Sick 25 Year Old Female's Hack Back To Heath
As stated, 25-year-old female here. I live in the moldy sunshine state and have been very ill for the past 5 years. This is the thread to track my progress back to health. Suggestions & feedback = eternal gratitude.
Five: I was administered ampicillin (antibiotic) and rapidly developed a severe case of autoimmune blood disease ITP. Went into remission within weeks after being given steroids
Rest of childhood: Moderate gut issues, crazy sweet tooth & social anxiety
Twelve: Moved to South East Asia for 2 years & developed asthma
Thirteen: First manifestation of type 1 bipolar disorder (mania, depression, suicidal impulses)
Fifteen: Began binge drinking hard liquor. Mania and depression worsened
Seventeen: Became dependent on heavy drinking for social interaction
Eighteen: Began chain smoking cigarettes. Lived in a moldy dorm. Suffered respiratory infections/pneumonia for most of that year. Continued heavy drinking habit. Began to starve myself to justify fast food drunk binges
Nineteen: Partied my way out of a full ride scholarship
Twenty: Began birth control pills, was administered Gardasil & given antibiotics for a respiratory infection in the same doctor's visit. Almost immediate health collapse. Vomiting, diarrhea, horrible bloating & gas, acid reflux, lethargy and escalation of depression & anxiety. Was tagged with IBS 'diagnosis'. Gave up red meat & dairy. Vomiting ended, but rest of symptoms persisted. Dropped from 135 pounds (5'10) to 112 pounds. Saw 9 different medical professionals. Diagnosis changed from IBS to IBD. Tests came up with nothing. Was thrown pain pills and mislabeled "anorexic" because of my weight loss, age & gender. Toward the end of the year was prescribed antidepressants for my stomach. Resulted in severe two-week manic episode
Twenty-one: Came down hard from mania on 21st birthday with self-harm (took dull knife to legs, chest, stomach & wrists). Bipolar diagnosis. Took no medication for fear of worsening physical health & distrust of pharma. Cleaned up diet (whole foods) but still binge drank & smoked cigarettes. Moved into a house that had an intense toxic mold issue. Had to flee (leaving almost all personal belongings) after we turned on the heat for the first time and burned/spread spores. The dog died, and we suffered nausea & nosebleeds. GI health took a turn for the worse.
Twenty-two: Took up yoga, began to back off the booze. Still smoked cigarettes. Went vegetarian, then vegan, then raw vegan, then juice fasted. Did not help horrible GI symptoms, but did manage to deplete B12.
Twenty-three: Went gluten-free & paleo. Helped for a little while, but then symptoms returned. Eventually tried coffee enema, discovered intestinal worms. Removed said worms by firebombing them with herbal medicines. GI symptoms persisted.
Twenty-four: Gave up alcohol, cigarettes & carbs. Went bulletproof. Slowly began to get make progress. Decreased symptoms, but symptoms still present & crippling.
Twenty-five: Ready to do whatever it takes to regain heath. I believe I have leaky gut and dysbiosis. I have an intolerance to almost everything. Fiber results in diarrhea, carbs in bloating & gas, protein without HCL & enzymes in bloating & gas, too much fat results in diarrhea & bile in stool. I have an oral allergy to most fruit and believe myself to be intolerant to salicylates, sulfur & histamine. My diet is almost exclusively meat, weak coffee, ghee & bone broth. I'll occasionally try vegetables with little success.
Current daily routine
- 8 hours of sleep
- 30 minutes of reading
- 2 pints water + 8 drops 2% iodine
- 30 minute walk
- 3 pints water + 4 digestive enzymes + 60 mg gamma oryzanol + 5,000 MCG biotin + 3 grams magnesium ascorbate + 1 L. Plantarum probiotic + 1 saccharomayces boulardii
- 15 mins yoga + 10 mins meditation + journaling
- 3 hours into day I'll have coffee with 1tbs ghee
- 2 hours later I'll have a pint of bone broth (ox tail + beef feet in cockpot for six hours + salt)
- 1 pint water
- 6-8 hours into day I'll have a meat meal (organic chicken or grassfed beef with salt & ghee) with 5 enzymes + 3-4 HCL + 5,000 mcg biotin + 1 L. Plantarum probiotic + 1 saccharomayces boulardii + 200 mg magnesium + 150 mg potassium + 400 IU vitamin E + 800 mcg ultra folate + 5 mg litium aspartate + 50 mg zinc + 2200 IU vitamin D + 300 mg niacin + 500 mcg b12 + 2mg copper
- 1 pint water
- Next time I get hungry I drink coffee + ghee
- 1 pint water
- If still hungry I'll have a second meat meal
- Bone broth before bed with 1 L. Plantarum probiotic + 1 saccharomayces boulardii
- 2 pints water
I usually do a few coffee enemas a week and once a week administer Bifidus in enema. I have a tendency to cheat/binge with carbs (fruit, nuts and/or grain) on Sundays as I have Mondays off to lay around feeling terrible. I'll occasionally smoke a social cigarette and have a glass of red wine. In the week my body does that lady thing I eat a bar of 90% dark chocolate (lidnt). Trying to end all indulgences as I feel they set my recovery back.
Would love suggestions on daily routine or ways I can speed my recovery. Will update thread with progress.