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Dopamine, I am your Father

Originally posted on decimawho:

I haven’t written in a while because I felt like I had nothing much to write about, turns out, I have A LOT to write about. Strap yourselves in people, this is going to get exciting! (NB: It’s only exciting if you’re nerdy about chronic illness medicine in a DIY kind of capacity)

So… since the last time I wrote I’ve had this jaw clenching thing. It’s a bit like…

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Sorry Again, I Have Lyme

Originally posted on shelby’s LIFE WITH LYME:

  A week or so ago, I invited a friend to dinner.  We hadn’t seen each other in quite a while and I wanted to catch up on their life.  When the day of the set appointment arrived however, I had to cancel; my Lyme was flaring up and I couldn’t safely get out of the house and drive, let alone keep up an intelligent conversation with another human being.…

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When The Fog Rolls In It’s Not The Weather…

When The Fog Rolls In It’s Not The Weather…

So okay, brain fog isn’t too bad today but I thought the title was funny.
I took a day off work today for extra rest, which makes my second one in the last two weeks. It’s been a bit rough, but I must say this week was much better than last week with fatigue and other symptoms.

Today was weird because at about three in the afternoon I got hit with a fatigue tsunami and a brain fog chaser. I…

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"Why Don’t You Just Push Through?"

“Why Don’t You Just Push Through?”

jeanvieve7:

Haven’t we all been here?
Reblogged from Lipstick Warpaint

Originally posted on lipstick warpaint:

Today, someone said to me something that I know a lot of people are thinking. “Why don’t you just push through? Why don’t you just try to live normally and do what you want, regardless if you might hurt a little more the next day.” “Maybe if you stay busy, and get a part-time job, you…

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Bowing The Knee To What We Don’t Know

Bowing The Knee To What We Don’t Know

Today is Monday, and although I am blessed not to work Mondays they usually aren’t “fun”.
A typical day off for me is waking up in the morning feeling “hungover”, groggy, swollen and puffy, heavy and achy usually with a headache. Do I drink? No. But with the MTHFR defect and Lyme I think everything I take into my body both food and meds just linger longer than they would in a normal person….That…

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The a Emotional Ups and Downs of Lyme, you are not Alone

Originally posted on My Color Is Lyme:

This is a re-post from May, but it is so relevant to the journey of the Lyme sufferer. When you are so ill that you are barely functioning you literally just live life day to day, because that is all you can handle, I call it survivor mode. When in survivor mode you ignore all the “big” things…all the things that normal people are out there doing because it…

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WEIRD Die Off…. Giddiness Anyone

WEIRD Die Off…. Giddiness Anyone

So this is the second time in this round of die-off that along with my balance issues I feel very strangely mellow and chill, a little disconnected and well… rather giddy and happy. Everything is extremely funny today for some reason. But I am going to embrace the feeling right now in not feeling down and simply rejoice because discomfort or no I am in a place of healing. So this is my verse for…

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