Welcome to our forum!!! I am so sorry that you have a need to be here, but I am sure glad you found us!!! I'm sure that you will find that we are a caring and helpful bunch of people, and we really can understand what you are living with - because almost always, you will find someone else here trying to deal with the same symptoms.
I actually have had the opposite problem - until a recent bone density test told me that my ostoepenia had actually reversed. I do deal with adrenal fatigue & have started a Homeopathic treatment for it just a few weeks ago.
Doxy is actually a good abx to start on if your tick bite was recent. Here is a link for info about
Doxy from the thread at the top of this forum "New to Lyme? Start here" - www.ehow.com/how_2165217_avoid-doxycycline-side-effects.html
It would be very beneficial for you to read through that thread I mentioned - it's stuffed full of some good info!!
Are you seeing a Lyme Literate MD (LLMD)??? This will be the biggest help you can give yourself! Trying to educate a doc (especially an unwilling doc) is not something that is easy to do while you yourself need treatment.
The next thing I would heartily suggest is to read all that you can get your hands on about
these tick-borne illnesses. As many have found out, we need to be our own health advocates!!
Oop- also be sure to get a copy of all
of your tests for your own records!! Take pictures of all rashes -include something like a penny or a dime so that whoever looks at those photos will have an understanding of the size of the rash.
I do hope this helps some!
Hang in there!!
May you find peace along your journey to health.
Blessed are we who can laugh at ourselves, for we will never cease to be amused!!!! :)
May we all find peace along the journey to find healing.
"Absence of proof is not proof of absence" - Dr. Edwin Masters, great LLMD & researcher -RIP