This past week has been a rollercoaster of good days and bad days. The first part of the week, I got a raging headache everyday- always in the afternoon. My temples felt like they were going to burst. Sensitivity to light and sound did not help either. The only thing that makes these headaches go away is sleep. Every time I decided to sleep it off, I wouldn’t wake up for hours, sometimes even the next day. That happened 3 times this week.
Weirdly, Thursday and Friday I didn’t get headaches at all! Amazing! Yet, as soon as I thought they were over and done with, they reappeared Saturday and again on Sunday. What’s the deal?!
Also, my hair has been falling out. I’m finding my hair EVERYWHERE- all over my house. My guess is that it’s from stopping antibiotics, which I’ve been off of for almost a month. Last summer when I took a break from antibiotics, this same thing happened. I’m determined not to let it get the best of me though! I’m going to try taking Biotin tablets, which has had some successful results with other Lymies. One more pill to add to the ever-growing list!
Lastly, joint pain again. As always, it’s worst in my hands. The pain makes doing just about anything difficult. I’ve never noticed how much I rely on my hands until it hurts to use them!
This is what I do pretty much every time I feel bad. Pop on Netflix and try and relax a bit. Netflix is great. Once you pick out a show to watch, you can sit there for like 3 hours and never have to use your hands! After one episode ends, it automatically cues the next one for you! Perfect for joint pain! And insomnia, too.
I’m pretty sure this is all happening because I’m herxing off of my new herbal, MC-BAR-1. The drops are tasteless and tiny; I guess I underestimate how much they’ll affect me.
Like every herx, this will soon pass. In the mean time, more blankets and tv! Yay!