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How Long Does Facial Palsy Associated With Lyme Advanced Last
Very rarely: Idiopathic (no cause known) bell's palsy is the presentation seen in the vast majority of patients presenting with bell's palsy. Bell's palsy caused by lyme disease is only a small fraction of all bell's palsy and should only be attributed to lyme disease in documented cases. People presenting with bell's palsy w/out other signs suggestive of lyme disease or endemic areas, aren't to be tested 4 it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
...is a corruption of French "paralise" from Latinized Greek "paralysis." In the old days it meant any kind of persistent weakness. To this day Parkinson's disease is also called "paralysis agitans" which is a Latin translation of Dr. Parkinson's original name for it, the "shaking palsy." We've obviously reborrowed the full form "paralysis" into English as well; today ...Read more
I was bit by a tick several months ago and diagnosed with bell's palsy a week ago. Do they automatically check for Lyme disease when running bloodwork?
Could my Lyme disease headaches have just been dehydration?If I had Neurological Lyme wouldn't I have goten Bell's Palsy?Albumin 5.8, other labs norml
Perhaps, no: Lyme disease can cause any symptom, including headaches, but if you have Lyme it does not mean all your symptoms are caused by Lyme. Dehydration can cause headaches whether you have Lyme or not. If staying hydrated prevents your headaches they're probably not due to Lyme.And while many with Bell's Palsy have Lyme, most with Lyme don't get Bell's Palsy. High albumin is usually due to dehydration. ...Read more
I am recovering from Lyme disease with 7th CN palsy as a result. I am prescribed 15mg Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) QD for ADHD. Is it contraindicated with my condition?
Should be ok: You should be able to safely take your prescribed medication with your condition, but as always, make sure your prescribing physician is aware of all health conditions you have. ...Read more
Depends!: You should have been treated with Doxycycline 100mg bid for at least a month. Improvement speed is related to the stage of disease the lyme was found. You should take an NSAID for pain. A low dose (2.5mg) of Prednisone in the morning will also help with your arthritis symptoms. ...Read more
Depends on timing: First your doctor needs to determine the cause of the paralysis. If it is from a virus, then just wait. Almost all of these will go away on their own. If there is some other problem such as a tumor, it needs to be taken care of first. If the palsy lasts more than 1 year, see a facial plastic surgeon to discuss options for making the face work properly. There are some very good options. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends on cause: Many things can cause facial palsy- viral infection, tumors, strokes to name a few. Recovery will be different depending on the cause and the severity. If not already done, you should be evaluated by a facial/ent specialist or a neurologist and they can advise you on your possible recovery. ...Read more
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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