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   Posted 1/31/2009 4:33 AM (GMT -7)   
I had many panic attacks. At these times I was sweating, my body became extreme weak, I couldn't handle warm weather. I had to open the window at winter time, but -10C was not enough cold for me. I felt I will go crazy. And at my last panic attack (5 months ago) all my body became numb, I'm still numb since that. I have alwasy fever, and when I have panic attack my fever goes up. Also, I've been living in derealization for 2.5 years.

rolleyes I would like to ask you how is your panic attack caused by Lyme. rolleyes

My doctor and also doctors at ER always told my it is from stress and that's all.

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   Posted 1/31/2009 7:10 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi hope_29!

I am so sorry that you are in such a bad condition! I don`t think that fever and the symptoms you describe are caused by stress.

Can you take antibiotics or are you allergic to them?? If you can take them, then the next step would be to get them available to you.
Do you see a possibility to ask for treatment with antibiotics to check if your fever and all the other symptoms go away? What about your parents, could they stand up for you at your doc for an attempt with abx treatment ?? Was the lab where you got tested reliable for lyme testing (not all the labs have good testing methods!! I was told that there is no standarized test method at all!! )

Please keep us informed how you are doing! I pray for you that you get better! dorit

Keeping the Faith
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   Posted 1/31/2009 8:03 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Hope,

I'm so sorry you have to experience these horrible attacks. My 16 year old daughter has had them right along with the lyme infection, but she also had ehrlichiosis, has babesia and bartonella. She had a panic attack on 1/3/09 where she was into it 45 minutes and then started to hallucinate. She thought she was dying at that point (tells us afterwards). She saw a bright white light and felt someone was trying to bring her to "the other side". She couldn't communicate with us at all. I called 911 and she was given oxygen and within the next hour she came back to us. It took a total of two hours to get her back to normal. Then, a week ago the same thing happened, but this time when the emergency unit came out she didn't like the oxygen mask on her face. This one took about an hour and a half to go through.

We just went to a lyme neurologist and were told that because she was on so many anti-malarial meds for the babesia that they are prone to produce hallucinations. We have since stopped those meds for now. She also runs a low fever (about 99.9). We have to open the window where she is next to when she has the panic attacks, too. If it is too warm in the house it doesn't help her during the attack. Sometimes she can't talk when she comes out of them. It takes a good couple of hours before she can speak.

I don't know if you have any co-infections along with the lyme, but in any event these panic/anxiety attacks are very scary and leave you weak and in more pain when they are over. I hope this helps you. Please feel free to write back if you have more questions. I hope you are feeling better soon.


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   Posted 1/31/2009 9:16 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi hope_29 !
I set a posing for you, check for it! dorit

Martha's Vineyard
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   Posted 2/10/2009 5:53 PM (GMT -7)   
hey darlin,
have you been tested for bart too?
tap on me. I have some meds to refer to you for helping the panic attacks stop. no not zanax.
I got to where I was having them almost daily. I mean really. One can only have some many EKGs and then you just get bored with the whole thing...yeah yeah yeah, I know, I did not have a heart attack. Ok..let me out of the ambulance already.
They are the worst. But I they do stop when you get better. In the mean time I have some meds that work too.
2004 in Martha's Vineyard me and my two daughters then 11 mos and 6 all got Lyme Disease. This was only known to us because we found the tiny ticks on us and we got very ill. My dog also got lyme and he went lame.
We have fought it for 4 years to no avail.
We all got it again this summer is Texas.
I am now in treatment in Scottsdale Arizona at Envita.

"The eyes cannot see for for what the mind does not know."

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   Posted 2/10/2009 7:23 PM (GMT -7)   
hope 29,
I am sorry that you are feeling so badly. It does sound like a co-infection. Look up the symptoms of Babesia and Bartonella.
It was on this site that I began to wonder if I might also have Bartonella. I finally decided to have the IGENEX test done and in the mean time made my first appointment with a LLMD. At my first appointment the doctor told me the test results were negative but there are 30 strains of bart, and IGENEX only tests for one, so that didn't mean I didn't have it. After talking with me, the doctor was convinced I did have it and is now treating me.
I did not have many of the classic symptoms but what I did feel was being disconnected from myself and others - just not completely "there". I also felt like my nerves were raw, as if I could have some kind of attack at any moment. I had headaches, could not sleep well, extremely dry eyes and my shins always hurt. These symptoms were not touched by the lyme meds.
Babesia is known for causing drenching sweats as well as fever. Bart can cause sweats too and I have had a few.
Take your temperature in the morning before you get up. With lyme your temperature is always below normal but with bart it will be slightly elevated in the morning and then go down later in the day.

Hang in there, you will get better!

lemons and lyme
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   Posted 3/4/2013 10:47 PM (GMT -7)   

Did you have this disconnected feeling 24/7? Was it derealization (feeling like you are in a dream, strange vision like you are swimming kind of, things are a bit delayed, patterns bother you), And did you have it without anxiety (for the most part)? This has been my biggest symptom since day 1 and I have had it nonstop for 4 months. I am worried about it

Thank you so much!

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   Posted 3/5/2013 12:56 AM (GMT -7)   
i get anxiety attacks too

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   Posted 3/5/2013 5:45 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Lemons,
This is a really old thread. Nefferdun hasn't been on the forum for quite a while now. There's always a chance that this member will still respond, but if you really need an answer, I would suggest that you either use our search function to search for more threads to read to gather information, or start a new thread asking your questions there.

The numb feeling that you speak of makes me think back to when I had a lot of issues with anxiety, and it was pretty much due to my adrenals being shot. With treatment for my tick-borne infections and supplementation for my adrenals, I haven't had any serious anxiety attacks in quite a while, fortunately. They can get quite severe.

Derealization and Depersonalization are very real issues for some with these infections. They usually do go away with treatment though.
Treating with Acupuncture, Traditional & Modern Chinese Medicine & Western Herbs. Before tx, I had all but 20 of the symptoms on the "Master Symptom List" for Lyme disease.

"Absence of proof is not proof of absence" - Dr. Edwin Masters, great LLMD & researcher -RIP

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Post Edited (Traveler) : 3/5/2013 5:50:52 AM (GMT-7)

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