I wanted to tell everyone about an application I found called iLog Lyme. I know it is for "lymies" but I find it beneficial to track my symptoms on the go. Most symptoms coorespond with mine +/- a few. It cost $1.99 and has been worth it. You track your symptoms daily, can email a weekly or monthly report. I find that tracking is important, stated in my previous posting.
As for me, It feels like my journey is just starting again. After taking the Septra for a week, I believed I herxed really bad. The MD changed my meds to Levaquin for 2 weeks. I waited a week b/c of the price and got striae on my belly again but felt better during that time. Started the levaquin and felt worse around day 9. Called him to let him know about everything. He returned my call saying,"this is just too wierd." "Yeah, it is Doc" I replied. I know his response is within reason since I have tested negative for Lyme, Bartonella, etc., but have all the signs of a herx on both drugs.
So I'm continuing the Doxy until I see him again in July, might start rifampin again at that point. Considering taking ABart like Raven or Houttuynia with two other herbs that fight Bart. I believe I have a Bartonella strain other than what I have tested which is henselea and quintana. Galaxy lab is temporarily closed because they are moving labs, so I have to wait to be tested there. =(
I spoke with Vetinarian John Barnes. He is the one with Bartonella induced MS. He is delightful. I could tell he wants the word out to the public about bacteria and MS, as we all do. He forwarded me an email from another Bart infected person and his wierd "autoimmune" disease. What stuck with me the most was "we need to tell everyone about this" theme.
I'm on doxy and and haven't had a fever yet and feeling okay with some good days. I had a really good day on Saturday. I mowed the lawn, cleaned the garage (since I wasn't able to last year), put up the canopy, and set up a small swimming pool for my daugher. It felt good putting in a hard days work in the heat; i just wasn't able to do something like that last year being too sick. I drank plenty of water, took plenty of Creatine, and popped 2 Beta alanine after I got in and 2 before I went to bed. Woke up the next day with no fatigue or weakness. It wasn't without faults though; I almost lost my legs once on the stairs and fatigue was hitting me hard towards the end but I came through it.
I hope the app helps. I have no relationship to the maker or any incentive to them. Just want to make things a little easier for others.