I first started seeing Carolyn and the team at MTHFR Australia in July last year. I was 10 months into a complex and high dose 12 month antibiotic regime to try to slow down and with any luck, kill the advanced systemic Lyme Disease I was battling. I had been ill with late stage Lyme for over 5 years and was merely a shell of my former self. The disease had taken everything from me and after sustaining such a constant attack from the bacteria for so long, I simply didn’t have much fight left . At the time, my doctors and I had exhausted many of the available treatment options for Lyme Disease here in Australia as the bacteria had taken over. I decided to travel to Germany for Whole Body Hypertheria treatment as a last roll of the dice. I was informed by the clinic there that killing the bacteria was only half the battle….detoxing was just as important once the bacteria had died. I was also warned that if my bacterial load was excessively high (which it was), than detoxing effectively may become a serious issue post treatment.
On doing research, i came across information on detoxing, genes and specifically MTHFR. My doctor encouraged me to seek treatment regarding my genes and detoxing before I made the trip as he was unsure if my struggling body would handle the severity of the treatment the clinic in Germany had to offer. I had also had problems detoxing in the past and never knew why. That’s when I got in contact with Carolyn who began preparing my body for the task ahead. Together we found the gene mutations I had and I soon learned why I wasn’t ever able to detox.
To cut a long story short, I survived the treatment in Germany, but the Lyme bacteria didn’t. The level of detoxing I went through in the German clinic over a two week period was immense, but my body got through it. I now know that without the help of Carolyn, not only would I have not detoxed/purged out the dead Lyme bacteria, but i’m not sure I would have made the trip over to Germany in the first place. My body was in an extremely fragile state when I found Carolyn, to the point where getting to the letterbox to check the mail was a task (any late stage Lymies who may read this can relate). With her help, I was able to board the plane and get the treatment I needed.
It’s been almost 11 months since I made the trip to Germany. I’m not back to full health yet, but i’m getting closer to that point all the time. It was never going to be a quick fix as the bacteria inflicted so much damage on my body, both physically and mentally. I am off all of my Lyme medication, antibiotics and even the supplements recommended by the clinic in Germany. Carolyn and I are now focusing on repairing my body now that the threat of Lyme is gone.
At first the whole “gene thing” was just all too confusing, but the results speak for themselves. There is a way to go yet, but I know i’m in safe hands with Carolyn, Lisa and the team at MTHFR.
I can’t recommend them enough.
Thank you MTHFR Australia.
– Tom H.
October 5, 2017