Update: Pass the pennies, not the salt
Happy Tuesday! Firstly, welcome to all my new readers! I can’t believe how many friends have came and said hello since I started this Lyme blog about 3 weeks ago. (although technically it started out many years ago, but I had maybe 4 hits for all those years!) I try to make this blog half serious, half witty and a whole lot of fun. We need fun in our lives right now. So welcome, and hope you enjoy.
As for the title of this particular post, I had other titles in mind. Like, “Will this diarrhea ever end?”, or “I think my bowels are screwing with me“. But I played it safe, there’s a reason I’m semi-anonymous. (Just to let you know, NONE of my family know about this blog, not even my hubby). Why? I guess it’s my own little secret, a place where I can share my thoughts and feelings without worrying about what to write or be judged writing it.
Why the title? Well, lately, it seems like I’ve been chewing on copper. That’s what my mouth feels like. It’s so bad, that when I am talking to my little guy, he says “Mommy your breath stinks!” And then he runs away.
I know this one of the many symptoms of our dear friend Mr. Lyme. At first, I thought it was due to my GERD, but I don’t think so. It’s awful, but what can you do.
So, an update on my well being. A week ago, I was passed out on the couch. That kind of lingered on for another couple days. I started to feel better by the weekend. And then by Monday, I don’t even think the word Lyme entered my brain. That’s how good I felt. So for the past few days, I have been really good……. and now you can enter the BUT.
BUT, what I noticed ever since introducing the doxy, is that the bowel movements haven’t been kind. I was actually a bit scared of C. Diff. But I couldn’t possibly have that because it doesn’t fit the description (I will spare you the details). What I do know is that it only happens in the morning and when I eat something that is “dairy-like”. Like if I add almond milk to my gluten free cereal, or if I have eggs (I usually like this sunny side up). If I eat just a plain Ezekial 4:9 toast, I’m semi ok and don’t have to run to the bathroom.
I also noticed that within an hour of taking my 6 or so antibiotics, I will feel the effects, like nausea and this semi dizzy drunk feeling. This only lasts between 1-2 hours and then it passes. It gets better though every day. Well, that’s about it! This is good news I guess!?
If I ever knew I would be talking intimately about my breath and bowels to a potential 6 billion people, I never would have believed it.