As most of you are probably aware, I spent over a week in the hospital and a few trips to the ER recently. It was very serious. And yes, I’m talking deadly serious. According to the doctors at UW Madison, I had an allergic reaction to Disulfiram, an old drug that is currently being used on Lyme disease patients. It was very frightening as I had psychosis. More accurately, I had a toxic reaction, and I’m not alone.
Psychosis is an abnormal condition of the mind that results in difficulties determining what is real and what is not – and that is the understatement of the year.
Symptoms may include:
- delusions and seeing or hearing things that others do not see or hear
- incoherent speech and behavior that is inappropriate
If you are a medical practitioner prescribing this, please be aware of this issue.
Treatment for psychosis is antipsychotics, counseling, and social support. It’s interesting that 3% of people in the United States could get this. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Psychosis
All I can say is, WOW. I looked outside and it’s fall. I’ve missed nearly 3 weeks of my life.
My dear husband of 30 years was my bulwark and unfortunately took the brunt of my psychosis. The good news is he’s still with me. We’ve now weathered through both being infected with Lyme/MSIDS and now we can add crazy, unbelievable, psychosis to the list of symptoms and conditions.
The next Support meeting will be Saturday, November 9th, at 2:30 at the East Madison Police Station. Details about the subject matter will be forthcoming.
I can’t wait to see all of you. Being with other sufferers gives me untold joy and comfort. I pray you can all make it, but if you can’t, I understand.
Still Crazy After All These Years
Blessings and health, Alicia