As lyme progresses neurologically it shows in some (most? many? not sure the ammount) people as an irrational anger. Like taking the fuse on a quarter stick and cutting it down to an 1/8th of an inch. The stupidest little stuff can set you off and it is unpredictable. But it can be bad. Someone bumps into you in line and you may be about to hold a knife to their throat and you will feel like it is completely rational course of action at that time. I kinda think you may already be at that point and just not realize it yet.
Jeff this is really interesting stuff. Even more so that I had a closer than normal brush with Lymes this year.
A day after being in the field (clothes changed and showered) I woke to find a tick dug into my chest but this time there was the tell tale bulls eye rash around it.
Damn, a perfect ring.
I called the Dr.s office to make an appointment and the receptionist said "we
don't test for that any more, we wait for symptoms to appear , then we will treat it"!
Huh? did I just hear that right? I told her the symptoms as I know them are fatigue and aches and pains in the joints. Being a 50 year old with 23 of those years battling in a jail for a living how the hell am I going to tell if its lymes or the mileage? She made the appointment.
Once there the Dr told me the receptionist was wrong, that there is a heavy dose of antibiotic that if taken can prevent the lymes from taking hold but it has to be taken within the first 48 hours of being bitten.
So i did and have been back for follow up blood tests. So far, no lyme.
I may have dodged the bullet.