Started meds again...oh what a herx!

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Jeminij
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   Posted 11/17/2008 9:30 AM (GMT -6)   
I cannot believe this is happening right now. I have been doing so well off abx and with my new baby by my side enjoying life. Up until about 2 weeks following a bad flu, my lyme came back strong so I decided to start abx again 2 days ago. Whao. I am in the worst herx and I can't even get out of bed today. Thank God I have family to help me with the baby, but even yesterday wasn't like today. I know this all too well (diagnosed in 1999 and on meds for 30 months before I was completely well. Stayed well for 3 years and then relapsed. Back on meds for 12 months. Got better. Got pregnant. On amox. during pregnacy. Great after pregnancy and now 8 months later, another relapse and back on meds). I never expected this to happen and I am really scared because I am usually the one here to help others to tell them you can get well and go back to a normal life. I know because I did it. It took time, but I did it and now I feel like I need the help this time. I can't take care of my daughter right now and I don't know what to do. Do I stay on the meds and feel this horrible or just stop and go back to having some good days and some not so good days. If I continue to go downhill with the medicine, I just don't know how I am going to make it through the long winter to come. I am having such a bad bad day. This might just be the worst possible thing to happen right now. If I didn't have a baby, I could just worry about myself. How do you moms do this when you are so sick. Making a bottle today is like running a marathon.
 
 

hopingToFindCure
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   Posted 11/17/2008 6:58 PM (GMT -6)   
I know someone else who is in this boat and she just sort of does it. She is very sick, but she does it anyway. She has a funny sense of humor about lyme the likes of which i've never seen.

I'd take it easy on yourself. Having a baby is stressful and then to worry about lyme on top of that, well, who wouldn't feel ill.

I wish I had an answer. I don't so I'll just say you are in my prayers.

I would possibly not give up on the antibiotics -- maybe see what six weeks does.

Doctors NEVER address the stress side of this disease.

Jeminij
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   Posted 11/18/2008 10:18 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks. I am feeling a little better today, Thank God, but getting the flu really did me in. I was fine before that and now it seems my symptoms are back and in full force. I know viruses can bring out the lyme or bring on your symptoms, but whoa! I wasn't expecting that since I had been doing well overall. Hopefully this passes soon and I can get back to normal, but I am going to stick with the abx and see if they help again in the long run. I am on Biaxin/plaq which is what "cured" me the first time, but the hard part is being sick and taking care of the baby. It isn't easy to do both and that is the most stressful part.
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