Re: Lyme after treatment
Hi Snibe, welcome to the board!
I am sorry you are feeling so bad. It sounds like you were not treated long enough and/or aggressively enough.
How long were you sick before getting diagnosed? What antibiotics and doses did you take? How long were you treated?
Lyme can cause many symptoms, including neuropsychiatric and cognitive ones. To see some of these symptoms check out Columbia University's Lyme Disease Research Studies Overview of Neuropsychiatric Lyme Disease.
Have you been treated by a Lyme knowledgeable doctor? This is very improtant. Many doctors do not understand tick-borne illnesses and undertreat them. Were you tested for the co-infections ticks can transmit--Babesiosis, two types of Ehrlichiosis (HME & HGE), Bartonella, and Mycoplama? This is important. Many people who have Lyme are co-infected.
If you need a doctor recommendation, let us know. There are some excellent ones in NY.
It is also important to learn as much as possible. I recommend reading Dr. Joseph Burrascano's 2005 Diagnostic Hints and Treatment Guidelines For Lyme and Other Tick Borne Illnesses (on-line). He is one of the top Lyme doctors in the country, and many Lyme doctors follow his protocols. I also recommend the book "Everything You Need To Know about Lyme Disease
(2nd edition)" by Karen Vanderhoof-Forschner.
Hang in there okay? Good help is available, and you are not alone. With proper treatment, you can get better.