I'm happy to announce that I'm walking without a cane and the pain from the "episode" on June 28th is gone.
It feels good to be back on track.
My energy is still low, although it's much better than when I was recovering from the muscle spasms and could barely stand for more than 3 minutes. Sometime's I get a little frustrated not being able to do projects or making dinner for my husband and daughter(she's 22) or being able to do chores and projects around the house. I've learned to just shut that voice down and tell myself that my number one job right now is to get well and that means taking it easy.
That's easier said than done!
One of the problems I have with taking it easy is that my muscles have lost all their muscle tone and they look like those of an 80 year old woman. I'm afraid of pushing myself physically for fear of another muscle spasm "episode". Those on the lyme Facebook groups complain about the loss of muscle tone, as well.
I just started adding some Orgain protein powder to my smoothies in the morning. I'm hoping this will help.
Here are my symptoms as of today:
fatigue - changes daily, but today it's about a 6
Numbness, tingling in feet are about the same as last month
swollen pads on bottom of feet near toes-have gotten better than last month, but still no progress since Dec.
dizziness- only when tired
difficulty finding words (1- 3-4 when really tired)
blurry eyes ( comes and goes)- this symptom drives me crazy
light sensitivity (negligible)
noise sensitivity (1)
startles easily (2)
muscle pain (comes and goes)seems to be better with taking the new supplement
less than last month
muscle weakness (6)
high pitch ringing in the ears/low pitch ringing - high pitch comes and goes, but less than last month
98.3 to 98.6
Down about 29 pounds (128)