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Lyme Flare Up Or Herxheimer Reaction
When you have NEUROLOGICAL Lyme Disease...and you have RAGE as a Herxheimer reaction....HOW DO YOU TREAT THE RAGE?
Rage unusual but...: I don't know if any of my many Lyme patients have had rage as a herx reaction. When someone with Lyme has rage it is likely they also have Bartonella, which often causes rage. If related to herxing treat like any herx reaction: http://bit.ly/1jc2BTn Also consider herbs that are calming such as Baikal Skullcap. See http://betterhealthguy.com/images/stories/PDF/BUHNER%20CONF%20NOTES.pdf for more. ...Read more
Lyme is 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 diagnosis is not very reliable, and sometimes clinical ...Read more
I had a dime size target for about 2 months, my dr never saw it. After it disappeared i started getting sick. Doc said it was saliva reaction not lyme?
I have a rash & welts on my body in many places. I'm being treated w/antibiotics for lyme. How can I tell if rash is allergic reaction or herx word2?
I have a rash & welts on my body in many places. I'm being treated w/antibiotics for lyme. How can I tell if rash is allergic reaction or herx word?
Herxheimer Reaction: The most common symptoms reported include increased fatigue, joint or muscle pain, skin rashes, photosensitivity, irritability, paresthesia, dizziness, sleep disturbances, asthenia, muscle cramps, night sweats, hypertension, hypotension, headaches (especially migraines) and swollen glands. From what you describe yo most likely have a drug reaction. A biopsy of the skin can confirm the diagnosis. ...Read more
I have a rash & welts on my body in many places. I'm being treated w/antibiotics for lyme. How can I tell if the rash is an allergic reaction or herx?
Drug Rash: According to mayo clinic, penicillin is the most common drug allergy experienced. The university of virginia health systems also lists antibiotics which are in the penicillin family, sufa drugs and cephalosporins as those that are commonly associated with an allergic rash reaction. Less commonly, many of the antibiotics available today can also cause an allergic reaction. Most likely an allergy. ...Read more
What herxheimer reactions can occur when treating chronic Lyme disease? My blood feels poisoned...Rage, dysesthesias, and fatigue are way worse...
When spirochetes: Killed , they release what is called exotoxins. Those toxins are extremely powerful vasodilators as result people develop low blood pressure , high heart rate and other symptoms systemic manifestations . I have seen the worst jerish hexhimers's reaction with louse born relapsing fever treated with penicillin. People die from such reaction than the disease itself ( i mean relapsing fever ). ...Read more
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