Wednesday, September 12, 2012

You give me fever

Haha you think someone is giving me fever, huh? Nope, you're wrong, BUT I do have a fever! Yay!

You're probably wondering why I'm excited about having fever. Well, I'll tell you why...

If you didn't know, I have Lyme Disease and I'm going through treatment right now. Lyme Disease is a bacterial infection caused by ticks. I struggled with health problems for about 8 years and doctors could never give me a reason why, until I found a doctor who thought to test me and sure enough, I tested positive! Because the infection has been in my body for so long, treatment can be rough and last quite awhile since the bacteria has embedded my tissues and organs. 

Like I said, treatment is rough. I take multiple antibiotics and tons (TONS) of supplements. Last night, I had a major herx. Yes, I said herx. You probably don't know what that is so I will gladly explain. Herx stands for a Herxheimer reaction which happens when an antibiotic is killing off spirochete bacteria and toxins are then released which causes intensified symptoms or new symptoms. This is why all my fellow Lyme patients say, "you have to get worse before you get better." Well, I say BOO to that!  So anyway, I was feeling ROUGH. My neck...well, my whole body was killing me. I started having chills and then feeling hot so I checked my temperature and it was...100.3!! That may not be high to you, but it's HIGH for me. Lyme patients either have HIGH temperatures or very LOW temperatures (that's me!) My body temperature ranges from (94-97). So when I looked at the thermometer, I almost fell over. I've never been so excited about fever even though I felt terrible. Fever shows that our body is fighting off infection. So of course I'm excited! It's killing the bacteria! Wohoo!

That was your Lyme Disease lecture for the day. Now I'm going back to bed to try and work off this herx. I hope you are having a great day! 


  1. Chelsea, I will be praying for your treatments to be quick and effective! I'm glad you stopped by the Wellspring so I could "meet" you and have this opportunity to pray for you.

  2. Aw thanks Laura! I really appreciate it! <3


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