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Is it okay to take a break from amoxicillin for Lyme disease? The stomach pain is really bothering me.

Is it okay to take a break from amoxicillin for Lyme disease? The stomach pain is really bothering me.

Consult prescriber: If not already tried then try taking Amoxicillin with food to reduce stomach irritation. If no relief your doctor can review your condition, medication & adverse effects & determine if an alternative is appropriate. You should not have to suffer with stomach pain. Another med may be just as good without adverse effect. ...Read more

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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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46 yr-old woman who 9 years ago started having progressive, dramatic neurological and pain symptoms after an "acute illness", including 50-pound.....?

46 yr-old woman who 9 years ago started having progressive, dramatic neurological and pain symptoms after an "acute illness", including 50-pound.....?

Mitochondrial dysfunction: unfortunately, this is so obvious that it should stare anybody in the face. How could you possibly have all those symptoms if the energy supply was intact? We used to think that mitochondrial dysfunction was entirely genetic. There is good reason now to believe that it can be acquired, particularly if you have a genetic risk like Chiari. You need intravenous injections of water-soluble vitamins, especially large doses of B complex. Get rid of all manifestations of sugar ...Read more

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I'm going to have a PICC line soon to treat Lyme disease. I've recently begun feeling well enough to resume taking ballet classes. Will it be safe to continue the ballet arm movements?

I'm going to have a PICC line soon to treat Lyme disease. I've recently begun feeling well enough to resume taking ballet classes. Will it be safe to continue the ballet arm movements?

As long as...: As long as no movement of the arm will possible grab any part of the PICC line exterior (anything you can see on the outside), you should be fine. I would suggest though minimizing movements however. Better safe than sorry. ...Read more

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I started IV rocephin (ceftriaxone) for Lyme disease 6 days ago. I developed a loose stool 3 days ago, no gas, no foul smell, 4-6 movements a day.

I started IV rocephin (ceftriaxone) for Lyme disease 6 days ago. I developed a loose stool 3 days ago, no gas, no foul smell, 4-6 movements a day.

Common problem: Antibiotic- induced diarrhea is fairly common. As long as you do not have other symptoms like severe abdominal pain, fevers, GI bleeding, it should be ok and stop when you finish your antibiotic regimen. If you do develop these symptoms, call your doctor immediately to make sure you have not developed a secondary intestinal infection called c. Diff colitis. This can be a very serious condition. ...Read more

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Can Lyme disease make you feel crazy and on edge?

Can Lyme disease make you feel crazy and on edge?

Yes: Lyme disease can cause virtually any symptom including many neuropsychiatric symptoms. See http://www.lymeinfo.net/neuropsych.html However, many with Lyme have co-infections with Bartonella which even more commonly makes people feel crazy and on edge. It is important to find a doctor knowledgeable in treating Lyme & co-infections with a holistic approach, as antibiotics seldom help chronic Lyme. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about it's like to use mepron (atovaquone) antibiotic for chronic Lyme disease?

Can you tell me about it's like to use mepron (atovaquone) antibiotic for chronic Lyme disease?

Used for Babesia,: Mepron or atovaquone is used to treat the parasite Babesia, often in combination with azithromycin. It has not been shown by blinded studies to be effective in chronic lyme disease. ...Read more

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Can Lyme disease cause chronic severe headaches, like 9/10, pressure or tension type headaches?

Can Lyme disease cause chronic severe headaches, like 9/10, pressure or tension type headaches?

Lyme: Lyme disease can affect the nervous system and if you are having persistent headaches seek an evaluation with your pmd. ...Read more