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blessings723
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   Posted 11/3/2009 12:11 AM (GMT -6)   
smilewinkgrin  found this website over on the anxiety forum and thought us lymies might benefit.  I think its surprising how many of the symptoms are similiar to what we go through with lyme!
 
 
 
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CajunGrl
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   Posted 11/3/2009 12:29 AM (GMT -6)   
Some of those symptoms don't seem like they pertain to panic/anxiety. I had both of these for years and was on medication to control it. I know everyone is different but I've never heard of feeling flu-like or coming down with the flu with panic/anxiety attacks.

Other ones seem off a bit too.
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   Posted 11/3/2009 12:30 AM (GMT -6)   
Now put Lyme Disease in with Panic/anxiety and you can get the flu-like feelings.

Just my opinion and experience.
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blessings723
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   Posted 11/3/2009 12:56 AM (GMT -6)   
makes one wonder why they think they can associate all that with anxiety doesn't it?  I was wondering what responses i d get on this-certainly don't want anyone misslead i actually wonder if some of the folks thinking its all anxiety might be missing something like LYME.  shocked   just a thought, but i'll be interested to hear others opinions on the site too.
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blessings723
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   Posted 11/3/2009 1:24 AM (GMT -6)   
ummmmm so should i tell the anxiety forum they need a new symptom website? heeeheee  tongue ....okay it really isn't funny cause I was actually wondering if all that could be true! that is NOT good for newbie lymies! how confusing!  smhair now i'm mad! mad
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CajunGrl
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   Posted 11/3/2009 1:33 AM (GMT -6)   
Well, the thing is that everyone is different so it's hard to tell. Maybe someone has Lyme and doesn't know it yet but experiences the flu-like symptoms with it. I don't know, panic/anxiety is difficult. I just know that I didn't experience any of that but that's just me.

That's the first time I see flu-like symptoms listed too. But....you just never know, lol.

I feel like I'm talking in circles, hehe.

How have you been feeling?
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blessings723
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   Posted 11/3/2009 1:54 AM (GMT -6)   
cajungrl are u still on?? i just got freaked out by the symptoms of ALS. How does one know if they don't have this? gee i always manage to freak myself out somehow. sorry for changing the subject but im a little spooooked.
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   Posted 11/3/2009 2:00 AM (GMT -6)   
okay burning skin isn't a ALS symptom right? my symptoms as of right now: burning skin, tendon popping- feels near the bone, tingling in one foot on occasion, body temp is off, cold hands and feet, bloated head, crampy neck, twitching everywhere-feels near the bone too. lump in throat has been there forever along with constrcted throat feeling and pain in between breast bones--possibly ulcer or gerd damage? gas and gurgling.... gee why did i have to look up ALS? I thought lyme was bad but ALS just spooks me.  Anyone still on feel free to chime in...i'm certainly experiencing very real anxiety symptoms at the moment.  and nope they don't involve a flu feeling at present!


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Post Edited (finding721) : 11/3/2009 1:04:21 AM (GMT-7)


CajunGrl
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   Posted 11/3/2009 2:25 AM (GMT -6)   
Hey finding,

Usually, one of the main symptoms of ALS is muscle atrophy. Look up "muscle atrophy pictures" on google and you will see what ALS does to the muscles.

Here is a great site that explains the occurance of ALS in younger people.

www.amyotrophiclateralsclerosis.org/
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   Posted 11/3/2009 9:06 AM (GMT -6)   
I have suffered from anxiety since I was a child. It has gotten progressively throughout the years. I can honestly say that every single one of those symptoms can be caused from anxiety! Because, before I was infected with lyme I had soooo many of them. Now, with the lyme, they are worse, but way before I was infected I still had those symptoms. Everyone reacts differently to everything, including anxiety. So, you could have very severe anxiety and not have almost all of those symptoms. But, you can also have mild anxiety and have all of them.
I have almost all of them.
Now, that doesn't mean that lyme doesn't also cause the same symptoms. I mean, think about it, lyme causes anxiety!lol. Just my opinion:)

