Don't worry about
response time with me +Lyme!
I was so exhausted - it was a little surprising to me how much energy it took out of me!! I did go to the doc a couple of days later, but I won't ever tell a doc I had a seizure again - unless I start having them regularly.
It seems that here in Ar. if you tell your doc, or it suspected that you have had a seizure - your drivers license can be suspended immediately & you have to go a full yr without another seizure before you can get it back.
I argued & argued with my Neuro about
this as I was living alone at that time because hubby had to travel to work. He -the doc- finally gave in some - he just had me sign a paper releasing him from responsibility should I have an accident.
I only went out to 2 places at that time - the local grocery store & the doc, as it took so much out of me that I had to be the bump on the couch for 3 days afterwards.
Fortunately I have not had any repeat performances, so far. I am very, very, very careful to monitor my body & how I feel now. I can over-do just enough to take me down a notch & still be okay & then there are the times (like trying to keep up with PT appts)
when I reach a point that I know beyond a shadow of a doubt, that if I go out or do anything more than is absolutely necessary (got up to only get something to eat, get something to drink, go potty - dogs had to wait until I was already up to out) I'll be bed-ridden for weeks. And that's just plain NOT FUN!!!
Of course - if ANYONE has a seizure it needs to be checked out IMMEDIATELY!!!!!!!
Just know that there may be some unpleasant results.
Fortunately, that was the end of the seizures for me. I just have to be really careful now because I do have a tendency to pass out - but this has only happened in the evening or in the middle of the night.
I have known for some time that LD has taken up residence in my neuro system, as well as most others - but I have been too ill to travel several hundred miles each way to see an LLMD.
Although I have had all I can take now & will be starting Dr. J's "at home" tx.
It's been said:LD patients can be as ill as people w/ congest. heart failure & in as much pain as post-op patients. - Traveler
"Conditions": Lyme Disease, STARI, RMSF, Hashimoto's Thyroiditis, Neuro LD, FM, Chronic/acute EBV, IBS-C, Diverticulosis (& "itis") & now Lyme arthritis (?).
Post Edited (Traveler) : 10/8/2009 2:43:50 PM (GMT-6)