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Posted by katrinab (Member # 30330) on :
Does anyone have this symptom? Did it go away with treatment? I don't excercise but I think I am still flabbier than someone should be in their early 20s.
Posted by katrinab (Member # 30330) on :
Also, should we all be having more protein in our diets than regular people? I eat enough protein every day, and am wondering if I should drink protein shakes on top of what I eat.
Posted by chastain (Member # 34236) on :
Hi katrina. I am not flabby at all, I am incredibly emaciated at the moment (80 lbs) but I was a muscular and curvaceous 115 pound athlete before getting really sick and I can tell you that some muscle has definitely left me.

I have a work colleague that had lyme pretty bad and she is doing much better now. She got flabby and lost a lot of muscle mass from being ill and not exercising and being practically bedridden.

Since being treated and getting her symptoms under control she has returned to a diet and exercise program that works for her and she looks amazing, not flabby but toned and healthy.

So I do think that with treatment, this may very well resolve for you. Once you feel better, you can begin a fitness program again and tone up and get back to yr old body. I CANNOT WAIT until I can exercise again with some regularity myself.

Wishing you the best. Jess.
Posted by Caren NV (Member # 37791) on :
I wish I could encourage on this one, but my husband and I have noticed- especially this past yr. how much muscle I've lost. Even when I'm walking regularly and doing floor work I just seem to continually lose it. We thought it might hafta do w/the Lyme or co's.

I remember being as fit as I've ever been and still not developing muscle doing the same exercises in the same class as others. Hadn't thought about it much until recently, since I've been wasting away.
Posted by Lauralyme (Member # 15021) on :
You shouldn't be flabby in your early twenties.

I lost alot of muscle tone too....and I was going to the gym and swimming all through treatment.

I also have the genetics to build muscle easily.

Summer is here and I am embarrassed to wear a sleeveless top....I've got the arms of a 90 year old!

This loss of muscle must be a lyme thing

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