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Can chronic lyme disease cause your blood test to be post for hep c?

Can chronic lyme disease cause your blood test to be post for hep c?

No: These two disease are caused by very different micro-organisms. Both can be treated, but with different medications. ...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


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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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Thoughts on safety and efficacy of major autohemotherapy for chronic lyme disease. This treatment has been recommended along with silver iv.

Thoughts on safety and efficacy of  major autohemotherapy for chronic lyme disease. This treatment has been recommended along with silver iv.

Very promising but..: Major autohemotherapy using ozone is a cutting-edge treatment which is more widely used in Europe but a growing # of innovative docs in the US are offering it. I'm not aware of research on it for Lyme but there are studies showing it to be safe and effective for macular degeneration, Hep C, eczema and other conditions and many case reports of success in chronic Lyme. See http://tinyurl.com/z5jrlnq ...Read more

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Can chronic Lyme disease cause cardiovascular problems? If so what are they and which type of doctor should be seen?

Can chronic Lyme disease cause cardiovascular problems? If so what are they and which type of doctor should be seen?

Yes: Yes. Lyme carditis effecting heart conduction system causing bradycardia to complete heart block and need permanent pace maker. Please see cardiologist in your area. Good luck. ...Read more

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I am on a fentanyl patch to control my pain I have fibromyalgia, chronic Lyme disease. I forgot this morning, took Ultram twice 100 mg, I am naseous.?

I am on a fentanyl patch to control my pain I have fibromyalgia, chronic Lyme disease.  I forgot this morning, took Ultram twice 100 mg, I am naseous.?

Nausea: Nausea can be a symptom of opiate withdrawal, but you are wearing your fentanyl patch. Nausea is also a common side effect of ultram. It's possible that this is the result of the inadvertent double dose of ultram you gave yourself, rather than opiate withdrawal. I suggest contacting your physician, and also creating a way to consistently keep track of the pills you take each day. ...Read more

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Please tell me the symptoms of chronic Lyme disease, and how long can someone go without signs before they reappear?

Please tell me the symptoms of chronic Lyme disease, and how long can someone go without signs before they reappear?

Reappear many years : Early symptoms of lyme may be a rash followed by arthralgias then joint problems and eventually CNS symptoms of headaches and cardiac involvement. ...Read more

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What alternative medicines can help relieve symptoms of chronic Lyme disease?

What alternative medicines can help relieve symptoms of chronic Lyme disease?

Yes there are: I can't possibly cover all the alterativs that help. I'll assume you mean in addition to antibiotics which you are taking. Support adrenal system with adaptogens like eleuthero senticosis, panax ginseng, rhodiols rosea, holy basil. These help rebalance andrenals, support immune system and restore energy. Drink lots of water w/lemon juice, eat organic fruits & veggies. Check out your thyroid too. ...Read more

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I have chronic Lyme disease have been treated for 4 years finally starting to feel better and now only on abx every two weeks why are so many doctors ?

I have chronic Lyme disease have been treated for 4 years finally starting to feel better and now only on abx every two weeks why are so many doctors ?

In California?: Where did you get lyme? Not much in the west. I am glad you are better but many id physicians do not believe that there is a chronic lyme borelliosis. ...Read more

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What makes it unknown if chronic Lyme disease is real or not? I just tested positive for past infection and have gone unbelievably downhill since bite

Need more info: "chronic" lyme disease is difficult to diagnose because isolation of the organism has not been effected and the serologic tests used can be misinterpreted. Many doctors feel that these symptoms are the result of some immune process, but the details have been resistant to definitive diagnosis or understanding. To know what you have you need to see a doctor, preferably id. ...Read more

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Can Chronic Lyme Disease affect the spleen and/or gall bladder?

Can Chronic Lyme Disease affect the spleen and/or gall bladder?

Not traditionally: The term "chronic Lyme disease" refers to the symptoms of continued headache, joint pains,fatigue, and sometimes cognitive difficulties that can continue to occur for months after the initial infection and antibiotic course. Gastrointestinal involvement as with the liver and gallbladder suggest another diagnosis. ...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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Why is the topic of chronic Lyme disease so controversial and do all infectious disease doctors specialize in Lyme disease treatment?

See below: Most infectious disease docs follow the guidelines of the idsa ; are either unaware of or willfully ignore a large body of sound science that proves without question that lyme infection can persist after what they consider to be adequate treatment.See http://bit.Ly/1px4fnq ; http://bit.Ly/1ffxjxl ; http://www.Lymeinfo.Net/lymefiles.Html ; http://bit.Ly/qcegra ; http://bit.Ly/orugxl for details. ...Read more

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Can someone who had chronic Lyme disease and has been treated for it & still has neurological symptoms, bladder dysfunction & pain possibly have ms?

Can someone who had chronic Lyme disease and has been treated for it  & still has neurological symptoms, bladder dysfunction & pain possibly have ms?

Multiple sclerosis: Yes. A person with treated lyme disease can develop multiple sclerosis. Having lyme disease does not protect your from having ms nor it increases the risk of having it either. Bladder dysfunction and pain are seen in many conditions and are not specific of multiple sclerosis. The diagnosis of ms may require certain period of observation or perhaps a lumbar puncture. Check with a neurologist. ...Read more

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Is there a link between dissociative identity disorder and acute chronic Lyme disease? Can a person have both & can did be misdiagnosed?

No link, but...: Lyme disease, late, can have neuropsychiatric manifestations that may mimic other psychiatric disease. But this is not "early" lyme, which, if diagnosed, is easily treated! ...Read more

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White Blood Cell (Definition)

Body blood cell that responds to inflamation or infection or ...Read more