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Does Lyme disease return after being treated?

Does Lyme disease return after being treated?

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

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Lyme Disease (Definition)

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


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Can symptoms of hashimoto thyroiditis return even after treatment?

Can symptoms of hashimoto thyroiditis return even after treatment?

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

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Can arthritic symtoms occur after antibiotic treatment of lymes disese?

Can arthritic symtoms occur after antibiotic treatment of lymes disese?

In most cases, Lyme: Arthritis does not recur after appropriate therapy for this infection although reinfection can certainly occur. ...Read more

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Can symptoms of Lyme disease not show up for months?

Can symptoms of Lyme disease not show up for  months?

Yes: People react to infections in different ways. Most who are infected with lyme will have vague non-specific symptoms initially like headache and achiness that may be mild and not noticed as a sign of illness, but then have more pronounced symptoms that appear months or years later. ...Read more

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Can celiac disease symptoms resolve after following a gluten free diet?

Can celiac disease symptoms resolve after following a gluten free diet?

Celiac: They definitely should improve drastically if you are able to stick with a 100% gluten-free diet. ...Read more

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Symptoms of Lyme disease easy to see?

Symptoms of Lyme disease easy to see?

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

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Whats standard infectious workup post POTS diagnosis? Does typical workup include Lyme disease testing? ,

Whats standard infectious workup post POTS diagnosis? Does typical workup include Lyme disease testing?
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Yes: Lyme can cause autonomic dysfunction including POTS- good idea to get tested for lyme and its coinfections such as bartonella, mycoplasma, erhlichia, anaplasma, babesia and rocky mountain spotted fever which are all tick borne infections ...Read more

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How long after a tick bite would you start to see symptoms of Lyme disease?

How long after a tick bite would you start to see symptoms of Lyme disease?

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 more

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What is a reasonable treatment time frame late diagnosed, acute Lyme disease?

What is a reasonable treatment time frame late diagnosed, acute Lyme disease?

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 more

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If someone has neuroborreliosis will their psychiatric symptoms and neuro symptoms get worse with treatment, herx?

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

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Is lupus life long disease or I can get rid of this auto immune disease after proper treatment?

Is lupus life long disease or I can get rid of this auto immune disease after proper treatment?

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 more

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What are common neurological symptoms for seronegative antiphospholipid syndrome and once treated do these symptoms go away?

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

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Can brucella anti bodeis present for treated person after 10 years of treating and get positive result test ?

Can brucella anti bodeis present for treated person after 10 years of treating and get positive result test ?

Brucellosis serology: Antibodies are produced by the body when it comes in contact with a foreign or disease causing organism. Likewise, a positive Brucella antibody says that the body was exposed to this bacteria but not necessarily actively infected. ...Read more

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Can 4 doxycycline 100% treat a infectious disease in testicle and or intestinal tract? Symptoms are completely done after 2 weeks?

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 more

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How long after chlamydia treatment will residual inflammation subside? symptoms came back after initial treatment, burning and pain in testicles

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 more

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Signs and symptoms of Lyme disease and how long does it last?

Signs and symptoms of Lyme disease and how long does it last?

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