Hi H Mommy,
I was recently diagnosed last week after 3 months of hell. My biggest complaint is my psychological state which I have been in for the last 2 months. I understand everyone suffers differently but for me the psychiatric lyme occurred very early. I feel as if I am losing my mind, severe depression, anxiety and panic attacks. I just feel wierd. Seriously, it has completely disabled me. Don't get me wrong I have a tendency to worry and have had bouts of anxiety in my life but I always felt normal and was always highly functioning, productive, worked and had hobbies, a happy clown etc...
For example, In January I moved to California after living out of the country for 7 years with no physical or mental issues at all. When returning to the states for the first months of course I had some anxiety it was a life changing event and looking for a job and an apartment. Withing some weeks I found a job and an apartment. My anxiety was more about
being a good teacher and having a great class (normal anxieties). Not the anxieties and panic that you feel you need to be institutionalized.
When I got hit with this Lyme the end of March with Flu-like symptoms, then all these other strange symptoms.. By the end of April I literately woke up in this psychological state. It was so bad I could not get out of bed. I would say to myself... "what is wrong with me? Why do I feel so horrible? Why am I losing my mind? Is this a nervous breakdown?" In May I had to quit my job and moved to NY to be with my family. That is not me! And I never quit a job before in my life because I was going crazy. My point is that is not my pattern. My question for you since I noticed you have suffered for about
a year is does it get better? Which treatments work? I just want my life back. What do we do?
Post Edited (chrisespo) : 6/25/2017 2:30:06 PM (GMT-6)