Dizzy Dame Posted August 17, 2007 Report Share Posted August 17, 2007 Hi guys, Geez there are so many new faces here on Dinet! and it seems so many of the old-timers have been on Dinet vacation (myself included). Hello to everyone I haven't spoken to yet! I hope you've all found help and friendship here at Dinet.I've been absent for the past six months for a variety of reasons. In the fall I was diagnosed with advanced lyme disease after 1.5 years of searching for answers and being very disabled by my POTS and other symptoms. I started antibiotcs in Novemeber of 2006 but very quickly became severely ill after having a Herxheimer reaction to the medication. I spent the entire winter and spring bed-bound, having seizures regularly...and generally feeling like I'd been put through a trash compactor However, in May I restarted treatment (after a 2 month hiatus) on a lower dose of a different medication and so far things are going very well. I've begun to notice small improvements in my energy levels as well as my orthostatic vital signs (I can stand for 5 minutes and my pulse stays under 150!). I still have a very very long road ahead of me but I'm confident my health will continue to improve, slowly. I just wanted to check in to say hi to all my Potsy friends, and to let you know that so many of you have been in my thoughts and prayers even though Ive been absent for so long.Anyways, just wanted to stop in and say hello! I hope that others who are going through lyme treatment are having similar improvements!Hugs,Lauren Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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