Within recent days I have began to notice several zoning out episodes throughout the day. (and the longer I think about it, I feel like they've been going on a while but just getting worse.) It's like I just space out with this blank stare on my face. It lasts 2-4 seconds usually, and am usually somewhat unaware of what is happening around me. Like I may hear sound if someone is talking, but I am not able to make out the words often times. It's a complete zone out. A lot of times my vision will get blurry. It's like I get hyper-focused on something, zone out, then that something becomes blurry. It is worse on days that I am more fatigued, stressed, or in stimulating environments.
The other night at dinner I was focused on my phone then randomly looked up, zoned out, my vision got blurry, and then the sound seemed to fade away to the background.
You describe exactly the "zoning out" episodes that happened to me as well only after lyme.
It's for a few seconds, where I catch myself and realize it's happening and I snap out of it.
While I was reading your post, I said to myself "me too, however my vision gets blurry", then I kept reading and you mention yours does too. And I was like "YES!, exactly like me".
I contribute it to "brain fog". When I take herbs and supps specifically for brain fog it doesn't happen.
Like many other lyme symptoms it happens in cycles. I'll go weeks, maybe months without it happening but then have like week where it's happening.
I just put something like this in the natural herxing cycle that we lymies go through, throughout life.
Lyme (Igenex) - Positive IFA and WB bands 23, 31, 41
Mycoplasma (Labcorp) - Score: 595
ABX Treatment: 03/2016-04/2016; 7/2017-9/2017
Buhner Protocol for Lyme and Mycoplasma: May 2016 - Dec. 2016; 8/2017 - Present