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Fibro=Lyme disease/stretching in water
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Robin1237 - September 21

Hi all -- before I found out my fibromyalgia of 25 years is actually Lyme disease -- ie, a bacterial infection -- I had just flunked physical therapy again, after doing it year after year with basically no results. So in exasperation, I put myself in the pool with a torso float around me and snorkel and mask and ordered my tight body to move somehow. Little by little I got every muscle to stretch out. It took about nine months to get through all the spasming muscles. That's how I majorly reduced pain in the muscles -- by doing any stretch I could find to do. Included in this was my work to get the pelvic muscles to loosen up so I wouldn't be in so much pain anymore. Plus I swam lightly between stretches to get better circulation going.

So was I surprised then to find out a year ago that I have Lyme disease from a tick that bit me on my foot in 1981 -- had no symptoms at the time -- they came on slowly, with sore shoulder muscles, then a stiff neck, then full-blown muscle pain. The bacteria goes for the nerves and soft tissue and inflames everything and messes up all body systems. This is a systemic disease, not a parts illness. That's why we can go to all the various doctor specialties, they'll look at their part, and miss the systemic nature of what is really going on. I advise anyone to go read at www.lymenet.org/FlashDiscussion/MedicalQuestions to see whether you think you match what you're reading about there. You can get bloodtested through the Igenex lab(www.Igenex.com) and the folks at lymenet can help you find a Lyme-treating doctor.

 

axxie - January 23

Got tested and no don't have lyme disease, my gp tested me for it, while she was running other test did find I have the cat's disease, but I haven't been treated for it, the neuro said it would not make difference.

 

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