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Dr. Randy Baker
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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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Lyme disease ab plus reflex to igg, igm-wb blood test done today. How long for results and how accurate are they?

Lyme disease ab plus reflex to igg, igm-wb blood test done today. How long for results and how accurate are they?

About a week: The regular lyme test is specific but not very sensitive .There can be many reasons for a false positive result. If it is positive on the screening test it is then sent for the more sensitive western blot test. If the igm test is positive it could represent a recent exposure to lyme disease if the igg is positive it indicates a more distant orast exposure. If the igm is positive you should be eval. ...Read more

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Abnormal Test results Three weeks into doxy. for Lyme,horrible plus more brain fog, more pain, agitated, ideas of what next or treatment options?

Abnormal Test results Three weeks into doxy. for Lyme,horrible plus more brain fog, more pain, agitated, ideas of what next or treatment options?

Lyme is not: fun. Stick w/your doc and if no relief see a doc who specializes in Lyme. Mental attitude is a big factor in any illness. A clinical psychologist can help w/Cognitive therapy. Day by day you can improve. I've had Lyme. Dipsacus is a natural product some folks use to help. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of lyme's diease?

What are the symptoms of lyme's diease?

Many and varied: Lyme disease can cause virtually any symptom in the world. Early lyme tends to cause non-specific flu-like symptoms & a rash. Then it tends to cause joint pains (esp. Knee pain) & fatigue. It often causes problems with memory & concentration & a variety of neurological symptoms. As it progresses it may be misdiagnosed as chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, arthritis, multiple sclerosis etc. ...Read more

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What are the types of Lyme desease and are they cureable?

What are the types of Lyme desease and are they cureable?

3 varieties: There are 3 variants of Borrelia, the spirochete associated with Lyme Disease. Stage 1 disease is treatable. The four components of Lyme Disease include the spirochete, accompanying parasites, coinfections, and biotoxins. Treating all four components in stage 1 will detox the disease. ...Read more

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What is Lyme arthritis?

What is Lyme arthritis?

Infectious arthritis: Lyme disease is due to a cerain bacteria that is carried by a certain kind of tick and was discovered in lyme, connecticut. It is a serious form of arthritis. If you have a concern, see your pcp, a rheumatologist or and infectious disease doctor and get worked up. ...Read more

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Is zithromax good for Lyme disease?

Is zithromax good for Lyme disease?

Yes.: . It may do well. Irrespective, you should be on a 3 month course of doxycline 100 mg bid, which is both the cdc 's recommended therapy for all stages of lyme disease. ...Read more

Dr. Stefan Riedel
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Cryptococcus (Definition)

Cryptococcus is a fungus that can cause infection in humans. Cryptococcus neoformans can cause meningitis, lung and skin infections more commonly in those with HIV. Cryptococcus gattii has caused infections in people with normal immune system in ...Read more