December 28, 2013 – 16 1/2 years old – A day I will never forget

I woke up with a headache. No big deal. People get headaches sometimes.
The past couple of weeks I had been noticing my hair falling out, my skin being so dry lotion couldn’t even help and so fatigued the smallest tasks became almost impossible.

It was just a weird stage, right?
I had just gone through a rough break up, I was stressed with school and family life, I was in the mental state of wishing my life away, and was so unhappy with where I was and what I was doing… So all and all, I guess you could say I was pretty depressed.

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The headache I had on the 28th, got worse on the 29th, which then became even worse on the 30th.

School was about to start back up after Christmas break and I ended up having to miss the first couple of days back. The headache had turned into a migraine and I became physically unable to move. Missing a couple days of school turned into having to become a homebound student while being bed-ridden.
The headache never went away, but after about 3 and a half months, the symptoms I was suffering from turned more into feeling “flu-like” and extremely weak, and less about the headache I was suffering from.

I felt the need to live as much of a normal life as I could, and that meant acting like I was okay sometimes just to gain a small sense of normalcy.
I would go to a basketball game, or out to dinner with my family, occasionally joke around with friends, but what became my way of trying to be normal turned into –
“Wait… if you were really sick you wouldn’t be able to do that.”

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You can only feel sorry for someone for so long until you begin to question what is going on. You become ready for things to get back to normal and you start to believe that the person is full of shit and/or doing all of this for attention. How do I know that, you may ask? It’s because people flat out told me I was full of shit, doing all of this to get attention, that I needed to “f*** off” because I was making them looking like they were condoning my actions of “acting” sick by being around them.
It’s not normal for someone to be so sick, but not look the part. It’s not normal to not have a diagnosis after being sick for many years.
It’s not normal… it’s just not.
It’s hard for people to grasp.

“Oh, you’re STILL sick?”

“Well, when are you going to get better?”

“Are you sure it’s not just all in your head?”

You begin to question yourself.
“Am I sick?”
Well of course I am! No one would voluntarily live like this!

I began to tear my family apart.
I began to lose friends.
I became the talk of the town.
I began to lose joy so fast that I questioned God…

Why is this happening?
Is this my fault?

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After completing my junior and senior years of high school as a homebound student, my doctors told me that going to college would not be the best idea for me. I still didn’t have a diagnosis at this point and was struggling day to day, but me being me, I didn’t listen. I had longed to leave my small town and the people in it for so long, no one could stop me now!

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After BARELY making it through a semester, I had to go back home.
My health had majorly deteriorated and I was no longer able to take care of myself.

In August 2016 at age 19, I was finally diagnosed with Lyme Disease after 3 years of suffering and found I was in the top 5% of CDC positive cases… which means that I, at the time, was a walking breathing spirochete, bacteria & fungi soup. Although I was still so sick, I hadn’t given up the thought of living on my own again. Everyone else I knew was an “adult” and doing “adult things” and I already felt like I was missing out on so much.
My parents came to me one day with the idea of moving out and I jumped at the bit.

I got an apartment about an hour away from my parents’ house. I was far enough away to do my own thing, but if I really needed to, I could easily go home.
I enrolled in a community college to take some classes and got myself a job working just a couple hours each weekend.
After a few weeks, I had to drop out of classes. Not only was going to just one class – twice a week for an hour and a half – physically too much for me to do, my brain wasn’t working. I would study SO hard and for SO long, but it didn’t matter, I failed every test.
After having to drop my class, I held on to my job for dear life. It physically took everything out of me, but it was the only way for me to get a taste of the “outside world”.
After a couple of months, I ended up having to quit that too.

I’m not a quitter.
I’ve always hated quitting things.
But after having a “Come to Jesus” moment with myself, I realized the most important thing was my health and my well-being. It didn’t matter what I had to quit, as long as I didn’t quit on myself. I moved back home a year ago, and my job since that time has been to get better.

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I look back to 4 years ago and it makes me want to cry for that poor girl.
I say “that poor girl” because that girl is no longer me.
I have changed, learned, and grown so much in the past 4 years, I don’t think my old self would even recognize me.

