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Alright this is going to sound kind of odd, but ever since I've gotten off of my antibiotics a few weeks ago i've been waking up remembering the dream I had the past night. It happens every night, I always wake up remembering my dream or at least something about it. At first I thought it was no big deal, but no it's starting to freak me out a bit as I don't always have the best dreams I realize. I still have symptoms of lyme disease and am waiting to be seen by another doctor, but i'm kind of hesitant of telling them i'm remembering my dreams every night in fear that they might think i'm going insane - lol. Does anyone else have this happening to them? It's really weird, I don't know why this would happen but I know it's the lyme disease or a co-infection causing this for sure because i've never had this happen before.
Don't worry! Lyme can really mess with all sorts of things, and if you're still having symptoms, then it's reasonable to attribute them to Lyme. Sometimes medication can do that too, but since you're off meds and still having Lyme symptoms, then I'd guess it's the bugz frolicking in your dreams.
I know when I was very ill, I didn't sleep well and also had strange dreams. Lack of sleep (as anyone with a new baby knows) will drive you around the bend pretty fast, and Lyme also messes with the whole endocrine system and therefore the sleep cycle, which is driven by hormones ... and besides having odd dreams, you're also probably waking prematurely when the dream is still going on and in mid-sleep-cycle, which makes it more likely that you will remember the dream.
Does that make sense? One of the nicest things for me when I got treated was being able to sleep well again and to wake refreshed. So don't worry -- it's the bugz messing with your head. Do tell your doc you aren't sleeping well and are waking up while in dream cycle. I know it's easy to think there is something wrong with yourself ... I know that feeling. But it's the disease: it's not you. Take care, okay?
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