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bucci
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   Posted 7/16/2010 4:45 PM (GMT -6)   
does anyone know if there is a specific look to peoples leggs when they get lme?

How do the knees look after years of lyme disease?

around the knees and then the legs below the knees.

does anyone's knees become more like knock kneed. ( knees going in touching each other)

is the legs from knees down very skinny.
like straight sticks.

are the legs below the knees swollen but really shape like baseball bat?
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Willowrose
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   Posted 7/16/2010 5:48 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi. My knees are not swollen or painful, but over time, I do believe my legs have become more misshapen in the way you describe. Calves definitely dissipate unless I'm working out hard and a lot which is something I can't do right now. I don't know that I'd attribute it to Lyme, but who knows....

Rose
I have Lyme; it doesn't have me.


rosesinjanuary
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   Posted 7/16/2010 6:48 PM (GMT -6)   
My knees hurt sooooooooooooooooooo bad i don't know where the wrap is. I am just in a complainin mood but I get so sick of pain, been sick since sunday just today earier washed all that sweat and grime from me even tho I dreaded the effort. I put some vanilla stuff on I smell so good except probably this greasy hair, now if my genie would just change the sheets.

rosesinjanuary
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   Posted 7/16/2010 6:49 PM (GMT -6)   
as far as anatomy when the knees are not swollen I think they are ok, my face gets all puffy does anybody else's?

bucci
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   Posted 7/16/2010 9:43 PM (GMT -6)   
roses.. are you on steroids? My face puffed up on prednisone
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Willowrose
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   Posted 7/17/2010 7:01 AM (GMT -6)   
My face is puffy, too. I'm not on any steroid. I wondered if it was a function of aging. My face no longer has the contours it used to have when I was at this weight. Does your face unpuff? Mine seems permanent.

Rose
I have Lyme; it doesn't have me.


bucci
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   Posted 7/17/2010 9:07 AM (GMT -6)   
how old are you, willow?

doyou have all your teeth?

you know the old trick the modells do?

pull out your back teeth ..<">"<

lotst all mine already. but i just lost 15 lbs
unexplainably . could be from going off prednisone
but I am still on 20 to 40 mg cortizone.

I am wondering if it is heparin blood thinner.

but now I am normal weight. 129lbs 5' 6"

do you have thick blood??
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Traveler
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   Posted 7/17/2010 4:17 PM (GMT -6)   
My face, right around the eyes, gets puffy. I know that my puffiness (around my eyes, not my middle! giggle) is from my Hashi's.
-Live simply- Love generously- Care deeply- Speak kindly. May we all find peace along the journey to find healing.
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Willowrose
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   Posted 7/18/2010 12:31 AM (GMT -6)   
Hey bucci - I'm in my mid 50s, have all my teeth and intend to keep them, don't know about the thick blood, and have finally gotten back up to 120 lbs after a 6 month struggle hovering at 110; I'm 5'8" tall - so puffiness is definitely not an issue with excess weight. I was wondering if there is something about Lyme and/or coinfections that could be causing it.

Rose
I have Lyme; it doesn't have me.


rosesinjanuary
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   Posted 7/22/2010 6:37 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi
no I am not on steroids. Puffy face feels hot when I have it (puffy face), dead giveaway if u do not want to not have anyone know your sick, as is hoarse voice. ha I am sounding backwards gotta make those sandwiches clean that litter do those dishes and then bed. good night all.

Deejavu
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   Posted 7/22/2010 7:00 PM (GMT -6)   
I never looked at my legs, should I look now?  Ha, ha, ha!   I think they look normal whatever normal is supposed to look like.  I have long skinny legs..  In fact I am all legs..  I'm just a head and legs with a very short body...  :)
 
When I was sick with lyme, my doctor told me I had permanent knee damage but he turned out to be wrong, whewwwww!    Hmmm, all I remember is that my legs hurt the most when I was sick, really hurt, felt like over 100 tiny knives inside..   Then I couldn't walk, I was using crutches or crawling...
 
Bucci, what do models do?  Do they really pull out their back teeth?  Wow!  I never heard of that before, LOL!
 
Denise
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This song is about my years with chronic lyme since 1995 and being symptom free for over 4 years:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ds81S61UvPA


Traveler
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   Posted 7/23/2010 9:35 AM (GMT -6)   
Ha ha ha, Deejavu!!! We should go to a "body shop" somewhere & ask them to even us out!!!! I have a long torso, with legs only long enough to reach the ground - giggle!!!

I also have had knee issues, even had arthroscopic surgery done - only to be told that I had the healthiest knee that doc had ever seen!!!
Even the mightiest oak tree was once a little nut who held it's ground!!! May we all find peace along the journey to find healing.
Trav


Willowrose
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   Posted 7/23/2010 8:00 PM (GMT -6)   
So I just got back from the doctor's office about the chronic painful bruises on my left leg and he said it's phlebitis.  I kind of freaked out since I know two people who died from that, but he said this is different - lesser veins.  Hmmm.  He had no helpful hints re what I could do to help healing and/or avoid this in the future and sent me home with a topical anti-inflammatory gel.  I was wondering if this is part of "Lyme legs." 
 
Rose
I have Lyme; it doesn't have me.

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