Well, I completed 28 days of doxy, and I've seen the ID MD...(maybe this weekend I will post that humorous story!)... and...
I'm just soooooo disappointed that I don't feel more improvement! Since I got my NLLMD to double my RX 1/2 way through; I was hoping that would do the trick. I have read here that doxy can increase symptoms temporarily so I didn't worry too much about how I felt (pretty bad) while I was on it. (I know so many of you have been off and on abx for years, I don't mean to be a whiner...)
I just wanted to believe that I would be one of those folks the NLLMD's talk about who just take their abx and go back to normal! I'm wondering are there really people who are that fortunate? Why do some people get better fairly rapidly with abx and some do not?
Night before last I made the mistake of drinking a rather large glass of red wine (first in 30 days) and the next morning I felt like I had drank a case...throwing up bile, unbelievable headache. Along with the daily body aches and joint pain that are becoming the new normal. So I think it's time for me to look for a WA state LLMD or nautropath who has worked with lyme - anybody got suggestions???
I go back to see Dr. "You are A Healthy Person and You'd Had More Than The Standard Dosage, bla bla" (The IDMD) Monday. I really want to stand up to him, not because I think I'm going to change his mind, but for my own self-esteem.
I'm starting to have a hard time getting out of bed some mornings, and it's taking all the self discipline I have to go to work - I'm fortunate to only work part time out of the home so I rest on the days that I'm home. I believe in my body's ability to heal, but in this moment I'm hurting and scared.