Good day everybody,
I thought I needed to provide some update on my progress. Last time I wrote in my blog I was desperately searching for a doctor to help with the protocol.
I have since found one and these are the findings:
From the exams performed it was found that I am suffering from the following diseases:
-Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Environmental Hypersensitivity Syndrome likely related to MSIDS (multiple system infectious disease syndrome);
-Laboratory confirmed chronic Lyme (Borreliosis), Bartonella, Rickettsial infection and Babesiosis;
-Environmental toxicity is suspected with potential chemicals;
-Chronic pelvic infections (yeast/mycoplasma/enterococcus) likely related to long term immune suppression from Lyme.
In April 2018 I was prescribed the following antibiotic therapy which is ongoing:
Hydroxychloroquine 200mg, Azithromycin 250mg, minocycline 50mg, rifampin 150mg BID
and after a month Metronidazole 500mg, 3X/day as a pulse for 2 days a week.
In addition I have been prescribed natural supplements including but not limited to:
Herbal tinctures, biofilm busters, grapefruit seed extract for yeast, probiotics, digestive enzymes, vitamins B12, vitamin B-complex, vitamin D and NAC.
I was tolerating the treatment quite well until introduction of the metronidazole which caused a lot of GI symptoms (nausea, headache, dizziness), therefore the dosage had to be reduced to 250mg. After that I’ve been able to tolerate the symptoms a little better.
I am at about 3 months into the treatment. I can’t say that I am better because that’s a big word, however what I can say is that I’ve had small improvements of my symptoms complemented by flare ups, which never went into full blown mode. If I can express the way I feel is that I am going up and down in waves, sometimes better sometimes worse, but until now, never into full blown symptomatic episodes and never debilitating. This is already a small victory for me.
I am not on this site too often, but I am immensely grateful for the compassion and support of its members. I hope to be more active in the future.