Hey fellow bow hunter!!!
Sorry to hear about
your Lyme Diagnosis!!
Are we the same person on opposite coasts? Except I'm female. I just turned 43, I'm an ER nurse (well, hopefully will go back soon?), and bow hunt with my husband. I don't know when I was bitten though and never had a rash. I live in Ca. Been hunting here for about
8 years. Hunted in Nevada 2 summers ago and got cryptosporidium real bad from using creek water for showers. Who knows? maybe bitten there too? I have in-laws in central Pa that bow hunt. I need to warn them more about
Anyway, this forum is awesome!! They helped me get info to seek out my diagnosis.
Yes I feel 85 y.o. too!!! It will be a slow going process of feeling better, but it will happen! I've been on meds for about
8 months now. I haven't been working since last August and sometimes I worry that my brain might not get back "critical care" standards. But I have faith that I'll be able to stay in nursing of some sort. I think God is re-defining what area of nursing I should be in. I really feel an obligation to get the medical community updated and serious about
Lyme prevention, early diagnosis and treatment.
The more informed about
Lyme you become, the less frustrating it all is. There's lots of good books out there. Go to the library. I bought some books that I later found there. "Everything you ever needed to know about
Lyme disease", "Chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia & Lyme disease", "Coping with Lyme Disease" 3rd edition, and see the documentary "Under Our Skin". They have a website, underourskin.com. When reading stuff about
Lyme online, make sure it's new material within the last couple of years. Like everything medical, info changes frequently.
Best of luck to you and God bless- Lisa
ps - think about
maybe getting your family tested? IGenX lab tests are good.
7/4/08 IGenX LD positive,gluten sensitivity,low magn, low WBC's,+yeast/bacteria/tapeworm/roundworm, EBV,HHV,CMV,Parvo,
7/25/08 started on Biaxin
9/08 IGenX co-infections neg, but probable Bart, Bab, Erhl
11/08 Biaxin,Plaquenil,Cipro, Artemisinin,3 probiotics,Transfer Immune, Bcomplex,MultiVit,omega3,magnesium,
1/29/09 Added: Rifampin 600mg- Ehrl, Lomatium 15dropsBID-parvo, andrographis 15dropsBID (super yuck!)-LD, Alinia-cryptosporidium.