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Update/comments/RA/methotrexate/prescriptions

Posted by Lance [10827.4255] on June 15, 2009 at 03:31:36:

I am still practicing the 3LS. I am doing everything I can to stay relaxed/positive. I have still not taken any medicine(RA drugs.) Unfortunately, I have not gotten the relief I have been hoping for. My right hand (the place I actually noticed pain first) has gotten worse. The swelling has never been much of an issue until the last couple of days. It is at its worse right now.

I am eating no dairy, gluten, sugar (occasionally stevia), or eggs. I am eating organic mostly. I have added back some turkey. Having some issues w/bowel movement (so had a couple of cups of decaf coffee to help). Had some tomato sauce yesterday (first time in about a month). I will cut it back out.

I have also been eating an occasional piece of fruit b/c I had not been "clearing symptoms". So I have had a peach, banana, pear, and apple (not many of either).

I have not seen the doc again. Going to see a nutritionist tomorrow (recommended by my chiro). He is expensive though.

Not taking an antibiotic. Ron (I think) posted about possible benefits of minocycline. I have an appt w/ my general doc. on Wed. Should I request he write me a prescription for it?

I am willing to stay on a PWFD, do SR, and exercise as long as I live. For exercise, I am mainly swimming and doing some light strength training with stretching. With that in mind, any further suggestions would be great. Just looking to see if suggestions (Dr. Stoll, Jan, Lovebird, maryb, ron, etc.) would change on taking a prescription since my symptoms are worsening.

Willing to try something new.

Feeling very unsure. I cannot understand why I am not seeing any benefits from my life changes...other than losing weight (I have lost about 15-17 lbs)...2.5-3in on waist. I can see 4 of my abs again...the bottom 2 are also starting to show. :) I have gone from 207-210 to 192. This is seemingly my only "gain". I have certainly lost muscle as well as "fat", since the weight loss has occured so quickly (about a month).

Thanks,

Lance


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Re: Update/comments/RA/methotrexate/prescriptions

Posted by Sharon [9734.6704] on June 15, 2009 at 09:30:08:

In Reply to: Update/comments/RA/methotrexate/prescriptions posted by Lance [10827.4255] on June 15, 2009 at 03:31:36:

Hi Lance,

Sorry to hear of your struggles. Sorry if this is a repeat question, but have you had your SR certified so that you can be confident that it is effective?
Are you able to incorporate massage therapy into your routine?
Hang in there.....


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Re: Update/comments/RA/methotrexate/prescriptions

Posted by Lance [10827.7761] on June 15, 2009 at 12:10:12:

In Reply to: Re: Update/comments/RA/methotrexate/prescriptions posted by Sharon [9734.6704] on June 15, 2009 at 09:30:08:

I am not sure how to have the SR certified. It doesn't sound like anything is certain. Do you have any recommendations?


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Re: Update/comments/RA/methotrexate/prescriptions

Posted by Lovebird [6.3291] on June 15, 2009 at 12:25:17:

In Reply to: Re: Update/comments/RA/methotrexate/prescriptions posted by Lance [10827.7761] on June 15, 2009 at 12:10:12:

What Walt teaches here works for any illness, disease and issue.
We all must improve (every day) the way we live our lives.
I have found the information here to be of great benefit to anyone.
Our foods and environments are packed with all kinds of toxins that fight against our existence..this is the true battle..to improve our way of life for life.

Plain and simple.
There are so many things we can all use that are cheapr, free and positive that work to make our lives better like:massage, music therapy, simple easy ways to stretch and move like yoga, hobbies that promote well being.
I have learned to NOT give in to aches and pains but get up and DO something I love to do like cook a fabulous meal, decorate, paint, gardening, walking, write notes to friends and family, resistance bands feel wonderful, pilates.


Focus on the best you have and go about to change what you can. Lots of water.....read and archives from all who posted their testimonies.....

