Lyme disease imitates a variety of health issues and its severity can vary from person to person creating a different experience.
I knew something was wrong!
My first Lyme disease symptoms started in the summer months coinciding with the height of the tick season. I didn’t suspect a thing until I began having health symptoms.
My Personal Symptoms:My experience did not include the usual bull’s eye rash. My symptoms included; joint aches, head-aches, dizziness, fatigue, ringing in my ears. I began to lose weight. I lost 57 pounds of normal body weight and when the doctors got involved I had to be fed intravenously under the care of the University Hospital. The medical staff was not able to diagnose the symptoms, and my health started to decline rapidly. Finally a friend encouraged me to ask the doctors if Lyme disease could be behind my symptoms. Sure enough, the blood test came back positive for Lyme disease.
The Treatment Options that I Explored
I accepted the barrage of antibiotics to get my Lyme disease under control-two years of which were spent completely sidelined. I was forbidden from doing any sort of physical activity during that time. I traveled from medical facility to hospitals and clinics during my experience with Lyme disease. After failing to be helped by multiple trips to Mayo clinic, and delays in my diagnosis, I began diligently studying and applying natural medicine on my own to improve my health and odds of survival. I used a variety of herbal, homeopathic, nutritional interventions, and detoxification therapies.
My biggest struggles with Lyme disease
Had multiple life-threatening side effects, septic staph infections, dangerously elevated liver enzymes, elevated Sed rate, very low white count, and numerous other serious issues, including mercury poisoning? In most of the cases I have learned about, the infection and its symptoms are eliminated by antibiotics, especially if the illness is detected and treated early. Delayed or inadequate treatments can lead to more serious symptoms, which can be disabling and difficult to treat, which was my experience with Lyme disease.
What I have learned
With my experience I discovered that improving my overall diet may be one of the most important steps to Lyme disease recovery. The diet should include anti-inflammatory foods, and that also support my immune system. This generally means eating fruits, vegetables, and high quality proteins to give me the raw materials my body needs for proper health. It also means that I need to avoid sugar, which suppresses my immune system.