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silly sheep
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   Posted 3/20/2017 12:39 PM (GMT -6)   
Well, it has been way too long since I was last on this forum! I see there are a whole new bunch of really friendly 'faces' here to whom I would like to say hi, and it is nice to see some of the 'oldies' are still here doing the fantastic job they do smile

So I am back for a few reasons, mostly cos I miss you guys, but also as a bit of an update - hopefully a little hope for the newer folks here - and also because I am conducting my own 'research' and will maybe looking for a little advice....

Good news first - I have made some FANTASTIC progress while I have been AWOL. I am please to report that I have rid myself of most of my nasty symptoms one way or another (of which there were many...oh, so many, lol) I feel I really ought to compile a list of before and now, just so that folks who are suffering badly can see just what can happen smile I have recently had a few return, but that I put down to one MASSIVE change in my life...

....I had a baby in December!! After 16 years in a relationship never planning on having kids and despite precautions against conceiving (especially with having Lyme) I discovered I was pregnant last April. Oh, what fun that turned out to be (don't get me started, lol) and of course it meant a significant adjustment to my treatment, I am overjoyed to have a (so far) very healthy and currently thriving little man despite the lyme smile

I don't want to turn this into one of my 'book length' posts, lol, but I did just want to 'touch base' here and I do so miss this place. I don't have internet access at home, so it has been a little tricky to stay connected the past few months (oh, jeez, it is nearly a year - arrgghh!!) but I am visiting my mum in the UK at the moment where civilisation means the internet is on tap 24/7, so I hope to be around for a short while at least. And this is my pledge to get out of my own house more often, now that I am able to, and touch base here more often than once in a blue moon, lol!! (Oh, no, don't mention those, I loathe those moons, LOL!!!)

Anyway a great big 'HELLOOO' to you all and hope everyone here finds the comfort, support and answers to their questions just as I did, and a great big 'THANK YOU' to those here who pulled me through - you know who you are and you know I can't thank you enough smile smile

PeteZa
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   Posted 3/20/2017 12:45 PM (GMT -6)   
Silly Sheep this is such fantastic news!!

Congratulations on your new life in your home.

What a joyful time!!!!

So very glad you are doing well.

Hugs!
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Failures are useful because they tell what not to do next time

gosh, then they aren't really failures.... just lessons.

Traveler
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   Posted 3/20/2017 12:48 PM (GMT -6)   
Oh YAY, Silly Sheep!! I was soooo hoping that you would mention your little one!! And let me tell you, that little one is adorable!!! And what a beautiful gift you now have!! And what wonderful news that he is healthy and happy!!! turn

I'm thrilled to hear that not only have you had such improvements, but that we will have you back here again - as you can anyway! I've missed you and your goofy moods!! smilewinkgrin
Herb only treatment for Lyme & Bart ended 12/11 - no active symptoms for 2 yrs -Herb only treatment for Babesia ended 12/12
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Had Lyme, Bart, Babs, RMSF, Ehrlichia, Myco, Anaplasmosis, EBV
New Lyme case 8/2014 - Healed 1/31/15 - unknowingly had Asymptomatic Babs and Asymptomatic Bart, being treated now though (2/2016)

summer16
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   Posted 3/20/2017 12:48 PM (GMT -6)   
Congratulations on your baby boy. It's great to see you posting. Wishing your healing gets back on track.

Patty
toxic effects from 2 doses of Levaquin in 2008.....Xanax for 4 monrhs in 2008 (horrific withdrawal effects)......CDC positive for Lyme's in 2009 (prescribed 200 mg daily of doxycycline for 2 months........extreme fatigue, anxiety, decreased cognition, etc. and was becoming worse in 2012......tested for Lyme's through Igenix and was CDC positive.....treatment started 9/2012

Girlie
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   Posted 3/20/2017 12:50 PM (GMT -6)   
Congratulations, Silly Sheep! What wonderful news - the healing you've done, and of course the new 'little man' in your life.

Thank you for coming back to share this news with us!!
Moderator, Lyme Forum
Symp started April/2013; Buhner's Lyme May 15-July24/14; Igenex pos. July 3/14
Doxy: July 4-Aug.24/14;Zithro July26-Aug24/14; Amox + Proben. Aug. 29/14;
added biaxin Sept. 26/14
Disc. amox,added Ceftin Nov. 20th.;
Disc. biaxin added Buhner bart herbs Dec/14;Jan/15 pulsing Tinda (w/ Ceftin);
Abx/herb break Apr-July/15; July-mino; Aug. added Rif;
Nov./15 mino - to biaxi

jrpsf
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   Posted 3/20/2017 3:16 PM (GMT -6)   
This is surely the best post ever! Congratulations on your new baby boy! That's fantastic.

julymorning
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   Posted 3/20/2017 3:16 PM (GMT -6)   
Silly Sheep, we don't know each other, but I want to say Hi, and congrats on your baby boy.

