Or maybe I should call this YAR (yet another relapse). Who's counting, anyway? This one (maybe) was triggered by international travel and possibly stress. I'm about a week in, and as usual it's both new and the same. Started with night sweats (while still on the trip), transitioned to nausea (new) and dizziness and now … Continue reading Relapse #n
My "bad periods" are becoming a regular companion in my experience of Lyme disease. I don't mean the overarching up and down of my fatigue, headaches, and other symptoms, but the specific moments when I suddenly realize that something is wrong and my body's demands overwhelm anything else. At this point they've become so common … Continue reading Flares
Today has been difficult, no sign in sight of an end to the bad week. My back and neck hurt, my nerves feel hyper sensitive there and the only relief is when my husband touches my back. Also, my head has been hurting for hours, and neither a nap nor ibuprofin helped my head or … Continue reading Fighting to stay positive
Ironic considering my last post, but I'm starting to wonder if I'm really in the safe zone, or even have a handle on exactly what this illness is about. For the last two days I've been feeling much worse. My lymph nodes have begun to show signs of swelling again, and most importantly my fatigue … Continue reading Or am I?
It took a week for us to decide which doctors to see and make appointments, and another week before I could actually see the doctors (partly because I was going out of town for my only trip since deciding to cut out travel and focus on healing, an important work trip). I left town on … Continue reading Beginning treatment — oral doxycycline and then IV ceftriaxon