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Jul052010

Helpful Hints for Battling a Herxheimer Reaction - or - my adventures with Teasel

After reading the book Healing Lyme Disease Naturally, I was inspired to add teasel root tincture to my Lyme treatment protocol.  Teasel is a plant with powerful anti-Lyme properties, and is successful in killing the Borrelia bacteria. I spoke to my naturopath about it at my appointment a couple weeks ago, and we decided to go with it.  I started taking the teasel root tincture, slowly building up the dosage, and just waited to see what would happen.  My naturopath had warned me that people Herx badly on this stuff, and I'd read it on the book and online.    

About 36 hours later, it hit me: a got whalloped with a nasty Herx. 

I love it when my medicine comes with a handwritten label. There is so much power in this little bottle.

A Herx, more formally known as a Herxheimer reaction, is when there is a massive die-off of bacteria and your body is suddenly overrun by toxins. Your system freaks out, because you are filling up with toxins faster than your body can purge them. Your liver gets overworked, your symptoms flare up, and you basically feel like you have a super flu times 80 million. In short, it sucks, and you never know how long it is going to last. Eventually, things even out, and then you come out the other side feeling better. But the journey stinks, and it is easy to think about quitting.  This is why so many Lyme patients never make it through treatment - it is sometimes rather intolerable. 

The most prominent feature of this Herx was a wildly gnawing, burning, pulsing pain that radiated from the base of my skull up over the crown of my head and down behind my eyes. It was so intense that it is almost comical. My neck was unbearably stiff, painful, and made it hard for me to turn my head. My chemical sensitivity shot through the roof, causing me extreme discomfort at the slightest hint of a fragrance or chemical. Every joint in my body hurt, and the bottoms of my feet still burn, tingle, and ache with more intensity than usual. My ears are ringing on and off, I feel lightheaded, and I am being graced with alternating waves of hot flashes and chills. My bladder is on the fritz and my sense of urgency is out of control.  I couldn't even escape the Herx in my sleep - I was having awful nightmares!  I was low energy, my eyes were bloodshot, my brain was foggy, and I wanted to curl up in a ball on the floor.  

The teasel was so interesting - I actually felt it in my body immediately after taking it.  In fact, a couple times it was so intense that I felt a painful, hot, radiating feeling from my stomach, and I had to balance myself on the wall in order to not fall over.  As my body adjusted, these reactions went away, and now whenever I take a dose I just visualize it doing its job, but don't have any immediate negative effects. 

As my dad said, "That teasel sounds like wicked shit." I concur, wholeheartedly.  Worried, I talked to my naturopath about everything I was experiencing. It is all totally normal. Oh, my dearest Lyme disease, one thing is certain: you never make life dull.

Thankfully, about two weeks after starting, the headache has lessened to a mild constant pain that is bearable, not so different than what I am used to dealing with on a regular basis. I'm feeling worlds better now, and have my energy back again and actually feel pretty darn spunky.  Sure, there are some weird things lingering (burning feet, anyone?), and I expect symptoms to cycle, but the worst of the Herx seems to be over, thankfully.

What I did to cope. 

In order to get through the Herx more quickly, I employed every method of self-care and detox that I could. I ate well, I drank lots of water and kombucha, and I sat in my FAR infrared sauna box. I cleaned the dust out of my bedroom, and smelled peppermint oil non-stop.  I recited my affirmations, meditated, did visualizations, and gave self-massage. I tried to distract myself with socializing and creative activities as best I could, despite the pain.  I also sought out support from others. I got a massage from my mom, I went to the chiropractor, got a surprise Reiki treatment from a friend, and had a scheduled visit with my therapist. By Friday I felt remarkably better. I think the physical, emotional, and spiritual support helped turn a bad situation better much more quickly - and most importantly, it made me feel empowered and not enslaved by discomfort and illness.

When you are having a Herx, self-care is key. There are a number of things you can do at home to make your Herx less hellish, without expensive trips to the doctor, chiropractor, massage therapist, or other bodyworker or energyworker (although those things are helpful too).  I wanted to share what I have found helpful, but remember - I'm not a doctor, and this shouldn't be considered as a substitution for advice provided by your care provider, especially if you are recovering from chronic illness. This list is a combination of methods I use, hints from my naturopath, as well as other conventional wisdom gathered from Lyme chat rooms, message boards, and Facebook posts.  

