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Visual Afterimage Man
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I stopped all meds on Sunday 11/3/07 and have been taking a break since then.

I had been on a high dose of flagyl for two weeks that nearly killed me. SO I figured I deserved the break.

Since stopping abx, the depression and anxiety has decreased substantually. It's still there, but it's minor. Such a relief!!!

But I'm sooooooo tired all the time. I fall asleep at 8:00 PM. I'm foggy brained and groggy all day long. Coffee doesn't do the trick.. it just makes me dizzy.

Sheesh... what is this? LYME? Or YEAST? Or my body trying to rebalance? I've been on abx for 1 year solid with no breaks at all.

I'm worried about Yeast because I have a terrible mess in my mouth in the mornings. It gets better as the day goes on, but still a bad taste lingers.

Does this sound like anybody else out there?

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Yes it could be yeast and yeast symptoms overlap with Lyme. There is a test you can do in the morning. Here it is:
How to take the test...

Fill a glass with room temperature filtered or bottled water. Before you eat or drink anything first thing in the morning, spit a fair amount of saliva into the glass of water. Leave the glass untouched for up to one hour, checking it every 15 minutes or so.

If you test positive for Candida, you will find "string-like legs" traveling down into the water from the saliva, as well as cloudy saliva collecting on the bottom of the glass and cloudy specks of saliva that seem to be suspended in the water. Of course, depending on how severe your Candida is, the saliva will react in varying degrees. If you don't have Candida, the saliva should float on top of the water in a compact blob and not have any string-like legs or cloudy specks of saliva floating in the water.

Sceptical of this test? Asked different family members to take it for comparison purposes. I did and my hubbies floats.

Here is a visual Candida spit test
There is a lot of info on yeast in the internet. I use www.yeastconnection.com Also, Dr. Cook has several very good books on it.

Here is a link on this board to a discussion on yeast. Do a search. There are many more.
Lymenet post on yeast

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5dana8
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Hi Visual Afterimage Man

I am so sorry your are going threw this [Frown]

Just wanted to mention your body could still be clearing out the herx/toxins. When I stopped all meds it took me a good month to feel better again. Are you doing anything for detox/ maybe some detox teas may help?

But as abacomah suggested it could also be yeast, make sure to ask your doc about this.

I have been fighting yeast problems it for a long time now & it can makes me feel like a limp rag. Have been back on the diflucan now for 2 weeks & having really good days

Hope you can feel better soon

hang in there [group hug]
Dana


none of the above is medical advise...just my 2 cents

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5fdana8-when you stopped meds, did you have herx-like symptoms? I stopped my meds, but thought I was having a relapse, so went back on..maybe I should have "toughed it" out
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Michelle M
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Visual,

Whew!!! A breather!!

Did you see your LLMD?

What'd he say?

Now:

Did you get on Theralac?


One or maybe a couple a day till you get stabilized.

Then lots of water and lemon. Walks if you feel up to it. Early bedtimes and lots of rest. REAL food. Low stress. Cut yourself a little slack. See if it helps.

Don't cut corners on Theralac.

Don't make me come over there!!!!

[Wink]

Congrats on getting to a resting spot, at the very least. Give yourself a bit of a break.

Michelle

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Lymetoo
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Don't cut corners on Theralac.

Don't make me come over there!!!!

[lol]

Lyme symptoms list compared with yeast symptoms
http://flash.lymenet.org/ubb/Forum1/HTML/021202.html

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Marz
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I was told yesterday to stop antibiotics (doxy) for one month. So this is my first day off.

If I get very sleepy I'll be thrilled since I'm so tired, but never sleepy.

A few months back I misunderstood and stopped mistakenly and after two weeks relapsed, called LLMD and was told to get back on.

This break is to get rid of toxins. Is that the reason you've stopped? IS THIS A NEW THEORY? (sorry I'm not yelling, I just don't know how to make bold print here.) I had thought the keets were supposed to be attacked unrelentingly.

I didn't question it, just so glad to not be on anything. Maybe I'll even start having dessert! (while continuing a probiotic however.)

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