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achievinggrace
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   Posted 2/23/2010 2:06 PM (GMT -7)   
So yesterday my doc said, "It won't be long now before Lyme disease is just something you discuss at the dinner table. You know, something like, 'Oh yes, I had Lyme disease, but that's all over now.'"

Can't wait!

star73
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   Posted 2/23/2010 2:26 PM (GMT -7)   
hey thats great! have you started treatment yet?

achievinggrace
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   Posted 2/23/2010 2:29 PM (GMT -7)   
Oh, I've been being treated for 19 months now. It's been a hard slog, but I'm seeing the end of the tunnel.

bucci
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   Posted 2/23/2010 2:42 PM (GMT -7)   
wow that is great!

achievinggrace...what antibiotics have you taken? are you treating bartonella also?
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achievinggrace
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   Posted 2/23/2010 5:08 PM (GMT -7)   
I tested positive for Ehrlichia, though I had a lot of symptoms of bartonella as well.

You know, I have forgotten a lot of my treatment....
This is an incomplete list of the antibiotics used:
Doxycycline (had to quit because of allergy) Zithromax, Rifampin, Malarone, Clarythromycin, Mepron, Flagyl. Also took Artemisinin for a long time.

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   Posted 2/24/2010 8:11 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Achievinggrace,
What do you think your doc meant by that? Does he think there is a 'cure' just around the corner, or a vaccine that will work this time?

I'm glad to hear that you can now see the end of the tunnel!!!!
It's been said:LD patients can be as ill as people w/ congest. heart failure & in as much pain as post-op patients.


achievinggrace
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   Posted 2/24/2010 10:27 AM (GMT -7)   
He means I'm getting to the end of my treatment. Sorry, I wish it was some magic cure for everybody.

bucci
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   Posted 2/24/2010 11:43 AM (GMT -7)   
achieving grace. did you get treatment right after bite or much later?
hep c , lyme
Dad has lyme


achievinggrace
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   Posted 2/24/2010 7:24 PM (GMT -7)   
I was bitten in 1984, was treated inadequately in 1990 and 1991, continued to have symptoms then was bitten again in August 2007. Started treatment in May 2008.

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   Posted 2/24/2010 10:29 PM (GMT -7)   
Wow! That is so exciting! I can't wait until it's something I can talk about too!

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   Posted 2/25/2010 8:27 AM (GMT -7)   
Wow!!! Achievinggrace!!!!!
How exciting!!! I do hope you are feeling MUCH better!!!! Congratulations!!!!
It's been said:LD patients can be as ill as people w/ congest. heart failure & in as much pain as post-op patients.

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