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jennie48
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   Posted 6/24/2010 6:55 PM (GMT -6)   
hello...I went back to work today, after 2 weeks of being out after my relaps of lyme. I was having bad spinal pain...but i went back to work today and whithin an hr of being on my feet i was having spinal pain in upper back and kneck pain AGAIN. I notice it was when i would be turning my head alot and walking around. I almost asked to go home but i was on leave for 2 weeks and didnt want to po my boss off. But about a few years ago b4 i had lyme a orthopedic told me that i had a slight curve on my upper back, so i dont know if the pain is from that or the lyme irritating that.
 
Should i go to a charopractor or tell my lyme dr. that i am hurting still from being on my feet. But also i know i shouldnt care what my work thinks . but they just put me on full time and then i went out on leave for 2 weeks and the boss was a bit pissed at me and my department head was like yeah but she is sick. I dont want to have to stay out but i am so afraid that i am going to get worse again. It was just my first day back, and i am working 9 days in a row then get 4 days off. which is awsome for the holiday weekend but im going to relaps ;(.
 
i just dont know what to do? should i ask my Lyme dr for advise?
 
thank you ...
"I will not let Lyme controll my life i will controll my own life"
lyme since June 08
meds-zithromax 500mg one a day/ 1  month // Plaquenil 200mg twice a day/ 1 month
starting 10/3 doxy100mg // omnicef 300mg
 
ADHD/anxiety/depression// celexa 20mg


jennie48
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Date Joined Sep 2008
Total Posts : 293
   Posted 6/24/2010 9:17 PM (GMT -6)   
I forgot to mention...well its in one of my other postes that when my spine was really bad 3 weeks ago i was having problems breathing and no energy at all, i couldnt even go up my stairs with out having to lay down after wards cause i would feel like passing out.... since i went back on meds and rested for 2 weeks i feel much better...and now afraid to relaps from working. it all started with the spine pain and eventuraly the other syptoms i mentioned soon after...
"I will not let Lyme controll my life i will controll my own life"
lyme since June 08
meds-zithromax 500mg one a day/ 1  month // Plaquenil 200mg twice a day/ 1 month
starting 10/3 doxy100mg // omnicef 300mg
 
ADHD/anxiety/depression// celexa 20mg


+Lyme
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   Posted 6/24/2010 9:49 PM (GMT -6)   
Jeannie,
 
I've made a few posts in regards to spinal problems similar to yours. My back pain has increased in severity, plus it was in different areas than before.  Always knew I had scoliosis, but considered it mild - moderate.  After some recent (near 3 months ago) severe pain, with horrendous muscle spasms, which began burning, and THEN began feeling icey, I decided to go to a chiro.
 
I chose a chiro because I wanted full spinal Xrays and possibly some diagnosis besides just Lyme and they  (chiros) are good about that.
 
Turns out my scoliosis is very severe. This chiro who has been xraying and examining spines for over 20 yrs, said that mine is the worst he's ever seen. (I have the xrays -- there's no BS here, it is sickening!) The curvature starts in my face, (caused by the neck, I guess) -- my neck curves in: ) where it should curve out : ( (right profile) and the curve starts at the bottom of my neck. It (spine) then goes into a 63 degree curve, rotating (twisting) thru that curve. It (spine) then goes into a 75 degree turn, also rotating (hence rotoscoliosis)  Kinda reminds me of modern roller coasters..... UGH....
 
I am wondering if Lyme made all this worse -- could Lyme do this? I do not know -- does anybody?
 
So, basically, Jeannie, altho you may not be able to expect treatment that cures Lyme from a chiro, I believe they are the best at studying your spine and determining exactly what problems are caused by whatever sublixation you may have.
 
This chiro has been treating me for about 9 weeks. I refused manual adjustments and upon reviewing my xrays, he agreed. He is treating me w/ instruments designed to create movement between vertebrae because too many of mine are fused together, laying on top of one another, and crushed/herniated disks. Most of my spine looks like it is crumbling right before my eyes!
 
OK, I am telling you all this to suggest that you go on and see a chiro (esp if your insurance covers it). It's entirely possible that your curve is more severe than you thought/ think.
 
MY questions regarding this are: For those w/ scoliosis, and the Lyme has 'attacked' our necks and backs, exactly WHAT is it that the Lyme has done to cause this pain and problems w/ our spine?  Does Lyme make our scoliosis worse?  OR, is my worsening back and neck pain caused by progressive scoliosis alone?
 
Jeannie, I hope we can find some answers here.

Bit 1972: Acute and chronic tonsillitis, UTI, miscarraige, appendicitis, hypoglycemia,  chronic neck pain w/ crushed vertibrae, chronic severe back pain, mitral valve prolapse, depression, resolution?
 
Bit Mother's Day 2007: Lyme, Babesia microti, hypothyroidism, EBV, HHV6, Parvovirus B19, low adrenals &misc other hormones, depression, anxiety, more of the above.


jennie48
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Date Joined Sep 2008
Total Posts : 293
   Posted 6/25/2010 3:59 PM (GMT -6)   
hi +lyme...after i posted my poste i saw yours and was like omg someone else is wondering the same thing that i am....i am curiouse also if the lyme is worsing my curved spine and i also have kneck problems from 5 car accidents and the lyme seams to worsen all these symptoms.....i tried to google this but it didnt give me any answeres...but i am going to find a chiro and def go get xrays.

I felt better today but it comes and goes and when it comes its really painful....i am so sry to hear about your scolioses..my ortho told me i had it slightly and i had to go through physical therapy but at the time my insurance didnt cover it. so im going to go to a chiro and see if i can get better answeres and treatment...i agree with not getting adjusted, plus i had a chiro tell me that my body is to fragile to get adjusted and everytime i did in the past i was in more pain then when i walked in there...i only did that twice. thats why i was always hesitant to go back to one and went to a ortho but they never seamed to make me at peace...

thank you for your reply
"I will not let Lyme controll my life i will controll my own life"
lyme since June 08
meds-zithromax 500mg one a day/ 1  month // Plaquenil 200mg twice a day/ 1 month
starting 10/3 doxy100mg // omnicef 300mg
 
ADHD/anxiety/depression// celexa 20mg


+Lyme
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Date Joined Apr 2009
Total Posts : 1304
   Posted 6/26/2010 8:50 AM (GMT -6)   
Jennie, yeah, you gotta be careful w/ adjustments. The xrays of my spine look so bad that now I'm living in fear that it may break. Both curves look so bad (the lower is the worst), and the vertebrae look so damaged, I'm living in fear that it will break.

Please let me know if you ever learn how lyme attacks our backs and necks. I will ask the ID Dr when I go next week and see what he says, too.
Bit 1972: Acute and chronic tonsillitis, UTI, miscarraige, appendicitis, hypoglycemia,  chronic neck pain w/ crushed vertibrae, chronic severe back pain, mitral valve prolapse, depression, resolution?
 
Bit Mother's Day 2007: Lyme, Babesia microti, hypothyroidism, EBV, HHV6, Parvovirus B19, low adrenals &misc other hormones, depression, anxiety, more of the above.


jennie48
Regular Member


Date Joined Sep 2008
Total Posts : 293
   Posted 6/26/2010 7:30 PM (GMT -6)   
+lyme.....i will def let you know if i find out any info and hope you feel bettter soon and take care ;)
"I will not let Lyme controll my life i will controll my own life"
lyme since June 08
meds-zithromax 500mg one a day/ 1  month // Plaquenil 200mg twice a day/ 1 month
starting 10/3 doxy100mg // omnicef 300mg
 
ADHD/anxiety/depression// celexa 20mg

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