How many of you have trouble with handwriting?

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Dowa
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   Posted 12/17/2008 2:30 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Everyone: I thought this year it would be nice to send Christmas cards but after doing just one, I realize it is  just not going to happen. I can sit here and type a million words a minute but am unable to write anything that looks normal. I have always had nice handwriting. How many of you have this symptom and does it ever improve? I have toxic neuropathy from a mold exposure and probably from Lyme also. Thanks

ashleyf3
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   Posted 12/17/2008 2:43 PM (GMT -6)   
I know that my son (who has Lyme and is 11) has horrible handwritting and mine has gotten pretty messy also. I have to really concentrate to write things neatly these days. My cursive seems to run together and my print isn't much better. I feel sorry for my husband who reads all the grocery and shopping lists I make him to go get. I have another post about feeling like my IQ has fallen or that I am just not as "quick" - I wouldn't doubt if this hasn't been affected also as my cognitive skills have definitely taking a beating these last few years.

Blessings,
Leah

Dowa
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   Posted 12/17/2008 2:49 PM (GMT -6)   
Leah, did it improve with treatment, and do you have co-infections as well? Thanks D

JELAINEP
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   Posted 12/17/2008 3:57 PM (GMT -6)   
I went through a several years of LD with this symptom. I ended up with carpal tunnel.... and even after the braces helped with the carpal tunnel, it still took a good year to get my handwriting back. I had to go back through old checkbooks looking for something and I could "see" my handwriting declining and then recovering with the entries.

Now, I can't type worth a darn, but I can write.
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teenLymer
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   Posted 12/17/2008 6:37 PM (GMT -6)   

Oh, man, this is one I have experience with.

I used to be a perfectionist when it came to my handwriting.  Very neat, legible letters and spacing.  Always printed.  Avoided cursive at all costs.  Always got compliments from peers and teachers on my printing.

Boom. Lyme hit.  My printing suffered.  So bad my old teachers wouldn't recognize that it's my handwriting.  And my handwriting is now a muttle up combination of printing and cursive.  The letters sort of run together and physically writing out words seems harder.  Takes more concentration than it should.  I've given up being a perfectionist.  Takes too much energy out of me.

I've seen some neurological improvements from my tx lately, and my writing got slightly better.  So i'm keeping my hopes up.

Good luck.


ttlittlestar
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   Posted 12/17/2008 9:28 PM (GMT -6)   
I could not write well at all last year. It is sooo much better this year.

kelly1234
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   Posted 12/17/2008 9:50 PM (GMT -6)   
I too have difficulty with handwriting.  I started treatment (injections, biaxin and now IV Rocephrin over the last 2 weeks - the injections began in October).  I've noticed also more weakness down my arms.  Overall, I feel much worse as far as symptoms go since I've started this heavier treatment.  I mentioned this to my lyme doctor (the weakness etc) and he doesn't seem too concerned.  Question, does it get to the point that you can't write at all or lift things.  Very scary.

gracietiger
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   Posted 12/17/2008 10:51 PM (GMT -6)   
i used to get complimented on my handwriting very often. when i write now, my wrist will start aching really really badly after a couple of sentences. shaky too. now my handwriting is terrible.

ashleyf3
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   Posted 12/18/2008 7:37 AM (GMT -6)   
My son's handwriting is improving a "little" bit as he is starting to feel better (after almost a year of treatment - PRAISE GOD). As for mine I still have to take it slow to be neater, but I am also in "relapse" mood. I feel I have some other cognitive issues that I don't know how many I will get back. I was not fully at 100 percent though when I had to stop treatment due to kidney and intestinal issues, so could have been my problem. I only made it to about 85 to 90 percent - so I relapsed. I have always questioned if there is permanent damage done though due to the length that it is suspected that I walked around sick.

Blessings,
Leah

Razzle
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   Posted 12/19/2008 6:23 PM (GMT -6)   
Yes, I too have trouble writing because of the hand pain and tremors. I used to take pages of notes in college, can't get through 1 paragraph now without pain. Hard to chop veggies too because of the hand pain, and forget about anything requiring fine motor control, such as threading a needle, etc. Thankfully I can type almost as fast as I can handwrite things, so that helps a lot.
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nefferdun
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   Posted 12/20/2008 8:58 AM (GMT -6)   
Yes, mine shows wierd spasms but it is much better than last year. I also reverse letters alot and leave things out or repeat them. I have to proof read at least twice.
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