Hope somebody out there can help my daughter is on IV Doxy and IV levaquin every day, she has been doing fairly well, its been a month, then about 3 days ago she started to go down hill.
Today is a really bad day she can't walk straight she keep bumping into things, she dizzy, she says the walls are moving, she thinks there are bugs on things she is touching,leg pain, hard time talking and speech is slow and stuttering, chest pains, hurts when she breath, back of knee caps hurt, her shins, elbows,wrist, back of neck is swollen, weak can't go on feeling, her arms are heavy, can't even text it hurts so much. Severe aniexty and body trembling
Anyone with answers please help Thanks Tammy
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Tammy, When my daughter was on IV Doxy and IV Rocephin, she was at her worst. She was "out of her mind" nightly for months. She was more suicidal than normal and was even homicidal.
Her pain was unbearable and she saw and heard many things that did not exist. She was either wiped out in pain or angry and raging.
She was also on oxycodone or another such med at the time and valium was on hand for each episode.
It was a horrible time but once on the other side of it, she has been better with pain in her head and the rages.
I remember in the Lyme movie that a lady that went to Dr.J went thru a horrible struggle to get on the other side of such pain.
With us, the valium helped and there were days when my daughter on her own, backed off of some of the meds.
Her llmd didn't get the fact that her normal herxes were rages and suicide attempts until the DR. observed some of this first hand in another patient. Then I was told, ok,now I get this. I am so sorry....
My daughter was bitten by tens, if not hundreds of ticks and not sure if our biddies are just a bit worse or if the combined bites had intensified all of the symptoms.
Get help for YOU..This is so hard on the mom..We are supposed to get our children well and after a short time, many get tired of the story and that it isn't resolved. It is also hard on marriages.
Let the yellow jackets go and find some true friends that will stay for the duration.
Watch for escalation in mental symptoms and treat quickly. Paranoia, OCD, cutting, objects of doom and gloom, etc..
Good luck and may you find the help you need..I think there is a teen site at the Chester Co. Pa Lyme Support Group site. It might help..lmt
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