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   Posted 11/3/2009 3:23 PM (GMT -6)   
okay so i have no clue if my muscles are atrophying or not- they are certainly less toned but i don't have trouble using them except for cramps sometimes. alone & scared how do you cope? do you think an anti-depressant or anxiety med will help? i'm nervious about starting one...hehe i have anxiety about starting an anxiety med! LOL that is too much. I really am NUTS. Anyway, i don't know how much my husband can take of me this way- i mean we have 2 babies so it makes it so much harder. I really feel like i need help with them but we cant afford anything and my mom is a wreck herself so theres really no family to help... this is my complaining of the day- i just don't know how people do this! Any tips on how to get your spouse to understand what the heck you're going through? He's been so supportive this far but it stresses him out that i have trouble with the kids- im afraid having the kids and Lyme is just way too much. Today i broke down in the kitchen after my 1yr old spilled smoothie everywhere. I need a miracle.
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blessings723
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   Posted 11/3/2009 3:31 PM (GMT -6)   
I have just about ALL the anxiety symptoms- but things i cannot attribute are my hair loss, bone/tendon popping, and now losing my half moon circles on my nails like someone else posted
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CajunGrl
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   Posted 11/3/2009 7:31 PM (GMT -6)   
finding,

Anxiety can cause hair loss. I had this happen to me a few years ago. My hair would be everywhere....on my pillow, my shirt...everywhere. I would barely pull at it and it would come out at the root! My doctor back then said it was stress/anxiety and told me that it would take about six months to recover, and it did.

Thyroid problems can also cause hairloss. Have you had your thyroid checked lately?
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   Posted 11/3/2009 8:40 PM (GMT -6)   
The umbrella under which I stuff my symptoms is Lyme and coinfections.  Over the years I've had many diagnoses, and each of those syndromes is real; many allegedly have an unknown cause if you listen to current medical "wisdom."  But I have Lyme, and the Lyme literate perspective is that it can cause them all, so that's what I believe is at the root of my symptoms.  I'm not looking up ALS because I don't think it will help me.  If those are also symptoms of Lyme, and I know I have Lyme, then it's my perspective that chances are the Lyme is causing the symptoms, not ALS.  The same is true with anxiety, and IBS, and GERD, and IC, and fibromyalgia, and adrenal fateague, and chronic headaches, and popping joints, and melting muscles, and pins & needles, and no nail moons, etc.  It occurred to me in the last couple of weeks when my belly was swollen and I had constant abdominal pain that I could have cancer, but I've decided, though it's not impossible for me to have other health problems, odds are it's the Lyme.  Anyway, what if I did find out I had cancer?  Would I get off of the antibiotics that are treating babesia and inhibiting my immune system thus giving the cancer a foothold?  Would I get on chemo which would inhibit my immune system further and give Lyme and coinfections free reign to multiply?  What would kill me first?  Which would make me the most miserable?  When I start thinking about having anything else it's overwhelming and I just can't deal with it.  I keep my doctor up to date on my symptoms, and I find a way to trust him even though for most of my life doctors have let me down.  And I learn everything I can about Lyme so I can best help myself.
 
I started this Lyme journey in September and for me the only way to quell my natural inclination to pick away at the symptoms and keep researching (because that is what I've done for the last 10 years or so when I was seeking a diagnosis that made sense) is to tell myself that facing Lyme takes a leap of faith.   Never my strong suit.  We worriers are notoriously devoid of the faith in the future that optomists weild behind their bright-side smiles and silver-lining lifestyles.  But I have to hang on to that, as scanty as it is.  Otherwise not only will I feel physically ill, but I won't even have inner peace and right now a peaceful mind is what I need.  Lyme has decimated my world as it stealthily stole away my ability to do much of what is important to me.  I'm not going to devolve further by my own doing through an anxious response to my symptoms.  That's what I tell myself every day, multiple times a day, to keep me moving forward.  It's a job.
 
Wishing peace of mind for you, too.
 
