@tanpa1 l was also diagnosed with HE and AE. And where l live they don't know the symptoms. Since 1997 when l was diagnosed with viral encephalitis l have been put in a psych ward 5 times because of confusion. The first time l was put in l did want to commit suicide because l had 5 children my oldest just graduated from H.S. And we had just moved to a new house, l had a new job and l just purchased a new car. The first new car l had ever brought myself. And now l was faced with a brain injury. And so l than l began praying and l feared God more than man. And l knew if l wanted to go to heaven l better get it together..So l prayed the Lord would take that thinking away from me. And l never thought about suicide again. But the doctors don't understand that you will get confused, and your ammonia levels fluctuate. And it also could be dehydration, your diet and yes it can sometimes be stress. And l have had alot of stress that my family was putting on me because my sister has dementia. And her family isn't taking care of her. And her children wants my family to do the work while they spend her money. Then l had two deaths last year. My mother passed and my nephew. But l wasn't stressed about that because my mother out lived all our family members prior. She was 95yrs old. I miss her but l know if l live right l will see her again. And everything was taken away l.lost my job because of my disability which l now know thatcshiuld have happened. But l went back to school and got my associate's degree. And this year l am starting my business and l will be returning back to school. So living with a major illness is hard but it can also be a blessing. Because you see things differently. And you Thank God for every obstacle you go through and l pray that l can help someone else and have compassion for others. Because some people may have a different turnout. So l just pray for others. And l pray that all doctors will be able to learn the symptoms of this illness so everyone gets a chance to have a full recovery. And last Saturday l was just released again from the physic ward. And they doctor has mistaken my identity with another patient with the same name. And while l was in the physic ward l saw the other patient with my name. And she was angry, throwing things , cursing and l was singing Father Abraham and Joyful, Joyful and quoting scripture. So l would say l was healed and the hospital, doctors made a mistake. So l have to get this straighten out with my insurance, medical records and so forth. Now that's what l call stressful. I worked in a hospital for 9yrs so l know protocol. And l take lactulose and rifaximin. And l will be going to the mayo clinic in December because my rheumatologist told me that the doctors here are not trained to help me here. I have to go back to the mayo clinic for my AE. So l Thank God we still have doctors who care. And l had emergency heart ablation surgery. And l haven't had any falls for 6months. And l am walking faster than before. My husband tells me to slow down. Praying for you.