Lyme Disease Treatment
Life. That’s what happens when you’re making other plans. I was just about to start marketing Write Your Story Workshops when my twenty-four year old daughter called telling me she was feeling bad– again. For the past 8 years she has been dealing with Lyme disease. Aware that she was bitten by a tick while on a camping trip, she didn’t think much of it and neither did I.
Shortly before her trip she had been in bed with mono so when she never really recovered from the fatigue, the doctor at UC Medical Center in San Francisco, where we went for a consult, said it was simply the Epstein Barr virus. After a well-intended lecture on the bell shaped curve, the doctor bid us farewell.
My daughter never started feeling better. Obviously, it wasn’t just the bell shaped curve! Thus began the quest to diagnose an overwhelming number of ailments from stomach pain and depression to joint pain, excessive weight gain and crippling fatigue. Something was dreadfully wrong, but none of the doctors we saw had an answer—and we saw a number of doctors. One even suggested she take ADD medicine for energy!
Somehow, my daughter persevered. She finished her general education requirements at a community college and went on to enroll as a pre-med student at a 4-year college. Midway through the semester she called and told me she felt like she was dying and I needed to find a doctor who could help her. In 2009, five years after the tick bite, she received a diagnosis: Lyme Disease. And thus began a quest for wellness that on two occasions nearly killed her.
Most recently, our journey has taken us to Arizona, where we have finally found a clinic that knows what they’re doing. After IV antibiotics, hosts of supplements, homeopathics, Rife Machines, and Infrared saunas, mediation, diet plans and everything else under the sun, It looks like my daughter will finally get her life back.
We’re staying with friends and internet is sketchy at best, which is why I haven’t been able to post on a more regular basis. Things should be back to normal by April 1—no foolin’.