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Lyme Disease And Stomach Problems
Is it okay to take a break from amoxicillin for Lyme disease? The stomach pain is really bothering me.
Consult prescriber: If not already tried then try taking Amoxicillin with food to reduce stomach irritation. If no relief your doctor can review your condition, medication & adverse effects & determine if an alternative is appropriate. You should not have to suffer with stomach pain. Another med may be just as good without adverse effect. ...Read more
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
I am taking doxycycline hyclate 4 Lyme disease. Do I absolutely have to take this on an empty stomach? It causes rages when I take it without food.
You can: You can take it with food.Get a more detailed answer ›
I have red itchy spots randomly all over my legs, stomach & chest. They itch horribly. I do have Lyme disease could it be related or other causes?!
Not sure of the:
Context. Lyme disease is an infection. It can have a rash and would need treatment. Mostly people mean "I think I might have had lyme disease sometime in the past". And the organism would certainly be entirely gone with treatment. While one can have an injury from it, it is less likely to have rash from treated lyme than treated gunshot wound.
THen, inflammations, infections, circulatory issues. . ...Read more
46 yr-old woman who 9 years ago started having progressive, dramatic neurological and pain symptoms after an "acute illness", including 50-pound.....?
Autoimmune: Post-infectious sequelae can cause a variety of syndromes and symptoms, largely of the autoimmune etiology. CIDP is a possibility. Do you have reflexes? CIDP can be diagnosed with EMG/NCS. Did you have that? There are panels of antibodies associated with not only CIDP but also autoimmune dysautonomia, which is another consideration. Were these panels sent? Mayo has comprehensive panels. For dysautonomia testing, I would recommend tilt table and skin biopsy for small fiber neuropathy. Other considerations include myopathies, which can be metabolic or mitochondrial, and I would recommend EMG as well as possible muscle biopsy. ...Read more
Can chronic Lyme disease cause cardiovascular problems? If so what are they and which type of doctor should be seen?
Symptoms of long standing Lyme disease have been dealing with for years inflammed jointed skin problems etc etc live in P.A by woods been tested neg.
What is the question: I don't see a question here. Also I don't see any information about treatment for Lyme, were you given antibiotics. Lyme disease can manifest with acute and chronic signs and symptoms, you should be treated either by an ID specialist or your primary doctor if its comfortable. Blood work testing for lyme can be confusing but sure helps for accurate diagnosis, make sure they test for others. ...Read more
No: Kidney disease is not a complication of lyme. ...Read more
I was diagnosed with Lyme disease a year ago and took antibiotics. No problems since. My question is do the symptoms ever return? And if so what should be done?
Unlikely: If you were treated early in the course of the illness and the therapy was successful the chances of your having long-term problems is almost non-existent. ...Read more
How do they test for Lyme disease? I have sjogrens and fibro and positive ana. Lyme disease sounds a lot like this. I have nuro logical problems too.
I began taking Doxycylin one week ago for possible Lymes disease, and have been experiencing bloating, mild tenderness in my abdomen, and swollen feet?
Should I be tested for leukemia¿ Wbc 15x 6 yrs, abdominal bruising, lymph swelling, musc fatigue, frequent BV, Malaise. Neg for HIV, lymes disease.
Yes: Yes, you should. Most likely not going to be acute leukemia but could be chronic leukemia ...Read more
May be related to it: It could be related to your inflamation - especially any vascular issues. This will depend on the manfestations that you are having. You can discuss that with your physician. ...Read more
How big is a tick bite that can cause Lyme disease? I have a bite, but am not sure if it’s from a tick. What do tick bites look like?
Let me help: A small, red bump may appear at the site of the tick bite. This small bump is normal after a tick bite and doesn't indicate lyme disease. However, over the next few days, the redness may expand forming a rash in a bull's-eye pattern, with a red outer ring surrounding a clear area. ...Read more
Not if untreated.: Untreated Lyme disease can progress to have cardiac (heart) and neurologic (brain and nerves) complications. If left untreated too long some damage can be permanent. Lyme disease can be treated with common antibiotics. If you have symptoms, like a bullseye rash, joint pains, fevers, or headache, and have a reasonable chance of exposure, please see a doctor for testing and treatment. ...Read more
Easy to see but...: The symptoms of lyme are very easy to see but it may be hard to recognize these as lyme. Classic symptom of bullseye rash only seen in half or less, then flu-like symptoms, then migrating joint pains (often 1st in knees), fatigue, poor memory/concentration, can't find right word, blurred vision. Can cause virtually any symptom, often misdiagnosed as chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, arthritis, MS etc. ...Read more
Not necessarily: Lyme is a complex illness. Some who have it become quite ill, while others have mild symptoms. This depends on the strain of lyme bacteria, genetics of the patient, presence of co-infections like babesia & bartonella & factors that affect immune function like nutrition, parasites, heavy metals, mold exposure & stress.Thus, like adults, some children become quite ill but others have minimal symptoms. ...Read more
Lyme disease: Lyme disease can be detected by blood by testing the igm level. However lyme disease can turn into complicated chronic problem affecting many systems of the body. It can be treated with antibiotics. Treatments varies depend on when it was discovered and how it had spread. Consult your doctor if you have concern for contacting the disease. Early treatment and proper prevention is important. ...Read more
Yes-if Rx incomplete: Lyme disease may return if the treatment was insufficient. In the early phase, within weeks to a few months of a first tick bite, then a course of oral antibiotics should cure the problem. If the lyme disease is first diagnosed with systemic problems such as arthritis or neuropathy, then treament takes much longer, and incomplete treatment can be followed by a recurrence of symptoms. ...Read more
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
Not well: Lyme disease presents early with a classic rash which is an expanding circle of redness clearing in the center. There may be fever, chills, malaise, headache, stiff neck, and involvement of joints (arthritis), the heart, and the nervous system may all follow. It is due to a spiral bacteria transmitted by deer ticks (borellia burgdorfii), and should be treated aggressively to prevent long illness. ...Read more
No: Lyme testing is notoriously inaccurate. The western blot is not great. I like the ispot lyme test better. ...Read more
Numerous parts: Peripheral nerves and different parts of the brain can be involved. ...Read more
Yes: Many patient could have the initial signs and symptoms of lime disease and they are not diagnosed at that time for multiple reasons, related to the severity, lack of evaluation, misinterpretation of the symptoms, lack of though about the occurrence of the disease. ...Read more