WELCOME..."LIFE...AND THE THINGS IT BRINGS"
SOMETIMES, OUR LIVES CAN BE TURNED UPSIDE DOWN AND IT IS UP TO US & THE CHOICES, WE MAKE...THAT WILL DETERMINES THE OUTCOME. HOW WE HANDLE IT IS IMPORTANT, FOR THE CHOICES WE MAKE..DO MAKE A DIFFERENCE.
LIFE,IS WHAT WE MAKE IT. SO,LET US ALL MAKE LIFE GOOD. ALWAYS "PAY IT FORWARD". WE CAN DO IT. :)
DO TO OTHERS, AS YOU WOULD HAVE DONE TO YOU.
I HAVE BEEN SUFFERING FOR SOOO LONG AND DO YOU MEAN TO TELL ME THAT IT COULD ALL COME DOWN TO A LITTLE TICK BITE? I MUST SAY, I DID FIND A TICK ON ME BACK @ 2 YRS. AGO, BUT NEVER COULD I HAVE IMAGINED THIS COULD BE A POSSIBILITY!!!
GETTING TESTED AGAIN, THIS TIME I AM GOING TO SEE A LYME SPECIALIST...ASAP!!!!!!!!!!!!
THIS IS A PICTURE OF HAPPINESS..OF A TIME WHEN I WORKED IN NASHVILLE, when my life and the people I love's life was much less complicated and I felt like... I was living then, but for now, life is so hard 4 me everyday and 4 my loved ones.( in pic., is Chely Wright ,Gordon Adamski & me)
Could it be possible that this is it? I was tested for it, but have heard that there are 6 total tests to prove possitive for Lyme. I only had one or two of the 6..so, going back for more..yay. We must keep on fighting, if we are ever going to get well. FIGHT, I TELL YA..:)) <3 Karen
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I really need help. I'm 21 yrs old and when i was studying abroad i just felt gradually and gradually worse. Feelings of confusion, panic, easily startled....and just feeling in a fog. I was also very sick with something later on and ever since i feel 20x worse. Now my eyes feel like they are crossed and when i talk to someone and look at them, it seems like my eyes get more and more blurry to where i have to look away. Everything looks dull and it seems like my eyes can't focus to objects correctly. Besides that, i'm always feeling confused and feelings of being in a fog...like everything around me is going on around me while im not there...occasionally i will get a twitch as well. I can't concentrate on anything nor think straight at all... I had a test that said i had mono but a long time ago(7months ago), but all my blood tests/sugar levels are fine according to doc's. Now they are treating for depression and im on wellbutrin. im pretty much at the point where i'm becoming suicidal b/c i can't take this anymore. I used to love to run, read, and do so many things and i can't do anything anymore. i've been like this since march and if i remain like this for much longer i cant take it anymore.....i have job interviews and all sorts of things right now. Somebody help
I am sorry for how you are feeling. I know there are days you just want to feel like your old self again.Somehow I cant even remember anymore what that feels like. I am having alot of visual problems as well. I have always worn glasses and my left eye has always been worse than my right but in the last week my eyes have gotten really bad. I look at something than look away yet still see the image I Was just looking at. I feel like everything is kind of in a haze. My ability to focus on things is just really poor. I also get dizzy If I move my head too fast.. and feel nauseaous, almost like motion sickness. I feel like Im high without the euphoria . It all feels kind of dream like. When I am at work and Im in a serious conversation its real fun trying to pay attention . When my eyes wont focus , I just look away and look back and try to refocus. I know this is all scary and the dr's dont help when they think its all in your head. But, often these conditions or episodes will come and go, so I Know it may seem completely dreadful but remember only in the darkest night can you see the stars. There is a light at the end of the tunnel even if we cant focus on it lol.. feel better.. and I hope you find an answer, as we all are waiting on answers it seems... be well.. Donna
Could be neurological Lyme disease. See www.LymeNet.org and here's a symptoms list for you. I have it and had a LOT of eye problems, sensitivity to light, etc. Very nasty bacteria once it gets into the central nervous system. You have to find a Lyme specialist, though. Doctors don't know about it or its co-infections, believe me.
