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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


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Had Lyme 3 years ago and was treated with 28 days of rocephron. Sometimes i awake with heart palpitations and sweating. 65 female, everything checksok?

Had Lyme 3 years ago and was treated with 28 days of rocephron.  Sometimes i awake with heart palpitations and sweating. 65 female, everything checksok?

Lyme disease: If you were treated as you describe for acute lyme disease then it is not likely that your current issues are related to that prior infection. Without knowing what you mean by "palpitation" or "checks out ok" cannot comment further, but hopefully you have been seen by a cardiologist. Good luck. ...Read more

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I'm on ceftin (cefuroxime) for Lyme. Each day at 4 I run a fever and start shaking, sweating. After a few hours I have to urinate, then I feel better. What gives?

I'm on ceftin (cefuroxime) for Lyme. Each day at 4 I run a fever and start shaking, sweating. After a few hours I have to urinate, then I feel better. What gives?

Drug fever?: This may well be a reaction to Ceftin (cefuroxime). Stop it for a week and see if the fever goes away. If problem persists, see an infectious disease specialists. Chronic lyme disease is a fad disease now heavily promoted by some practitioners in holistic medicine and many chiropractors yet few people actually suffer from this condition. Thus you should really consult an ID specialist. ...Read more

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57 yr old female w/ Lyme and having night sweats and significant joint pain. thyroid TSH was 1.47 and free T4 was 1.3. Are these numbers ok. ?

57 yr old female w/ Lyme and having night sweats and significant joint pain.  thyroid TSH was 1.47  and free T4 was 1.3. Are these numbers ok. ?

YES: Your TSH and free T4 are in the normal range which means your thyroid gland is functioning normally. However, I'm very concerned about the other symptoms. Have you been adequately treated for Lyme disease? Have other likely causes of your symptoms been ruled out? If I were you, I'd want to be sure. ...Read more

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Bitten by non-lyme tick 8 mos ago (tick was tested). Itchy rash over legs, arms, buttocks, weight loss and night sweats. What could be the cause? Thx

Many possibilities: Besides lyme, ticks can transmit many other infections including babesia, bartonella, ehrlichina, rickettsia and other types of borrelia. The tick testing negative for lyme does not rule out other infections. But your symptoms could be unrelated to the bite too! see a doc knowledgeable in tick-borne illness. Consider seeing a doc for general evaluation too, ideally a holistic doc. ...Read more

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How to stop excessive sweating?

How to stop excessive sweating?

PrecisionTx: Botox provides temporary relief for hyperhidrosis. A new treatment, precision tx™ device targets the sweat glands in the underarm area and uses focused laser energy to ablate their function, which lasts much longer. ...Read more

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What could cause excessive sweating?

What could cause excessive sweating?

Hyperhidrosis: Excessive sweating, or hyperhidrosis, can be a warning sign of thyroid problems, diabetes or infection. Excessive sweating is also more common in people who are overweight or out of shape. ...Read more

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I have excessive sweating help please?

I have excessive sweating help please?

Excessive sweating: It is hard to work that out without more information. Do you check your temperature? Are you gaining or losing weight? Are you sweating all day or just at night? I would be happy to hear a bit more about your problem but it might be wiser to see your family doctor. ...Read more

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What is the cause of excessive sweating?

MANY CAUSES: Excessive sweating can be normal in some people but there are medical causes of excessive sweating, hyperhydrosis 1 overactive thyroid gland 2obesity 3 diabetes mellitus 4 certain drugs the list is long. ...Read more

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Is there any way to stop excessive sweating?

Is there any way to stop excessive sweating?

Anti-Perspirant: Certain dri is a very effective anti-perspirant. When applied before going to bed it will very effectively control sweating for 24 hours. ...Read more

Dr. Emily Altman
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Excessive Sweating (Definition)

Excessive sweating is a clinical condition in which a person sweats more significantly during exercise and when in warm circumstances, or sweats considerably during situations where most people ...Read more


Dr. Morton Levitt
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Perspiration (Definition)

Perspiration or sweat is the production of watery fluid from the skin to help regulate the ...Read more