I suppose this post is past due. Just as the title says, I am officially in remission from Lyme disease! Praise God! At my last doctor's appointment, about a month ago, he declared me in remission and took me off the antibiotics (although I had already taken myself off them, more on that below). I am still supposed to be taking my herbal medicine (grapefruit seed extract, burbur, pinella, stevia, banderol & samento) but I'll be honest, I'm slacking in that area. I guess that's the part of me that just wants to be done with it all. I'm praying about it and seeing how the Lord leads me as to whether or not I should continue with all that stuff.
Towards the end of my third month of treatment, I started having stomach issues at which point, my doctor added flagyl. I couldn't handle the flagyl so I took it upon myself to stop ALL antibiotics about 2 weeks shy of my doctor's appointment. It was a gamble but I felt it was time. I listened to my body and trusted the Lord. It only took about 24 hours after stopping the antibiotics for my stomach issues to resolve and to feel MUCH better so it was further confirmation that I made the right decision.
Overall I would say it's been about 6 weeks since stopping the antibiotics and I'm still doing really well. I'm just so thankful for having energy and not needing to sleep all day! I do still have days here and there where I'm tired and I take my afternoon nap but it's no where near (and I mean NO WHERE NEAR) how tired I used to feel! My joint pain and muscle aches are gone, no more being off balance, no more daily nausea, no more insomnia, no more blood pressure issues (POTS syndrome), no light light/sound sensitivity, no more numbness/tingling/extremely cold hands & feet, etc., etc. I do still have my ocular flutter issue but honestly, I've learned to live with that. I thank the Lord that it's not severe. I supposed He is keeping that healing all to His miraculous self.
I'm slowly getting back into working out, walking my dog most days and working on building back up my endurance. I've gotten into painting which I really enjoy and may share on here at some point in the future. I'm just living life one day at a time and truly thankful for all that this experience has taught me. On to the next season!