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For several weeks now my muscle twitching has reduced and become very minor. The muscles in my arms and legs continue to hurt if squeezed but seem to me sort of OK. My doc increased my Doxy dose to 200 mg twice per day. Last week however I spend several days with a pins and needles feeling in my legs and before it was over one arm was also included. It started several days earlier with a pins and needles feeling after I would get out of the car or getting up from a chair. Then it was more and more common until last Tuesday it never went away even when laying in bed. One of my docs recommended a doubling in my potassium chlorite prescription and I started taking magnesium after a day or so and it has decreased, and now is only occasionally bothersome.

Has anyone else had this? Don't know if the things helped or if it was co-incidence.

The pain in the sides of my back are now intermittant and my gut feels better.

I hate this infection..
Yes, I had pins and needles while on doxy. I also had sensations like cold water was being thrown on my arms and hands. For me, it was a side effect of the doxy. It stopped when I switched meds.

Be careful of the sun when on doxy, you will burn easily even with sunscreen on. Also do not drink milk or take calcium or magnesium at the same time that you take doxy as the minerals may bind to it and make it less effective. Also, do not lie down within half an hour of taking doxy because it could burn your esophagus if you do. This is extremely painful when it happens.
Thank you for the reply. This may be true in my case also. However, my last CHEM7 test showed I was really really low in Potassium. Now on 40 MeQ per day. 20 in the morning and 20 in the evening. This seems to have stopped most of the tingling and pins and needles.

I also started magnesium supliments.

Jeff
[QUOTE=jeff001;2886401]For several weeks now my muscle twitching has reduced and become very minor. The muscles in my arms and legs continue to hurt if squeezed but seem to me sort of OK. My doc increased my Doxy dose to 200 mg twice per day. Last week however I spend several days with a pins and needles feeling in my legs and before it was over one arm was also included. It started several days earlier with a pins and needles feeling after I would get out of the car or getting up from a chair. Then it was more and more common until last Tuesday it never went away even when laying in bed. One of my docs recommended a doubling in my potassium chlorite prescription and I started taking magnesium after a day or so and it has decreased, and now is only occasionally bothersome.

Has anyone else had this? Don't know if the things helped or if it was co-incidence.

The pain in the sides of my back are now intermittant and my gut feels better.

I hate this infection..[/QUOTE]

Pins and Needles, Tingling Feelings, Burning Sensations...."crawly" feelings..etc... are all really common with Lyme.

It is called Parasthesias which is medically defined as : abnormal sensations such as numbness, prickling, or "pins and needles."

ALSO many people with Lyme have what is called Peripheral Neuropathy, which is defined as: damage to the peripheral nerves (usually involving the feet and hands) characterized by pain, tingling, numbness, and damage to the nerves in the peripheral nervous system which includes nerves that run from the brain and spinal cord to the rest of the body.

Treatment that is given is sometimes Neurontin or even an antidepression for Neuropathic pain....Neurontin can have some weird side effects though (I got severely dizzy and eye spasms on Neurontin).

These feelings are random...they come and go at any time...and can be isolated to one hand...or both legs...one finger..etc...its REALLY ANNOYING :mad:

I have been given Cymbalta, Neuronitn, Lyrica, Gabapentin, and Cesamet to try and relieve the Parasthesias...

Cesamet has had the best result...it is a med. for MS patients.

Feel better:)





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