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moosejive
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Does anyone else here feel like they experience their emotions less fully since infection?

I often feel like I've had a partial lobotomy, like I just can't empathize with other people anymore.

Is this considered "normal" for Lyme patients?

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Andie333
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Actually, my emotions have seemed very blunted since I got sick.

But the only thing I've really felt has been compassion.

Slowly, I've begun to physically heal, but emotionally, I still feel a little shut down. Maybe that's typical of most people with chronic, life-threatening illnesses...I don't know.

I just hope some of that fire comes back soon.

Andie

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trish4
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I feel the exact same way moosejive
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moosejive,

I got Lyme's only 10 months ago, and my emotional capacity has vanished and along with it, much of my cognitive abilities.

It's the worst part for me.

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Geneal
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For me that was part of the "brain fog".

I existed in a dream like state. Almost robotic in nature.

Good news is that this improved a great deal for me on antibiotics.

I can appreciate my children and friends again.

Sometimes though, I get over loaded with this.

Hugs,

Geneal

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