Prepare to enter the wild and wooly world of an adult with Aspergers Syndrome, a form of autism characterized by intellignce, quirks, social difficulties and downright strange and oddish behaviours.

People with Aspergers generally are high functioning in everyday life but have great difficulty connecting with others due to the inability to read faces, body language and subtle verbal clues. They also tend to take words literally and have a hard time multi-tasking.

Oversensitivity to touch (clothing has to be soft and often the tags removed), light (do not leave home without the sunglasses), sound (loud noises and noisey places are avoided), taste (many Aspies have quite a limited diet and are frequently very picky eaters) and smells makes the everyday existence more of a challenge.

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To find out more about what Aspergers is..please check out my earliest blog entries

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Living with Lyme Disease

I was diagnosed with Lyme disease a couple years ago. I've had some success with acupuncture and antibiotics. I'm currently involved in a flare-up. I stopped both the acupuncture and antibiotics for a couple weeks. I thought maybe the Lyme was gone. I was wrong.
 Here's what happens to let me know my Lyme is acting up. 1) I start sleeping twice as much. 2) I'm constantly tired, fatigue gets to the point that I can barely get up and move about. 3) I get sudden onset arthritis, usually in my fingers. 4) I get headaches. Overall, it feels like I have a chronic flu with digestive disturbances, bad aches and pains, overwhelming fatigue.
 So I started back up on the antibiotics. Things get worse before they get better. The antibiotics cause a toxic Lyme bacteria die off, and all my symptoms get double worse until my body can get rid of some of the toxins.  I sweat, get chills, start itching all over. These symptoms mean the bacteria are dying off. Very uncomfortable.
 My current regiment is antibiotics 2x daily, gluthione supplement, lemon juice, cranberry juice, activated charcoal, acupressure points, acidopholis, Benadryl and rest. When it just hurts too damn bad, I take pain pills. I am miserable. Unable to do much but lay around on the couch. I need to schedule acupuncture, many appointments, soon. It has proven to greatly help my body.
 I do what I can. I continue to read about Lyme and various treatments. I have to venture to the health food store to restock supplies as soon as I'm able.
 Brain fog often accompanies these flare-ups. I'm a bit slow in the head but I think I'm a bit better than yesterday.
 Just living with the Lyme.

1 comment:

  1. I'm so sorry, my friend.

    As if your plate wasn't already full enough .....

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