Wow.....Let me say that again.....What a difference a detox makes!
As you all know, I just completed my third detox since having my Mirena removed. I had one about four months after removal, another one about six months after that, and this one was about a year since my last one. I knew that it was time because I was getting a resurgence of symptoms that had been gone for awhile. I was frustrated, but I am happy that it seems like I am given a longer and longer period of time before I have to detox again.
I just wanted to let everyone know that I feel so much better now. I completed my detox about a week ago. It made a big difference. The month before I detoxed (last month), I struggled through almost every transition of my cycle.....dizziness, problems thinking, weak hands, issues with my breathing (that was starting to get really bad again). I detoxed for the three weeks again, and I can honestly say that my entire last cycle just came and went, and I hardly even noticed it. I was traveling for a family wedding, finishing up my most recent grad school course, potty trained my little boy, and I felt strong through all of it. Thank you, God.
Talking with Dr. J., I think I am going to be a bit more proactive on the detoxing for this next year. Instead of waiting until I am symptomatic, I am going to do a detox every 3-4 months or so for the next year just to REALLY keep my blood and organs clean instead of waiting for all of the toxins to build back up. It's a better choice for me because when I start becoming symptomatic again, I go downhill FAST. I've learned that the past two times I've had to detox. I start getting one symptom, then two more, etc., until--by the time the box of the detox reaches my front door--I am practically sprinting to the door to get it because I feel so sick. Maybe if I do a few detoxes while my system is still strong, that will be it. One can always hope.
One thing that I have definitely learned through this is that, as much as I wish it was, this sickness that the Mirena throws some of us in is not one that you can always knock out in one detox and then you are done. Now, you just never know.....I know women who were back to feeling great within just a couple of months after the first detox. I also know far too many ladies who are three years after removal and still struggling consistently. I am currently at 20 months post removal. I have good days. I have bad days. I've learned that the detoxes really help me. Unfortunately, it isn't a "one and done" scenario for me. It may not be for you either. I keep my chin up and remind myself that--with each detox--I am getting more and more of the poison out of my tissues, and that is a good thing. It's not cheap. I wish it was. I'm 35 years old, and I have to have help from my parents to be able to do these detoxes because I can't afford them on my own. It's humbling and embarrassing....but at this point, there is nothing else that I can do. I'm just so thankful to have people in my life who are fighting this with me. I don't like to even think about where I would be without them.
I am also starting, this week, on some new supplements that I've never taken before. I'm hoping that it might be that "magic cocktail" that I need to finally get rid of these last stupid symptoms that seem to want to stick around. Pray for me?
As always, I will keep you updated. But for today....I feel GOOD--and I have for a few weeks now. And for that I am so thankful.
As all of you women know all too well now....each good day is such a gift and one you should grab with both hands. More and more are coming for all of us. Keep fighting. Love you all.