Here is a "short list" of Lyme symptoms (this is NOT all of them by any means!) from the following website:www.anapsid.org/lyme/symptoms/tbi-symptoms.html
(Borreliosis, neuroborreliosis; also known as Lyme Disease)
Spread primarily though the bite of infected ticks that live on a wide range of mammalian species; secondary human-to-human transmission through semen, breast milk, and possibly in utero
Burning or stabbing sensations
Change in bowel function
Difficulty with concentration and reading
Difficulty with speech, writing
Difficulty finding words; name blocking
Disorientation: getting lost, going to wrong places
Disturbed sleep: too much, too little, fractionated, early awakening
Ears/Hearing: buzzing, ringing, ear pain, sound sensitivity
Exaggerated symptoms or worse hangover from alcohol
Eyes/Vision: double, blurry, increased floaters, light sensitivity
Facial paralysis (Bell's palsy)
Fatigue, tiredness, poor stamina
Heart valve prolapse
Increased motion sickness
Joint pain or swelling
Muscle pain or cramps
Neck creaks & cracks
Neck stiffness, pain
Poor short-term memory
Problem absorbing new information
Sexual dysfunction or loss of libido
Shortness of breath; cough
Stiffness of the joints or back
Twitching of the face or other muscles
Unavoidable need to sit or lay down
Unexplained breast pain
Unexplained fevers, sweats, chills or flushing
Unexplained hair loss
Unexplained menstrual irregularity'
Unexplained milk production
Unexplained weight loss or gain
Upset Stomach or abdominal pain
As you can see, your symptoms are in there....numbness, fatigue, upset stomach, etc.
I myself have had MS-like symptoms (bladder dysfunction, numbness, vertigo and imbalance problems, peripheral neuropathies, etc, etc) in a relapsing/remitting sort of pattern over time. However my lumbar puncture and two brain MRIs were clean.
Lyme can mimic almost ANY autoimmune disease!
If you tested positive for Lyme, you MUST see an LLMD (Lyme-Literate doctor) as soon as possible!
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Post Edited (nasalady) : 11/29/2010 10:30:22 AM (GMT-7)