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Can Lyme Disease Cause Weakness And Numbness On One Side Of The Body
I have Lyme disease. Can it make my hands and forearmsgo numb and tingle? I took antibotics for 10 days.
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
Numb hands/arms: This is a symptom that can be found in a lyme infection, along with other symptoms like fatigue, joint stiffnes moving from one joint to another, headaches, dizziness, tingling, spasms or twitching, etc. It's possible you weren't treated long enough, esp if you have many symptoms. Maybe get a second opinion on whether you should get back on antibiotics. ...Read more
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?
NO: Early lyme disease often causes symptoms such as fever (usually mild), fatigue, headache, muscle/joint pains, swollen glands & a bulls-eye rash starting within 2 days to a few weeks after being infected, but these symptoms may be brief & not everyone will have a fever. Once this early stage resolves, many other symptoms eventually develop, but fever is not a common symptom of chronic lyme disease. ...Read more
Unknown: At this point in time there is a lot of discussion about this topic and many who feel there may be some association but there has been no known proof of an association of Lyme disease and an elevated CA 125. This is still being researched and nothing that can say a definite cause and affect. Hope this helps. ...Read more
No: A tick must be attached and really engorged before it transmit disease. ...Read more
Can staying in the house were the dogs have deer tick bring deer tick to you? And cause Lyme disease?
Yes: Only deer ticks carry lyme. Wood ticks do not. About 80% of deer ticks are infected. ...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
Lyme dz: These may not be Lyme symptoms. Check with doc. Alternatively, Lyme produces immune responses that linger, become chronic. Joints and other tissues can be affected. Requires careful interpretation by doc who sees you frequently. ...Read more
Yes: Insect repellents are always a good idea to help prevent insect bites including ticks. ...Read more
Lyme's disease: Although the answer is "possible" you do not want to fall into the habit of blaming all symptoms to this condition. Always check with your physician for accurate diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more
How big is a tick bite that can cause Lyme disease? I have a bite, but am not sure if it’s from a tick. What do tick bites look like?
Let me help: 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. ...Read more
No and no: Lyme is spread to humans by tick bites. ...Read more
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
Yes: Lyme disease can cause just about any symptom and is associated with many other conditions including hypoglycemia. Lyme can contribute to other imbalances including candidiasis, magnesium deficiency ; adrenal fatigue which in turn can contribute to hypoglycemia. See http://lymebytes. Blogspot. Com/2010/07/low-blood-sugar-in-lyme-disease. Html. ...Read more
Deer ticks - Ixodes: Certain ticks are associated with certain diseases. For Lyme disease, classically the 'deer tick' is described- Ixodes scapularis. Deer ticks go through several stages in their life cycle-and the nymphs or younger ones can be extremely small-maybe as big as a pin head. The adults are easier to spot. Dog ticks are larger and are associated with different tick-borne diseases. Good to take precaution ...Read more
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
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