Thank you for your other posts earlier today. So nice to hear from a member that has improved and doing well.

goshawk
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   Posted 3/20/2017 5:05 PM (GMT -6)   
Hello Silly Sheep,

I am one of the newer ones here. I just want to say thanks so much for coming back and sharing how you are doing.

It means a lot to have others that have been successful return and share the good news .

Also enjoy your little one, that is wonderful news, children are such a precious gift.

smile Take care, Jo

bluelyme
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   Posted 3/20/2017 5:27 PM (GMT -6)   
Ss welcome back ...
Jc did you test him via umbilical cord or urine for borrelia?

silly sheep
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   Posted 3/21/2017 2:13 AM (GMT -6)   
Thank you guys, you know I would never have gotten where I am at without this place and the fab peeps here!!

I didn't have his blood tested at birth for a number of reasons, the biggest being the ol' stumbling block of the 'but we don't have lyme disease here' statement by the docs. I can't have it, he certainly can't have it, lol!! I live in Greece and the wee man was born there, and although that is where I was bitten and contracted lyme and co I had to return to the UK for a diagnosis and initial treatment.

The healthcare in Greece is amazing generally, my o/b consultant was great in every other respect but even though he conceded I had had lyme I had had treatment he was sure it couldn't be passed on. But he was the best on the island and did decide that he would do two weekly scans and more blood tests than I care to remember just to stop me nagging him, lol!!

The docs here would do their 'in house' lyme test but since they have 'never had a positive result' (mine came back neg from them even after an EM rash) that it was pointless in my opinion. There is a real difficulty at the moment sending blood samples to the US to igenex as a declaration must be made that the blood is noninfectious, which the docs aren't willing to do as the reason you want to send it is because you think it is. But there's no lyme there....oh, the irony, LOL!!!

I did a LOT of research and sole searching and decided to stay on low doses of herbs and to breast feed while taking them too, so he is in therapy by default. I have found a pediatrition who at least knows what lyme is and realises I have it, has read my DNA analysis from 23andme and is aware of the need to keep an eye out for symptoms and the need to be extra vigilant with vaccines and their scheduling etc.

She wouldn't be able to treat him if he got sick with lyme, but the system is a little different here as you can buy all meds over the counter and I myself have researched and use/.have used herbal therapies and other therapies so my confidence in them is high. Plus I have the lyme doc in the UK who diagnosed and treated me, if I needed her.

I know this wouldn't be everyones approach and it may not be the ideal, but as we well know not a lot is when it comes to lyme sadly. But the optimist in me tells me he is doing just great and that's what concerns me right no. All other bridges can be crossed when we get to them and I am happy that unlike myself he wouldn't go undiagnosed and untreated.

What can you do, other than what you think is your best? That and stay goofy, hey Trav!?! :P

yancync
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   Posted 3/21/2017 5:54 AM (GMT -6)   
Congrats on the birth silly sheep - that is wonderful news.
Parent of 15yo DS w/ CDC+ Lyme test 11/15, late stage Lyme + mycoplasma, bartonella, babesia. Treating with antibiotics/anti-malerials + Vit D, C, Vit B-12 injections, multivit, milk thistle, dandelion, parsley, cilantro, Burbur/Pinella, L acetyl carnitine, charcoal, mag etc.

Website I started: ParentsofLymeKids.com aka Lyme Disease 101 for Parents

pmm73
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   Posted 3/21/2017 7:15 AM (GMT -6)   
Wonderful news!! Congratulations on your little man and on your healing! And thank you for coming back to share with us! You made my day!!
Tick bite in 2010, possibly earlier.
Diagnosed with Lyme 8/2016.
Positive for IgM 41, 38 and IgG 93/83,66, 58, 41, 30

Cefuroxime 500 2x daily 8/16-9/16; Cefdinir 300 2x daily 10/16-11/16;Doxy 100 2x daily 12/16 -1/17; Started Japanese Knotweed 1/17
Also taking: fish oil, AS Gold, Magnesium, Potassium, Dandelion Root, Pinella, Kudzu Root, Milk Thistle

OldSalty
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   Posted 3/21/2017 2:08 PM (GMT -6)   
Wonderful, silly sheep! Do you ever get the idea that we are all living in a Monty Python movie? (if you happen to see Graham, Terry, John or Terry, tell them "HI! Got spam?") Remember that active spirochettes can be detected by microscopy as long as the searcher is diligent. Even Igenex can miss. Keep us posted!
Infected October 2015, diagnosed per lab - RMSF October 2016. EBV, Mycoplasma pneumonia. WB band 41 positive, Babesia positive. Bart symptoms.

