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lemonade
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My daughter was supposed to start school this past week(7th grade). She was started on rifampin, zith, malarone, nystatin,and hydroxychloroquine 2 weeks ago.

Last Saturday she started herxing with flu like aches, and exhaution, etc. It has been difficult.

The worst is the anxiety. We've been trying valerian (which she doesn't think does anything) and L-Theanine which is helping but not enough.

She has the anxiety every day, not constant but at times very bad and over nothing.

Her doctor suggested antidepressents for the anxiety but I'm hoping the theanine will work.

We are very concerned about how long this will last and if I should get help for her with schoolwork.

I realize there is no way to know but does anyone have suggestions or experience with this?
Thank you!
Karen

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I;m sorry your daughter is having such a rough time.

If I were you I would focus on detox. Many of the herx symptoms (including anxiety) are due to too many toxins in the body from a massive die-off.

Some simple things you can try are lemon water and epsom salt baths.

Hope this helps and I'm sure others will be along shortly with more suggestions.

Lauren

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have you considered home schooling till she's feeling some what better.

if I was in the situation that is what I would do.

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She is drinking lemon water but she hasn't tried the epson salt bath yet. Yesterday she was really knocked out just taking a shower.

I've thought about a tutor but I'm not sure how long this will last. When I herxed (not on the same medicine), I would be bad for a few days then ok for a couple of weeks.
Each herx was slowly easier. With this I'm not sure what to expect.
Karen

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My daughter started getting really sick at the beginning of the school year last year but we didn't start treating for Lyme until January.

She was hardly ever able to go to school. We kept thinking she would be able to go back shortly but I finally pulled her out to homeschool her in March of last year. She still isn't able to go to school.

She was in a private school. I don't think the public school would have been as understanding during the months of absences.

I hope your daughter has an easier time and is able to go back to school.

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Anxiety was the first symptom of lyme that my daughter had. That and being extreemly tired. I was shocked that her test was positive and I have lyme as well so you'd think I would have been more aware! It can be very easily dismissed!

She had anxieties before being diagnosed but I think it could have been lyme all along. One curious thing.... when she was little (age3 and5) she had siezures. She had been lethargic but no fever. Since then she would see"sparkles" about once a month. She describes them like migraine aura. Since herxing she's seeing them all the time!

She is in a private school as well and I'm sure they will be understanding but I feel just awful!

I'm glad to hear your daughter's anxiety didn't last too long. I keep hoping I can help her get a handle on this quickly so she can function.

She just took her first detox bath and is drinking lemon water. I'm keeping my fingers crossed!
Karen
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My daughter's public school has been great. We had a note from the doctor stating she was medically not able to attend school, but was able to complete work at home. The school must provide a "tutor" --though she is not really a tutor-- just a homebound coordinator who comes to our house twice a week to pick-up/drop-off work or give tests. They are offering her math teacher additional money to come to our house to tutor occasionally, but we are also looking for our own tutor who can help with all subjects. As soon as she feels up to attending, they will work with us in whatever capacity necessary--shortened days, reduced schedule-- they will do whatever not to have a home bound teacher. On the flip side, I have been very cooperative with the school. I have provided doctors notes every time she has been absent, I have kept them posted on everything going on, I have kept in close contact with her teachers. I say "thank you" a lot! It is their job to provide an educational setting that is in your childs best interest. Having our daughter homebound temporary has relieved a lot of stress. Hang in there! Tina
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quote:
Anxiety was the first symptom of lyme that my daughter had
My daughter started with that, too. Along with migraines. Then other issues started snowballing.

She had to leave school midway through her junior year, but only went part time for a while before that.

She had to take summer school to keep up. Online classes helped. I work for the school district and had to BEG for homebound tutoring.

They supplied one teacher for help to finish her English class. They went through To Kill a Mockingbird together. My daughter laid on a bed in the TV room and the teacher sat in a chair along side her.

Her senior year, an alternative school in the district opened and she was able to work from home. They gave her a modified curriculum.

She was able to graduate on time.

Social anxiety was present, but got worse after a teacher violated and turned her theater friends against her. She had to confront the teacher, but he got to keep his job. She had to leave the school.

She is now attending three classes on campus at the community college. A challenge, but she is enjoying it.

So, there is hope.

Kelmo

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What is Her caffeine consumption ?
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