Posted on May 14, 2013 in Blog |
Day 14 – May is Lyme Disease Awareness Month
This is one of those more “intimate” posts. I haven’t written in a few days because I have been battling with each of these symptoms.
I was supposed to change my meds to a different timing and I had to go off the antibiotics (abx) for a week before restarting at a heavier dosage. While on them at this regular dosage, I had diarrhea. This particular abx hits any parasites in the gut and I think it was doing its job.
When I went off, the fatigue hit. I was back in bed each afternoon by 2 pm with a two hour deep sleep. And a regular bedtime. I couldn’t take it. So, I went back on the abx at the regular dosage and the diarrhea returned.
I go back to the doctor this week to see how he wants me to proceed. I don’t usually change up my routine without contacting him first, but I think I am far enough in the process that I know what my options are.
In other words, if you are on a new med, or new to treatment, DON’T CHANGE YOUR MEDS WITHOUT FIRST CONSULTING YOUR LLMD.
The way I have treat the next phase, with the current timing, I think it may cause some unpleasant symptoms on my weekends. And the next five weekends are quite busy for me. So, we may delay the next phase. I’ll let you know.
A friend saw me on Sunday (Mother’s Day) at the grocery store and she asked how I was feeling. I said “pretty good” because I was able to be up and dressed for brunch with our family. I was grateful. I didn’t want to mention the diarrhea in the grocery store . . .
I didn’t get to hang out with my friend that afternoon because I didn’t want to be searching constantly for a public bathroom. Instead, I spent the afternoon hanging out with my hubby and the puppies in our front yard. Not a bad deal.
It’s trade offs. Fatigue or diarrhea? I choose diarrhea. At least I can get things done between trips to the bathroom.
Anyway, I’m telling you this because it’s a glimpse into the daily life of a person with a co-infection of Lyme Disease.
Do you remember the name of any of the co-infections? It’s been almost a week . .
Bar – – – – – – –
QF – – – –
Bab – – – –
Erl – – – – – – – –
Rocky Mountain _______ _______
Colorado _____ Fever
Myco – – – – – –