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Lyme Disease And Rocephin
I started IV rocephin for Lyme disease 6 days ago. I developed a loose stool 3 days ago, no gas, no foul smell, 4-6 movements a day.
Common problem: Antibiotic- induced diarrhea is fairly common. As long as you do not have other symptoms like severe abdominal pain, fevers, GI bleeding, it should be ok and stop when you finish your antibiotic regimen. If you do develop these symptoms, call your doctor immediately to make sure you have not developed a secondary intestinal infection called c. Diff colitis. This can be a very serious condition. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Still waiting for Lyme disease blood test results. If it is positive will i need antibiotics from an IV since I am having neurological symptoms?
Bacterial Infection: Lyme disease is a bacterial infection that is transmitted through a type of tick. The bacteria can cause alot of things from a simple rash, to fevers, joint pain to more serious things such as meningitis and heart problems. If you think you were bitten by a tick or have lyme disease, please see your doctor. It's very easily treatable as long as you dont wait. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Bulls eye rash: One of the earliest signs that lyme disease has been contracted is a rash that has clearing in the center, or appears as a ring. In this case getting treatment quickly should result in a shorter course of treatment. Symptoms of chronic lyme are: fatigue, insomnia, headaches, confusion or brain fog, joint pain & stiffness, tingling & numbness, weakness and many more symptoms that tend to come & go. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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