I have two important doctors appointments coming up next month and I’m hoping they’ll shed as much light on my situation as my last appointment did.
On a whim, I asked my doctor if he could check my vitamin D level. Several years ago I was a little low and I was curious to see where I was at now. The vitamin D reference scale is 32 – 100. My result was 10.5, which puts me in the range of severely deficient!
My doctor prescribed me a therapeutic dose of vitamin D and needless to say I’ve been sitting in the sun for at least 20 minutes everyday since then.
I’m hoping I’ll feel some relief from my symptoms as my vitamin D level increases. I have to be re-tested again in three months.
On July 7th I have an appointment with a Lyme Literate Medical Doctor (LLMD) to do a more accurate and thorough test for Lyme disease and common co-infections, such as: babesia, bartonella, and mycoplasma.
On July 27th I have an appointment with the Neurologist who specializes in dysautonomia. Only 35 more days! I’ve been waiting five months to see this doctor!
Besides all of that, I’m managing my symptoms carefully. I have a better understanding of how to avoid over-doing it. I’ve also discovered some useful “hacks” to help me through day-to-day activities. For example, it’s not uncommon to see me wearing sunglasses in the grocery store to help reduce the sensory stimulation from the bright lights and movement around me.
I don’t always do this, but helps on days when I’m feeling a little “off.”
I have good days, bad days, and sometimes even great days. There’s little doubt in my mind that someday my great days will out number the bad. It’s just a matter of getting there!