could i have lyme???

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   Posted 12/9/2008 4:20 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi guys!! for the last 2 years i've been suffering with ms symptoms,my dr has done many tests mri's blood tests etc...But have all came back clear..
The symptoms i have been getting is numbness in my arms and legs,and anxiety which symptoms that come and go,.
My dr now thinks it may be anxiety disorder causing my numbness,
The strange thing is with my smyptoms is, when i have the numbness i dont seem to have any anxiety, then when i start having days with bad anxiety,my numbness is almost gone,i dont really have them both at the same time..
What is anyone opinions on this?  could it be lyme..
i have had a test done at igenex, but it came back clear..
Thanks for your help

grace 14
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   Posted 12/9/2008 4:44 PM (GMT -6)   
What tests at ignex did you order? Here is a list of lyme symptoms.........

Unexplained fevers, sweats, chills, or flushing
Unexplained weight change--loss or gain
Fatigue, tiredness, poor stamina
Unexplained hair loss
Swollen glands
Sore throat
Testicular pain/pelvic pain
Unexplained menstrual irregularity
Unexplained milk production: breast pain
Irritable bladder or bladder dysfunction
Sexual dysfunction or loss of libido
Upset stomach
Change in bowel function-constipation, diarrhea
Chest pain or rib soreness
Shortness of breath, cough
Heart palpitations, pulse skips, heart block
Any history of a heart murmur or valve prolapse?
Joint pain or swelling
Stiffness of the joints, neck, or back
Muscle pain or cramps
Twitching of the face or other muscles
Neck creeks and cracks, neck stiffness, neck pain
Tingling, numbness, burning or stabbing sensations, shooting pains
Facial paralysis (Bell's Palsy)
Eyes/Vision: double, blurry, increased floaters, light sensitivity
Ears/Hearing: buzzing, ringing, ear pain, sound sensitivity
lncreased motion sickness, vertigo, poor balance
Lightheadedness, wooziness
Confusion, difficulty in thinking
Difficulty with concentration, reading
Forgetfulness, poor short term memory
Disorientation: getting lost, going to wrong places
Difficulty with speech or writing
Mood swings, irritability, depression
Disturbed sleep-too much, too little, early awakening
Exaggerated symptoms or worse hangover from alcohol
Diagnosed with lyme 1/19/08. Mom passed lyme on to me and my sisters. Started IV treatment 3/18/08. Have helped 4 people diagnose lyme! July of 2008 got picc line pulled and ever since then have had no pain and doign tremendously good!
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   Posted 12/9/2008 4:58 PM (GMT -6)   

Hi grace, The tests i had done was igG and igM western blot, and PCR..



Tingling, numbness, burning or stabbing sensations, shooting pains

Exaggerated symptoms or worse hangover from alcohol next day

Twitching of the face or other muscles

And anxiety

My numbness almost goes when i have hot bath or shower then slowly comes back.

Also my numbess seen to almost go if i drink a small ammount of alcohol.. which seems strange..

Maybe it is anxiety related, not sure

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   Posted 12/9/2008 5:05 PM (GMT -6)   
a hot bath and alcohol both cause vasodilation, or opening of your blood vessels, which might be why you do not have the numbness as badly in those conditions.
do you have back pain? have you had your spinal cord checked out?

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   Posted 12/9/2008 5:26 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi gracietiger, No i dont have any back pain.
I had a mri scan done on my brain,lumber spine,and cervical spine, the only thing they found wrong is some of my discs are slightly worn in the lumber region. though no compression..

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   Posted 12/9/2008 6:01 PM (GMT -6)   
I would suggest you read up on bartonella. And beware that tests for Tick Born Illnesses are not very reliable. Too many strands and the tests only cover a small %. Find an llmd.
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