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All of the pictures that I’ve posted up to this point were taken before my life was 100% commandeered by tickborne illness. That was about as “normal” as my life would ever get… even though looking back, I was nothing like the normal girls. I had so many issues – mental, physical, emotional – I struggled daily, but I just thought that everybody had the same problems… little did I know my body was being taken over by little shits trying their best to kill me!

But to give you all a little hope and faith, I will tell you this…
I just summarized my depressing past, yes… but there were a million great things that happened to me over those years. Day to day, you feel like you aren’t moving very far and that you’re still just as sick as you were a year ago. We always want big improvements faster than they come, but we don’t realize that they are actually happening daily with treatment.

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I just got back from a month long excursion in Spain. I did it. I made it. And it was incredible. This time last year I was about as puny as a pale petunia, but since then I have been working with the Jemsek Specialty Clinic, and I’ve been using the AmpCoil for the past 5 months. Something is helping.

Three weeks ago I had a colonoscopy and upper endoscopy done to make sure my abnormal gut health symptoms weren’t leading to anything other than me just being odd and full of problems. Thankfully, everything came back with nothing more than an internal hemorrhoid and some inflammation.
I continue to work on my gut health daily and the AmpCoil is a major factor in that.

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Side note… I began cleansing with the AmpCoil immediately upon my return to the states. MISTAKE. After two days, I experienced one of the biggest Herxheimer reactions I’ve ever had. Since then, I’ve backed up and started over. I am currently working through the 30-day Detoxification Journeys and am doing well with it. The AmpCoil is so powerful – you have to take it SLOWLY!!!

After getting back from Spain and recovering from my outpatient procedure, I got right back into a strict heavy medicine cycle. I’ve had two weeks of meds and I’ve been taken down with some bed-ridden days. My next two weeks are lighter meds and I’m hoping to have some easier times. It’s all about the rollercoaster ride.
When your symptoms are all over the place, it’s hard to stay positive, but to get your life back, I’m willing to do anything, and I know you all are too.

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Long story short, your health is worth it. Don’t give up on yourself. There are things out there to help you.. There are people out there to help you.. you just have to find them.

Sometimes I think of where I would be and what I would be doing now if none of this had happened…

I wholeheartedly believe that everything happens for a reason. There is not an ounce of me that wishes this had not have happened to me. This is a journey I will be on forever. Each day I am improving and normalizing my symptoms, but it is never not a hassle.

To those currently questioning life while dealing with this dreadful illness – I promise you there are people that love and care for you, and through this trial, you will grow and learn about yourself as well. Positivity is key.

Over Seas

Hello world – I come to you from a little coffee shop in the city of Valencia, Spain. If you remember, I posted a couple of months ago that I was planning to travel to Europe to visit my boyfriend who is currently studying abroad. Well, the time came and it was finally time for me to hop on a plane and cross the pond. Now, traveling across the world is a huge deal for anyone. It takes lots of time and energy, preparation is a bitch, and the anxiousness of “Am I forgetting anything??” is enough to keep you up at night.
Although I was definitely worried about feeling well enough to be overseas for a month, there was one thing keeping me sane with all of this mess and it was the fact that I was going to be able to take my AmpCoil with me.

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I have been using the AmpCoil for 4-5 months now and have gotten to the point where I swear by it. It doesn’t matter what my biggest ailment is at the time, the AmpCoil has a “Journey” that will ease, if not completely fix the problem. So of course, believing that I’d be able to bring my AmpCoil brought some peace of mind not only to me, but to my mother as well.

About a week before I was supposed to leave, my mom and I decided that we should call and check with the foreign airlines about bringing my AmpCoil on the flight, just in case. It fits in the overhead compartment and it’s considered a medical device, so it shouldn’t be a problem, right? Well, it turns out that if I were simply traveling in the U.S., it wouldn’t be a problem. But sadly, the foreign airline I was flying with told me that I was going to have to upgrade my ticket to official business class both ways to be 100% sure I would be able to carry it onboard. What that means is I would have to hand out 3-5 thousand dollars to be able to take it. After my mother and I spent about an hour arguing with someone that didn’t speak English, we gave up. So long story short, I sadly do not have my AmpCoil with me.

