Category Archives: Lyme

Unscheduled hospital visits…

… yeah, so I had some really bad heart palpitations 2 nights ago and ended up calling an ambulance at 1am.  This has been happening quite a lot in the evenings lately, but this time it was unbearably painful. Long story … Continue reading

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The daily grind

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Understanding Chronic Lyme Disease

It’s obvious from talking to a few people that hardly anyone understands what having chronic Lyme disease means.  This is not surprising as I barely knew myself until a few months ago — but I have educated myself through a … Continue reading

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Bactrim, herxes and headaches

An update on my progress.  I’m now taking all of Plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine), Akamin (minocycline) and Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim).  The latter one is relatively new and is to treat the Bartonella co-infection that I have. I’m not sure if it’s … Continue reading

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Co-Infection

It turns out I have a co-infection of Bartonella which is most likely to be the thing responsible for the pericarditis.  I get to start on Bactrim this week.  Lovely. In other news, I have a second herx starting. 😦

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Herx Force One

I appear to be having a major “herx” reaction to my meds. This is apparently “good” because it means the drugs are working. Basically, it’s a result of the bacteria dying and spilling their guts into my blood stream – … Continue reading

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Headaches

I’ve been experiencing bad headaches all week and today’s is awful.  I don’t know if it’s the drugs starting to work and causing a herx or if I just have a headache from the disease. 400mg of Ibuprofen 2.5 hours … Continue reading

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Living with Lyme

I am writing this blog post because I want to raise awareness of an increasingly common condition across the world.  This is my history leading up to my recent discovery. After many years of thinking something was wrong with me … Continue reading

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