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

Monday, April 14, 2014

Found a site Lymebuddies.com

See, I'm not crazy or lazy. Never have Been! All my strange symptoms that sent me to the ER and doctors has all been due to having Chronic Lyme!


LymeBuddies on Facebook
Symptoms of Lyme
Early symptoms soon after exposure by tick bite:

Skin rash around tick bite – often hot to the touch but not painful; may have bullseye shape. Not everyone gets a rash!
Erythema migrans (EM) – the official name for the tick bite skin rash
Mild illness
Flu-like symptoms
Fever
Chills
Malaise
Swollen lymph nodes
Headaches
Stiff neck
Fatigue
Muscle aches
Body aches
Neck aches
Arthritis
Joint pain
Knee arthritis
Neurological symptoms – often occurring some time after exposure, from weeks to years later.

Numbness
Limb pain
Limb weakness
Radiculitis (numbness, tingling, burning)
Bell’s palsy
Visual disturbances
Poor motor coordination
Encephalopathy
Memory loss
Difficulty with concentration
Change in mood
Changed sleeping habits
Thinking difficulties
Nerve damage – in the arms and legs
Encephalomyelitis-symptoms
Limb weakness
Motor coordination problems
Muscle weakness
Meningitis symptoms
Fever
Stiff neck
Severe headache
Heart abnormalities – heart problems
Irregular heartbeat
Dizziness
Shortness of breath
Not all patients with Lyme disease will have all symptoms, some can be specific to neurological, heart, psychiatric, or physical (muscle & joint pain, etc.) The symptoms can also present differently at various stages of the disease progression. Some patients do experience all the types of symptoms as this is a multi-systemic infection, infecting multiple parts of the body and causing extensive symptoms. To complicate matters, many of the symptoms are not specific to Lyme disease, and can occur in many other diseases as well. This is why it is known as “The great imitator” and can make it very hard to properly diagnose.


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