Ok so you've read Part 1 & are now an expert in the field of Bioresonance but you're still probably wondering what it's like to actually experience this treatment. Well don't worry because that's what this post ia all about, my experience so far. Be warned this will also be a long post, so I advise rests for my fellow M.E Warriors & again I've had to write this over a few days.
Right then, let's begin shall we?
I had a couple months waiting time, from making my first appointment to actually getting there. As you can imagine I was on count down, just willing the days to come & go fast, as by that point, my health had gotten worse & for the most part I was now housebound, only able to venture out a couple times a week & then that usually resulted in sheer exhaustion & pain. However, as the date (18th June 2014) drew closer, the nerves & stress of the unknown began to surface & this resulted in my body producing adrenalin. Now as all those with M.E know, this is like being injected with poison every single day, so by the time the day of my appointment arrived, I was feeling pretty bad to say the least.
So nausea at an all time high, we set off on the two & a half hour journey to Bramley, Leeds for my first two hour consultation. I don't remember much from the journey, I think I was a little quiet. I remember taking a couple of pictures of the scenery & sending them to a friend that was texting me & I think I got a message off another friend saying they hoped everything went well. But apart from that, the journey was a blurr really, I think that was because I was concentrating on keeping my stress & nerves down.
We got there with some time to spare, which was good because it meant I could have a breather, have a granola bar & my next lot of medication (a true spoonie is never without her pills & or a snack) I'll add in here, that we were in one of the specialist's houses, as the treatment was done in his conservatory at the time (they're now in a little office unit) So we meet one of my specialists, who is just lovely & has had M.E & used the Bioresonance treatment to make himself better! I don't often speak face to face to people that have experienced what I'm going through, but it was just so wonderful speaking to him & when I was telling him how I am with this illness, the nods of knowing, understanding & hearing the words "I know exactly what you mean" were so comforting & made me feel like I was in good hands.
Ok now let's get down to business, the real reason you're here reading this post: To learn what this treatment is like;
So I get comfy in the chair, feet on the metal plates, probes in hand & the machine is turned on. This first time is a full body check basically & as frequencies start to block & I'm told what's being found, I'm then asked about certain symptoms & my health in general. I'm not going to go into detail on every little thing that was discovered, they're private & really things I only want my mum & my specialists to know about, not the whole world. I do share a lot here but something's I would still like to remind private regarding my treatment & what I'm being treated for in addition to the M.E.
The main point of interest really that was found, in keeping with the whole subject of this blog, is that I have a whole load of Epstein Barr Virus! A lot of it was found in a number of glands in my brain (it sounds so weird!) so I was asked to place the smaller more intensive treating probe on my forehead to begin with. As soon as I did so, I could feel the treatment doing it's thing.
The only way I describe it, is if I you get two magnets & play with them, trying to fit them together, you can feel a force between them, one magnet rejecting the pole of the other. It was the strangest feeling & with every passing moment, the pain I was feeling in my head was getting worse. I'm not going to lie, this was quite a painful experience when it truly got going & I had a lot of time spent on my head. The Epstein Barr was sat in a whole host of places in my brain, that effected all different functions throughout my body, including my emotions & my nervous system.
When these points in particular where beginning to be clear of the virus, my adrenaline began to kick in as a reaction & I could feel that poison running through me & I began to shake. As if that wasn't enough, my emotions began to become more intense & out of nowhere I began to cry & as one of my friends would say, I was a "hot mess!"
I like to think I'm pretty tough, my tolerance for pain has improved a lot out of necessity over the past year, but my specialist looked at me at one point & said "you can take a break you know" I don't remember really saying anything to this, I think I just nodded, all the while my body was still shaking & I had tears rolling down my face. I was looking so attractive & very thankful I don't wear mascara! I took the probe off my head & he set the machine to work on calming down my nervous system for me. There's no way I could have calmed myself as quickly as he got the machine too. I also went through a couple of lovely colour changes while this was all going on; from my usual pale white to the wonderful grey that every M.E Warrior knows & back to pale white.
I will point out here, that this wasn't & isn't the normal reactions to the Bioresonance treatment in general. This was my own body reacting to what was being done & partially due to the virus fighting against the frequencies that were killing it. Getting rid of the virus allows the effected parts of the brain to begin to heal & begin to work correctly again. That is what I was experiencing.
I've not had this intense a reaction since, yes at certain times, I've felt some pain when being treated for certain things but nothing like that first treatment. MI can feel it working in some areas of my body more than others but I also find, when the Epstein Barr Virus is being worked on, it sets off certain symptoms, my temperature goes through a number of variations, my nausea kicks in more & one that's always fun, the muscle spasms multiply, especially in the tops of my arms. Again this is more likely the virus fighting to stay alive than any adverse reaction to the treatment itself.
