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Old 11-22-2007, 03:44 PM   #1
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Tests for Lyme?

I have been ill with a 'virus' for the last 3 months. I have seen Dr. after Dr. and none seem to be able to reconginize my symptoms and they just claim I have a virus.

After doing some research on Lyme I am beginning to suspect this.

I saw a neurologist he agreed to test my blood but as I read these tests can be unreliable.

Just wondering what sort of accurate tests are out there and where do I go about finding them? I am in Toronto, Ontario Canada.

How can I get a Dr. to work for me on this? My GP kind of joked about LD when she saw I was being tested for it... I really think a lot of my symptoms match....

Thanks so much for your help in advance!

Christine

 
Old 11-23-2007, 08:11 AM   #2
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Re: Tests for Lyme?

Hi Christina,

There is another doctor in Canada, Nova Scotia I think that is also treating lyme disease patients. I do not know his name, but if you go to the canadian lyme disease board they may be able to help you get his name.

Tracy

 
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Old 11-23-2007, 09:38 AM   #3
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Re: Tests for Lyme?

I got the name of a Dr. but I have to go back to my family Dr. and get a referral... I just want to make sure that I have enough ammo to see my Dr. I don't recall a tick bite or a rash- but prior to getting sick I spent 3 weeks at my Aunt's cottage.

can someone look over my symptoms and let me know if i'm on the right tack?

or could I just have some sort of virus which the Dr.s claim? it's been 3 months and things haven't improved- just changed....

as for symptoms... this is what I have


Unexplained weight loss - about 10 pounds over the last few months

Fatigue, tiredness, poor stamina- totally!

Swollen glands- usually under my chin

Unexplained menstrual irregularity- a bit longer cycle than usual but I just thought this was from stress

loss of libido

Chest pain- muscle pain now and then

Heart palpitations- yes, a few

Joint pain or swelling- my knucles feel swelled and sore

Stiffness of the joints, neck, or back - very much!!!

Muscle pain

Twitching of the face - yes

Headache- daily

Neck creeks and cracks, neck stiffness, neck pain- 24/7!!!

Tingling, numbness, burning or stabbing sensations, shooting pains- numb nose, numb spots down back, stabbing pains all over

Facial paralysis (Bell's Palsy)- sometimes my face feels weird but no paralysis

Eyes/Vision: double, blurry, increased floaters, light sensitivity- blurry, floaters, flashes of light

Ears/Hearing: buzzing, ringing, ear pain, sound sensitivity- major ear issues, feels blocked, rining, roaring etc. in one ear more than other

lncreased motion sickness, vertigo, poor balance- vertigo and dizziness

Tremor- sometimes i get shakey

Confusion, difficulty in thinking- sometimes

Difficulty with concentration, reading- sometimes

Forgetfulness, poor short term memory- sometimes

depression

Exaggerated symptoms or worse hangover from alcohol- can't drink at all!

additional symtpoms- head feels congested, have a low immunity and have been sick more often than usual, i have a lot of ear issues along with some nerve damge and loss of hearing on one side, my right ear feels full and I have constant ear pressure, I seem to get flare-ups every now and then - when i do- my glands get swollen and my muscles tense up, i have had many headaches and migraines and have never gotten these prior to getting ill.


thanks in advance!

Christine

 
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