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Re: Whats going on?
Feb 12, 2005
ive just gone through this list of lyme symptoms and i have more than seven of them. A lot of them do fall into the category of CFS/ME too. I think i need to have the test done definatley. Anyone in the UK know if the blood tests the Gp's use are good enough or does it require specialist treatment?

here the list:

1. Tick Bite NO
2. Rash at bite site NO
3. Rashes at other sites NO
4. Fever, chills, sweats IN THE PAST
5. Weight change (loss or gain) YES
6. Fatigue, tiredness YES
7. Unexplained hair loss NO
8. Swollen Glands NO
9. Sore Throat NO
10. Testicular pain or Pelvic pain SOMETIMES
11. Unexplained menstrual irregularity
12. Irritable bladder or bladder dysfunction IN THE PAST
13. Sexual dysfunction or loss of libido NO
14. Upset stomach YES
15. Change in bowel function, constipation NO
16. Chest pain or rib soreness YES
17. Shortness of breath, cough YES
18. Heart palpitations, pulse skips, heart block NO
19. Joint pain or swelling NO
20. Muscle pain or cramps YES
21. Twitching of the face or other muscles YES
22. Headache YES
23. Neck creaks and cracks, neck stiffness YES
24. Stiffness of the joints or back YES
25. Tingling, numbness, burning or a stabbing YES
26. Facial paralysis (mouth is crooked on one side when you talk in front of a mirror-Bell's Palsy) NO
27. Eyes/vision: double, blurry, pain, increased floaters (specks in front of vision) YES
28. Ears/hearing: ringing, buzzing, ear pain YES
29. Dizziness, poor balance, increased motion sickness YES
30. Light-headedness, wooziness, difficulty walking, clumsy bumping into objects YES
31. Tremor NO
32. Confusion, difficulty in thinking, difficulty in concentrating, difficulty with sticking with task YES
33. Difficulty with concentration or reading YES
34. Decreased short term memory YES
35. Disorientation: driving past your turn, getting lost, going to wrong place YES
36. Difficulty with speech YES
37. Mood swings, irritability, depression YES
38. Disturbed sleep: too much, too little, early awakening- goes through cycles sometimes too much IN THE PAST LOTS - THE ODD NIGHT NOW. SLEEP PATTERN WRONG - 12 - 10 - TOO MUCH SLEEP
39. Exaggerated symptoms or worse hangover from alcohol YES
40. Slowed pulse NO
41. Testicular enlargement NO
42. Nodules on earlobes NO
43. Stomach distension SLIGHT
44. Breathing with mouth open NO
45. Eye lesions NO
46. Nasal stuffiness /restriction SLIGHT
47. Shortness of breath YES SOMETIMES
48. Hypersensitive olfactory organ (sensitive to the slightest odours / smells) NO
49. Feeling drunk without drinking YES
50. No desire to do anything- including favorite hobbies YES
51. Too slow a pulse when resting NO
52. R**** pulse with slightest exertion NO
53. Perfuse sweating- soaking wet if you go snow skiing HAD NIGHT SWEATS IN THE PAST
54. Muscle pains, cramps or charley horse YES
55. Pains switching from one side of the body to the other NO
56. Enlarged lymph glands NO
57. Stiff aching neck NO
58. Changes in vision YES
59. Generalized acheyness YES
60. Limbs- especially arms feel heavier than normal. ARMS AND LEGS
61. Diminished or absent reflexes YES
62. Brain fog YES
63. Poor coordination/ataxia YES
64. Continual infections NO
65. Poor concentration YES
66. Decreased ability to spell correctly YES
67. GI distress/abdominal pain NO
68. Poor word retrieval/Aphasia YES
69. Anxiety YES
70. Difficulty swallowing YES
71. Nausea/vomiting NO
72. Anorexia NO
73. Vasculitis Ė DONíT KNOW WHAT THAT IS?!?
74. Loss of muscle tone SLIGHT
75. Changes in taste or smell YES
76. Obsessive-Compulsive symptoms WHATS THAT?
77. Panic attacks SLIGHT
78. Changes in cerebral blood flow/brain waves ???
79. Number reversal ??/
80. Light Sensitivity YES
81. Trigeminal neuralgia (TMJ) NO
82. Dilated cardiomyopathy ????
83. Loss of temperature control NO

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