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james from missouri
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   Posted 7/5/2009 11:19 PM (GMT -6)   
i had a nightmare last night about a tick crawling on me and taking my life from me.. now i'm petrified about sleeping, due to another nightmare and just having to wake up again to another trying day. I use to love to sleep.. now i don't like it.. Is it me? or is it the lyme?

CajunGrl
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   Posted 7/5/2009 11:28 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey James,

I'm still up with you:) I'm sure it's anxiety about the Tick. Lyme already gives us anxiety and when we get on Antibiotics, sometimes the anxiety gets worse.

I have these weird episodes that happen to me at night and they seem to have gotten worse since I've been on Antibiotics. I don't know if it's sleep apnea but I wake up gasping for air and sometimes my heart is beating real fast. When I'm waking up, I feel like I'm dying in my sleep and I have to fight to stay alive. It's very scary.

Do you have anything to take to help you relax? I have a natural supplement that I take and it help me sleep.

You will be okay James. Take some deep breaths and think good thoughts.
2003: symptoms started;panic attacks,anxiety,heightened senses.
2007: Diagnosed with Lyme. Didn't start treatment. 
2008: symptoms came back with a vengence.
2009: Diagnosed with Lyme plus co-infections....Babesia and Bartonella.
Illnesses:-Chronic Lyme Disease,Hashimotos Thyroiditis, Ulcers, Hypoglycemia
Medications:-Currently on 1000mg Amoxicillian,Ultram,Thyro Complex 60mg,Probiotics and supplements
**You never know how STRONG you are....until being STRONG is the ONLY choice you have.**

Post Edited (CajunGrl) : 7/6/2009 7:58:49 PM (GMT-6)


james from missouri
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   Posted 7/5/2009 11:35 PM (GMT -6)   
thanks,

i don't take anything to sleep.

i have had eposides like that, i wake up and start choking and gasping for air.. i think i'm going to die also.. its pretty scary.. Only happens a few times a year though.. but yeah, i think its sleep apena. my mom has it too.

i think its hard to sleep also knowing that my dog could be sick.. i'm still in the unknown phase for him.. (man) just so much bad stuff happening all at one time.. i really don't know what i did to get so much pain. Its so hard to deal with everyday life when you have health on your brain 24/7. and then my dog.. jeez..i'm going crazy

RottenDog
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   Posted 7/5/2009 11:37 PM (GMT -6)   
james i'm up still also. you need to try to relax, i know eayer said then done. maybe you can watch a funny movie, something that can help relive your mind.
   RD
 
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james from missouri
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   Posted 7/5/2009 11:40 PM (GMT -6)   
i'm just laying here, typing and petting rocco at the same time.. man i love him.. i'm such a wimp!!

RottenDog
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   Posted 7/5/2009 11:43 PM (GMT -6)   
i'm no wimp. but i love my dogs too....lol
   RD
 
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CajunGrl
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   Posted 7/5/2009 11:45 PM (GMT -6)   
There are treatments for dogs who have Lyme too. I think they recover faster than we do.

Speaking of movies, I watched "Fun With Dick and Jane", with Jim Carey the other day and I was laughing so hard. I hadn't laughed like that in a while. Movies do bring your spirits up.
2003: symptoms started;panic attacks,anxiety,heightened senses.
2007: Diagnosed with Lyme. Didn't start treatment. 
2008: symptoms came back with a vengence.
2009: Diagnosed with Lyme plus co-infections....Babesia and Bartonella.
Illnesses:-Chronic Lyme Disease,Hashimotos Thyroiditis, Ulcers, Hypoglycemia
Medications:-Currently on 1000mg Amoxicillian,Ultram,Thyro Complex 60mg,Probiotics and supplements
**You never know how STRONG you are....until being STRONG is the ONLY choice you have.**


james from missouri
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   Posted 7/5/2009 11:47 PM (GMT -6)   
my part in that movie was when they where trying to take a shower while the sprinkler came around..

when i start to laugh, i start coughing sad

RottenDog
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   Posted 7/5/2009 11:48 PM (GMT -6)   
i try to watch something funny everyday. i have a DVR so if they show movies when i am trying to sleep i can record them. i now have over 100 hrs of movies to watch...lol

i know this has helped me a lot. so i have 2 things i look foreward to daily. movies and HW. i know they will be there for me. and also my friends :)
   RD
 
still looking for answers.
 
