Alone, I have no idea if this is/was related to Lyme or not, but last Feb, while celebrating my daughter-in-law's Birthday, I suddenly had almost the worst sore throat I had EVER had, since my tonsillectomy in 1972!
This HURT like hell!! I I thought it was just some temporary virus, plus sitting down w/ a sore throat to eat crispy chicken, etc and I was not careful how I swallowed my food. As severe as my pain was, I never had a fever w/ it.
Still, at the time, it hurt so bad that I had to get up from the table and go to a walk in clinic. They tested for strep, which was negative and told me there was a virus going round. Well, this danged sore throat lasted at least 3 weeks before I got some relief. Right now, I tend to believe it was caused/ related to my lyme, or a co-infection, but I don't know what it may have been.
Also, now that I think about it, (and this may not be of any significance), I got a light red, round mark on my neck almost immediately after the sore throat subsided. EVeryone thought it was a hikie and IT WAS NOT! It lasted for some time, until my Mom gave me somekind of ointment for it.
So this may or may not have anythng to do w/ Lyme, but thought I'd post for Alone -- just in case any of this relates to how you are feeling. But I never had any sinus drainage or anything like that. It was just as I said -- a whopping sore throat.
Bit 1972: Acute and chronic tonsillitis, UTI, miscarraige, appendicitis, hypoglycemia, chronic neck pain w/ crushed vertibrae, chronic severe back pain, mitral valve prolapse, depression, resolution?
Bit Mother's Day 2007: Lyme, Babesia microti, hypothyroidism, EBV, HHV6, Parvovirus B19, low adrenals &misc other hormones, depression, anxiety, more of the above.
What don't these nasty bugs cause?
CD57= 60, so we're in pretty good shape.