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Long Term Side Effects Of Iv Antibiotics In Lyme Disease
See details: Neurologic, cardiac and arthritic issues are possible. ...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
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
7-10 days: I usually recommend a full 10 day course. ...Read more
It could be up: to several weeks. If longer, see a Dr. ...Read more
How long should I be on antibiotics when I have had untreated Lyme disease for 1 1/2 years? Was untreated due to my pregnancy and breastfeeding.
Depends: If you caught the disease early, in stage 1 with the initial fever and rash, fever should resolve within a couple of days of starting the antibiotic. If the disease had progressed further before treatment was initiated, it may take a lot longer to become fever free - even 10-14 days. Make sure you don't skip doses and let your doc know if any new symptoms or you're not feeling better. ...Read more
How long should antibiotics be used for Lyme disease? I was stopped before the two weeks was up whole being treated on doxycycline for a past infection of Lyme.
Treatment of lyme: Lyme disease is an extremely complex illness sometimes , and what is diagnosed as lyme may include other "piggyback" infections. A simple case of lyme discovered early may resolve completely , but cases that are not diagnosed early may become chronic . I have CT relatives with recurrent symptoms that respond well to different antibiotics but don't want to clear . http://www.cdc.gov/lyme/treatment/ ...Read more
I'm being treated for acute Lyme disease with IV anitibiotics. How long does it take to feel better once this treatment begins?
A few days: Usually people start feeling better within the first week. ...Read more
If i need IV antibiotics for Lyme disease do I need to stay in hospital or can I have a port put in so i can be at home?
If I have a negative lyme disease test, but antibiotics appear to be addressing my symptoms, is there any way to tell what caused the symptoms?
Not a clue: When you submit a question, you must provide enough background information for site docs to review.You provide no info beyond a negative test result.No history, no exam findings,no initial problem. This is not a chat room, so any question must be complete,We do not have access to any previous question or data you upload. ...Read more
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