Lemons 'n Lyme

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LLMD, Christmas, and My New Treatment Plan

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I hope you all had a wonderful Holiday! Christmas at home with my family was wonderful- low key and easy, just how we like it. Christmas Eve consisted of our family’s annual walk down to the national Christmas tree. 

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We always count how many trees we see in people’s windows on the walk- 140 this year! I didn’t get anything too exciting but I did get Dr. Horowitz’s new book and I’m slowly working my way through that. I can’t wait to finish it.

I saw my LLMD on Monday, before Christmas, and learned a lot! We had done virus and mold testing which both came back positive (VERY high levels of Ochratoxin A along with being positive for 3 viruses). We are doing the DMSA heavy metal toxins test next week. My doctor said all her patients with just Lyme are getting better while the ones with these other viruses or issues in the way are not. We have to address those first to get to the Lyme.

So I am now on a new treatment plan:

-IV for Mold (a very strong anti-fungal) 4 days a week w/ 3 days a week of Vancomycin

-Taking Cholestyramine to draw the mold out

-On 2 different anti-parasitics (I traveled a lot and I’ve had parasites in the past, we think they haven’t been eradicated)

-Anti-viral prescription

-Mepron on the days of Vancomycin

-Rifampin for the Lyme

I’m so happy because I am on less antibiotics and have cut my pill load down. We also cut out some tinctures because it was too much and I didn’t feel like they were doing anything. I still take a butt-load of supplements though. My family and I are cautiously  optimistic that addressing these other road blocks will help get me better but I’m keeping my fingers crossed. I really think we are getting somewhere now! Dr. Horowitz does discuss this in his book, that most Lymies have all these other things to address besides just the Lyme in order to get better.

My new IV is a drip bag (my old ones were an eclipse ball) so that has been fun…

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The first night we didn’t have an IV pole yet so my nurse made my dad hold the bag up for me. My dad wasn’t having that so he hooked me up the chandelier! I’m sorry this post hasn’t been too exciting- I’ve really just spent my days juicing, eating giant salads, and doing treatment. 

Wishing you all a happy, healthy NEW YEAR!

 

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Author: Lemons 'n Lyme

So, my name is Victoria. I was recently diagnosed with chronic/long-term Lyme Disease. It has been one of the biggest reliefs of my life. I finally have an answer for all the pain I've been in for years. I'm 20. I love to bake and cook. I created this blog to 1) chronicle my recovery 2) share my recipes. My recipes are geared to those with Lyme in terms of nutrition and anti-inflammatory, etc. My research has shown that eating a paleo/gluten-free/low-carb diet is best for those with Lyme, and although I try to stick with this I fail horribly at times. Follow along and feel free to contact me! :)

2 thoughts on “LLMD, Christmas, and My New Treatment Plan

  1. Merry Christmas! Here is to a year of healing and wellness in 2014!

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  2. Victoria, I hope you feel better on this new treatment plan. Hang in there. I seemed like a lost cause, but God brought me through it and I’m still in shock. He can heal you, too! Hope you had a Merry Christmas!

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