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Scholzie22
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For as long as I can remember (4th grade) I have been biting my nails. I am not 25 and have been on Lyme treatment for 3 months now and have no urge to bite them. It is like I never had the habit in the first place. Has anyone had experience with something like this....weird.
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Consider it one of the few benefits of your condition.
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What exactly do you mean?
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I think she means "count it as good news!" [Smile] Perhaps you've had Lyme a long long time. It can cause OCD type habits.

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Hey that's GREAT news!

[woohoo]

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Are you saying that I could have had Lyme since the 4th grade? If so, how long typically would one be on treatment. I didn't start showing symptoms until a couple years ago why is this?
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Ha!!! Lyme has only made my ocd cleaning compulsion worse.

I don't clean, I persecute!!

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Carol in PA
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Biting your nails is a symptom of anxiety.
Anxiety is a symptom of low magnesium.

Low magnesium is a symptom of Lyme Disease, and here is why:
The Lyme bacteria live within the body's cells and use up the magnesium for themselves.

ALL of the enzyme processes in the cells need magnesium.
When it is depleted, havoc ensues and you get lots of symptoms.


The Importance of Magnesium to Human Nutrition
http://www.mbschachter.com/importance_of_magnesium_to_human.htm


Magnesium deficiency can affect virtually every organ system of the body.
With regard to skeletal muscle, one may experience twitches, cramps, muscle tension, muscle soreness, including back aches, neck pain, tension headaches and jaw joint (or TMJ) dysfunction.


Symptoms involving impaired contraction of smooth muscles include constipation; urinary spasms; menstrual cramps; difficulty swallowing or a lump in the throat-especially provoked by eating sugar;
photophobia, especially difficulty adjusting to oncoming bright headlights in the absence of eye disease;
and loud noise sensitivity from stapedius muscle tension in the ear.

...the central nervous system is markedly affected.
Symptoms include insomnia, anxiety, hyperactivity and restlessness with constant movement, panic attacks, agoraphobia, and premenstrual irritability.


Magnesium deficiency symptoms involving the peripheral nervous system include numbness, tingling, and other abnormal sensations, such as zips, zaps and vibratory sensations.

Symptoms or signs of the cardiovascular system include palpitations, heart arrhythmias, angina due to spasms of the coronary arteries, high blood pressure and mitral valve prolapse.


Be aware that not all of the symptoms need to be present to presume magnesium deficiency, but many of them often occur together.
For example, people with mitral valve prolapse frequently have palpitations, anxiety, panic attacks and premenstrual symptoms.

People with magnesium deficiency often seem to be "uptight."
Other general symptoms include a salt craving, both carbohydrate craving and carbohydrate intolerance, especially of chocolate, and breast tenderness.

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