Hello to all,
I have not been posting here for close to a year. I will tell my story again for everyone to know.
I was diagnosed with Lyme a little more than a year ago. My first symptoms began 3 years ago with numbness to my legs then burning pain to both legs. Then I began to develop blurred vision and severe headaches. In September of last year I began to have severe muscle pain, weakness and difficulty walking. There are times when I would sleep downstairs at home since I could not climb the stairs. In november a year ago I began to have muscle twitches and weakness. I began to get really scared. Here
I was at 34 with a young family, recently graduated from medical school and we were expecting to add to the stress.
Since chronic Lyme was never taught in school or maybe it's the 5 mins lecture I missed, I had no way of knowing that I was dealing with this problem.
This was the first website I read about chronic lyme. I then went on to test myself and through Igenex found out I was positive. I tried a short course of oral but I kept going downward and needed more intensive treatments. I saw some of the best neurologists in this country they all had a different diagnosis from MS to ALS and form Migraines to fibromyalgia. They all thought that lyme was bogus but did not want to tell me that straight in my face.
In the late winter when I could not walk anymore I began Rocephin, Mepron, Plaquenil and zithromax. I had some herx from hell. There was one time I told my wife I was dying and to let me die in peace. I was laying in bed shaking. I had some scary times.
The summer well sucked as I continued with my treatments. Our little one was born and I had such muscle, joint pain and weakness I could not even enjoy him.
Fast forward a few months to the past 5 weeks now. I can say that I am near normal healthe again. I just went on a 3 miles walk. No more drop foot like I had before. I carried my kids in my arms for part of the walk. I am able once again to care for my house. I am back to all my normal activities and I am living a normal life again. It has been a tough course but I believe I am near normal again.
I am still taking my medications and will continue until I am symptoms free. I want to thank everyone who has prayed for me and my family during those tough times. It really helped our faith.
As a physician I have learned compassion. I try to treat my patient with respect and tenderness.