This is an excerpt from a personal testimonial shared by a couple who used the Radiac to help fight against Lyme disease. Posted with permission. Written by the author K.W., Peterborough, NH. You can read the entire testimonial at the Baar.com Blog here: https://www.baar.com/blog/how-we-cured-ourselves-of-lyme-disease-using-the-radiac-system/
CHAPTER 1: THE HOUSE IN THE WOODS
In 1989, my husband, P., and I moved to beautiful New Hampshire. Our house sat on a hill overlooking a pond. It was an idyllic setting for any lover of nature, and we had plenty of dogs and cats to share it with. While I spent lots of time painting in my art studio, P. loved being outdoors with so much to do–gardening, clearing land, splitting and stacking wood. We were blissfully unaware of Lyme disease or that it is carried by ticks.
CHAPTER 2: P. NEVER NOTICED A TICK BITE
In 2008, P. began having occasional night sweats. Sometimes he would wake up in the middle of the night with his clothing soaking wet. Around this time he began sleep walking. He would wander around looking like he was awake, but in fact, he was still asleep. It was difficult for him to “wake up” quickly without confusion. It took him at least 10 minutes to exit his dreamworld. These episodes were startling, but thankfully infrequent (perhaps once a month). He seemed perfectly normal for the rest of the day, so we chalked it up to being just an “odd quirk.”
In May 2009, P. was driving us in our car. Always a careful driver, he suddenly pulled out of our long driveway onto the road, failing to look both ways, and we were almost hit by a truck. Moments later he began driving on the wrong side of the road. Luckily, I was able to get him to pull over, took the keys and drove us home. I was badly shaken and hid the car keys, as he seemed completely unaware that he had done anything wrong or dangerous.
In the days following that terrifying incident, his behavior went downhill very quickly. He began to forget things. He experienced a sudden and radical personality change–from being a real sweetheart and an intelligent guy–to a grumpy and belligerent man who couldn’t give a straight answer to any question.
He began to develop some obsessive-compulsive behaviors and often slipped into a rage when things weren’t working for him. P.’s night sweats became more frequent and more severe. It was difficult for him to make the transition from sleep to waking up. He’d get lost in a fantasy world where he was someplace else, and thus he behaved inappropriately. Finally, when he was awake, he did and said things that were not normal for him to say or do. He frightened me. I had friends ask what was wrong with P..
Within two weeks of the “car incident,” I made a doctor’s appointment to have him checked out (but I fibbed and let him think the appointment was for me). Uncharacteristically, he warned me that he would not allow me to say anything about his behavior and loudly claimed that he was OK. But he wasn’t. At the doctor’s appointment, P. left the office for a minute and I speed-talked and told the doctor what was going on.
Luckily, our doctor knew about Lyme disease and did an IGeneX Western blot test on him. Then P.’s symptoms continued to get worse. It was a very difficult, frightening and confusing time. Approximately one month later, the doctor told us the test results showed that P. had Lyme disease plus the co-infection of Babesia (the source of the night sweats). The doctor said it was most likely from a tick or multiple tick bites. He prescribed azithromycin 250 mg once a day plus atovaquone 750 mg/5 ml Oral Suspension twice a day. P. went on those drugs, and he improved almost immediately. Oddly, he could not remember the car incident nor any of the strange behaviors that had followed it.
After four weeks, P. was back to his old self! I even felt comfortable enough to “find” his car keys as he returned to his old self. He stayed on those medications until mid-June 2021, when he accidentally went off of them. (More on that sad incident later.)
P. continued antibiotic drugs for the next 13 years, felt fine, and we went on with our lives. He was tested from time to time with the IGeneX Western blot test for Lyme disease and the results showed that the Lyme disease plus Babesia persisted.
Note: P. does not remember ever having any tick bites. But living in a rural area and spending a fair amount of time outdoors, it seems inevitable that he would get a tick bite. We learned from our doctor that the pathogens from a tick bite can lurk in the system for 15 to even 20 years before any adverse symptoms began to appear.
In hindsight, the only symptom P. had experienced (about a year before the driving incident) was a trigger finger. Some days it was so annoying he wore a splint. (The trigger finger symptom disappeared almost immediately after he began his Lyme medications, and has never returned.)
CHAPTER 3: K. GETS SICK
I never saw it coming. I had no idea I ever had a tick bite. Beginning in 2010, I felt awful nearly all the time, and I thought I was a hypochondriac. Over the years, a bunch of odd symptoms slowly increased in number and in intensity. None of my symptoms were anything like P.’s Lyme disease symptoms, so I never suspected Lyme. In 2017 I felt ill every day. I began to experience floaters (dark spots in front of my eyes) off and on looking like a swarm of flies.
I experienced muscle spasms so badly that my paintbrush would suddenly flip out of my hand, and eventually I had to stop painting. I experienced numbness in my hands and feet, and sometimes in my entire right arm.
Almost daily, I began to get visual migraines. If I didn’t lie down with ice on the back of my skull pretty quickly, the migraine would turn to nausea and dizziness. I had frequent sinus infections and a Z-pack of azithromycin immediately made me feel better. But as soon as I ran out, the sinus pain came roaring back.
I looked for help and visited a variety of medical providers. I tried homeopathy and a radical diet change. I saw a psychotherapist for my depression. Everything I did helped a little, but did not change the way I felt for very long.
(Find out the rest of the story at the Baar.com Blog: https://www.baar.com/blog/how-we-cured-ourselves-of-lyme-disease-using-the-radiac-system/)
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