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Babybean
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Hi, I am from Northern Ireland and Lyme disease is rare here. I returned a few weeks ago from a two week holiday in Italy. Since returning I have been generally feeling unwell, weak sort and 'sort of out of it'. I feel like my chest is tight and that I cannot get a deep satisfying breath as well as feeling like my normal breathing is uncomfortable. I feel as though below my ribcage is swollen where my diaphram would be I guess. Ive been to the doctor twice now and been described beta blockers as she thought it was stress but they didnt relieve the symptoms. I went back the second time to have blood tests done but they dont cover checking for lyme disease. The only reason I think possibly lyme disease is because after I took the beta blockers about a week after returning from holiday I delevoped a circular itchy rash first on my arm and then on my leg (2 circular marks). I was bitten over 20 times when I was in Italy by mosquitos and I think the circular rashes are on the same spots where I was previously bitten. Any thoughts on this would be appreciated.
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Lymetoo
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Welcome!! I'm moving this to Medical Questions where you will receive much more help.

Are you looking for a Lyme specialist in Ireland?

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It sounds like you could have lyme, Babesia, and perhaps Bartonella. The "air hunger" you describe is a common Babesia symptom...a common co-infection with lyme.

Check out the symptoms for lyme here:

http://flash.lymenet.org/ubb/ultimatebb.php/topic/1/81386

Co infection symptoms are listed further down.

I also recommend finding a Lyme Literate MD (LLMD) by using the "seeking a doctor" section of this website, or contacting www.ilads.org

Also, download and read Dr Burrascano's treatment guideline at http://www.ilads.org/files/burrascano_0905.pdf

Check out the movie Under our SKin www.underourskin.com Watch the trailer. There are more clips on youtube.

GOod luck. I love Northern Ireland. Been to Belfast many times.

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2/10 symptoms began
5/10 dx'd, after 3 months numerous test and doctors

IgM Igenex +/CDC +
+ 23/25, 30, 31, 34, 41, 83/93

Currently on:

Currently at around 80% +/- most days.

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More info:


Wild Condor's Links and information:
http://www.wildcondor.com/lymelinks.html

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lou
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Check this out:

http://www.lymenet.org/SupportGroups/Europe/TickTalk.shtml

Also, there is a Eurolyme group who might be able to help you:

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/EuroLyme

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