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I’ve been in Spain for a full week, and after recovering from jet lag, I’m honestly doing wonderfully. The food here is so extremely fresh, the weather is gorgeous, the people are incredibly nice and I’ve been feeling well enough to do and see all kinds of unbelievable things. My boyfriend and I went to Granada, Spain for the New Year’s weekend and walked multiple miles a day sightseeing. After returning to Valencia, I’ve been recovering by sleeping a lot and taking it easy, but I have not flared like I thought I would. I sat down the other day and compared my current health to where I was a year, 2 years, 3 years ago, and I honestly cried. I have come so far. I’m in freaking Spain for God’s sake… I’m not bed ridden, I can take a shower without passing out, I have been able to walk and get my heart rate up, and I am beginning to truly enjoy the simple things in life again.

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Over the years, I’ve done many things to try to regain my health and strength. Crazy medication, all kinds of Eastern Medicine, tons and tons of herbal treatment and vitamins, different types of therapies, etc. You name it, I’ve probably tried it. By doing these crazy things, I was improving… but not enough. Sometimes I’d improve for a short time, but I would quickly decline again.
What I’m trying to get at is this – I honestly don’t think I would be here if it wasn’t for AmpCoil.

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I can’t wait to get back to coiling and look forward to sharing my journey with you.
I’ll be staying in touch.

Sending love & light to everyone from España
– Avery

How Did I Do It? – The AmpCoil

(For those of you who follow my Instagram, @lymeliferevealed, I posted an update about my November 2nd appointment at the Jemsek Specialty Clinic – I will briefly summarize that for those who have not read it.)

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I’ve completed 9 months of treatment to this point and by the time my next appointment rolls around, I will have been taking hardcore antibiotics for a year.
I walked into this appointment wanting to stop all medications. I’ve been so sick and tired of being a slave to pill boxes and of feeling like a dead man walking 24/7.

Before my appointment, I had been off medicine for 2 weeks, and although I definitely didn’t feel 100%, I felt much better than I had felt in a really, REALLY long time.
After talking with Anne Walch (PA) and Dr. Jemsek himself, we decided stopping meds at this point would be premature.

Dr. J wants to attack the babesia biofilms before discussing taking a long term break from medicine. If not, I would be risking losing the progress I’ve made thus far, and all the pain and suffering I’ve gone through to be for nothing. Anne and I talked about the AmpCoil and all of the progress I’ve made during the past 3 months of using it… but while being on medicine at the same time, it’s hard to tell which is helping what. She is aware of the benefits of PEMF technology and encouraged me to continue using it daily.

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While preparing to leave for my appointment in D.C., I also had to pack for 5 more days of non-stop traveling – visiting Aunt Julie in Richmond, going to a Hampden-Sydney football game, and spending time with family in Appomattox. I would have 2 days to recuperate before driving to Pittsburgh to visit a friend for 3 days before returning home to attend a 2 1/2 day Reiki class. No lie, I had been worried about these two weeks for months to come… These were all commitments that I could not avoid. I had no choice but to push through. I decided that I was not going to start taking my new Jemsek protocol until these 2 weeks were over because I was warned that the new meds would be TOUGH. After day one on the road, I had already done enough activity for 2 weeks, but I had just gotten started!

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I always have a hard time sleeping, but while traveling, my problem becomes much worse. While on the road, I relied heavily on the AmpCoil “Sleep” journey. It literally made me feel like I was in such a heavy, drugged sleep.. Some of the best nights of sleep I’ve ever had.
(I found out it was best to use the Sleep journey while being physically in bed and laying down. If you use it while sitting up and watching tv or something, it doesn’t work as well or as fast.)