Traveler
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   Posted 3/21/2017 2:27 PM (GMT -6)   
"What can you do, other than what you think is your best? That and stay goofy, hey Trav!?! :P"

Always and forever!!! turn Keep that smile going! smilewinkgrin
Herb only treatment for Lyme & Bart ended 12/11 - no active symptoms for 2 yrs -Herb only treatment for Babesia ended 12/12
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Had Lyme, Bart, Babs, RMSF, Ehrlichia, Myco, Anaplasmosis, EBV
New Lyme case 8/2014 - Healed 1/31/15 - unknowingly had Asymptomatic Babs and Asymptomatic Bart, being treated now though (2/2016)

silly sheep
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   Posted 3/21/2017 3:31 PM (GMT -6)   
OldSalty, I would be disappointed to find that I wasn't, lol! The best way to end any dispute is always by pointing out that your mother was a hamster and your father smells of elderberries....or by telling them you already got one. French accent optional ;)

Goofiness rules!!

aloha234
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   Posted 3/21/2017 5:38 PM (GMT -6)   
Congrats on your new bundle of joy, Silly Sheep. Really glad to hear that you and the baby are doing well. It's always so encouraging to hear of progress. Thanks for sharing!

CD3764
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   Posted 3/22/2017 4:12 PM (GMT -6)   
Hello silly sheep!!!

Thanks so much for stopping by! What wonderful news you have to share ;) Enjoy that baby boy!!!

And, congratulations for figuring out how to heal yourself as well as a great plan for your son.
Apr '14 tick bite -only knew to watch for the rash that never developed
Jul '14 tick bite - inadequate abx from PCP
Sept '14 met LLMD - clinical Lyme dx due to Bells Palsy/started abx (CDC positive IgM)
Feb '15 weaned off abx at 90% healed/started full Cowden protocol
Aug '15 still at 90% -started transition to Buhner's full BBB protocols
Aug '16 99% healed - started modified Buhner protocol

silly sheep
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   Posted 3/22/2017 4:39 PM (GMT -6)   
Thank you, guys, it is really great to have good news to share smile It feels wonderful to be able to hopefully pass on some hope to those who are in the throws of the lyme battle. Hell, if I can do it so can others!!

I shall be hanging around as often as I can and will keep you posted on how we are both doing, whether y'all like it or not, LOL!!

You folks all keep up the amazing job you are doing here, you know how much we all appreciate both the mods and everyone who makes this such an fantsatic forum smile

happyjo
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   Posted 3/29/2017 10:03 PM (GMT -6)   
It's been so long since I've been on here, meaning to tune in. And doubly weird, too, as I was just reading some short travel stories of Greece--today's ,was on Rhodes! -And I was thinking of my silly friend silly sheep! WOW-CONGRATS !!! with baby..& getting over so many symptoms!

The shock of birth may wreak some havoc, but as you possess a great deal of wisdom with this hellish thing, you are hopefully ahead of the crowd in conquering. And that sweet lil angel face darling', oozing love will help kick up that immune system!

And stay away from the spam-lol! Darn, now that' stuck in my noggin, Lumberjack next to follow! Spam, Spam, spam, spam...!

At some point I will give updates. But for now, sending love to all! ~jo

silly sheep
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   Posted 3/30/2017 12:11 AM (GMT -6)   
Hey it's happyjo!! How GREAT to see you here!! Thanks for the congrats, we are both doing good smile And yay for the weird universe, lol!

In the meantime, those lumberjack lyrics got a tweeking -

I'm a wee man and I'm OK, I sleep all night and I nap all day
I drink my milk, I stare at stuff, I go to the lavatory,
Now some one change my nappy cos I have done a massive peeee!!

(He thinks that one is real funny, LOL)

Looking forward to your update, hope you aren't too bad my friend, hugs n all from the silly ones =)

Traveler
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   Posted 3/30/2017 8:24 AM (GMT -6)   
Happyjo! It's so nice to see you again! I do hope things are well for you!!!

LOL! Silly Sheep!!! Love that poem!!!
Herb only treatment for Lyme & Bart ended 12/11 - no active symptoms for 2 yrs -Herb only treatment for Babesia ended 12/12
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Had Lyme, Bart, Babs, RMSF, Ehrlichia, Myco, Anaplasmosis, EBV
New Lyme case 8/2014 - Healed 1/31/15 - unknowingly had Asymptomatic Babs and Asymptomatic Bart, being treated now though (2/2016)

LmLyme
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   Posted 3/30/2017 9:51 AM (GMT -6)   
Hello Silly Sheep

I am new around here, but am so so thankful to have found this forum.

From a mother of one son, you will never understand how it is possible to love one person so much!

Thank you for sharing your progress. Glad you are feeling better.

silly sheep
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   Posted 3/30/2017 10:24 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi lnlynn smile I am glad to meet you, welcome to the forum!

It is nice to be able to pop back in with a good tale to tell.

Hoping this forum helps on your road to recovery smile

sebreg
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   Posted 3/30/2017 10:27 AM (GMT -6)   
It's so great hearing from you and hearing all the great news! Congrats on the baby, that is beyond exciting!! and I'm so happy to hear that overall you've been making great strides in your health. These are both such beautiful things!

silly sheep
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   Posted 3/30/2017 11:40 AM (GMT -6)   
Hey sebreg! Thank you so much smile

Hope you are doing OK =)
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