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GeorgeCastanza
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   Posted 12/16/2017 1:09 PM (GMT -6)   
I was diagnosed with Lyme and Mono 7 years ago and haven't felt right since. Did a full course of antibiotics for about 2 months initially, and haven't ever felt right since. Got on an SSRI 5 years ago and it helped with my anxiety which became a huge issue after lyme. Currently trying to get back on one but they aren't agreeing with my body anymore and now I'm out of answers. My symptoms are air hunger, head pressure, headaches, difficulty concentrating, slow thinking, derealization and visual symptoms on top of the muscle aches and daily fatigue. The only thing I can think of causing my symptoms is Lyme, so my doctor prescribed me a 6-week course of doxy. I'm a little worried about taking them and wrecking my immune system again.

Does this sound like Lyme could still be in my system or possibly I got re-infected? Would a 6-week course of antibiotics be wise to take given my symptoms and history with lyme? Thanks for any replies.

goshawk
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   Posted 12/16/2017 1:25 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi and welcome to our forum,

I am sorry that you are dealing with these symptoms, some of them lead me to think you may have the co infection Babesia. Air hunger, head pressure, headaches etc.

However many of the symptoms do overlap between Lyme and the any co infections that you could get from ticks.


It would be wise to treat with a Lyme Literate MD if you are not already doing so.

We can help you find one here by first enabling your email so that members can respond with recommendations. Then start a new post if you want to stating"Seeking an llmd in your area".

You may also go to ilads.org a request a llmd there.

Lyme can come back as it can hide deep in our tissues, organs etc. Although you said you haven't felt right since then, so its possible your initial treatment was not long enough and/or not the right dose of Doxy.


We encourage all new members to read our "New to Lyme" start here thread at the top of the page. It has great info on detoxing, symptoms, Lyme, testing and more.


You may also email "Girlie" our head moderator for names of llmd's in your area.



Take care, I wish you the best of healing, Jo

The Dude Abides
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   Posted 12/16/2017 1:29 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi, George. I just wanted to say "Happy Festivus."

goshawk
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   Posted 12/16/2017 1:34 PM (GMT -6)   
oh I forgot if that's your real name it's a good idea to change it to protect your privacy.

You can do things to help build your immune system and its wise to take probiotics also.

PeteZa
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   Posted 12/16/2017 2:13 PM (GMT -6)   
Dude you made me laugh out loud!

George, glad you found us and I want to welcome you also.

Sounds to me like you didn't get it all gone the first time around. Time to treat again.

You have many options for treatment besides antibiotics if you don't want to do those.

Bee venom therapy
There are many herbal protocols
Rife
gosh, my mind is blank - others will fill in some more options.

Girlie
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   Posted 12/16/2017 3:23 PM (GMT -6)   
goshawk said...
oh I forgot if that's your real name it's a good idea to change it to protect your privacy.

You can do things to help build your immune system and its wise to take probiotics also.


I think he's using the Seinfeld character "George" as his screen name.
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Symp started April/2013; Buhner's Lyme May 15-July24/14; Igenex pos. July 3/14
Doxy: July 4-Aug.24/14;Zithro July26-Aug24/14; Amox + Proben. Aug. 29/14;
added biaxin Sept. 26/14
Disc. amox,added Ceftin Nov. 20th.;
Disc. biaxin added Buhner bart herbs Dec/14;Jan/15 pulsing Tinda (w/ Ceftin);
Abx/herb break Apr-July/15; July-mino; Aug. added Rif;
Nov./15 mino - to biaxi
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