as scientific as it gets. :lol:

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GERRRRR i am so frustrated so i feel like total crap again. Worse since i ate dinner and there was no gluten in it i am positive. I made soup. tinkyada, potatoes, celery, onion, carrots, turkey, and homemade turkey stock. This is driving me nuts!!!

I think someone else mentioned easily digestable foods...a few months ago I tried the specific carbohydrate diet. I didn't notice a HUGE change, but my digestive system did seem to calm down a bit. They have you eat very easily digestible foods...it's a drag in some respects though cuz you can't have many processed foods at all, even things like ketchup etc. and no grains.

Here is a link to the "creator" of the diet: http://www.breakingtheviciouscycle.info/ and here is a link that lists some of the "Legal" foods http://www.breakingtheviciouscycle.info/le...illegal_a-c.htm

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:lol: They probably would have recycled it and used it in someone else's amalgams, lol. :lol:

:o:o:o:o Sheesh, I nearly passed out after they took only 1 or 2 vials. I think I might not recover if they took 10! Even with the 1 or 2 vials I can feel the blood draining from my body...head down... I may have nightmares over this one, lol. :lol:

donna-

it wasen't filling the viasl that was the scary part for me it was the bill they gave me after!!!

now that did give me nightmares

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I am experiencing such brain fog, like the last 3 weeks, I feel so out of it, so I apologize that I am not up on everyone's posts.

No need to keep up...we always come back around to something again anyway, lol. I just like to see your posts!

the thing is that i barely eat potatoes or rice (in any form). Maybe once a week if that before tonight it had been almost 2 weeks since i had ate either of these. I think i am going to make a doctors appt. with my gp for later this week. and make her at least to a stool sample test for whatever can be tested that way since they have never done that which baffles me. and also an h-pylori test which everyone asks me if i had done and they never did that either! my aunt who is a nurse was absolutely shocked they never did that one since at her clinic it would be the first thing they would test for.

Yes, I'm really shocked as well that they didn't suggest a stool test...this was one of the very first things that my regular doctor suggested back in February. They were looking for C.Diff and other parasites, etc. I had scopes done to check for colitis, etc. and for H.Pylori etc.

ETA: And, my new doctors wanted to do the stool test again because they're using a different lab...one that looks at the tests differently, so they're hoping to find something my regular doctor missed.

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donna-

it wasen't filling the viasl that was the scary part for me it was the bill they gave me after!!!

now that did give me nightmares

Both would give me nightmares!!

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