Helpful Hints for Battling a Herx

The Herxheimer reaction occurs when large quantities of toxins are released into the body as bacteria die during antibiotic treatment. Individuals treating a candida albicans overgrowth generally experience a die-off reaction as well. Often times, the death of these bacteria and the subsequent release of toxins occurs faster than the body can remove the toxins. The symptoms of the illness generally worsen temporarily, and the patient may experience an assortment of changing syptoms, such as fever, chills, headache, muscle pain, rashes, dizziness, numbness, fatigue, nausea, lack of appetite, and shaking. Generally, the worse the inflammation and infection, the worse the reaction.

Ideally, a treatment plan should be gentle so as to minimize the intensity of a reaction, but many individuals dealing with chronic infection will have a Herx. To deal with the symptoms of a die-off reaction, self-care is key. Here are some suggestions for making it through. Remember to watch for any severe symptoms such as heart irregularity, difficulty breathing, dangerously high fever, loss of consciousness, or other severe reactions - these may indicate a larger problem and you should check with a health care provider.

Food and Drink

  • water: your body requires extra hydration in times of toxicity. 
  • kombucha: 3-5 cups per day
  • lemon water: lemon is a natural dexotifier
  • dandelion root tea: helps the gallbladder produce bile and encourages liver detox
  • peppermint tea: helps digestion and nausea
  • chlorella and spirulina: naturally detoxifying, binds to heavy metals. add to smoothies, take in capsule form, or mix in with kombucha or water and drink.
  • cilantro: naturally detoxifying, binds to heavy metals
  • no caffeine: caffeine wigs out the spirochetes, so stay away
  • no sugar: sugar is inflammatory, which will irritate any symptoms you already have. The Borrelia bacteria also feed on sugar, so consuming it strengthens them.
  • easy to digest, alkaline foods: center your diet on vegetables, fruits, millet, fish, prepared simply.  An alkaline environment is unfriendly to the Borrelia bacteria, and easy to digest foods will leave more of your body's chi to assist with detoxification
  • naturally antimicrobial foods: garlic, thyme, kohlrabi, turnips, rutabaga, dark leafy greens, turmeric

Supplements

  • Milk thistle: helps support the liver and purge toxins, no contraindications I've ever read about
  • ALA (Alpha Lipoic Acid): 600 milligrams per day during Herx
  • Alka-Seltzer Gold: place in 6-8 oz of water, consume a few times a day. It is suggested by my naturopath's colleague, it helps to alkalinize the body. I've never done this, but try it if you'd like.
  • Aleve: to help deal with pain, if you must take a painkiller, this is the one my naturopath recommends. It works well and does not irritate my touchy tummy.

Detoxification and Physical Support

  • Epsom salt baths: helps detox the body, relieve joint pain, and is a good natural source of magnesium.
  • Saunas: FAR infrared are best, but any will do. Spirochetes dislike hot temperatures, and sweating is an excellent natural detox
  • Peppermint oil: peppermint oil is a natural headache reducer and anti-nausea agent. Smell it, dilute it in a carrier oil/lotion and rub it on temples or use for self massage, put drops of it on a cool washcloth and use on forehead or back of neck
  • Warm water bottle or heat pack: use on the back of the neck for headaches, place on irritated joints, place on abdomen for stomach/digestive upset
  • Castor oil treatments: helps with liver detox 
  • Do self massage and work pressure points
  • Skin brushing: use a natural fiber brush with somewhat stiff bristles - they will soften over time. Start at  your feet and brush toward your heart over dry skin with long even strokes or brisk circular motions. Brush from your finger tips to your heart. Be gentle over breasts and more firmly on souls of feet or palms.  Avoid areas with broken skin or cuts or wounds. Then shower!
  • Hot/cold showers: alternate with hot and cold water, ending with cold. This helps improve circulation and stimulates the immune system. 

