I don't do well in the cold, my Lyme acts up and everything hurts. My body becomes so sensitive to the cold that even my hair hurts. Cold sensitivity is a symptom of Lyme Disease and for me, one of the worst.
Lyme hurts. It's a painful, frustrating, scary disease to have. But what seems to be the worst symptom of Lyme Disease is fear and blame.
You can't live fully in fear of pain.
You can't live in your pain, or in fear of it. You'll find yourself walking around with a binder full of reasons not to live the life you want. You are not living, when you are weighed down by something that has no cure.
No amount of medicine is going to fully take it away. Instead of living FOR the disease, LIVE and know that when your hands are swollen, those annoying muscle spasms are getting on your last nerve for the day, or you are just tired, that you have a reason to have a little rest, an extra cup of coffee before your walk.
Find something that takes your mind off the pain. I find that when the pain is harsh, I go and spend time in my garden and the work takes my mind off the rest. And sometimes I mix up a nice cup of tea with a “special” tincture – some organic CBD oil and extra sugar. Then I go to sit in my favorite spot, wrapped up in a cozy blanket and let the CBD help me to feel less pain.
* CBD oil is a natural remedy that calms pain and anxiety. Hemp CBD has little to no THC which is what gets you “high”. So for people looking to relieve pain without pharmaceutical drugs, CBD is a great option. Because Lyme Disease reacts negatively to many pharmaceutical drugs, many Lyme survivors are seeing great results with CBD which can be purchased in almost every state and country. We love Joy Organics because I feel that the company takes pride in their organic product and are happy to answer any questions you might have.
We are the lucky ones, those who know the answer to what is happening to us. I have met so many people, who live completely terrified because they do not yet have a diagnosis and they are walking around with terrible symptoms.
I used to feel my heart beat sluggishly and in the middle of the night wonder if it would just eventually stop. Would it hurt? Would anyone know? Then I got my answer of what it was, a vavlve issue that is annoying but not deadly. The knowledge helped quell the fear.
Rage against the dying and Lyme
Whenever I get a little down about my future with Lyme Disease, I look to this poem by Dylan Thomas and find my will to fight harder for the life I want.