So after my treatment was over, I somehow managed to get from the house to the car, put on my hoodie, put my hood up, laid down in the back of the car & just closed my eyes pretty much untl we got home. I was a bit of a wreck for the next few days but by the following week I'd picked up a bit & one thing I did notice, was that my muscle spasms have lessened a little & they're still not as bad as they used to be. My mum has also noticed that I no longer go grey when I'm crashing, this isn't such a good thing, as she can no longer read me & I'm now having to listen even more to my body & be even more open on how I'm actually feeling & when I've had enough.
One revelation (if you will) regarding this is that the second specialist I am now seeing said that the Epstein Barr is incredibly deep in the cells of my body. He began to ask me when I thought I became ill; now I've always thought a bad case of swine flu triggered it off around 2008/2009. But my mum said, that she wasn't so sure, she remembers me hitting the age of 11/12 & becoming incredibly exhausted all the time, resulting in missing a lot of school. I would never make it through a full term without having time off. She said after a while of this, as I got older, I seemed to get better but then after leaving school & going to work, I then went through stages of having no time off to missing on average a day a week from work due to sickness & exhaustion. But again, I seemed to come right, until around 2009/2010. NBy the time 2011 hit I seemed to be struggling again, 2013 I finally got a diagnosis for what was wrong; M.E/CFS or Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (to give it's proper name & if you think it's hard to say, you should try living with it) or Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.
As my mum was relating this, my specialist was in full agreement & from what he could see as to how deeply the Epstein Barr is in me, I have likely had it since I was 11/12 years old, as my mum has figured out. So with that revelation, I've actually had undiagnosed M.E for 18 years & diagnosed for a year now, in fact, it was a year last month since my official diagnosis.
Anyways, I've had four treatments so far over the course of two months & I'm going to my fifth this coming Wednesday. Each treatment has become easier, less painful & the amount of things I'm being treated for is becoming less each time, which means more time can be spent on clearing my Epstein Barr Virus, which is the main reason I'm having the treatment in the first place, it's the main thing that stops me having a normal life. I will admit the improvements haven't been massive so far & I'm still very much up & down daily, but that is to be expected as my body is dealing with a lot right now & it's still early days. Plus the traveling is a bit of a killer for me, I can be exhausted by a 20 minute car journey, so a two & half hour one there & back leaves me dead for a good few days. The day I see improvement in my PEM (Post External Malaise) from the journey, that's the day, I will know that I'm beginning my recovery but until then, I'm just doing my best to get through the bad days & enjoy the good.
Due to this fact, I'm still on very strict rest, which is driving me crazy! I get out a couple times a week but not really any more than that. I've been told that although in time, I'll likely begin to feel much better & feel like I can have days where I can do more, my body is simply not up to it & I will set my treatment back & likely do more damage. The repair stage of this treatment hasn't begun yet, that will start once everything that shouldn't be in my body is completely gone. After all you can't begin to repair something if the cause of the damage is still there, the repair work would be futile!
So I think that pretty much covers my experience so far with Bioresonance, please do not be put off by my reaction during my first treatment. I'm sharing this to help anyone considering this treatment to be aware of what may go on, as I didn't have a clue. Everyone's experience with this treatment will be different, the way my body reacted will likely be completely different to someone else & it'll also differ from illness to illness. Even cases of M.E will likely all have different reactions to this, I mean, that one isn't hard to understand considering how variable M.E itself is from person to person.
Oh I am going to be away for three days towards the end of August for our annual Regional Convention in Manchester, my specialists know about this & know how important it is as they both share my faith.v We have & are putting some things in place in order to help me get as much of this event as I possibly can. But obviously due to the nature of this illness, as my fellow M.E Warriors will be well aware of, you can do all the planning in the world & still not be prepared for how your body decides it's going to be on any given day.
So only time will tell I guess & I will be documenting how I get on as this will be my first time away from home since becoming ill. I'll also include what I took with me to help me & what plans I had in place in case things didn't got according to plan.
But for now, I think I'll leave it there. I hope after reading this & Part 1 on the subject of Bioresonance treatment, it has made it at least a little clearer as to what I'm having done & how it's been for me so far. I hope this post finds all my fellow M.E Warriors as well as they can be & all the non M.E Warriors staying healthy & doing well.
If you have any questions regarding anything in this post or even in the related Part 1 post, please feel free to comment them below & I'll get back to you.
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