I was also with my family for most of this trip, and anytime I’m with them, I’m bound to get a headache! In addition, I also accidentally left some of my medicine at home. Some of my meds will leave me emotionally unstable if I just quit cold turkey, so I used the “Headache” and the “Mental/Emotional” journeys on the AmpCoil almost every day to keep myself in working order.

These pictures were taken approximately 5-10 minutes apart. I was desperately in need of a nap and a “Cleanse” journey! I knocked out 2 seconds after my head hit the pillow!

After the first week of traveling, I left home for Pittsburgh while still feeling absolutely drained from the week of events before. Every time I had a minute in the hotel room, I was coiling. From “Cleanse” journeys, to “Organ” help, I coiled non-stop.
My next test of strength came after returning home – my Reiki class. Now keep in mind, I haven’t been able to take a class or sit down in any kind of learning environment for a couple years! My cognitive issues had become too overbearing for me to even be able to read without majorly stuttering and not being able to comprehend much. Concentrating quickly leads to horrible headaches for me. But because I was very interested in this subject and stubborn about not quitting until I had at least tried, I had signed myself up for a 2 1/2 day long course from 8am to 6:30pm.
I found myself asking the same question over and over again..
“Avery, how the hell are you going to do this?”

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Somehow, by the grace of God, I made it through all the traveling AND the class…. or was it the AmpCoil that saved my ass? Probably a little help from both.. but I swear the AmpCoil pushed me through the finish line.
Instead of “Avery, how the hell are you going to do this?”, it was
“Avery, you’re going to be able to do this.”

After all was said and done, I was of course exhausted from those 2 weeks, but I wasn’t any more sick than I was before. I was just tired. And I can deal with tired. How did I do it? – the Amp Coil

They say that after using the AmpCoil for 3 months, you’ll have a story. You just read mine.
I haven’t been able to do hardly anything for years. Going 2 weeks straight with one thing after the other was unheard of for me; it was a test of not only myself, but the AmpCoil too, and all it has done for me so far.

When I returned home from all of my excursions, I started my Jemsek protocol prescribed 2 weeks earlier. It was time for my body to go back to war, and since then I’ve definitely been struggling, but not as much as I did on the last protocol, and definitely not as much as I think the doctors expected me to struggle. The round of meds is stepped up from last time and I was warned it would kick my ass. Again, thanks to the AmpCoil, although I have been sick, I am getting by!

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Here’s the thing. I’m suffering from Post-Sepsis Syndrome.
Post-sepsis syndrome is a dysregulated systemic inflammatory and immune response to microbial invasion. In other words, Lyme disease has left my body in a toxic mess and the Lyme spirochetes have left my cells susceptible to secondary infections. Like AIDS, Lyme is an immunosuppression disease. It allows other infections to become active and chronic. Tissue and organ damage (brain and gut) are my biggest problems. My stomach has always been a war zone and my brain function is still not where it should be. The AmpCoil is helping me work on these things with all of the journeys offered.

For Christmas I am leaving for Spain and will be out of the country for a little over a month. I will be stopping hardcore antibiotics before flying out and will just be taking an easy regimen to make sure I do not lose any of the progress I’ve gained. I’m also planning for the AmpCoil to travel across the pond with me to help me stay strong for all of my adventures.
Y’all stay tuned and keep up with all my AmpCoil antics!

Until next time, friends.
– Avery

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Avery officially takes over “Lyme Life Revealed”

IMG_4111 Hi – my name is Avery Davis, and I, along with my mother Angela, am the initiator, creator, designer, founder, and architect of this blog and Instagram page “Lyme Life Revealed”. My mother and I together are a force to be reckoned with.. but do you know what else is?

Lyme Disease.

My rock of a mother has been there for me every step of the way through this obstacle course called “My Life” – The two of us decided that we wanted to share my story to let other Lymies, spoonies, and freaks of nature out there know that they are not alone. My body is fucked up too… So let’s get through this crazy life together.

