Q: I was diagnosed with Lyme disease abt six yrs ago now and have suffered w chronic fatigue ever since. Also other problems that suck like joint pain, extreme sensitivity on certain pArts of my body
(most of the time on my legs but its a sensation like my skin is so sensitive to the touch that its painful), i figure i have some nerve damage as well since my hands are a lil shaky now and in extremely stressful situations now my body just shuts down n i usually have a panic attack where my heart starts racing n my hand and leg muscles spasm so bad that i am usually sore for a week. And so many othr issues that i dont evn have the patience to write them all down. My worst issues tho are the fatigue n joint pain. I have felt like I just want to sleep for the last six yrs. Over the last maybe two yrs the anxiety of feeling like everything is a chore even down to getting up to go to the bathroom has really taken a toll on me. After many hassles and hospital stays and a dozen different antidepressants(including ones for fybromyalgia) and i cant count how many doctors and specialists, nothing has seemed to help. I now have been taking lorazepam for abt six to eight months. It helps sometimes when I am having anxiety and feel like I am going to spontaneously combust but ultimately has done little to improve my quality of life. It has gotten to the point that most days I feel so crappy that I beg for death. I AM NOT suicidal just ready to give up on the thought that I will ever feel physically good again. I do not want to take lorazepam anymore bc it is so addictive and is not doing enough good that it is worth taking. I was complaining of really bad pain in my knees last week and a friend of mine said here take this and see if it helps! I asked what it was n she said jus see how u feel then I will tell u! Well... I took that lil blue pill and within abt a half hr I felt like(well, how I assume anyway) a normal 28 yr old should feel. I had energy like I havent felt in yrs no pain n the best nights sleep that I have had in longer than I can remember. For once in a long time I actually didn't feel like I was suffering! But then I found out what she gave me!!! It was a percocet! She knew that if she had told me that that I would not have taken it as I have seen too many people fall apart from drugs like that. It just felt so good not to feel so exhausted! In the past six yrs I have never felt as back to normal as that night. I have always been a mind over matter kind of person but I can't take much more. I don't want to be addicted to percocet but it has gotten to the point where I would rather live a shorter life and be able to enjoy some of it than live a longer life and not be able to get out of bed to enjoy it at all! Any suggestions? Thanks for your time! Happy new yr to all!
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