Remember that advice if free, its your choice what you do with it.  :)


james from missouri
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   Posted 7/5/2009 11:51 PM (GMT -6)   
i know this might sound off, but now when i watch funny movies, it kinda makes me sad because i was so funny and comical.. now i'm just a sad sad person

CajunGrl
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   Posted 7/5/2009 11:51 PM (GMT -6)   
James,

I know! That was soooo funny! I like when they rob that store then take off in that old, beat up car and skid to the side in the water. Makes me laugh everytime. I wish I would have recorded it. I could definitely watch it again.

Btw, I'm sorry it makes you cough!
2003: symptoms started;panic attacks,anxiety,heightened senses.
2007: Diagnosed with Lyme. Didn't start treatment. 
2008: symptoms came back with a vengence.
2009: Diagnosed with Lyme plus co-infections....Babesia and Bartonella.
Illnesses:-Chronic Lyme Disease,Hashimotos Thyroiditis, Ulcers, Hypoglycemia
Medications:-Currently on 1000mg Amoxicillian,Ultram,Thyro Complex 60mg,Probiotics and supplements
**You never know how STRONG you are....until being STRONG is the ONLY choice you have.**


james from missouri
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   Posted 7/5/2009 11:54 PM (GMT -6)   
or when they are trying to escape from the mexican prison, and hes running toward the car, and it look like he has bells palsy. and then they look at each other and they are both messed up.. and then everyone jumps in the car with people hanging off the back...

CajunGrl
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   Posted 7/6/2009 12:17 AM (GMT -6)   
Hahaha! That part is hilarious! They are both talking weird because of their mouth, haha! Thanks for that. I was so aggravated with my daughter and this made me laugh.
2003: symptoms started;panic attacks,anxiety,heightened senses.
2007: Diagnosed with Lyme. Didn't start treatment. 
2008: symptoms came back with a vengence.
2009: Diagnosed with Lyme plus co-infections....Babesia and Bartonella.
Illnesses:-Chronic Lyme Disease,Hashimotos Thyroiditis, Ulcers, Hypoglycemia
Medications:-Currently on 1000mg Amoxicillian,Ultram,Thyro Complex 60mg,Probiotics and supplements
**You never know how STRONG you are....until being STRONG is the ONLY choice you have.**


nefferdun
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   Posted 7/6/2009 7:26 PM (GMT -6)   
I sure hope all of you guys got some sleep last night!! I was up late too. I think it is the coming full moon. James, I wonder if you have bartonella? It gives you anxiety, can make you feel guilty, can cause dark spots on your skin. . . just things you say, makes me wonder.
I hate the full moon. I had nightmares last night too. You will probably sleep well tomorrow night.

james from missouri
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   Posted 7/6/2009 7:42 PM (GMT -6)   
today, i feel kinda nauseous and sick.. a little headache/stiff neck.. i hope i sleep tonight.. as this disease is so scary to me since i'm new to it.. it has made me weird.

i guess i'm thinking to much about me and my dog..

does bart give out spider veins also? because i have those in my legs a little..

i really think i have bart/babs..

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   Posted 7/6/2009 7:54 PM (GMT -6)   
James, I've always had spider veins. But in the past 2 years they have become exceedingly worse. They have gone down into my ankles all the way into my feet, and down there I also have red design type things. LLMD says that's Bart.
 
And after much research, I'm also thinking that I've had such bad spider veins my adult life is because I did have a TBI in 1972.  Because I have a BIG family and NO ONE else has these!


Suspect TBI in 1972 (date corrected by Mother!) Attacked tonsils, pregnancy (miscarraige), appendix, heart (mitral valve prolapse), hypoglycemia, depression, chronic acute neck and back pain.  

Next suspect Mother's Day 2007.  Diagnosed w/ Lyme and Bart June 2009. (awaiting more test results)

In treatment for recurrent depression, anxiety, low thyroid.

