An experience I had last week inspired an article.
THE DEEP END
I just went through one of the most scariest moments of my lyme experience. I went to bed last night not really feeling like sleeping but actually needed to sleep. Then about half an hour into my puzzle book I started feeling like I was having an anxiety attack. I have even been put on depression meds for this and it did help. But it was not depression, been there and know the difference. Holly crap. I was shaking, my nerves were tight, Nerves felt like they were going too jump right out of my skin. My forearms and shins felt like leather. And my body could barely move on account of weakness. I could have very easily mistaken this for low blood sugar if it weren't for just snacking before I went too bed late after the game. This morning I feel different like I have just gone through hell with my body feeling cleansed or something. I am not fully through this but I can think again and write this letter. WOW what a ride. I had something like this sometime ago (about a year maybe). It was after I started treating for my Babesia and Bartonella. Those are two coinfections that people often get with a tic bite. All I can say is. We are seeing to much of this and I wonder how many of those Psychiatric problems are Lyme and tic borne disease issues. I hope in the near future we will have a fairly cheap over the counter lyme test that all people can afford to test themselves and get help before it gets this bad. Well I am going rest today and perhaps thank a couple of good friends on Facebook for talking about theses issues. I think every service man 6 month's after coming back from war or another country or just showing signs of mental imbalance, should also be tested and they can be now if the test was approved.
I would like to see all troubled drug addicts, alcoholics, mentally troubled individuals, infection plagued sufferers tested for lyme and tic borne related diseases for in my research and study of my experience and others we can now help these individuals if they have this. I am feeling like about 40 to 60% of misdiagnosed auto immune diagnosises are actually Lyme and tic borne disease related. If we keep pecking away at this and talking we may get to more young and old before they reach the "THE DEEP END"
Then I found the next day having the very same experience that I thought was a herx reaction and found it to be an allergic reaction to my lyme meds that I need too change. Hello all, An update to my deep end article. I believe I just found my first allergic reaction to meds. It had me flying, twitching, shaking and just about ready to head to the hospital. Had another attack the day after the one I told you about and took a Benadryl and everything went back to normal. As normal is for me. So now I figure out which one it was since I quit meds for a day. Then I will talk to my lyme doc for direction. PS:: Always have those little red Benadryl pills on hand. you know the ones for be stings and such. Thank you all for your support and prayers. I know it has only been a few days. As most veteran Lyme sufferers will tell you. We are all figuring this monster out together. Have a good night.
AUTHOR - David R Thomas