Hi Cajun Girl!
I'll try to recap my situation as briefly as possible. I was on about 30 supplements. I was infected as a teenager and did not know it until I had steroid injections in my back and became completely ill. This is when I suspected LD. I found healing well and Igenex in 2007 and tested positive for LD, Erlichia, and Dr C highly suspected Bart. I have three teenage daughter and passed the Lyme to them while pregnant. All four of us were on PICC lines at one time. My oldest and youngest did 6 weeks of Rocephin, Flagyl, and Zith (if I remember correctly) with no probs. My middle daughter had been infected twice and had a l lot of problems. She still has some joint pain but is good for the most part. We had a lot of issues with her being allergic to meds. She also has MVP either from the LD or Babesia.
My treatment started with Doxy, then when I found Dr C he put me on IV Rocephin, Flagyl & Zith. I got to the point very quickly where I could not even walk more than a few feet. The treatment was working but, In Dec of 2008 I was one of the unlucky individuals to get the tainted heparin which caused a severe blood infection called Serratia Marcescens. They had to completely stop my LD treatment and get the blood infection cleared to save my life. It also caused problems with my heart. The Lyme came back with a vengeance in just three short weeks and when I restarted treatment I had become allergic to Rocephin. I had to take another break until they finally got me on the Vanco. I finished in July 2008. My immune system got better, my adrenal glands started functioning again, and my heart issues resolved. I have been in pretty good shape other than aches and pains but my pain mgmt routine had that under control.
I am considering herbs and there is a health store with a Rife Machine right here in Destin. I open to all possibilities but I am definitely going to go see Dr C. My experience in the past is that this gets real bad real quick. A few weeks ago I was cleaning carpet. The weekend before last I was cleaning the garage. Last weekend I could barely move and when I did I wanted to cry.
I fully expect that another brief round of treatment and supplements, etc. will get me right back on track. I think I just need a "tune up"....LOL
Infected in 1988. DX w/Lyme, HGE, Bartonella 2007. Successfully treated 2007-2008 w/Vanco, Flagyl, Zith....etc, herniated L5/S1
Relapse 3/2010-Currently on Percocet, Soma, Clonazepam, MSContin for severe flares. Awaiting appt w/Dr C in Tampa for next round