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Chronic fatigue syndrome? Or Lyme disease? How to figure it out?

Chronic fatigue syndrome?  Or Lyme disease?  How to figure it out?

Get tested: Set up an appointment with your doctor, to review your travel and exposure risks, and to get tested for lyme if need be (using an approved method). Other tests will need to be done, to rule out other causes of profound fatigue such as hypothyroidism, ebv/cmv/tb infection, autoimmune disorder. Hhv-6 infection, vitamin d deficiency, and psychiatric disorder. ...Read more

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Urine (Definition)

Urine is the product of the kidneys, which is produced to eliminate the waste products of metabolism, manage body fluid balance, &maintain acid-base balance. The blood is first filtered by the kidneys, and the composition of the resulting fluid is then altered depending on the body's needs. It is composed of mostly water, and breakdown products from blood cells impart ...Read more


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Frequent urination due to CHF causing sleepless nights.How to avoid/reduce it?

Frequent urination due to CHF causing sleepless nights.How to avoid/reduce it?

Night time urination: Frequent urination at night could be a symptom of inadequate diuresis. If there is fluid in one's ankles during the day, at night, when the legs are elevated, fluid goes back into the circulation causing one to go the bathroom to urinate. Check your weights daily. If one gains 1-2 lbs/day, it is fluid that is being accumulated and more diuretics may be needed. See the doctor for more help. ...Read more

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When do symptoms of chronic kidney disease start to manifest?

When do symptoms of chronic kidney disease start to manifest?

Symptoms: It s a great question. Kidney disease is often called the "silent killer" as it sometimes takes a significant decline in function before symptoms begin. Additionally every patient is different in that some people with 20% function feel better than others with the same degree.I hope that helps. Go to the NKF website or www.kidney.org for more info. ...Read more

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Does Parkinson's disease eventually lead to lack appetite, due to inability to swallow food?

Does Parkinson's disease eventually lead to lack appetite, due to  inability to swallow food?

Late stages: The late stages of parkinson's disease may lead to difficulty coordinating a swallow and an inability to safely swallow food. ...Read more

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Is it common for a blood test to miss Lyme disease? Also can Lyme disease lead to weight loss?

Is it common for a blood test to miss Lyme disease? Also can Lyme disease lead to weight loss?

Yes to both: It is fairly common for lab tests for lyme disease to be a false negative. The cdc criteria for a positive test is so strict that it might miss up to 50% of patients who have lyme disease. ...Read more

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Can feeling like i'm going to throw up everytime I have to pee be a sign of renal disease?

Can feeling like i'm going to throw up everytime I have to pee be a sign of renal disease?

Nausea is non specif: Specific. It can be from lots of things. If you think you have kidney disease you need to see your family doc who will do urinalysis and also blood tests to look at kidney function. ...Read more

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During colonoscopy dr tried but was "unable to enter TI" - possible causes? Could whatever prevented it also cause severe constipation?

During colonoscopy dr tried but was "unable to enter TI" - possible causes? Could whatever prevented it also cause severe constipation?

That's very common: Terminal ileum is not always intubated by colonoscopy--in one series the rate was 72%, and this has often little to do with pathology. (Ref. Dis Colon Rectum. 1985 Jul;28(7):499-501. Endoscopy of the terminal ileum. Börsch G, Schmidt G) ...Read more

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Can inflamation to the brain start to occure just 2days of exposure to hiv.Can Lyme disease mimic HIV symptons?What else can cause brain inflamation?

Can inflamation to the brain start to occure just 2days of exposure to hiv.Can Lyme disease mimic HIV symptons?What else can cause brain inflamation?

Brain Trauma: There are a number of possible reasons for inflammation of the brain. I would hope that you are getting or have gotten a full work up with a real physician to know the cause of your troubles. Hiv infection takes about three weeks to spread throughout the body. There is no way to have symptoms of any HIV illness in just two days after exposure. See comments for next... ...Read more

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L renal failure due to reoccurring reflux. Dx= crohns, sleep apnea, COPD, chronic fatigue, anxiety. What could cause all of this? No answers so far!!!

L renal failure due to reoccurring reflux. Dx= crohns, sleep apnea, COPD, chronic fatigue, anxiety. What could cause all of this? No answers so far!!!

Need a consultation: It's likely that your conditions are not all coming from a single source. A physician would need to know more about your medical history, social history and specifics surrounding each complaint in order to give helpful advice. You may want to have a Health Tap Virtual on line consultation.A VIDEO/PHONE consultation or an INBOX TEXT consult is best. A real time text consult is not the best for you ...Read more

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What is likely to be the cause of an elevated CH50 but normal C3 & C4? My PCP tested me for lupus due to my chronic migraines & hypothyroidism...

