I have been away for a while, but I hope that everyone is doing well in their pursuit of finding improvements.
I have had Lyme since June 2009. I was diagnosed within 6 weeks and received antibiotics doxy, amox and IV-Rocephin. I stopped treatment for a while and agreed to a lumbar puncture after my neuro symptoms and neuropathy spread into my entire body. I got with an LLMD last April and treated with high dose antibiotics for seven months straight. In October I began IVIG treatments to help reset my autoimmune system and halt further progression of my neuropathy which is now causing balance and walking problems. A few months ago, I stopped all antibiotics so i could better evaluate the benefits of IVIG. My plan is to continue IVIG for 3 more months to see if it provides any significant improvements.
My symptoms now are: Neuropathy (Numbness/Tingling) in my face, neck, lower back, arms, hands and into my legs and feet. I suffer with significant cognitive issues which make it impossible for me to work in the same capacity as prior to Lyme.
Does anyone else here suffer with Neuropathy as a major enduring symptom?
Has anyone experienced muscle loss or atrophy as a result of Neuropathy?
I appreciate any info you can provide.
Peace & Healing,
Post Edited (betterhealth) : 1/31/2011 12:04:36 PM (GMT-7)