Other Helpful Practices

  • Breathwork: breath deeply, from your abdomen.  Imagine positive, healing energy filling every cell of your body with each inhale, and imagine toxic, negative, and hurtful energy, emotion, and pain being pushed out with every exhale.  
  • Meditation: I find meditation to be a healing, strengthening, grounding practice when I feel poorly. It helps connect me to the moment, and reduces the amount of mental clutter I have gunking up my energy flow.
  • Visualization: depending on what feels right, I visualize any number of different things. For example, I may visualize myself bathed in a protective white light, a golden ball of light at the base of my spine warming my core, the spirochetes being driven out through my pours, negativity being released with each exhale, a healing pink light shooting out the top of my head, etc etc etc.
  • Colors: if you feel particularly weak in a certain area of your body, try surrounding yourself with the color associated with that chakra area. Here is a nice chart. Check it.
  • Repetition of strengthening affirmations: my favorite series of late is "I am a good person and deserve to be healthy, I deserve the best that life has to offer, I am blessed and whole, I trust the choices I make, I seek what is seeking me."

DISCLAIMER: I am writing from my own research and experiences, and the information contained on this web site is general in nature and is not meant to substitute for the advice provided by your own physician or other medical professional. 

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Reader Comments (27)

It should NOT hurt to detox safely and naturally.

When we kill off candida we release mercury into blood circulation to resettle in our organs, brain and gut, (fetus and breastmilk) unless we have adequate nutrients available to help excrete toxins safely. Vit C, selenium and clays help to neutralize the mercury. Sulfates, magnesium and other nutrients (B6, B12, molybdenum, glutathione, zinc) are necessary to help excrete the toxins effectively.
http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m0FDN/is_6_7/ai_96416600/pg_10/

But, when we flood the body with "die-off" of bacteria or candida toxins, the body must deal with a HUGE load of MORE toxins at once. So, opening the detox pathways first, is suggested. Nutrient deficiencies are a major aspect of impaired detoxification and toxin overload in the first place. Most of us have nutrient deficiencies. It is important to balance the toxins released from body stores with the bandwidth of the natural detox system. Slow, easy and natural detox is much safer, short and long-term.

Kombucha has S. boulardii which displaces and replaces candida albicans, releasing mercury to redeposit into the brain, organs and gut. Basically, short term suffering with continued impairments to our health, unless there are adequate nutrients and the detox pathways are not overloaded/flooded with toxins.

Chlorella mobilizes but does not bind mercury to excrete it out of circulation. ALA must be taken around the clock to excrete mercury. ALA also pulls mercury from amalgams in teeth, thus increasing mercury exposures unnecessarily. (see Andy Cutler's protocols)
http://books.google.com/books?id=ZG9glNfif5YC&dq=chlorella+mercury+cutler+amalgam+illness&printsec=frontcover&source=bn&hl=en&ei=Lu_lS6rRI4SClAe09PGNDA&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=4&ved=0CCQQ6AEwAw#v=onepage&q=chlorella&f=false

The toxins just re-deposit into the organs, if unable to be excreted effectively AND safely. Whole foods can provide the nutrients necessary to support safe and effective natural detoxification pathways.

Pat

July 5, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterPat Robinson

My husband started the teasel, thanks! He also felt an immediate reaction and he feels it is doing something. I wish he managed with the self-care that you do, but I think most men (not all) are more stubborn about these things. In the end, I have to let him manage his care how he wishes, I can only make suggestions. But I'm glad I was able to suggest teasel, he is pleased with it!

July 5, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAlisa

Oh, poor you! But glad to hear it's getting better. This is a great post to help anyone going through a healing crisis--thanks so much for all the info. And hope that cursed Herx is gone by now!

