As a psychologist I was painfully aware of my cognitive decline due to lyme and its buddies. However I never wanted to have a psychological evaluation because I didn't want to be more discouraged than I was, so I don't really know how bad I got. But I can tell you that there were times I got lost in my own town, would go into rooms for reasons I forgot, was lost for words and had to refer my clients to other therapists because of my illness physically and mentally.
Now 2 years after treatment began I have been working again as of a few months ago and other than a slight short term memory deficit, I believe I am for the most part back to my old self mentally (not physically). So there is certainly hope and light at the end. Hope this helps..........Blessings
DX. LYME 7 /03 -I believe I 've had it since 1985-
oral doxi, amoxi 6 months. Have been bitten 2x since
Developed many chemical & food sensitivities& Allergies to many Suppliments
Swollen Burning tongue/lips
DX. Babsiosis 4/07 -Malerone 2 wks, Mepron & Azithromax 6 mos.
Probiotics are a MUST
Almost died from 3 doses of Plaquanil 12/07
IV Rocephin began 12/4/07
Bactrim began 1/22/07
Stopped Rocephin 3/04/08
Mepron, Azithrommax, Rafampin 5/29/08
Stopped Rifampin began Bactrim and zithro 6/2/08
stopped Mepron 7 22/08
switched from bactrim to levaquin and had bad reaction to levaquin
began Mepron again till Nov, then began Malerone
began Rifampin and Minocycline 9/08
modified cowden protocol 3/09
Outstare The Darkness--The Light Will Come!