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Doctor insights on: Flashing Lights Eyes Lyme Over A Year

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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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I had a perfect bulls eye rash on my upper arm 7 years ago, can a doctor treat you for Lyme without the testing ? I had an ELISA test 4yrs ago. Neg.

I had a perfect bulls eye rash on my upper arm   7 years ago, can a doctor treat you for Lyme without the testing ? I had an ELISA test 4yrs ago. Neg.

Other possible cause: A "perfect bullseye rash" is highly likely to be lyme's. But bullseye rashes can be a symptom of another condition, like erythema multiforme. Check it out: <a href="http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/erythema_multiforme" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/erythema_multiforme</a>. Good luck. ...Read more

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Strange on and off blodoshot eyes with dizziness that isn't allergies. It won't go away. Lyme disease? Thyroid? Stress? Also unexplained weight loss.

Strange on and off blodoshot eyes with dizziness that isn't allergies. It won't go away. Lyme disease? Thyroid? Stress? Also unexplained weight loss.

Further evaluation: I would suggest a work up to include further evaluation of your asthma which is being treated with Advair. The evaluation will include a pulse oximetry test with and without exercise. These symptoms may be related to uncontrolled asthma. In addition, a TB test and CF screening test can be performed. A complete physical exam and history will determine other causes. ...Read more

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Can you have a bulls-eye rash and no Lyme exposure?

Can you have a bulls-eye rash and no Lyme exposure?

Yes: Another "bulls eye" rash occurs with "ringworm" , which isn't a worm at all;it is a skin fungus known as tenia corporus.Eassily treated with anti-fungal meds. ...Read more

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Can a child have a bulls-eye bug-bite mark and have something else instead of Lyme disease?

Can a child have a bulls-eye bug-bite mark and have something else instead of Lyme disease?

Anything is possible: But if the child has been in any area where there may be deer ticks they should be treated for lyme disease without waiting for serologic confirmation. ...Read more

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