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Old 10-06-2012, 07:42 AM   #1
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Struggling with the constant self-obsession

Hi all!

After 11 months of symptoms, I was finally diagnosed with Chronic Lyme Disease a month ago!

My doctor put me on Plaquenil for the first four weeks (up to 4 tablets a day now) and starting me off on Minocycline today (after 4 weeks I'll be up to 4 plaquenil and 1 Minocycline a day)

Anyway that's not what my post is about really.

Just wondering if anyone else struggles with the constant "looking inward"???

In the past, I've always found that if I have things going on in my life, the best way to overcome them is to take your eyes off yourself and help someone else.

Before this, I never had any major health challenges. I find it extremely hard to find ways to help others when I physically can't actually move.

And lying in bed all the time gives me WAY too much time to conjure up things in my head... and I end up feeling very bitter and angry at all my friends (but deep down I know they are doing their best, even if it feels like I'm doing the journey alone, and I don't usually react this way in normal every day stresses)

It is very frustrating!!!

Any ideas on how we can look to others and help others from our beds????