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Date Joined Apr 2009
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   Posted 6/24/2009 6:03 PM (GMT -7)   
Altho I have not experienced the marked and prolonged tingling sensations that many of you talk about, I have had some tingling on and off in my fingers, hands and feet. 
However, what I am asking about is different from this. (unless this is what you experience?) When the cellulitis in my thumb was getting better -- er, I thought it was getting better -- my thumb 'tingled' a lot.  By 'tingled', I mean, it felt as if there were zillions of tiny bumblebees buzzing in there (the feeling, not the sound). ANd often, my whole hand felt that way.  It would come and go, but when it came, it was quite pronounced. Now, it happens occasionally, not near as often.
Well, I had oral surgery last week. The surgeon pretty well butchered my gum, cutting and yanking out tiny pieces of tooth and root from the deep hole that used to hold a tooth and crown.  He even had to put stitches in my gum, on the OUTSIDE of my gums, NOT to stitch up the hole (where I now have a temporary bridge) Altho it's been extremely painful, I'm not asking for any sympathy here, I'd just like to know what it is I'm feeling.
Anyway, I am having the same tingling, or pins and needles, or buzzing type feelings in my jaw and mostly my chin -- near the area of the surgery, but not in that area exactly -- it is inside my skin in the general area.   Almost the same as it feels when your foot goes to sleep, w/ a buzzing kind of feeling.
I have been on abx since the surgery. I still have pain and am not healed, but I don't see signs of infection.
I have had minor surgeries before and fair share of minor wounds, and I don't recall ever having these tingling feelings.  I've had itching, healing wounds, but not this.  I know it's impossible to tell from written word what it is, but I am wondering if what I'm feeling has anything to do w/ the Lyme?
Is this feeling infection? or is it a healing feeling?  Does anyone even know what I'm talking about?
  It just feels so strange I felt compelled to ask others here, even tho I know most of you are experiencing much more serious problems.  It just doesn't feel like anything I've felt before and because of my thumb, it seems to have something to do w/ wounds or healing or infection.  I will probably call the dentist (NOT that surgeon!) when my abx are gone, but meantime am wondering if it's anything to be concerned about, as I do NOT want any deep infections, like my thumb was, in my mouth or inside my face!
ps: my entire mouth 'burns' and throbs, but did this before the dental surgery.

Lyme in NC in 1971? Suspect TBI: Fully engorged tick followed by high fever and tonsillitis. Follwed by , lumps on neck,  chronic tonsillits w/ constant low grade to recurring high (104) fevers, severe unexplained neck stiffness and acute neck pain.   Followed by tonsillectomy, urinary tract infections, miscarriage, appendicitis while pregant, chronic severe back pain. Followed by depression, mild anxiety, mitral valve prolapse, and hypglycemia.  Was this a TBI??
Bit again couple of times, lyme suspect bite Mother's Day 2007. Bite, symptoms, lyme specific antibodies on the most lyme specific band of all = 39 IgG.  Still awaiting appt w/ LLMD.

Post Edited (+Lyme) : 6/24/2009 8:09:24 PM (GMT-6)

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Date Joined Feb 2003
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   Posted 6/24/2009 7:08 PM (GMT -7)   

Hi +Lyme.  I am sorry you had to have oral surgery.  I am just speculating of course, but I think it is possible the stress of surgery may have stirred up your Lyme symptoms.  I suggest calling your Lyme doctor and asking what he/she thinks.

I hope you feel better soon.

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Date Joined Aug 2007
Total Posts : 887
   Posted 6/25/2009 7:44 AM (GMT -7)   
+Lyme,  I have tingling what I describe as feeling like I have an Alka Selzer under my skin, it is not painful, thankfully but always there.  I would keep an eye on it and have your dentist check it out to make sure it's not infected.  Take Care, KO
2001 symptoms started:
Tingling in fingers and toes both sides, not tested at that time for LD
2007 Summer tested pos. WB, diagnosed with LD, tested neg for co-infections thru Igenex
Abx - Doxy 100mg 2x/day for 3 weeks (before diagnosis)
Amoxicillin 1gm 2x/day for 1 month
Amoxicillin 1gm 3x/day with Probenecid 500mg 2x/day  5 months 
Currently on Dr. Zhang's protocol stopped Zhang's after 6 months symptoms returned.  Started Buhner's protocol May 2009

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