Posted in Flagyl on November 12, 2016

Yikes, it has been quite a while…  Things were changing in the same state much and I was continually delaying for more test results before I placed again, and now 4.5 months be seized of passed!

Things we’ve been working on:  
At my June stipulation, my doctor found that my happy blood cell counts were really moo.  He speculated a couple of in posse reasons:  that we were pushing moreover hard with treatment and my material substance needed a break to catch up, or that there was a problem with my bone hog.  I was concerned about the recent because my old doctor would utter me at every appointment “your clean blood cell counts are on the subdued-end, but nothing I’m over worried about yet.  Just something to celebrate an eye on…”  And my modern doctor had been saying the rigid same thing to me since I started perception him last December.  Every month it was “a portion to keep an eye on,” and each month I wondered if they remembered that they’d told me that for the last two years.  My instructor said the low count was that may be liked from treating too hard, so we didn’t in truth have an option but to terminate treating for a little while– that usage we could give my body a discard and a chance to build my innocent blood cell count back up, and then re-check my counts to compose sure they started climbing again.  If they didn’t tend back up after stopping treatment, we’d discern we need to do more testing and observe at my bone marrow.

Stopping treatment was rough.  My doctor told me to quiet for as long as I could lacking relapsing.  He told me to impulse treating again at the first sign of falling back.

The first week off was hard to be understood and I thought “there’s none way I can stay off.”  But I pushed through and things started to calm the floor for a little bit, so I went by it.  Over the next hardly any weeks, I felt pretty well overall, excepting started to slowly have old symptoms clap up– mostly pain.  I fall upon that there are certain types of rack that I tend to try to push through more than others.  There’s the bitterness that I’ve had since I was a young goat, which I think I push through just because I’m so freaking used to it.  And hereafter there’s the more neurological platitude that just plain freaks me uncovered.

When it’s joint pain or something that I’ve qualified since I was a kid, I increase this feeling again of “this isn’t that big of a deal, I’m clear, I’m FINE.”  It’s clean denial.  I should know after this, after having had those symptoms pass out of sight for a while, that they’re not legitimate.  It feels so normal that I feint myself into thinking nothing’s unsuitable.  I’d be running and in considerably severe pain but would push harder, mind “you can’t stop me from vital principle strong anymore.  I’m defecate, I can push through this.”  And I for the greatest part pushed through that pain (not to be misread that overcoming Lyme is a quantity of will-power.  That’s definitely not true, clearly).  But afterwards Lyme pushed back at me harder and started giving me other types of dolor that I know are a absolutely bad sign when I get them.

Sharp, stabbing, unanticipated, shooting pains that literally bring me to my knees.  At unit point I was standing at the kitchen calculator and one of those episodes struck and I wailed and held onto the counter and then slid my way down to the floor.  They were passionate stabs, like I was literally life repeatedly stabbed with a knife.  It would be successful me and be excruciating, then impede for a moment, then hit me harder, at that time stop for a few moments, hereafter hit me again.  Tears were streaming on the ground my face and I would slowly stand up, wondering on the supposition that it was going to happen once more or if the episode was above.  Fun.

After enough of those episodes I snapped not at home of my denial and thought “well this definitely isn’t a suitable sign…”

I was off treatment with respect to just over a month.  My bloodwork showed that my hoary blood cell counts did increase once more when I stopped treating— thank the heavens!  We understand that my low counts are from overtaxing those cells.  At my remain appointment in July, shortly after I’d started treating again, my bloodwork showed that my happy blood cell counts went back into disrepute.  Ugh.  So we obtain this battle…

My doctor didn’t like the perfect of my relapse and said “we habitually have our work cut out for us…”  I despise those altercation because I know he’s just.  I’m tired, but the battle is almost from over.  These little jerks are hiding, and we emergency to dig even deeper.  That vital principle said, I am unbelievably thankful for how far I’ve come in in the ultimate two years.  Thinking back to in what condition I was doing two summers since, it literally brings me to tears.  I put on’t know how I lived like that.  I was in farthest pain, 24 hours a day, and had so extreme fatigue and weakness that I had to remain down in the shower and remain down after walking about 15 feet.  And nay one could tell me what was vice.  In fact, I was told no part was wrong.  Right now I’m running another time, and working out pretty hard.  It feels so good.

So we continue moving early, delicately balancing what my body indispensably in order to keep my hoar blood cell counts up and my material part fighting a good fight, and what it needs to continue moving presumptuous fighting Lyme and co-infections, outside of losing the ground we’ve made there.

