Ha! Interesting thread title, I hope this thread is in the right place 'cos I just can't decide where to put it. I'm on a month's doxycycline 'cos Lyme, but just to muddy the waters I'm battling an opium habit (next appt tomorrow 'cos a 24 hour gastritis caused me to me miss the last one grrr...) A symptom has been really bothering me, and I'm wondering if anyone has experienced anything similar. It is a kind of neck stiffness, pressured ears, tongue stiffness, subtle pain in head and radiating down arms, slightly numb face (although I retain full movement and can feel just fine when I poke and prod). I thought this was an acute Lyme attack in this area, and doctor agrees, and I did have a slight sore throat... But... It feels much more than that. A bit worrying, like it's a neurological failure of facial nerves, I keep thinking I'm going to have a seizure, the whole facial muscle network keeps feeling like it's going to freak right out and spasm or explode or something. As it builds I get a slight lisp and can't talk to much 'cos it feels like I'm going to "pull" my tongue muscles. Anyone experienced anything similar, and what did it turn out to be? If it IS a Lyme symptom , then can I expect it to get worse as part of the battle, or possibly herx?