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Topic: Health

Why I Haven’t Posted Since May

Wow, I really dropped the ball on this blog thing! It hardly got off the ground. Here’s why:

1. Writing is hard

I have no idea how some people blogged through their entire Lyme treatment. I’m on the road to recovery and I still struggle with writing.

The Past Month: The Good

Over a month without a new post! I’m not off to a good start here. I was hoping I could keep this going at a steady pace, but my energy has been up and down in the past month, and both of those kept me from posting.

New Meds, New Herx Symptoms

There’s something that happens when you treat Lyme and co-infections called the Herxheimer reaction. You can feel worse before you feel better, even though the treatment is working. Patients usually refer to it as a herx, or herxing. Some people are more or less sensitive to this than others, and I appear to be someone who doesn’t herx much.

First post!

Of course now that my blog is finally up and running, my mind is blank. Or maybe it’s not that I don’t have ideas but that I don’t know where to begin. It’s kind of weird starting a blog so far into my Lyme journey, but I know I couldn’t have managed it before now.