Lyme Disease Story (4)
I am one of the possibly millions of patients that suffered from Lyme Disease. But before this I had suffered mostly because most of the doctors would not come up with a proper diagnose for my extremely bad condition. I was bitten nine years ago by a tick, which probably was infected. Back then, I went to a private clinic. The doctors have administered me a local anesthesia, cleaned the location of the byte with some antibiotic solutions and that is pretty much all the doctors did.
Then passed 7 years, during which I had severe dizziness, but I thought that everything is due to chronic fatigue, menopause, my age and so on. In 2007, however, I had fever, sore throat and in two days I have not been able to swallow anything, not even water and no food. I have been quickly diagnosed with vocal cord paralysis. I was hospitalized for three weeks in hospital ENT, where I have done all sorts of investigations and I was fed artificially because I could not swallow anything.
I came home after one month I was hospitalized in the neurology section of C. Hospital, where I have also made inquiries. Diagnosis went from multiple sclerosis, encephalitis, various neuropathies, caused by unknown causes vision impairment. In 2 years I was hospitalized about 7 times. Every time I was treated with anti-inflammatory medication.
At last admission Feb. 2008, C. hospital doctor, said he was overwhelmed and recommended me to go to psychiatry, because he considered that nothing was going wrong with me and that I needed to see a psychiatrist urgently. So we arrived at the municipal hospital where a doctor, whom I thank from my heart, thought of Lyme Borreliosis, gave me 14 days of Cefort treatment, and I already a year since I didn’t need to see a doctor any longer.
I had dizziness and severe pain on daily basis. Sometimes I have cramps, but not very often, and they usually go. I do not know yet if I got rid of everything, or not. I might need to go and have some more investigations done to see if I still have the bacteria in my body. Indeed, the doctor told me that if I had the possibility it would be great to go a see a clinic in Germany.
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