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How Often Is Bells Palsy A Symptom Of Lyme Disease
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 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
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What can you tell me about Lyme disease testing? What are symptoms that would warrant getting tested?
Varied features: Lysis testing involves blood tests. There is a screening Lyme test and a Western Blot that is more specific. Symptoms vary and are often missed. Typical rash( bulls eye lesion ) may be seen fatigue, joint pain, neurological changes like facial numbness or Bell's palsy and many others ...Read more
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
Many symptoms...: If bitten by a deer tick one should watch carefully for symptoms. Look for a bulls-eye rash- if you have this you have lyme, but it only happens half the time. Other early symptoms are mild flu-like symptoms (headache. Aches, mild fever), then joint pains, fatigue, problems with memory & concentration and virtually any symptom in the world. Deer ticks may spread ehrlichia, babesia, bartonella etc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many factors : Depends on a lot of things. Untreated, lyme disease can spread to many organs over weeks & months, yet still not show symptoms. Or, a person could get very ill within days of the tick bite. Untreated, lyme disease does not go away by itself, even if the symptoms get better. Complete treatment is necessary, for weeks if just after tick bite, and months if treatment delayed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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