Well, my parents have been taking oral antibiotics for three weeks now. Originally it was my mothers ALS type symptoms that started this search that brought us to lyme. She is doing well. She hurts alot of the time right now, mostlikely herx. She had lost the ability to stand on her own from a seated position recently. She can now can now stand on her own again most of the time. Some days are better than others. She says that even though her body is not yet doing as she says, she has a sense of energy inside. I do not doubt that she will make a recovery with time.
My dad had the actual bullseye, but had not had the neuropathy my mother has. He has double vision and massive "floaters" in his eyes. Recently he has had some heart trouble and bleeding in his small intestines. The doctors gave it a name but not a cause of fix. Since taking the oral pennicillin, he has not had any double vision and only a sort of floater experience once. It was a daily occurance before.
Funny thing about their herx pains. Dad had great pain behind his eyes. Where his problem was. Mom has pain all over and great pain in her tummy. Where her problems are.
They are not without other problems. They both got Thrush. Yuck! They called the LLMD and he gave them another med. I did hop on line and found what they needed to do to keep it away.
My new task is trying to get them on sugarless diet. My mom is resistant because having celiac already limits what she can eat.
I am thankful for this board and the people on it everyday!
Thank you to you all for sharing your stories and your knowledge. I read them daily and call my mother and father and share them.