Posted 11/16/2009 11:46 AM (GMT -7)
It's easy to lose perspective; I feel that way too. I'd gotten accustomed to my many, many "usual" symptoms, and although they were painful and distressing, I'd been through bouts of them often enough that I knew they would eventually subside even before I had any idea I had Lyme, Bartonella, Babesia. My regular symptoms included pins and needles sporadically and everywhere, even in my mouth and tongue. My tongue often felt thick and my speech was affected. These symptoms come and go as I experience episodes of infection, and then they subside. As new things crop up, it's very disturbing. I have to keep reminding myself that these things, too, will be temporary. Difficult to believe when I am in the midst of it and wondering if maybe this symptom has nothing to do with Lyme, but if your LLMD thinks it's part of the disease, that's encouraging. And there's lots of documentation that Lyme & coinfections can cause these symptoms. I hope that you will be past it soon and that in the meantime you can find a way not to worry about it too much.