I can finally update you all on 2 things some have wondered and complained about
. The first is Heart Affected by Lyme. In July I was told I needed 2 valve replacements. The valves appeared to be damaged from bacteria. I became extremely short of breath with palpitations. This is after treating babesia for 2 years with no shortness of breath. I fought with the insurance company to allow me to get a nuclear stress test for 6 months. They refused to allow it because my lipid panel was good.. I had a treadmill test in September which I was unable to complete due to palps and shortness of breath-they made me stop. Continued to appeal to insurance to no avail. HERE"S THE DIFFERENCE---During the past 4 months I have began treatment for bartonella which I tested negative for but suspected I have it. I now have some palpitations and very little shortness of breath. I had a ultrasound stress test last week which I was able to complete and met with cadiologist today for results. The result is that I do NOT have to have heart surgery for valves thought they have been damaged they no longer seem to be affecting me. The stress test came out fine. I hope this taught the cardiologist a little something about
Lyme. I connected the dots for him and attempted to explain more about
what the antibiotic treatment had done for me he seemed perplexed and puzzled and wants to recheck in 6 months. I am releaved to say the least.
the Pain and tugging under rib cage. I have mine on the left side under my breast. It feels deep inside and not from a muscle. I suspected maybe liver/spleen enlargement. I had an abdominal ultrasound which showed all is fine there as well. So any of you who have this pain just might find out that like most else with lyme and co-infections all tests will show there is nothing wrong that can be detected!!!!!However we cannot ignore symptoms ---just in case. So there is my update. I am much better since adding bartonella treatment to the lyme /babesia mix.
Hope this helps. Blessings
DX. LYME 7 /03 -I believe I 've had it since 1985-
oral doxi, amoxi 6 months. Have been bitten 2x since
Developed many chemical & food sensitivities& Allergies to many Suppliments
Swollen Burning tongue/lips
DX. Babsiosis 4/07 -Malerone 2 wks, Mepron & Azithromax 6 mos.
Probiotics are a MUST
Almost died from 3 doses of Plaquanil 12/07
IV Rocephin began 12/4/07
Bactrim began 1/22/07
Stopped Rocephin 3/04/08
Mepron, Azithrommax, Rafampin 5/29/08
Stopped Rifampin began Bactrim and zithro 6/2/08
stopped Mepron 7 22/08
switched from bactrim to levaquin and had bad reaction to levaquin
began Mepron again till Nov, then began Malerone
began Rifampin and Minocycline
Outstare The Darkness--The Light Will Come!