July 5, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterRicki

Oh dear sweet girl , I am so sorry to hear all that you've been going through , I live with so much of all of what you have described here , even thought I do not have chronic lyme disease . I have many other health issues that cause me to react violently to so many simple everyday foods and products that you use your words it does seems we must laugh it off, other wise it would become much too over whelming . I have times of improvements followed by setbacks like all us, I can not even begin to try to tell you how much help and comfort I get from you and from what your site has to offer .When I sit down to prepare unusal foods that most people would not want , I don't feel alone ( you eat much better thasn I do , I really must make a better effort , but it is hard and new things scare me ) But I will apply several of your offerings that I have gotten to read about here next time I end up down another path I wished I'd have never stumbled upon and I know these suggestions will help me . I pray you are seeing positive results that you will be able to continue on and that you will feel better and stronger as each day passes . Thank you for sharing all your priceless information with us and all the best to Alisa's husband too , I can sympathize with your postion Alisa of offering all the help and support that you can yet letting your husband still find what works best for him and I wish him the very best of health . Thank you KIm for another great post :)

July 6, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKathy

where do you get your teasel?

July 6, 2010 | Unregistered Commenternancy

Pat- I agree, detoxing shouldn't hurt, and I was trying my best to build up slowly and allow my body to naturally transition without discomfort - when treating my Candida and when starting Abx for Lyme I had much better luck with avoiding many Herx symptoms, although the antibiotics did mess with me a bit. But it seems that the teasel got the best of me! In talking to many Lyme people and my doctors, it seems that Herxing is much more common with Lyme than with treating Candida, and much harder to avoid.

Alisa - I'm so glad your husband is seeing changes - that must be so exciting, relieving, hope inducing. Thank you for suggesting teasel - it was good motivation to continue researching it! We all need to stick together, right? :)

Ricki - thanks for the well wishes, and yes, this info works for anyone in a healing crisis!

Kathy - thank you, as always, for your kind words and sincere wishes of healing. I am sorry that you suffer so many of those symptoms, but am glad that I can help provide support from far away through the internet! Healing thoughts to you, always, and thanks for your readership - I always look forward to comments from you! :) xoxo

Nancy - I got my teasel from my naturopath, I'm not sure where she sources it, I forgot to ask. I know many people who buy from Lady Barbara's Garden, she makes excellent teasel by reputation and has used it to cure her own Lyme infections. http://www.ladybarbara.net/

Thank you so much for taking the time to document your very intense detox experiences. You have recounted this so well, with such clarity and even humor, and it is absolutely the best description I've ever read of herxing.
I have been going through many of those same symptoms through my detox program with virgin coconut oil. That stuff looks and tastes so innocent but it packs a punch, so I went looking for sites to help me handle this and not freak out. I've been on a raw vegan diet for 7 weeks and I thought that might make the process easier, and maybe it did, but its still no picnic. Anyway, I am going to copy and print what you wrote and tape it to the fridge or wall or something so I won't forget its the detox and not a recurrance of old problems. Many blessings to you.

August 5, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterGail

GAIL-
thank you for your kind words and blessings, i am so glad you found the information helpful. good luck on your own detox program. i agree, coconut oil can be really intense sometimes! i hope your raw detox goes well and you find improved health and vibrancy. xoxo

August 10, 2010 | Registered CommenterKim @ Affairs of Living

Thanks for sharing your Herx regimen. I am about to embark on something that I think will cause similar headaches. You describe the headaches exactly as they are for me!

I assume you mean 600 MILLIGRAMS of ALA not 600 GRAMS??

February 12, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterharmonious1

@harmonious1 - yes, thanks for pointing out the typo - I meant 600 mg! I hope your regimen goes well and you escape without nasty headaches...but if you do have them, I hope this information helps.

February 13, 2011 | Registered CommenterKim @ Affairs of Living

I have avoided kombucha because: sugar is used and dr has me on lo glycemic diet for Lyme and Candida treatment. Also, I tested allergic to yeast.
Would love to get more info on if it's ok to drink it with these restrictions. What can you share about kombucha and why you decided to use? Also did your dr have any thoughts?

February 20, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterraisinkids

Kim, Your site was such a profound blessing I barely have words to describe how grateful I am that you have this site!!!!! My hubby and I were recently diagnosed with Lyme Disease, We are both chronic and are grateful to finally find out what is wrong with us, but now the real work has begun. Last night I herxed really bad, so my beloved man pulled up your site about how to handle the reactions and that peppermint oil on the cool wash rag was so helpful. Thanks for all the work you do on here for people like us.

