I'm hoping I can get some advice for strep throat today.
I wasn't feeling well over the holiday season, in general my system is really overwhelmed, and I was not taking care of myself physically or emotionally. Even though I spent the holidays primarily alone, I was not able to concentrate on myself- I had wanted to fast, but was too weak to do so.
I felt like something was coming on, so I bought echinacea locally and some raw honey, acv, garlic- started taking those everyday, but I was not eating well during this time, so I feel like I barely kept myself from going over the edge. I started getting pain in my right foot/leg/side as well as back/kidney pain- I'm used to pain, so thought it's maybe food related.
Finally went to see a doc last week- was told I had spots on my throat and that I had strep. She prescribed Antibiotics
, but I wanted to get a second opinion. I went to another walk in the next day and the doc told me the same thing- strep. He said even if we did a swab it would take a week for the results to come in and I was best to start on Antibiotics
What I did instead was take oregano oil up to ten drops 3 times a day, garlic-3-6 cloves a day, lemon/ginger tea, cayenne as much as I could, IF 1 and 2, enemas the first few days (as I was releasing a lot of stuff and was feeling so bad) water, only fruits (citrus, apple, banana,pomegranate) and some carrots, and the last few days I started taking goldenseal 1/2 tsp 3 x a day instead of the oil of oregano, and did some peau d'arco tea as well as eating the remnants of the super tonic batch that I'd made months ago (the fibrous part). Foot massage, shoulder massage, leg massage- using deep tissue and coconut oil.
I didn't have appetite the first few days at all, I felt like death. My lymph hurt, then it got better the 3rd day, then started hurting bad again the last few days. My eyes hurt as of the 3rd day too, it's hard to talk, and my throat is still very red and swollen. Yesterday I had more appetite, so had more fruit. I got my period too, and was hungry, so had some cooked beans. I only had one clove of garlic yesterday because I ran out, and am wondering if that is why I feel so bad today. I didn't sleep so well, and woke up with massively more pain in my neck/throat/head/ears. Garlic tends to knock me out, especially in high doses, and all I've been doing mostly the last week is sleep anyway. I just feel like I have regressed and am in a lot of pain physically- actually this acute illness has aggravated the fibro very much :(
Today I am going to get a strep test. I seem to have found a clinic that will do it on the spot and covered by insurance. I dislike these clinics because you get exposed to all kinds of other bugs while you wait, but I will try to go to the health food store in the meantime.
What else can I do? I should mention that my digestive system has not taken kindly to all of this- the garlic/cayenne is always tough for me, I end up going to the bathroom very often, with incomplete stools, gas, bloating etc. (but it could be just the herbs still cleaning me out). All I can say is I am sure I have gotten rid of any and all parasite
infestations I may still have had!
edit** I did start taking the blood detox tincture I have had here from Uny- two days ago I took 2 droppersful 3x a day and yesterday took 4 droppersful in the evening. After that dose I did not feel well- in fact I feel like something gross was moving through my system. Could this also account for how I am feeling today?
Thanks so much for any advice,