Could this be the start of brain fog?

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RottenDog
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   Posted 5/1/2009 11:58 PM (GMT -7)   
 I'm not sure of this has anything to do with the brain fog ya'll talk about.but i have started to notist in the last few days when i  look up ar tune my head i feel dizzy and kinda like my head is in slow mode to catch up with the rest of me. and i'm very lighheaded a lot of the time. while sitting here chating the other night i almost passed out. that scared me a lot. only time i have ever passed out b4 was does to extrme pain.
I now live with so much pain i dont knwo if my body would know what extrime pain is any more. I forget thing  somewhat ( like going to the frig for something and  not  knowing what it was i was after ) but i belive everyone does that at times. its not  a daily thing for me.
 
as far as i know so far my brain is about the only thing  that works right with me and i would hate to lose that. so any input would be helpfull.
 
   RD

RottenDog
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   Posted 5/2/2009 10:59 AM (GMT -7)   
Is it my nick or what? i posted this question on brain fog to get answers to help me and not 1 reply. i dont understand unless its my name. i have used this nick for many many yrs now, as i have rotties kinda spoiled rotten if u ask me. and also for lymes it works as me and my guy both have lymes.

i am worried about the feelings i am haven in my head now, and was looking for any input i can get, also if i have this can my dog have it?

just a little help would be nice.

RD

scorpio1960
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   Posted 5/2/2009 11:58 AM (GMT -7)   
Hey RottenDog, I'm sorry you're starting to experience brain fog. It can get pretty bad for some of us. One of the first symptoms I had was lightheadedness and feeling as if I was going to faint. That was quite a few years ago and followed by many other symptoms that still exist. Hopefully, you were diagnosed fairly early and are being treated by a llmd.

I'm on IV Rocephin which I was told is the drug of choice for neuro lyme. If you look through some of the other posts and do a search I'm sure you'll be able to find suggested supplements that have helped others. Unfortunately, what works for one person does not necessarily for another.

I'm told that many people do regain their brain function and I'm praying that I will be one of those lucky ones.

With any luck you'll be able to stop it from progressing any further. Good luck.

scorpio1960
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   Posted 5/2/2009 12:03 PM (GMT -7)   
RottenDog, Your nick is cute and your spoiled rotties are very lucky. LOL It's just that sometimes people for various reasons don't respond right away (i.e, don't have a response, not feeling well enough to articulate a response due to brain fog, not on-line, etc.). It happens all the time so don't take it personally.

RottenDog
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   Posted 5/2/2009 12:20 PM (GMT -7)   
Thank You scorpio1960

i belive i have had lymes now for many yrs and just found out about it last week. my 1st appointment is in a few days with a ID whom i was told is a LLMD ( fingers crossed he is) I have delted with arthrius for many yrs now had knee sergery last yr. and thought it was arthrius but many not now.just dont know. up till now my brain was ok so i thought (others maynot agree.hehe) but int he last few days i notiest the dizzyness and kinda like motionsickness in my head. kinda scarey for me. as my brain is all i have left now.

i'm not able to walk well, cant see anything up close and it gets worse every day. just watering my flouwers is a job for me now, walking my dogs is tottaly out for me now.

and for 2 yrs i have been saying i am sick of being sick, then i find out i have lymes and from all the post i read here its a long road to hoe. and i just dont knwo if me or my body can handle it. let alone my friends and family who have to take up my slack.
seeing as i was always a very outgoing person, and now the simple things are a job for me.

scorpio1960
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   Posted 5/2/2009 2:53 PM (GMT -7)   
I totally understand and am still trying to come to terms with it all myself. I was getting progressively worse for many years and was only officially diagnosed in February. It all really does suck but at least you're finally headed in the right direction. The members here always offer a great deal of information, support and advice. I don't have nearly as much knowledge as others on this forum but do know that it's very important to see a llmd who will treat aggressively. You might want to check to make sure your doctor is one of the good ones. I think some of the members keep an updated list so you might want to post another message asking for a list in your area or you can check with www.turnthecorner.org. Good luck and let us know how your appointment goes.

