Back on lyme board and Doxy...
Well it has been three years since I had my IV treatment and maybe 1.5-2 years since I have had any sort of lyme issue. But of course as the east coast would have I suppose one is never "safe". I found a female deer tick on me a week ago and immediatly took 200mg. of doxy, called my LLMD, and sent the blood sucker into a lab for testing.
Has anyone sent their ticks into a lab for testing? Two days after I took the 200mg of Doxy I felt not quite right and then three days post tick bite I woke up feeling like I had the flu so off to my Doc I went. Plan is to continue on Doxy 100mg x2 day till we get the results in. I am finding that I feel crappy about 2 hours after I take the doxy and not sure whether it might be the die off or a side effect of the meds. This feeling reminds me of that old "lymie" feeling but then again I always felt terrible on doxy like many people. I am wondering if maybe I may be herxing from an old infection or a recent one or not at all???My mind is going all over the place because of the nightmare of three years ago and neurological lyme. I am scared to have my life and health taken away again so I am holding on to everything I can to help normalize this and anything that keeps me connected to my "healthy" self. I do not want to become defined or consumed by Lyme - I may become someone who has lyme but do not want to become devoured by it- too much life to live..
Not sure that I really had a specific question, but just needed to reach out to others out there who have been on and off the lyme train.........Be well.....TG