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   Posted 3/7/2010 1:27 PM (GMT -7)   
Does anybody else have this? It comes on so quickly -- my head feels heavy, like there's something that needs to get out.... and every little thing grates on my nerves. I can't speak without snapping and I only want to be alone. It's different from depression (I have that too).

Is there something that can help this? It has to be the worst feeling in the world. When it's bad I'm afraid I might do some damage... definitely not in control.

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   Posted 3/7/2010 2:16 PM (GMT -7)   
What kind of treatment are you on? Did you doctor prescribe you any antidepressants or Xanax or anything of that nature? Are you still being treated with abx?

Lyme rage is more common than people realize. Not sure if it starts in first stage or happens later on. Good information about this can be found here:

Also, if you google lyme rage you will find tons of information on this subject. Pretty interesting.

I'm sorry you are experiencing this. Please let your LLMD know about this if you haven't already. It's important to be on supportive measures like anti-depressants and tranquilizers when things like this are happening.


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   Posted 3/7/2010 3:49 PM (GMT -7)   
I have the same problem. I take abilify 10-30 mg depending on how bad it is at the time. usually 10 mg.

BArtonella is something to consider.
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   Posted 3/7/2010 4:10 PM (GMT -7)   
I had this really bad and having Bartonella didn't help the situation. I started taking Tramadol(Ultram) for pain and noticed that it calmed me down a whole lot. In fact, I haven't had an "episode" in a long time.
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   Posted 3/7/2010 5:10 PM (GMT -7)   
yep, I get that too ..I eat alone in resturant and go nuts hearing the stupid stuff people talk about at the next table. the sounds of their voices drive me nuts and the one's who are alswya saying "like" or "ah" every other word I actually have to restrain myself from going over to their table and imitating them. i really am afraid I'm gonna loose it . Then sometimes I sit there (by myself) and imitate their annoying voices. It crazy.

Is this the kind of stuff people take zanax for. I never tried it. I live on Roxy codones. I'm petrified of antidepressants. Cymbalta created more neurological stuff than I already had. Prozac made me jittery but happier. (I only took it for 3 days) They say you have to wait long time almost a month to feel antidepressants. they hit me THAT day.

I need stuff to keep my brain functioning. I am too downed out from the roxy and I only take 5 mg 4 time a day but this stuff stores up in you or something and creates this TIRED effect. Plus I been trying fentynol patches to get away from roxy but not sure about how they come on and wear off.

I'm laying here thinking there has got to be a drug to take so that you can still be functional in this world whith lyme.

We all have to support ourselves and while I am very grateful for my dsability checks there is no way you can live on it and pay for al the supplements and drugs. I still haven't gotten my brain to function enough to apply for rescription drug insurance.

everything is such a big deal. but the rage thing is why I stay locked up. Is this zanax addidcting. don't [people turn into drama queens on zanax. How much more of a drama queen could I possibly be.
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   Posted 3/7/2010 5:23 PM (GMT -7)   
Just found this from a well known LLMD from the east who has a real neat and informative blog. Everything he posts is pretty fascinating but this fits the topic at hand. Check out the March 5 blog:

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