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   Posted 6/4/2009 4:53 PM (GMT -7)   
Just wondering if anyone ever has problems speaking. The other night I was trying to make dinner.I looked in the fridge for 5 min. and could not remember what I was doing. My boyfriend finally asked me what I was looking for and when I remembered I tried to talk. and nothing would come out. I finally got out some of it but it sounded all wierd and like I was sluring. So I just gave up.

CajunGrl
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   Posted 6/4/2009 5:01 PM (GMT -7)   
I have a major problem remembering things. When I go to get something, I forget and have to retrace my tracks to remember. Sometimes, I still don't remember. This happens all the time to me. Many times I've opened the refrigerator and cannot remember what I was looking for.

As for speech problems...I don't have the slurring but I've tried to say a word and another word will come out. Or, if I'm thinking of two words at once, both words with come out mashed together somehow. It doesn't even make sense.
2003 symptoms started
2007 Diagnosed with Lyme. Didn't start treatment.
2008 symptoms came back with a vengence.
2009 Diagnosed with Lyme plus co-infections....Babesia and Bartonella.
Illnesses:-Chronic Lyme Disease,Hashimotos Thyroiditis, Ulcers, Hypoglycemia
Medications:-Biaxin 250mg to start,Mepron,Ultram,Thyro Complex 60mg,Probiotics and supplements


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   Posted 6/4/2009 5:06 PM (GMT -7)   
I forget everything. It seems to be getting worse. The speech thing was kind of new. It has happened before but not as bad as the other night. I just locked myself in my room and cried.

CajunGrl
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   Posted 6/4/2009 5:42 PM (GMT -7)   
Awww I'm so sorry. I know exactly how that feels. Sometimes, all I can do is just cry.

Are you on treatment now?
2003 symptoms started
2007 Diagnosed with Lyme. Didn't start treatment.
2008 symptoms came back with a vengence.
2009 Diagnosed with Lyme plus co-infections....Babesia and Bartonella.
Illnesses:-Chronic Lyme Disease,Hashimotos Thyroiditis, Ulcers, Hypoglycemia
Medications:-Biaxin 250mg to start,Mepron,Ultram,Thyro Complex 60mg,Probiotics and supplements


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   Posted 6/4/2009 5:48 PM (GMT -7)   
Yes I was treated 10 years ago. Now I have been back on treatment for the past year. I have mostly just been on 1500mg of tetracycline. I tried 1500mg of Keflex( never heard of it) but it did not help. so I am back on tetracycline. I know I need more meds but its hard to afford some. I have no health insurance.

CajunGrl
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   Posted 6/4/2009 5:57 PM (GMT -7)   
Neurological symptoms are terrible. I had a bad herx on amoxicillian 1500mg and couldn't remember what my husbands name was. I just sat up in bed and stared at him. It was weird and scared me really bad.

The girls here are great and know a whole lot about this disease. Keep coming back because I'm sure someone else will post to you.

Did you get tested for co-infections?
2003 symptoms started
2007 Diagnosed with Lyme. Didn't start treatment.
2008 symptoms came back with a vengence.
2009 Diagnosed with Lyme plus co-infections....Babesia and Bartonella.
Illnesses:-Chronic Lyme Disease,Hashimotos Thyroiditis, Ulcers, Hypoglycemia
Medications:-Biaxin 250mg to start,Mepron,Ultram,Thyro Complex 60mg,Probiotics and supplements

Post Edited (CajunGrl) : 6/4/2009 11:27:10 PM (GMT-6)


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   Posted 6/4/2009 6:02 PM (GMT -7)   
No I have not been but pretty sure I have bart also. I have heard that Tetracycline does not treat bart only Lyme, so I guess I will look into other meds.

CajunGrl
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   Posted 6/4/2009 10:32 PM (GMT -7)   
Do the soles of your feel hurt? Mine hurt all the time. My doctor thinks I have both Babesia and Bartonella. Bart also causes anxiety, panic attacks, depression, moodiness, and rage. There are more but I can't remember. Levaquin is a good drug for Bartonella but there are others that work well too.
2003 symptoms started
2007 Diagnosed with Lyme. Didn't start treatment.
2008 symptoms came back with a vengence.
2009 Diagnosed with Lyme plus co-infections....Babesia and Bartonella.
Illnesses:-Chronic Lyme Disease,Hashimotos Thyroiditis, Ulcers, Hypoglycemia
Medications:-Biaxin 250mg to start,Mepron,Ultram,Thyro Complex 60mg,Probiotics and supplements


momtothree
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   Posted 6/5/2009 5:42 AM (GMT -7)   
I had a speech problem and it scared the crap out of me.  I felt a disconnect between my brain and my mouth and the words I was trying to say came out garbled.  I thought I was having a mini stroke.  LLMD said it was the Lyme.  I had others tests and they all came out negative. 

momtothree
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   Posted 6/5/2009 5:43 AM (GMT -7)   
I forgot to add that the balls of my feet hurt all the time.  I was told it was the Bartonella.

Turquoise Sky
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   Posted 6/5/2009 6:40 AM (GMT -7)   
If it is any consolation, my brain has been a little like that all my life that I can remember. Not the slurred speech, but the staring into the fridge type of stuff, and trying to think of words or names and it's there but I can't think of the right one. Also going to say something and something else comes out. It happens when I'm tired, stressed or PMSing, and I work in a nursing home as a Restorative Nurse Aide, so it does happen there sometimes. I have vowed to take better care of myself, treat myself better!

At least if you can find the right treatment, your symptoms should improve.

judy3
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   Posted 6/5/2009 6:46 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi,
I know exactly how you feel, I used to end up just making some sounds when I wanted to say something, I knew what I wanted to say the words just didnt come out, I was treated for approx 1 1/2  years and that symptom and most of my other symtoms are gone

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   Posted 6/5/2009 3:07 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks. At least Iam not alone. Yes some times my feet hurt but, it does not happen often.
momtothree, That is a good way to describe it. That is how I feel, it is the worse when it happenes.Iam going to look into other meds, I know that levaquin is to expensive. Without health insurance I can not afford that one. Judy3, It is good to know that some of your symptoms are going away. what treatment were you on?
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