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Was test for Lyme disease and test seem to be normal except for igm is 1.32 high and igm p23 present all else says absent, does this mean I have Lyme?

Was test for Lyme disease and test seem to be normal except for igm is 1.32 high and igm p23 present all else says absent, does this mean I have Lyme?

Infected yes: Elevated IgM points to recent or current infection. Whether you do have Lyme Disease or not will need further observation. For example, have you seen any target like lesion yet? ...Read more

Dr. Tiffanie Noonan
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High Altitude (Definition)

As one ascends through the atmosphere, every breath contains fewer molecules of oxygen. One must work harder to obtain oxygen, by breathing faster and deeper. The % of oxygen in the atmosphere at sea level is 21%. As altitude increases, the % remains the same but the number of oxygen molecules per breath is reduced. At 12, 000 feet 40% fewer oxygen molecules per breath. Your ...Read more


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I have lyme disease and my d dimmers were extremely elevated?

I have lyme disease and my d dimmers were extremely elevated?

May be related to it: It could be related to your inflamation — especially any vascular issues. This will depend on the manfestations that you are having. You can discuss that with your physician. ...Read more

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Can Lyme disease cause an elevated CA125 reading?

Can Lyme disease cause an elevated CA125 reading?

Unknown: At this point in time there is a lot of discussion about this topic and many who feel there may be some association but there has been no known proof of an association of Lyme disease and an elevated CA 125. This is still being researched and nothing that can say a definite cause and effect. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Can you have Lyme disease without elevated wbc?

Can you have Lyme disease without elevated wbc?

Yes: Yme disease is not a typical infection. So you can have it without fevers, without elevated wbcs; without the usual signs of infection. ...Read more

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Could Lyme disease cause high lymphocyte count in small intestine and food intolerances?

Could Lyme disease cause high lymphocyte count in small intestine and food intolerances?

No: I'm confident here. Lyme disease is both a real entity and a "pop" / "fad" diagnosis. There are normally a lot of lymphocytes in the small intestinal mucosa, though having a lot in the epithelium itself is more suggestive of gluten enteropathy or a few other entities. If you've got lab support for your gluten allergy (which also has "pop" proponents), this is your explanation instead. ...Read more

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My husband has elevated liver enzymes and an enlarged spleen. He was bitten by a tick about 4 yrs ago and was treated for Lyme disease with a zpack.?

My husband has elevated liver enzymes and an enlarged spleen. He was bitten by a tick about 4 yrs ago and was treated for Lyme disease with a zpack.?

Needs evaluation: Not all tick bites cause lyme, but if he got lyme a z-pak is not adequate treatment so he likely has chronic lyme. Ticks can also transmit babesia, bartonella, rickettsia & other serious infections. These might be causing his problems & his problems might be unrelated to the bite. He needs a thorough medical evaluation including a doc knowledgeable about lyme & co-infections. See www.Ilads. Org. ...Read more

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Nutrition suggestions that better contain the Lyme disease neuropathys and effects? Please advice

Nutrition suggestions that better contain the Lyme disease neuropathys and effects?

Please advice

Antioxidants: A variety of colorful fruits and veggies, and healthy omega 3 fats are anti inflammatory and helps neuropathies, also high dose activated Folic Acid (methyl folate) can improve neuropathies. ...Read more

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Taking enzymes and will start an abx protocol for Lyme disease. Will the enzymes affect the abx by reducing its effects? How many hours between them?

Taking enzymes and will start an abx protocol for Lyme disease. Will the enzymes affect the abx by reducing its effects? How many hours between them?

Caution re: abx !: Antibiotics work great for those recently infected with lyme but, based on extensive experience, often do more harm than good in chronic lyme. Even if you do use them this should only be done after extensive preparation of detoxifying, correcting nutrient deficiencies, balancing hormones, stress reduction, treating parasites/co-infections etc. See http://bit. Ly/1e7glux
enzymes should not interfere. ...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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What are long term effects of untreated Lyme disease?

Highly variable: Some with untreated lyme disease have minimal or no symptoms- a healthy person with a strong immune system can co-exist with it. Others can have devastating symptoms: fatigue, muscle/joint pains ; neurological symptoms ranging from poor memory/concentration to symptoms that mimic ms or als. Those with genetic susceptibilities, co-infections, toxic exposures, stress etc. Will have worse symptoms. ...Read more

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What are side effects when using doxycycline to treat Lyme disease?

What are side effects when using doxycycline to treat Lyme disease?

Allergic reactions: Can be very serious side effects if there is: difficulty in breathing, chest tightness, swelling of tongue, diarrhea with or without bloody stools, severe headaches, severe skin reactions like urticaria, blistered or pealing skin. Common and relatively mild se are nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite mild temporary skin rash with or without itching, sensitivity to sunlight. But, overall quite safe. ...Read more

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Does lyme disease go away?

Does lyme disease go away?

