Well, we're just going through a rough patch, too. I know outside support is important. We've gotten a bit too isolated, due to fatigue and health. We do belong to a congregation, and we make an effort to connect when it's possible.
Just got back from a Dr. appt. It could be that my thyroid medication is up too high, so we're going to adjust again. That can definately make a person jumpy, and irritable, without control. Hmmm, maybe that's playing a role.
Also working on adjusting support for adrenals. Ahhhh, maybe I'll get some relief!
(I didn't mean to imply that I have all of the above symptoms, that's a clip from a website.)
Thanks, Dogsandcats and Lymetoo! You are appreciated.
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I hear you. My husband got really debilitated with Lyme, and it turns out I have it too. i got so obsessed and taken over by taking care of him that i completely ignored my own health issues.
Now I started my own business hoping I could make enough money to pay for treatment, and it is SO much work to do, that is making some things worse. Right when stupid babesia is back and rampaging my husband again.
we are waiting for a month to have our 2 YO see our LLMD to get results from his blood tests and get her opinion on his development, whether he may be having some mild lyme issues or what. Please keep fingers crossed he is healthy!
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"To the world you may be one person, but to one person you may be the world." - unknown Posts: 72 | From NC | Registered: Sep 2011
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I'm sorry to hear that you are having this burnout. I feel that to some degree with my Mom and Dad who are very elderly and needing help, and who I live with alot of the time. Thankfully, they do have money to hire some help and are doing it.
Also, my brother in law started a small local business where he goes to the homes of elderly people and helps them with things they need around the home that they are unable to do, and he now has a couple of women working for him.
There are other businesses out there that do the same thing, and charge per hour. But it can be costly and not everybody can afford it.
Many grocery stores will deliver to your home. And I know that around here there are several people (chefs) who provide meals that they make and deliver to people's homes.
Check your area because sometimes there are free services for disabled basically homebound people who are not old enough to recieve Meals on Wheels. When I lived in New Mexico, there was a free service like this, and they delivered healthy meals to your door. All you needed was a doctors note.
And some churches ( like mine here ) have people who will come to the home and help caregivers for free.
Just some ideas. I sure hope you can find some help! So many of us need it to have any chance of recovery!
-------------------- Please take nothing I say as medical advice, I am not a doctor Posts: 18 | From East Coast | Registered: Nov 2010
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WheelWatcher - I feel for you, and also you're taking care of such a young child. Hoping all is well.
Allsmiles - Thanks for your suggestions, I'll think about them.
A little update - I feel much less anxious since reducing the thyroid dosage, that happened quickly. I also feel like I'm getting through the day better already, with the adaptogenic herbal formula for adrenals. I'm really surprised, in a good way.