When I read the article below about the link between suicide and Lyme disease, I completely “got it.” I suffered for over 15 years and the pain, fatigue, low quality of life, and depression were all part of my symptoms.
Chronic pain, fatigue, and physical malaise for such an extended period of time drain a person of their energy and stamina.
Who might you know who has been similarly suffering? They may have even been treated for Lyme, but still aren’t feeling well. Or might be showing some of the symptoms that I’ve described here?
If you love someone who has Lyme Disease or Chronic Fatigue or Fibromyalgia, you might feel at a loss of what to do to help them. Pain tolerance is personal and varies highly from person to person, so the first thing you can do is just acknowledge what they’re going through. Holding space for someone is a very loving thing to do.
Do your best not to judge whether they’re overreacting – or compare one day to the next. Chronic illness symptoms can ebb and flow for the sufferer, allowing them great energy one day and making them bed-ridden the next.
If you or your loved one is not gaining the relief you so desperately seek, many of our therapies here at Infinity Healing can help. We will take the time to listen and then recommend a therapy approach that can get you back on the path to optimal health.
Schedule a free initial consultation or book a therapy session here. In the meantime, here’s an article in the Poughkeepsie Journal that speaks further on this unfortunate reality for chronic illness sufferers.