Not if untreated.: Untreated Lyme disease can progress to have cardiac (heart) and neurologic (brain and nerves) complications. If left untreated too long some damage can be permanent. Lyme disease can be treated with common antibiotics. If you have symptoms, like a bullseye rash, joint pains, fevers, or headache, and have a reasonable chance of exposure, please see a doctor for testing and treatment. ...Read more

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Can Lyme disease live for ever?

Can Lyme disease live for ever?

Not sure of question: Do you mean to ask if lyme would continue indefinitely if not treated? Te answer to that is yes, though the typical course for lyme disease is one where symptoms can tend to come & go, get worse, then better. ...Read more

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Symptoms of Lyme disease easy to see?

Easy to see but...: The symptoms of lyme are very easy to see but it may be hard to recognize these as lyme. Classic symptom of bullseye rash only seen in half or less, then flu-like symptoms, then migrating joint pains (often 1st in knees), fatigue, poor memory/concentration, can't find right word, blurred vision. Can cause virtually any symptom, often misdiagnosed as chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, arthritis, MS etc. ...Read more

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How to deal with Lyme disease as a teen?

It depends: It depends on what specific manifestation of lyme disease you mean and what therapies were used to treat it. ...Read more

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Is Lyme disease more serious in children?

Is Lyme disease more serious in children?

Not necessarily: Lyme is a complex illness. Some who have it become quite ill, while others have mild symptoms. This depends on the strain of lyme bacteria, genetics of the patient, presence of co-infections like babesia & bartonella & factors that affect immune function like nutrition, parasites, heavy metals, mold exposure & stress. Thus, like adults, some children become quite ill but others have minimal symptoms. ...Read more

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Where can I get checked for Lyme disease?

Where can I get checked for Lyme disease?

See detail: Any doctor, clinic or urgent care center can order the appropriate tests. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how is Lyme disease tested?

Blood test.: Simple blood test are very helpful. If the screening test is positive then another blood test, the western blot, is done to confirm. ...Read more

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I've had Lyme disease. Can I get it again?

I've had Lyme disease.  Can I get it again?

Yes: Depends on your immune system's response. If the tick bite you again, possibility you will get it again. ...Read more

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How do you treat and diagnose Lyme disease?

Lyme disease: Lyme disease can be detected by blood by testing the igm level. However, lyme disease can turn into complicated chronic problem affecting many systems of the body. It can be treated with antibiotics. Treatments varies depend on when it was discovered and how it had spread. Consult your doctor if you have concern for contacting the disease. Early treatment and proper prevention is important. ...Read more

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Does Lyme disease return after being treated?

Yes-if Rx incomplete: Lyme disease may return if the treatment was insufficient. In the early phase, within weeks to a few months of a first tick bite, then a course of oral antibiotics should cure the problem. If the lyme disease is first diagnosed with systemic problems such as arthritis or neuropathy, then treament takes much longer, and incomplete treatment can be followed by a recurrence of symptoms. ...Read more

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What are the common symptoms of Lyme disease?

See below: Red, expanding rash called erythema migrans (EM)
Fatigue, chills, fever, headache, muscle and joint aches, and swollen lymph nodes. Bell's Palsy or facial paralysis, neck stiffness, Heart palpitations and dizziness, Late stage Lyme has bouts of arthritis with severe joint pain and swelling ...Read more

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How doyou feel in early stages of Lyme disease?

How doyou feel in early stages of Lyme disease?

Not well: Lyme disease presents early with a classic rash which is an expanding circle of redness clearing in the center. There may be fever, chills, malaise, headache, stiff neck, and involvement of joints (arthritis), the heart, and the nervous system may all follow. It is due to a spiral bacterium transmitted by deer ticks (borellia burgdorfii), and should be treated aggressively to prevent long illness. ...Read more

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Are there any at home remedies for Lyme disease?

No: See a doctor if you think yopu may have lyme dsease and do not try to treat it yourself, at home. ...Read more

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Lyme disease testing and diagnoses — is it very accurate?

No: Lyme testing is notoriously inaccurate. The western blot is not great. I like the ispot lyme test better. ...Read more

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What part of the nervousesystem is affected by Lyme disease?

Numerous parts: Peripheral nerves and different parts of the brain can be involved. ...Read more

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Is it unusual to have Lyme disease and not have clear symptoms?

Yes : Many patient could have the initial signs and symptoms of lime disease and they are not diagnosed at that time for multiple reasons, related to the severity, lack of evaluation, misinterpretation of the symptoms, lack of though about the occurrence of the disease. ...Read more

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What are the differences between the three stages of Lyme disease?

Local, systemic: 1. Early localized (flu-like symptoms within wks). 2. Early disseminated-spreading thru body (facial paralysis-bell's palsy, joint aches or swelling, palpitations-weeks to mos later). 3. Late disseminated: centralnervous system- movement, speech problems, numbness, tingling, muscle problems, weakness, cognitive problems.
Germ causing lyme cousin of syphilis germ-get it differently, behaves similar. ...Read more

Dr. Randy Baker
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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