Rose
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   Posted 11/3/2009 9:02 PM (GMT -6)   
Rose,

Great post! You have a way with words. You are very blessed:)
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CajunGrl
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   Posted 11/3/2009 9:05 PM (GMT -6)   
finding,

I was hoping that website would help you. It states that ALS is usually found in older people from 60 and up. The odds that a younger person gets this is very slim. I'm not saying it cannot happen, but it's slim.

The reason I wanted you to look up those pictures is because muscle atrophy is very obvious. You can actually see changes in the muscle. I was hoping it would ease your mind a bit knowing that you didn't have that.
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blessings723
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   Posted 11/4/2009 1:23 AM (GMT -6)   
Thank you guys! I always find something new to worry about and yes at some point i must be "settled within myself" about what is going on in my body just as you said Rose. It would seem like a nice break to crack this all up to anxiety but i think that would be dangerous since my health is at stake.  Although i find it quite interesting Cajungrl, that your doc told you hair loss was caused by anxiety- gee one more symptom for me to attribute to my nuttiness! lol Also Rose, swollen belly can be an indicator of many things other than cancer, so please don't fret too much about that but certainly get your GI doc to check it out if it is very bothersome.  Actually parasites can cause swollen abdomen but the pain indicates it might be due to something else- i get it on occasion and wonder about stomach ulcers- again that's something a good GI doc can check out and is a far cry from cancer, but i am no doctor and you know your body best; just thoughts.  Cajungrl, i have certainly noticed loss of tone in my legs but i flex my muscles a lot just to reassure myself about the ALS mess...heehee, thanks for the site and no it wasn't a bad idea for me to look at it. :) it is very encouraging to know younger people don't get it as often. hmmm maybe stress is causing some of my tremors. one thing i will ask my nautropath about and wonder if anyone can relate is the sensation of clicking or popping in the arms that feels near the bone- i even get this in my fingers in the little joints or whatever -its like little clicks or tiny pops as if everything in there is re adjusting...i almost think this doesn't describe it well b/c it is an odd sensation- not like the muscle jumps or twitches felt elsewhere. Also today i had a few head/neck twitches with shoulder/neck pain... do head twitches lead to seizures? Gee i'm a piece of work....I think my parents should have stuck anxiety somewhere in my name lol. tongue   I hope i don't get kicked off the forum for going over the questions limit! smhair wink


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Post Edited (finding721) : 11/4/2009 12:35:23 AM (GMT-7)


blessings723
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   Posted 11/4/2009 1:25 AM (GMT -6)   
oh and yes i did a thyroid panel which i'm waiting to hear back about i'm going to ask for a copy cool    Rose you should write a book.
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Post Edited (finding721) : 11/4/2009 12:37:45 AM (GMT-7)


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   Posted 11/5/2009 4:22 PM (GMT -6)   
finding - do you see a chiropractor?

Rose
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blessings723
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   Posted 11/6/2009 2:58 AM (GMT -6)   
I'm really thinking about it when i can find the money i probably will- just hoping i get a good one first time around b/c one wrong pull could probably make me fall apart! :)
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   Posted 11/7/2009 12:15 PM (GMT -6)   
I know what you mean. The chiropractor I see is very gentle; he never pulls or twists me. I already found out the hard way that that won't work for me. He uses a little machine that exerts pressure in just the right spot to make the adjustment, so other things are not adversely affected. It's very precise and is helping me with the pain, but especially with the pins and needles.

Rose
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blessings723
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   Posted 11/7/2009 10:41 PM (GMT -6)   
WOW, that is so great Rose! I'm sure that's a big relief to get rid of some of the pain. I have a number from my sister for a guy here close by- probably a few pay checks down the road i will go=this pay check i am focusing on getting my son checked out for lyme. found a natural MD family practitioner in Rowlett Texas; i'm hoping she is good and i'm hoping when i file a claim with my insurance they won't give me any problems!

Has anyone seen this doc? Dr. O in Rowlett Texas? if so please let me know what your experience was. Thanks!! :)
I refuse to stay sick! Period. 
 
 

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