The Lyme doc found out that not only did I have Lyme, but also hypothyroidism and Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever. He told me I was lucky and had "someone" watching over me, because I could have died from the Rocky Mt. Spotted Fever. I was also positive for Babesosis. I have been on antibiotics since and have taken Mepron 4 times.
I still see the Lyme doctor and hope for the day when Lyme disease is completely cured.
I consider my self lucky. I read about others who cannot walk or drive a car. I still have some symptoms. Once a month my knuckles on my hands swell although they do not hurt. And some of the vertebrae in the middle of my back swell, I become more tired, and the dexterity in my fingers is not what it should be.
I can say that today I feel 99% myself. That may change though. It seems that when I get really tired out that I need to go on the Mepron. I am afraid to quit the antibiotics because the Lyme may come back stronger.
I encourage everyone to be careful out doors. Be aware of the symptoms of Lyme disease because you may never see a tick, and still can get Lyme Disease. I did. IT can strike at any age, any place.
Nadine S. Lingo
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