Okay, so. The IDSA (Infectious Diseases Society of America) is notorious in the Lyme community for their stodgy view on Lyme, and, most notably, chronic Lyme.
Their argument for decades has been, “if there are no antibodies, a bacterial disease is no longer active; therefore, it no longer exists in the body.” That’s more of […]
The thing about Lyme treatment is that for a lot of folks, it’s never over. I will probably hear the word “remission” several more times.
HOWEVER, the symptoms that were basically blocking the road (the nerve damage in the legs, the muscle issues due to the nerve damage, and the vertiginous migraines) are being dealt […]
As everyone who reads this blog knows, I have Lyme disease, have had it since I was 14. Because of wrong information about prevention and identification of both seed ticks (youngest tick form most likely to transmit) and the MYRIAD of rashes (not just target rash) that can occur with transmission, my mother and I […]
I can’t type very fast, so I’m going to say what I can as briefly as I can.
I finally went to a neurologist, today. I got a recommendation from my LLMD, had an appointment, blahblahblah, filled out a ton of paperwork, etc., and finally went back to see him.
The first thing he does […]
I’ve only been on antibiotics for a week and a half, and I already have a sinus infection.
Last time, I think it took quite a bit longer for that sort of thing to occur.
In addition, my side effect symptoms have been as follows (differing severity each day):
dizziness joint pain cough headache weakness […]
I think I’m allowed to get a bit angry at the state of things, right now.
I felt like shit in May, but was pronounced cured via a broken test that my doctor KNEW was broken, but because of lobbying (hooray, money makes the world go round), he has to follow that broken test. THANKS, […]
…but I’m never sure how angry I can get at my situation before people start acting like I shouldn’t be angry.
And I’m really angry about my situation, for a number of reasons, some of which I haven’t shared, because they’re not exactly tied into anything that’s relevant to anyone else.
But again – how […]
My dad picked me up, and we went to get sushi (well, I got sushi…he got some combination plate with teriaki chicken, seafood, veggies, and rice). I actually got him to try a piece of my tempura shrimp roll. He pronounced it “okay.”
After that, we had freakin’ 3.5 hours to kill before the movie, […]
…but not exactly pleasant.
It turns out the combination of antibiotics I’m on have the unfortunate interaction to cause ALL OF THE GASTROINTESTINAL DISTRESS.
ALL OF IT.
I’m nauseated, my gallbladder hurts, my stomach feels icky, my intestines hurts, and I’m starting to amass items in the bathroom that will amuse me between bouts of […]
I’m starting back on antibiotic treatment ASAP. It’s going to be more aggressive, with variants that also address Bartonella (which we can’t rule out – it was a possibility in May, as well) added to the mix. Instead of 2 at a time, I’ll now be on 3.
The mastoid-cell infection was the harbinger. It […]