I can't decide if I'm just paranoid or what because my symptoms seem to fit Lyme very well but they are relatively mild as compared to what I'm seeing from most people here.
I am an active competitive elite runner in my late 20s and I am still able to run 60 miles per week. It does fatigue me quite a bit and I can't do any hard efforts. Where as I use to be able to do 100+ mile per week and feel less tired.
I've been in for a bunch of test and everything has came back normal. In fact, it all comes back as very very healthy.
My symptoms have been going on since September but even before that I felt a little bit 'off' since June.
My symptoms are:
fatigue frequent colds gained 15 lbs very achy heels when standing around more than 30 minutes trouble waking in the morning - could sleep all day trouble focusing eyes hurting when I have to focus on reading mood swings floaters in vision from light unable to recover from exercise on a day-to-day basis pink eye in June fever and sickness last April where the doctor prescribe antibiotics for what she said was a sinus infection
I don't know if I should blow the money or not with me not having health insurance.
Any confirmation or tips from those of you that have more experience with Lyme would be invaluable to me and greatly appreciated.
Thanks so much!
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Hey, I'm a runner too-- was, considered Elite i guess-- 800m. I ran and ran when I was first sick. I'd feel awful during the day but still be able to run well...super weird-- just to let you know it doesn't mean you're not sick. I was running 40-70 miles a wk too.
Running def made me worse and I've not run at all in 3 years in an effort to get well.
Everyone's illness presents its self differently some are paralyzed some able to work and do other things. I faked being well for years until it got totally out of control. So I say look into it now, because it WILL get out of control.
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I just sent you that PM you as per your request.
I don't usually have my PM function on as my energy is just too low to be open to questions beyond those with a quick answer.
MOLD? Or CHEMICAL EXPOSURE? GAS HEAT or STOVE leak?
No need to answer back, just wanted to be sure all these have been considered.
However, if you have EVER had any kind of rash after a tick bite, that is also important to tell the LLMD at first visit. Absence of rash is most common, though. It's just that if you had a rash that knowledge is important.
And, for many with lyme all these things listed also seem to clobber. Seems lyme makes one more sensitive and all angles must be addressed if found to be an issue. -
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