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How long, if ever, does it take to clear up post Lyme syndrome? I also have adrenal fatigue. I'm on some different vitamins and immune strengtheners.

How long, if ever, does it take to clear up post Lyme syndrome? I also have adrenal fatigue. I'm on some different vitamins and immune strengtheners.

Unknown : Since you are very young, there is s good chance you will recover nicely. Sometimes your condition can be made worse by fungal nose infection, so ask your doc to check that with nasal swab cultures. Stay rested, eat well, do light exercise and stay positive ...Read more

Dr. Chevies Newman
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I was bitten by two ticks last june and have been having fatigue and joint pain. Treating with sulfasalazine since march this year. Lyme?

I was bitten by two ticks last june and have been having fatigue and joint pain. Treating with sulfasalazine since march this year. Lyme?

Could be Lyme: If it is, the antibiotic you're taking won't help. Get checked out by a specialist in lyme disease, ask your gp to test for lyme. Igenex labs have most specific/accurate testing, and even then a test can miss the diagnosis sometimes. ...Read more

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Diagnosed w Chronic Lyme.been on Doxy 1 wk.only small improvement.scared I won't heal fully,still fatigued.this a good sign?should I have more relief?

Diagnosed w Chronic Lyme.been on Doxy 1 wk.only small improvement.scared I won't heal fully,still fatigued.this a good sign?should I have more relief?

TheRightDiagnosis???: Well, you've stepped in it. There's all kinds of so-called controversy over the treatment of Lyme disease. In fact, one mega-paged document called "Guidelines" for Lyme that I skimmed basically reached no conclusions. They just shoulda said "There are no Guidelines" But there are intelligent people out there who approach this rationally. The trick is finding one in your area. Google is your friend ...Read more

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Are Lyme disease and chronic fatigue syndrome related?

Are Lyme disease and chronic fatigue syndrome related?

Similar symptoms: Lyme disease and chronic fatigue syndrome can have very similar symptoms. By definition, if one has chronic fatigue syndrome other causes of fatigue like lyme disease have been ruled out, so if one has lyme disease, by definition they do no have cfs. However, it is likely that many people who have been diagnosed with cfs actually have undiagnosed lyme disease. See comment for more:. ...Read more

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Chronic fatigue syndrome? Or Lyme disease? How to figure it out?

Chronic fatigue syndrome?  Or Lyme disease?  How to figure it out?

Get tested: Set up an appointment with your doctor, to review your travel and exposure risks, and to get tested for lyme if need be (using an approved method). Other tests will need to be done, to rule out other causes of profound fatigue such as hypothyroidism, ebv/cmv/tb infection, autoimmune disorder. Hhv-6 infection, vitamin d deficiency, and psychiatric disorder. ...Read more

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My girlfriend has chronic fatigue syndrome. But what if it's really Lyme disease?

Get tested: Depending on epidemiological factors (geography, time of year, activities), a physician knowledgeable in lyme disease (i.e. An infectious diseases specialist) can order an fda approved two-stage test to assess lyme disease, and to interpret the test results based on sound science. Keep in mind that chronic fatigue syndrome also encompasses several aspects of a post-lyme syndrome. ...Read more

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I'm on doxy for treating chronic Lyme. Finished week 1,still fatigued etc.. What if this option of treatment doesn't work-then what? I'm worried

Wrong treatment: Studies have shown that long term antibiotics have no value for chronic issues. This needs to be treated as an autoimmune disease and not an infection. Chronic Lyme is often a misdiagnosis. See a rheumatologist. ...Read more

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I got Lyme at 14. Had the bullseye rash. Did doxyxyline. This was 16 years ago. In 2009 had fatigue had Lyles tst she's positive. No rash. New bite?

I got Lyme at 14. Had the bullseye rash. Did doxyxyline. This was 16 years ago. In 2009 had fatigue had Lyles tst she's positive. No rash. New bite?

Lyme disease: Once you have had Lyme disease you may remain seropositive (meaning your antibody test is positive) for a lifetime. You need not have had a new infection. The interpretation of the serologies can be complex and cannot be discussed here in detail. ...Read more

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What herxheimer reactions can occur when treating chronic Lyme disease? My blood feels poisoned...Rage, dysesthesias, and fatigue are way worse...

When spirochetes: Killed , they release what is called exotoxins. Those toxins are extremely powerful vasodilators as result people develop low blood pressure , high heart rate and other symptoms systemic manifestations . I have seen the worst jerish hexhimers's reaction with louse born relapsing fever treated with penicillin. People die from such reaction than the disease itself ( i mean relapsing fever ). ...Read more

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


Dr. Michael Rothman
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Lethargy (Definition)

Lack of energy, ...Read more