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18 years old.
Asian, filipino

Cut to the chase, I'm going to describe my symptoms.

Symptoms (now)
- hands feel "heavy" and some fingers twitch and it's hard to type
- MEMORY PROBLEMS (scary)
- seeing bright white stuff
All symptoms I have [B]experienced[/B]
- TMJ pain
- twitching on my left big toe
- neck aches
- formication (that feeling ants are walking on your skin) note: it usually happens on the left side of my body
- joint pain (knees and hands)
- chest pain (still do in some occasions)
- random aches all around
- difficulty breathing and fatigue (had a full week with these symptoms) (THIS IS ALSO THE WORST)
- brain fog

[B]Backtrack to August, 2012[/B]

I just got suddenly a horrible episode of brain fog and disorientation and months after I suspected I had candida overgrowth (one that is dormant and I think was caused by co-amoxiclav which I took last November 2010 for my pimples) that got into my ear because before I experienced that horrible episode I was at a concert and drinking was abound and of course, I puked like the teen I am. And maybe the puke had candida in it and somehow got to my ear through excessive puking and caused VESTIBULAR PROBLEMS.

[B]Fastrack to January, 2013[/B]

After battling the battle without any treatment I tried last December, 2012 taking garlic oil capsules and a month later my brain fog, fatigue and disorientation subsided. I truly felt relief.

[B]February 2013[/B]
Now I think I'm in the clear and I considered that most were well. And I actually felt it.

Now the breaker is that I had a ROCKY fast craft trip going another part of my country and when I returned home I felt horrible again. This time was dizziness of significant magnitude and what I mean is that I was feeling I was still on the rocking boat.

A few days later, I felt better but I felt something was coming else to take the place of symptoms of mine.

Now fast forward to today, I have the symptoms I have described which are truly indicators of Lyme.

Feb 7 to March 1, that's the current days I have been experiencing these.

Now I will summarize my thoughts:

Was it really candida?

I think I really have lyme disease because I see a single tiny red spot on the top of my knee and upon closer inspection there two flanking tinier red spots which I suspect are actually bites! [B]I have no idea where and when I got it[/B] and since its on my left leg, the toe twitching was only on my left leg and the formication was on the left side of my body also.

I think my infection was fast spreading considering the days passed and the symptoms I have are for stage 2 and stage 3.

[SIZE="7"]THE MOST IMPORTANT THOUGHT[/SIZE]

I have not been diagnosed yet because my parents think I'm just making things up or say it's all in my head or I'm stressed or I lack sleep. But clearly I am not. And I am scared even just by living everyday thinking this would get even badder and so I need your help in giving me the guts to get a checkup and support.

ANOTHER THOUGHT:
I live in the Philippines and not in the capital and I think finding a way to get diagnosed would be hard. Western blot and all that. What can I do to get diagnosed in a way that's available in a 3rd world country like mine? Do blood tests work?

I want to live normally again. That is all.
[QUOTE=sinsilyonnaire;5140114]18 years old.
Asian, filipino

Cut to the chase, I'm going to describe my symptoms.

Symptoms (now)
- hands feel "heavy" and some fingers twitch and it's hard to type
- MEMORY PROBLEMS (scary)
- seeing bright white stuff
All symptoms I have [B]experienced[/B]
- TMJ pain
- twitching on my left big toe
- neck aches
- formication (that feeling ants are walking on your skin) note: it usually happens on the left side of my body
- joint pain (knees and hands)
- chest pain (still do in some occasions)
- random aches all around
- difficulty breathing and fatigue (had a full week with these symptoms) (THIS IS ALSO THE WORST)
- brain fog

[B]Backtrack to August, 2012[/B]

I just got suddenly a horrible episode of brain fog and disorientation and months after I suspected I had candida overgrowth (one that is dormant and I think was caused by co-amoxiclav which I took last November 2010 for my pimples) that got into my ear because before I experienced that horrible episode I was at a concert and drinking was abound and of course, I puked like the teen I am. And maybe the puke had candida in it and somehow got to my ear through excessive puking and caused VESTIBULAR PROBLEMS.

[B]Fastrack to January, 2013[/B]

After battling the battle without any treatment I tried last December, 2012 taking garlic oil capsules and a month later my brain fog, fatigue and disorientation subsided. I truly felt relief.

[B]February 2013[/B]
Now I think I'm in the clear and I considered that most were well. And I actually felt it.

Now the breaker is that I had a ROCKY fast craft trip going another part of my country and when I returned home I felt horrible again. This time was dizziness of significant magnitude and what I mean is that I was feeling I was still on the rocking boat.

A few days later, I felt better but I felt something was coming else to take the place of symptoms of mine.

Now fast forward to today, I have the symptoms I have described which are truly indicators of Lyme.

Feb 7 to March 1, that's the current days I have been experiencing these.

Now I will summarize my thoughts:

Was it really candida?

I think I really have lyme disease because I see a single tiny red spot on the top of my knee and upon closer inspection there two flanking tinier red spots which I suspect are actually bites! [B]I have no idea where and when I got it[/B] and since its on my left leg, the toe twitching was only on my left leg and the formication was on the left side of my body also.

I think my infection was fast spreading considering the days passed and the symptoms I have are for stage 2 and stage 3.

[SIZE="7"]THE MOST IMPORTANT THOUGHT[/SIZE]

I have not been diagnosed yet because my parents think I'm just making things up or say it's all in my head or I'm stressed or I lack sleep. But clearly I am not. And I am scared even just by living everyday thinking this would get even badder and so I need your help in giving me the guts to get a checkup and support.

ANOTHER THOUGHT:
I live in the Philippines and not in the capital and I think finding a way to get diagnosed would be hard. Western blot and all that. What can I do to get diagnosed in a way that's available in a 3rd world country like mine? Do blood tests work?

I want to live normally again. That is all.[/QUOTE]

Oh my god. I have the SAME exact symptoms as you. I am a guy. Age 28. I live in Southern California.
My symptoms started August 18th 2012! Altho I feel a bit better now, I am still not back to my old self.
I believe it is Lyme too. I just was tested by IgeneX. It is the only reliable test.
Gosh, it is hell.





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