Covid Day 2
How a Brain Injury Survivor Defends the Brain Against Damage from Covid
My wife woke up with a migraine and took her usual medication, Imitrex—which is delivered nasally (it’s also available in pill form).
She said she immediately felt better overall, as if the nasal delivery of this medication was helpful, and perhaps reduced nasal inflammation. I was reminded of the possibility of overlap with the treatments and protocols for addressing migraine, TBI, and Covid.
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I woke up feeling better than expected. I felt moderately lower energy than normal and a vague hint of throat soreness. I had very low-level brain fog. Moving rapidly could provoke a dizzy feeling.
I did five rounds of Wim Hof breathing, then took a cold shower, then had my morning coffee and supplements and performed my Vielight Neuro treatment. I’ve done this same sequence most mornings for the past year. The only change here was the addition of the Longvida Curcumin.
Overall, I now felt pretty good.
My son slept in, but when he awoke he said he was feeling better than he had the day before.
For the rest of our day, we followed much the same protocol as the previous day, with a few changes.
My son did the Vielight X-Plus Body Module ( which includes the nasal applicator that lights your nose up like Rudolph’s). This takes 20 minutes. He took his usual morning supplements, plus the Longvida Curcumin.
In the afternoon, he took 1 scoop of the SynaQuell (1/2 of a single dose, 1/4 of the daily dose). He had a hard time tolerating the taste and experience of taking the SynaQuell.
I upped my dose of SynaQuell from 2 scoops to 4 scoops (two mid-day and two in the evening) which is the recommended daily dosage. I felt the effects more keenly than I had the day before when I took a half dose.
By mid-afternoon, my son said he felt “basically normal,” except for slight nasal congestion and a slight lack of energy. He said that the previous day felt like having “all the symptoms you get with a cold over several days, condensed into one day.”
Both my wife and I felt like we weren’t worsening. I took a nap in the afternoon. My wife went to sleep at 9 pm, about three hours earlier than usual.
Our diets were similar to our day one, but my son made dinner—gnocchi with a red sauce. Earlier, he ate french fries and mac and cheese. We choose our battles.
I did 4 breathing sessions (one in the morning, one at the end of the day, and two during the day). My son opted for 3 sessions, which I did with him. And my wife opted for one session, which I did with her. Doing these sessions with them brought my total for the day to eight.
My last breathing session of the day was with my son at 10:30 pm. We went outside, it was a warm night, 80 degrees (the day’s high was 100).
I said, “When this heat wave is over, I’m going to spend an entire day outside.”
We could hear a rock band playing at a party in someone’s backyard about a block away.
As we began breathing, the band played “Hit Me With Your Best Shot” by Pat Benatar. When they finished the song, the crowd let out a big cheer, and we exhaled.
In my next post, I will share the notes I took on Covid Day 3. If that might be helpful to you or someone you know, please subscribe and share.
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