Hometown: San Francisco, CA
September 26, 2013
I've had Lyme Disease for 5 years. I was bit by a tick while camping in the Santa Cruz Mountains. After returning home, about three days later I found a bullseye rash on my back shoulder blade. My primary care physician refused to see me. An E.R. Physician confirmed Lyme Disease a couple of days later. It still took me almost 2 years to be treated. I finally found a LLMD, he's been treating me ever since. I also see a great LLNP.
It took almost two years before a physician Started treating me. Started protocol of Doxycycline 50 mg. 2 x day with Tindamax 500 mgs. Using VSL 3 DS, Vitamin D3 & Ester C 1,000. I've also taken courses of Zithromycim, Biaxin and Omnicef. I'm also working with a lyme literate Naturopath who is very knowledgeable and I've just started with supplements. I have just started 2,000 mg. of Amoxicillin along with Clarithromycin 1,000 mg. And Armour thyroid 30.
I've been coming to LEAPS for almost 2 years now, and I've met some of the best people ever. I joined wanting support and education about Lyme Disease and all the confusion around it. I have definitely found that here. Each time I come. I learn more about this crazy disease.
Born and raised in California. Lived Marin County, San Francisco, Pasadena and San Diego