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Lyme Disease possible?

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  • Posted By: LymeTime
  • February 28, 2008
  • 09:02 PM

ok so a couple months ago i got some symptoms that include

muscle and joint pain

these lasted around 2 months, but i thought i should be checked out. all the docotrs in the area were booked and i get scared easily (when it comes to health problems) so i took my car and went almost 1 thousand 5 hundred miles to america. where the doctors told me to go home because there was nothing wrong. i left my wife and kids at home and i go just for them to tell me to go home. instead i checked myself into a hotel, where i lived for maybe 1 month. i started to think that there really was nothing wrong. the next day i started to pack when i felt VERY tired, i started getting heart palpitations so i went to sit down

while sitting down i could feel my heart beat slow, then speed up VERY quickly. i waited a few hours considering that i may be having a heart attack, and then a couple hours later the heart palpitations stopped. i still felt very tired and a few days later i got these new symptoms:

central and peripheral nervous system disorders
multiple skin rashes
arthritis and arthritic symptoms

then these symptoms popped up again:

Extreme fatigue and general weakness
heart palpitations

then i went to the doctors again, where he said the heart palpitations were most likely caused by stress from the trip here and the fatigue was from the nights i stayed up while driving here, but he had no answer for the other symptoms

these lasted for about 1 year, the whole time living in the same hotel. i thought the fatigue and heart palpitations were from home sickness or stress, so i didnt worry about them

then POOF my symptoms go away again. almost over night. i feel great, and i think its all over. so i started heading home. on my way home i got heart palpitations again, and extreme fatigue, i fell asleep at the wheel and woke up in the hospital that i had visited the first few times.

the doctors were taking my seriously now, but again they came to me with no answers. so i checked myself back into the hotel on conditions that i dont drive and have a phone near by at all times.

months went by and my symptoms increased and got worse. my symptoms AGAIN went away for about 3 months. then EVERY previous symptom i had hit me again, and hard. many new symptoms also appeared.

these are the symptoms that cause me ***l everyday now:

Fever, chills, sweats
Fatigue, tiredness
Sore Throat
Upset stomach
Change in bowel function, constipation
Chest pain and rib soreness
Shortness of breath, cough
Heart palpitations, pulse skips, heart block
Joint pain or swelling
Muscle pain and cramps
Constant Headache
Neck creaks and cracks, neck stiffness
Stiffness of the joints and back
Tingling, numbness, burning and a stabbing pain
Dizziness, poor balance
Light-headedness, wooziness, difficulty walking, clumsy bumping into objects
Confusion, difficulty in thinking, difficulty in concentrating, difficulty with sticking with task
Mood swings, irritability, depression
Disturbed sleep: too much, too little, early awakening- goes through cycles sometimes too much
Nasal stuffiness /restriction
Shortness of breath
No desire to do anything- including favorite hobbies
Rapid pulse with slightest exertion
Perfuse sweating- soaking wet
Muscle pains, cramps, charley horse
Pains switching from one side of the body to the other
Stiff aching neck
Changes in vision
Difficulty swallowing
Changes in taste or smell

so i searched these symptoms on google, and i kept getting the search result "Lyme Disease" so one day i decided to actually read somethnig about it, AND IT WAS SPOT ON like a light went on "this is what i have" i went to the hodpital again and i was told to go home. and that my brain was making up symptoms because they have done all the tests and no blood tests show any sign of lyme or any other disease/infection

please help!

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