Posted 10/25/2009 11:06 PM (GMT -6)
Ugh. It seems when I start new antibiotics, I just keep feeling worse for the first month. 3 weeks into this new set, and I'm feeling worse than ever. I've had horrible pain (worse than ever), fatigue, and terrible derealization (in an exam too!)
But yesterday I had one of the scariest experiences I've had. I slept for like 15 hours, and when I got up, I felt pretty fuzzy, but not too terrible. I had a shower, and went to do my laundry. By the time I got to the top of one flight of stairs, I was sure I was going to pass out. I was light headed and dizzy, my vision was going staticy (like on a TV), and I felt hot and sick to my stomach. I did have a similar thing (really low blood pressure) when I first started antibiotics, so I sat down, and waited for it to go away, but it didn't. I started shaking so badly I actually wondered if it was muscle jerks or a seizure. I didn't think I'd make it back to my apartment...
When I did get home, I ended collapsed on my floor. I couldn't sit up, let alone get up to get in bed. I was terrified, because I didn't have my cellphone, and I was worried that if things get worse I'd be stuck on my own. I was still shaking like crazy.
Anyway, I was on the floor for 45 minutes to an hour (don't know exactly) before I could get up enough to sprawl out in a chair, but even then I felt like I was close to passing out still. I didn't feel better until close to two hours later.
At first, I wondered if it was low blood sugar, but I felt better without eating ( I couldn't eat at first because I felt so sick), and eating didn't change how I felt.
I just want to know what caused it, because it really scared me. I was supposed to go to an event that night, but I was too scared to go, because I was taking public transit on my own, and I didn't know what I'd do if it came back....and now I'm scared to just go down the street alone.
Has anyone here had an experience like this? Do you know why? Or is it just one of those Lyme things...