I too am so sorry that you and your husband are having to deal with this! As Summer3 has hinted at, there is no clear answers to many of the questions surrounding Lyme treatment, and how long one must continue to treat.
If you can get him to come on here - just to read even - it could
help some. I would like to suggest to you that you take a look at another site as well as sticking around here to ask questions - it's called Lyme Spouse (www.lymespouse.org/
, and was set up to help those that have a loved one who has Lyme understand a bit better what they may be going through. Of course we can help as well, with you being able to talk directly to other Lyme patients.
Speaking of that, good for you for joining here to ask some questions!! You are quite dedicated to your husband and his health! I do hope that we can be of great help to you and your husband!
I would suggest that you read through our "New to Lyme? Start here!" thread that sits at the top of the forum, if you haven't already that is. It's packed with important information, informative links, and things like symptom lists and detoxing instructions.
The symptom lists could prove to be quite useful to you and your hubby right away, as Lyme rarely travels by itself and having a co-infection usually delays healing from Lyme, although some improvement in symptoms can still happen.
As Summer also said sometimes it's just the disease process. I too have a tendency to shut those who live around me out, as I figure they don't want to hear me talking about
my symptoms and the issues I'm having all the time, plus the financial worries of treatment, the impact on my health, and the list just goes on!
If you are noticing any signs of depression, or anxiety, that too can be a part of this disease. The only thing that will end those two things is time in treatment, so it's best to get on medication to help until a person has spent enough time in treatment to resolve them.
Another thing that most don't talk about
is the feeling of being inadequate, of not being able to 'provide' in whatever way one is used to being able to do. It can be pretty overwhelming at times for me. This is when that lovely depression can sneak in, and not leave soon.
Of course, eating a healthy diet, drinking at least 64ounces of water each day, using supplements and staying on top of treatment will all play a huge part of his healing.
Please do feel free to ask more questions! We will do our best to give you a perspective that can only come from those who are battling these diseases!
Treating with Acupuncture, Traditional & Modern Chinese Medicine & Western Herbs. Before tx, I had all but 20 of the symptoms on the "Master Symptom List" for Lyme disease.
"Absence of proof is not
proof of absence" - Dr. Edwin Masters, great LLMD & researcher -RIP
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