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How Do I Know If I Have Lyme Disease
Can you be bitten by a tick and not know? Maybe on my head in my hair? Having numerous symptoms for a month. Wondering if I have Lyme disease..
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
See Lyme-literate MD: Lyme disease is surprisingly common but can be hard to diagnose. Most md's aren't too knowledgeable about it & may do a screening test that misses over half the cases & say you don't have it.No test is definitive- it's ultimately a clinical diagnosis. It's best to see a "lyme-literate" doc-see www.Chroniclymedisease.Com/llmd-referrals for an overview: www.Lymediseaseresource.Com/burrguide2008.Pdf. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
You are cured!: Lyme disease can be extremely serious but is readily curable provided it is treated within days of contracting it. The longer you wait the harder it is to eradicate. Lyme specialists advise Doxycycline 200 mg 2x/day x 30 days, more than most docs prescribe. It's important to consider common co-infections like babesia & bartonella as well. See http://www.Ilads.Org/lyme_disease/about_lyme.Html. ...Read more
Beginning to think I have Lyme disease, it's the only rational diagnosis I can think of with all my symptoms & no diagnosis yet-what's best way 2 test?
See details: do the Lyme screen blood test and a Western blot test if the screen is positive.mif the screen is negative, you do not have Lyme. ...Read more
See below: If the tick was attached for less than 24-48 hours, the likelihood that you have contracted lyme disease is almost zero (i never say never). But watch for signs like a rash at the tick bite site, headaches, fevers, muscle aches, chills, fatigue, malaise, nausea and vomiting. If these occur, see you doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Why does my psychosis seem to fade away after staying awake for 24 hours? I'm extremely tired but feel so much better mentally. I have Lyme disease...
Reduction in dopamin: Dopamine is the chemical believed to be the signaling transmitter responsible for psychotic types of behavior. Dopamine must be replenished daily for body brain to function. By staying awake & exhausting the brain you're significantly reducing the amount of dopamine stored in the brain which then reduces the amount of signaling activity that can occur for psychotic behavior to manifest. ...Read more
Could i have Lyme disease? Not posible its recent. Borrelia Oct 14 IgM = 1.00 (1-1.5 inconclusive), Jan 15 IgM = 1.53 (1.5+pos) IgG = 0.16 (<1.00neg)
Safety of major ozone autohemotherapy? I have Lyme disease and am allergic to most antibiotics. Not asking if it works just safety.
Sorry: probably not, did you got treated with ABX? ...Read more
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