I hope everyone is doing well. I see we have some newbies; welcome, you have found a good place here.
I believe my last posting was talking about getting on the Levaquin and off the Septra. Well I was right; it was an insurmountable herx from both. They scarred me to death like I was in pure relapsing hell and had no faith in my LLMD. For the past 3 weeks I have only been on Doxy and feeling much better. I’m not going to fear the next herx. It’s amazing that I’m well enough to see that they are herxes. Before on the Rifampin, I was too sick to tell if it was a herx because I felt that way all the time. Now I know.
I got to drink a beer or two over the weekend which was nice. It was like seeing an old friend. Over the weekend, I played 5-10 minutes of basketball without feeling like I’m going to faint, swam in the lake, and did some “normal” activities. You know, I say these things because I wouldn’t be doing these things without this website and learning from the knowledge here.
On my pulsing vacation, my joints acted up. Ankles, knees, wrist, fingers, all have given me sharp pains lasting anywhere from 30 seconds to 20 minutes. I told the LLMD yesterday and he said Cat’s Claw. I got a shocked look when I told him (remember I’ve never tested positive but this is a main symptom of Lyme). CC is a natural abx Lymies use. Unfortunately it has the same efficacy as any other abx. I bought a bottle, took three, and “BOOM!” 15 minutes later, another gosh darn herx. The world was swirling…..
So, I’m back on the Septra, which I’m not happy because the Septra herx sucks badly, and continue the CC.
He also told me I’m pre-diabetic! Yeah! If there is one thing out of this mess that I can control, it will be to alter this course. For one, I’m not up for daily injections. Two, I want to change the course of my genetic disposition and lineage (if it does???). Three, I will be fitter and healthier. Four, with the weight loss there will be fewer places for this junk to hide. Right now it’s Disney World for them; I would like to see it as a local roller rink. =)
I’ll see you on the flip side