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Date Joined Feb 2009
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   Posted 2/25/2009 2:48 AM (GMT -6)   
Hello to all the members of healing am a new memeber to this web page.I hope everyone will help me in the matter of my diseases.Well first of all thanks to the people who decided and organised to make this web page.And as i read through this page,  and the diseases being solved with different points of view made me joined healing well.
well i am a male age 27.I am suffering from muscle cramps in my feet.Actually i dont stand up like the normal people.I always lie down on my bed.I cant even stretch my leg properly,but its not beacause of cramp,I have injuries in my leg so cant move or stand up.I use  a wheel chair to go out and come in.
so to get rid of muscle cramp in my feet and knee if anyone knows to get rid of it please do help me to write and give advise to me.I would be greatful to you.

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   Posted 2/25/2009 3:41 AM (GMT -6)   
Calcium deficiency, magnesium deficiency, electrolyte imbalance, dehydration, abnormal circulation, and other issues may be to blame for your foot/leg cramps. Blood levels of magnesium are not a good indicator for tissue levels of magnesium required by the body, therefore the best way to tell if this is an issue is to try to take a supplement containing some magnesium to see if it helps any. It is true Lyme Disease can cause muscle cramps, but it would be good to rule out the above things first because these things are generally easier to fix than treating Lyme. I hope this helps - take care,
Chronic Lyme Disease, Gluten & Sulfite Sensitivity, Many Food/Inhalant/Medication Allergies & Intolerances, Asthma, Gut issues (dysmotility, non-specific inflammation), UCTD ("Secondary Lupus-Like Syndrome"), Osteoporosis, Anemia, Lymphopenia, intermittant Pancytopenia, chronic malabsorption/malnutrition, etc.; G Tube; Currently TPN-dependent.
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Date Joined Feb 2009
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   Posted 2/25/2009 3:50 AM (GMT -6)   
thanks to razzle and deb.Well i hvae no idea about lyme diseases an the symptoms.I dont know what to do???Thanks alot for your cooperation.i really do appreciate that from the bottom of my heart guys.

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   Posted 2/25/2009 8:32 AM (GMT -6)   

Hi john27, welcome to the board!

How long have you been having these symptoms?  Do you have other symptoms? Have you seen a doctor?  Magnesium deficiency can be one reason for muscle cramps, but there can be others.

Lyme disease is a multi-system bacterial infection caused from the bite of an infected tick.  Many people are bitten by ticks without knowing it.  They are tiny, they often go in hard-to-see places, and they inject a numbing agent so you cannot feel them on you.

Below is a Lyme symptom list.  You can have any combination of 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

When Lyme disease is a possibility, it is very important to see a knowledgeable doctor.  Many doctors do not understand Lyme and treat with outdated protocols. No test is completely reliable, and results can vary by lab.  Besides Lyme, ticks can also transmit several co-infections including Babesiosis, two types of Ehrlichiosis (HME & HGE), Bartonella, and Mycoplasma.  Many people who have Lyme are co-infected. 

If you think this is a possibility and if you need a doctor recommendation, let us know.  I hope you can get relief soon.

Martha's Vineyard
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   Posted 2/28/2009 7:07 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey John,
I am long have your felt this way? Have you been this way since birth or is this recent? My little sister is in a wheel chair too. But it started when she was 2 and her whole body is curled up like a cork screw.
What sort of Dr. have you been seeing? What are they saying to you?
Spinal muscular athropy. My spelling...sorry. It made my sisters feet sort of curl up. And she has never been able to use them. Do you have back problems as well?
What do you mean that you have never been able to stand right? Since when? How did you get around when you were in grade school?
Have you ever played in sports? Can you swim?
Have you been to a physical therapist?
Who do you have that is helping you?
My guess is that you are dealing with something else. What is it I do not know. There are alot of people who cannot walk due to lyme but they have so many other problems along with it. But keep asking questions and you will find your answers.
Happy to help you ....if I can.
2004 in Martha's Vineyard me and my two daughters then 11 mos and 6 all got Lyme Disease. This was only known to us because we found the tiny ticks on us and we got very ill. My dog also got lyme and he went lame.
We have fought it for 4 years to no avail.
We all got it again this summer is Texas.
I am now in treatment in Scottsdale Arizona at Envita.

"The eyes cannot see for for what the mind does not know."

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   Posted 3/1/2009 7:30 PM (GMT -6)   
Have you ever been tested for hypercoagulation? It causes your blood to be too thick. The one man I met here with that condition, arrived in a wheel chair. After 4 months of heparin injections he was walking a couple hours a day when he left. Just a thought...
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