I have been recovering since being diagnosed with Lyme for 3 months. I was very sick for five months before I was diagnosed and felt like I was dying. I had 85% of the symptoms on most lists you find when you research - a list too long to repeat here, but I wanted to add a few other symptoms to help other women with Lyme. I had horrible breast pain, so bad that I couldn't even stand to hug my friends and family. I have only seen one list of symptoms that stated breast pain. Just in case other women are dealing with this issue, I wanted to share my story. Also had pelvic pain, digestive problems so great that after I ate anything I could hear and feel every bit of digestion for hours. In the morning I would also wake up from the sounds of my stomach churning. I was eating very good, healthy food, but it didn't seem to help. I also lost weight no matter what I ate. The panic attacks I had at night left me afraid to sleep, it was terrible.
After being diagnosed, I did the antibiotics for 1 month. I was feeling better but was totally exhausted everyday by 3,4, or at the latest 5pm. Once I thought I couldn't make it home without passing out... And then, after a month, I switched to Cat's Claw. I dosed up slowly from one drop 3X daily to 2, 3, 4... Almost immediately I felt my symptoms disappear. Today I have only two symptoms remaining: pain in my fingers and occasional pain in my neck. I must add that I have also found a fantastic non-force chiropractor and seen him 6 times, as well as 8 sessions of acupuncture. I'm not sure if the acupuncture helped me much, but want to let you know exactly what I did. I am feeling so great now and am almost back to lifting the amount of weight at the gym as I did before I got sick. My workouts (been a body builder for 4 years), are better and better EVERY day.
I hope this may help someone, so many times people forget to post the positive.