Lyme Disease - It Can Do More Than Attack Your Nervous System!!!
Of course, the link between Lyme and the brain isn’t all about disease. Lyme is frequently linked to a range of psychiatric problems, including anxiety, depression, and irritability. In some severe cases Lyme has emerged alongside obsessive-compulsive disorder, paranoia, and hallucinations.
Up to 40 percent of people with Lyme disease experience neurological involvement of the central or peripheral nervous system. A broad range of conditions are associated with Lyme, ranging all the way from panic attacks to depression. In fact, depressive states are relatively common in people with late stage Lyme disease. Some patients even experience suicidal thoughts and somatic symptoms.
One of the most common psychiatric results of Lyme Disease is brain fog. Brain fog is a term given to people with Lyme Disease who find their brain functions are not performing normally. Usually, memory loss and issues with concentration are common symptoms of people with chronic an acute Lyme.
Some memory issues can be severe. Patients have documented that they can sometimes forget where they live, where they are, and how to perform basic functions that often do not require conscious effort. Simple tasks, such as starting a car can suddenly become extremely difficult for someone with Lyme Disease.
Not only do people with Lyme disease have trouble recalling memories from recent times and the distant past, but they may also struggle to make new memories. For instance, simple experiences like meeting a new person for the first time and remembering their name can seem practically impossible. This is even true after patients go through lengths to increase their chances of remembering a person’s name.
This is a disease reaching epidemic proportions and is not one to be fooled with. It can change your life as well as kill your pet family. Protect yourself, your kids and your pets and take all the precautions you can. An ounce of prevention goes a long way……………………………….