Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Good-bye, Lyme Disease!

I drove to NJ today to see the Lyme specialist again. I've now been on the double-dose of antibiotics for 10 weeks (plus 2 months before that off and on a regular dose) and haven't had any Lyme symptoms since about 8 weeks ago.

He thinks I'm cured!

The guideline is to stay on antibiotics until 6-8 weeks with no symptoms, so he says I can go off the medication now, and we'll see what happens. I only have 5 days' of pills left, so I'll probably finish them, just to be safe. Back in the fall, I was at this point (symptom-free), went off the antibiotics too soon, and my symptoms came back, but I think this latest round did the trick.

Too soon to celebrate yet - until I'm off the antibiotics for good - but this is very good promising news!

5 comments:

  1. Yeah for you! So glad to hear that. Hope you are completely finished.

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  2. This is great news!! Your patience has paid off..
    So happy for you..

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  3. I'm really pleased for you. Light at the end of the tunnel, yay!

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  4. Congrats! That's awesome!

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  5. I went thru nearly the same thing. Have not touched a pill since after all the antibiotics and that was 5 years ago! Wish you the best! Find me on my site, if you want to share stories. :) Reading about herx and all that on your site brings back many memories. I would love to talk more!

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