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hopeandme
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Hi Guys & Gals-

I cry like a baby especially before my period and during. I think about all of the horrible things this is taking from me. Is this a sign of Lyme and does anyone else do this? I literally can't stop crying and sometimes go in the bathroom and just cry uncontrollably on the floor.

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It could be if you have lyme. Do you know if you have lyme?
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dear hope,
That sounds like me in the throes of the worst of it.
I have had a battle with both babesia and lyme. These things really make you physically cry in this manner. It seems to relieve the stress and act as a balancer for the brain and relaxant to the body, just in my experience.
I still have times of crying when under lots of stress but it passes more quickly and I am not so stuck in the unbearable saddness.
You may want to get checked for lyme and co-infections as a combo of these can cause the emotional symptoms you describe.

Be gentle with yourself.
Hang in there and know you are not alone.

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Hopenadme
I am sorry you are crying.
I cry too sometimes.
Do you have lyme?

If you have lyme,there is a reson why durning periods that lyme can flare it ot.
Scroll down to cave's post "Chronic lyme can be a very complex disease"
It has a great article that explains how and why this happens.
Take care and hang in there

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uh... you have to have more signs than this for it to be Lyme Disease.

Hormones fluctuate greatly during a period. A lot of people get emotional from that.

What makes you think you have Lyme?


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Hi Guys & Gals-

I cry like a baby especially before my period and during. I think about all of the horrible things this is taking from me. Is this a sign of Lyme and does anyone else do this? I literally can't stop crying and sometimes go in the bathroom and just cry uncontrollably on the floor.

Thanks!
Hope


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I have been diagnosed with Lyme. I guess I should have started with that. I am just an emotional nightmare! I was looking for the post from Dana but could not find it. I am at the office today hoping I can go home early b/c I feel so awful today!

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Hope,

Sometimes I think shedding tears actually helps remove toxins when you are herxing. Not sure about periods--do you try to herx while you are on your period?

It may just be your bodies way of getting rid of those toxins.

God bless,
Linda

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Thanks for those of you who have responded already!!! I just want to beat this. It is so hard to have this let alone try and support my family during this. I cry when I think of my children, or what this has done to my body, I cry when I think of my husband, and I cry when I think that I will never get better. It has been so long. [group hug]

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Hi,

How long do you think you've had Lyme? What is your current treatment? How long have you been in treatment?

Has your LLMD considered coinfections? Babesia is a biggy for crying. Bartonella could also contribute.

I used to be clinically depressed and suicidal before I started treatment. Both went away very quickly after I started treatment.

Have you considered an antidepressant? Prozac completely wiped away the emotional side of me when I didn't know what was wrong with me. You might consider a short term treatment.

Also, when I have neuro/psych herxes (haven't had one in over a year) the supplement SamE really helped. It's best to take it on a regular basis to help stabilize emotions. It helped my crazy rescue dog too.

Just some suggestions. Take what you like and leave the rest.

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I am the biggest cry baby around my period especially when I am in treatment for Lyme. The herxing always comes with my period and I sink into suicidal severe depression for about 9 days. It is the pits!

I do get better afterwards though. BOth physically and emotionally. It feels like a fog is lifting, but it is not a thinking fog, but an emotional fog. It is almost visceral.

I can totally relate. I can also say that there will be times and months and years you will NOT feel this way after you have gone through some treatment.

I have relapsed a few times b/c I never treated the co's and got a steroid shot.

I cry in the bath tub and I call it ME TEA!
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Corgilla & Trails-

Thanks for the great responses. I am on antideppresents (Lexapro & Cymbalta). A lyme psychiatrust also has me on Namenda for memory problems (it has really helped). He also has me on Lamictal for the crying. Unfortunately, nothing has helped for the crying craze. I get out of control when I cry. I just think of all that I am going to lose. I don't know if it would be so hard if I didn't have a husband and children to take care of. Of course my husband can take care of his self but I am the bread winner. We would lose it all if I quit my job. I am so damn close but I am so scared!!!

Thanks again!!

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P.S. My current treatment is a periphreal line with Rocephin twice a day and magnesium twice a week. My arms can no longer stand the peripheal line so I am going in next week for a picc line. I am a little nervous after reading some of the after effects of Picc lines. I am also taking an oral antibiotic every day that I can't remember the name of right now.

