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!
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