Thanks for the welcome and thank you for taking the time out to post to me about all of this. I have seen your posts around this board and think you are somewhat of an angel! Seriously.
I did not know the info about taking Doxy, so that alone is going to be a huge lifesaver. I took it this morning after cereal with milk. I am on 100mg 2x a day. I do feel better already, and have read up on the Herx so am prepared.
I have tried to let me sister know ths severity of this disease and emailed her this board as well as some other Lyme info and the fact she should see an LLMD. Its in her hands now. I don't think others realize how bad this thing can be. I love her, of course, and hope she follows through.
It shocks me that Lymes is not taken seriously in many areas, like Florida. With everyting I have read on it, again, I am shocked. Aside from my sister, I also know of a 13 year old boy in my neighborhood who contracted a serious case of Lymes last summer while vacationing in New Hampshire. He had to be hospitalized. Scary stuff.
Thank you for the suggestion on documenting my symtpoms. Another great idea I would not thought of.
Thank you all for your support and help, it means more than you know.