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hopingToFindCure
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   Posted 2/8/2009 1:54 PM (GMT -6)   
dare I say it

depression...

I was wondering if it's worth it while on the regimen.

Dowa
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   Posted 2/8/2009 4:48 PM (GMT -6)   
I believe its part of the Lyme, not separate. When I did alot of sauna and detox, the depression lifted, no meds, no therapy.  Just detox. Your liver in Chinese medicine is the organ involved in depression. So, it would make perfect sense that depression would be involved with Lyme (and many other illnesses also). D

hopingToFindCure
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   Posted 2/11/2009 6:41 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks Dowa. Exercise seems to really, really help.

Even if I go through the motion and I'm scared of throwins something out of whack, it helps everything. Stiffness too.

I'm doing hot tup and sauna too. Helping!

Thank you.

I just wonder if the slowing way down that I experience at times is from in part depression.

rvnut
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Date Joined Dec 2008
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   Posted 2/11/2009 7:48 AM (GMT -6)   
Emotional ups and downs seem to be part of the deal with Lyme. And slowing down? Lyme. The neuro part of Lyme can be the worst.

IH8Ticks
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   Posted 2/11/2009 11:10 AM (GMT -6)   
Lyme can cause psychiatric problems, such as depression and anxiety. Just being so sick for so long can also cause depression. As the saying goes, we get sick and tired of being sick and tired. It can wear you down after a while. Whether you seek treatment for the depression is up to you. The downside is that doctors can be too quick to treat depression with medications. This is in part because insurance companies push medications because they are often cheaper than long-term therapy. If the depression is being caused by the Lyme itself, then only treating the underlying infection will ultimately get rid of the depression. If the depression is being caused by the psychological burden of the disease, then joining a support group or seeking psychological treatment may help. Medications may also help, but you should discuss them with your LLMD to cover the possible side effects of taking these.
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