I have been mostly a lurker for months but thought that I'd add an up story.
I think that things are starting to turn around. I hate to say this because when I am feeling good I usually nosedive, but we'll see.
I went hunting yesterday and they still had the crops in so I WALKED 3/4 of a mile to my tree stand, climbed a tree, and then walked 3/4 of a mile out and I never broke a sweat!!! Getting the mail used to be a painful struggle 6 months ago.
I have been experiencing "new" muscle pains reminiscent of working out instead of myalgia and arthritis. My muscles feel firm and strong again.
I am sleeping now uninterrupted, for about 7 hours, and don't take naps anymore during the day. I am having dreams again and don't wake up in the night to move my dead arms around.
My mood has definitely improved too. I can now include myself in B.S. sessions after work with the guys instead of hating everything. I still find it difficult to smile at times but a few are working their way out. The girls at the office said that they can tell a difference and I'm not so grumpy.
My body temp has been closer to 98.0 instead of 97 and 96. So I am getting somewhere.
I still have pages of symptoms that hinder me from being me, but I think I am off the bottom -- for now.
My current arsenal includes Azithromycin, Heparin, Cortef, Nystatin, Armour Thyroid, DHEA, B-12, Daily vitamin.
I still have painful hand cramps and joint pains, floaters, memory and thinking problems, IBS, High blood pressure (162/102), and internal vibrations, but things are looking up.
Possible infection in '98. Definite reinfection 1/06 itchy red streak from tiny bloated tick. Negative Elisa 2X. Clinical diagnosis by Dr C. 7/06. Immediately showed some signs of improvement.