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   Posted 3/11/2009 7:32 PM (GMT -6)   
My neck among other things was an early symptom. Early on it was stiff and has remained at least "crunchy" -- sometimes worsening but slowly improving -- with both time and treatment.

I went to visit my parents who suffer from their own illnesses. On any account, my dad awakened to a stiff neck one morning. Of course they thought it was a draft -- a common occurrence during the winter that can cause this especially among the elderly. And then though, my mom awakened with a stiff neck as well. I found that curious (of course).

My dad was x-rayed and it showed a bulging disk. Not sure what it means but it doesn't sound good. He already has cancer.

Now my nephew comes to visit. He sleeps in the house and lo and behold he, too, wakes up with the ubiquitous stiff neck.

My mother's shoulder has suddenly stiffened. Mine stays sore, but I have most mobility so I ain't complaining.

It's just that all of a sudden everyone has a stiff neck.
Just posting this as I find it odd yet interesting...

Hope it's nothing but the usual ailments and nothing as exotic as Lyme.

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   Posted 3/11/2009 7:52 PM (GMT -6)   
I have learned at the clinic I was treated at that "toxins" of any kind- bacterial, viral, fungal or environmental can settle in the muslces of the neck and spine. That is why so many people with Lyme have a stiff neck and it normally improves with treatment. Have your parents had any work done, (painting etc) recently at their home? Check anything that can cause fumes, etc. I have a friend that suffers from severe stiff neck whenever around propane. (an example) I am the same way around any mold, no matter how slight the exposure.  D

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   Posted 3/13/2009 6:10 PM (GMT -6)   
They are constantly sprucing up the place. It's a small doll house. Spotless but with charming clutter of nicknacks, china, etc.

They are always doing something. They've done everything to it you could do.

It could be seasonal. They get an early season on the coast.

Thank you guys! Will keep an eye out for all this environmental take on this. Interesting!
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