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back pain, possible lyme disease

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  • Posted By: gbman83
  • March 26, 2007
  • 04:13 PM

I've been having a wide range of symptoms, 23 years old, 5'7", was 160 lbs 4 months ago, currently 180 lbs.
Back pain started 1 year ago after 2 hrs of sitting. bitten by a tick 8 months ago (no target rash). Now pain starts after 10 min of sitting, shooting pain down butt and legs. Shooting pain down arms. Burning pain over mid thoracic spinal region, tension headache after 1 hour of sitting. Severe morning stiffness of lower back and hips started 5 mo ago, relieved by morning run. Currently pain is relieved by walking and running, popping of back and neck, and light spinal traction. Relief is less than 5 min. I maintain a light diet and run and lift light weights 3-4 times per week, but still gaining weight. NSAIDS have no impact on pain, with exception of acetominophen on headache.

Other symptoms: yellowing of eyes after nsaids (recommended dose), difficulty starting urination, urge to urinate, sharp abdominal pains, sternal chest pain radiating through ribs. Chronic popping of back, neck, hips.

5 months ago, blood work and x-rays were normal after onset of morning stiffness and faster onset of back pain. Lyme disease test has just been done, still waiting on results. Currently on indomecathin without improvement.

please help

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  • The back condition might be a separate issue. Did you have Mris done to see if you may have something pushing on the sciatic nerve?? I don't know what exactly this is called, but could you be putting on "muscle mass", in the weight gain from all the exercising you do?? Perhaps all the pain is from the weight lifting?? You mention a "light diet", there could be a mineral deficiency there. Magnasium and potassium loss can cause pain too. Don't give up on the Lyme theory if the test comes back negative, most of them do, cause the Lyme bacteria dosen't stay in the blood. Not everyone has the famous bulls eye rash, some never have a rash at all. This is a great site for lots of info and help with Lyme and coinfections lymenet.org they should be able to help you there. good Luck. ~~Dee
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  • Please be sure that you have the Western Blot test done!! I was misdiagnosed for 10 months using an inadequate Lyme test.I was Lyme positive with the Weestern blot.Good luck...
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  • I know that jaundice of the eyes is a side effect of ibuprofen, but does that mean the liver or biliary system is supersensitive or has suffered damage? Anyone know?
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  • You didn't break your tail bone, did you? Sitting is excruciating unless you use a rubber ring, standing is no fun, and then after about 5 minutes, it stops hurting. Also, the sacro-iliac joint can develop arthritis.
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