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Lyme Disease- I am having blackouts 5-10 times per day

I got Lyme Disease in 1975 when I was 8 years old, and diagnosed in 1988.  Received 2 weeks of IV Rocephen, and was doing okay until this past March when everything fell apart.  I went through the antibiotics (Rocephen and Zithromax, but were extremely allergic to both).  Currently, I'm in severe pain, especially in the joints, I feel dizzy and disoriented.  I forget  things easily (not a good trait for a teacher), but my biggest worry are my blackouts.  I'll be walking along, and just fall flat.  I will stay there until someone finds me.  At that time, I don't know my name, where I am, or what I was doing.  I've undergone numerous tests:  spinal taps, MRIs, EEGs, and nothing shows anything wrong with my brain.  I'm desperate for help.
Thank You,
Suzanne Sheffield


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Dear Suzanne Sheffield,

It is unfortunate you are sufffering from these symptoms.
It is often difficult trying to cope with multiple medical symptoms.
Prior to attempting to diagnose a mental illness as a contributory factor, a complete medical evaluation by an infectious disease specialist or a neurologist would be needed.

If your symptoms become overwhelming consider the assistance of a therapist to help you cope.

Best Wishes

HFHS M.D.-SW
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