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And just when I thought I was cruising through...

Submitted by forumnots on Fri, 2007-12-14 20:02

Went to my Dr on Monday after six weeks of Doxy 200mg/MWF of Azith 250..time to add the  bad boy.  Flaygl.  He voted for 250 1x day for 5 days since I had only minor reactions to the other meds.

 Went straight to CVS and took my first dose Monday night.   Tues, Wed, Thursday came and went, I have been working about 50 to 58 hours the past couple of weeks and still doing reasonably well.   Sat in the infrared sauna for 30 mins on Tues evening and got shaky so no more for the week.  

Out of my skin...

Submitted by forumnots on Fri, 2007-11-16 11:09

I'm guessing I'm having a reaction and I'm not just a hormonally cycling woman at "that time" of the month as I've not really experienced things like the past 24 hours.

Wednesday night I was tense and had trouble falling asleep and the tension just kept building yesterday.  Just sitting and watching TV I found my entire body tensing up and my almost holding my breath I was so tense.   When I caught myself I had to make my body relax.  I feel like I'm on speed or I've taking 10x my Thyroid medicine---skin is crawling on my arms.

One Week Under my Belt

Submitted by forumnots on Mon, 2007-11-12 09:34

Happily I can report nothing too dramatic.   Friday evening had some very weird jolts of electic shocks in my left hip and then in my left foot.  Glad I had read on here that was a possibility so the weird stuff doesn't freak me out too bad.  Now it's more of an out of body experience of "Hmmm, that was odd" and keep on going.

Phase 2

Submitted by forumnots on Tue, 2007-11-06 20:52

<sigh>  What a mix of emotions.  I've just taken my first dose of Doxy this evening.  I'm excited and scared of the impact all at the same time. 

Today was my 1 month followup to starting Amox 500mg 2x day.  The rash progressively got worse until it took up 1/4 of my leg and patches on both but it wasn't really bothering me except I couldn't wear shorts or skirts...looked very freaky.  When I began itching after taking 2 doses within 6 hrs of each other (I forgot--imagine THAT!) I voted for allergic and last Thursday took my last dose to see what would happen by today.  Sure enough, withing 24 hrs the redness was gone, itching gone and it looks like all areas are healing.

Ready, set, go

Submitted by forumnots on Wed, 2007-10-03 13:54

Had my Dr appt yesterday.  He asked if I had come to this website and I told him just how invaluable it was to not only helping me understand, but my mental stability of finding folks who are facing the same issues.   In building this blog I uncovered the minoxcyclin that I was taking for my face (which cleared it up like magic) and how bad I felt afterwards.  I did scold him for not warning me of die-off and how bad I would feel.  He commented that he wasn't sure I would be affected but that he would make a note to make sure to tell others.   Got the feeling I was a test case and it surprised him with my classic response.

Wedding crash

Submitted by forumnots on Mon, 2007-10-01 11:58

Sept 29th...I was the matron of honor for a special lady I work with today.  This was a small backyard family style wedding with everyone pitching in to get the food/decorations ready and to keep the bridal party on track.  Got there about 10:30, helped out here and there until the wedding started at 1:30.  About 4pm I noticed my lower left leg getting "weak", it's been doing that for about 2 months now.  The past few weeks it had gotten really bad in the evenings, feeling very tingly, muscle soreness ..with the feeling it wouldn't hold me up if I pushed myself.  So my chirpractor adjusted it and it's felt pretty good every since then with only a little flare up.  BUT, when I felt that, I instantly recognized it as my bodies warning sign of "getting tire

Getting started

Submitted by forumnots on Thu, 2007-09-27 11:21

Wow-- the brain fog, been meaning to begin documentaton so I can track progress and it seems I remember at all the wrong times and can't get to it or don't have the stamina at the time I remember either.  

 Really can't remember when "true" symptoms appeared but have always been super busy with career, kids, outside activities and many many stressors.  The stressors increased in 2003 when I lost my job, began work for a bi-polar verbally abusive physcian and put myself in a spiral of deprecating "prove myself" work behavior.  Then add a 13 week horrilbe ICU stay for my mother to finally lose her, other major family issues and 3 miscarriages in 2 years.