Posted 2/13/2010 9:38 AM (GMT -7)
I feel your pain. I have chronic lyme too. I actually beat it years ago and got 100% well, but relapsed about 6 months to a year after having my daughter (she will be 2 on March 1st). I noticed my symptoms slowly coming back as my body returned to normal after having my baby, but now I am doing a lot worse and have some days that are really bad. We thought we were pregnant again but it didn't take and now my symptoms have been even worse since. It is so difficult to take care of a toddler when you feel like hell. I don't work. I am a full time stay at home mom, but my husband works a lot of hours so I feel like a single mother most of the time and it is a lot to do when you are healthy, never mind when you are sick. I am lucky to have family close by so they help out as much as possible, but I too, am at a stand still. I have tried to go back on abx a few times, but they just don't work for me anymore. They did get me well the first time. I was on them for 2 1/2 years and it was awful, but somehow they started working and in combination with exercise I got well. I never thought I would be in this boat again dealing with all these issues after getting well. I am not on treatment as of now and continue to get worse these past weeks, but I do try to exercise as often as I can and I use an infared suana as often as I can as well as do detox baths 3 times a week, but I am not sure how much they are doing for me at this point in time. I know how badly I want to be 100% well again not only for me this time, but for my daughter who deserves to have a healthy mother that can do all the fun things she wants to do. It's very sad and depressing to watch her grow up so fast and not be albe to do all I want for her. It's a lot of stress which doesn't help matters any. I plan to take a natural approach to getting well this time. If I find anything that starts to work for me I will let you know.