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lyme in Putnam
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I don't know if this applies to everybody, but I got it because I felt like I was living in a dream, a nightmare of sorts, trying to get people to believe me that I was dying...so, exhaustion causes it?

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I think the term is over used and not always precise regarding lyme. But, these links explain a lot:
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http://www.vestibular.org/vestibular-disorders/symptoms.php

VESTIBULAR SYMPTOMS (That also frequently go along with lyme & other tick-borne infections)

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http://www.angelfire.com/biz/romarkaraoke/whento.htm

When to Suspect Lyme - by 
John D. Bleiweiss, M.D.

Excerpts:

. . . Attempts to indulge avocational or vocational pursuits is frequently interdicted by either the languor of Lyme or by encephalopathy. . . .

. . . impairment of concentration, inattention, easy confusion or disorientation when attempting intellectual tasks. . . .

. . . Lyme patients can be easily irritated by anyone just walking into the same room even though eye contact is never made or words exchanged. . . .

. . . Incidentally, hyperaccusis (sound sensitivity) can be a feature of VII neuritis. . . .

. . . Eye related problems in LD are commonplace . . . .

. . . disorganization, an inability to follow a train of thought . . . .

. . . Others forgot how to spell even simple words, how to read or must re-read with varying degrees of comprehension. One patient drove to Philadelphia instead of the desired Princeton destination because the initial letters were identical and confused him.

After shopping for groceries, another patient placed her shoes in the refrigerator and stored the food in the clothes closet.

Lyme patients can lose their way home or on the way to work, bypassing otherwise familiar exits or plain forgetting where they are in time and space or how they got there. This is known as topographical disorientation or environmental agnosia. . . .

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http://www.canlyme.com/tom.html

The Complexities of Lyme Disease - A Microbiology Tutorial

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If you search his name, you will see that he just finished a series of 5 more articles. But I'm not organized to remember how I filed those.

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Regarding psychological and psychiatric matters caused by neurotoxic infections:

www.thehumansideoflyme.net

The Human Side of Lyme

Deliberations of a psychiatrist who evaluates and possibly diagnoses Lyme and other tick-borne diseases of the mind, sharing case histories . . . .
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While depersonalization certainly can and frequently does go with lyme and other toxic infections that cause swelling of the brain and nerves, it's important to be very careful with the term around regular doctors.

You do not want this diagnosis in your chart if it is not accurate, according the way the regular medical world defines it:

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Depersonalization_disorder

Depersonalization Disorder

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. . . Depersonalization Disorder is thought to be largely caused by severe traumatic lifetime events including childhood sexual, physical, and emotional abuse; accidents, war, and torture.

Drug use may be an aggravating factor. It is unclear whether genetics play a role; however, there is evidence of physiological factors with respect to DPD. . . .
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WHY so dazed, brain fogged or "out of sorts"? If the above articles don't provide a simple answer, just go with any of these at any one time:

Toxicity; damage from infection; swelling of brain, nerves, eyes, inner / middle ear; etc. Heavy metals; allergies; liver overwhelmed; adrenal hormones have been shot to the moon or dumped into the trash, so to speak. Nutrients have become deficient.
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Thanks Keebler. You always come through with things I understand and curse that I have, but understand.

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Remember that you can understand it (as much as anyone can, really), accept that it's reality for now . . . but also know that it can change. We may not have total control but we do have varying degrees of control - along with ability to develop new perspectives, diversions and patience.

A LL counselor/therapist can be of great help - in many ways. Remember that.

In addition to targeting infection(s), heavy metals, parasites . . . regarding support supplements:

FISH OIL (Marnie likes OmegaBrite) - and MAGNESIUM - are the top helpers to so many symptoms you describe. That is discussed here, along with ADRENAL SUPPORT, too:

http://flash.lymenet.org/ubb/ultimatebb.php/topic/1/89790

Topic: NATURAL SLEEP - Links to articles & supplements
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keebler, nice home! [Smile]
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