Razzle, THANK YOU for this! I am still awaiting results from my Western Blot (so we already know how THAT will go, but for ins, I had to start w/ a PCP. At least he believes in chronic lyme), but a HUGE complaint of mine is my belly! btw, I'm female. It was never flat (did have a 6 pack, back in the day....), but I only had a small bulge. SINCE the freaking tick bite, the fat on my belly and sides is growing and growing. It looks exactly as you describe -- shot abdominal muscles. My thryoid is low, so I understand that is the reason I have put on weight and cannot seem to take it off, STILL, the flab on my belly, sides and lower back are so embarrassing -- they show thru my clothes. I am also bloated most of the time, and live in fear that something's gonna happen (gas!) at the worst time. If this is another symptom of lyme, then that at least helps. (I did find 'increased girth' in some obscure foreign medical paper while searching online.)
Another question to which I have not been able to find the answer (unless it's deeper in here): Does EM ever occur in disseminated (sp?) or late stage lyme? For example, after 2 yrs?
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