Poll Mondays!

I’m starting a tradition here at LymeChick! Mondays are now Poll day’s. Poll’s are helpful in gathering info and I also think it’s a fantastic way for all of us to see how common our symptoms are within this Lyme world.

And that on the days you feel most alone (which we all have plenty of) and you think you’re the only one who could possibly be too weak to crawl to the bathroom, or that the extreme pain in your right knee that stops when you stand up but throbs when you lie down is bizarre and uncommon… Well, lovely Lyme Chicks and (non-chicks) you’re not alone.

With that, here is the first poll. You might have seen me whining on facebook and twitter that my insomnia is relentless lately. I often ask myself and by often I mean at 4AM when I’m staring at the clock and everyone else in the house is asleep… Am I the only one up right now?! Is this Insomnia going to ever leave me alone? And when the sun comes up and I finally feel justified in leaving my bed, I can see those deep dark bags have made themselves at home under my eyes. (You can imagine this is one of the most distressing parts!) šŸ˜›

I know I’m not alone in this, but lets take a poll!



About Lyme Chick

Lyme Disease advocate/warrior still learning about Lyme treatments/recovery and wishing to inform, support, and commiserate with others along the way.
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2 Responses to Poll Mondays!

  1. Dave says:

    Hi my name is dave darrow i got lyme when i was about 17 now im 45 they didnt figure out what i had for about 12yrs. now im in pain all the time. Meds & Meds and Dr.’s and Dr.’s. Thanks for this site.

  2. Totally agree with Dave- thanks so much. Was diagnosed fairly soon but too late….approx 6 months after the bullseye that the doctor adamantly said was ringworm regardless of the fact that I had been in a deer infested park. If I only knew then! Having Lyme, Babesia, and Erlychiosis, and who knows what else since 2006, I have tried so many things. I have to say that after years of on and off antibiotics, decided to remain off and try other things for the symptoms. I did acupuncture for quite a while and found that to be the most effective on pain relief. (great zen like experience, too). It has been almost a year without doing it and I have not had the amount of pain, hardly any in fact other than around my cycle. My other symptoms have diminished too. Problems with sleep, anxiety and depression have been my staple though. Anxiety and depression are under control with prescription meds and sleep is under control when I adhere to my concoction of Klonopin followed by Melotonin…usually 1/2 hour in between. If I don’t do that, I am screwed. Melatonin is something that you have to figure out dosage. You can do 1-6 mg but if it is too high you will feel it in the morning. I typically do 1.5-3mg but I am probs heavier than you. Valarian made me have dreams that were beyond wild. Good luck!

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