Joint pain or swelling or tenderness
Stiffness of joints, back, neck
Muscle pain or cramps
Tremors or unexplained shaking (especially at night)
Burning or stabbing sensations in the body
Weakness or partial paralysis/stroke-like symptoms
Pressure in the head
Numbness in body, tingling, pinpricks
Poor balance, dizziness, difficulty walking
Increased motion sickness
Sudden jerking of fingers or entire limbs
Pain in spinal column
Unexplained weight gain, loss
Unexplained fevers (high or low grade)
Continual infections (sinus, kidney, eye, etc.)
Symptoms seem to change, come and go
Pain migrates (moves) to different body parts
Early on, experienced a "flu-like" illness, after which you have not since felt well. (If it was mild, you may not even recall this.)
Double, blurry or dim vision
Increased floating spots
Pain in/behind eyes, or swelling around eyes
Over sensitivity to light
Decreased hearing in one or both ears
Buzzing or clicking noises in ears
Pain in ears or sound sensitivity
Ringing in one or both ears
Pressure or feeling of fullness in ears
Digestive and Excretory Systems
Diarrhea, irritable bowel
Irritable bladder (trouble starting, stopping)
Frequent urination that is not normal
Upset stomach (nausea or pain)
Respiratory and Circulatory Systems
Shortness of breath, cough
Chest pain or rib soreness
Night sweats or unexplained chills
Heart palpitations or extra beats
Mood swings, irritability, rage
Disorientation (getting or feeling lost)
Feeling as if you are losing your mind
Overemotional reactions, crying easily
Too much sleep, or insomnia
Difficulty falling or staying asleep
Memory loss (short or long term)
Confusion, difficulty in thinking, brain fog
Difficulty with concentration or reading
Going to the wrong place
Speech difficulty (slurred or slow)
Forgetting how to perform simple tasks
Head, Face, Neck
Unexplained hair loss
Headaches, mild or severe
Twitching of facial or other muscles
Facial paralysis (Bell's Palsy)
Tingling of nose, cheek or face
Stiff or painful neck or creaking
Jaw pain or stiffness
TMJ � sudden onset, jaw spasms
Sore throat, hoarseness
Loss of sense of taste
Difficulty swallowing, throat spasms
Unexplained menstrual pain, irregularity
Unexplained breast pain, discharge
Testicular or pelvic pain
1. You do not have to recall a bite or have gotten the target rash to have Lyme disease. Less than 50% of people with Lyme do.
2. The tick that carries Lyme is as small as the period at the end of this sentence and their nymphs are nearly microscopic. Ticks are on the move at 35� and above. It�s a year-round problem.
3. You do not have to experience ALL of these symptoms to have Lyme disease. It is also typical for many of these symptoms to come and go or occur once and never occur again.
4. It is possible to have Lyme disease and have a negative test result. After Lyme bacteria enters your system, it tricks your immune system into no longer producing antibodies to fight it, hence, a negative test result. There are also other numerous factors that can affect the results.
5. Lyme bacteria hide in the spinal fluid, bone, tendons, muscle and nerve fibers and tissues and in many cases are not �floating� around in the bloodstream where they can be picked up on a test. It is a cousin to the syphilis bacteria and very difficult to eradicate.
6. It takes a LYME SPECIALIST to diagnose, test for and treat Lyme disease and any of its associated co-infections. To find one go to www.LymeNet.org.
or www.ilads.org. Lyme specialists do not require a referral.
NOTE: Everyone may have symptoms that appear on this list; however, it does not mean he/she has Lyme disease. If one has numerous symptoms on this list and no other explanation for them, consider Lyme.