What is likely to be the cause of an elevated CH50 but normal C3 & C4?  My PCP tested me for lupus due to my chronic migraines & hypothyroidism...

Not much: Although an elevated CH50 suggests the presence of inflammation or infection, no diagnosis can be made from this finding alone Lupus is also diagnosed by clinical features supported by lab findings. Although hypothyroidism may be from an autoimmune disorder, I don't know why lupus is suspected absent any other symptoms. Migraine is not an autoimmune issue. ...Read more

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Im confused...I thought kidney failure was having little to no urine..If i pee alot...How could this be related to kidney failure then?

Im confused...I thought kidney failure was having little to no urine..If i pee alot...How could this be related to kidney failure then?

Kidney failure?: Kidney failure is not just based on urine volume. Do you have any idea of what the person's you are talking about bun, creatinine and potassium levels are? If you give more information, the answers you get would be more valid. ...Read more

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Can autoimmune illnesses I have; Sarcoidosis, Sjogren's, Raynauds & M.E. worsen Chronic Pelvic Neuropathic Pain? If so, how?

Can autoimmune illnesses I have;  Sarcoidosis, Sjogren's, Raynauds & M.E. worsen Chronic Pelvic Neuropathic Pain?  If so, how?

Possibly: Sjogren's can be associated with a peripheral neuropathy whereas Sarcoidosis could actually involve the nerve roots at the spinal cord level (some of which do innervate pelvic muscle/tissue). It would probably require a MRI with contrast (+) a detailed EMG (+) thorough neurology exam to clarify. You may wish to discuss these options with your MD. Sarcoid spinal Cord changes may require immune Rx. ...Read more

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What herxheimer reactions can occur when treating chronic Lyme disease? My blood feels poisoned...Rage, dysesthesias, and fatigue are way worse...

What herxheimer reactions can occur when treating chronic Lyme disease?  My blood feels poisoned...Rage, dysesthesias, and fatigue are way worse...

When spirochetes: Killed , they release what is called exotoxins. Those toxins are extremely powerful vasodilators as result people develop low blood pressure , high heart rate and other symptoms systemic manifestations . I have seen the worst jerish hexhimers's reaction with louse born relapsing fever treated with penicillin. People die from such reaction than the disease itself ( i mean relapsing fever ). ...Read more

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What can diabetics do to prevent or delay chronic kidney disease (ckd)?

What can diabetics do to prevent or delay chronic kidney disease (ckd)?

Control diabetes: Uncontrolled diabetes is the number one reason why a person develops ckd. So inorder to delay or prevent ckd, you must control your blood sugar. You should aim for the lowest hemoglobin A1c you can obtain and this lower you risk of developing ckd. ...Read more

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Can you please define Lyme disease and where does Lyme disease come from?

Can you please define Lyme disease and where does Lyme disease come from?

Bacterial infection: Lyme disease is caused by a bacteria, borrelia burgdorferi & is commonly thought to be transmitted by deer ticks. However, half of those proven to have lyme don't recall being bitten by a tick. It is proven that lyme can be transmitted by biting flies & possibly by mosquitoes, fleas, spiders etc. It can be transmitted in utero to babies & possibly sexually. It can cause many symptoms. See comment:. ...Read more

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I have inflammation in my small intestines, but it is not enough to diagnose chron's disease or ulcerative colitis. What other things could cause it?

I have inflammation in my small intestines, but it is not enough to diagnose chron's disease or ulcerative colitis. What other things could cause it?

Many things: Inflammation in the gastrointestinal system could be caused by undiagnosed infections, parasites or food intolerances. Consider some dietary changes like avoiding dairy and gluten and adding a probiotic daily to see if that is helpful. See your gastroenterologist for further diagnostic testing and evaluation. ...Read more

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What are the stages of Lyme disease?

What are the stages of Lyme disease?

Different stages: You can have the rash called erythema chronicum migrans after the tick bite. This is the intiial acute infection and characteristic rash If it is not detected then it can incubate in your body and cause later sequela such as arthritis adn other systems can be invovled. There are blood tests that can be done to help clarify the diagnosis. Your physician can test for Borrelia Burgdoreri. ...Read more

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Lyme disease: how can this be cured?

Lyme disease: how can this be cured?

Controversial: Most doctors believe that lyme disease can be cured by antibiotics. There are some who think that lyme can evolve into a chronic state, but this is controversial. Most treatments advertised for "chronic lyme disease" have little if any evidence to back them up. ...Read more

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What to do if i may have Lyme disease?

See a doctor: See a doctor, have appropriate lab tests done and start antibiotic therapy if it is indicated. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of Lyme disease?

