My Lyme Story: Filling the Pill Boxes

Can you Fit Anymore Pills in those Pill Boxes?

This picture of me with my pills, pill boxes and organizational sheet shows a typical weekday in the life of a treating Lyme patient. It takes me anywhere from one hour to two hours to fill up these pill boxes. I have it down to a science as you can tell. It makes it easier that way.

This picture of me with my pills, pill boxes and organizational sheet shows a typical weekday in the life of a treating Lyme patient. It takes me anywhere from one hour to two hours to fill up these pill boxes. I have it down to a science as you can tell. It makes it easier that way.

I am on approximately 22 different supplements to keep my immune system boosted during my treatment. Most of these I take twice a day and I take more than one each time. So that makes for a total of about 80 supplements a month I need to take so my kidney, liver, WBC, RBC and cortisol levels do not take a beating and can eventually take over in keeping my infection in check.

In addition, I am on anywhere from one to 4 different antibiotics and anti-malarials–all taken twice a day with more than one taken at a time. These total about 24 to 60 pills per month.

Thus, as you can see, treating for disseminated Lyme disease is both time-consuming and complicated, and burn out is common. For me, personally, I find it mentally exhausting, and oftentimes I fight to keep myself awake so I can finish filling my pill boxes in one sitting. Sometimes it gets the best of me, and I have to take a nap before finishing.

Energy is something I used to take for granted but not anymore. There’s so much I no longer take for granted.

2 thoughts on “My Lyme Story: Filling the Pill Boxes

  1. Throughout your battle with Lyme I have always been impressed with two things
    1) your compassionate and positivity
    2) your organizational abilities! If anyone can keep track of that many medications and supplements it’s you!

    Love you, Karen. I look forward to the end of this story. God is our hope and His mercies are never failing. Your story is so full of him. Thank you for keeping us updated. Praying for you, friend!

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