I'm sorry, but I am confused. (surprise surprise). I think I asked this before, but can't remember... sorry....
I thought, that in my research on Lyme, I'd read and heard several times that steroids are really bad for lyme and they can make it a lot worse. Now, I'm seeiing some of these discussions on hdyrocortisone.
I am treatmentless at this time, but am preparing to make appt w/ a Dr or Endo about my thryroid and adrenal fatigue. I feel like my adrenals are about my worst symptom right now besides the back and neck pain (went to a chiro yesterday to start looking at that).
I have not seen much other treatment for adrenals besides steroids of some sort, and except 'supporting' them w/ proper diet, etc.
I agree w/ you scorpio --- I am constantly overwhelmed just by daily life and if the least thing pops up, I fall apart.
And CG, you said you start getting tired around 3 pm every day. What's been happening to me is a black depression starts up around 4-5 pm each day. That's why I feel it's physically caused. It is at times unbearable and it's scary too. I think about the 'S' word a lot. Even tho I know I don't really want to, it is scary that the body can cause the mind to work these tricks on us.
On my old lab tests where LLMD pointed out low adrenals, he wrote 'happy' -- meaning these can affect your feelings of happiness. The hole I go into is very dark. Unfortunately, I've alo figured that this is a part of the 'Mike's' problem. (hard pomegranite punch). Physically, I crave that sweetness, mentally, I crave that temporary mood relief, and physically, I crave the pain relief.
Anyway, my main question is just the one above -- about adrenals and steroids. Because I'm really scared of steroids. Yet I really need help w/ my adrenals --it feels like the moods they're causing are preventing me from moving forward w/ any kind of positivity. (is that a word)
Please tell me about this development -- steroids vs lyme. Need not be complicated or detailed, just the general idea, OK?
Bit 1972: Acute and chronic tonsillitis, UTI, miscarraige, appendicitis, hypoglycemia, chronic neck pain w/ crushed vertibrae, chronic severe back pain, mitral valve prolapse, depression, resolution?
Bit Mother's Day 2007: Lyme, Babesia microti, hypothyroidism, EBV, HHV6, Parvovirus B19, low adrenals &misc other hormones, depression, anxiety, more of the above.
Post Edited (+Lyme) : 4/10/2010 10:15:12 AM (GMT-6)