Feeling sorry for myself

Discussion in 'Mountain Bikes' started by Chris Garwood, Jun 29, 2003.

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  1. Despair

    8 weeks ago I was the fittest that I have ever been in my life, really enjoying my riding doing
    about 40 miles 5 days a week and then 20 on the others, really feeling good . then suddenly I was
    laid up in bed for a weekend, got back on a bike a few days after feeling 'dozzy' and just don't
    have any energy . then get laid up in bed for a few days .. then the chest pains start

    So I go to the doctor . "virus infection it will clear in a week" One week later back to the docs,
    this has been the general pattern for the last 7 weeks, rode to work on Friday . had to get a lift
    home, felt tired fatigued and body ache all weekend and now I feel so demoralized that I look at my
    bike and just think "I might as well sell it"

    ECG came back fine, awaiting Bloody tests and chest x-ray which should be back Tuesday

    Cheers

    Just wanted to wing as I am feeling so down after feeling so good

    Cheers

    Chris

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  2. Chris says:

    >Despair

    Anyone else thinking Lyme?
     
  3. Technician

    Technician Guest

    Stephen Baker <[email protected]> spoke thusly...
    > Chris says:
    >
    > >Despair
    >
    > Anyone else thinking Lyme?
    >

    After my quick research of the symptoms, i note that he did not mention nausea, weight loss,
    or a rash.

    but, i would not rule it out. I second Steve's thought of Lyme disease.
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  4. Michael Dart

    Michael Dart Guest

    "Technician" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > Stephen Baker <[email protected]> spoke thusly...
    > > Chris says:
    > >
    > > >Despair
    > >
    > > Anyone else thinking Lyme?
    > >
    >
    > After my quick research of the symptoms, i note that he did not mention nausea, weight loss,
    > or a rash.
    >
    > but, i would not rule it out. I second Steve's thought of Lyme disease.
    > --
    > ~Travis
    >
    > http://www.megalink.net/~farmers/

    Do they have Lyme disease in the UK?

    Mike - no not Limey!
     
  5. Shawn Curry

    Shawn Curry Guest

    Stephen Baker wrote:

    > Chris says:
    >
    >
    >>Despair
    >
    >
    > Anyone else thinking Lyme?

    Chris you're in the U.K right? Is Lyme Disease there? Sounds like it could be mono. Find a new doc.
    Eight weeks is a long time to be hearing "It will clear up...". I'd see an internist (or the UK
    equiv.) They'll have the best backround to either diagnose you or send you to the most appropriate
    specialist. Avoid the coffee enema-naturopath- vitamin store crowd. They'll give you an answer and
    take your money, but any improvement will most likely be you getting better on your own. Good luck.
    The trails will still be there.

    Shawn
     
  6. Kara Tyson

    Kara Tyson Guest

    Lyme is there. If it is something checking out a support group can be found for the UK at
    http://www.lymenet.org

    Kara Tyson Lyme Disease Support Group of AL
     
  7. Shawn Curry

    Shawn Curry Guest

    Kara Tyson wrote:

    > Lyme is there. If it is something checking out a support group can be found for the UK at
    > http://www.lymenet.org
    >
    > Kara Tyson Lyme Disease Support Group of AL

    Don't you think he should get a diagnosis before joining the support group, unless he's got a "Fight
    Club" sorta thing going on? Then he'll need a lot more help ;-)

    Shawn
     
  8. Lymes is in the UK although my doctors are fairly sure this is not the cause, although have not done
    any blood test for this

    I have been signed of work for 10 days and have an appointment at the Cardiac department of the
    local hospital this afternoon

    Cheers

    Chris

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    http://www.mtbbikes.co.uk "Chris Garwood" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]...
    > Despair
    >
    >
    >
    > 8 weeks ago I was the fittest that I have ever been in my life, really enjoying my riding doing
    > about 40 miles 5 days a week and then 20 on the others, really feeling good . then suddenly I was
    > laid up in bed for a weekend, got back on a bike a few days after feeling 'dozzy' and just
    don't
    > have any energy . then get laid up in bed for a few days .. then the chest pains start
    >
    >
    >
    > So I go to the doctor . "virus infection it will clear in a week" One week later back to the docs,
    > this has been the general pattern for the last 7 weeks, rode to work on Friday . had to get a lift
    > home, felt tired
    fatigued
    > and body ache all weekend and now I feel so demoralized that I look at my bike and just think "I
    > might as well sell it"
    >
    >
    >
    > ECG came back fine, awaiting Bloody tests and chest x-ray which should be back Tuesday
    >
    >
    >
    > Cheers
    >
    >
    >
    > Just wanted to wing as I am feeling so down after feeling so good
    >
    >
    >
    > Cheers
    >
    >
    >
    > Chris
    >
    > --
    > ===========================================================
    >
    > Live fast, crash faster
    >
    > http://www.mtbbikes.co.uk
     
  9. Chris says:

    >Lymes is in the UK although my doctors are fairly sure this is not the cause, although have not
    >done any blood test for this

    Then they're guessing. I realise you can't make quite as many demands of your docs as we can here in
    the States, but you may want to try....

    >I have been signed of work for 10 days and have an appointment at the Cardiac department of the
    >local hospital this afternoon

    Good luck - let's hope it is none of their business. ;-)

    I went into a similar spiral in about 1980, coupled with night sweats (such that the wife told me to
    see a doctor or sleep alone), and it turned out to be sarchoidosis. No real cure but time. It went
    away eventually, but just knowing what it was cured most of the symptoms. Strange but true...

