Posted 5/18/2011 5:09 PM (GMT -7)
I actually started showing MAJOR symptoms in 2005 so figured that was when I contracted lyme. However, after attending a lyme forum, I saw a picture of a lyme infestation on a lower leg. I remember the month my father in law passed away, May 2000 that I broke out in what I thought was poison ivy but remember emailing my brotherinlaw asking him what rash came out in black tipped rash. My father-in-law died later that month and I remember getting sick right after, attributing it to stress. So I always wonder if this is actually when I first contracted lyme and/or its coinfections. I went though night sweats and no sleep after 9/11/01 and attributed it to stress of that event. Someone told me that you usually have it much longer than you think you do.
Lyme, HME, HGE, bartonella. 4 years undiagnosed despite 10 drs.
Current meds: roxythyroxine, bactrim, doryx, amanatadine, neurontin, xanax, cymbalta Prior meds: amox, minocycline, tetracy, doxy. IV refused by ins. Supplements: potassium, boluke, alpha lipoic acid, AG immune, magnesium, milk thistle, garlic, grapefruit seed extract, resistant microbes, coq10, fish oil, baby aspirin