last summer I felt well and so changed job then a couple of months later I had a relapse, not sure if it's because I stopped abx too soon, or due to stress at new job, or both.
Anyway, my main symptoms are neuro: chills, cold hands, blurry and double vision, brain fog, lack of brain power (can't digest new information quick enough). And on top of that, I have on-going rashes to be an objective indicator (similar rashes went away during first round of treatment, and then came back and stayed. never had such rashes before lyme).
I don't feel like fully functioning at my new job, but I wonder if my self-doubt also plays a big role here. I used to be confident, and now I feel so incompetent. So hard to tell if it's new job, or lyme, or both. Must be both, but how can I act more positively because even healthy people can suffer from lack of confidence.
A difficult one, and I keep questioning myself. Have been on IV abx for 2+ months and only doing worse.
Lyme, Work Stress, Lyme, Work Stress. When I can break this cycle?
How can I make the best use of my remaining brain power?
Any input, encouragement or not, is appreciated!
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sounds like both to me; both working against you right now, and you are in treatment.
does your new employer know you have lyme problems? are you on 6 months probation where they have option to let you go if you don't work out?
best wishes! i haven't worked in 9yrs. 3 months; couldn't handle regular hours; all my EXTREME SENSITIVITIES TO LIGHTS/SMELLS/NOISE/SOUND/food, etc!
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I'm self employed w/ a new job so I can juggle most of my projects. But on those days when I'm not feeling so good and I've already committed to the job I make sure I have supported my self by getting proper sleep, nutrients, and meds.
I know this doesn't help much but wanted to you to know you are not alone.
My brain still isn't 100%. I have trouble w/ word retrevial and just stumble through it trying to dazzle them w/ my designs.
I left you an answer on one of your older post concerning docs but never heard back from you.
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