When I got COVID I chose to take Ivermectin and had incredible results. In the Lyme world, Ivermectin is a common medication used by Lyme sufferers who cannot get treatment for one reason or another.
Years ago I suffered from a very serious case of neurological Lyme disease, Babesia, Bartonella, Chronic Epstein Barr Virus, Mast Cell Activation Syndrome, and mold toxicity. I have argued with doctors, fought with the insurance company, and researched for hundreds of hours in order to figure out how to heal and overcome these very serious and debilitating health challenges.
I had to battle for my own health and for the health of my children. It was very frustrating because no one wanted to acknowledge that we were very sick or agree to treat us! I’m no foreigner to the medical malpractice that begins the moment you mention Lyme disease!
DO NOT TAKE THIS POST AS MEDICAL ADVICE! I’M SIMPLY SHARING MY PERSONAL EXPERIENCE. I AM NOT A DOCTOR AND CAN NOT RECOMMEND TREATMENT, DIAGNOSE OR TREAT ANY ILLNESS. ALWAYS SEEK THE ADVICE OF YOUR DOCTOR!
Because of my past experience with the medical community and pharmaceutical industry, I believe that one must take their health and well-being into their own hands as much as possible. Meaning, ask a lot of questions, research the heck out of things, and especially researching any doctors you choose to see. It has taken me a very long time to find a team of doctors both traditional and natural that I can trust.
I believe that God has given us so many great things to help us heal and overcome illnesses and so I don’t often turn to traditional medicine. I have serious side effects every time I take medicine and supplements with junk ingredients so I know I have to be very careful.
Allergies or Something Else?
It was the second week of August and I noticed my throat was incredibly sore. My nose was very drippy and I thought for sure I was suffering from fall allergies. The very next morning my throat was so severely swollen and painful I couldn’t swallow without drinking something very cold. My nose was running like a sieve and I was getting a migraine. I began sneezing a lot too which wasn’t helping my migraine in the least.
Just as I realized I was actually sick I got a text message from my friend telling me that she and her husband tested positive for COVID. I had been around them almost daily for the previous week.
We began comparing symptoms. Her husband’s symptoms were slightly different than hers. He had a fever and was in bed. She did not have a fever and was up taking care of the children. She has asthma and was already trying to get rid of a common cold that she had picked up previously.
I had similar symptoms but not everything. I had a horrible migraine and my throat was unbearable. My husband purchased an over-the-counter rapid COVID test. I took it immediately! As I waited it reminded me of those pregnancy tests back in the day. I waited for fifteen minutes to see if the little pink line would show up in the window. It was negative!
The next day my daughter asked me if I would take the second test, just to make sure because she was moving and didn’t want to risk taking COVID with her. The second test was also negative.
At-home rapid COVID tests are not very accurate. I’ve read that they’re 80% accurate, my naturopath said they’re more like 50% accurate.
Sounds a lot like the Lyme disease test doesn’t it?
PCR tests are also not very accurate. This post is not about testing but I would recommend that you do some research before subjecting yourself to this test. You can read more about testing in this article or do your own search.
It’s also important to find out if the swabs are made in China and sterilized with EO or Ethylene Oxide. This is a toxic, cancer-causing ingredient that gets put up your sinus cavity right next to your brain! My husband and I use our own cotton swabs.
Please watch this video by Cassandra Dunn who is a Registered Nurse and a Certified Medical Investigator.
For the next three days, I lay in bed with very intense symptoms. I’m not going to lie, I had a few moments of fear! Even though my tests were negative I had every symptom for the Delta variant. I did not have a cough, however, but my chest felt raspy and heavy.
At times I felt a bit frightened because my immune system has been weak. I have not fully recovered from when the ER doctors allowed my colon to rupture requiring two very long, intense surgeries. I also have autoimmune issues that were brought on from having had chronic tick-borne infections that could potentially complicate healing.
Trust God and Do Not Fear
Rather than dwell on that I began to pray and thank God that my days are in His hands.
COVID is not as devastating for most people as the media plays it out to be and neither is the Delta variant. Most of the population who get COVID have mild symptoms. Others are not even aware that they have it, and others will get very sick but not enough to go to the hospital.
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Sometimes the fears in our head make us feel like what we’re going through is actually worse than it really is. If you’re listening to the news then you will surely be more afraid than you need to be. They have done an excellent job of making us all believe that COVID is a death sentence for everyone and the truth is, it is not! Most of the adult population has a 99.998% survival rate and it’s practically 100% in children.
