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    that is just terrible
    Quote Originally Posted by Jacki View Post
    I have many issues, not really sure which is from the fall and which is from the Lyme. I have serious arthritis and have been able to predict the weather better than meteorologists for years! I had Bell's Palsy years ago, but that's gone now. I often have numbness/tingling - not sure if that is nerve damage from the fall or the Lyme.

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    Hatteras, I'm so sorry to her about your daughter's struggles. Fifteen years is a long time to be dealing with an illness that has been misdiagnosed. Hopefully, now that she is seeing a specialist there will be much improvement.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jacki View Post
    I have many issues, not really sure which is from the fall and which is from the Lyme. I have serious arthritis and have been able to predict the weather better than meteorologists for years! I had Bell's Palsy years ago, but that's gone now. I often have numbness/tingling - not sure if that is nerve damage from the fall or the Lyme.

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    Jackie, you certainly deal with it with a positive attitude. It still has to be very frustrating though. I never gave much thought to ticks here at home. When we go to our camp in NH though I am very vigilant.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jacki View Post
    I have many issues, not really sure which is from the fall and which is from the Lyme. I have serious arthritis and have been able to predict the weather better than meteorologists for years! I had Bell's Palsy years ago, but that's gone now. I often have numbness/tingling - not sure if that is nerve damage from the fall or the Lyme.

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    My mother had a negative result from a Lyme test, and they put her on treatment anyway. In February of last year, she developed Bell's Palsy and is going to Boston for treatment once very two months. They use Botox! It affected the right side of her face. She's had one surgery to lift her eyelid, and may need another. Jacki, how long did your Bell's Palsy last?

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    Wow Darlene, I'm sorry to hear that. Mine was only a few months and it would come & go (lucky me). It was one of the key points that made my Dr test for Lyme. I don't think I had any specialized treatment for the Bell's, but that was a LONG time ago & my memory of that time period is not the best (again - concussion from the fall? Lyme Disease memory loss? Old age? )
    Jacki ~ loving Aruba from NJ

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    hatteras - Sorry your daughter has had to deal with this. It must be hard as a parent - when our kids hurt, so do we. Big hugs from one parent to another.

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    boy not good

    bell's palsy can be triggered by lyme ?
    Quote Originally Posted by purpleangel View Post
    My mother had a negative result from a Lyme test, and they put her on treatment anyway. In February of last year, she developed Bell's Palsy and is going to Boston for treatment once very two months. They use Botox! It affected the right side of her face. She's had one surgery to lift her eyelid, and may need another. Jacki, how long did your Bell's Palsy last?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andrea J. View Post
    bell's palsy can be triggered by lyme ?
    Yes, but it can also be from many other issues - stroke, tumor, etc - not just Lyme. I have never had a total facial paralysis again, but, do get some twitches every once in a while that seem to stick and go away within minutes to hours. My father also contracted Lyme Disease likely around the same time I did and has recurrences of Bell's a few times a year - lasts for weeks to months then just disappears. He has also had a stroke though so who knows....
    Jacki ~ loving Aruba from NJ

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    I am so sorry so many here have been affected by Lyme disease. It is a serious disease and it sometimes is not diagnosed quickly enough.

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    You are one tough cookie Jacki. Lyme Disease is pretty scary, I worked with a guy who thought he was dying he was so sick, took a while for him to finally be diagnosed with Lyme and with proper meds and treatment he was thankfully ok. Best wishes to you and Hatteras daughter dealing with this.

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