I have been in treatment for six weeks now. We are noticing a huge improvement in my function, strength, pain levels and endurance. Thank-you Lord!
After battling against a reaction to the medication and the subsequent weight loss, I have gotten used to taking my Babesia medication (or 'paint' as we call it around here...)
BRIGHT, BIG, BOLD FLAVOUR!!
I have attached my medication schedule for those of you who are interested, as you can see, taking medication takes up most of my day.... It is a weird concept to be taking care of yourself and not much else all day, every day - it is not my favourite but I am looking at it as my 'job' for now...
During a Herximer Reaction (when the toxin levels rise in my body and the symptoms get much worse due to the dying off of the bacteria) I experience severe worsening of symptoms, pain in my legs, trouble breathing, extreme fatigue, nausea, blocked ears, phlem in my throat, headache, sweats....etc... As I write this I have not had a herximer for a few days. I have a feeling the doctor will try to induce one with UV light therapy or some more medication when I go on Thursday because it is a good sign that my body is fighting the bacteria. Not saying it is pleasant - but it helps to know the herx has a purpose.
It still amazes us how God directed us to Dr P's office and a diagnosis of Lyme disease. We are not sure why He chose this time to open up a way for treatment but we are so thankful that I now have a new opportunity to regain my health! It is unbelievable how quickly things fell into place once we began to follow the Lyme trail - God has had a hand in it all. Praise the Lord!