2020 was a pivotal year for me. For so many years I was told “well you have a thyroid condition” to explain any symptom thrown at me but nothing was working to make it better. I was constantly exhausted, constantly in pain, Chronic migraines and inflammation with weight gain on top of it all. Did I mention exhaustion?
My vitamin D levels were so low with no explanation & everyday I joked my body was trying to tell me something but everyday it was trying to tell me something different! My story began with low vitamin D for no reason, every doctor I saw told me “ your body must just not absorb it” Eventually my thyroid tanked and again no reason and every doctor tried but with no success.
In June of 2020 I was hit with debilitating fatigue- i had a thyroid condition so I knew tired but this was different. i slept 18 hours a day, I couldn’t keep my eyes open at work.. this was when I was formally diagnosed with Lyme disease! i the standard 21 days of antibiotics and saw improvements. In the fall i relapsed and fell like CRUD again so I was referred to a Lyme literate physician and he determined that all of my symptoms although some thyroid related were most likely due to Lyme wrecking havoc on my body for many years. He immediately started me on an antibiotic protocol and i started to see improvements! I changed my diet, removed stress as much as possible, started tracking symptoms and monitoring patterns and triggers. I slowly saw my energy come back, I could get through my day without needing a nap or 2! I had less anxiety and I started to have days where I had NO pain or symptoms! It was the miracle I had prayed so long for. I’ve been able to lower my anxiety meds, thyroid medication and hopefully soon will be able to pulse antibiotics for Lyme. My vitamin D levels are the highest they’ve been in YEARS and I know it’s because my body is finally healing
I am confident that I’m on the road to remission with Lyme and a place where my thyroid will react the way it should..
Always trust yourself.. advocate for yourself and if you don’t like an answer keep digging. Healing is possible!
Hi! My name is Alex (or Al), I’m 19, and I use he/him pronouns. I have been fighting against progressive, chronic,...