Lovebird


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Re: Update/comments/RA/methotrexate/prescriptions

Posted by Sharon [9734.6704] on June 15, 2009 at 22:35:28:

In Reply to: Re: Update/comments/RA/methotrexate/prescriptions posted by Lance [10827.7761] on June 15, 2009 at 12:10:12:

Hi there,

I had a biofeedback therapist verify that I was reaching alpha/theta, but I also believe there is a list of sensations on this BB which indicates that the SR is being done effectively. I can't seem to find it so I am hoping someone else can. It is very helpful.


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Re: Update/comments/RA/methotrexate/prescriptions

Posted by Lance [10827.7761] on June 16, 2009 at 04:59:35:

In Reply to: Re: Update/comments/RA/methotrexate/prescriptions posted by Sharon [9734.6704] on June 15, 2009 at 22:35:28:

Based upon the "list", I believe I am doing the SR effectively. Each session is different. I believe I spend different amounts of time in alpha each time, but I am "there" each time for some period.

Thanks,

Lance


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Re: Update/comments/RA/methotrexate/prescriptions

Posted by Walt Stoll [93.7645] on June 16, 2009 at 08:11:36:

In Reply to: Update/comments/RA/methotrexate/prescriptions posted by Lance [10827.4255] on June 15, 2009 at 03:31:36:

Thanks, Lance.

Please remind me of EXACTLY what you are doing with your certified SR and the swimming "exercise" and how long you have done this with your dietary changes.

If you are being effective with the 3LS, I see no problem with your taking any of these medications for a short time (few months) while waiting for benefits to "kick in".

Walt


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Re: Update/comments/RA/methotrexate/prescriptions

Posted by Jan DeCourtney, CMT (Happygal) [668.7756] on June 16, 2009 at 20:02:09:

In Reply to: Re: Update/comments/RA/methotrexate/prescriptions posted by Lance [10827.7761] on June 15, 2009 at 12:10:12:

Hi Lance,

How to certify SR is on page 56 to 57 of Recapture.

I agree with Walt. Stay with the program and consider taking a small dose of meds if that seems to help. As little as possible.

In my case, the results from the 3LS came slowly over time and continued accumulating the longer I did it.

Also continue looking for other things to try.

I've just seen that in some cases the side effects of meds are as bad as the original health problem.

Best wishes,
Jan


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Re: Update/comments/RA/methotrexate/prescriptions

Posted by Lance [10827.7761] on June 17, 2009 at 03:59:56:

In Reply to: Re: Update/comments/RA/methotrexate/prescriptions posted by Walt Stoll [93.7645] on June 16, 2009 at 08:11:36:

I am not sure if I have certified my SR. I still do not have a great understanding of what this means. I bought the stresseraser (recommended by some in archives). My breathing is good according to it.

During a session, I experience some of the things described in the "Recapture Your Health" book that occur when in alpha. No professional has certified it, if that is what you mean. I do not experience each of the descriptors during the entire SR session, but I experience some of them each time at some point during the 20min session.

Please let me know if this is not "certified".

Swimming- I am doing light swimming/laps...breast stroke and freestyle. This is becoming nearly impossible as my feet are hurting so badly.

My Rheumatologist actually prescribed the minocycline yesterday. How would taking that sound?

Saw a "natural" doc in Atlanta yesterday. He doesn't want me taking anything. The tests he wants me to adhere to are very expensive...concerned it is a money making "scheme" for him. Some of the tests are 285.00/test.




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Stresseraser

Posted by Jan [10827.7761] on June 17, 2009 at 04:06:09:

In Reply to: Re: Update/comments/RA/methotrexate/prescriptions posted by Jan DeCourtney, CMT (Happygal) [668.7756] on June 16, 2009 at 20:02:09:

I purchased the stresseraser based on comments in the archive. I would be happy to get a GSR device, but I could find no examples of products that looked reliable. Dr. Stoll talked about buying one at Radio Shack...there is nothing like this at the Radio Shacks in my area. I am will to purchase one, but thought the Stresseraser would do the trick. According to it, my breathing was fine.