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When Lyme Life Revealed debuted, I had a hard time posting for myself. My mom took the initiative to post and put our thoughts together to inform others on my life. My trials, tribulations and experiments related to my health are all things my mom and I both thought others could learn from… especially those in the Lyme community.
It is with great honor that I come to you, un-edited and un-censored, as Avery Ellen Davis – That crazy girl who says she’s sick but doesn’t look it, mostly lays on the couch, watches shit TV, and does her very best to not disappoint her very conservative father…. but with my personality and potty mouth, that usually backfires 😉

So first off.. let me tell you a little bit about myself.

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I am 20 years old. I live at home in Southwest Virginia with my very loving and supportive family.

I have an adorable dog and a very loving cat

(but as you can tell, she is not the biggest fan of fidget spinners….)

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 I also have a boyfriend who is currently living in Valencia, Spain getting his Masters at Berklee College of Music.

I’m a very lighthearted, easy going person who lives to laugh, love, and listen to bluegrass music. I’ve been told that I’m the go-to person for a good laugh and if any advice is needed, I’ll give it to ya straight!

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Yes, I look healthy.
Yes, I act like I’m not sick.
But guess what…

I’m not healthy… and I am sick.

I started my AmpCoil journey almost 3 months ago. They say that after 3 months, you’ll have a story to tell. I have noticed changes, but I don’t want to jinx anything….. I have a good feeling though. I really do!

I’m so excited for the next blog post to see what all I have to write about! The AmpCoil is going to do big things for not only me, but anyone who uses it!

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I have just finished up my third 3 month Jemsek antibiotic protocol. It was a Babesia regimen (co-infection of Lyme disease) and I tell you what… It kicked my ass.  The effects of Babesia treatment reflect the same symptoms that I’ve had coming and going for years.  What makes things so hard is that when the medicines attack the Babesia, all the symptoms come at once:

  • lots of allergic reactions
  • ends of hair so dry it’s breaking off
  • roots of hair so oily that shampoo won’t even clean it (what do you do when the ends are dry and the roots are oily?)
  • hair loss in general
  • bad breath
  • bowel issues
  • itchy eyes
  • extremely overheated
  • returned TMJ pain
  • headaches and migraines
  • metallic taste in mouth so strong I can’t eat or drink
  • drenching sweats
  • body odor
  • proof of parasites

I go back to Jemsek November 2nd for my fourth appointment. I’m anxious to see what they’ll say.

Whether they think I can stop long term antibiotics or not, I’m going to take a break from treatment for now. I not only have a trip to Spain planned over Christmas, but I also am really interested to see what the AmpCoil will do while I’m off of the medicines that suck the little bit of life I had left out of me.

I’m praying the AmpCoil changes my life.
I’m sick and tired of being sick and tired.

I’m one to worry about the future. I have to tell myself that everything is going to work out just fine in the end, but it’s also hard for me to stay positive sometimes.
I long for a “normal” life…
To be married to a loving husband, have beautiful, healthy kids… to be able to hold down a job while also going to bluegrass festivals and playing music every chance I get… but right now, I have a difficult time even taking a shower, let alone raising children……..                                                        *team dry shampoo all the way*

I hope to connect with you… whether you’re sick or healthy, young or old, wild and rambunctious, or calm and quiet.

Us Lymies gotta stick together!!!

In the past 3 years and 10 months, Lyme has tried to take away my happiness.
Thankfully, I come from a line of stubborn kin who don’t take no for an answer. Join me in my fight of taking back my life.

I look forward to taking over this blog and sharing more of my life and health journey with you guys.

Keep in contact with me –
Lyme Instagram : @lymeliferevealed
Personal Instagram : @aveedavee
Snapchat : aveedavee
Facebook : Avery Davis

– Avery Davis

Summer Turns to Fall…

October 4, 2017

It’s been 7 weeks of coiling and 7 weeks of Babesia treatment by meds.  I would guess that many of the people who find themselves reading this can relate to how a person measures the passing of time with pill boxes taking precedence over calendars and clocks.  In so many ways, we wish away the time, bypassing the present in favor of the day when we don’t have to plan around how one family member feels and how to best manage their pain and suffering.  And once again, I have to remind myself that even the worst days should never be taken for granted and overlooked.  Since the last blog post, not every moment of every day has been lost, and in those moments Avery has experienced joy.

