Tag Archives: Lyme Disease

The pain issue…

It’s been about eight and a half years since I’ve had a doctor willing to work with me on pain management. This has been very, very difficult because Lyme disease IS inflammation (among other things) and, to oversimplify, inflammation IS … Continue reading

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Lyme disease: Is there anything it can’t mangle?

My new doctor, Dr. T., thinks I might have pulmonary sarcoidosis, a condition that involves granulomas developing lungwise due to inflammation. Sarcoidosis can also affect the skin and other organs. The diagnosis isn’t confirmed yet, but it would make sense … Continue reading

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Why are we still sick?

New and exciting research has emerged in the “Chronic Lyme Disease is an autoimmune syndrome” field. The short version, as I understand it, is that people who have trouble recovering from Lyme Disease seem to have a different antibody profile … Continue reading

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Hope has side-effects

My health has been very up and down recently, with I think a general trend up. I’ve gotten out of my old moldy room, and I’m taking the correct meds, and sticking to all the other healthy behaviors I’m supposed … Continue reading

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Lyme and mold: The PB&J of misery.

Just when I thought my health situation couldn’t get any more complicated… Oh! Hello, mycotoxicosis. How long have you been sitting there? One of the many things Lyme Disease does is suppress, distract, and otherwise incapacitate a normal, functioning immune … Continue reading

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The state of my throat

The speckled lava throat was strep. A mutant strep or something, because it didn’t resolve with just one ten-day course of Augmentin (the generic of which goes for over $100 per thirty pills at Walgreens; my stupidly high prescription insurance … Continue reading

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Fridge Horror

While going through my old livejournal, I found this entry: About this time yesterday morning I noticed that I had completely no strength. I don’t know what’s wrong with me, but I couldn’t stand up in the shower– I was … Continue reading

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Throat imps

I don’t know how many Lymies read this blog, but I’m wondering if anyone else has experienced this: sometimes, when I’m taking a lot of stuff to help my immune system and fight off the Lyme, candida, etc. my tonsils … Continue reading

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Not nearly the Fittest…

One of the slightly less awesome considerations in the otherwise peachy package of being an invalid is the simple fact that The Apocalypse Is Cruel. I capitalized that because if I ever start a band it’s probably going to be … Continue reading

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Reserved

My handicapped parking permit expired yesterday. Because of my birthday happening.1 My resentment over my 30th birthday, which is towering, isn’t a vanity thing. 30 isn’t old, and if you say it is I’m not too old to cut you. … Continue reading

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