Jen, you are a real rock to us that battle this disease and enough is not said about you and the folks who speak from experience and try to give hope to all who view here.
I may or may not have had lyme as a teenager. But more pressing is the lyme I have now. I was curious of what people's experiences (traditional or homeopaethic) and what symptoms came, went and what increased. My LLMD did say things come in cycles (she probably meant better and worse feeling). But as you know, when you take 1 step forward, it sometimes means 3 steps backwards the next day. Coping with the anxiety of when your body knows something is wrong is very hard to keep in check. I'm sure people who have lyme know what I'm talking about.
I have read 100's of hours of everything I can get my hands on to learn as much as possible, viewed Under our Skin, etc. Reading this much helped me put the pieces together to figure out lyme was a strong possibiity based on my account. Unfortuantely, it took me a year to get diagnosed. I am in total outrage of what this country has allowed to happen with this epidemic in th US and the lack of good conscience in trying to make good protocol for diagnosis, better testing and better treatment within the insurance and medical industry. We willingly accept cancer, diabetes, ALZ, Parkinsons, CFS, Fibro and the like, but refuse to help people early on with lyme to avoid what?? People have the best chance of curing this by early intervention. My lyme friend told me her demotologist puts patients on abx when she is doing a dermo check and finds a tick attached.
Again, thank you for your encouragement and advice.