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Date Joined Apr 2008
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   Posted 10/14/2008 5:50 AM (GMT -6)   
hey guys, just wondering if anyone else gets tingly or numbness in their thighs, for the past few days my boyfriends been getting it here and there, i know its a sign of MS, but could it be lyme?

i never thought id b able to say this, but after the past few weeks, im praying this is lyme

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Date Joined Feb 2003
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   Posted 10/14/2008 6:11 AM (GMT -6)   

Hi AmandaC.  Numbness and tingling can be symptoms of Lyme, it is included in the symptom list.  I have had this in my hands and feet. 

What medication(s) is your boyfriend taking?  How is he doing?

Below is the symptom list from Dr. Burrascano's guidelines:

Unexplained fevers, sweats, chills, or flushing
Unexplained weight change--loss or gain
Fatigue, tiredness, poor stamina
Unexplained hair loss
Swollen glands
Sore throat
Testicular pain/pelvic pain
Unexplained menstrual irregularity
Unexplained milk production: breast pain
Irritable bladder or bladder dysfunction
Sexual dysfunction or loss of libido
Upset stomach
Change in bowel function-constipation, diarrhea
Chest pain or rib soreness
Shortness of breath, cough
Heart palpitations, pulse skips, heart block
Any history of a heart murmur or valve prolapse?
Joint pain or swelling
Stiffness of the joints, neck, or back
Muscle pain or cramps
Twitching of the face or other muscles
Neck creeks and cracks, neck stiffness, neck pain
Tingling, numbness, burning or stabbing sensations, shooting pains
Facial paralysis (Bell's Palsy)
Eyes/Vision: double, blurry, increased floaters, light sensitivity
Ears/Hearing: buzzing, ringing, ear pain, sound sensitivity
lncreased motion sickness, vertigo, poor balance
Lightheadedness, wooziness
Confusion, difficulty in thinking
Difficulty with concentration, reading
Forgetfulness, poor short term memory
Disorientation: getting lost, going to wrong places
Difficulty with speech or writing
Mood swings, irritability, depression
Disturbed sleep-too much, too little, early awakening
Exaggerated symptoms or worse hangover from alcohol

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Date Joined Sep 2008
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   Posted 10/14/2008 7:36 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi AmandaC, I get this regularly everyday hands, feet, fingers, ankles, elbows, thighs, and I am not on any meds at this time. Its due to my Lyme. I have a friend that was recently diagnosed with MS which I found out from a friend of a friend, I will be contacting her to encourage her to do some further testing to rule out Lyme.

Hope this helps
Stacy in KS

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Date Joined Sep 2008
Total Posts : 123
   Posted 10/14/2008 1:37 PM (GMT -6)   
My first symptom was a swollen knee... after that I had tingling and a lot of it. It started in my ankles and moved everywhere. It was awful. I also had an "electricity" type feeling.
Good Luck.

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Date Joined Apr 2008
Total Posts : 69
   Posted 10/14/2008 3:54 PM (GMT -6)   
so what do you do for these tingly and numb feelings? it is just antibiotics? can anything really be done?

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Date Joined Nov 2005
Total Posts : 840
   Posted 10/14/2008 8:50 PM (GMT -6)   
I get numbness and tingling in various places. The first time was in my thigh. It has decreased a great deal with treatment for Lyme and babs.


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Date Joined Aug 2007
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   Posted 10/15/2008 11:05 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi AmandaC,
For me this is where it all started.  In 2000 I started with a twitching finger that lead to tingling finger tips on one hand.  Then it spread to the other hand, then to my feet.  It has over the years moved slowly up my legs and arms and sometimes my shoulders and back of head and  once or twice my lower face.  Most dr's just tried to give me Lyrica and send me away.  Even the LLMD's I've seen haven't really said much about it (like if it will ever go away, or what is causing it).  I am on Dr. Zhang's protocol 3rd month and have started to notice a reduction in the tingling.  I hope it continues to improve.  The Neuro I saw first about the tingling did all the test under the sun except for Lyme (she asked if I ever had a bull's eye rash, I didn't, so she said it couldn't be LD).  She thought I might have MS also.
2001 symptoms started:
Tingling in fingers and toes both sides, not tested at that time for LD
2007 Summer tested pos. WB, diagnosed with LD, tested neg for co-infections thru Igenex
Abx - Doxy 100mg 2x/day for 3 weeks (before diagnosis)
Amoxicillin 1gm 2x/day for 1 month
Amoxicillin 1gm 3x/day with Probenecid 500mg 2x/day  5 months 
Currently on Dr. Zhang's protocol 

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Date Joined Dec 2007
Total Posts : 119
   Posted 10/15/2008 7:16 PM (GMT -6)   
My first symptoms were tingling - face, feet, legs, arms, hands. I took Cymbalta for awhile, before I was diagnosed, and this helped. But it had its trade-offs, mostly increasing the fatigue and making me feel kind of zombie-like. Then when I was finally diagnosed, my primary physician put me on Doxycycline and the tingling started to subside. My husband, who also has Lyme, experienced the same thing - after about five weeks, his tingling started to diminish. That's when I felt certain we did in fact have Lyme disease.

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