Hi sickof lyme. I think we can all understand your feelings. Your life is not over. You can get better. It can take time though, and it is not an easy process.
How long have you been sick? How long have you been getting treated?
Having co-infections makes the symptoms of all infections more severe and can complicate treatment and progress. Lyme disease can affect multiple systems of the body. It is important to have your immune system function, your thyroid, adrenal, and hormone levels checked. Has your doctor checked these? If you need more information about this, let me know.
It is also important to do everything you can to strengthen your immune system--eat healthy, drink a lot of water, take appropriate supplements, exercise whenever possible, do things to detox.
What meds are you taking? Is your doctor addressing the Babesiosis first? It can be tricky to eradicate in some cases, but it can be done.
It is important to learn as much as you can. Knowledge is power. Two books I recommend are "Everything You Need To Know about Lyme Disease Second Edition? by Karen Vanderhoof-Forschner and "The Lyme Disease Solution" by Kenneth B. Singleton MD.
Tick-borne illnesses are complex and treatment can also be complex. But they can be treated. Learning as much as possible and doing everything you can to help yourself gives you the tools you need. Hang in there okay? You are not alone.
Hey sick of lyme,
You mentioned hearing from those who had lymes and went to recovery. I was biten in 1988, dx in 1993, tx was doxy for 8 years then I was done. Was it easy, as we all know ... NO WAY! But you just do it. To be in tx was so very different then without the chat rooms and support systems.
My lymes had spread into my spinal fluid and messed with my frontal lobe of my brain. After tx began and time wained on, I was able to go through rehab and learn how to read again and slowly started getting my senses back. It took years to recover. Do I look back and say boy I'm glad I went through that, NO. But it's what I was handed and like it or not, I had to give it my best.
Here I am today giving it my best again. 20 years ofter the bite i'm recently dx with babesia, i started my Mepron today. I wanted to reach out to others for their support and learn a thing or 2 while I'm here. There is so little I know about babesia but feel like my lymes info might help me wade through all this muck.
Hang in there, this looks like a great place for support, information and words of encouragement.