So basically I found out I had lyme 2 weeks ago and my doctor perscribed me doxycycline 100m, twice a day, for 2 weeks. I had a tick bite on my foot, and I'm pretty sure I got it about
2.5 weeks before I went on meds. My symptoms included waking up with a stiff neck (this happened once), very hot chest and body when sleeping, then my nodes were swollen and I was short of breath, just felt very very weird and confused as well.
My doctor took blood tests and the results came back 'equivicol' for lyme, but I had lyme anitbodies so they asked me if I ever had it before and I said No, but my doctor waited 4 days before giving me meds.. Kind of pissed me off.
My doctor told me when I went on the meds that I would feel a lot worse because my body had to fight the lyme, and then I would feel better.. but that didn't happen. I instantly felt a lot better as soon as I took the medication. So a week or so went by, I still had swollen lymphs and felt the symtoms but not nearly as bad. And right at the end of the two weeks I felt horrific and all of the symptoms came back full throttle, along with constant itching. I went back to the doctor and told them this, and they gave me prescript
ion another 2 weeks. I just started taking the new ones this morning.
Is anyone familiar with this type of situation? I'm wondering if the Lyme 'hid' in my system for the 2 weeks and then finally came out during the end of it... Is this at all normal?
As a side note I've also been taking detox baths as suggested in the 'New to lyme' thread. Thanks for any help.
Post Edited (samk) : 7/26/2013 11:22:26 PM (GMT-6)