Traveler, I'm sorry, but I'm so overwhelmed after my LLMD visit. (hasn't helped that my car was stolen. I'm hitting bottom right now)
Anyway, I am positive that I did not have thyroid problem before my tick bite -- I was thin and my belly was as flat as it had been for quite awhile. My PCP diagnosed hypothyroidism, px levothyroxin. When I showed that lab to my LLMD he said it did not show any test for Hash. So I dont' know what to think.
I told him I have had no improvement w/ the levo and he said it would take 3-6 mo to experience improvement.
LLMD had asked me to record my temp 3X day and gave me literature on Wilson's, but I did not keep up w/ the temp thing because it was always low, except for a few afternoons and mornings when I had a low grade fever.
At my visit, looking at my labs, he noted babesia, the 3 viruses, low testosterone & adrenals, IGF binding protein, I don't remember what else. That's when I started getting overwhelmed -- all I hoped for was treatment for babs and Lyme. Well, he just started writing out scripts and tests and stuff and told me to work on the Wilson's again. It all felt so disorganized.
And now others here are saying we have to treat the adrenals before treating thyroid and others. I'm sorry, but I am cracking under all of this!
I understand Lyme and Babs can cause all these illnesses and issues. But I just can't go out and start buying and taking a bunch of different stuff like this. I kept asking him, didn't Lyme cause all these issues and he would say 'yes', but that I'd feel much better w/ these scripts. Well, won't I feel much better once my lyme has improved??
Would it be incorrect to say that Lyme causes all the various symptoms that it causes, because of what it does to hormones, immune system, etc, and that is where all these symptoms come from?
I am very interested in your Armour information, much more so than the Wilson's 'protocol', which seems to be just one more 'alternative' illness. Esp because of the improvement you have experienced. Are you saying that your body temp is always low, even w/ the Armour? So don't you still have a problem?
But I do not want to also buy adrenal and testosterone stuff, along w/ thyroid, abx and whatever I choose to try for Babs. And I don't understand why he didn't px for babs, when it's clear that I have it. He just ordered a more expensive test.
I will need a new script for levo pretty soon. I'm hoping to have found another Dr by then, or will at least go back to my PCP. So I am glad to have your info on Armour. That, along w/ abx and supplements are about as far as I care to go, along w/ my depression and anx meds.
Bit 1972: Acute and chronic tonsillitis, UTI, miscarraige, appendicitis, hypoglycemia, chronic neck pain w/ crushed vertibrae, chronic severe back pain, mitral valve prolapse, depression.
Bit Mother's Day 2007: Lyme, Babesia microti, hypothyroidism, EBV, HHV6, Parvovirus B19,, low adrenals &misc other hormones, depression, anxiety, more of the above.
What don't these nasty bugs cause?