Posted 3/24/2010 9:44 AM (GMT -7)
I am having problems with my lyme, as well. I also am scarily underweight (96 lbs at 5'7). I also have irritable bowel, have no colon due to total colectomy, and other issues. I am having real problems with muscle and bone pain, severe weakness (due to the lyme), but the G.I. issues started before my initial exposure. I did okay for awhile, after the surgery and finding my many food intolerance and all of the sudden my stomach started having issues. This was all before my exposure to Lyme. I have tried all medications, powders, liquids(I can not digest pills since my total colectomy) and instead of helping with diarrhea they make it worse. Food pushes food, liquids push foods, and drinking just liquids help only a bit but leave me within after a half hour. I had my total colectomy in Aug. 2008 and diagnosed with Lyme in Sept. 2009(exposure possibly July 2009 during a trip). I know how you feel because though I am 31, but I also go to school and am struggling to go. My grades are okay, but due to neurological problems, I am unable to study for long periods of time like I used to last semester. The more time I study, the more confused and disoriented I get. It used to be the more I studied, the more better and expert I became. Now, i just study for a total of a half hour a day, which is the amount of time I am able to retain information,keeping it without losing. This is how I am able to pass my classes. My brain gets tired and this is why I do this. Well, I hope this helps with the studying part. Good luck with everything.
Rectal prolapse surgery Dec. 2006
total colectomy with ileo-rectal anamastosis: Aug 7, 2008
Numerous food intolerance (gluten,lactose,msg,etc)
Persistent/chronic Lyme Disease: March 2010(org dx in Sept 2009, but meds unsuccessful)