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jo3
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Has anyone had experiences with falls? I've had 3 major falls in the past 2 months and i'm a tripper-not a faller. I drag my left foot which apparently is a neurological sign for something. Anyone diagnosed with dementia as a result of Lyme?
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as no one answered you, first I'm sorry you're falling like that.

It must be very annoying, not to be able to trust your reflexes anymore...

Most dementia / neuro degenerative diseases have been connected to lyme / Borrelia.

During lyme, my brain was a wreck: I remember reading a paragraph, on and on, trying to understand it.

I understood each word, but they made no sense together....

I forgot how to go to places and come back home.

If this was not dementia, I don't what it was, but my brain was severely affected.

It healed, so it was not definitive.

I could not control my bladder always.

Sometimes I looked at one direction, but saw nothing important - like a car coming, and I crashed on it....

It all healed, but yes, definitively, lyme affects the brain.

And also any chronic infection, I believe, that crosses the Blood Brain Barrier can do that.

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quote:
Originally posted by jo3:
Has anyone had experiences with falls? I've had 3 major falls in the past 2 months and i'm a tripper-not a faller. I drag my left foot which apparently is a neurological sign for something. Anyone diagnosed with dementia as a result of Lyme?

Are you getting treatment?? If not, please do. If you need help figuring out who to see, there is "Seeking a doctor," of course.

I went through a few years of horrible falls, 7 bad ones in a couple of years, 3 of them catastrophic (totally rupturing all 3 hamstring tendons at the sitz bone & ending up in the hospital with a really bad surgery, rehab stay, and long period of PT, unable to walk, sit, etc. & turning into a horrific nerve pain condition, for instance).

What stopped it was going back on treatment. When I was off treatment to deal with breast cancer, it was so bad I couldn't walk more than a few steps without tripping, twisting my ankle, almost falling. Treatment stopped all that. Not that I'm done at all, but it was huge.

And I used to be a professional dancer, did competitive synchronized swimming, did every kind of exercise and taught much of it, traveled the world, etc. Sigh.

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