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randibear
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do you think lyme has changed your personality? i've had many people tell me i don't have a sense of humour, that i'm extremely "touchy", can't take a joke, whatever, yada, yada, yada.

personally i'd rather be alone but you can't avoid people all the time!!

i do have a sense of humour. it's just not what other people think is funny.

it's hard to be updated and all every single day when you are in pain all the time.

so yes lyme has changed me. has it changed you??

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Depersonalization. sucks. P73

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NWOODS WI/ bit May08 diagnosed Jul08 Lyme
March 09 symptoms return Ehrlichiosis pos.no Lyme?
Feb 11 CD57=26 Mycoplasma 343 Babesia 55.2 HHV6 5.8
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jackie51
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Yes, it has. How could it not?

It's like Chinese water torture, for lack of a better description. Drip, drip, drip.

I really hope I'm done with treatment this year. I'm soooo tired of treating and I'm running out of money.

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Liz D
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YES. I went from sociable and outgoing to a miserable *****y grumpy recluse
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moving to general support

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quote:
Originally posted by Liz D:
YES. I went from sociable and outgoing to a miserable *****y grumpy recluse

Me too.

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BoxerMom
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Me three. I'm in that club, too.

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Lymetoo
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I'm still my same old mean self!! [lol]

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All of us recluses should form a club with those who understand...then we won't have to be so reclusive.

I just wish we all lived in the same neighborhood. Great neighbors, who get it, and we could help each other out.

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I was outgoing, never knew a stranger.


I am a recluse by nature now. Much easier

Besides most other people moved on

Life could be worse....

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Liz D
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Being reclusive has lost me many friends, some have even got angry. It feels good to lock the gate, stay at home and with the cats for company. Husband optional !!
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I have found I have no tolerance for people anymore and crowds really stress me - i have started fostering dogs - they give unconditional love and never ask the list of questions I get from humans and since they are fosters thier bills are paid by rescue

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Marz
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I used to love a good argument. Not the angry confrontational kind, but just a good give and take discussion over just about any topic. I liked to win them too or at least feel I had done a good job if I didn't.

Now, I don't even go there. My brain just doesn't think ahead fast enough to bring up the facts. So I keep my mouth shut.

Really miss that interaction. I must seem like an unopinionated person in social situations.

I always wonder if people don't wonder why I'm not that person anymore if they even remember the old me. It's been so long. And new people must just think I'm dull.

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I'm with you, Marz. I never was into strong discussions, but now I'm totally lame when it comes to arguing a point.

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Yes, I'm more reclusive now.
I assume once Lyme no longer affects me, I'll be my old self again...right?

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I am in the same boat. I was once a ridiculously optimistic person who loved meeting new people. After 5 years of being sick, things started to change. I think when you start to internalize that an end is not as close as you thought, things go down hill.
Things that make socializing difficult:
-Being impatient in conversations due to weakness/pain/ect.
-Listening to people whose biggest challenge is running out of their favorite cereal in the morning. First example that came to my mind, but it feels like their issues are that crazy sometimes!
-Not wanting to speak because you don't have the mental clarity and energy to say anything intelligent.
-And, you sure as heck don't want to talk about your problems to other people because they don't understand and it always brings a somber mood. I at least want to pretend things are fine in public and not have people telling me that my situation is their worst nightmare.

Those are some of my thoughts on the situation. I think the psychological break-down is one of the worst things. When your hope and happiness goes away, there really isn't a way to deal with the rest. Being a different person that you don't like is just terrible.

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