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Lyme Disease Neck Pain
Hashimotos disease; is my gradual onset (5 weeks) neck pain and localized swelling caused by neck strain or cervical lymphoma 2* thyroid disease?
UnlikelyButGetChecke: Hashimoto Disease is an auto immune disease which affects thyroid gland.It can pain in any joint and muscles. It can increase your risk of getting a rare kind of thyroid cancer called Thyroid Lymphoma.That is a very rare occurrence in some. But it is not cervical Lymphoma. Since you have a concern about it and have a nodule in thyroid gland . Get it checked by your endocrinologist asap. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Periodic pain in head, different locations, facial and neck pain @ times, had cervical MRI - degenerate disc disease?
Cervical via: Ddd usually causes pain in the same distribution, does not affect facial region, . ...Read more
I have uveitis , fatigue, photophobia, ulcer, back pain, stiff neck, joint pain, pain in the night, etc. Do these symptoms confirm ankylosing spondylitis?
No: Celiac disease is a autoimmune , digestive disease, causing malabsorption , due to gluten sensitivity initial symptoms with abdominal bloating, pain diarrhea, followed by other symptoms, including depression .Chronic pelvic pain is not one of them, if occurs it is very rare. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Ddd l5, djd right tmj, chronic sciatica and back pain, hypermobile fingers, hashimoto's thyroid. Could there be an underlying disease connecting these?
52/f severe left shlder, left arm & neck pain. Have osteoarthritis, rheumatoid & psoriatic arthritis, ankylosing spondylosis & deg disc disease, help!
Yes: Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis are both inflammatory bowel diseases and both can be associated with joint pains, though it's more common with crohn's disease than with ulcerative colitis. Usually the joint pains get worse when the digestive problems flare up. Here's a link to some more info on this: http://ibdcrohns.About.Com/cs/relatedconditions/a/arthritisibd.Htm. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Early vs late: Early symptoms of lymes (right after bite) can include a specific rash at the site of the bite, fatigue, headache, muscle and joint pain, fever, and swollen glands. One can also have neurological changes, eye concerns, and even heart concerns. Later symptoms usually include joint pain, neurological changes, and chronic skin changes. ...Read more
What would cause severe joint pain, fever, spasticity, myopathy, neuropathy, facial swelling, fatigue, seizures, abdomen pain.. ect ...
One disease: is unlikely to do all this (Lymes Disease, Neurosyphilis, Porphyria , SLE ? Each could account for all but one of symptoms listed) I spent the better part of an hour trying to come up with one disease.......I give up. Must be one disease plus the side effects of a treatment or more than one condition. Lets figure it out!! Need more information!! www.healthtap.com/drericweisman ...Read more
How is spine cancer diagnosed. Are pain along spine, upper back pain, headaches, arm pain, chest bone pain symptoms ?
Diagnosed EBV now seems gone on to serious autoimmune disease symptoms muscle weakness stiffness in muscles numbness loss of sensation ?
Bloods, bone scan nerve tests normal yet polyarthritis pain fingers twisting/bending, malaise fatigue temp 38C+ back pain all 2yrs+ Only diagnosis FM & OA?
Can Lyme cause sinus tachycardia? Experiencing groin pain, joint pain, particularly hands & feet. RA screen pos, all other RA tests in normal range.
Lyme disease: Lyme disease especially when chronic may affect the heart. Patients can also have neurologic involvement such as a facial nerve or facial droop. Patient is may develop a chronic arthritis. It is reassuring that the test for rheumatoid arthritis is negative. There are newer tests that may be used to rule out any rheumatologic condition. I recommend that you see a rheumatologist. ...Read more
Diagnosed w/ Lyme disease, bartonella, & babesia. Have noticed increasingly stiff & painful neck w/ head pain & pressure for past 3 days w/ fever ranging btwn 99.6 & 100.5. Are these symptoms typical?
YOU ARE NOT 15 MIN!: I agree that you should not assume the neck pain is Lyme spasms, and get to ER. We would like to propose that while Babesia can raise temps, Bartonella can be immunosuppressive-floats in blood--you do not die. A fever with Bartonella I would take seriously. My wise MD friend is right. If 3 infections--missed one? ER. As Fallon, MD Columbia recently posted-ticks are infection bus-over 1-3 bugs. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have an enlarged thymus gland and am a 47 yr old female..I have been very sick with Lyme disease, emphysema, fibromyalgia. Should i go to the er.?
Strange on and off blodoshot eyes with dizziness that isn't allergies. It won't go away. Lyme disease? Thyroid? Stress? Also unexplained weight loss.
Further evaluation: I would suggest a work up to include further evaluation of your asthma which is being treated with Advair. The evaluation will include a pulse oximetry test with and without exercise. These symptoms may be related to uncontrolled asthma. In addition, a TB test and CF screening test can be performed. A complete physical exam and history will determine other causes. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Lyme disease for the past two months, now have severe sore throat, sneezing, nausea, gas, and white tongue two days after taking full dose of doxy (was taking with milk for first three weeks, Lyme specialist told me to stop taking with milk) help! ?
5 days sore throat, severe body/joint ache & fever (100-102). Thought it was strep or virus, but today i find a bullseye-like bite on my trunk. Can it be Lyme disease? Is it too early for blood test?
Epidemiology : When early lyme is suspected, the diagnosis is based on clinical grounds. Taking a picture of the rash & having a doctor examine it before it disappear is advisable. Other things can cause a bulls eye rash such as a fixed drug eruption, southern tick-associated rash illness, etc. Early recognition is very important. Its too early for an antibody blood test. Epidemiology will help your doc answer. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Bite of infected tic: Lime disease is spread by ticks that have acquired the germ in the past and it stays in their system. A tick bite from another of the same species without the ld germ will not do it. The tick must get on your body, settle in for a feeding & feed long enough to pass the germ to you (hours). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See below: Lyme disease is caused by a bacteria called borrelia burgdorferi, named after the scientist willy burgdorfer who discovered the bacterial pathogen - a spirochete (spiral appearing bacteria). It is transmitted by tick saliva but primarily only after being embedded for at least 48 hours. It causes disease by infecting many types of cells and destroying their function. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Find willing doctor: Of course you can but you need to find a doctor to order the test. There are many tests for lyme. I strongly advise getting the igg &igm western blot test from igneex. Many docs start with the lisa test that misses at least half who have it &other labs do incomplete western blot tests. See http://betterhealthguy.Com/lyme/testing. ...Read more
See Lyme-literate MD: Lyme disease is surprisingly common but can be hard to diagnose. Most md's aren't too knowledgeable about it & may do a screening test that misses over half the cases & say you don't have it.No test is definitive- it's ultimately a clinical diagnosis. It's best to see a "lyme-literate" doc-see www.Chroniclymedisease.Com/llmd-referrals for an overview: www.Lymediseaseresource.Com/burrguide2008.Pdf. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Borrelia bacteria: Lyme disease is an infection caused by a bacteria, borrelia burgdorferi.It is usually transmitted by deer ticks & the longer the tick is attached the greater the chance of infection.However, about half of those with lyme do not recall being bitten by a tick.It is proven that stinging flies can transmit it & possibly spiders, mosquitoes etc.It may be sexually transmitted & passed to babies in utero. ...Read more
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