Lyme? here are my symptoms Help please!!

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   Posted 7/10/2010 5:16 AM (GMT -7)   
Started just after christmas.. my whole entire body felt numb/thick ..if I scratched a part of my body it felt like I had to scratch really hard just to be able to feel it. It also felt like my coordination was off. This lasted about an hour.

Next day I woke up feeling like I had the flu (exhuastion, nausea, shakiness etc) -- Had heart palpitations and a feeling of extreme tightness in my stomache.

-- I then started feeling random muscle twitches in my body and once in a while I would feel an internal tremor like feeling.

Had this "flu" for about 2 weeks.. went back to work
-- Things started to look weird my vision was blurry, parts of my vision seemed like it was blocked out so if I looked at someone part of their face would seem like it was blocked out or was weird.
-- I then noticed that things sounded louder than usual.

-- about 3 weeks later I developed tinnitus in both ears constantly
-- Huge amount of pressure in my head and ears that comes and goes.
--Headaches at times it felt like I coudnt hold my head up because my neck was too weak.
--Sensitivity to light that comes and goes
--VERTIGO--HUGE symptom I always feel dizzy with some vertigo.

--every once in a while I will have an area on my body that kind of tingles for a few seconds then stops (on the top of my foot, or on my face by my lip and other various places).

--Other sympoms are

Motion sensitivity that comes and goes
Weight loss (lost 45 lbs since christmas)
Stress increases symptoms
Huge increase in eye floaters
if I look at a reflection from a car or something it takes a long time for my eyes to go back to normal
--Irritable bowels seem to have alot of diarrhea
--Extreme pain behind eyes (hurts to move them) this comes and goes also
--A few times when blinking it seems like there are flashing lights in my periphereal vision
--sore throat that comes and goes and the feeling of getting a cold but it only lasts a day
--Extreme neck pain/stiffness that comes and goes

Anyway...does this sound like Lyme? I had a positive IgM but a negative IgG so my doctor is not convinced... HELP

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   Posted 7/10/2010 8:25 AM (GMT -7)   
Where do you live?

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   Posted 7/10/2010 8:34 AM (GMT -7)   
Jackie, your symptoms added to a positive IgM seem to indicate lyme. What did your Dr say about these results? Why does he believe that IgG must show?

I read that a positive IgM generally becomes IgG after a couple of months. Maybe not so in everyone -- maybe your infection is still that active. Who did your test and interpreted it as positive?

We cannot diagnose lyme, but you've got plenty enough to pursue. A good Lyme literate Dr would be in order -- if you are infected w/ Lyme and this infection is that new, you have excellent chances of being cured, and quicker than the rest of us. Can you find an LLMD? Can your Dr refer you to anyone?
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   Posted 7/10/2010 8:56 AM (GMT -7)   
Please run to a proper LLMD and get treatment. Don't do what alot of us on this site did and listen to a doctor who tells you you do not have lyme. If you wait, you will face horrific symptoms and treatment. Get help now. Believe me, this disease is not fun but if you go now, you can zap it early.

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   Posted 7/10/2010 9:48 AM (GMT -7)   
Sure sounds like Lyme to me... Especially with a positive IgM (Current Active Infection). I agree with springsjean, get yourself to a LLMD (Lyme Literate Medical Doctor) right away for a proper diagnosis and treatment. Do you live in an area or have you visited an area known for having tics?
Please let us know if you need help finding a LLMD in your area. There are people here that can point you in the right direction. Good Luck!
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