scorpio1960
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   Posted 5/2/2009 3:52 PM (GMT -7)   
I use to only feel it when I was running a fever. Then I started to run a fever every day so the brain fog was basically constant. After 5 years, I stopped running daily fevers but the brain fog remains a constant whether I have a fever or not. When I exert myself it gets worse. By "exert" I mean something as simple as speaking, getting out of bed or standing up for more than a few minutes if I'm not feeling up to it. It definitely does get worse without treatment and is one of the worst symptoms. I just hope that I respond to treatment as others here have. It's hard by try to have hope and keep the faith.

CajunGrl
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   Posted 5/2/2009 6:47 PM (GMT -7)   
Rottendog,

I think your name is cute and those dogs are blessed that they have someone who loves them and cares for them. I am an animal lover too and before I got so sick, would take in stray cats, feed them and get them healthy then adopt them out to a good family. I once had a mama and 7 little kittens inside my home and adopted every single one of them out. It felt good and made me happy. I lost that though and cannot do it anymore plus I already have pets of my own. I have a Rat Terrior, a Pomeranian and a big long haired fat cat. Plus a stray we keep outside, LOL. So, I have too much on my hands already.

Anyway, I'm not sure if what you are experiencing is brain fog or not but definately let your doctor know. The passing out part may be something else. Good luck and I hope you feel better soon.
2003 symptoms started with very intense panic attacks and anxiety. Also had sound and smell sensitivities. Was in and out of the hospital from 2003-2005. Diagnosed with panic disorder.
2007 found an LLMD and was diagnosed with Lyme. Didn't start treatment.
2008 symptoms came back with a vengence. Muscle pain, joint pain, floaters, stiff neck, rib pain, slow thinking, brain fog, etc...
2009 went back to see LLMD. Diagnosed again with Lyme plus co-infections....Babesia and Bartonella.
Illnesses:-Chronic Lyme Disease,Hashimotos Thyroiditis, Ulcers, Hypoglycemia
Medications:-Biaxin 250mg to start (starting slow and working my way up, Mepron(babesia), Ultram(muscle/joint pain), Thyro Complex 60mg(Thyroid), Probiotics ,Caproyl(intestinal candidas),Psyllium Powder(intestinal cleansing support),Bentonite Magma(absorbent aid for intestinal detoxification)
-Plus a ton of other supplements


RottenDog
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   Posted 5/2/2009 9:59 PM (GMT -7)   
Thank Ya'll for your post.
 
as for what my ID knows i am at his merice kinda. i have not been able to work in 3 yrs now. so the program i'm on picks who i go to/and they dont pay out much  in a yr i run out i'm s.o.l. then. i hardly ever run ferevs, but  my head hurts most all the time now and the dizzyness it awefull. today even it seems to be getting worst and just the thought of food  is maken me sick.
 
seems to me each day bring something new to the table for me. I do belive  i have had lymes  for up to 8 yrs now and i'm just finding out. so the bugs have had a lot of time to play around.
 
CajunGirl, thx  yes my Pets are my babies. my olderst rott is almost 11 now and he also has lymes( moma cant do anything alone. hehe) i rescused his when he was 10 weeks. drug dealer when to jail. luckest day for me finding him. i also have a lil female almost3 yrs now. 1 cat who was aboused, took me a yr just to get her to lay in my lap. and the meanest bird you'l ever meet who is 15 yrs old and i got him at 4 months. plus all my fish, i do have a lil zoo.
my point is i love my babies but i feel i am letting them down now, and placing a lot of there work onto others.
 
I so want to be able to walk in the park again. even walking in my lil home is a job for me now. but to lose my brain also is really bothering me right now. like what i forget somthing that can couse them harm. that would kill me. lucky for me  my kids are all grown now, so i dont have to worrie about them.
 
sorry i am rambling on here. been a very bad day for me.burning pain all thro my neck and back killer headach,dizzyness  and so on..the lest never stops does it
 
I  wish the best for everyone.
 
  RD
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