I completed 24 months of BVT at the end of April 2017! It’s hard to believe these bees have both helped me recover and been such a joy to work with. Am I still stinging? Yes! But, in terms of symptoms related to Lyme, Babesia, and Bartonella…I feel 90% improved!
Symptoms which still remain are: internal vibrations (mild, which feel like butterfly wings fluttering), stabbing pains in the feet or hands (mild- from the coinfection Bartonella), and some mild muscle fatigue. I’ve had a couple reoccurrences of night sweats.
Symptoms that are long gone are: fevers, neck stiffness, bladder pain, bell’s palsy, brain fog, dizziness, pounding heartbeat, internal biting sensations, & internal itchiness…
I am still working 30-40 hours a week where I stand most of the day. I exercise several times a week via Zumba, hot yoga class, or cardio on the elliptical. I am planning a trip to Europe soon and will take the time off from stinging while traveling. And, I am on my second year of beekeeping!
I still incorporate a lot of detox, including warm Epsom salt baths, hot yoga (which works as a sauna), the pekana detox drops, drinks of lemon water daily, and coffee enemas. I also use other products of the hive including drops of propolis, eating fresh bee pollen, capsules of royal jelly, and a teaspoon of raw honey.
I added some extremity stings in addition to my 10 spine stings in at times, and don’t do many additional ones anymore. But in the past I have stung my right leg, knee, and ankle, and my jaw or forehead.
I will continue to sting to see if I can clear up the last residual symptoms over this next year. I am encouraged by my progress over the first 24 months. Thank you to my blessed honey bee healers…. Sting on my fellow Lyme warrior friends and bee encouraged! ♥