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    Old 02-11-2009, 10:44 AM   #1
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    Flu-Like Symptoms...Anyone else?

    I've been an anxiety sufferer for 2 years now and wondering if anyone has flu-like symptoms that doesn't cause them to flair up into a full blown attack. My symptoms are: persistant Nausea, head-ache, off-and-on flurries of dread.. I just feel disabled when I get these spells, I've been checked for everything from brain to heart, and I'm only 18. Someone please respond and let me know if anyone experiences this, and if so what sort of symptoms you have because it's sort of hard for me to explain because it's such a weird feeling.

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    Old 02-12-2009, 02:26 AM   #2
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    Re: Flu-Like Symptoms...Anyone else?

    anders, if your doctors can't find any explanation for your symptoms, I would suggest you consider Lyme disease...panic and anxiety attacks, and the other symptoms you're experiencing can be symptoms of lyme which starts out as a case of a cold or the flu (sometimes without the respiratory symtoms).

    There are many myths out there about lyme...keep in mind most people don't see a bulls eye rash, lyme can be transmitted in the womb so you can be born with it, and they now think that insects other than ticks may transmit the disease.

    Some docs think that 1/2 of chronic conditions, like panic and anxiety, are actually undiagnosed Lyme...it is EXTREMELY unlikely your doctors are trained to diagnose/treat this condition. Most people with personal experience with Lyme recommend seeing a Lyme Literate Medical Doctor who can treat based on symptoms (tests are VERY unreliable). Lists of these specialists and other info about lyme can be found on the lyme boards.

    Good Luck!

     
    Old 02-12-2009, 08:00 AM   #3
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    Re: Flu-Like Symptoms...Anyone else?

    Hi, I truly sympathize <WITH> you as I have been there and still am. I also was tested from head to toe for two years <WITH>original complaints of dizziness, lightheadedness, headaches, tinnitus and so on. I was diagnosed <WITH>GAD (general anxiety disorder) which I never felt much relieve from medication. I finally insisted to be tested for lyme disease as major fatigue and joint aches set in. I tested positive then (18 yrs. ago) and now again for the fifth time in my life (which I am currently being treated for). I truly believe that all this anxiety/ panic stems from lyme. I get "spells" many days (yesterday was one) where I actually feel like I'm going to pass out as I've gotten myself so upset about the way I feel

    I would certainly follow veteran bethsheba advice and seek a Dr. who is literate in treating this disease as testing can be inaccurate.

    Hang in there and breathe deep.

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