Take COVID Seriously
Just like with Lyme disease, I will take appropriate precautions to avoid getting or transmitting COVID but living in fear is not an option.
I’m not saying that COVID isn’t serious for some, especially those with other serious health challenges. I have friends who have lost loved ones and others whose lives were interrupted by long hospital stays and difficult recoveries.
From what I have read and the physicians I’ve heard speak on the matter, many if not most of these deaths could have been prevented if early treatment options were made available. One physician said that 87% of deaths could have been prevented with early treatment.
A very personal example is when my friend could not get her asthma medication from the Emergency Room because it was not an approved COVID treatment! They would not offer her anything except a treatment approved for COVID but that has not even been approved by the FDA for any illness or disease!
I believe COVID is to be taken seriously which is why I firmly believe that the first line of defense is to work on our immune system, to make sure our medicine cabinet is ready, and to eat the most nutritious and nutrient-dense foods that you can.
Food is Medicine
Side note, it’s much cheaper to fill up your basket with dark leafy greens, rainbow-colored veggies, and purified water than it is to purchase freezer meals, mac-n-cheese, and sodas!
I’m always amazed when people tell me they can’t afford to eat healthy but they purchase prepackaged non-food and get their nails and hair done on the regular.
Eating nutritiously doesn’t mean purchasing the glammed-out organic boxed or canned foods. It means loading your cart with fresh veggies and fruit which is by far cheaper and much better for you!
Building My Immune System
The weekend before I got sick I had traveled to Virginia to my naturopath’s office for a Myer’s cocktail and a mineral IV infusion. I’m so thankful that I did because I’m sure it helped my immune system fight off whatever it was that I had.
I strive to get outside and get natural sunlight every day! I take specific supplements that my naturopath and I decided would be best for me. If you’re interested in what I’m taking right now I would be happy to create a post sharing the specific brands.
*DO NOT USE ANY OF THESE SUPPLEMENTS WITHOUT FIRST CONSULTING YOUR DOCTOR! The following information is for entertainment purposes only and should not be taken as medical advice.
I’ve been drinking pine needle tea for immune health, vitamin C, and respiratory strength. Maybe this is why I didn’t have a cough? I don’t know!
I take 5,000 IU Vitamin D3, NAC, Quercitin, Red Yeast Rice, a multi-vitamin, zinc, and Vitamin C. While I was sick I increased my D3, Vitamin C, and took NAC twice a day instead of once.
On the third day I was sick I got a text from a friend who sent me a protocol for using Ivermectin Horse Paste for COVID.
For the past 15- years I have read about Lyme sufferers using horse paste long-term for Lyme and co-infections with great success. Oftentimes, a person can’t get a prescription for one reason or another so they take the horse paste. Many doctors will not prescribe it, the person may not have health insurance, or they may not be able to afford expensive medications.
How I Used Ivermectin
When my friend sent me the data, the supporting medical studies, and instructions for exactly how to use Ivermectin I decided to go ahead and try it. I know, I know! I risk sharing this with you because you may think I’m crazy and completely unsubscribe! Although, if you’ve made it this far in the post maybe we’re kindred spirits?
But I’m Not a Horse
I preordered the horse paste from our local farm store and my husband went to pick it up. Now mind you, this was on a Sunday. I’m lying in bed more miserable than I’ve been in a long time. I wanted to feel better.
Horse paste is $6. (As I write this post I’m finding crazy highjacked prices on Amazon and the farm store I purchased it from is completely out of the brand I bought.)
A prescription through America’s Frontline Doctors could be $100 maybe more. If you have a doctor who is willing to prescribe it you’ll need to call your local pharmacy to see if they’ll fill it, many are not. Otherwise, you’ll have to order it through a compounding pharmacy and it can be quite costly.
Researching Before Using
While I waited for my husband to return, I researched the best I could through a pounding migraine. I watched YouTube video after video. Even after my husband brought in the “stash”, I laid there in bed staring at it and researching! I’m super sensitive to medication and the last thing I needed was an adverse reaction while I felt so miserable.
Everything I read showed that this medication was completely safe, had no side effects when taken at the correct dosing, and it tasted bitter and gross. I avoided the taste after the first dose by dropping my allotted paste into a glass of water. I stirred it wildly and then drank it immediately.
Bravely Taking Ivermectin
My husband stood by cheering me on and my friend kept sending me horse Gifs. With that kind of encouragement, I went ahead and took my first dose that evening. By morning it was nothing short of a miracle. The difference I felt was dramatic.
