DAY 40

I heard back from my LLMD (I had e-mailed her to inquire about when I should start adding in my next meds) and she told me that I should be adding Doxycycline back in (gradually) starting with 1 pill twice per day, working my way up to the full dose of 2 pills twice per day eventually.

Was that a run on sentence?  I think it may have been but my brain is too tired to go back and read it.

Anyways, my short term memory is seriously lacking these days.  It is so weird!  I have always had such a great memory but lately I just feel like I am so forgetful!

I started the Doxy today and it sucked.  I feel like I need to slur my words if I even have the energy to speak and my body feels so floppy and heavy.  My neck and my back kill and my nausea is kicked up  notch with this lovely med.  (I do remember that I should not lay down for 40? 45 minutes? after taking Doxy)

What else do I feel?  Ummm I don’t know…I already can’t remember what I mentioned and I feel like I will repeat myself!  Tired?  Exhausted?  Headache from hell? Chest pain?  Shortness of breath from walking one step?

This all sounds horrible when I say it “out loud” and it is…but sometimes it really doesn’t feel like it is my reality.  I don’t think it ever will…until I am better.  I just feel like I am in a surreal bubble of symptoms consuming me and that none of this is actually happening.  I guess it is.

That’s all about this for now.

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DAY 39

Babs (as I so lovingly have pet named Babesia) is dying.  I can feel it.  My symptoms today are not nice at all.

I have a severe pain in my chest, shortness of breath and a hunger for air that I can’t seem to fill.  My heart is beating way too fast for anyone’s liking.

This pain and tightness in my chest is annoying as hell!  The nausea is still here and you better believe the headache is hammering away.

My eyesight really sucks today.  I’m a little forgetful and feeling pretty drained.

The only thing that makes me happy about this is the fact that I know the bastards are dying.  Just sucks that it is inside of my body.  Yuck.

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DAY 38 Symptoms

My symptoms crept up on me a little today.  Or rather, I tried to ignore them and pretend they weren’t there…well surprise!  Here they are:

Brutal headache

Head pain at back

Tightness in throat

Sore neck and shoulders

Nausea

Brain fog

Shortness of breath

Random cough

Heart palpitations

I am doing ok, just don’t feel the greatest.  I felt like I needed to document it.

I hope everyone is having a lovely evening 🙂

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DAY 1 Continued…

Now I am having some weird skin things happen today.  I don’t know if it is related to starting the treatment…or if it is just  part of being ill.  The rash is subsiding now, but it is so weird how it comes and goes!

This is my left forearm:

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And both my inner forearms have the classic vascular “chicken wire” pattern associated with Babesia:

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Weird stuff…but I am ok with it because I was prepared for this, I was warned to be expectant of odd rashes, feelings, symptoms, etc.   I am not surprised at all, but so weird to see my skin change right in front of my eyes.  I’m glued to the couch today, but at least I can see the sun is shining.

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