In the last week, I have met or heard about three different cases of younger individuals who either died or were very ill with a combination of diseases that cause neurological and physical symptoms. I invariably have the same reaction in these cases - I think of Lyme disease and wonder whether they were properly … Continue reading Slipping between the cracks
A recent study (2012) proved the persistence of Bb (Lyme) in Rhesus Monkeys. The researchers waited 27 weeks after infection in their first experiment, which is all I'll discuss here, and then tested with multiple methods. The Eliza declined in treated animals, which might be interpreted to say treatment worked. However, in fact, spirochetal DNA … Continue reading Strong Evidence of Lyme Persistence in Monkeys
Just a quick update on the tick bite: The tick tested positive for Lyme, so thank goodness I started treatment. Most of my "typical" lyme symptoms did not come back (presumably, those are the ones that were not side effects of the drug). I have had increased tinnitus, got a bad rash on my hands … Continue reading Quick Update
I love being outdoors, and I love being outdoors with my children and teaching them how beautiful and special nature can be. So I knew that a day would probably come eventually when one of us would be bitten by a tick. My daughter has a morning of wood time every friday and we take … Continue reading It had to happen one day…
Although on sabbatical, I'm going to check in with a brief series of posts this month and next. I am in the midst of a relapse (severe night sweats since early january, more recently fatigue, out of breath, headaches and dizziness). After more than two weeks of symptoms that are getting in the way of … Continue reading Back :(.
After a couple of months of doxycycline (no one balked or questioned it when I went past the initial prescription of one month, and the question about whether to increase the dose hung only on whether my dog could stomach it -- how different from how humans are treated), my dog has stabilized. It is … Continue reading Dog update
Lyme has been, for the most part, less of a factor in my life in recent months. Sure, it's there, and sometimes worse than others (or is that just the bronchitis I spent a month fighting back from?). But it is something I can push to the side -- it's part of the routine, and … Continue reading Dog-gone Lyme