Saturday, 28 April 2012

The demise of a perfectly healthy girl

Little did my parents know what damage that one bite from a Horse fly could do.
We left my aunts taking with us one of the puppies to give to a friend.

Unfortunately we were unable to take our dog with us because we had moved to rented accommodation.
There again maybe this was a blessing in disguise.

After about two months I started to get ill. I started to suffer from very aches in my legs and knees I would be unable to move as my legs were very stiff and ridged.

My mother took me to the GP who stated it was growing pains and prescribed paracetamol this carried on for the best part of a year.

She took me back to the GP who then diagnosed rheumatism this carried on going back and forth to the doctor who switched from growing pains to  Rheumatism.

The GP told me  to just get used to this and stop being such a baby.

I also suffered from high temperatures and headaches oh but all this was again growing pains.

My school work started to suffer I started to miss a lot of school and my teachers thought I was becoming lazy and stupid. 

I was sent to St Guys hospital to check my I.Q to test if i was as stupid as everyone feared.the doctors there could find nothing wrong with me.

My reading age before the bite age 8 was 12 and my maths age was 12 I  was tested at age 9 and my reading age was 15 maths age 15 by the time i was tested at age 10 my reading age had dropped dramaticly to age 7 and my maths age had dropped to  4 years old!

I was bitten age 9 years seven months so you can see how rapid my decline was after my bite.

The decline in I.Q after contracting Lyme or Co-infections is an indication that someone has been infected. 
My reading age and maths age rapid decline should of led the Health proffessionals to test me for an infection. 
But like many others before me and after me this was not to be the case.unfortunatley.

I started to display many strange unexplainable problems with my health, my brain function and all was explained away.

The years moved on and as you may or may not know Lyme and co-infections can lie dormant for many years from 10,20,30 and right up to 50!
It isn't any wonder a doctor would not be able to connect the dots with me.

I suffered from terriable insomnia along with other symptoms and I was prescribed sleeping tablets age 10 and was on these for about 3 years this did not help of course in fact when i look back it actually made my insommnia worse apparently this is quite common that sleeping tablets do not work when there is an infection like Lyme.