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sarahinnewyork
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hi,

Is muscle twitching more likely to be lyme or coinfection?

thanks,
Sarah


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My lyme caused that, tremors, and fingers would twitch my nose numb on end then go away.

Its because spirochetes eating mylene covering on nerves then you get a short circut.


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Biaxin got rid of that for me, but when I first started taking it I twitched all over the place*)!!!!!!!!!! Don't know what it came from- I had Lyme, EHrlichiosis and Babs-
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Mathias
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Could be from either.
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my question is whats the difference between muscle tremors and extreme muscle weakness? i have lost a lot of control over many parts of my body. at the same time i can still easily do about 30 pushups (although my body shakes somewhat violently while i do it) at the same time my hands shake out of control trying to put a weightless contact into my eye (i usually need to hold wrist w/ other hand). its like my body is both strong and weak at the same time. but its in all muscle groups. is this tremor or weakness? it feels like a short circuit to me. like tons of muscles arent getting the impulse they need. (first started in hands 5 years ago and spread all over) overall i am still much weaker than i used to be. no doc has ever taken the time to really understand the nature or even classify the tremors/muscle weakness.

i for sure have babesia but prob lyme too. i dont read about babs having this much neurological systems. initial western b test showed up +/- for major lyme bands. doc is trying to pull lyme out and retest.

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That shaking sounds severe. I would take it easy on your workouts as our muscle fibres are already under attack by Lyme and those little rips and tears that weight bearing exercise perhaps give our bodies more healing work than they need-

My very first symptom was a shake in the hand that was bitten- less than one week after-

couldn't be neurological that soon- so maybe it was already eating at the mylein sheath-

so many mysteries with this Lyme!

Thanks- Sarah


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hey sarah, i'm a new york, new yorker too. if you need a helping lyme neighbor let me know.

[This message has been edited by zipzip (edited 14 April 2005).]


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sarahinnewyork
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Thanks Zip Zip!

I would love to know if there are any brilliant Lyme specialists in Manhattan- ?

I've had it- whatever it is.... for 6 months now-

I am new to the US and got it my first time leaving the soil of Manhattan!

Perhaps for May Lyme month, I will stand at the airport and warn travellers not to go walking in the woods....

thanks- sarah


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sarah - i can recommend someone if you like, let me know.
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sarahinnewyork
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Hey Zip Zip-

How rude of me! Please let me know if there's anything you need from your helping NY neighbour! I'm here and usually online day and night-

Cheers-
Sarah


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Yes, please- feel free to use my personal email


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quote:
Originally posted by Mathias:
Could be from either.

How are your symptoms these days? When I read your post, I was amazed that it was identical to my symptom presentation.
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Sarah,

The list of thigs that can cause repetetive muscle twitching is endless from the benign to the ultra scary. [Mad]

If I had( which I do) repetitive moscle twiching ,probably to be safe I would get a complete neuromuscular eval. to include an emg and muscle biopsy(again I did).If the emg is abnormal,bot the biopsy is normal and the neuro is scratching their head, than I would strongly start to suspect Lyme.

Now if you already have an Igenex + lyme assay then forego all the above.From my understanding the tail of the spirochete is made of the same material as the sheaths(myelin)that cover our nerves..hence treepatrols short circuits(can develop into full blown ALS).This may be the reason the body starts or plays a role in the myelin sheath destruction as it can't tell the two apart. [confused]

Take care and good luck. [Smile]

Travlr1

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Migratory muscle twitching has been one of my most persistent symptoms, and I have tested positive only for lyme (not babesia, bartonella, etc.) so I think it is from the lyme. Eating sugar and simple carbs definitely increases my twitches. Treepatrol, I have had the exact same thing you mentioned about the twitching and the nose tip feeling numb.
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