Saturday, July 17, 2010

Itching, heart racing, crying, shaking, numbness, tingly, Repeat...

I was going insane this morning. I itched a little before bed last night but put an ice pack on and fell asleep and was fine. Woke up this morning and all hell broke loose. I started itching uncontrollably-much, much worse than when I went to the ER last time for it. I tried the oatmeal bath, shaving my legs(the itching ALWAYS starts in my feet and legs and travels from there), lotion, the itching tabs under my tongue the doc said to try, ice. NOTHING was working! The itching was so intense my heart was racing, I couldnt control anything and broke down and started crying. It was just so unbearable I couldnt take it. I started to feel like I was hyperventilating from it and my arms and hands started to tingly, and get numb from my oxygen level being messed up. I iced again, and jumped in the oatmeal bath again. Things started to slow down a bit and wasnt so intense. A friend was on her way over because I started to feel like I was going to faint and throw up. Hubby was working and I was home alone. Right now I feel like I have an extreme case of the flu and wish it would either go away or I would throw up so I can get some relief. I dont even know what to do anymore. Any of you Lymies out there have any tips for me??? This is one bad herx and I am not a fan! I havent eaten anything I am not supposed to, I havent done anything different....maybe from the sauna this week and eating the sugar earlier in the week by accident?? I dont know, I just know its a living hell and I want OUT!!! Not sure you will be able to see how bad the itching was but I will post pics on my legs and me icing it. Maybe some of you have had the same thing??


  1. Hey girl! Thanks for your post on my blog. I just read yours for the first time and wow! I am so sorry you are having to go through all of this. I agree with you when you said it might be the sauna and it's detoxing assistance causing your symptoms. One of the ways we detox is through the skin. You also have a lot of histamine cells there too which is why when someone is allergic to something, most often an allergic reaction will start off with a rash. (Can you tell I have been down this road WAY too many times? lol). Anyways, as the toxins are being released, they could be triggering your histamine cells in your skin therefore producing the itching. That is one theory...or it could be your nerves going crazy from treatment and they too sit right next to you histamine cells and can trigger them that way and cause the itching. I have been down this road too many times and have had two LLMDs explain why Lyme can cause such allergic symptoms. As to your questions on my post...I can only eat frozen or cooked fruit/veges because I get an allergic reaction to them if they are fresh. When something is frozen/cooked it kills the proteins that trigger allergies and also any mold that could be left on the fruit. So, that is how I have been able to tolerate my extremely small list of foods. I will be definitely sending up a prayer for you and will follow your blog! Hang in there girl! Health is our goal, and I know we will all get there some day!! Blessings to you!

  2. Thank you for all the info. I am still new to it all and dont know whats causing what half the time. I think so far the itching and dizziness it the worst feeling ever. Now I am scared to to the sauna, such a bad reaction afterwards even though I guess its good since its die off. Interesting about the fruit, maybe part of my problem too.