I don't know what the correlation is with the bowel problems but my husband has had bowl problems for some time now and he too has Lyme Disease. He cannot eat anything or drink anything that he doesn't have to go to the bathroom within just a few minutes. If you could e-mail us it would be great. He is really having a hard time dealing with the awful disease. I know he'd enjoy talking to someone who has the same dreaded disease. E-mail us at email@example.com please!!!!!!