A Few Questions

New Topic Post Reply Printable Version
[ << Previous Thread | Next Thread >> ]

3whiteroses
Regular Member


Date Joined Jun 2009
Total Posts : 184
   Posted 8/18/2009 10:13 AM (GMT -6)   
Has anyone had any issues with nasal spasms
 
or
 
Issues with blood sugar after being diagnosed with lyme?
 
 

Traveler
Forum Moderator


Date Joined May 2007
Total Posts : 35723
   Posted 8/18/2009 12:23 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi 3!
Although I have not been tested as yet for my blood sugar levels, I know that from time to time I have blood sugar issues.

My daughter has a mild hyperglycemia, so I do understand the sx.

Also, from time to time, I actually will get a "high" from food, mainly when I eat something with a high protein content.

I have as yet not understood why ~ it's probably not much help for you. =(

Good luck,
~ Trav
- Traveler
"Conditions": Lyme Disease, STARI, RMSF, Hashimoto's Thyroiditis, Lyme Arthritis, Neuro LD, FM, Chronic/acute EBV, IBS-C, Diverticulosis (& "itis") & now Lyme arthritis (?).


3whiteroses
Regular Member


Date Joined Jun 2009
Total Posts : 184
   Posted 8/18/2009 2:49 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks Traveler for the response
 
I keep getting a numbness and at times spasm in my nose.  Sometimes it just happens and sometimes it happens after I eat.  I feel like my blood sugar is changing and then I get numbness in my nose.
 
I have had so many weird symptoms from the Lyme - I just don't know if it is causing my issues or something else.
 
I would love feedback from all - please tell me if you have had these issues.

CajunGrl
Veteran Member


Date Joined Mar 2009
Total Posts : 4717
   Posted 8/18/2009 4:32 PM (GMT -6)   
3WhiteRoses,

Hey hun. I haven't seen you around here in a while. How have you been?

I don't have the nose spasms but I do have severe problems with my blood sugar. I have low blood sugar and it can get pretty low sometimes. I've been having this for a few years and I'm not sure if it's Lyme related or not. No one else in my family has this though.
**You never know how STRONG you are....until being STRONG is the ONLY choice you have**

Co-Moderator Lyme Disease Forum

Post Edited (CajunGrl) : 8/18/2009 6:50:43 PM (GMT-6)


3whiteroses
Regular Member


Date Joined Jun 2009
Total Posts : 184
   Posted 8/18/2009 6:29 PM (GMT -6)   
CajunGrl

I have been struggling...I'm having terrible stomach problems. My llmd took me off of the antibiotics until we get my stomach straightened out. Unfortunately, some of my symptoms are returning and I'm still having gut problems.

I have tried several probiotics and they keep bloating me terribly. I tried to have some testing done to see if something is wrong with my gut, but I have allergies and sensitivities from the lyme that is making it nearly impossible for me to get through a test. I feel so frustrated! I feel like I'm never going to get well.

CajunGrl
Veteran Member


Date Joined Mar 2009
Total Posts : 4717
   Posted 8/18/2009 6:53 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm so sorry hun. I've had stomach problems for years now and I know how that feels.

What kind of problems are you having? Do you know if they have checked for H-Pylori?
**You never know how STRONG you are....until being STRONG is the ONLY choice you have**

Co-Moderator Lyme Disease Forum


3whiteroses
Regular Member


Date Joined Jun 2009
Total Posts : 184
   Posted 8/18/2009 7:12 PM (GMT -6)   
I don't have H-Pylori...IHowever, I have been diagnosed with GERD in the past. It seems that this past year my stomach has really gotten worse. When my lyme symptoms boiled to a head I felt like I was getting stuck with pins and needles in my gut, and the bloating has become unbearable. When my stomach bloats I feel like I can't breath and on top of that my sinuses are spasming and going numb. I can deal with most of my symptoms pretty good, but I can't stand it when I feel like I'm going to stop breathing (it freaks me out).

As I mentioned earlier my llmd has taken me off of the antibiotics for a short break. The doc is now discussing the possibility of me going on IV antibiotics since my gut is so sensitive. I was hoping to try some liquid antibiotics first. Both the doc and myself agreed that I need to get my stomach feeling better first. I'm just not sure how to get it feeling better.

I feel like I'm up the creek without a paddle.

CajunGrl
Veteran Member


Date Joined Mar 2009
Total Posts : 4717
   Posted 8/18/2009 9:55 PM (GMT -6)   
3WhiteRoses,

Wow, you have the exact same symptoms I had when I had an ulcer. I don't want to scare you but did they check for that? I had exactly what you described to a tee. Sometimes, the acid can come up in the esophagus and cause shortness of breath. My GI doctor told me this because I had this symptom too. I also had erosion in my esophagus.

