Jun 10, 2010 2:17 PM GMT
Has anybody else from RJ been diagnosed with Lyme Disease? If so, how long do you think you had it before you were treated and how long did it take before you started to feel better?
Late last week I found out that I probably have it and began a month long course of doxycycline. The thing is that I feel worse now than I did in the five or six months leading up to being diagnosed. My knees and elbows don't ache constantly now - only when I'm fatigued. But I feel more run down, depressed and irritable than ever and I often feel nauseated too (possibly from the medicine). What I really want to do is sleep all the time. Sunday night I got a good eight hours of sleep, then got up on Monday, stayed awake for two hours and had a five hour nap. I slept well last night, but can barely fight the urge to go back to bed.
In my case it looks like I was infected last fall and didn't recognize it until things got really uncomfortable a couple of weeks ago.