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[QUOTE=kitty9309;3797852]What a small world! I am in Laurel as well. :D

Bill- Can I ask what your biggest symptoms were?

Did you herx? ( I may have already asled you that- sorry) I heard that the Benicar can reduce the herx.

I also worried about the MP, but was glad to see that he only uses part of it. My Vit D level was 34 from my endo and he said it should be closer to 60! Vit D is an anti-inflammatory. I don't want to become a mushroom. I think the sum is healthy for us in moderation.:cool:[/QUOTE]

My biggest symptoms was severe fatigue, along with brain fog. I couldn't concentrate and my memory was for crap; I'd forget things that my wife said a mere 2 minutes ago, I swear I was worried I had Alzheimers. :)

I didn't notice any herxing per se. I felt so lousy that I probably would not have noticed it anyways.

Your Vit-D level wasn't that bad then. Mine was lousy to say the least. I'm still on the Vit-D supplements to keep the levels up, plus I have to avoid the sun due to a close call with skin cancer (Melanoma - the deadly variety).

My wife was also tested by Dr M because we wanted to have a child and wanted to find out if she had become infected as well. Surprise, surprise, she showed antibodies to Lyme'sl - we think it was due to exposure to bodily fluids, as Lymes can be found in any body fluid. But her test bands weren't strong enough to earn her a positive. Dr M thought it was similar to a situation like HIV where you can't catch it via kissing, but you can get enough of the virus to generate antibodies to it and show exposure. :(

So we get the go ahead to get her pregnant, and dang it, she gets bitten by a deer tick in our yard, despite my harping on her to tick check herself after yard work. But we catch it quickly and it's only been attached 2 hours. We got her on Cefzil asap, and we hope it was enough to keep her from being infected. Best we could do, since the other abx are not fetus-safe. So now I have to worry about the kid being infected as well, though he shows no obvious symptoms so far - but how can an infant tell you? :)
[QUOTE=Bill S;3798169]My biggest symptoms was severe fatigue, along with brain fog. I couldn't concentrate and my memory was for crap; I'd forget things that my wife said a mere 2 minutes ago, I swear I was worried I had Alzheimers. :)

I didn't notice any herxing per se. I felt so lousy that I probably would not have noticed it anyways.

Your Vit-D level wasn't that bad then. Mine was lousy to say the least. I'm still on the Vit-D supplements to keep the levels up, plus I have to avoid the sun due to a close call with skin cancer (Melanoma - the deadly variety).

My wife was also tested by Dr M because we wanted to have a child and wanted to find out if she had become infected as well. Surprise, surprise, she showed antibodies to Lyme'sl - we think it was due to exposure to bodily fluids, as Lymes can be found in any body fluid. But her test bands weren't strong enough to earn her a positive. Dr M thought it was similar to a situation like HIV where you can't catch it via kissing, but you can get enough of the virus to generate antibodies to it and show exposure. :(

So we get the go ahead to get her pregnant, and dang it, she gets bitten by a deer tick in our yard, despite my harping on her to tick check herself after yard work. But we catch it quickly and it's only been attached 2 hours. We got her on Cefzil asap, and we hope it was enough to keep her from being infected. Best we could do, since the other abx are not fetus-safe. So now I have to worry about the kid being infected as well, though he shows no obvious symptoms so far - but how can an infant tell you? :)[/QUOTE]

Interesting about your wife's results. I already had undiagnosed Lyme when I had my 2 kids. Dr. M did ask me "how they are". I do want to bring up maternal/fetal transmission with him at some point. I wasn't tested until 1997, after my son was born. I had the bulls eye in 1994 and never saw a doctor. Sounds dumb, but the rash didn't bother me. Hind sight really is 20-20!
It is scary to worry about your kids. Especially like you say, an infant. I could make a connection with some symptoms with my kids, but don't want to jump off the deep end and worry over nothing. We'll get there, though.





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