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Lyme Disease Symptoms Return After Treatment
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
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
Not really: the most common symptoms of hashimotos are hypothyroid symptoms. These are fatigue, cold intolerance, weight gain, hair loss, constipation, depression, puffy skin...As long as you are on the right thyroid replacement dose (levothyroxine or synthroid) and you dont forget your pills then the symptoms should not be an issue. ...Read more
Celiac: They definitely should improve drastically if you are able to stick with a 100% gluten-free diet. ...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
Whats standard infectious workup post POTS diagnosis? Does typical workup include Lyme disease testing?
1-2 weeks: If the tick was carrying the bacteria borrelia burgdorferi and the bacteria was transmitted via the bite then most individuals will develop a flu like illness with fevers and muscle pains within a week or two. About half will also develop a bullseye rash at the site of the bite. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hard to say: It really depends on whether you have any coinfections, and your general physical health (metal toxicity, poor detox capacity and food allergies, adrenal fatigue and low thyroid can all make treatment more difficult) expect treatment to the point of being symptome free to take many weeks at least, many months at worst. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If someone has neuroborreliosis will their psychiatric symptoms and neuro symptoms get worse with treatment, herx?
Antibiotic effect: Definitely. Imagine millions of bacteria exploding, with their toxins spilling all over the place in the brain- it's a total mess.This mess attracts thousands of white blood cells, and an inflammatory response ensues that cleans this mess up- the result is worsening symptoms, similar in a reaction called a "Jarish-Herxheimer reaction" seen when treating syphilis. This should slowly get better ...Read more
Is a doctor able treat you for Lyme disease if the testing is negative but there are symptoms of Lyme and a tick bite 20 years ago?
Lyme disease: If testing is truly negative then no reason to treat. ...Read more
Can become inactive : Lupus is a poorly understood autoimmune disease which requires long term treatment and monitoring. The best results come when patients work well together. Each person is different. Not unusually, there will be periods of disease activity followed by long periods of inactivity. Many cases stay inactive and are considered "burnt out" as opposed to those that continue to "flare". ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What are common neurological symptoms for seronegative antiphospholipid syndrome and once treated do these symptoms go away?
Yes and no!: First, all acla are of not the same significance, since the igm anticardiolipin ab is more likely to cause blood vessel blockage than the igg, which is worse than the iga! second, if a mini-stroke has occured, there may be complete resolution. If a major stroke has occurred then resolution will be incomlete at best. Individuals with antiphospholipid syndrome should be anticoagulated. ...Read more
Can brucella anti bodeis present for treated person after 10 years of treating and get positive result test ?
Can 4 doxycycline 100% treat a infectious disease in testicle and or intestinal tract? Symptoms are completely done after 2 weeks?
Doxycycline: Cannot imagine what you are trying to treat in both your testicle and GI tract. You need to be more specific and rephrase your question. Whether it is effective or not will depend upon what the cause is and whether, if infective, it is sensitive to this tetracycline derivative, . ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Neurology - not diagnosed looking for info - how quickly does Lambert Eaton Myasthenic Syndrome (LEMS) progress from experiencing the initial symptom?
Start here: Start with http://www.m.webmd.com/a-to-z-guides/lambert-eaton-myasthenic-syndromeGet a more detailed answer ›
How long after chlamydia treatment will residual inflammation subside? symptoms came back after initial treatment, burning and pain in testicles
A few days: It should only take a few days before you notice the resolution of your symptoms after starting or having had treatment. If your symptoms either never went away within 5-7 days or came back after that time, then you need to see your doctor again and likely receive more treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many sxs/until cured: Lyme can cause virtually any symptom, but classically starts with rash & mild flu-like symptoms, then joint pains (often 1st in knees) & fatigue.It often causes problems with memory/concentration/word finding & vision. Neurological sxs can mimic ms & als. It can cause sxs similar to chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, lupus & other autoimmune diseases-also cardiac sxs.It lasts life-long unless treated. ...Read more
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