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What do you mean by "spasms"? Do you mean muscle spasms or something else?
Are the spasms causing the problems with walking or is it something else?
If these are your only symptoms, it is difficult to know if this is lyme or not.
If you are having lots of muscle spasms, I would try loading up on magnesium to see if that helps you. Take the mag a number of times per day. Take more and more until it causes diarrhea. Then, lower your dose slightly to stop the diarrhea.
More typical lyme symptoms are fatigue, headaches, neck stiffness or pain, trouble sleeping, joint pain, or whatever symptoms you had the last time you had lyme.
Give us some more info and maybe we can give you some other ideas.
If you have been free from lyme for at least 3 years, Dr. Burrascano says you won't relapse. Is is possible you got bitten again?
So sorry you are feeling so poorly. I will look up Tarlov's cysts to learn more about them.
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You could see an LLMD and try a round of abx to see if you herx. It might not be Bb although that can causes spasms. It could be a co-infection as bartonella causes muscle spasms - but you would probably have other symptoms as well, like irritation, insomnia and painful feet or shins.
Getting a CD57 test is a good idea.
I just looked up the tarlov's cysts and they are located between the S1 and S4 of the spine. They usually are asymptomatic but when they are large they can cause pain in the tailbone and hips radiating into the legs, and bladder disfunction.
I do not see how this could affect your ribs (bart does that). Bart can also cause bladder pain and both babesia and bart can cause bone pain so it would be hard to know what is causing what.
I don't think you are having a relapse - maybe another bite. I would see an LLMD before resorting to surgery.
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