Speaking of co-infections:  
We also ran a new test, which tests in the place of Lyme, as well as a number of the co-infections (I’d shown existing in fact for Lyme Disease, but had at no time had tests done to check which co-infections I had).  My instructor told me that after treating in opposition to 2 years, he would hope that I’d be in remission, so there’s matter we’re missing, something that’s conformity me from getting well…  Co-infections are person of those things.  We’d treated in the place of Bartonella, and even for Babesia a brief bit just based on the circumstance that I had symptoms for those infections, yet he wanted to know exactly which we were dealing with so we could budge forward attacking those things more effectively.

My results were determinate for two strains of Lyme, Bartonella, Babesia, and Ehrlichia.  Woof.

In addition:
I had a pretty terrible digression at the beginning of August, which felt like it came out of nowhere.  I’d been doing mostly fine, and then one evening when Ty and I were at his parents’ habitation for dinner, I was like “hmm, on a sudden my back hurts terribly…  Must subsist from carrying my nephew around whole morning…”  And within 30 minutes I looked at Tyler and afore~ “I really don’t feel considerable.”  This was a pretty honorable indication of what was to tend hitherward, because I never tell anyone I slip on’t feel good unless something is self-same, very wrong.

I could feel this incidental event coming on, and it felt frightful.  My skin started to disadvantage– my entire body– just hurt, in the weirdest and ut~ uncomfortable way.  This wasn’t my normal joint pain or sharp/stabbing/shooting task, it was general pain of my skin…  Like underneath my skin was lined through something painful..  Almost like electricity? (full of fire sensations are not uncommon for me, this is fair a quite severe case)…  It was likewise bad that by the time we got home, just trying to respond to Tyler’s questions was torturing.  Talking was painful.  Breathing was arduous.  Any movement of my body whatsoever was excruciating.  It lasted entirely night and thank God when I woke up the next day it was gone.

Not just Lyme & Co-Infections:  
Sooo, at my nearest appointment I just briefly mentioned this digression in a manner that was like “well, I did take this weird evening that was veritably bad, but it was that solitary incident and I’ve been mainly well the entire rest of the month, to such a degree, I’m doing well..”  Turned loudly my doctor didn’t like the sounds of that incidental narrative at all (…shocking).  He positively told me he was worried near MS or another neurodegenerative disease (Lyme be able to turn into these other diseases…), which shocked me that he admitted those things to me likewise bluntly.  He ordered a brain MRI by a neuroquant analysis (extra imaging– additional on this later) to rule uncovered these possibilities, but also to ascertain the level of likely inflammation in the brain and the account(s).  Like I mentioned in the presence of, my doctor keeps saying “you’ve been treating a ~ time enough, there’s something else that’s support you from getting completely into release.”  So we’ve been working on figuring out what those other things are…  Knowing the sort of co-infetions we’re fighting was one thing.  The MRI would effuse some more light on what we’re missing.

I had an appointment and got those results this dawn.  Drumroll please…  My MRI showed ~t one abnormalities (no lesions or anything indicative of MS..).  Hallelujah!  What was in fact fascinating to me was the neuroquant resolution.  These results showed abnormal sizes of indisputable parts of my brain.  He reported this is common with Lyme and mold toxicity…  Specifically from biotoxins from cropped land of these, which cause swelling of the brain.  My neuroquant analytics shows that I have swelling and conflagration from both Lyme and mold, for the most part mold!  If you don’t discern much about mold toxicity, this isn’t the most good news.  My doctor is sending the results to another doctor so the neuroquant results be possible to be more thoroughly analyzed, so we be possible to figure out exactly how to continue.

The MRI did show cysts in my sinuses, which my doctor wants me to follow up with an ENT about. I had every MRI about 10 years ago subsequent a strange episode, and it showed the identical thing back then…  And I did call on an ENT in college when I got my tonsils out, but I don’t recantation going over my old MRI results.  It’s on the agenda.

The MRI yielded considerable information…  We ruled out MS and degenerative diseases, and construct swelling and inflammation from not appropriate Lyme, but mold toxicity.  Now we be sure mold toxicity is one other action that’s keeping me from acquirement into remission.

We’re also re-testing my viral loads, because we haven’t checked them for over 2 years, and 2 years past my viral loads were off the charts.  This is likewise a huge contributor to not getting better.

So, we continue to small piece away the pieces.  I’m continuing to bargain Lyme, Bartonella, and Ehrlichia with Azithromycin and Bactrim, and pulse in Alinia for two weeks ~ward, two weeks off, and am doing a ordeal pulse of Flagyl for the sum of ~ units weeks I’m not on Alinia; and I beating in Malarone for 4 days each two weeks to treat Babesia while I’m not taking the Alinia.

I be conscious of being good that we’ve discovered renovated things in the last few months that are aiding in the effectiveness of my manipulation.  Remission is out there.

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