February 27, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterCitrus

I have been on IV antibiotics for almost 6 mos. and recently have relapse and I am feeling unbelievably tired. Does anyone have any suggestions to help w/ that? Thanks for any help you can give me.

May 12, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSharon

I had a real bad Herxheimer reaction from olive leaf which is antiviral, antibacterial and anti mold. I took it because bone thinning runs in my family. I had a week of pimles, boils and cold sores plus chills and weekness. I took B6, C, curcumin, chorella to get through it. Now I know why the bible calls the olive tree the tree of life.

July 16, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterrayc

B vitamins for fatigue

July 16, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterrayc

Thanks you so much for sharing the detailed list of what you used to detox. Cleansing the body from inside does help. Getting rid of the toxin build up the natural way is essential for overall good health. I agree, self-help is indeed the key.

July 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterYoga Teacher Training

Thank you so much for this blog! I am into my 81st day of candida detox amongst other things. As time goes on, my reactions to the die-off are only getting stronger. A few weeks ago, I started experiencing pretty scary symptoms and felt as if I was going to die. When I read about herx on your blog, and the effect is has on people who are detoxing, I was beyond relieved!! I had tears in my eyes!! Today is the first day in weeks that I feel motivated and energized enough to do anything. I've been hardly able to get up and go to work. The next time another herx hits, I'll have to come back and do some of the things you suggest here.


Thank you so much for affairs of living! I recommended it to my cousin who is also on the ACD and she enjoys it as well. :)

September 4, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterEmily

I HAVE BEEN RESEARCHING WAYS TO AVOIDING HERXING (DIE OFF) AND THIS SITE (BLOG?) HAS MORE INFORMATION THAN ANYWHERE I HAVE RESEARCHED. FROM MY RESEARCH I DISCOVERED A MEDICAL RESEARCHER AND NUTRITIONIST NAMED ROBERT VON SARBACHER WHO USES a mini-beet protocol that completely detoxes the body among other things. Evidently beet juice is extremely detoxing and his protocol uses apples to avoid herxing. Has anyone ever heard of this? I did read that fiber can help avoid herxing but his protocol requires eating several apples after you drink the beet juice solution.
I read from a woman named Shirley that has her own site that she has no die off from killing Candida because she “keeps all her eliminative pathways open” and this meant enemas, dry skin brushing, drinking lots of water, sweating (I can’t remember if she mentioned this but I am adding it). I would also add exercise (pros and cons because some say to rest to let the body heal, it would depend on individual chemistry of the person) and possibly nasal irrigation and deep breathing and visualization of the violet flame (of Saint Germain but that is another subject, you can Google that). The color violet is very transmuting and could transmute the toxins.
Now that I have mentioned nasal irrigation you can go to YouTube and see videos on that, I use an empty Ajax dishwashing fluid bottle to irrigate my sinuses. I tried the neti pot but it almost gagged me. You can also contact Dr Roby in Austin and see how he converts a water pic into a nasal irrigation machine with an additional attachment he sells. He has articles on his website that tell how to do this and get the attachment. There also should be nasal irrigation machines over the internet to purchase.
Also, I know that Diamotaceous Earth (Permaguard food grade only) will absorb many times its weight. There is a product called Syclovir by Jim Hassinger at WORLDHEALTHMALL that is a combination of DE and cane sugar, the cane sugar is bait for the pathogens that go for the sugar but get trapped in the DE; trapped not killed therefore no die off. Also, I was wondering if simply taking Syclovir a half hour or several hours after taking supplements could avoid die off (you cannot take DE with your supplements because the DE would absorb them and make them ineffective). I make my own version of Syclovir (I clone it) and have had good results. Syclovir is mainly to defeat Candida I believe. One more thought; what about using activated charcoal since it too absorbs everything and it is used when someone accidentally poisons themselves. Again, it would have to be timed correctly because it most likely would absorb the supplements you take to kill the pathogens. I also know that Dr Jeff on a website called CUREZONE suggests sweating (I think about 20 minutes a day) to avoid die off from Candida and he can be contacted also. .
Starhawk if anyone needs any more information on any of this please contact me or post on here. . Also I would love to get some feedback on this.

