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Old 01-27-2012, 02:05 PM   #1
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6 month since diagnosis

Hi, this is my first time on a message board.
I have long term Lyme. Diagnosed 6 months ago by my wonderful naturopath! 3 months ago we got in to see a wonderful LLMD. (husband and Naturopath came with me!) I am taking Mepron, Zithromax (allergic to most other antibiotics), Armour Thyroid, probiotics, and supplements to support my liver and immune system. Plus all the other stuff I take for other health issues. For the past few weeks, I have had leg and foot pain that feels like daggers. This wakes me up throughout the night. I sleep 10-14 hours a night, fitfully.
My question is, have other people experienced this? Is this a Herxheimer reaction. I also cry a lot, am angry and unusually judgmental.
Thank you in advance.

Old 01-28-2012, 01:46 AM   #2
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Re: 6 month since diagnosis

Have you been tested for Co-infections? Foot pain is often associated with Bartonella.

Mental/emotional states are also not uncommon with lyme. Ammnoia build up in the brain can lead to something called "lyme rage". I have found this supplement helpful to calm things down:
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Old 01-29-2012, 07:13 AM   #3
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Re: 6 month since diagnosis

I have both Bartonella and Babesa(sp?) I also take Nystatin. I do find that people seem to think I can choose to not be angry/critical. That is probably the most hurtful and confusing. I have to work really hard to appear normal. So I find myself being alone a lot .it is just easier. Thank you for your supportive and kind words.

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