|Member Since||11/04/2008 11:58 AM|
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|A little about me:||I am a 24yr old who was diagnosed with Lyme in November 2007. I never saw a tick or a rash, so I am not sure exactly when I was bit. I started experiencing terrible headaches, which I figured were stress related or from being overworked. I decided to go to my GP, who assumed I was experiencing tension headaches. However, he did blood work and my tests came back positive for Lyme.
I was then put on a month of Amoxicillin and told me to come back only if I was still experiencing symptoms. Well, I actually felt pretty much 100% back to normal after that month.
Then in October 2008 the headaches started reappearing. I felt exactly like I had a year ago, so decided to make another appointment with my GP. He told me how it was “highly unlikely” that the Lyme would have came back because of how “barely positive” my tests were back in Nov ’07. I basically had to beg him to do blood work again, and to his amazement the Western Blot came back “positive active”. He then put me on a month of Doxycyline , which did not agree with me, so I was then put on another month of Amoxicillin. I felt 0% better, but realized my GP was not willing to do much more for me.
I finally decided to make an appt with a Lyme Literate Internal Medicine doctor, who tested me through Igenix labs. I came back positive for Lyme and one co-infection, which my family doctor had never tested for. Since started to see my Lyme doctor, I’ve been on various types of antibiotics, including Bactrim, Rifampin, Plaquenil, and now currently Flagyl and Adoxa Doxy. I’m beginning to get very frustrated and depressed lately because I haven’t seen a significant change in my symptoms. I’m tired of being tired, of being depressed, and just all together not feeling like myself. I just want my life back!
|Just sending out a quick hug to everyone. I know the struggle can really wear you down, but there is always a light at the end of the tunnel...you can and will get better...should you fall...we will help you dust yourself off and pick yourself up...You are each and everyone of you worth it...Lots of love to everyone...
|Sending hugs and prayers to you, my fellow Lyme Warriors.... Let us stand strong and united this weekend for Worldwide Lyme Disease Protest day... Let us speak the truth... the ugly, shocking, scary, unbelievable truth... Let us be heard... and Let us be healed. *hugs and prayers* purple
|Hugs to all my fellow Lyme Warriors and Lyme Supporters :)~~~~~~~
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