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   Posted 1/18/2018 8:13 PM (GMT -6)   
Well I told myself if I ever got better I would pay it forward to others on here with a success story as so many were helpful,knowledgeable,and just so understanding.Just some background on me as ive been off the forum for awhile I was cdc positive for lyme but neg.for co infections and I started treatment 1/5/17 but was infected in 6/16 and how know idea what I had.i had joint pain,anxiety,at night my vision was blurry from on coming lights just to name a few symptoms.Well I am happy to say I am 3 months symptom free and off abx and feel "normal me again".I still have the thought in the back of my head if I get a ache like oh crap but its just normal wear and tare and that's slowly fading also as I continue symptom free over time.I never thought id get through this or be my old self again but I am and I wish the best for everyone on here.Thanks so much for helping me when I needed it most I will never forget this forum also my first forum ever and ill stop in on occasion.

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   Posted 1/18/2018 8:17 PM (GMT -6)   
thanks so much bigcat your 'success' story gives everyone who's been sick esp those a long time hope that one can get to symptom free!

please eat well and do detoxing methods they are excellent for overall health and will help to keep your immune system strong enough to deal with any buggers that may still be hanging around.

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   Posted 1/18/2018 8:19 PM (GMT -6)   
Music to our ears! I think we all need to hear about the success stories. Chronic illness prompts much doubt as to when all the hurting and stress of the long battle will end. Your accomplishment and healing are encouraging. Thank you for the great news.

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   Posted 1/18/2018 8:43 PM (GMT -6)   
Yay, big cat!!! This is great news.

Thank you so much for returning here to gives those of use who are still battling some renewed hope.

i have added this thread to the Success Stories thread.
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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

Post Edited (Girlie) : 1/18/2018 6:47:40 PM (GMT-7)

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   Posted 1/18/2018 9:58 PM (GMT -6)   

That is WONDERFUL news!!! Thank you so much for postingšŸ¤—

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   Posted 1/18/2018 10:36 PM (GMT -6)   
Oh bigcat is it so good to hear from you.

I am so happy for you and wish you would stay and encourage others. But, I do understand how life must go on.

Many happy lyme free years my friend.

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   Posted 1/19/2018 10:39 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks Bigcat!

Can you post a little more detail on what got you better?

It was about 9-12 months of treatment right?

Did you only do antibiotics? Did your doctor do mono therapy or combination therapy? Pulsed or standard regimens?

So glad you are better!!

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   Posted 1/19/2018 1:57 PM (GMT -6)   
Bigcat!!! What wonderful news!!! Congratulations!!!!!

And, thank you so much for coming back here to let us all know!!
Herb only treatment for Lyme & Bart ended 12/11 - no active symptoms for 2 yrs -Herb only treatment for Babesia ended 12/12
Had Lyme, Bart, Babs, RMSF, Ehrlichia, Myco, Anaplasmosis, EBV
New set of infections 8/2014 - still treating.
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   Posted 1/20/2018 9:38 AM (GMT -6)   
I just did what my doc said to I started with doxy alone first with a multi vit vit d&b12 and a 50 billion probiotic and each month she would add some abx to it like doxy cepron then cepron mono then mono arithamician etc.I will be honest I didn't diet great I tried to eat less sugar but I cheated,i didn't really exercise per say just my regular activities which work raising a family swimming etc but nothing big.I put in my mind I wouldn't let this stop me from things I enjoy and when I got real tired I would sleep like 12hrs on my day off but I had no real plan. I just starting feeling better and better as time went on and like the fog lifted I would say that like july august I think I just had a few things lingering and they faded also in time.I wish I did some great treatment I could tell you guys about but I didn't it just took time.Hope this helps alittle

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   Posted 1/20/2018 9:41 AM (GMT -6)   
Oh and that saying out of site out of mind is so true I was on here daily or multi daily desperate for answers and as I got better I would have to remind myself to check in here,as I got better I stoped being so compulsive of my ailments and just started feeling like my old care free happy self

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   Posted 1/20/2018 3:00 PM (GMT -6)   
So happy for you and thanks for the update.

Have a great life and come back and visit us again sometime.

Take care, Jo
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