    Steve
     
  10. Kara Tyson

    Kara Tyson Guest

    > Don't you think he should get a diagnosis before joining the support group, unless he's got a
    > "Fight Club" sorta thing going on? Then he'll need a lot more help ;-)
    >
    > Shawn
    ____________________
    No. The support group is how you find a Dr.

    Very few Dr.'s treat this illness.

    In the US the support groups are used to pass out the names of Dr.s since many Dr's who treat the
    illness do so "under the table". (if a
    Dr. treats the illness they are removed from insurance provider lists).

    Kara Tyson
     
  11. Alan McClure

    Alan McClure Guest

    "Kara Tyson" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > >
    > > Don't you think he should get a diagnosis before joining the support group, unless he's got a
    > > "Fight Club" sorta thing going on? Then he'll need a lot more help ;-)
    > >
    > > Shawn
    > ____________________
    > No. The support group is how you find a Dr.
    >
    > Very few Dr.'s treat this illness.
    >
    > In the US the support groups are used to pass out the names of Dr.s since many Dr's who treat the
    > illness do so "under the table". (if a
    > Dr. treats the illness they are removed from insurance provider lists).
    >
    > Kara Tyson

    Really?! I've never heard that. Why is that the case? That is an odd thing to think of a doctor not
    treating it "above the table." Are there any websites devoted to this issue? Why would their
    insurance get canceled for treating someone?

    Thanks for answering the questions.

    Alan
     
  12. Kathleen

    Kathleen Guest

    Kara Tyson wrote:
    >>Don't you think he should get a diagnosis before joining the support group, unless he's got a
    >>"Fight Club" sorta thing going on? Then he'll need a lot more help ;-)
    >>
    >>Shawn
    >
    > ____________________
    > No. The support group is how you find a Dr.
    >
    > Very few Dr.'s treat this illness.
    >
    > In the US the support groups are used to pass out the names of Dr.s since many Dr's who treat the
    > illness do so "under the table". (if a
    > Dr. treats the illness they are removed from insurance provider lists).
    >
    > Kara Tyson

    What? There's an insurance company conspiracy against diagnosing and treating Lyme Disease? Or am I
    misreading you?

    Kathleen
     
  13. Shaun Rimmer

    Shaun Rimmer Guest

    Chris Garwood <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > Lymes is in the UK although my doctors are fairly sure this is not the cause, although have not
    > done any blood test for this
    >
    > I have been signed of work for 10 days and have an appointment at the Cardiac department of the
    > local hospital this afternoon
    >
    > Cheers
    >
    > Chris

    Good luck Chris.

    Shaun aRe
     
  14. Thankfully it is not Lyme's disease, nor is it cardiac as was though ... still not sure what is
    causing it although my muscle stress is up a little more that it should be (over training !!!) but I
    have a couple of weeks of work and little else to do other than watch the tour de france.

    Still miserable as I can't ride a bike .... but happy at the thought that I will be able to ride a
    bike some point soon

    Cheers

    Chris

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    http://www.mtbbikes.co.uk "Kara Tyson" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]...
    > Lyme is there. If it is something checking out a support group can be found for the UK at
    > http://www.lymenet.org
    >
    > Kara Tyson Lyme Disease Support Group of AL
     
  15. Shaun Rimmer

    Shaun Rimmer Guest

    Chris Garwood <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > Thankfully it is not Lyme's disease, nor is it cardiac as was though ...

    Good news!

    > still not sure what is causing it

    Not so good news - hope you find out /or/and it sorts itself out soon.

    Shaun aRe
     
  16. Taywood

    Taywood Guest

    "Chris Garwood" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > Still miserable as I can't ride a bike .... but happy at the thought
    that I
    > will be able to ride a bike some point soon

    Hold on to that thought ! Dont sell the bike.

    I got yuppie flu (ME?) some years ago, and I'm not even a yuppie, but I spent two years suffering
    the same sort of symptoms you describe. Looking back I feel time was the healer rather than the meds
    I got. Best of luck and keep reporting back Mike
     
  17. Kara Tyson

    Kara Tyson Guest

    Most people havent heard of this problem. Well..until they get Lyme Disease. Here are some links:

    http://www.angelfire.com/or2/burrally/index.html

    http://www.angelfire.com/or2/burrally/petition.html

    http://www.abcnews.go.com/onair/WorldNewsSaturday/wnt000604_lymedisease_feature.html

    http://www.zrealm.com/publicserv1.htm

    http://www.angelfire.com/or2/ldocharass/index.html

    There are many many more..

    My personal opinion is that it all comes down to money. Treating Lyme is very expensive. There
    really 3 major Dr.'s who are in the forefront of this fight. Burrascano, Horowitz, and Orens of NY.
    If you do a search on any of them you will find information on this issue. Support Groups around the
    country raise money for them to fight the insurance companies in court.

    Kara Tyson Lyme Disease Support Group of AL
     
  18. Kara Tyson

    Kara Tyson Guest

    > What? There's an insurance company conspiracy against diagnosing and treating Lyme Disease? Or am
    > I misreading you?
    >
    > Kathleen
    _________________
    This is very common. Most patients pay for treatment out of pocket. For a late diagnosis anywhere
    between $400-$5,000 a month (for iv).

    I put some links before this posting.

    Just do a search of Lyme, insurance and you will get plenty of info.

    Kara
     
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