Posted 4/15/2014 4:42 PM (GMT -7)
Ya it's a roller coaster for me too! I thought my life was going to be a write-off for awhile there, and it certainly has been a roller coaster ride with ups and downs of symptoms, but so far there are thankfully more ups than downs. I too caught this young, I have just turned 29 right before I caught this and recently started my career a couple years ago. Sometimes I day dream about how my life would be if I didn't catch this illness.
The difference between Lyme/Bart symptoms. There is a difference and I can feel it.
Bartonella more burning like symptoms, fire like, feels like your circulation is burning, nerve burning, general insomnia and anxiety, also muscle twitches, lots of inflammation.
Lyme more bizarre like symptoms like numbness, tingling, sensations in the brain, vibration sensations, clumbsiness, brain fog, joint pains, visual issues, strange sensations. I'm not sure how to describe it but they are bizzare symptoms to me and I am like, yup that must be Lyme.
Then there is the Lyme HERX, which causes symptoms of their own including the worst emotional like anxiety! Panic, and I believe some burning like situations like bartonlla too.
So far in my experience these are just the symptoms that I have experienced personally.
Caught Lyme, Bartonella, and Mycoplasma Pneumonia from a friends tear in an unlucky casual contact.
IND 31, IND 39, ++ for 41, and + for 58. Indicating an acute exposure.
ABX: Minocycline 100mg 2x day, Tinidazole 500mg 2x day 5 days on 2 days off, Septra DS 1 pill 2x day, Plaquenil 200 mg 2x day.
Other anti-microbials: A-Bart, Houttuynia, Banderol, Samento, Japanese Knotweed.