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The past week brought an update to the AmpCoil software.  Although we have experienced some bugs in the program (that I’m certain will be worked out soon), a couple of new features have been introduced that we are happily using: a count down clock that we can see from a distance; a chime to tell us when our “journey” is complete; some new journeys; and the ability to target more than one “top hit” at a time when using the Cleanse journey.  This last function is exciting because instead of cleansing just one item at a time (i.e. spirochetes, water-borne microbes, pinworms, metal toxicity, etc.), we can now target up to 5 of these items per sitting.

Positive notes of the past few weeks:

Avery’s brother, B, seems to be feeling better in so many ways.  Our family splurged on the AmpCoil not simply because the technology sounded like it could help Avery; we felt it could help us all.  For many months, my anxiety has been extremely high because I have been witnessing the decline of B’s health.  He was exhibiting so many of the same symptoms that went unrecognized during Avery’s “pre-sickness” teenage years: daily headaches; joint pain; extreme fatigue; constant sports injuries; and sallow looking skin to name just a few.  It had gotten to a point where he was no longer telling me his problems because he knew how upset I was becoming.  To someone outside our immediate family, B looks strong and healthy, but since last winter I felt that his looks were deceiving.  I have not been directly inquiring how he feels lately because I don’t want him to think about it; I am simply observing –

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  • He isn’t falling asleep all the time!  He’s staying up a little later at night and is not nearly as groggy in the morning.  Last school year, B was in bed by 9pm at the latest and could not get out of bed in the morning.
  • He is studying!  B has to work hard at school, and although his teachers may think that his average grades are far from ideal, I am noticing the effort that is going into them at home.  He is actually spending time in the evenings learning, which I attribute to the fact that he isn’t falling asleep while trying to work and also has a better attention span.
  • No complaints of headache.  HUGE.
  • The dark circles around his eyes have lightened.
  • He seems to be generally happier.

 

Unfortunately, I do not feel that I can fairly assess Avery’s progress.  She is on the third week of Round 2 of her current medication protocol (2 weeks on – 1 week off).  I can honestly say that although taking Mepron and Artemisinin has continued to cause difficult side effects, this round was easier than Round 1; but this is probably how it is supposed to be, with or without AmpCoil usage.  I have spent a lot of time reading about how others react on this protocol, and I tend to believe that although she has had many terrible days, I don’t think they’re as bad as they could have been… but I just don’t know.  Avery is continuing to use the Cleanse journey regularly, along with the Nutrition journey (Tunes your body with nutrition essentials for nourishment and strength. Consists of Herx Help!, Nutrition Tune-Up, Primer and individual nutritional groups) and Organ journey (Chinese medicine is based on the premise that in order to balance one organ you must also balance its counterpart (yin and yang) The Organ journey tunes your organs and body systems with their unique signature for balance and optimal function.) .  The Nutrition and Organ journeys are used as supportive measures between cleanses.

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Avery has experienced some obvious positive reactions to some coiling journeys… there are times when in addition to feeling fluish, she will complain of just feeling “off” or simply “not right”.  I have come to think that during these times there is some kind of emotional imbalance.  When this occurs, we run the Positivity journey (Emotions Relief Nutritionals / Neurotransmitters, emotions, earth grounding), and since the new update we’ve also tried the Demo-Harmonizer (overall vibrational alignment, earth grounding, spinal, nutrition, chakras, nervous system, emotions, brain).  Both have been very successful at correcting whatever imbalance was present, leaving Avery calmer and feeling better.

A month from now, Avery has her 9-month appointment with Dr. Jemsek’s office, and we have decided at that time to request to take a break from treatment.  We have felt their babesia protocol has been needed and probably has been quite effective, and because of this we decided to continue using the medications even though we instead wished we could allow our AmpCoil to do all of the healing work.  Avery has an enormous adventure planned for the month of January, and we do not see how continuing meds during this time will be feasible.  We hope that the months of October, November and December will bring healing that will allow her to take the trip of a lifetime.

