I was treated for Lyme back in Sept. for 4 weeks Amoxicillin 3x/day. I felt better towards the end of the treatment and have been doing okay but 2 weeks ago my neck started hurting bad and had a headache that lasted for a week. Within the past couple of days I have started sweating at night again, I feel like I have hypoglycemia because in the mornings I am weak with blurried vision and don't feel better until I drink OJ., and insomnia has started also. I called my primary doc and she referred me to an Infectious Disease Specialist. I know a lot of people here have LLMD but I'm unsure if they are covered by insurance. I'm a single parent and can't handle anything out of pocket.
Initially my doc prescribed Doxy for me but after the 1st two days since my reaction was extreme tiredness which I later figured out may have been a herx reaction. Should I go ahead and start taking the Doxy again while I wait to get my referral cleared for the Specialist? I feel so out of control as far as my health goes and don't know the right path to getting better.
Last question....I have read how people are taking long-term antibiotics. Is this safe? I developed a yeast infection and had vaginal dryness for awhile after stopping the meds. What can happen if you're on meds for even longer?