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ria123
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   Posted 12/4/2008 9:01 AM (GMT -7)   
Hello, I just wanted to ask you a question, I just read one of your post where you said (I stayed on abx for approx. 30 months (2 1/2 years) before I was completely well, but I did get there. Stay with it. I also used exercise to get better once I was strong enough to start and I started very slow and as I got better could do more. )
 
My question is are you cured from your Lyme now and did you have co-infections also.
Thanks,
Maria

Jeminij
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   Posted 12/6/2008 11:58 AM (GMT -7)   
hi there. Well, I hate to use the word "cured" but after being on abx for 2 1/2 years, I would have said I was cured. I felt great, I returned to work full time, I got my own place (I was 27 at this time). Diagnosed at 23 after moving home after college. It didn't happen over night. I was bedridden for the first year and didn't leave the house at all in year 2. By the beginning of year 3 on treatment I really started to feel better and my good days were much more than my bad days and when I eventually stopped the meds, I got even better and then began to start my life. I stayed well for 3 years. I mean really well, but I used exercise to get me well and keep me well. I worked out 6 days a week and I credit that very much to my staying healthy.
 
Now, since then I have had some recurring lyme symptoms. I just had a baby 9 months ago and am having some syptoms come and go still now so that is why I hate to say cured. I am not nor have ever been as bad as I was at that time, but I think because I was so sick and so far into the lyme by the time I was diagnosed, that it may be something that comes and goes forever. I also haven't started exercising since having the baby and was much too sick during my pregnancy to even get out of bed most days so I am very much behind in my exercising routine. I imagine once I start up again on a regular basis, my leftover symptoms will subside as well.
 
But, I wouldn't have gotten better without abx at that time.

ria123
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   Posted 12/8/2008 9:09 AM (GMT -7)   
Jeminij
Thanks for answering. So there is hope that you can get better for awhile at least.
I am seriously thinking about exercising again. Before Lyme I ran 3-4 times a week along with weight training and other activities. Now nothing. I was afraid to exercise because so many people say you herx bad from it. But I think I am going to give it a try. Thanks again.

I hope you make a full 100% recovery this time. And congratulations On having a baby.
God bless.
Maria

Jeminij
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   Posted 12/8/2008 9:44 AM (GMT -7)   
Thank you. Exercise can certainly bring on a herx, but I don't think of that as a bad thing. Of course it sure feels that way when you are in it, but it also means the exercise is working just as abx can bring on a herx, the exercise can act the same way. I would start out slow too and work your way back up. The problem sometimes is that after exercise you may herx and feel awful and not be able to exercise again for another few days. When I first started to exercise, I started out very slow with walking and light weights and worked my way up until I was also running 3 miles a day and then 10+ hours a week at the gym. I was in the best shape of my life and felt the best I ever had post lyme and I hope to get back to that level again. At least I know I can and yes, you can get well from lyme if you stick with it. But I would use exercise in combo with treatment as well. Exercise alone likely won't work.

ria123
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   Posted 12/8/2008 10:29 AM (GMT -7)   
Jeminij
Yes thats exactly what I am going to do. I will go slow but at least I will be doing something instead of nothing at all. And I will continue my treatment until I am well that is something I said to myself from the begining I wont stop treatment until it is gone.
Thanks again

Jeminij
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   Posted 12/9/2008 10:01 AM (GMT -7)   
Agreed. Don't stop until it is gone and you will get well. Exercising will def. help but keep the meds going too until you feel well for a good 2 months.
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