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Can Lyme Disease Affect Just One Side Of The Body
Can someone have Lyme disease without fatigue? Muscle aches/tightness in right side of body, esp upper back/scapular area, arm, and leg for 3 weeks?
A condition 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 diagnoses are not very reliable, and sometimes clinical ...Read more
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Never heard of: Although one can imagine that a tick could have attached to the intestinal lining and thereby transmitting the infection, it is likely that the tick would not have survived the passage in the stomach where there are acid and enzymes. At any rate, I am not aware of this mode of transmission. ...Read more
See details: Neurologic, cardiac and arthritic issues are possible. ...Read more
Several reasons: If it was a wood tick, it does not carry lyme. Not all deer ticks are infected. The tick must be attached for 12 hours or so to infect a person. ...Read more
Allergic reactions: Can be very serious side effects if there is: difficulty in breathing, chest tightness, swelling of tongue, diarrhea with or without bloody stools, severe headaches, severe skin reactions like urticaria, blistered or pealing skin. Common and relatively mild se are nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite mild temporary skin rash with or without itching, sensitivity to sunlight. But, overall quite safe. ...Read more
No: A tick must be attached and really engorged before it transmit disease. ...Read more
If one has a diagnosis of dissociative identity disorder for 4 yrs & symptoms worsen during a Lyme disease herx, what should one conclude?
DID + Stress = worse: It is highly likely that the state you live in with did is rather stable and you do your best to keep things known, quiet, and "comfortable." illness/trauma or other unpredictable intrusions into this will tend to worsen your symptoms as it unbalances your world. Will likely stay that way unless you get professional psychological help during the crisis while you address the 'new' issue. Good luck! ...Read more
I would like to know the length or time frames for the various stages of Lyme disease, from one's "innoculation", to late stage. Thankyou.?
Highly variable: Acute lyme symptoms can occur 3-30 days after innoculation and are generally non-specific flu-like symptoms, with a rash 70% of the time. This lasts a few days to a few weeks. "late stage" symptoms can appear within weeks of infection but in some cases don't appear for years. A healthy immune system may keep lyme at bay until another stressor occurs. See my comment for more info & links. ...Read more
What does one do if they got treatment for Lyme disease, but still getting same sympthoms and test now coming up negative? Test was wrong 2x last time
Yes: Lyme disease can cause symmetric polyarthralgias - pain in numerous joints on both sides of the body. Although rare, lyme disease is usually easy to treat if identifed quickly. There are blood tests so if you and your dr have a concern, it shoud be pretty quick to rule in/out. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Intense itchiness and twitching/spasms all over my body. Could this be Lyme disease? If not, what are other possibilities?
Symptoms: Require a comprehensive examination and blood testing: cannot be diagnosed online. ...Read more
Lyme Disease: A small, red bump may appear at the site of the tick bite.This small bump is normal after a tick bite and doesn't indicate lyme disease.However, over the next few days, the redness may expand forming a rash in a bull's-eye pattern, with a red outer ring surrounding a clear area.The rash, called erythema migrans, is one of the hallmarks of lyme disease. ...Read more
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