I'd have to mark both, also. It is believed that I've had Lyme for over 30 years. My gut likes to stop functioning completely or partially (swallowing difficulties, slow stomach emptying, sluggish bowels, etc.) which could considered to be a type of "paralysis" or "Bell's Palsy of the Gut." [for more info on this, see http://thehumansideoflyme.net/viewarticle.php?aid=62 ]. I've also had a couple of other really strange neurological events (Ataxia that lasted 24 hours, and whole-body tremors that lasted 10 days), both of which caused my doctor at the time to send me in for an EEG to rule out seizures/strokes (thankfully, the EEG was normal).
Also, I've had a 4-year battle with Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (also called Complex Regional Pain Syndrome) that may not have happened if I had not already had Lyme (& Bartonella), and it is very likely that I would have fully recovered after the 4 years without Lyme...I still have residual neuropathy, muscle wasting, and fluid retention in the area where the RSD was the most severe (my right foot/lower leg) even though the RSD itself is considered to be in remission. That said, the first inklings of the pain do start to creep back if I don't get out and walk around a little on it at least every other day (preferrably daily).
The other severe symptom I have is the pr
opensity to lose tolerance for or develop allergic reactions to a long and growing list of foods. This started about
24 years ago. Sometimes it seems that no food "sits right," or may seem ok at first but then later on is no longer handled so well until I avoid it for a long time and try again after that. There are many foods I have never been able to add back to my list of ok or occasionally ok foods.
The rest of my symptoms fall more into the ambiguous category - joint pains, visual oddities, headaches, hyper-acute senses (smell, taste, hearing, etc.), fatigue, etc....
Chronic Lyme Disease, Chronic Bartonella (clinical dx only), Gluten & Sulfite Sensitivity, Many Food/Inhalant/Medication/Chemical Allergies & Intolerances, Asthma, Gut issues (dysmotility, non-specific inflammation), UCTD ("Secondary Lupus-Like Syndrome"), Osteoporosis, chronic Lymphopenia, etc.; G-Tube; Currently trying to wean off TPN.
Meds: Pulmicort, IV Ceftazidime, Heparin (to flush PICC line), Claritin, Domperidone, Colloidal Silver (used topically), probiotics, Milk Thistle, Ailanthus, homeopathy.