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Wonko
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This is more of an update than a question, any feedback or comments are welcome.

I've been treating Lyme/Bart for over a year with slow but steady improvement and a lot of Herxing.

For the last couple of weeks, I've paused or reduced all of my abx while I tackle some professional issues.

Laying off the meds, I've noticed a steady improvement in how I feel. I've never been good at rating my level of functining, but I'd say I'm at about a 70% of ideal for maybe 6-7 hours of the day before I decline.

Stamina, aches/pain, and later in the day neuro symptoms are the biggest concerns, but I actually feel well enough to work for parts of the day without my symptoms interfering or distracting me.

I don't feel well enough that I would consider stopping treatment for good at this time. But it is reassuring to me how well I can feel during this planned break.

The last time I took a treatment break was around July and I did not fare nearly this well. I'm taking my current success on less meds as a positive sign that I am improving. I am glad I am at a stage where I can adjust my treatment as needed to allow for bursts of productivity.

I hope to resume full treatment in early Feb.

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Chronic Triathlete
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I've had a similar experiences. Been off abx since July. Felt better (85%) for a month or two then back to where I was when on on them (60-70%). Now, after 6mos. I can feel old stuff creeping back. Going back on abx next week.

I think it's good to take a break from time to time to see what's real and what's not. Clearing the abx and any herx feelings gave a a good barometer of progress.

Keep at it.
/CT

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10.24.07 Sick
03.31.08 Diagnosed IGeneX WB with Bb
04.08.09 Fry Bart

Updated 02.06.10 On an ABX break since July 09, gluten-free, lots of exercise.

My blog: http://www.chronictriathlete.com/wordpress

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DaveNJ
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Wonko,

that is good news...half of this battle is knowing what you are doing is working....sounds like that's the case....enjoy this break and get ready to fight the fight.

Dave

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Snailhead
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Hi Wonko, What exactly are you taking, if you don't mind sharing? Thank you.
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