What are the symptoms of Lyme disease?

Pain, fatigue and...: Lyme can cause virtually any symptom, but classically starts with rash & mild flu-like symptoms, then joint pains (often 1st in knees) & fatigue. It often causes problems with memory/concentration/word finding & blurred vision. Neurological sxs can mimic MS & als. It can cause sxs similar to chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, rheumatoid arthritis, lupus and other autoimmune diseases-also cardiac sxs. ...Read more

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What r symptoms if u have Lyme disease?

Flu-like with rash: Typical symptoms include fever, headache, fatigue, and a characteristic skin rash called erythema migrans. If left untreated, infection can spread to joints, the heart, and the nervous system. http://www.cdc.gov/lyme/. ...Read more

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What kind of dr. For possible Lyme disease?

What kind of dr. For possible Lyme disease?

A few choices.: You should start with your primary care doctor. They would be best to diagnose it if you haven't had it diagnosed yet, because if it's not lyme disease they will also help you determine what it is that's ailing you. If you've already been diagnosed then you can be treated by your primary doctor or an infectious disease specialist. ...Read more

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What occurs if Lyme disease was left uncured?

See details: One could develop cardiac, neurologic or arthritic complications. ...Read more

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What are the chances of getting Lyme disease?

Depends: That depends on the chances of getting bitten by a deer tick, which in turn depends on where you live, whether you're spending much time outdoors in places with ticks, and what you're doing and wearing while you're there. ...Read more

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What is Lyme disease and can you die from it?

An infection: Lyme disease is a rickettsial infection caused by a tick bite that spreads the Lyme organism into the human host. It's most common features include skin joint and nerve involvement. Cardigan involvement with irregular rhythm can also occur. This could potentially be life threatening ...Read more

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What are the symptoms and signs of Lyme disease?

What are the symptoms and signs of Lyme disease?

Lyme disease: In early stage, there is wide-spread itching, chills, fever, headache, muscle pain, feeling weak, neck stiffness. Later, there is weakness in muscles of face, pain & swelling in joints, heart symptoms. Later in advanced stage there is weakness, numbness, speech problems, & abnormal muscle movements. ...Read more

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What are signs of Lyme disease and how bad is it?

Bulls eye rash: One of the earliest signs that lyme disease has been contracted is a rash that has clearing in the center, or appears as a ring. In this case getting treatment quickly should result in a shorter course of treatment. Symptoms of chronic lyme are: fatigue, insomnia, headaches, confusion or brain fog, joint pain & stiffness, tingling & numbness, weakness and many more symptoms that tend to come & go. ...Read more

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How could you tell whether someone has Lyme disease?

Lymes Disease: There is the classic bulls eye or target lesion rash that is the earliest sign but is often missed. Otherwise there are other laboratory evaluations that can be done to determine if an acute lyme infection is active. ...Read more

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What are the emotional effects of Lyme disease?

What are the emotional effects of Lyme disease?

Many effects: Lyme disease is often called the great imitator, as it can imitate most any disease. Borrelia bacteria can infect the nervous system and thus cause anxiety, depression and even psychosis.Even if it does not infect the brain, the fatigue & pain of lyme can cause great emotional distress & many lyme patients feel isolated & unsupported. See www.Lymeinfo.Net/neuropsych.Html for much more information. ...Read more

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Lyme disease treatment?

Depends: Lyme disease is easily treatable once it is diagnosed, which is sometimes difficult given current testing. Early Lyme is treated with doxycycline for 14-21 days. Disseminated Lyme (meningitis, carditis, Bell's Palsy) is treated 21-28 days and Lyme arthritis, a single swollen joint, is treated 28 days. Later Lyme is either treated with doxycycline or, in more severe cases, IV ceftriaxone. ...Read more

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May mosquitoes carry Lyme disease?

No: Lime disease is caused by a bacteria that is spread by infected ticks. That tick must attach and feed on a person long enough that the germ is passed thru the bite. ...Read more

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What's the treatment for Lyme disease?

What's the treatment for Lyme disease?

Antibioitics and...: For early lyme disease antibiotics usually result in a total cure. For longstanding lyme disease antibiotics are the standard recommendation but are not always effective. Many with chronic lyme have co-infections like babesia & bartonella & it is essential to treat those as well. Often herbs, nutrients, homeopathy & other natural therapies are essential to successfully treat chronic lyme disease. ...Read more

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Is there a treatment for Lyme disease?

Is there a treatment for Lyme disease?

Yes: Lyme disease is treated with antibiotics. The choice of antibiotics depends on the stage of disease. ...Read more

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Lyme Disease (Definition)

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


Urination (Definition)

The act of passing your ...Read more