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Aug 30, 2007
Can anyone can tell me how long it took to see some relief in symptoms after starting antibiotic treatment. I know are body's are all different. I just wanted to get some hope. I'm three weeks into IV Rocephin treatment. I feel awfull! Like I have been hit by a semi truck, trampled by a herd of elephants, or been sky diving and I hit the ground because my parachute failed to open.

Seriously, this disease is kicking my butt. I just feel so weird, so out of touch with reality. This is the second summer that has gone by and I have been unable to get outdoors to enjoy it. I wonder a lot if I really have Lyme or is it some other health problem. It's just a denial response that keeps running through my head. I have horrible back pain between my shoulder blades. I feel pain in that area when I turn my head to the left or right. I have a MRI requisition to have my throracic back examined. It probably won't reveal anything. I'm wondering if Lyme causes inflamation in that area. I don't know if I can get throught the MRI because its so chlosterphobic and I'm dealing with Lyme.

I guess I feel the Jarisch-Herxheimer reaction. They say you get worse before you get better. There are times when I wonder if the Rocephin is doing its job. I was thinking about stopping the treatment but I have to get tough and fight through it.

I have noticed that my muscle twitching has improved greatly. And my heart palpitations have subsided since starting treatment. So it might be the beginning of something good.

Thanks for letting me vent some.

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