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wanttogetbetter
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   Posted 2/27/2009 4:28 AM (GMT -6)   
I will be going to the doctor on March 12th. Its the earliest they could get me in. I just feel so sick...I mean sick. I have a 16 month old boy, and a 6 year old. I am only 39 years old . I am also very depressed. Somedays are ok,,others are hell.

scorpio1960
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   Posted 2/27/2009 7:11 AM (GMT -6)   
I really feel for you but try to hang in there. You might want to try calling the doctor's office every day or so to see if any appointments opened up due to cancellations. This is what I did and ended up lucking out. Hopefully you will too.

wanttogetbetter
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   Posted 2/27/2009 9:33 AM (GMT -6)   
Did you feel sicK?

ticker
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   Posted 2/27/2009 9:42 AM (GMT -6)   

Hi wanttogetbetter, welcome to the board!

I am sorry you are feeling bad.  How long have you been sick?  Do you have Lyme disease or think you may? 

Below is a Lyme symptom list.  You can have any combination of symptoms. 

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
Headache
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
Tremor
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

When Lyme disease is a possibility, it is very important to see a knowledgeable doctor.  Many doctors do not understand Lyme and treat with outdated protocols. No test is completely reliable, and results can vary by lab.  Besides Lyme, ticks can also transmit several co-infections including Babesiosis, two types of Ehrlichiosis (HME & HGE), Bartonella, and Mycoplasma.  Many people who have Lyme are co-infected.  

Is your appointment with a knowledgeable doctor?  If you need a doctor recommendation, you can email me at ko_@bellsouth.net



scorpio1960
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   Posted 2/27/2009 10:16 AM (GMT -6)   
Wantogetbetter - Yes, very sick most of the time. I've been unable to work since 2003 and was being treated for CFIDS/Fibro. Had at least 33 of the symptoms Ticker listed above and some were getting progressively worse. Most debilitating symptoms for me are flu-like symptoms with swollen glands, fevers, profound fatigue and weakness, sinus inflammation, headache, body pain, joint pain, cognitive problems. I also get very depressed at times and learned that this is from the infection.

It's great you have an appointment in place and hopefully one will become available sooner. As ticker, mentioned it's very important that you go to a lyme literate doctor. I was going to the best doctors affiliated with some of the top hospitals in the country and still was not correctly diagnosed and therefore not correctly treated. No wonder I was getting worse and not better.

Do you have anyone to help you with your children? I know at my worst all I can do is sleep and am not capable of anything more no matter how hard I try. I understand it's definitely not a matter of pushing through it. I was able to for several years at work and then no longer could.

Please hang in there and know that you're headed in the right direction by seeing a doctor. Please just make sure it's a lyme literate doctor.
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