Bit again 7/1/2009, began Doxy 200 mg /day


james from missouri
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   Posted 7/6/2009 8:07 PM (GMT -6)   
i've had them for 3 years, they are right on my calf muscle.. but within the last 6 months they have became ugly looking, my family has them, and i stand on my feet all day everyday.. so who knows....

my dog gets his results back tomorrow, so whatever he has, i have!! so i'll take that with me too.. He is on Doxy right now.. i hope doxy knocks it out of him.. he seems to be happy still.. unlike me... i'm a good faker though..i've been faking my sickness this week to my family..

james from missouri
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   Posted 7/6/2009 9:01 PM (GMT -6)   
lymekiller..i'm sorry about that, sometimes my dreams are so bad i just can't tolerate them..

i need to figure out a way to become tired, but having mono and laying around all day and not doing any type of activities is adding to the insomnia.

CherylSue
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   Posted 7/7/2009 7:24 AM (GMT -6)   
Our vet says she sees several cases of Lyme in a year. Doxycycline always helps them. Your dog will get better quicker than you!

Yes, Lyme can cause anxiety and nervousness. That, and the fact you have something to worry about - your upcoming LLMD visit, you'll be restless for a bit.

After your visit, you'll crash.

Your dog will be just fine.

CherylSue

james from missouri
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   Posted 7/7/2009 7:28 AM (GMT -6)   
^^thank you.......

i do worry about him almost more than me.. he is like my lifeline!! that might be sad to say.. but he is pretty much all i got in this world

i have to be there early, i'm just going to drive down wed night and stay all night. I don't have anyone to go with me, since everyone works and this was a last minute cancellation. I wonder if i could just bring a recorder? if not, i'll take a ton of notes.. they said you get and hr and half with him... that seems like a good amount of time..

Post Edited (james from missouri) : 7/7/2009 7:31:32 AM (GMT-6)


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   Posted 7/7/2009 4:17 PM (GMT -6)   
LymeKiller,

Vitamin B6 deficiency causes a person to not be able to remember their dreams...
-Razzle
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Turquoise Sky
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   Posted 7/7/2009 7:39 PM (GMT -6)   
Your dog should improve soon on the doxy. Mine has had it twice now too.

I woke up this morning to what was a kinda scary dream. It should have been more scary than it was I think, except that I was a 60 year old greek woman with a grandaughter. We were in a room with some people we didn't know, and people were trying to get in after us. I grabbed the doornob and was trying to hold it shut, when the man on the other side said that "It's just an old greek lady", and reached right through the door, reached inside my chest and stopped my heart. I wasn't scared though. I came out of my body and said "I'm still here, I'm okay". And then the alarm went off.

I did dream about a tick once years ago before getting Lyme disease. It was on a little old lady who was in a wheelcair and it was about the size of a bowling ball or even bigger and I knocked it off of her. That's all I remember of that one, but it did scare me. I don't know if it was a premonition or something, because I did miss 7 weeks of work from the nursing home in 2005 and a week and a half in March and another 4 weeks in May. It was a really weird dream though.

Hope you are able to get some good sleep soon! Have you tried meditation? Guided meditations help me to relax my muscles and mind.

james from missouri
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   Posted 7/7/2009 8:03 PM (GMT -6)   
that sounds scary!!! i haven't had a good dream for a while.. i would just like to have 5 hrs of continual sleep. that would be sweetness.

last night dream was about how all these stray cats were surrounding the house, and then all of a sudden apes that where human started to attack us inside the house. Then we started to kill them off by stabbing them (scary) then they went away, i looked out the window and saw them jump from the roof to the ground and they went into cat form. so they transformed into cats when the sun came up.. weird..

Turquoise Sky
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   Posted 7/7/2009 8:56 PM (GMT -6)   
I was recently told that a house in a dream is your body. That makes sense, if you were invaded and fighting them off, and are getting rid of them. I haven't checked it out myself yet, but was told to check out howtointerpretyourdreams.com The author is Michael Sheridan.

I will pray for peaceful dreams for you, and healing too!

james from missouri
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   Posted 7/7/2009 9:18 PM (GMT -6)   
thats pretty powerful stuff right there..

if that is true, thats make sense, i wonder since they were stray cats, i wonder if BART has anything to do with it, since cats carry the disease
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