Thursday, December 2, 2010

Another Lyme Success story

Here is just one of the MANY success stories about 'beating' Lyme to balance the articles that (correctly) state bald facts about the difficulty of 'beating' Lyme.
Rejoice----- and I'll post more.

My [name not posted here] success can be attributed to:

1 yr of doxycycline / Flagyl

3 months of IV rocephin

3 years of Bicillin shots

99% of all of my symptoms cleared up, except numbness in the face and insomnia, but I now lead a normal life and have had no relapses [Smile] .

A little background:

I was sick for six months and had many hospital visits before I was diagnosed, so I had serious neurological problems including insomnia, memory loss, facial numbness, vertigo, etc. including an inflamed heart and many other issues.

I was 22 years old when I was bitten and their was no rash. My roommate did get bitten as well and he did have a rash, that is the ONLY reason I new to ask for a lyme test. I was lucky, because there was no rash or visible tick.

I first went to a general practitioner that put me on low dose doxycycline after I tested positive for lyme two times. He stopped treating me and said he didn't know why the doxy wasn't working.

I then took it upon myself to find a lyme specialist who put me on high dose doxy, penecillin, and flagyl.

That helped a little bit, but wasn't a cure. I then looked for a doctor that would prescribe IV antibiotics and thankfully found an infectious disease specialist that did prescribe them for me.

Because I tested positive so many times I had no problem getting the IV antibiotics. That helped a little bit as well, and finally I went to a lyme specialist who is a neurologist and they put me on bicillin shots twice a week.

Over a 3 year period this helped the most, but it was a very long road. My suggestion: excercise when you can and stay positive even though it is hard.

[cave note: remember, not everyone will get better by following that protocol. I've yet to see any two that are the same but most share one commonality long term and aggressive antibiotics. And the knowledge and the will to 'stick it out'.]

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