Interpreting Your Lyme Patients’ Ups & Downs For Greater Clinical Success
In my experience, teasing out what is doing what is one of the most challenging aspects of treatment. Patients don’t understand that treating Lyme/MSIDS is unlike anything else they’ve ever done before and that instead of feeling better, they are going to feel worse – often for a long, long time (years). For a great read: https://madisonarealymesupportgroup.com/2015/08/15/herxheimer-die-off-reaction-explained/ as well as: https://madisonarealymesupportgroup.com/2015/12/06/tips-for-newbies/.
Treatment is very hard and long. It is often also painful and time consuming. You pretty much revolve your life around the timing of pills, eating, and tinctures.
I find that patients that adopt an attitude of learning do far better than those who just want to be told what to do. The reason you need to learn all you can is that no two people respond identically to treatment and you are the expert on your body. Learn all you can, ask a lot of questions, and read about all aspects of health. It will all help you in the end.
alancing this new way of thinking takes some finesse but once you’ve learned how to balance life with this new way of thinking – everything is viewed through a different lens. If you allow it, illness can help transform you into a more caring and whole person.