I guess at the time I posted several other people were trying to post so mine came after you replied that juicing didn't work for you BUT maybe it was because some of the veggies were not beneficial for your blood type, personally, I've found that for me (type O+) just about everything D'Adamo lists as an "avoid" are things that either hinder me or don't help at all. But I also don't know much about salycilates and if you have a serious problem with them perhpas beets, which are very good for the liver, might not help you right now either. But the castor oil packs are an external remedy that might benefit you without causing a lot of disturbance.
I think you have received some good advice of things you haven't tried so I'm praying one of them will work for you. I do want to ask if you've taken or are taking Selenium, you probably already know it gets rid of mercury, and so does iodine, and if you can handle them you should be on them as long as you have the amalgams in your mouth, perhaps starting with a small amount if you're not taking any.
Since you've already learned and done so much it's probably pointless for me to recommend that you drink lots and lots of water but I thought I'd suggest it anyway just in case.
And since our mental state is key in healing and I always try to practice this, I was reminded of the stories I read in "The Secret" of how people cured themselves of so-called incurable diseases through laughter. So I'd like to suggest that you avoid all negativity such as watching the news, movies, sport or other TV shows that would stimulate an adrenaline response as you need to be as calm and relaxed as possible. I once was (and, well, I'm again...) in a condition where I have to be very careful with what I watch so I'm only watching "mindless" stuff, animated shows like "Futurama" and "King of The Hill", comedies, etc.. Yes, I know, it can even seem foreign to think about laughing when we're feeling awful but the good thing is that our brains can often be distracted in an amazing way and we are "programmed" to react in primitive ways, so give it a try if you're not already doing so. I'd also recommend that, if you haven't tried it already, you learn EFT,it can be a great tool to aid healing.
While I'm at it, I also believe that our spiritual life (or lack of) deeply influences our physical life, my view is that we are "spiritual beings having an earthly experience" and not the other way around so if you haven't explored this maybe it would be worth it. It doesn't mean you have to be "religious" but you could try things like affirmations, at the very very least they would distract you in a positive way while working on your subconscious, I even know of a free subliminal program you can download on your computer and have those affirmations run on top of whatever you're doing, I believe things like that have gotten me through some pretty hard times, so if you're interested just let me know.
I have to say that for someone so sick you've been inmensely patient repeating the same things over and over for all of us who keep recommending the same things over and over, like herbs which you've said several times you can't tolerate because of the salycilates, if it were me I'd be terribly frustrated, so thanks!
Btw, I went to your blog and I'm reading your ordeal, so far it reminds me a lot of what Jordan Rubin went through, he too was in terrible shape, practically hopeless, but with God's help he was able to turn around and recover and now he's a successfully practicing naturopath with his own line of products. I'm just using him as an example, not suggesting at all what worked for him since your case is different, I'm just hoping that when you see his "before" pics you will feel the renewed hope your spirit needs to triumph over this challenge (which is what all our problems are!). And it is my intention to believe YOU will be another success story like he is!
In the meantime, (and I don't know if this will mean anything to you or not), I will be praying for you, for a complete healing, and if not an outright miracle (because there might be something for you to learn out of this experience) that you will be guided to those things that will work for you. At least you have reached out to a group of caring people and I KNOW we will all be rooting for you and I trust you WILL be guided to the answer that you need.
Hmm, I prefer videos where people don't get hurt, that's not really funny to me, but I like cats and think they are really funny, like the ones here: www.youtube.com/watch
I guess I'm too old to know about "Leeroy Jenkins" had to "wiki" that one, lol!
My reference to the blood type diet was because I was thinking that perhaps when you did the juicing in the past maybe you used some veggies that were on the "avoid" list for your type, but I understand how right now everything is different.
I'm hoping the 1.5 ltr. of water was a mistake, that's way too little water for someone sick and it would explain in part your lack of progress, when someone's semi-dehydrated almost every organ is affected, and the circulation and absorption of nutrients is compromised, not to mention that toxins cannot be effectively flushed out, so if that was correct I URGE you to increase your intake of pure water (preferably purified by reverse osmosis) to half your body weight in ounces. To keep reminding yourself of its importance please go to these 2 sites frequently, especially the second one to read stories/testimonies of people who got cured of different ailments through drinking more water (often in combination with salt): www.watercure.com; watercure2.org Not to say water alone might cure (but who knows!) but it certainly will make things easier. To be honest, when I read about all your pain, asthma, allergies, etc. what Dr. Batmanghelidj wrote about them in his book "Your Body's Many Cries For Water", which I pulled out of my bookcase last month when a new thyroiditis/adrenal attack made me think too that I was about to die. I immediately increased my intake of water and I believe it helped a lot. In the process, some back pain I always had upon getting up completely disappeared, and I'm ashamed to admit it's not the only time this happened when I increased my water intake, but eventually I forget. For a while I was tracking down how much water I was drinking by writing it down and then I stopped and very soon realized I had stopped drinking as much water so I have to start keeping a "log" again.
