Hello -- just want to tell you all I'm still reading as many of your posts as I can, and my thoughts and prayers are still going out to everyone, I just haven't been able to respond -- been ill (tho still not as sick as most of you!) and have had very little time. So I won't blame anyone for not responding here. I do want to say that I am deeply and sincerely sorry for the serious issues many of you are dealing with and my prayers are with you.
Anyway, I've had a dental emergency and had oral surgery this morning. (and the surgeon was ruthless). He gave me 21 500 mg pills of amox. Note: I did not appear to have an infection, I believe he was covering his butt for all the mutilation and the fact that he neglected to call the pharmacy for my pre-med, which I need for mitral valve prolapse.
Question: is there by any chance anything useful I can do w/ this? Does Lyme react at all to Amox and do I have enough to try to cause a herx, simply for the purpose of aiding in my diagnosis? (will see LLMD the week after next)
And/OR: I have read in a couple of pieces that taking abx for a short period and then stopping, can aid in a positive WB test, if the person has Lyme. I have also read you MUST be abx free before a WB test. Which is more apt to be correct?
Any chance that if I take this according to the directions, for a week and then am done, that it will help or hinder an accurate test?
Lyme in NC in 1971? Suspect TBI: Fully engorged tick followed by high fever and tonsillitis. Follwed by , lumps on neck, chronic tonsillits w/ constant low grade to recurring high (104) fevers, severe unexplained neck stiffness and acute neck pain. Followed by tonsillectomy, urinary tract infections, miscarriage, appendicitis while pregant, chronic severe back pain. Followed by depression, mild anxiety, mitral valve prolapse, and hypglycemia. Was this a TBI??
Bit again couple of times, lyme suspect bite Mother's Day 2007. Bite, symptoms, lyme specific antibodies on the most lyme specific band of all = 39 IgG. Still awaiting appt w/ LLMD.