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Hi, I am 24 years old, Earlier this year, about three months ago or so, I noticed a bite on the back of my neck that itched and it got hard and swelled up. My entire side of my neck tensed up really bad and one of my lymph nodes above the bite swelled up like a rock in the back of my neck. Eventually it went down, i felt sick for a couple of days, ever since I have been having odd symptoms from muscle twitching throughout my whole body, to weakness in legs and arms, neck and back pain, I have felt numbness, the symptoms seem to come and go over a couple of days, like recurring flu's or colds. Is this characteristic of Lyme? I got tested at the hospital and it came back negative, mri showed nothing abnormal at all, I'm seeing a chiro and an ear nose and throat doctor for chronis sinisitus, but ever since this bite I have had all these weird symptoms and no explanation. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

Daniel James Imburgia

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You might get more responses if you post this in Medical.

Here is some info:

Lyme Disease Symptoms List
1. Unexplained fevers, sweats, chills, or flushing
2. Unexplained weight change--loss or gain
3. Fatigue, tiredness, poor stamina
4. Unexplained hair loss
5. Swollen glands: list areas____
6. Sore throat
7. Testicular pain/pelvic pain
8. Unexplained menstrual irregularity
9. Unexplained milk production: breast pain
10.Irritable bladder or bladder dysfunction
11.Sexual dysfunction or loss of libido
12.Upset stomach
13.Change in bowel function-constipation, diarrhea
14.Chest pain or rib soreness
15.Shortness of breath, cough
16.Heart palpitations, pulse skips, heart block
17.Any history of a heart murmur or valve prolapse?
18.Joint pain or swelling: list joints_____________
19.Stiffness of the joints, neck, or back
20.Muscle pain or cramps
21.Twitching of the face or other muscles
23.Neck creeks and cracks, neck stiffness, neck pain
24.Tingling, numbness, burning or stabbing sensations, shooting pains
25.Facial paralysis (Bell's Palsy)
26.Eyes/Vision: double, blurry, increased floaters, light sensitivity
27.Ears/Hearing: buzzing, ringing, ear pain, sound sensitivity
28.lncreased motion sickness, vertigo, poor balance
29.Lightheadedness, wooziness
31.Confusion, difficulty in thinking
32.Diffculty with concentration, reading
33.Forgetfuiness, poor short term memory
34.Disorientation: getting lost, going to wrong places
35.Difficulty with speech or writing
36.Mood swings, irritability, depression
37.Disturbed sleep-too much, too little, early awakening
38.Exaggerated symptoms or worse hangover from alcohol

Opinions, not medical advice!

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Lyme testing is not very straightforward. At the hospital, they probably ran an ELISA test, which has a high false negative rate. A better test is the Western Blot by Igenix labs, but please keep in mind that Lyme is a clinical diagnosis, meaning that you can have Lyme and have equivocal or negative test results (this is particularly true for Lyme co-infections).

An excellent place to start learning about Lyme & co-infections is Dr. Burrascano's "Diagnostic Hints and Treatment Guidelines" at the Ilads website:

Try to find a doctor that specializes in Lyme. Most PCPs are uninformed about the complexity of the disease. To find someone near you, go to Support Groups (on the left of your screen). You can also post a note in the Finding a Doctor Thread.

Take care!

p.s. I posted much of the same material in response to another poster, so sorry if it sounds familiar!

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hi daniel,

a suggestion, after you get done copying your entire post and relies, paste it in NEW POST IN MEDICAL.

then come back here and delete this one since you are not ASKING FOR LLMD NAMES, ETC..

TO DELETE,, click on pencil/paper icon to right of your name in 1st post. this opens up sbject and body text.

now go to top left hnd corner, CLICK DELETE POST, HIT ENTER, AND IT'S GONE FOR GOOD! thank you. [group hug]

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