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Friday, May 8, 2009

Melissa H's Biography

Melissa H, a 36 year old Lyme patient, lives in Virginia. She's been diagnosed with Lyme and Babesia. Her LLMD thinks that she probably has had Lyme since her childhood, but of course there's no way to really tell. In 1997, Melissa was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia. Shortly later in the year 2000, she was diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis. Both seemed to go away after about a year.

In July of 2007, Melissa began to have a severe headache. There was absolutely nothing that would decrease the pain so her doctor gave her a shot of steroids. (us Lymies are going *gasp* right now) Her headache went away, but it brought back Melissa's Fibro symptoms and they were very severe.

Once again, a specialist in Pittsburg diagnosed her with Fibromyalgia, but after she failed to get better with treatment he suggested that she get tested by IGeneX for Lyme Disease. Her test was positive and she didn't realize the long journey ahead. Upon starting Doxy, all of her Lyme symptoms came to surface: Dizziness,Insomnia,
weak,flu-like feeling, muscle spasms, tingling, twitching, rapid heart beat, all over muscle PAIN, ringing in ears, sensitive to sound, sensitive to smells and was bedridden for the summer of 2008.

In Oct 2008, Melissa had a picc line put in for 4 months. She should have had it longer but she could not financially keep the IV's. So now Melissa is on oral pulsing antibiotics, but she is in pain every day!

Melissa is married with two children. She would like to ask prayer from you all. Melissa desires relief from the pain and for her faith to stay intact. Please pray for guidance on which protocol is best for her and pray for Comfort and Hope that she is going to get better. Melissa wants her life back so she can be the mom and wife she needs to be! She is praying for all the other lymies that are going through the same thing. She wants knowledge and research from the doctors for this awful disease.

Melissa wants to send a special Thank You to her mom for getting her through this as much as possible. And a special Thank You to her online Lymie friend Valinda who is going on this journey with Melissa! God Bless You All!


  1. Melissa, I can feel your struggles. I have 2 children and was bedridden for almost 2 years... I know how hard this is. I am keeping you in my thoughts. While we go through the fight all we can do is LOVE, our children know we love them.... I do know the guilt and heartache knowing you cannot care for your children the way they deserve. Just Love...

    Peace & Blessings to you and yours

  2. Lord, Praying for Melissa's health to be restored better than ever. Thanking you for her on line lyme friend.

    And asking for more awareness, doctor's to help with lyme and company and for better testing and treatment. AMEN


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I am living my life. I've treated Lyme, Bartonella, Candida and Heavy Metal Poisoning. My symptoms were drastically improved after 2 years of treatment. I did well for a year or two and then started having a backslide in August of 2011. I've been seeing my doctor since March 1 2007. I have severe D defiency, but my Iron levels are now normal (after Iron infusions). I'm treating with oral antibiotics currently for Lyme, Bartonella and Babesia. I'm living life as full as I can with the skills that I have and the love I receive. My recent labs showed a very weak immune system and low Cortisol. So we're fighting to bring that back up. Some therapies I'm using are IV Vitamin C, HBOT treatments and herbal remedies plus yeast fighting medicines along with medicines to boost cortisol levels. I've not used the HBOT in a while, but I found it helpful. I'm on a load of oral antibiotics again because the herbal remedies alone were not effective enough. Living life as full as I can with the skills that I have and the love I receive!