Do you have a recommendation for a specific GSR?

I can find no one that does biofeedback anywhere in my area...live in middle GA if anyone has a suggestion.


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Re: Stresseraser

Posted by Jan DeCourtney, CMT (Happygal) [668.7756] on June 17, 2009 at 11:17:00:

In Reply to: Stresseraser posted by Jan [10827.7761] on June 17, 2009 at 04:06:09:

Hi Jan,

I haven't found any that were really great and easy to use.

Stresseraser is pretty good, but expensive. Doesn't work well for everyone, but has a money-back guarantee.

Wild Divine is helpful for some people.

I have a Relaxomat which is only about $25 on e-bay and seems to work just about as well as others (like the more expensive GSR2).

Let us know if you find a great one.

Best wishes,
Jan



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Re: Update/comments/RA/methotrexate/prescriptions

Posted by Jan DeCourtney, CMT (Happygal) [668.7756] on June 17, 2009 at 11:24:22:

In Reply to: Re: Update/comments/RA/methotrexate/prescriptions posted by Lance [10827.7761] on June 17, 2009 at 03:59:56:

Hi Lance,

Certified means by a professional. See the pages in Recapture I mentioned in my other post.

Best wishes,
Jan


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GSR2

Posted by Lance [10827.7761] on June 17, 2009 at 18:30:08:

In Reply to: Re: Stresseraser posted by Jan DeCourtney, CMT (Happygal) [668.7756] on June 17, 2009 at 11:17:00:

If I purchase this, will I be considered having certified my SR? I purchased the Stresseraser and have since sent it back. I was able to score points with ease.

I would rather not have to drive 2 hours one way to do this(Atlanta) in traffic if the GSR2 would do an adequate job certifying. It is well worth the money (less than $100 USD). That is less for me than a day worth of driving and an appointment...probably much less.

Thanks,

Lance

Here is a link to what I think you are referring to.

http://shop.ebay.com/?_from=R40&_trksid=p3907.m38.l1313&_nkw=GSR2&_sacat=See-All-Categories

Please let me know.


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Re: GSR2

Posted by Jan DeCourtney, CMT (Happygal) [668.7756] on June 17, 2009 at 21:36:20:

In Reply to: GSR2 posted by Lance [10827.7761] on June 17, 2009 at 18:30:08:

Hi Lance,

I wouldn't call the GSR2 certifying.... I (and the 1 other person I loaned it to who tried it) found it was hard to use, and didn't really make me feel like I was doing a great job.

I found going to get hooked up by a professional to two kinds of biofeedback simultaneously, a GSR and an EEG, was helpful in my learning. I really had figured out ahead of time that I was doing SR successfully, but this erased any doubt that I had.

Hope this input helps.
Best wishes,
Jan


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Re: Update/comments/RA/methotrexate/prescriptions -- Archive.

Posted by Walt Stoll [93.7645] on June 18, 2009 at 08:23:22:

In Reply to: Re: Update/comments/RA/methotrexate/prescriptions posted by Lance [10827.7761] on June 17, 2009 at 03:59:56:

Thanks, Lance.

In my opinion, I would be very careful about the "natural doc in Atlanta". Not all of us are "good guys". I know that while I was still in practice, we were very low on expensive tests and very high on "patterns" to decide what was most effective for a chronic problem. It never helped to add a huge debt to the person's already overburdened life.

I would not hesitate to take the minocycline.

Jan is right about the definition of "certification". However, It sounds like you MAY be achieving the RR already. You might experiment with many differing techniques such as chanting, breathing, autogenics, Silva, etc., to see if you have any different results.

I do not understand how the swimming would affect your feet since, usually, weight bearing is what causes that kind of pain.

Walt


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