Lyme disease symptoms?

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by acuario, Sep 2, 2005.

  1. acuario

    acuario New Member

    hi, all. can someone tell me please what are the major symptoms of lyme disease? what Dr treat lyme? what test is best?

    anyone have improved completly with any treatment for lyme? what symtoms disapear with treatments for lyme?

    where can I find a doctor in California?
    thank you all so much.

    Acuario
  2. dontlikeliver

    dontlikeliver New Member

    Have you had any of the following? CIRCLE ALL YES ANSWERS

    Unexplained fevers, sweats, chills, or flushing
    Unexplained weight change (loss or gain — circle one)
    Fatigue, tiredness, poor stamina
    Unexplained hair loss
    Swollen glands: list areas _______________________________________________
    Sore throat
    Testicular pain/pelvic pain
    Unexplained menstrual irregularity
    Unexplained milk production; breast pain
    Irritable bladder or bladder dysfunction
    Sexual dysfunction or loss of libido
    Upset stomach or abdominal pain
    Change in bowel function (constipation, diarrhea)
    Chest pain or rib soreness
    Shortness of breath, cough
    Heart palpitations, pulse skips, heart block
    Any history of a heart murmur or valve prolapse?
    Joint pain or swelling: list joints _________________________________________________
    Stiffness of the joints or back
    Muscle pain or cramps
    Twitching of the face or other muscles
    Headache
    Neck creaks and cracks, neck stiffness, neck pain
    Tingling, numbness, burning or stabbing sensations, shooting pains, skin hypersensitivity
    Facial paralysis (Bell's Palsy)
    Eyes/Vision: double, blurry, increased floaters, light sensitivity
    Ears/Hearing: buzzing, ringing, ear pain, sound sensitivity
    Increased motion sickness, vertigo, poor balance
    Lightheadedness, wooziness, unavoidable need to sit or lie down
    Tremor
    Confusion, difficulty in thinking
    Difficulty with concentration, reading
    Forgetfulness, poor short term memory, poor attention, problem absorbing new information
    Disorientation: getting lost, going to wrong places
    Difficulty with speech or writing; word or name block
    Mood swings, irritability, depression
    Disturbed sleep — too much, too little, fractionated, early awakening
    Exaggerated symptoms or worse hangover from alcohol


    The names of doctors and their contact details are not, or should not be, given out on a public forum, but you can get recommendations via email from patients at Lymenet dot org, in the Seeking a Doctor section. Or you can email
    lymediseaseassociation dot org.

    DLL
  3. redsox10

    redsox10 New Member

    To test for Lyme you need a western blot IgG and IgM form Igenex. Go to the Igenex web site.

    There are many llmd ( lyme literate medical doctors) I agree with dontlikeliver go to lymenet to the flash discussion. So much info on Lyme.

    My daughter has been treated since Nov. We are seeing slow improvements.

    Good luck.