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Lyme Disease Antibiotics Make Symptoms Worse
Is it standard practice to continue antibiotics for Lyme disease until all symptoms are gone? So this could be weeks..Months..?
No: Studies have shown that long term use of antibiotics produces no benefit and can cause significant problems. ...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 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
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
Could Lyme disease reoccur? And can it be passed to children? I was sick with very random and strange mental and physical symptoms as a teen and at 17 after many tests i was diagnosed with Lyme disease. I was treated for about a year with antibiotics, and
After 2 years of Lyme disease and 3 more years of antibiotics, with no improvement in symptoms, should I keep taking antibiotics?
I was diagnosed with Lyme disease in june of 2012. I had an antibiotic treatment and now I've noticed arthritic symptoms. Can i still have the disease?
Lyme disease: It is possible that you are still infected or have been reinfected. Certainly, post=lyme joint-pain is not unknown. Even after the infection is controlled, there are sometimes sequallae that remain. You may need to see an infectious disease specialist, who is the expert in detecting and then treating some of the more difficult maladies. ...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?
I had Lyme disease in 2011 and it was treated with antibiotics Could Lyme symptoms persist years later? I still feel fatigued with muscle aches.
Yes it can: Because the organism causing Lyme is a spirochete, it does not really respond completely to antibiotics and some may have survived. Get several blood tests to,check,for,Luke titters. Make an appt with infectious disease doctor today to check this out and get your immune system checked as well. ...Read more
I was diagnosed with Lyme disease in june an did 3 weeks of antibitics. Is it possible to have returning symptoms of fatigue, nauseous, and dizziness?
Possible: It is possible. You should go back and see the doctor that treated you for this soon. ...Read more
YES: Antibiotics are highly successful in treating early lyme disease; the earlier treatment begins after infection the better. However, many doctors give inadequate treatment, such as Doxycycline 100 mg 2x/day for 10 days. Ilads, the professional organization of lyme specialists, advises Doxycycline 200 mg 2x/day x 1 month (or similar). See http://www.Ilads.Org/lyme_disease/treatment_guidelines.Html. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What to do if i know that antibiotics can help against Lyme disease, but what is it exactly that they do?
My son got Lyme disease over the summer. He took antibiotics and now hes starting to get sick again, How is that possible?
Is there anything else i could be doing to treat my late Lyme disease other than just taking the antibiotics? No noticeable improvement after 2 weeks
May take longer: Late lyme, disseminated throughout the body and often in cns, takes longer treatment to resolve. Several months. Also many docs will use more than one antibiotic, to get the different forms of the lyme bacteria, like the spirochete, the cell wall deficient form and the cyst form. Supplements that improve immune system function also speed up recovery. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
7-10 days: I usually recommend a full 10 day course. ...Read more
I am prescribed several antibiotics at once to help control Lyme disease. I feel completely stoned! I don't drink or smoke or take anything else. Help?
Eat after meds: I'm assuming that you're probably taking doxycycline, since it's the usual first choice antibiotic for lyme disease. Doxy capsules can irritate the esophagus if they get stuck on the way down. To prevent this, eat bread or another bland solid food (not milk or dairy) right after taking doxy to push the pills down. If you've already irritated your esophagus you may need to see your doc to get meds. ...Read more
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