I went to go to post that OMG I FOUND MY KEYS I FOUND MY KEYS and realized that my further annoyance about lyme and doxy and stuff I thought had posted on probably Monday or Tuesday in fact did not post. Hence no forthcoming comments. Anyway, that's below, and somewhat old news since my current whining is about eating with doxy. But!
OMG I FOUND MY KEYS I FOUND MY KEYS the main keychain that had gone missing in a 5 min run in and out of the apartment that had my bikeshare fob (fortunately can use credit card but more cumbersome) and that had my MAILBOX KEY (far more important; I had my mail held at the post office the last couple weeks lest it get sent back) and less importantly but still annoying, my music quality earplugs. As well as someone else's key who wouldn't be happy. In my final packing for Missouri visit / eclipse I decided to grab my normal binocs for during totality presuming we aren't clouded. And the keys were somehow next to that shelving, only visible with me sitting on the floor looking into the bottom part of the shelving. I've been using my backup house and car keys since the end of the Fringe Festival, and fortunately had made a new dup of the car a week prior.
I'd just yesterday come close to buying a new bikeshare fob, and did make another dup of my house key. Timing, we has it.
Re the lyme stuff, tired. Been on the doxy since Monday night; i don't remember it being nearly this annoying re timing of eating before, but I was keeping different hours then and probably not sweating the empty stomach quite as much. And didn't know that green smoothies are full of calcium then either. I think I'm going to buy some probiotics. Figure tired (have had my share of Mandatory Nap Land) in the last couple weeks is a combination of actually starting to do the for reals Lyme thing some time in between "no I don't have symptoms i want a titer anyway" til now; learned in the past week that feeling crappy with some fever maybe 4 or so weeks out is pretty classic, and if you look a few posts back I had that right on time.
Have sent a note about that back to doc's office; don't hugely care how they respond, as I'm currently treating appropriately. It doesn't look like the ID society has particularly different guidelines, but <a href=https://www.hopkinsarthritis.org/
OneMed responded last night that they'd forward to my PCP (the one on record I'd been thinking to change, who hasn't seen me in rather some while). I'll decide in the next couple weeks whether there's much need to try to seek any official second opinion. IDDocFriend reminded me that most people treat and it's fine, and even if it isn't fully fine it isn't standardly Ruined His Knee or Tried To Eat Her Brain - I seem to just know a bunch in that subset.
Gotta finish packing.
Original post, that I'd been mildly surprised nobody was saying anything about:
Subj: Y'know it really bothers me
- that I had to argue to get a lyme titer in the first place, with the assertion being that the 200mg doxy i took on the way down the mountain should have handled it. Because Oh Noes I Might Then Have to Rx for a couple weeks [the same antibiotics in the same dose that dermatologists put people on for months and months, and that I used for similar purposes for months and months before getting sick of the food restrictions]
- that the titer came back as indicative of recent infection
- that while CDC recs apparently say 10-21 days, other research indicates an at best 50-80% success rate at 21 days or less
- that seriously, they want to dick around with, no joke, potentially my entire future health over a week or two of an antibiotic that I had a month's worth in my fridge, originally written with 3 refills, except it was filled in 2013 and doxy is one of the few things that maybe becomes toxic when too old. (It'd been written by a dermatologist when I was breaking out a lot; I'd balked at the price, but later filled it in order to have it available for the prophylactic dose after camping.)
Fortunately there are other ways to acquire a more full course, but of course that means pointing out this is fscking insane is something I can't actually do, because then I have to admit going around them. Or maybe not; I suppose i can have some of this argument in the next few weeks.