I'm currently watching the A&M/Mizzou game, and I figured this would be a good opportunity for a distraction.
A lot of people have been asking how treatment has been going, specifically, so here I am to give you the nitty gritty details for you other #lymies. (I still hate that term, for the record.) Ergo, if you're not a fellow Lyme patient, some of this article may be confusing to you. You've been forewarned.
Antibiotics are going. I just had my first month in check-in last week at my doc's upstate, and the visit was about as expected.
After being sick for a while, you can predict what doctors are going to say, what tests they order, and their recommendations moving forward. This was no exception.
Thankfully, I haven't been herxing that much since starting the doxy. We've been seeing slow, minor improvements, for which I am very thankful. But, this is a process that does take several months, so we're not calling anything yet.
So, we are continuing to slowly amp up my medication to prevent herxing as much as possible.
For those of you who have been asking, this is what my protocol currently entails:
- 150 mg of doxy each day. 50mg in the morning, 100mg at night so I can usually sleep through the herxing. - Continuing the Cowden Protocol. Currently: Serrapeptaste, Banderol, Samento, Burbur + Pinella (these two are key for detoxing) - Probiotics (Jarro), but this is basically a given, duh - Supplements (e.g. CoQ10, Slow-Mag, Vitamin D Supreme, Stress-B Complex, Vitamin C-1000, etc.)
Side note: I love my new doctor and his staff. They're amazing, remember you, and actually care. If you need an LLMD in NY, holla atcha girl.
Anyways, that's all for now. Keep fighting the good fight, my dear friends. Please know there is a light at the end of the tunnel.
Love. Love. Love.