I have been getting progressively sicker for almost 6 years. I have been to 15 doctors, had countless tests done, and no one ever had an answer for me! Finally, 2 weeks ago, I went to a Lyme specialist, at the urging of my mom.
For the FIRST time, my multitude of symptoms not only made sense, but were all related. I have started on supplements to boost my immune system, am getting several tests (CTs and MRIs as well as blood tests), before my treatment begins in a few weeks.
I have a few questions:
1 – Does anyone else have horrible food cravings (especially carbs and sweets)? I think about food constantly and always need to have something to munch on. It has taken over my life! Also, my digestive system has gotten so bad (that is my main symptom), that I can hardly eat anything anymore – Will this ever get better? I am afraid I will have to survive on rice and veggies for the rest of my life…
2 – Does Lyme cause cavities and tooth pain? I had never had a cavity until I was 19 (about 2 years after I got Lyme), and have had several since then.
3 – How bad is the herxheimer reaction? I have heard stories that it is awful, and I would just like to know what to expect.