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Date Joined Feb 2010
Total Posts : 34
Posted 3/22/2010 5:36 PM (GMT -6)
I live with my boyfriend now and three other students. So, I found out today that he doesn´t think we should live together next year because we aren´t completely sure, so we should wait...
I moved to his country, I´m studying at his University - just to live with him now. So this basically means I´m too much to handle for him! Me and my lyme.
I don´t know what to do. I´ve been struggeling through this year of university now so close to failing, because of my illness. Im scarily underweight and I´m struggeling to eat a even a single meal. I came here just for him! I have no friends here. I understand it must have been tough for him when I´m depressed a lot, have anxiety and I´m nocturnal. I guess it´s just too much for him to handle. It really sucks. It REALLY SUCKS when the people around you think you are too much to handle. I feel so lost. I don´t know if I can take care of myself. I feel so weak. How am I supposed to do this on my own??!? HOW AM I GONNA MAKE IT THROUGH!?! Im so scared, life is SO hard. I just don´t know if I can carry myself...
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Date Joined May 2007
Total Posts : 35849
Posted 3/22/2010 7:37 PM (GMT -6)
Tick-borne infections are so very hard to understand & live through for us, and much, much harder for someone who can not really grasp what all is going on inside us. Hang in there! Are you seeing a Lyme knowledgable doc? Have you discussed your depression with him/her? Have you discussed the issue you are having with eating? Your anxiety needs to be addressed as well. There are good medications out there to help with these things.
It does get so over-whelming from time to time. I have had to use meds for anxiety, depression, to give me an appetite so that I could eat, to help regulate my sleep, among many other things. I have gone off of a lot of them, only to need them again at a later time.
Something I hesitate to mention, but maybe you should consider - is it possible for you to go home?
It's been said:LD patients can be as ill as people w/ congest. heart failure & in as much pain as post-op patients.
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Date Joined Aug 2008
Total Posts : 268
Posted 3/24/2010 10:44 AM (GMT -6)
I am having problems with my lyme, as well. I also am scarily underweight (96 lbs at 5'7). I also have irritable bowel, have no colon due to total colectomy, and other issues. I am having real problems with muscle and bone pain, severe weakness (due to the lyme), but the G.I. issues started before my initial exposure. I did okay for awhile, after the surgery and finding my many food intolerance and all of the sudden my stomach started having issues. This was all before my exposure to Lyme. I have tried all medications, powders, liquids(I can not digest pills since my total colectomy) and instead of helping with diarrhea they make it worse. Food pushes food, liquids push foods, and drinking just liquids help only a bit but leave me within after a half hour. I had my total colectomy in Aug. 2008 and diagnosed with Lyme in Sept. 2009(exposure possibly July 2009 during a trip). I know how you feel because though I am 31, but I also go to school and am struggling to go. My grades are okay, but due to neurological problems, I am unable to study for long periods of time like I used to last semester. The more time I study, the more confused and disoriented I get. It used to be the more I studied, the more better and expert I became. Now, i just study for a total of a half hour a day, which is the amount of time I am able to retain information,keeping it without losing. This is how I am able to pass my classes. My brain gets tired and this is why I do this. Well, I hope this helps with the studying part. Good luck with everything.
Rectal prolapse surgery Dec. 2006
total colectomy with ileo-rectal anamastosis: Aug 7, 2008
Numerous food intolerance (gluten,lactose,msg,etc)
Persistent/chronic Lyme Disease: March 2010(org dx in Sept 2009, but meds unsuccessful)
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