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Date Joined Sep 2008
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   Posted 1/24/2009 9:52 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi All - I woke up this morning and felt okay. I decided to get up and clean my kids rooms. Going through old toys and throwing things out. I was not moving at a fast pace but after about 30 minutes I started feeling tired, my vision became a little blurry and my neck and back of the head pressure began tightening up. I stopped to fix myself something to eat and I started feeling funny. My stomach started tightening up and I had to go to the bathroom for #2 suddenly. (Sorry for TMI just trying to understand what happened) After that I still was feeling very tired but tried to eat a little somthing. All of a sudden my knees started feeling very weak, my legs felt so heavy and I felt like I was going to pass out. I couldn't catch my breath. I tried to lay down in bed but that made it worse and my heart started pounding very fast. I was going to call 911 but I started taking some deep breaths and it has slowed down.
Anybody know what could have happened? I've been on antibiotics for 4 weeks and thought I was on the road to recovery but feel like I am kidding myself.  

Waiting In Fl
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Date Joined Mar 2008
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   Posted 1/24/2009 3:57 PM (GMT -6)   
I had the similiar experience several times now. The GP (regular doctor) thinks it may be my gallbladder. I did have a scan and the results were "sludge" (not stones) in my gallbladder and I was told that most likely I would continue to have the problem and it may worsen. I have had several months of IV abx so it is not a complete suprise. Just share it with your doctor on your next visit.

There really is no pattern to this crazy Lyme!

Good Luck!
Bull's Eye Rash 9/07 (DX as cellulitis)
Menningitis 10/07
Symptpms:headaches, extreme fatigue, insomnia
GP DX "Depressed & busy mom"
Saw Rheumotologist 2/08
Lyme test equivocal
LLMD seen 4/08
Ignex Positive

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Date Joined Nov 2008
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   Posted 1/24/2009 5:44 PM (GMT -6)   
Man.. I wish I was waiting in FL. I moved from CT to FL and lived in deltona for a little less then a year and I had to move back with family because of my Lyme. The cold is awefull on my Lyme.

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Date Joined Jan 2009
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   Posted 1/25/2009 12:36 PM (GMT -6)   
HI VirginiaLady,

I had a similar experience, but just after I had come out of a hot bath. I saw spots and thought I was going to black out. And nothing could help me feel right.

Similarly, I have been on abx for about 4weeks.

My best guess, maybe for both of us, was that it was a herx reaction. You were moving around and getting your heart rate up, which like exercise can bring on a herx reaction.

I have a question into my doctor just to be sure it wasn't blood pressure or something.

But, at this point, I am taking it as a good sign that your body is still fighting Bb off.

Diagnosed - 12/30/08, Lyme + Barbesia + Ehrlichia
Had since approx 06?

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   Posted 1/26/2009 11:13 AM (GMT -6)   
My guess is a herx also. I had similar experiences when I first started Doxy. I was confined to bed for about two weeks. After that had a couple of episodes similar to what you describe when I nearly collapsed. If you are supposed to take your abx with food (like doxy) that may have triggered something. But it could be more serious so call your doctor.
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