Success Stories?

New Topic Post Reply Printable Version
[ << Previous Thread | Next Thread >> ]

icomputered
Regular Member


Date Joined Apr 2012
Total Posts : 53
   Posted 7/22/2012 3:10 PM (GMT -6)   
Does anyone have any Lyme success stories to improve our spirits? I think that knowing that it's possible to fight this is incredibly beneficial when it comes to treating Lyme.

bars
Regular Member


Date Joined Apr 2012
Total Posts : 89
   Posted 7/22/2012 8:23 PM (GMT -6)   
Good question.. I agree.. I just found out I have lyme july 2012. On doxyclcine and prozac, The antibodies seem to be helping. I am pain free the last couple of days. I am also soaking my feet in E-salt to help detox. I will be curious to see how I feel once I am off the doxy. Best of luck to you..

You do have to wonder why Lyme is so hard to find. I was told Fibro, MS, borderline lupus, you name it crazy in the head.. lets not forget that one.. LOL

springsjean
Forum Moderator


Date Joined Mar 2009
Total Posts : 2044
   Posted 7/22/2012 8:57 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi and great idea to post success stories. I have been on this board since 2006 when I first came down with horrible symptoms, although I believe I was probably bit in 2000. I am feeling great these days. After knowing something was very wrong and being ignored by my doctors, I finally found a woman endocrinologist in October 2008 who agreed something was wrong. After she ran many tests and kept insisting on lyme, I went back to my gp and obtained a copy of my lyme test performed in June 2006 which although negative, showed significant bands present. I started treatment in April 2009 with first LLMD, changed to infectious disease dr. (big mistake and waste of time and money) and have been with my current LLMD since May 2010. I was on antibiotics a total of almost 3 years (but part of the time was while treating with ID and he didn't have a clue.) I still take many supplements and have curtailed my lifestyle to greatly reduce stress.

Anyway, I have been off antibiotics since January. Other than some lingering symptoms here and there, I overall feel fantastic. My mind is clear, my attitude is grateful and happy, energy level great, I sleep at night, and once again enjoy going to work each day. I have learned to live and love each and every moment with my family which is keeping me mighty busy.

(BTW my husband and son who were also diagnosed are also doing well and feeling great).
Co-Moderator
Lyme, HME, HGE, bartonella. 4+ years undiag. despite 10 drs.
Current meds: neurontin, cymbalta Prior meds: roxy, bactrim, doryx, amantadine, amox, minocycline, tetracy. IV refused by ins. Supplements: boluoke, alpha lipoic acid, AG immune, magnesium, milk thistle, resistant microbes, grapefruit seed ext.

WisconsinGardener
Regular Member


Date Joined Jun 2012
Total Posts : 102
   Posted 7/23/2012 7:36 AM (GMT -6)   
When you say your mind is clear, what was it like at the worst? Did it stay bad for most of the treatment and then finally get better at the end? Or did it gradually get better as your treatment progressed?

springsjean
Forum Moderator


Date Joined Mar 2009
Total Posts : 2044
   Posted 7/23/2012 9:10 AM (GMT -6)   
I had major psychiatric symptoms - paranoia, severe anxiety, depression but also I was unable to concentrate at work or think clearly.  It was like my mind was in a state of confusion and angst all the time.  That is probably the most improvement I have seen - I am 100% back to my normal self as far as thinking and concentration and rationalizing. 
 
I would say it improved gradually through treatment. 
Co-Moderator
Lyme, HME, HGE, bartonella. 4+ years undiag. despite 10 drs.
Current meds: neurontin, cymbalta Prior meds: roxy, bactrim, doryx, amantadine, amox, minocycline, tetracy. IV refused by ins. Supplements: boluoke, alpha lipoic acid, AG immune, magnesium, milk thistle, resistant microbes, grapefruit seed ext.

bars
Regular Member


Date Joined Apr 2012
Total Posts : 89
   Posted 7/23/2012 11:28 PM (GMT -6)   
anxiety is bad for me.. i find it hard to drive. Somedays even hard to leave the house. have been this way for awhile and did not know why. Lyme I guess.. ? treating for it now with doxi amantadine and prozac. Hope to move on to happier mind set.. thanks for sharing springsjean.

springsjean
Forum Moderator


Date Joined Mar 2009
Total Posts : 2044
   Posted 7/24/2012 6:11 AM (GMT -6)   
Bars, so sorry to hear. I was always a nervous shy type person but lyme nearly sent me over the edge. It was just horrible. I remember shaking terribly and being afraid to go out in public. In the beginning I was using Rescue Remedy which I remember I would take while driving from work to pick up my son at school because I didn't want to get out of the car and have to talk to anyone. After being diagnosed, I switched to xanax which helped tremendously. I was lucky though and had no problem tapering off and stopping and haven't had to take in well over a year now.

I never ever imagined that this was how some people live their lives. Lyme certainly opens your eyes to a lot of things.

Has your doctor mentioned bactrim? It was part of my regime and I believe a big help.

hope todays a good day for you. Don't forget deep breathing exercises - they really help with anxiety.
Co-Moderator
Lyme, HME, HGE, bartonella. 4+ years undiag. despite 10 drs.
Current meds: neurontin, cymbalta Prior meds: roxy, bactrim, doryx, amantadine, amox, minocycline, tetracy. IV refused by ins. Supplements: boluoke, alpha lipoic acid, AG immune, magnesium, milk thistle, resistant microbes, grapefruit seed ext.
New Topic Post Reply Printable Version
Forum Information
Currently it is Wednesday, August 27, 2014 3:56 PM (GMT -6)
There are a total of 2,202,411 posts in 245,155 threads.
View Active Threads


Who's Online
This forum has 155103 registered members. Please welcome our newest member, Jephrey74.
466 Guest(s), 22 Registered Member(s) are currently online.  Details
Jacksmum, Colita, skyeblue74, garylouisville, Roxie60, Serenity Now, AZ9999, Merrida, letthepeoplesing, getting by, cilly, AML94, Dubaideb, Techman101, gtothep82, Dr-A, AubreyBear, Traveler, quincy17, Myself 09, _Marine_, iPoop


Follow HealingWell.com on Facebook  Follow HealingWell.com on Twitter  Follow HealingWell.com on Pinterest  Follow HealingWell.com on YouTube
Advertisement
Advertisement

©1996-2014 HealingWell.com LLC  All rights reserved.

Advertise | Privacy Policy & Disclaimer