Horror movies are a definite "NO" for as long as you remain sick, only funny and positive stories please! Also uplifting music. I have often dealt with depression and knew there was music I needed to avoid and other that made me feel better, then in 2001 I found a book at the public library which recommended using music to stimulate the production of the neurotransmitters we need to have to feel good. A curious thing that happened to me is that I never cared for jazz until that year when thyroid meds were making me jumpy, there was this smooth jazz station I got on my car's radio and its music seemed to calm me down when traffic stressed me out, so I soon became a fan. I think that year I also discoverd Jesse Cook, a Canadian Rumba-Flamenca player, and since then he's been a favorite of mine, I found most of his music would put me in a good mood so for years and years his music was my favorite one. I've also learned to stay away from music from times in the past when I was struggling or going through a bad period as it will bring back the same feelings, but I've seen people like my own son who liked to "torture" himself with music that, for example, reminded him of sad stuff
Whatever you do you need to stay positive no matter how bad things look. Being quite a bit older than you I've lived through a lot of different situations, many pretty hard, and I can tell you that faith has been key for me to get through the worst. So give the affirmations a try, it's not easy when one is feeling bad, I know, when I had my first "attack" on 4/30/12 my heartbeats were so out of control and I had so many other disturbing symptoms I wondered if I was going to die. And these attacks kept repeating themselves, at first it seemed like every few hours, then maybe because of increasing my water intake, taking electrolytes and then a raw adrenal supplement and DHEA my heart began to stabilize, but my blood pressure was high, my fatigue and depression awful and let's not say anything of anxiety. For several days I could hardly sleep, sometimes a tranquilizer would help but others the effect would only last a few hours. All this while I knew my liver was involved, sometimes I was so queasy I couldn't eat, and when I ate I had to have a complete digestive enzyme (with ox bile). I remember one awful night I repeated healing affirmations non-stop for a couple of hours even though I felt at the brink of death. As soon as it was a decent hour I called a couple of friends and asked them to pray for me (I'm a born-again Christian), that was really the day I remembered I had the raw adrenal supplement in a drawer and began taking it and almost right away my heart began to calm down. I still had another attack 5 days later but despite of it I drove to a Bible study a singles group I joined has on Sundays, I walked in when they were starting but I went over to the leader of the group and asked him to pray for me because the 2 mile drive had stressed me out in an incredible way and my heart was out of control. They prayed for me and after a while I began to calm down, and whether coincidence or not, I haven't had another attack since and it's now been 2 weeks (yay!).
Not to say I felt normal, I still had many other symptoms and a general "sick feeling" but I've kept believing I'm getting better and celebrating every little progress with a grateful heart and yesterday I surprised myself by tackling the cleaning of my apartment, which I'd neglected for well over a month. All I had wanted to do was vacuum the L/R but I ended up cleaning all the floors, it's just a 1 BR apt., but I just had zero energy so all I had been doing was my dishes and some nights they sat until the next day in the sink, so it was depressing to see the dirt and clutter everywhere not knowing when I'd be able to feel up to doing anything. So I felt so very happy when not only I cleaned almost everything but cooked my dinner and washed one load of clothes (and all I have is this and this which require some work...).
I know my situation is not as critical as yours, but I'm not young like you and I even lost my job after my "attacks" began, and living alone and far away from my children or any relative and being broke on top made me feel very scared. And at times like that I felt exactly like you, wondering if there is really "something" on the other side. One terrible thing that's happened to me way too many times is having apnea attacks either due to total nasal congestion and inability to breath through my mouth, or when the swelling in my thyroid compressed my windpipe, then I'd wake up suddenly gasping for air with my heart beating really fast (I learned the lack of oxygen in the brain would signal the adrenal glands to send a burst of adrenaline to wake me up so I wouldn't die and it alwys feels like I really was dying!). When all of that was happening to me, and I was feeling hot all over, etc., my morale was on the floor, and no matter how long I've been a believer I still have doubts sometimes, and it's been such a lonely and helpless feeling, it is no help to have one's body chemistry all messed up which affects our brain too, so I think I know what you've been going through.
So, like I said, faith is key, do all you can to feed it because it's more potent than any human remedy. Besides being a Christian I believe everything is energy and that it can be "manipulated" by our minds, we just need to learn how and to practice, practice, practice. So avoid thinking that you're going to die, just think that you're going through this so you can learn some important things, and once this "test" has accomplished its purpose you'll be able to go on with your life. And you're not alone, I will keep praying for you and will even ask my group to pray for you too, and I'm sure other people who read your blog are praying and rooting for you, so hang in there!
Ah OK, it does seem you're getting plenty of fluids.
I asked people at my Bible study to pray for you and I will continue to do that. I definitely know having faith during trials is often very hard, especially when our body chemistry causes depression. Due to my own adrenal and thyroid issues plus sleeping during the day, I've been facing bouts of depression myself. It seems like most days I wake up depressed but it gets better after a few hours, but yesterday was the opposite, I even went to a dance for the first time in about a month and a half but when I came home I began feeling depressed and also my knees began to hurt whenever I tried to stand up from a sitting position (and they're still sore today), it was probably because one inline dance calls for jumping repeatedly, but that had never happened to me before. I also lost my job last month and was making so little money o my financial situation is critical so I have to find some work even though I still don't feel like facing any stress at all, sigh! So I'm having to "practice what I'm preaching" myself.