Yeah is is confusing because I do not have epilipsy or nor am I bi polar. But I too had heart problems and acute anxiety that came out of no where.
I have always been in contruction running crews in different states at the same time. But then...this anxiety started making it hard for me to even go to my childrens play....do lunch...or even the grocery store, and forget about most tv. I turned into a wilting violet.
I had terrible pain...but they gave me cymbalta for that. It is normally for depression. But it was found to help with pain for people with severe diabetes losing legs.
I have had a medical crew of over 35 Dr.s to help with this huge array of strange symptoms. And only have of them think it has any thing to do with lyme bacteria.
This medication is not what cured me. Ozone treatments at Envita for a long period of time is what got rid of it.
And actually is was bartonella that causes panic attacks and depression. So I had no idea of what all I got from those bug bites.
Since I am now better....and lamictal is not something that one can just stop taking. I have to now meet up with my Dr. tomorrow to discuss getting off of it now. It is a slow process.
But it helped me so much with the horrific anxiety that ruined my days. It is important to note that lyme and its other infections can be passed through mosquitos as well. Just like maleria. And that it targets the central nervous system and the immune system.
My whole family got very sick back in 2002 while spending our summer in Martha's Vineyard. We found tiny ticks all over us. My symptoms were too many to list.
But the worst of them was heart problems, depression, pain in evey joint , vertigo, dementia, fever, anxiety, migrains, bad night sweats, nightmares, insomnia, awful fatique, memory loss. And then unable to finish a sentence, drive, cook, and care for children.
Took me till 2009 to get treatment that worked. I tried everything else.
Alternative medicine worked for me.
My 6 year old developed insomia, moods swings, cogintive problems, pain in joints, and depression and anixiety and OCD.
My 11 month old developed severe arthritis and nausea, and migrains and fatigue.
Lyme is a battle. I am now trying to get my children the same treatment that I received at Envita.