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Doctor insights on: Long Term Symptoms Of Lyme Disease

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What are long term effects of untreated Lyme disease?

What are long term effects of untreated Lyme disease?

Highly variable: Some with untreated lyme disease have minimal or no symptoms- a healthy person with a strong immune system can co-exist with it. Others can have devastating symptoms: fatigue, muscle/joint pains ; neurological symptoms ranging from poor memory/concentration to symptoms that mimic ms or als. Those with genetic susceptibilities, co-infections, toxic exposures, stress etc. Will have worse symptoms. ...Read more

Dr. Randy Baker
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Lyme Disease (Definition)

A condition 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 diagnoses are not very reliable, and sometimes clinical ...Read more


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What is the longterm effect of undiagnosed Lyme disease?

What is the longterm effect of undiagnosed Lyme disease?

See details: There are several and they basically involved 3 issues: neurologic (meningitis, brachial plexus and other neuropathies, muscle inflammation), cardiac (arrhythmias, pericarditis, myocarditis) and arthritis. ...Read more

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Signs and symptoms of Lyme disease and how long does it last?

Signs and symptoms of Lyme disease and how long does it last?

Many sxs/until cured: Lyme can cause virtually any symptom, but classically starts with rash & mild flu-like symptoms, then joint pains (often 1st in knees) & fatigue.It often causes problems with memory/concentration/word finding & vision. Neurological sxs can mimic ms & als. It can cause sxs similar to chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, lupus & other autoimmune diseases-also cardiac sxs.It lasts life-long unless treated. ...Read more

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What are the long term effects of meniere's disease?

What are the long term effects of meniere's disease?

Hearing loss: Recurrent meniere's episodes can lead to permanent hearing loss and permanent damage to the balance system. It's important to find an ENT doctor who is knowledgable in treating meniere's to minimize episodes and decrease the likelyhood of permanent damage. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of neurological chronic Lyme disease?

What are the symptoms of neurological chronic Lyme disease?

Brain Lyme : Neurological involvement by Lyme occurs after a long period of untreated infection and leads to difficulty with walking, thinking, vision and MRI with a spinal tap test to confirm diagnosis ...Read more

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What are the long term side effects of lyme's disease?

What are the long term side effects of lyme's disease?

Lyme diasease: Lyme disease is an inflammatory disease caused by the bacterium borrelia burgdorferi, carried primarily by deer tick. If untreated, the infection can spread and cause inflammation in the joints (arthritis), heart conduction problems (heart block), and nervous system (meningitis, problems with memory, processing speed, and verbal fluency ) are mostly affected. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of chronic Lyme disease?

What are symptoms of chronic Lyme disease?

CLD and Tx: For more on Lyme Disease (acute and chronic) read Dr. Richard L. Horowitz's book "Why I Can't Get Better." He dose a great job explaining the symptoms, diagnostic test short comings and several therapy regimens. My practice focuses on Lyme and associated diseases and its effect on normal body function. It is also called the great masquerader, as it has many many symptoms. Best, JP Saleeby, MD ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of chronic Lyme disease?

What are the symptoms of chronic Lyme disease?

Many symptoms: For more on Lyme Disease (acute and chronic) read Dr. Richard L. Horowitz's book "Why I Can't Get Better." He does a great job explaining the symptoms, diagnostic test short comings and several therapy regimens. My practice focuses on Lyme and associated diseases and its effect on normal body function. Lyme is the great masquerader, as it has many many symptoms. Best, JP Saleeby, MD ...Read more

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Can a flu shot cause any type of long term illnesses or autoimmune diseases?

Can a flu shot cause any type of long term illnesses or autoimmune diseases?

Yes: Although very uncommon, there are instances of Flu shots causing an autoimmune reaction like polyneuritis but recovery is often seen after some weeks or months. Considering the millions of people getting flu shots, such complications are quite rare. ...Read more

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What are the long term effects of chronic hyperventilation syndrome?

What are the long term effects of chronic hyperventilation syndrome?

Hmmm...: In physiologic terms, hyperventilation-- chronically-- could not occur due to mechanisms to preserve acid base status on respiratory drive. Respiratory alkalemia (low carbon dioxide) generally leads people to stop breathing in attempt to allow co2 levels to rise. Do you have gen. Anxiety as diagnosis? ...Read more

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Could tongue fasciculations,arm tremors,depression be a sign of Wilson's disease? Does long term use of psychiatric drugs cause Wilson's disease ?

Could tongue fasciculations,arm tremors,depression be a sign of Wilson's disease? Does long term use of psychiatric drugs cause Wilson's disease ?

My response: Psychiatric drugs do NOT cause Wilson's disease which is a problem with copper metabolism. This would be evaluated by blood testing including copper and ceruloplasmin. Since you seem concerned, see your doctor and uncover why you have issues. A tardive dyskinesia can be treated if present. ...Read more

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What short and long term affects are associated with cardiovascular disease?

What short and long term affects are associated with cardiovascular disease?

Big subject: Heart: angina, heart attack, congestive heart failure, arrythmias carotid: tia, stroke, dementia legs: limited walking=claudication rest pain, gangrene, amputations veins: clots and pulmonary embolism and varicose veins disability and death prevention is worthwhile for dollars and life style, . ...Read more

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What are short and long term affects of cardiovascular disease?

What are  short and long term affects of cardiovascular disease?

Depends on severity: Heart attack, stroke & death are biggest concerns if left untreated. ...Read more

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How long can fifths disease symptoms last?

How long can fifths disease symptoms last?

Rash = 1-3 weeks: The early symptoms of fifth disease caused by parvovirus b19 (fever, sore throat, upset stomach, headache, fatigue) go away in about 3-5 days, but the rash associated with it (first facial rash then on body) can wax and wane in some children for up to 3 weeks. Adults who get this usually don't have a rash, but can have quite painful joints (this can also last up to 3 weeks). ...Read more

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How long does the red bulls-eye symptom of lyme's disease rash last?

How long does the red bulls-eye symptom of lyme's disease rash last?

Days to months: Erythema migrans, the bulls-eye rash unique to lyme, appears within 3-30 days after a bite & lasts several days to several months. However, no more than 1/2 and probably less than 1/3 of those with lyme report a bulls-eye rash. If you have it you have lyme, but not having it does not rule out lyme in any way. See http://www.Lyme-disease-research-database.Com/lyme-disease-rash.Html. ...Read more

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What specific blood/urinalysis levels are significant to kidney problems of diagnosis but untreated lupus patient. Symptoms? Failure or disease? Difference?

What specific blood/urinalysis levels are significant to kidney problems of diagnosis but untreated lupus patient. Symptoms?  Failure or disease? Difference?

See answer : Blood tests for bun, creatinine, and GFR are used to determine if you have chronic kidney disease (ckd) and what stage (1 thru 5) based on GFR result. Urinalysis helpful to detect microscopic blood and protein both of which are common with kidney disease with degree of each related to type and severity of kidney disease. If significant protein (>1+), then 24-hr urine collection done to quantitate. ...Read more

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How long does the initial fever w/ lymes disease last?

How long does the initial fever w/ lymes disease last?

Lyme disease: Fever from lyme disease starts from 2 days after the tick bite to a few weeks . It usually starts with mild fever , fatigue, headache, muscle joint pains and at times swollen glands and a bulls -eye rash ( red rash with a central clear area) . These are early stage features and short . Not every one will have a fever. Lots of other symtoms develop once early stage clears. ...Read more