September 26, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSTARHAWK

Experience wins out in my book. I will always want to learn from the person who's actually being there, done that. To broaden your knowledge base, I have found The Only Clinically Proven & Unique 5 Step Holistic Candida Cure System. www.yeaststop.blogspot.com

October 12, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterTommy

Have you heard of using Celtic Sea Salt in capsules to bind to the toxins to aid in carrying them out and to also aid in de-tox relief? Also have you heard of using malic acid in supplement form to help the liver release the toxins as well?

January 16, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJennifer

Dear Kim,

Your blog a godsend!!!!!!!!! THANK YOU
I have been searching all over the web for some reliable, down-to-earth information on candida cleanses that doesn't have any profit-making intentions and then I found you! I just emerged from a die-off and I'm terrified of ever taking those anti-fungals again.. but after reading your blog it has given me so much reassurance and motivation to carry on with this. I truly admire your strength of will and your wonderful attitude. So once again, thank you so much for being such an inspiration :) take care

March 3, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterW

This is a beautiful post! Your story is reminiscent of mine, another young strong woman who was always able to "Get By" until one day, she couldn't any more. I was diagnosed in May 2010, at my sickest, and now in May of 2012 I am generally functioning at 80%. My sister has been very ill with Lyme (and several severe co-infections) for years and she was the one who urged me to get tested.

Thank you for telling your story. What quiet grace you seem to have in how you have dealt with the journey! I too have found meditation, bodywork, healing visualization, and energywork to be vital to my healing. There is an attitude of surrender I have cultivated that has gotten me through my hardest moments. I have lain on the bathroom floor, resting after a food reaction, wondering how sick I was going to be, and I could do nothing except let myself flow through the moment, through the pain, and eventually come out the other side, a little bit more healed.

I have gone the nearly entirely natural route myself, other than a few months on very powerful anti-fungals that killed enough candida to give me my brain back. I've done lots of herbs (and herbs are no joke, as you know!), homeopathics, and other supplements. It's been slower than if I'd gone on heavy antibiotics, but it's saved me from all but a few of the truly horrendous "seeing god" herxes.

Again, thanks for sharing your journey, and I wish you the best in health and life!

PS - I ended up at your blog while searching for sprouted gluten-free bread recipes! :)

May 2, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterErika

This is such a great post and I love all the tips for how to self-care. I took an anti-fungal a year ago and had a rash break out on the backs of my knees of all places. All of a sudden I have it again so I suspect it's a herx, since that's the only other time I've had this. I've been on an adrenal support protocol for the last month and am wondering if that somehow caused this (i.e. getting healthier, killing off the bad stuff, etc). I've been supplementing with coconut oil and haven't had any caffeine for 30 days, along with my regular ancestral/paleo diet and the occasional alcoholic beverage. Now I'm going to make myself some turmeric tea (coconut milk, water, turmeric, ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg and a dash of vanilla) and try not to think about how damn itchy I am.

May 7, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJenny

Hello -- When did the burning feet symptoms disappear? This symptom is making me crazy and is stirred up with Teasel. Am taking Lady Barbara's Teasel and confirm it is very strong.

Jeanne

June 15, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJeanne

Knowing what I know now, I could have saved myself years of agony, not that I'm all the way there yet. I got checked for pyroluria, and started treating that, started treating my blocked methylation cycle, started supplementing my almost non-existent stomach acid, and I am doing very well in comparison to 6 months ago. I strongly suggest those three things. All three can easily be tested for.

June 15, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterpyroluriac

Take Ornithine - 2 - 3grams daily to correct herx reaction. Very effective

July 10, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterlila

I have used baking soda to regulate my pH after using test strips and finding out I was very acidic. I noticed my sweat was burning my skin so I started taking 1 tablespoon in an 8 oz glass of water twice a day and it balances my pH back out. I hear they are using baking soda to treat cancer now as the cancer cells thrive in an acidic environment and die in an alkaline one. Too much baking soda causes diarrhea but could be helpful if you are cleansing the colon as part of your detox. I have all of the symptoms of Lyme after being bit by a tick recently and plan on using vitamin C, salt, and baking soda. Looking forward to a Herx reaction to know it is working.

December 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJay
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