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hopeandme

I hope you feel better soon.

I admire you. You are working and taking care of your family. This can't be easy. I'd be crying too.

In 94, I had IV and oral follow-up and got 80% better and stayed that way for 9 years.

Do you take probiotics? This is real important. And to space them,2 hours apart from infusion.

Also try and stick to the low carb no sugar diet too. It does help. Sometimes getting yeast issues,when doing abx, can make everything worse.

Keep posting here. Many off us have been thru some dark days. But most of us,with treatment,over time, do get better.

Hang in there [group hug]

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quote:
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dear hope,
That sounds like me in the throes of the worst of it.

I have had a battle with both babesia and lyme.
These things really make you physically cry in this manner.

It seems to relieve the stress and act as a balancer for the brain and relaxant to the body, just in my experience.

I still have times of crying when under lots of stress but it passes more quickly and I am not so stuck in the unbearable saddness.

You may want to get checked for lyme and co-infections as a combo of these can cause the emotional symptoms you describe.

Be gentle with yourself.
Hang in there and know you are not alone.


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Hi Hope,
Big hugs and [kiss] for you today...

I am a huge cryer. I see it now as one of my symptoms...It wasn't like me before lyme but now I cry at anything...

Try to look at your crying as healing and not attach too much to it, that is unless you think you may hurt yourself...then call and run to a psychiatrist ASAP!

Tell your hubby and kids they must take care of you now and if necessary go out on disability. It is okay to not do it all.

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If you tell yourself that those mood swings are the disease, not you, maybe that will help.

You have so much on your plate, maybe the crying is the way your body is trying to relieve all that stress.

You should also check to see if any of the many meds you are taking might be conflicting in some way. Ask your doctor about that.

I know some people are prescribed birth-control pills to help even out severe periods and space the periods evenly. You might ask about that, too.

I went through a lot of mood swings, including crying and what is known as flat affect - where I couldn't respond to anything emotionally, so I sure empathize with you.

I found that St. Johns Wort seemed to even everything out for me. I took a fairly low dose daily.

Hope you feel better soon.
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Hi

St. John's has helped me over the years too.

But you can not take it at the same time you are taking anti-depressvie meds.

Hang in there and just try to take one day at a time.

This is what I do. If I look too far up the road, I get depressed and overwhelmed. I try and just concentrate on the day in front of me.

Take care

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Are you taking CQ10 (right name?) and magnesium to help eleminate the toxins from your body more quickly?

You can also get some thingies to go on your feet to get rid of toxins.

Scott the better health guy has a link...

I have kids and work too--I don't know how you folks do it--I just pulse a zith twice a month. We have a rife machine too...I have to time my herx so I can work--but then I never see my kids on the weekend, 'cause I just go to sleep. When I'm awake I sit and cry that I gave this to my babies.

How are your kids? Have they and hubby been tested?

Right now this is the longest walk ever--but you have to keep putting one foot in front of another and believe that this too will pass.

Linda

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Aside from physical causes for the crying, it's natural and necessary to grieve over the many loses that one suffers with this sort of illness.

When I first became ill, I cried everyday on the way home from work. I know you said your crying is centered around your period but maybe you are better able to release your grief due to your hormonal state at that time.

For most if not all of us, the losses we are suffering are quite life altering and one can feel very cheated and resentful. Allow yourself to grieve if you can, otherwise I think it may turn to anger for some us.

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Hope, I too remember a time in this 6 yrs journey that I cried every day. This was about 4 yrs ago. I had been on abx and tried many different combos including IV and they weren't working.

I cried because of the pain, I cried because my mind didn't work right, I cried because I was too ill to go out with my husband. I cried because I lost my career and was now disabled.

I felt so defeated. Then one day I got mad and said this is over, I'm going to beat this thing no matter what I have to do. I took charge of my health care. I was a woman on a mission.

I started reading and learning alternative methods and realized that was my journey. Thank God, I listened to my heart and gut. I no longer feel defeated.

You can win this war. Don't give in. Just figure out your next step. Sounds like you body is a toxic battle ground. What are you doing to detox these toxin/poisons out of your body?

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