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Karenelee
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I slept without sleeping meds last night and the night before for the first time in about a year.

I'm so happy. One less med. From nine down to eight. (I was treated for symptoms for years so my meds include psych, cardiac and pain meds)

My doc felt I might do better with taking Magnesium Tuarate 200 mg at bedtime, which is apparently making it easier for me to sleep. It may also help, eventually with my cardiac symptoms. Apparently Lyme somehow lowers magnesium.


My understanding of lyme continues to develop. I'm slowly getting a glimpse of understanding that most people that have it as a chronic condition do no ever get rid of it. But they can get healthier and have nearly trouble free times but are prone to relapse and need for more treatment. Is that the way you see it?

Seeing the meaning of chronic lyme objectively is easier than seeing it as a personal situation, know what I mean?

I'm also getting an idea that the essential missing thing is that people treat the bacteria, but also need to detoxify from the toxins that the live and dying bacteria create.


I'm trying to learn as much as I can about detoxifying. I see that the tricky part is keeping a moderate detox going long term. Big detoxes can be damaging, no detox can be damaging. Just enough, and the right kind. So I have more to learn.

Any way,

here's to sleeping without a sleeping pill!

Karen

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Congratulations! That's really good news!

I agree with everything you said. I no longer fear relapsing, however. Maybe I will....but I've felt very good for nearly 3 yrs now and I no longer worry about it.

Onward, forward!! [Smile]

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Karen,

"Seeing the meaning of chronic lyme objectively is easier than seeing it as a personal situation, know what I mean?" I really think I do, although today I am struggling big time.

I am herxing pretty good I think with a lot of low back pain and flu symptoms and I am worried I have overdone it. Gosh I wish I could just let it go and not see it as something that I have "done wrong" - to not personalize it. It's the lyme - it's not about my character for crying out loud!!

Lymetoo, I'm glad that you still hang out with us even though you are so much better because it gives me hope.

wenan

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[QUOTE]Originally posted by wenan:
It's the lyme - it's not about my character for crying out loud!!
EXACTLY!

Lymetoo, I'm glad that you still hang out with us even though you are so much better because it gives me hope.

I'm happy to be able to give back and I'm glad I am able to give you hope!!

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Hey, something is happening to me. At last I can say something positive and not whine!

I'm not sure how to explain but for as long as I can remember(and that's a long time as I am pretty OLD). Anyway, as long as I can remember I have only woke up two times in my whole life and felt rested. Those two days were GREAT. I never knew anyone could feel like that.

That was several years ago and since then I am always just drop dead worn out day in and day out.

Well, anyway I just realized that when I wake up I am still tired but I feel different. It's like when I sleep I really sleep and it is doing some good.

I guess I could discrbibe it like this.

If you had a battery that was constanely ran clear down before you recharged it then it would take time before it was totally charged.

Well I wonder if that is what is happening to me?
Maybe since I have never gotten any good out of my sleep it will just take longer before I wake up rested.

Gee that sounds goofy but I really feel different. If I take I short hour nap during the day now it does more good then it used to do if I took a seven hour nap----and beleive me I have has to do that so many times in my life.

I hope I have given at least one person a little bit of hope.

And, yes I agree Lymetoo is a peach to hang out will us lame brains.

Thank you Lymetoo!! I appreciate you.

sick

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