Up next… Avery is ready to share her own point of view… a post from her perspective coming up soon!

Week 3 of Coiling

 

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So what is an AmpCoil?  According to the literature provided, the AmpCoil utilizes sound transmission technology to listen to the messages from your body through voice stress analysis.  The Better Guide App (preloaded on the tablet supplied with the AmpCoil) uses its extensive mathematical algorithms to play back your chosen frequency tunes through a Pulsed Electromagnetic Field (PEMF) process and a modified tesla coil, similar to a high powered tuning fork for your body.

It’s been almost three weeks of using the AmpCoil and we are all getting into a routine.  Avery is able to coil during the day, so the other three of us take an hour early in the morning, or one after the other in the evenings.  Each Cleanse Journey is an hour long, so fitting everyone in has been the only struggle with this process!

Everyone wants to know if we are seeing results.  This is hard for me to answer, mostly because I am so hopeful to see obvious results myself!  AmpCoil states that if you coil 4-5 times per week for 90 days (ideally using the Cleansing Journeys), you will have a story to tell.   4-5 Cleanse Journeys a week is what we have been doing, so November 2017 will hold our story.  Although we have time to wait for this, I will explain what I have noted thus far in our coiling adventures…

“Journeys” used to date:

  • Herx Help
  • Balance the Mind
  • Relax All
  • Digest Ease
  • Headache Help
  • Higher Self
  • Positivity
  • Common Cold (Head)
  • Common Cold (Chest)
  • Cleanse

I used the Headache Help one recent afternoon.  What began as a twinge at my desk morphed into a full-fledged headache. I thought about grabbing some ibuprofen from the office bathroom and ignoring the pain before remembering that perhaps the AmpCoil could help.  I went home and spent the next hour with the yellow circle perched on the crown of my head… if nothing else, it was nice to just sit still and relax for an hour.  My headache was somewhat calmed upon completion of the Headache Help Journey, although not gone.  I returned to work, and realized when I left at the end of the afternoon that I had not thought about my headache at all the rest of the day… it had quietly dissipated.  Was it the AmpCoil? Maybe.

Our son, B, has had two instances of cold symptoms since starting back to school a month ago.  The first came up on a Thursday night and was just a stuffy nose.  By Friday morning, he sounded awful and felt worse.  As a good mom would, I gave him 2 Tylenol and sent him to school!  At the end of the school day, Avery recounted how he came in the front door, entered the family room and grabbed a couple pillows, threw them on the floor and collapsed face first on them.  He slept until I got home from work and then I started him on the Common Cold (Head) Journey.  This journey is supposed to be used for 3 consecutive days even if the cold symptoms improve or go away.  By the 3rd day, he was fighting me forcing him to sit still to complete the process.  Either the cold was short, or the AmpCoil shortened it.

About 10 days later, B started coughing.  Again, I ignored it for a couple days, but when it got too ugly to ignore, I put him on the Common Cold (chest) Journey.  After 2 days, the cough had quieted to one that was again easy to ignore.  He did not complete the recommended 3 days as he is the hardest one in the family to nail down to the couch… mostly due to the fact that you can’t have electronics within 4 feet of the coil – i.e. cell phones!  However, the cough quietly went away.

Avery has been the recipient of the other Journeys used to this point.  She uses the Herx Help on days when she is feeling especially fluish and funky. I’ve run the Balance the Mind, Relax All, Higher Self and Digest Ease Journeys for her benefit as well; all of these are feel good programs that are supportive to the work she has been doing each day using the Cleanse Journey.  I played the Positivity Journey for Avery one evening when she was particularly worked up emotionally… maybe it was a placebo effect, or maybe not, but I noticed a dramatic shift in her mental state in a very short time.

