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    Old 03-02-2005, 05:31 PM   #1
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    Symptoms Listings - PLEASE CONTRIBUTE

    I would like to have a thread of just symptoms.

    Male 43 years old
    East Coast Philly Area
    Effected atleast 30-Years

    Muscle Twitches
    Tingling in Feet
    Joint Pain
    Eye Problems
    Hearing Problems
    MCS Multiple Chemical Sensitivity
    Gum problems
    Red Rashes that burn even under hot water
    Pimples on Legs that burn
    Ringing Sounds from Mind or Ears?

    And so on, having a hard night tonight... Not to bad just a strong herx...
    I will add to this later.

    Want to see male vs female, I heard there are 100 symptoms from Lyme, between us all I wonder how many we have, and how many are common factors.

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    Old 03-02-2005, 06:10 PM   #2
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    I've read there are differences in the strains of bacteria in Europe and the US due to the constant mutations and evolution. I think It would be good to note location as well. Some epidemiology needs to be done on this disease bc there is such little research! Just a thought.

    20 yrs old
    had lyme since April 2004
    Newark, Delaware


    neurological pain (sciatica)
    stiff neck
    monoarthritis (in left or right hip side shifting every month or so)
    right hip tendon for about a month

    Old 03-02-2005, 08:45 PM   #3
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    1982- symptoms of menengitis

    1983- Slight bouts of exaggerated occaisional nervousness under circumstances where I normally would not be.

    1985- stuffiness in the sinuses towards the end of the school day accompanied by the sensation of feeling disoriented or light headed.

    1990-1997 My return from the marines where I began going out and drinking every night. Extreme dizziness, fatigue, headaches and sinus congestion, short term memory loss and inability to concentrate. Bladder pain during the night or anytime while lying flat.

    1998-Atrophy of muscles. Inability to carbohydrate load as a bodybuilder. Muscles would no loger pump unless I used exteme amounts of simple sugar carbohydrate. Shrinking veins...Chronic fatigue and weakness. Puffiness in the face, ringing in the ears, cracking in the ears, anxiety and weight gain. Redness of the eyes, burning of the eyes...rash on my elbows

    2001- Could no longer wear contacts from the burning in my eyes. Extreme shaking and anxiety. Fear, depression. Inability to explain myself. Word Retrieval difficulty. The sensation of electric startling shocks in my head which paralyzed my train of thought. Rash on my chest.

    2004- Shortness of breath with most of the other symtoms listed. Itching skin. Finally neg. sexual side effects.

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    Old 03-02-2005, 09:19 PM   #4
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    Swollen glands
    extreme fatique
    35 lbs weight lost in 2-3 months
    chronic leg and feet pain
    neck stiffness
    extremely low white and red cells
    always sick
    body buzzing
    joint stiffness
    foggy brain
    memory loss
    head tingling
    sinus infections
    increased loaters
    eye tabbing
    blurry vision
    heart palps/valve prolapse
    no ability to cardiovascular workout
    shortness of breath
    left side of body less responsive
    left side of face is numb(1st dose of doxy)
    rib pain/soreness
    liver/spleen enlarged
    mouth ulcers
    sore throat
    loss of balance
    horrible cycle~symtoms always worse prior to

    Thats about all I can remember tonight~ Brain dead!!

    Last edited by gottagetbetter; 03-03-2005 at 05:03 PM. Reason: forgot some things

    Old 03-02-2005, 09:59 PM   #5
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    Sex - Male
    Age - 21
    Occupation - Electronics Engineer
    Location - Washington, Pennsylvania
    Initial Onset Of Symptoms - Sept 8/04

    No prior noticable tick bite


    Paralysis of left side of face
    Severe palpitations, followed by sinus tachycardia
    Chest pain, squeezing around heart area
    Joint pain
    Numbness in hands, face, feet
    Heavy right leg
    Cognitive impairment (mild)
    Severe headaches
    Vision disturbance (primarily in one eye)
    Severe shortness of breath
    Abnormal EKG
    Mysterious red rashes all over body
    Ringing in ears
    Enlarged right tonsil
    Extreme dizziness/balance problems
    Stomach problems
    Low Hemoglobin/Anemia
    Low potassium level


