TruthAboutLymeDisease.com

TruthAboutLymeDisease.com's Forum
It is currently Sun Jan 21, 2018 7:27 am

All times are UTC - 8 hours [ DST ]




Forum locked This topic is locked, you cannot edit posts or make further replies.  [ 4 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: Will I ever be even-tempered???
PostPosted: Tue Mar 31, 2009 7:22 pm 
Offline
User avatar
 E-mail  Profile

Joined: Thu Sep 25, 2008 7:46 pm
Posts: 292
Location: Dutchess County, NY
I don't know how many of you can relate to this but I recall posting something related to this a while back and I think that I got some feedback. I have to say, that one thing that has ALWAYS bothered me (this is going back to when I was a teenager, after I had contracted the disease) is that I am sooooooooo cranky. I remember being nasty all the time, and truly wanting to be nice but I just couldn't;. I would be so mean to be siblings, snapping at everything, really easily bothered by things, IRRITABLE as can be. Irritable is the best word. I understand that we all have things that get under our skin (pardon the pun) but I mean, I can be sooo rotten. I can't stand myself sometimes. Granted a lot of it is related to PMS, but not all of it by any means. I HATE that I am so moody. I am somehow able to keep it in at work, but when I am home, I have a lot of trouble NOT snapping at every little thing...it can make for a VERY tense time. Tonight was one of those nights...

I completely believe that my mood swings are related to my tick-bourne illnesses. I want to know if this will get better. I HATE IT! I love my kids and my husband SOOOOO much I can't even express it and yet half the time I probably send off the vibe that they just BETTER GET OUT OF MY WAY OR WATCH OUT.

_________________
Taking all the evidence together, it is not too much to say that there is no single historic incident better or more variously supported than the resurrection of Christ.
B.F. Westcott


Top
 
 Post subject: Re: Will I ever be even-tempered???
PostPosted: Tue Mar 31, 2009 7:48 pm 
Offline
Site Admin
User avatar
 E-mail  WWW  Profile

Joined: Sun Feb 17, 2008 9:42 pm
Posts: 2809
Location: USA
Image


ME -RIGHT HERE!!!

It is funny you brought this up, I was just thinking about this earlier today. I have been like that since I was kid. REALLY had to work on this to tone it down...but what is even worse now, I will now usually act like this when I am having a "good lyme day" - otherwise I am too worn out to respond cranky. Maybe I'd have more good days if I was really displaying Christ-like character on those good days. I mean really it annoys me.

I also have a "tone" that most think sounds mean and my son and husband always remind me. But MOST of the time I am trying to be emphatic, not mean. Like when you really want someone to listen.

But I do get irritated and "bugged" (no pun intended) for example if my sister calls with what I think is utterly a ridiculous question - or someone doesn't get that I may not feel good and I think they should know it, after all I have told them a million times! Stuff like that.

I can relate Julie - and honestly the symptoms list grows, I wouldn't doubt this is one too, I hope it is, that means there is hope of it stopping!

_________________
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Join us on Facebook and connect with other Lyme patients: http://www.facebook.com/home.php?sk=gro ... 2524317756
Follow us on Twitter https://twitter.com/TruthaboutLD
Truth About Lyme Disease Home Page: http://www.truthaboutlymedisease.com
Truth About Lyme Disease Video : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZGQINypsf7g

Always check w/your MD regarding advice given by me or any member at this forum & any articles & info. at this site. Site disclaimer: viewtopic.php?f=6&t=16


Top
 
 Post subject: Re: Will I ever be even-tempered???
PostPosted: Tue Mar 31, 2009 8:18 pm 
Offline
User avatar
 E-mail  Profile

Joined: Thu Sep 25, 2008 7:46 pm
Posts: 292
Location: Dutchess County, NY
I've seen "irritability" and "mood swings" on symptoms lists several times. Not sure off the top of my head if it was Lyme or a coinfection. I am going to check. While I am on the subject (sort of), I have another question. When we herx (which I am doing the last week and it STINKS)...can we herx neuro things? I mean, for years I had OCD symptoms, I was diagnosed OCD (strange though, how I always knew that it was an inaccurate diagnosis) and I was treated medically for it for a few years...but then I got saved (THANK YOU GOD!!!) and over the next year I stopped the meds and eventually the OCD symptoms lessened.

One part of this was INSANE and IRRATIONAL jealousy. I would get physically ill and not be able to function, crying, sobbing, hysterical, if I thought a woman might even LOOK at my husband the wrong way. It was so bad, I don't know how he is still here. I haven't been like that probably in 4 or 5 years. It has been gone for the most part. Well, the last few days it is BACK!!! Oh my Gosh it is horrible. My poor husband, a very faithful and loving husband, had to meet a company rep (he is an insurance agent) and it happened to be a woman....well those same old feelings came back and I felt devastated by them. I mean, BEYOND reality. I swear, if I was looking in on me I would say "Man she is WHACKED." It is literally out of my control, I get so sick and upset. It becomes almost an obsession that I cannot shake. What usually happened is it would just suddenly vanish and I would feel better. So I am wondering if this could be herx-related? I hope so.....It sort of would make sense, wouldn't it?

Well now that you all think I am crazy....:)

_________________
Taking all the evidence together, it is not too much to say that there is no single historic incident better or more variously supported than the resurrection of Christ.
B.F. Westcott


Top
 
 Post subject: Re: Will I ever be even-tempered???
PostPosted: Tue Mar 31, 2009 9:44 pm 
Offline
Site Admin
User avatar
 E-mail  WWW  Profile

Joined: Sun Feb 17, 2008 9:42 pm
Posts: 2809
Location: USA
No I don't think you are crazy and yes neuro herxing is possible, this is a neuro disease. Abx bring out everything that is tick borne diseased. OCD is very likely Bartonella, most phsyc symptoms are according to ILADS Dr. Schaller. But Lyme can do it too.

Your right - mood swings, irritability are on the list - I was thinking of the word itself "cranky" lol!

Are you on any anti-depressants? If so, have you used them awhile and think they work ok for you? The reason I ask is that for some reason many with lyme cannot handle anti-depressants and it will cause symptoms instead of helping. I can't handle them at all, I feel like I am really losing my mind. But if you have used them long term and had no problem and they have helped, I wouldn't think that is the cause. On the other side, if you have recently started them, they could create more problems than help (if new to you).

Johnny posted this the other day, it is the best description of what lyme is I really have ever read in all my study, check it out: http://www.thehumansideoflyme.net/

Also I just posted this is in the forum, new in today about personality changes w/Lyme: http://blogs.psychologytoday.com/blog/e ... enty-proof

Dr. Schaller has a site with so much to study, you can find A LOT here on all kinds of symptoms, etc, scroll down past the big intro: http://www.personalconsult.com/

_________________
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Join us on Facebook and connect with other Lyme patients: http://www.facebook.com/home.php?sk=gro ... 2524317756
Follow us on Twitter https://twitter.com/TruthaboutLD
Truth About Lyme Disease Home Page: http://www.truthaboutlymedisease.com
Truth About Lyme Disease Video : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZGQINypsf7g

Always check w/your MD regarding advice given by me or any member at this forum & any articles & info. at this site. Site disclaimer: viewtopic.php?f=6&t=16


Top
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Forum locked This topic is locked, you cannot edit posts or make further replies.  [ 4 posts ] 

All times are UTC - 8 hours [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
cron
Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group  
Design By Poker Bandits