Hey there Yellow Orange!
I'm between 8-9 weeks into my treatment. I experienced the same CRAZY hip pain and nagging feeling in my legs for about
4 days a few weeks ago- it went away!- so there's hope, don't worry yourself too much on that one, ok? :) The mental fogginess and emotional variance changes rapidly for me, it's a bear!
I am on a protocol from my ND of Cat's Claw and just added Artemisinin... not going the prescript
ion abx route at this time, but I also trying to figure out if there's any sort of pattern with symptoms and weeks off. (I go three weeks on, 1 off).
My question for you is, what is your diet like? I am a Certified Nutritional Consultant; I have been on a plant-based diet for several years and I actually think it improved my symptoms so much that it took years for me to get to the point of thinking that something was seriously wrong and to get tested for Lyme. I used to suffer from a lot of stuffiness and had several bouts of insane pressure in my head - it would feel like my eyes were about
to pop out or my skull would just crack from it- but eliminating Dairy improved those issues almost to the point I never dealt with them at all for three years. Between my first visit to the ND and my follow-up where I learned my test results, I tracked my food intake. I have been gluten free for over a year but I found that eliminating or at least drastically reducing my intake of ANY GRAINS and starchy foods helped a lot with joint pain and stiffness... I still eat my occasional stir fry or brown rice wrap but not near as much as I used to. Keep sugar, and high-glycemic foods at a bare minimum... it might take some time to ween yourself off because sugar is addicting, but it's worth it for sure.
The foods you're eating could very well be playing a role in how you're feeling day-to-day. I also know that the spirochetes feed on manganese (not magnesium), so avoid any supplements you might be taking that have this added.
I hope that helps and gives you a little relief and some insight!
I just started a blog with tips and Lyme friendly recipes you can find it here: lemonsforlyme.wordpress.com
Best of luck fellow Lymie!
Post Edited (LaurieLye) : 7/27/2013 7:09:44 AM (GMT-6)