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    Old 03-03-2005, 07:06 AM   #6
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    Female 45
    Upstate New York
    2 years

    Dry mouth
    Dry eyes
    Swollen Glands
    Night sweats
    hand numbness
    ears ringing
    hair loss
    brain foggy
    more but these are the main ones

    Old 03-03-2005, 08:24 AM   #7
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    Female, 40 yrs old
    Jersey Shore

    Brain fog, "Drunk" feeling
    Short term memory problems
    Speech problems, mixing letters and syllables
    Facial numbness
    Sensitivity to sounds
    Periodic chills/fevers

    Old 03-03-2005, 03:08 PM   #8
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    male 45
    tick bite 1991
    tick bite dec 2000
    2001 muscelt witching in legs
    weakness became noticable in july2001
    ringing in ears
    seen floaters for years
    dxd als 4-02
    dxd lyme 7-02
    oral and iv abx ever since
    useing any and all natural remidies and suppliments we have found.

    Old 03-03-2005, 03:25 PM   #9
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    Sex - FeMale
    Age - 28
    Occupation - Photographer
    Location - So Calif
    Initial Onset Of Symptoms - 8/2003

    Onset of symptoms: August 2003
    1. Bells Palsy Bi Later 8/03
    2. Carpol and olander (sp?) nerve damage in both hands/arms 9/03
    3. Interstital Cystitcs (IC) of the bladder 11/2003
    4. Lower back pain
    5. Sleeping problems
    6. Chest pain, discomfort
    7. Dizziness
    8. Fatigue (dx with FM 10/04)
    9. Hair loss
    10. Low Blood Pressure
    11. Dry mouth/ soar throat
    12. Brain fog
    12. Joint Muscle pain
    13. low body temp
    14. dry eyes

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    Old 03-05-2005, 05:44 AM   #10
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    Low back Pain
    Sciatic pain
    Severe Headaches w/ stiff neck
    Joint pain
    Startle Reflex
    memory problems
    Extreme Fatigue
    Night sweats
    Vivid dreams/Nightmares
    Stomach pains
    Ear pain/ringing
    Eye floaters and blurry vision
    Never saw tick or had a rash
    Speech problems-using wrong words and slurring

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    Old 03-05-2005, 10:04 AM   #11
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    This is going to be long but you asked for it

    34 years old
    North Carolina - as of March 2004 - Lived in MA 4 years before - Grew up in MD
    Symptoms - since 2002 - Got really extensive and accute May 2004
    Lyme - Equivocal IgM's, Positive IgG's Western Blot
    Ehrlichia - hme and hge Positive
    Babesia - Positive


    Classical Migraines with Aura and numbness in face, hands, mouth, throat
    Excessive Menstrual Bleeding
    Duration of Days between Menstration shortened
    Insomnia before treatment - would cycle
    Buzzing in my Central Nervous System (esp. at night with insomnia)
    Eye Spasms and tracking problems
    Night Vision bad
    Eyes cannot adjust to light easily
    Hemmeroids which I never had until this
    Severe Dizziness and Vertigo
    Loss of Appetite
    Loss of 15 lbs. in 3 weeks
    Bruising on Legs with little red dots
    Motion Sickness
    Severe Pain in Lower Left Quadrant
    Later severe Pain every where in stomach and abdomen
    Pain in Feet (esp. balls of feet)
    Extremely Low Blood Pressure before tX - now all over the place
    Extremely Low Body Temperature before tX (96.5 - 97.5) still low
    Pain in kidneys and liver
    Hair Loss
    Short term Memory Loss
    Skin changes - more fragile and dry
    Taste changes
    Exhaustion and Fatigue
    Exercise intolerance
    Severe reactions to caffeine and Alcohol
    No patience
    Severe Anxiety that would come and go
    Chest Pains
    Heart Pounding sometimes when doing nothing
    Feeling like going to pass out
    Most of the time no appetite but strangely at times feeling starving (11 p.m.)
    Chemical Sensitivity
    Numbness and tingling in my hands and feet
    Poor circulation
    Emotional Imbalance
    Would eat fruit and feel it was fermenting in my stomach and actually would feel drunk
    Pain in muscles between shoulder blades and weakness in thighs and arms especially
    Frequent urinary tract infections that only Zithromax and Levaquin would cure
    Severe Light Intolerance - Photophobia - Still have this
    Joint pain in my back and hip especially in the morning when it all first started
    Starting to have joint pain in hands and knees with treatment
    Severe neck pain with babesia - not so bad anymore
    Severe Pelvic Pain
    Brain Fog that I call "Brain Block"
    Floaters in my Eyes (esp. right eye)
    Splotchy red blotches and scratch marks after showering
    Word recall bad and spelling
    Feeling like I have ADHD
    Feelings of Disassociation

