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Jan 2, 2006
Hi all,

I'm new to this board, and this is my first post. I'm 27, from Toronto, Canada and I have been recently diagnosed as having Lyme disease using a DNA test from a lab here in Toronto. I have been sick for the past 5 years and spent the last 2-3 years looking for the root cause of my illness. I finally had a proper diagnosis last July and I was very glad my search was over.

I have started antibiotic treatment (Ketek; 400mg twice a day) since Dec 6th, and on the 23rd, I had my first herx reaction. I felt aweful -- high fever, body aches, headache, upset stomach, terrible chills, low energy, etc etc. My symptoms were mostly neurological (brain fog, blurred vision), but I also had shortness of breath that was sometimes quite severe. I would never be able to catch enough air no matter how hard and how deep I breathed; it's the worst feeling out there.

I still have a bit of a fever today and my brain doesn't want to function, but I have to come back to work because I'll be missing the next 4 weeks of work in order to receive intraveneous clindamycin.

I'll be getting married at the end of April and I really hope much of my symptoms (especially the brain-related ones) would clear by then. My fiancee have been the biggest supporter throughout these years and I honestly don't know if I would have made it without her. :angel:

I'd like to know if others here have been in a similar situation as myself, with mainly neuro symptoms, and managed to recover after a long-term treatment? I can't wait till I could feel like myself again. I used to be the top student in the class, now I even have difficulty reading a book. I want my old self back. :(

Thank you for taking your time to go through my post. I've been many posts here and I'm grateful to see all the love and care out there. May God bless you all!

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