Question about Lyme Flare Up?

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   Posted 6/25/2011 7:50 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi I havnt been on in a while but I think I am having a Lyme Flare up or its just a virus. Has anyone ever had diarrhea for a week straight with cramping and nausea. I been having headaches since I am probaly a bit dehydrated. I cant eat with out my belly gurgling and wanting to go to the bathroom. about 4 days b4 this I had a Hyperglaceima (spelled wrong)  attack at work that came out of no were. about 4 days before that I found a bug bite on my left shoulder blade that was a small hard bump.
I kept an eye on this and it went down and as soon as it went down I had the diarrhea. I went to my MD and he said its probaly a virus and he was no help at all.
But now My knees feel a bit week and my lower back is stiff and sore and I feel like my legs are like lead today going up stairs. I hope its just a stomach virus and not my Lyme creeping back.
Should i go to my LLD? Does this sound like a flare up at all?
Thank you in advance! yeah

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   Posted 6/25/2011 8:54 PM (GMT -6)   
Just my opinion, but with varying symptoms sounds like a flare up. I thought I recall from somewhere symptoms do flare up after a bite. Is that tru?
Symptomatic with Lyme July 2006. Treated with Lyme Aug- Feb 2006 on Doxycycline and supplements. Currently appear to be symptom free.

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   Posted 6/25/2011 9:08 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey Jennie,

A virus can make any Lyme symptoms you have much worse.

My advice -- and I am not a medical professional -- try to get your electrolytes balanced again. Gatorade, pedialyte, anything to get your magnesium, potassium, sodium, sugar and water balanced. Eat fruit. Drink broth.

And then try to stimulate your immune system. You must have a favorite way.

And detox... Most of the symptoms you are experiencing are to do with too many toxins in the body.

Relax -- you can fix this!
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   Posted 6/25/2011 9:21 PM (GMT -6)   
I think if you were actually feeling better and not coming on the site that you should see a LLMD and detox. I hope you feel well again soon

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   Posted 6/26/2011 6:34 PM (GMT -6)   
OMG! I could have written that myself. I have all the same symptoms. I had one different one though a week or two ago, i had a bout of lightheadedness that sent me to the bathroom to throw up. I then had chills and weakness and just breathed through it until it passed. I looked pale too. I was nauseas for a few hours afterwards. Then a week later I woke up with diarhea and nausea. I was going to work and decided to go back home since i didnt sleep well and felt kind of weak. I slept for 3 more hours and felt better. I went back to work for two more days but at the end of the second day I just felt exhausted. I was up again with chills, stomach ache and diarhea again. I stayed home the next few days. Oh I also had the lower back pain just before all this too.
Here a little background, I was treated for lyme in 2009 with Doxy antibiotics for a month that didnt seem to work. Then when I was to the point of collapse in May of last year I sought the help of a Homoepathic doctor who got my health back. I was feeling great and then got bit again on Easter of this year. I immediately followed her protocol for the new tick bite and felt great for the past two months unti now.  First the tick bite started to itch and get bigger. Now its kind of raw and oozing and itchy. I am using Lemon Eucalyptus oil on it as per the doctors instructions. The nausea has now past. The diarhea is gone and now just have the tiredeness and a little weak feeling. She also has me on supplements. I was hoping it was just a virus but because of the tick bite becoming active again. I believe mine is a flare up.
I have had the original tick bite from 2 years ago still swells and itches sometimes. I told my doc about that too and she advised to put the oil on it and it usually goes away within minutes to a few hours. I am still being treated for the lyme but was feeling so much better I was almost ready to say its all gone. Then this happened. Maybe its the lymes last hoorah But I got rid of it before so I can do it again.
What is your background? Did you have lyme before? And if so, how were you treated?
Good luck. I hope you are feeling better soon. I noticed even lyme flare ups dont last too long. So hang in there.

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   Posted 6/28/2011 2:11 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey jennie,
Just wanted to see how you were feeling. We had the same symptoms. Now I just have the weakness and have to sleep 10-12 hours a day. I tried to go back to work and wound up leaving half the day due to weakness. Thought I may be pushing myself too hard. Wound up with a slight migraine last night too. I know you mentioned headaches too.
I've been hearing about a few people with a stomach virus. I'm hopin thats all we have and will be well again real soon. As long as its not Lyme again I'm happy. Because I am so Done with it!
Let us know where your at. 
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