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Does Chronic Lyme Disease Cause Multiple Fractures To The Spine Or Spinal Cord
A fracture is a broken bone. As there is cartilage at the end of many bones at the joint, a fracture may also include a break in the cartilage. Fractures and broken bones are the same thing. It seems that many believe that a "fracture" is a lesser injury or an incomplete break in the bone, but this is not correct. Fractures may be displaced or ...Read more
Can chronic Lyme disease cause cardiovascular problems? If so what are they and which type of doctor should be seen?
No: These two disease are caused by very different micro-organisms. Both can be treated, but with different medications. ...Read more
Lyme disease: Symtoms include fatigue, chronic arthritis , headaches, joint inflammation in knees and larger joints , memory loss, mood changes, palpitation , irregular heart beats, tingling and numbness, confusion, sleep disorders, decreased consciousness, impaired vision, double vision, facial paralysis due to infection of brain , weakness of affected limbs due to lyme disease infection of spinal cord, impaired balance. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many issues: It takes longer to treat if you had the infection for a long time (a year or more) before starting treatment. Sometimes many months to 1-2 years. If you have multiple tick borne infections like babesia, bartonella, mycoplasma, various viruses, then treatment is extended to address these other infections, which need different drugs than what we use for lyme. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Please tell me the symptoms of chronic Lyme disease, and how long can someone go without signs before they reappear?
Real & controversial: There is a huge divide here. Most infectious disease specialists believe chronic lyme doesn't exist while ilads, a group of docs who specialize in lyme, strongly believes in it. I have many patients suffering from chronic lyme.See http://www.Hindawi.Com/journals/ipid/2010/876450/ and http://www.Ilads.Org/lyme_research/chronic_lyme.Html and http://columbia-lyme.Org/patients/ld_chronic.Html. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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