NURSE GARY said...
It's good that you are being tested. If ANY part of the LD test comes back positive, please see a Lyme literate doctor asap. The LLDr. will probably test you using the lab Igenex (unless that's where your getting your first test already).... anyway, sounds a lot like LD to me. I was mis-diagnosed as having severe "break-through" depression which meant I was soooo depressed that my anti-depressant was no longer working.... yeah right. I WAS depressed... my entire life had been ripped out from underneath me for 13 mos. straight before I stumbled across a list of LD symptoms and realized I had almost all of them... plus a few more (not on the list - haha), and asked to be tested... it came back "positive". I remember about a week before I got my test results that I actually yelled at my psychiatrist "I want an entire MRI of my body and brain because there is something PHYSICALLY wrong with me!" Her response?... "Well. I did have a patient once that had a brain tumor."
Then, after testing positive, it took me another 4 mos. to find a dr. who believed the test results and would treat me. Man was I pizsed off when I was givin a prescription for Doxycicline..... I remember saying, "17 mos. pf pure he11 for a bottle of antibiotics?????" I had no idea that I had just begun the LD journey even though I had already been sick for a year and a half.
I really had no clue what I was in for.... and I was too sick to do any research and I couldn't look at a computer without getting nauseous (I couldn't take the light emitting from the screen).... and now it's 8 years later and I'm still doing this merry-go-round. I have been able to tolerate the computer again just in the past year or so.
But, enough about me. Please get tested. Even if you test negative the first time you still may want to see a LLDr.
Hope this helps.
We'll get through today - Jennifer
06/00- The beginning, 08/01-LD positive, 10/01- Igenex and CDC LD positive, 10/02-LD positive, 11/03-LD positive, 10/07-Bartonella positive, CD57=3, 08/25/08 - 10 weeks of IV Rocephin, my first visit to a Pain Mgmt. dr. - she was non-judgemental and will not prescribe me any "opiates" which in the end, is probably a good thing. Current Rx's 11/12/08: Wellbutrin 300mg, Paxil 60mg, Xanax 5mg, Rozerem 8mg, Darvocet, Acidophilus, Rifampin 600mg, Levaquin 500mg, Lyrica 150 to 300mg,
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