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In fall of 1995 I developed chronic hives for a year that all the docs I saw blew off as "stress and unknown origin. Then three years ago I fell apart. I received the DX by 3 different docs that I have FMS and CFS. Nothing is working for me and symptoms are still lingering - I have good days and I have bad days. I have only just started to investigate the possibilities of Lyme Disease from visiting another site. After looking at the symptom list here, I currently have or had all the symptoms BUT TWO listed.
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Below is a Lyme Disease symptom list:

SYMPTOM CHECK LIST

Unexplained fevers, sweats, chills, or flushing
Unexplained weight change--loss or gain
Fatigue, tiredness, poor stamina
Unexplained hair loss
Swollen glands
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
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
Stiffness of the joints, neck, or back
Muscle pain or cramps
Twitching of the face or other muscles
Headache
Neck creeks and cracks, neck stiffness, neck pain
Tingling, numbness, burning or stabbing sensations, shooting pains
Facial paralysis (Bell's Palsy)
Eyes/Vision: double, blurry, increased floaters, light sensitivity
Ears/Hearing: buzzing, ringing, ear pain, sound sensitivity
lncreased motion sickness, vertigo, poor balance
Lightheadedness, wooziness
Tremor
Confusion, difficulty in thinking
Difficulty with concentration, reading
Forgetfulness, poor short term memory
Disorientation: getting lost, going to wrong places
Difficulty with speech or writing
Mood swings, irritability, depression
Disturbed sleep-too much, too little, early awakening
Exaggerated symptoms or worse hangover from alcohol
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Last year I had a Lyme test done but all it sad was NON REACTIVE and Quest Labs did the test. I just found out that Igenex is probably the way to go? I was also told of a doctor not too far from me that does treat Lyme and I see he was listed in the sticky at the top of this forum in the Doctor List.

Another thing that I have noticed is that when I take premed antibiotics (amoxicillin) prior to dental work (due to murmur that just developed when my other symptoms developed) is that I often feel much better for a day or two. I also took antibiotics for frequent bladder infections (doxycycline) and felt the same way as when I took the Amoxicillin.

Just wanted to say this seems like a great forum and I hope to get some answers soon. It is very hard living like this when I used to be very athletic and run many miles a day for exercise.

I think I am going to call the doctor I found not far from here and see where we go from there. Is there anything I should ask on the phone when I make that call?





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