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MamaBear11
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I am 33 years old. I have been sick for 14 years and am just starting to pursue treatment for Lyme. Things have been happening over the last month or so that have me scratching my head and I wonder if it could be related to the Lyme or if I am just getting old, lol.

I have had a lot of trouble remembering things. I have to set two alarms on my cell phone so I don't forget to take Bear out to the bus stop in the morning and to pick her up at noon. There is no way I would remember to go out and get her after school without the alarm.

If I think of something that I need to do, and don't do it immediately, I will not ever remember to do it. I have opened up a new browser window on the computer to look for something, and before I even put my fingers on the keyboard I can't remember what it is I was going to look up.

Most troubling though is the really strange stuff I have been doing lately. I washed my hair with shaving gel this morning in the shower. Didn't realize I hadn't picked up the shampoo until it was too late. I also put our address book away in the fridge, instead of the drawer next to the fridge. And twice I have poured apple juice into Bear's bowl of macaroni and cheese instead of into her cup which was right next to the bowl.

I have also had trouble with words lately. I asked Bear to turn off the lamp, instead of the TV which I had meant to say. And while making dinner the other night I asked her to wash the onions. I had meant to say mushrooms.

Maybe it's nothing. And I will mention it to my doctor if he ever calls me back, lol. But I just feel like something is "off". I can almost feel it inside my head. Hard to describe but it is really starting to make me nervous.

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Untreated Lyme for 25+ years.
Two kids, too much pain & fatigue, no hope of ever being able to treat.

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dmc
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at 33, it's not just "gettinhg older" but could be a tick disease.

I cant say this enough.
Print out the green booklet from http://lympa.org

& get to a LLMD from list I sent you in the past.

good luck

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MamaBear11
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Thanks! I have the green booklet, although I haven't looked at it in a while.

And I did chose a doctor from the list. I had one office visit with him and he is following up with me by phone since I can't afford to see him in the office regularly.

We have been playing phone tag for a week, so I can't wait to actually talk to him about this.

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Untreated Lyme for 25+ years.
Two kids, too much pain & fatigue, no hope of ever being able to treat.

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It's not getting old. I'm 21 and probably close to the point where I could be diagnosed with early Alzheimer's.
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I've had similar symptoms as well and when I spoke with the President of Canlyme he told me he experienced it also. I think this is very common with Lyme and in particular with Bart..

You may want to post this in Medical questions as it does relate to a neurological issue.

I do believe it gets better with treatment.

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IGM 41 IND, 83-93+ IGG 31 IND,34 IND, 41++, 58+, 83-93 IND

31 Epitope test neg.

Bartonella henselae 1:100

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I'm 20 and the same way. College tests are problematic when it comes to fill in the blank sections. I know the answer, but the wrong words come to mind. I walk into walmart and can walk out 5 minutes later with no idea as to where I parked.

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*~*Rerae*~*
Bitten 3/98, Diagnosed 9/04
Treated 3 weeks, then pushed aside.
Need good doc to pick back up.

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