Does muscle twitching of the face mean bells palsey?

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james from missouri
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   Posted 6/19/2009 3:04 PM (GMT -6)   
kinda nervous about it, last night my right thumb started to twitch some, now my left side of my face is twitching, nothing violently, but still i'm having some muscle spasms here, nothing to visible, but you can see it a little, i'm just curious if this is first sign of bells palsey?

hopingToFindCure
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   Posted 6/19/2009 3:11 PM (GMT -6)   
Are you on ABX? I twitch exactly like that when I am. It may be that you magnesium is being depleted first from Lyme and then from the ABX. So if you boost your magnesium through supplements, you may be able to put up with this nasty scary symptom.

Give it a shot but remember not to take magnesium with your ABX as it will decrease the drug's effectiveness. Space it out as far as you can.

Take care.

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james from missouri
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   Posted 6/19/2009 3:13 PM (GMT -6)   
i'm not on ABX, i'm only on Doxy. i'm beginning to think i had lyme for a while and became very stressed out over minor stuff and the lyme came out with a vengance

hopingToFindCure
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   Posted 6/19/2009 3:17 PM (GMT -6)   
By ABX i meant antibiotics including doxy, which also makes me twitch like that with my thumb moving all around -- scary scary thing.

Try the magnesium out for a day or two and see what happens. I take 500 mgs and do okay.
Bit June 08.


merrygirl
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   Posted 6/19/2009 3:22 PM (GMT -6)   
this does not sound like bells palsy. with bells palsy your face becomes paralyzed because of damage to t he 7th cranial nerve.
 
symptoms are
 

 

 

Muscle weakness or paralysis
Forehead wrinkles disappear
Overall droopy appearance
Impossible or difficult to blink
Nose runs
Nose is constantly stuffed
Difficulty speaking
Difficulty eating and drinking
Sensitivity to sound (hyperacusis)
Excess or reduced salivation
Facial swelling
Diminished or distorted taste
Pain in or near the ear
Drooling


Chronic Lyme Disease
Fibromyalgia
Chronic fatigue syndrome
Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
Sleep Apnea
Hypothyroidism
 
 

Post Edited (merrygirl) : 6/19/2009 3:25:02 PM (GMT-6)


CajunGrl
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   Posted 6/19/2009 3:27 PM (GMT -6)   
James,

I get scared with the twitching and jerks too. Sometimes my hand flies up on it's on and it freaks me out. Bells Palsey is when one side of your face is paralyzed. It droops down and you can tell right away if you have it.

I think the twitching is from the bacteria moving around in us. They move in our muscles too, so I'm sure that's what causes it.
2003 symptoms started;panic attacks,anxiety,heightened senses.
2007 Diagnosed with Lyme. Didn't start treatment.
2008 symptoms came back with a vengence.
2009 Diagnosed with Lyme plus co-infections....Babesia and Bartonella.
Illnesses:-Chronic Lyme Disease,Hashimotos Thyroiditis, Ulcers, Hypoglycemia
Medications:-Biaxin 250mg to start,Mepron,Ultram,Thyro Complex 60mg,Probiotics and supplements


Lovelabs
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   Posted 6/19/2009 4:55 PM (GMT -6)   
I have the facial twitches too. Eyes, lips nose gets numb. Tingled a lot. Have had this on and off for about a year and It never turned into Bell's. Think it is in our nervous system. My left side vibrates sometimes, too.

james from missouri
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   Posted 6/19/2009 5:32 PM (GMT -6)   
this all happened in one day, week 2 of treatment and each day there is a new symtpom. i was just scarred that it was turning into bells. i mean do you wake up one day and have it, or does it take time to develop?

This really sucks, i'm having a hard time with this disease, its getting alot worse very quickly than it is getting better.

Lovelabs
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   Posted 6/19/2009 5:59 PM (GMT -6)   
I kept thinking I was getting it but I didn't. Have the twitches a lot though. People I know who have had it came on right away when they were bit. Could be different 4 everyone though.

Deejavu
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   Posted 6/19/2009 6:47 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi James from Missouri,
 
First of all, welcome to the forum!  It's good you are taking Doxy as I took that antibiotic but I wasn't diagnosed early, actually, it was 5 years after I was infected that I was "officially" diagnosed.  I did so much research and knew I had lyme but needed medical proof.
 
Anyway, it sounds to me (I'm not a doctor) that what you are experiencing is toxins in your body from the bacteria being killed off.   When bacteria die, they always leave toxins and the body needs help ridding itself of these toxins or poisons.
 
Did you read my post about detoxing?  I remember when I first heard the word "detox" from others, I thought they were nuts!  Back then I just "assumed" that our bodies automatically detoxed by itself, boy, was I wrong!
 
Perhaps first try with a detox bath and see how you feel?  You also may be interested in reading this article:
 
 
Hey, if I could get better, anyone can!
 
Hope you feel better,
Denise
It's all about the Immune System mixed with a large dose of Positive Thinking and Daily Detoxing   ~  Pay It Forward!!
 
This song is about my years with chronic lyme since 1995 and being in remission for over 3 years:
 
 


james from missouri
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   Posted 6/19/2009 7:52 PM (GMT -6)   
i read your thread, and i'm heading out to walmart to pick up the supplies and i will start tomorrow. i was wondering about the brush you need to comb yourself. is this any type of brush?

Razzle
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   Posted 6/20/2009 5:06 AM (GMT -6)   
I think you want a Body Brush, usually a natural bristle brush designed specifically for use on the skin for dry brushing.

Take care,
-Razzle
Chronic Lyme Disease, Gluten & Sulfite Sensitivity, Many Food/Inhalant/Medication/Chemical Allergies & Intolerances, Asthma, Gut issues (dysmotility, non-specific inflammation), UCTD ("Secondary Lupus-Like Syndrome"), Osteoporosis, Pancytopenia, chronic malabsorption/malnutrition, etc.; G-Tube; Currently TPN-dependent.
Meds:  Zofran, Pulmicort, IV Ceftazidime, Heparin (to flush PICC line), Claritin, Colloidal Silver (used topically), probiotics, homeopathy.


Deejavu
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   Posted 6/20/2009 8:53 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks Razzle!  That is exactly the type of brush.
 
Here is a link to what the brush looks like, I think Target or Walmart sells them or any drug store.  If you click on the link you will see a photograph of this type of brush:
 
 
Hope this helps,
Denise


It's all about the Immune System mixed with a large dose of Positive Thinking and Daily Detoxing   ~  Pay It Forward!!
 
This song is about my years with chronic lyme since 1995 and being in remission for over 3 years:
 
 

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