Multiple Ailments in 77 Year Old Mother, Remedies/prescriptions Not Working
Dear Ted, I have a few more questions regarding my 77 year old mother. She has multiple problems in spite of aggressively pursuing natural and medical remedies. She has arthritic symptoms, pain especially in her feet but also in her neck, shoulders, back , knees and all over. She has some mental sluggishness. A brain MRI in 2004 showed that she has patchy white matter disease. I once visited a nursing home especially for Alzheimer's patients. I saw their charts and the brain MRI results of patchy white matter disease. The brain pictures looked like Swiss cheese.
My mother has tested positive for at least five different viruses including Epstein Barre virus that was apparently the highest active viral load ever seen by the lab. She has HSV 1 & 2, HHV6 and at least one other that I cannot remember. Two doctors said she has chronic lyme disease with multiple co-infections and they started treatments of multiple cocktails of IV and oral substances and very complicated regimens at great expense. The doctors say the treatment must be intense, complicated and aggressive and that the lyme bacteria is eating the holes in her brain. It%u02BCs exhausting and expensive.
My father has Parkinson's and recently had a brain hemorrhage. He is currently recovering nicely in my home. My father is responding well to the methylene blue as well. The setback for my father has delayed further treatment for my mother.
Something that concerns me greatly is that my mother rarely, if ever, feels thirsty. Drinking water is distasteful to her, like eating when she is full and not hungry. It's almost like she has no room at all for the water even when she eats. She is taking some detox and antimicrobial substances but she is unable to drink enough water. I feel like such a task master trying to get her to drink water. Her stomach is distended and I know it's not just fat. She has been taking the methylene blue along with my father who has Parkinson's. My mother is having dizziness and seemingly increased fatigue. I wonder if she might be having a die off reaction from the antifungal properties of the methylene blue. She very rarely has ever had any kind of die off reaction even to the strongest substance. She also has stubborn urinary incontinence and frequent UTI which makes her also dread drinking even a sip of water.
I know that my mother must have fungus or yeast in her system. The patchy white matter disease is very concerning. My mother and another of my family members has initiated the many doctor visits (alternative and integrative treatments)and aggressive treatments for my mother and father which include taking a lot of supplements and going to the doctors for IV treatments. Sometimes it just wears us out because there is much travel, expense and complicated regimen involved.
My mother, all of her children and my father want her to get well. She has felt bad and tired for a long time. She is very intelligent, kind and loves people. She is still pursuing knowledge and reads as much as she can.
Do you have any suggestions? I appreciate your approach to using small doses of substances. So many clinicians push high doses of everything and impossible regimens. I wish my mother's thirst would return. Actually I don%u02BCt know if she has ever truly felt thirsty except for one time that I know of during an IV therapy of antibiotic, antifungal and nutrients. I don't know at this time what all she was being infused with, but I was told she got thirsty and drank several bottles of water which amazed me.
Thank you for reading this.
It is wonderful to have the EC and you to ask these questions to. The generosity of sharing knowledge and experience is a beautiful thing.