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   Posted 12/15/2009 9:07 PM (GMT -7)   
This may seem like a weird question at first. Besides your physical, and cognitive issues do you also have itchiness, crawling sensations, pin prick feelings throughout your body? I sometimes feel this at the lower end of the GI system. Some of these feelings are hard to explain, such as a sand paper or gritty feelings around my eyes, or GI track at times. I also feel clammy, with a low grade fever, and a stronger body odder. Another weird symptom I experience is I break out in what would appear to be tiny pimples on the back of my neck, near the base of the skull. These symptoms along with twitching, stomach pain, and fatigue, for me seem to be more prevalent than the physical pains.

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   Posted 12/15/2009 11:02 PM (GMT -7)   
Yes, yes, yes. Yes, no. Yes, yes, I don't like to admit it but yes. Yes. None of those regularly. TBIs are taking me on a bumpy ride; different symptoms at different times, definitely expanding despite taking meds. I've gotten used to a lot of the weird symptoms, though "brain itch" still bugs me. I'd rather have these symptoms than the horrible body pain and all over pins and needles I had a few months ago. I don't like the cognitive stuff, especially when it messes with my moods. It's easier to be dull than anxious or angry. I don't think your question is weird at all; weird has become normal to me.

I have Lyme; it doesn't have me.

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   Posted 12/16/2009 8:30 AM (GMT -7)   
YES to all your symptoms

The one that gets me the most is the gritty sand paper in the eyes...

Funny thing is when I have mascara on it doesnt bother me as much.

Not expecting you to try that one, just thought it was funny cuz it works for me
no matter how weird it sounds.

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   Posted 12/16/2009 3:54 PM (GMT -7)   
If I start using mascara, my wife will defiantly think this is all in my head. LOL

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   Posted 12/19/2009 12:54 PM (GMT -7)   
I get occasional bouts of what I believe is called "generalized itchiness." It happens when I lay down to sleep at night. The "itch" travels all over my body, keeping me awake.

I have also occasionally found myself experiencing the crawling sensations. Also, the odd time I've felt the sensation of water trickling down the outside of my lower leg.

I have suffered from low-grade fevers for many years ~ never over 101 F. Also, bouts of mild-severe nausea have troubled me for a few years. Contributing could be GERD, mild hiatus hernia, Lyme...

The episodes of extreme fatigue and muscle weakness are very disabling, especially in conjunction with a fever and nausea.

I also have days when I feel completely normal, and the elation wipes me out (kidding)!

PS - That mascara just might be covering those microscopic bugs we all have in our eyelashes! What a lovely and comforting thought...not so much, sorry!
*Oral Abx Combo Tx since Jan/08*
Lyme disease - clinical dx ’08; Babesiosis (Positive IgM/IgG) '08;
GERD '05; Essential Tremor ’02; Fibromyalgia ’00; Osteoarthritis; Depression; IBS; Interstitial Cystitis

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   Posted 12/21/2009 2:29 PM (GMT -7)   
Ha! Ha! I just had to say  - I have found 'mascara' has always stopped my eyes from feeling gritty or sore - even before lyme - wierd!

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   Posted 12/21/2009 8:20 PM (GMT -7)   
You (and the others) still have a sense of humor, that is SO important in my opinion!      D
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