Health and wellness
Crazy times are to be had!! And this has been a crazy time! I've gotten like a million messages from people asking me where the heck I've been! I'm here! Always! I just haven't been blogging like I should be. So, I've made a vow to blog once a week.
Last week I was plagued by the most horrendous virus human kind has ever manifested since the Ebola. Well, ok, I'm exaggerating, but it was pretty horrible!!! Strep throat like symptoms, fever, chills, achy, exhausted, feeling as though I'm swallowing knives and basically that in the beginning feeling of 'I want to die', then halfway through 'I hope I don't die from this!' feeling.
I went to the doctor and they did what's called a rapid strep test. I'm sure you've all heard of this. 80% accurate, but if you have the symptoms the doc basically figures you have strep, and errs on the side of caution. I have not had strep in 30 years. Neither have my children, as I have done everything in power to avoid it. Its nasty, extremely contagious, can infect your entire body at times and can be tough to get rid of.
The doc offered me antibiotics, but knows me and knows that unless I'm bleeding from the eyeballs and even then, I'm most likely not going to take them. That was a risk, I know that, especially with strep throat. I researched the risks involved with nixing the meds and decided I wanted to go full on au natural, and if, for some reason I wasn't getting better by the 5th or 6th day, I would then, and only then, consider the meds.
So, although I felt like death warmed over, the pain was truly amazing, I stuck to my guns and proceeded to pull out all I knew holistically to bomb the heck out of this nasty bacterial invader. I wont list what I did here, simply because its too much, but if you're interested in how I finally eliminated it, send me a message and I'll be happy to respond with what I did.
Now its day 6 and I'm feeling nearly 100%. My throat is still slightly agitated, but on the scale that it was where I couldn't eat, drink, talk or swallow, its amazing and I'm very happy with the results! So while I believe western medicine has its place, I try and stick to doing what I can naturally and believing that my body can pull through it. I don't recommend this for everyone. If you do have an illness, always consult with your doc first before deciding to go au natural.
Good luck and enjoy your week!!!