    I would have an itch and would go to scratch but it would still itch and then I would realize that the itch was on the finger next to the one I thought itched or in a different place - very strange...

    I think that is it...I will probably remember more is a ridiculously long list - I hate this disease....

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    Old 03-05-2005, 02:47 PM   #12
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    Female :: 47
    North Jersey
    Ehrlichia - (just got this lovely news last thursday)
    Babesia (this one too)

    I think i was infected August 2003 - called the veterinarian and asked about type of ticks that were removed from the dog and was told deer ticks.

    Though i've had many of these symptoms since 2001 or prior but my only recolection of exposure to ticks was in 03.

    My onset of symptoms has been so gradual and they are intermittent, but here goes.

    numbness in arms especially when laying down
    stiff neck
    difficulty swallowing
    severe sweating of head when sleeping
    exteme fatigue
    sudden noise sensitive
    leg weakness
    swollen left knee joint
    locking right thumb
    forget alt how do things that i used to do without even thinking about them.
    inability to concentrate
    changes in bowel movement
    hair loss
    at times it feels as if my muscles are not long enough almost as though they are in a constant state of stretching :: especially in my legs
    feels like a band around my upper left arm
    heart palps
    heart pounding without reason

    in a nut shell :: most of the time i feel like crap!

    Old 03-08-2005, 09:03 AM   #13
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    symptoms since 2003

    muscle aches
    joint aches
    eye infections
    severe fatique
    tingling in hands and feet
    burning sensation in feet
    muscle twitching all over body
    low body temp, but at times a slight fever
    heart palpitations
    brain fog
    short term memory loss
    concentration problems
    swollen glands in neck/ sore neck
    slight tremor
    loss of appetite

    Old 03-24-2005, 11:03 PM   #14
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    Female 42
    Southern Ca
    probable diagnosis as of 3/05: Igenex IgM positive, but I'm still unsure
    onset of symptoms Feb 04

    light headedness
    tingling in back of legs and arms (at onset, gone now)
    facial numbness/tingling
    blurred vision left eye
    heart palpitations
    random, episodic weakness in legs and arms
    buzzing sensation before sleep, emating from back of head
    lately, tintinitus and strange inner ear sensations
    terrible reaction to one alcoholic drink (never again!)
    episodic coordination problems (reaching to scratch nose in the middle of the night, hitting ear instead)
    momentary "power" blackouts...heavy leg feelings, or numbness emanating from lower back that affects regular walking gait; momentary
    anxiety, loss of patience, disassociated, spaced out feeling

    Old 03-25-2005, 05:07 AM   #15
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    You can find "300 Medical Conditions Related to Lyme Borreliosis Frequently Misdiagnosed" at If you do a search for "Samento Diaries" , there is a data collection mechanism for people using Samento to contribute their symptom changes each month for 8 months. Contributors can check 58 conditions including improvements over time.

    My wife (53)and I (54) both tested positive for Borrelia only 5 weeks ago. Our 27 year old son and 24 year old daughter both tested positive for Borrelia as well this week. No coinfections. Symptoms vary widely among us. Makes me think we all have had this bug for over 30 years.


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