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During the past three weeks, Avery has continued taking her medication as prescribed by Jemsek Specialty Clinic.  The current protocol is targeted toward fighting Babesia, a common protozoan Lyme coinfection.  The anti-parasite and anti-fungal medication, Mepron, and the anti-protozoal drug, Artemisinin, cause ugly side effects.  In Avery’s case, nausea, a seasick-like wooziness in her head, and fluish cold and hot sweats is what she has mostly experienced, causing her to spend full days sick on the family room sofa (we need a new one!!!).  We would honestly like to quit all medications and depend solely on the AmpCoil and other natural healing methods to overcome the disease, but after discussing this option amongst ourselves, we feel that Avery has come too far and invested too much sweat equity to quit at this time.  Avery personally has a gut feeling that what we are doing right now is the right thing, so we will go with the gut.  Despite the medication side effects, we have experienced a few hours of pretend normality here and there…

We are going to continue the current medication protocol through our early November appointment and reevaluate at that time.  The two pictures above seem so happy, and they are; but they are two days of living through pain in order to live “normally”.  What the pictures don’t document is the time that transpired between those two days and afterwards – days of Avery not being able move due to the sickness and pain caused by pushing her body too far.

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Besides coiling, everyone in our family has begun to use grounding sheets by Earthing. These are fitted sheets for our beds that connect by a small wire to the grounding plug in an outlet (the 3rd hole).  The premise behind this scientific theory is that the Earth is a powerful source of energy and healing, like a huge battery.  It is constantly being recharged by solar energy, and the natural pulses of the Earth keep living things running in balance.  Modern man is disconnected from the Earth – we are usually inside, and even when outside, our shoes most often act as insulators to the energy emanating from the ground.  Earthing or grounding theoretically calms inflammation in our bodies by transferring negatively-charged electrons from the surface of the Earth to the body where they neutralize positively-charged free radicals involved in chronic inflammation. The Earth’s energy is thought to be the best antioxidant out there – all we have to do is connect to it, either by direct contact with the ground or by using grounding products.

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Someone Avery met at Reiki (energy!!!) advised her to use a grounding sheet on her bed.  After reading up on the benefits of grounding, I decided this was another product that could benefit the whole family.  I hope that by grounding, everyone can achieve more restful sleep, and that it will help Bev’s knee pain and speed my recovery times after long runs. We have been using the sheets for 2 weeks and I have NEVER SLEPT BETTER.  I’m a good sleeper anyway, but I always get up at least once and usually 2 or 3 times to go to the bathroom during the night.  I sleep through the night now.  Besides enjoying restful sleep, I am loving the dreams I’ve been having – they are extremely vivid.  Everyone else seems to be sleeping well too, even Bev who is a terrible sleeper.  I’m still waiting to determine if the sheet is helping with Bev’s knee… I feel like I haven’t heard as many complaints, but I’m not sure.

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It’s Here!!! AmpCoil arrives.

AmpCoil sends an email when your package has shipped, and the introductory email I had first received stated a 3-6 week time period for arrival was to be expected.  Our AmpCoil shipped just before the 3 week mark and was delivered yesterday!  See the energy beams from the sun glowing?!?  Bring on the energy!!!

Set up was as simple as promised and we began using AmpCoil last night.  Because Avery is out of town and our son, B, was busy with golf practice and homework, I started with myself.  The voice recognition software indicated my main toxin as Candida, which was not a surprise.  This finding confirmed a recent hair analysis I had done.  I set everything up, sat on a comfortable couch and began the 60 minute Cleansing program.  After a few minutes, I began to doze off – kind of a hazy, “drug-like” sleep – it was a lovely feeling.  My husband, Bev, used the voice analysis later in the evening.  His main toxin was listed as mycobacteria, and interestingly, his main organs of concern were heart/small intestine – both things that have been on our radar in the past.  He too completed a 60 minute Cleansing program during which he fell right asleep.

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Check out the cool logo projected onto the ceiling –

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Bev and I are both pretty healthy, so we aren’t looking for major changes, but I am curious to see what effects we may experience over time.  I did find it intriguing that both Bev and I were so quickly lulled to sleep; and even more intriguing was that Bev slept well without getting up to take his Lunesta.  He said he woke up around 3am, but was able to go back to sleep after a short time!

B will start coiling tomorrow, and Avery – the real test – will be home this weekend to begin!!!