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pme
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I think depression is a side effect not of the disease itself, but of the search for a diagnosis.

Many doctors have said their good byes without truly believing what I was saying.

Years of this plus fatigue and inability to accomplish what I would have liked to has led to really low self esteem.

How do you deal with this? How do you find the right person to talk to?

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Tick bite in 2006, bullseye rash, treated with 2 rounds of 2 weeks of doxy. (once in 2006, once in 2009)
Dx with chronic Lyme May 2011.
LLMD April 2012, Treating with omnicef/zith
Lots of supplements!

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joalo
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Up.

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Sick since January 1985. Misdiagnosed for 20 years. Tested CDC positive October 2005. Treating since April 2006.

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nefferdun
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You have found the right people to talk to here!

We get it and we understand. Depression is part of the disease. The infections themselves cause mental and emotional problems.
Looking for a cure is depressing. Being misdiagnosed, brushed off, dismissed and even scoffed at is depressing.

It is really hard to deal with. If there is a lyme support group in your area you might be able to meet face to face with someone.
I only have online support but it keeps me going. My family is also supportive and understanding.

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old joke: idiopathic means the patient is pathological and the the doctor is an idiot

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I agree with Nefferdun and think that my depression was cured by finding the right LLMD who prescribed effective antibiotics (anyone with bugs in their brains is naturally going to have anxiety and depression - the bugs have to go). Other treatments might be just as effective - Teasel, Cat's Claw or Salt/C - or maybe a combination - I don't know. Getting vitamin D therapy as well as vitamin B12 helped me too.
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