I bought this product that my internist suggested I take with my probiotics. It is fairly expensive but it has really worked for me. It's called GI Repair Nutrients. You have to take it faithfully though for it to work.

Are you on any stomach meds now?
**You never know how STRONG you are....until being STRONG is the ONLY choice you have**

Co-Moderator Lyme Disease Forum


3whiteroses
Regular Member


Date Joined Jun 2009
Total Posts : 184
   Posted 8/19/2009 4:55 AM (GMT -6)   
I started on over the counter prilosec, but have not been taking it long enough to get any results. The doc wants me to take Protonix, but I'm not sure if I want to take anything too strong right now, because of all of my sensitivities. I told him I would try the over the counter meds first.

My goal is to keep trying the probiotics until I'm able to tolorate them - I need to go back on antibiotics soon before the lyme symptoms consume me.

Traveler
Forum Moderator


Date Joined May 2007
Total Posts : 35723
   Posted Yesterday 3:22 PM (GMT -6)   
Wow!! You mean both of you are going through the same thing with stomach & intestinal issues?? So, I'm not so alone!!!

Protonix is a really, really good med, but last time I checked (which was a while ago) it's pretty expensive.

I also bloat easily still, but mine is because of bowel issues. I deal with a lot with constip., & of

course, yeast infection issues. Have either of you been to Melissa Kaplain's site? She has some very valuable info there.

I also deal with a lot of numbness (Incl. facial numbness) all over my body. Mine is from neuropathy & TBI's. Some of my meds are to deal witht his specifically, although I only get a little relief. =(

I will soon be going with the homeopathhic route. Even after 1 full yr of high dose abx, I have had very little success, and some pretty scary herxes during that time. I actually started with very real seizures.Fortunately, the were only minor seizures. That was the main reason for my decision to quit the abx.

Trav
- Traveler
"Conditions": Lyme Disease (neuro, gastro, bone, brain, muscle, hearing involved), STARI, RMSF, Hashimoto's Thyroiditis, Lyme Arthritis, Neuro LD, FM, Chronic/acute EBV, IBS-C, Diverticulosis (& "itis") & now Lyme arthritis (?).

Post Edited (Traveler) : 8/20/2009 3:32:46 PM (GMT-6)


3whiteroses
Regular Member


Date Joined Jun 2009
Total Posts : 184
   Posted Yesterday 4:09 PM (GMT -6)   
I went to the Dr today about my nose and the spasms/numbness. The doc could not find anything wrong, and he told me where I'm getting the spasm there is a muscle inside.

I guess the lyme does not care which muscle it makes spasm...go figure...just my luck.

As for my gut issues I will be trying a probiotic called Align...My GI says it will help me. The pamphlet says bloating may occur until the body gets use to it - so I'm going to work really hard at taking it so I can see if I adjust. I need to go back on my antibiotic - I have only been off approximately a month and my symptoms are coming back harder, which sucks really bad.

Traveler - I will look at Melissa Kaplians site - thanks for sharing the info.

Traveler
Forum Moderator


Date Joined May 2007
Total Posts : 35723
   Posted Yesterday 5:44 PM (GMT -6)   
You are very welcome 3! I hope you start feeling better soon! Good luck with the Align - I hope it works well for you!!
Take care!~
Trav
- Traveler
"Conditions": Lyme Disease (neuro, gastro, bone, brain, muscle, hearing involved), STARI, RMSF, Hashimoto's Thyroiditis, Lyme Arthritis, Neuro LD, FM, Chronic/acute EBV, IBS-C, Diverticulosis (& "itis") & now Lyme arthritis (?).

New Topic Post Reply Printable Version
Forum Information
Currently it is Monday, August 21, 2017 1:54 PM (GMT -6)
There are a total of 2,858,108 posts in 313,598 threads.
View Active Threads


Who's Online
This forum has 155200 registered members. Please welcome our newest member, JLChes.
451 Guest(s), 14 Registered Member(s) are currently online.  Details
Ihatepooping, Casa11, tickbite666, Ides, Michael_T, Mel B, NiceCupOfTea, Tom1, sanmay, Connor77, shoverdk, noodlesnoodles, Jinna, iPoop


Follow HealingWell.com on Facebook  Follow HealingWell.com on Twitter  Follow HealingWell.com on Pinterest
Advertisement
Advertisement

©1996-2017 HealingWell.com LLC  All rights reserved.

Advertise | Privacy Policy & Disclaimer