Question for those who go to Lyme literate Doctors

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   Posted 5/15/2010 3:46 PM (GMT -7)   
When I go to see my Lymes doctor, he does this thing where he has me raise me left arm. Then has me push upwards with my arm, while he pushes down. Then taps me and my arm falls.

I asked him about it, but I'm still not really sure what he's doing. Does anyone else have a doctor that does anything like this? If so, what are they doing? What's the purpose of this concerning Lymes?

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   Posted 5/15/2010 4:37 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Mike,

My Infectious Disease Doctor used to have me do this same type of resistance test to measure my strength. I have severe neuropathy from Lyme and she was trying to determine if my nerve damage was also causing muscle fatigue and weakness. She would also check all of my reflexes at each visit and found that some of them do not respond correctly. Do you have neurological lyme issues?

Hope this helps.
Peace and Healing
Lyme Disease - Doxycyline, IV-Rocephin, Amoxicillin, Azithromycin.

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   Posted 5/15/2010 5:58 PM (GMT -7)   
What are the symptoms of neurological lymes? I'm not sure.

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   Posted 5/17/2010 6:27 AM (GMT -7)   
It's a standard neurological test that. I am sure you passed if you could push back and touch your nose, etc..
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