For me, it started slow. I started off with panic attacks, anxiety and heightened senses. That started in 2003. Every year it seemed I had something new. I started feeling like I had the flu every three months in 2005. Then, it seemed to dissapear for a bit and the next year I'd have something else with the anxiety, flu-like symptoms. The brain fog started too.
In 2007, I was diagnosed with Lyme but I still wasn't as bad off as everyone seemed to be. I didn't know enough about
Lyme Disease then, so I blew it off. I guess I was in denial plus I had doctors telling me that there was no Lyme Disease here.
In 2008, I was great! I had a few things going on but I felt better than ever. I went to college and finished with a 3.9. I had to push myself but I could function. Well, everything hit me hard at the end of august of last year. I all of a sudden could barely bend my fingers and the flu-like symptoms came back. It hit me so hard, I was in bed for three months. I got a little better around Christmas but was back down again around February of this year. That's when the body pain hit me. Now, here I am barely able to get off the couch most days. This last year was very progressive but I had been having symptoms since 2003.
I have Lyme Disease; Lyme Disease DOES NOT have ME!**You never know how STRONG you are....until being STRONG is the ONLY choice you have**
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