The only thing I noticed that I was even remotely concerned about was a burning pain under my right rib. I get the same pain whenever I take Motrin or Aleve and it is consistent with the liver/gallbladder flares I have been getting since taking antibiotics for Lyme disease. When this happens I apply my castor oil pack and the uncomfortableness quickly goes away.
The next day I discussed what I had done with my naturopath and jokingly asked her if I was going to die. She laughed and said no and I was given the go-ahead to continue the treatment.
I carefully followed the directions and I took a second dose on day three and the third dose on day five. The only thing I noticed was that I felt so much better each time I took it. I have no residual fatigue or any other symptoms and I am now 100% back to normal.
Would I Do it Again?
Based on my research, which I’ll share below, I would most definitely take Ivermectin in the future if needed. It is very effective. However, if I ever need it again, I would prefer to get a prescription if possible. As with any medication, it is not without side effects, and depending on your health and the medications that you’re currently taking they could be serious. I do not take medicine, not even over-the-counter pain medicine.
If you are interested in taking Ivermectin, do your own research and discuss it with your physician.
My Most Recent COVID Case
[July 2022 my husband and I both got COVID. This time I took a prescription for Ivermectin along with Vitamin D3, Vitamin C, NAC, and Quercetin. After a few days, I noticed an allergic rash so I switched from Ivermectin to Lysine 1,000mg three times a day.]
There is a massive amount of controversy surrounding COVID just like with Lyme. In my mind, they are very similar in a lot of ways. If you’ve been in the Lyme community for any length of time you know exactly what I mean.
If you haven’t already, you will soon discover the political agenda behind both. Lyme disease is difficult to diagnose and even more difficult to treat because the CDC refuses to acknowledge that chronic Lyme and co-infections are in fact plaguing probably billions of people.
The CDC states that over 400,000 people are diagnosed with Lyme disease each year, however, only a small percentage of Lyme sufferers are correctly diagnosed because of failed testing and uneducated doctors.
If you’re going to heal from Lyme or COVID you need to be ready to do your own research and find yourself a good doctor who isn’t wrapped up in the corrupt medical establishment.
After years of being mistreated by so many doctors, I can finally say that there are really great doctors out there, it just takes some weeding out in order to find them.
If you don’t get anything else out of this post, I hope and pray you will take away these two things. First, don’t be afraid! Second, be prepared! When you are prepared and have a plan it removes the fear and when you need to put your plan into action you’ll already know what you need to do!
DO NOT TAKE THIS POST AS MEDICAL ADVICE! I’M SIMPLY SHARING MY PERSONAL EXPERIENCE. I AM NOT A DOCTOR AND CANNOT RECOMMEND TREATMENT, DIAGNOSE OR TREAT ANY ILLNESS. ALWAYS SEEK THE ADVICE OF YOUR DOCTOR!
THANK YOU!!!! God bless you and your family.
You’re very welcome! Thank you! 💚
Kevin A Brubaker says
You have a very laid out informative blog. I know how hard it to suffers with all these illnesses. I’m still not getting the proper help I desperately need.. I wanted to know if you’re practitioner was able to help you with your mold issues?
This is something I’m looking badly for.
Hi Kevin, thanks! Yes, I worked with my homeopath as well as my Integrative MD, and Naturapath. I also used Young Living Thieves in my home and get therapy called Strain/Counterstrain in order to help my lymphatics drain. I hope & pray that you will find the help you need. Start with your environment first. If you treat for mold but continue to live in a moldy environment you will not get better. Best wishes!
Hi Kevin, yes, suffering with these complex illnesses is overwhelming and even for practitioners sometimes because it take a lot of peeling back the layers and full participation by the patient. I worked with my homeopath, my integrative doctor, and my friend who is a Naturapath in order to overcome the symptoms I was having from mold. If you can afford it I highly recommend a good functional doctor who gets to the root cause. Are you familiar with Dr. Shoemaker’s protocol? If not his website is https://survivingmold.com that may be a first start.
Peggy Harris says
I love your blog. I have Lyme too and I am treating with natural remedies. I don’t do well with medicine either. I am using a device called Wave 1 which is light therapy and it seems to be helping. I am a Christian also and I love your encouragement to trust God. My husband had Covid and I got him Ivermectin from the Frontline doctors and it kicked it out of him in 2 days. It did cost $200 for the prescription.
Hi Peggy, I’m so glad you love my blog! Thank you for letting me know, it truly blesses me! I’ve never heard of Wave 1, I’ll have to look into that. Ivermectin is amazing! I wish I had taken it on day one. It worked so quickly! Stay healthy and abounding in Hope! 💚 ~Tricia