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I have lyme, bartonella, and mycoplasma fermentans infection. Why do antibiotics make my dysesthesias, rage, bone pain, and fatigue exponentially worse?

I have lyme, bartonella, and mycoplasma fermentans infection. Why do antibiotics make my dysesthesias, rage, bone pain, and fatigue exponentially worse?

Herxheimer reaction: It sounds like you are experiencing jarisch-herxheimer or "die-off" reactions. When antibiotics kill bacteria, toxins from the dead bacteria can create a wide variety of symptoms including all you mention. To treat help your body detoxify- useful measures include lots of water, antioxidants, supporting methylation pathways, chlorella, homeopathy, saunas & epsom salt baths- see http://bit.Ly/15g4usy. ...Read more

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Dr. Randy Baker
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Lyme Disease (Definition)

Lyme is caused by borrelia burgdorferi. Acute symptoms can include bullseye rash, headaches, joint pain, fever, and flu like sx. Chronic symptoms can include fibromyalgia symptoms, nerve pain in extremities, mood swings, brain fog, heart problems. Lab diagnosis is not very reliable, and sometimes clinical ...Read more


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If I have a negative lyme disease test, but antibiotics appear to be addressing my symptoms, is there any way to tell what caused the symptoms?

If I have a negative lyme disease test, but antibiotics appear to be addressing my symptoms, is there any way to tell what caused the symptoms?

Not a clue: When you submit a question, you must provide enough background information for site docs to review.You provide no info beyond a negative test result.No history, no exam findings,no initial problem. This is not a chat room, so any question must be complete,We do not have access to any previous question or data you upload. ...Read more

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I have Lyme and believe i might have Lyme carditis, how is this diagnosed and treated? (anything besides antibiotics? Have already finished 4 weeks)

I have Lyme and believe i might have Lyme carditis, how is this diagnosed and treated? (anything besides antibiotics? Have already finished 4 weeks)

Cardiology evaluatio I would be very cautious with your diagnosis: I would be very cautious with your diagnosis. A cardiology evaluation will help clarify the correct diagnosis. ...Read more

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I am prescribed several antibiotics at once to help control Lyme disease. I feel completely stoned! I don't drink or smoke or take anything else. Help?

I am prescribed several antibiotics at once to help control Lyme disease. I feel completely stoned! I don't drink or smoke or take anything else. Help?

Not normal Treatment: Standard therapy is doxycycline and if this doesn't work , or for advanced disease rocrphin. Taking several antibiotics is unusual. Make sure you are seeing someone with experience in Lyme disease and the diagnosis is correct. ...Read more

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How long on antibiotics for Lyme will you start feeling better?

How long on antibiotics for Lyme will you start feeling better?

3-4 days: In the treatment of primary lyme disease, one should be improving within 3-4 days after beginning antibiotics. ...Read more

Dr. John Leander Po
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Antibiotic (Definition)

An antibiotic is a medicine that slows, stops, or kills germs. The germs are usually bacteria causing an infection in a person, so the person uses antibiotics to help his body get ...Read more