My GP agreed to let me get my blood drawn for the much more accurate Western Blot Lyme test. He was cool about it. Didn't put anything in my chart about it, and I sent it of myself with the $410. He, also, went ahead and prescribed doxycycline since that is what I will take if I do, in fact, have Lyme. He prescribed it for "acne" and gave me three months worth.
I don't really think I have Lyme as much lately. Honestly, I don't feel I'm quite as sick as so many others I read about. That said, I've had the low grade fever every day for two weeks now, whereas it used to be only a couple days a week for the past two years.
The day after I started the doxy, I felt more pain than usual. I was miserable for two days. I woke up in severe pain and it continued the entire day. The only relief I got was when I took a pain pill twice a day. It allowed me to function, thankfully.
On days 4-7, however, I had the least amount of pain I had experienced in the two years I have been sick! We were in Chicago and doing a lot of walking, and I handled it really well. I was able to do things without having to rest all the time. My joints weren't aching. My fatigue was even better!
I forgot to take my evening dose of doxy on Monday and guess what? I hurt badly again on Tuesday.
It APPEARS to me that the antibiotic is helping with my pain. Hmmmmmmm. Does that mean we are dealing with Lyme?
I guess we shall find out when my test results are back. (Hopefully in another week)
|Lyme Test~Blood drawn and sent to lab on September 19th|