It has been almost 8 weeks since I received my first treatment to kill this crazy Lyme in my body. I had heard and read much about the difficulty of treating long-term Lyme. I knew the road ahead would be a little rough. But, I honestly hoped I would be so much better!
As I went to my appointment a couple of weeks ago, I talked to my doctor about doing slightly better at the beginning of my treatment, but that improvement sort of leveled off. She decided to switch up my secondary antibiotic. This gave me a terrible reaction and after a quick trip to the ER to flush it out, I was switched again to another antibiotic. A week later...still no improvement, so switched again. That week was rough. My symptoms increased. The pressure in my body was so much stronger and I was so tired. I was experiencing something known as "herxing" That is when the bacteria are dying off, and unfortunately you feel worse for a bit. When I told my doctor how I was feeling, she was actually encouraged to know that perhaps we have found the "right combo" of antibiotics. This week I am somewhat better than the last, but still struggling at times. What a roller coaster!!
Every other week the doctor orders bloodwork to make sure my liver and kidneys are functioning well on these strong antibiotics. It's amazing! The problems I was having with my red blood cells, white blood cells, and those crazy deficiencies that kept popping up, are now normal! Wow! Praise the Lord for that!
So, we're keeping on in this journey that has been set before us. We're learning much along the way and the Lord keeps revealing himself strong to us.
Proverbs 18:10 The name of the LORD is a strong tower: the righteous runneth into it, and is safe.