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Lymes-like symptoms. Could someone please help me?

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • September 23, 2006
  • 10:35 PM

Hello everyone,
I am really worried about my sister and hoped some of you could possibly help us on this issue. In December of 2005, my sister and her family had the stomach flu. Afterwards, my sister started having more flu-like symptoms, like an upset stomach with some pain and fatigue. She didn't think much of it, just thought it was maybe a relapse from the flu she'd had earlier. As time went on, her problems kept getting worse and progressed to a terrible burning in her stomach and was unable to eat much. The burning in her stomach isn't constant, sometimes she feels perfectly fine during the day, and then all a sudden her stomach will just start aching/burning. It gets worse at night also. She's had many tests done by quite a few different doctors and no one can find anything wrong with her other than saying she maybe has irritable bowel syndrome. The only thing wrong with that is there is nothing wrong with her bowels and she doesn't have any problems there. She has lost about 30 pounds from not being able to each much. She can usually eat until about 3-4pm and then if she eats later than that, her stomach becomes much worse. Her stomach is also sensitive to some dairy products, but not really fried foods that much. Recently, her arms and legs started getting really achy and sometimes she can hardly walk on one of her legs. She was bitten by a tick last October and has been tested for Lymes, but it showed negative. Also, her joints don't really ache as in lymes, it's just her arms and legs. She does have some lymes symptoms and I just wondered if any of you could PLEASE give us some advice as I'm really worried about my sister! THANK YOU!!

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