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   Posted 8/25/2009 8:21 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi all,

Luckily I got on top of my Lyme pretty quickly--within three weeks of the bite. I didn't have a Lyme test done but based on the rash I had plus symptoms, my doc put me on Doxycycline.

Five days into my meds (she gave me a month's worth) I am SO much better! Like halfway better or more.

I know it's always possible I won't kick it, but it's just as possible that I will and I am hopeful and happy! In general I have a good immune system, I exercise and eat right, plus I am very small so maybe the meds will be more powerful inside me.

Anyway, I will keep you updated but for now I am just SO relieved.

Also, I would love any suggestions about things I can do to help the meds work better, like certain supplements etc.!

Many thanks!

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   Posted 8/25/2009 8:30 PM (GMT -7)   
SO glad you are feeling better! I would take the meds for more than a month. I started on Doxy the day I found the tick and the regular dr had me on it for 3 weeks. Felt great! Two months later, I could barely walk. LLMD said I should have been on the Doxy for 6 weeks minimum.

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   Posted 8/25/2009 10:50 PM (GMT -7)   
It's so great to hear that you are feeling better.
**You never know how STRONG you are....until being STRONG is the ONLY choice you have**

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sophie 66
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   Posted 8/26/2009 4:04 AM (GMT -7)   
Good for you! It's very encouraging to hear a success story! I hope you continue to improve!

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   Posted 8/26/2009 9:55 AM (GMT -7)   
I am really happy for you but need to extend a word of caution. Lyme cycles. In the beginning it is common to go into remission and then relapse. It has a 28 day reproduction cycle so you should never quit the abx until you have experienced at least two months being completely symptom free. That means the minimum amount of time you are on doxy should be two months. I often felt well, only to relapse. I did not know I was sick with Lyme and thought I had different illnesses. Even after you have done the abx you should follow up with herbs to be on the safe side. Herbs will keep your immune system peaked to help fight off whatever bacteria was lurking in your body in a cyst state waiting to become active months later. I take 375 mg TOA free Cat's claw and 350mg grapefruit seed extract 4 times a day. Honestly, to avoid the possibility of becoming sick again, I would take these herbs for at least six months, cutting back only when you are feeling totally fine every single day of the month.

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   Posted 8/26/2009 5:25 PM (GMT -7)   
Get those big huge supplements packets that has a ton of stuff in them. Get on really big doses of vit C.
Add colidal silver asap.
Fantastic...do anything and take everthing that you can stomach to build up your immube system. And take them twice a day.
You will need more than the average person.

Kiss My Lyme
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   Posted 8/27/2009 11:37 AM (GMT -7)   
ditto nefferdun!!!!!

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   Posted 8/27/2009 5:57 PM (GMT -7)   
Great! Good for you. Keep exercising. Eating right. Toss in some cat's claw. You'll be fine. Good for you.
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   Posted 8/27/2009 6:51 PM (GMT -7)   
glad you are doing well and I don't want to sound like a downer but I'm on my fourth round of abx and after each time I felt better but, it didn't last..I hope your story ends better.
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