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Lyme Neck Pain
Diagnosis help: for 6 wks I had sore, dull ache in my neck and along my spine. Also I have numbness and pain on sole of left ft. Lyme titers were neg.
Need evaluation: You need to see your physician to clarify the involvement. I doubt Lyme but think more of a type of neurological involvement ...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
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
Numbness/ pain in sole of left foot along with soreness along back of neck and spine for 6 wks. Stool has also been very loose. Lyme titers were neg.
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Sx headaches on back of head/neck area. Dog had ticks removed them with tweezrs & poppd apimple with the same thing 2 days later. Chances of lyme?
My Lyme band 23 came back reactive, what does that mean. I have been fatigue, headaches, neck aches, for 2 months now. Could this mean I have lyme. ?
Must take in context: You shouldn't base a diagnosis of lyme disease on a single band of a western blot. A history of tick bite in an area where lyme disease is common, and rash are other important factors. The symptoms you report could be due to many things. Speak to your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Chest port implanted Fri, surgeon said chest/neck skin very fibrous, like cutting thru gristle in meat & dulled 3 scalpels. What could be cause? Lyme?
Lyme infects joints: and nerves. The erythema annular does not scar. So, 'no' on lyme. However, previous scarring would do this. Prior procedures/surgeries in the same area certainly would do this. Alternatively other medical conditions (scleroderma) that cause scarring could also do this. ...Read more
What's the best way to tell a doc I've had symptoms of Lyme,hernia,Celiac,heart,tongue,ear,neck,finger,fog,torso,tick bumps/bruising, problems?
Write it down: You can prepare for a visit by writing down any symptom or set of symptoms/findings in an organized way.Include when they started, any things that you think alter the intensity,anything you have done that helped. Make up a comprehensive list, review it to make sure you have it all. Have a trusted friend readmit to see if it is clear and concise.Hand it to the nurse or tech before the visit. ...Read more
Cold sweats, back and neck pain for last five days. for no reason i just start sweatin profusely. enough to soak my shirt?
Could be serious: Cold sweats, back and neck pain, profuse sweating could be serous:Other details are important: visual disturbance, problems with thinking, motor or sensory deficits, etc. Viruses & bacteria can cause such symptoms. Stiff neck - think meningitis. Also lyme disease, other serious disorders must be ruled in or out. Visit to doctor after 5 days is NOT too soon and is strongly recommended. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Why do I have severe neck pain from being sick? Went to the doctor and they didn't know what was wrong.
It may be or may not: Be related. Your neck pain may have been coincidental and related to a neck problem directly like a disc issue. Sometimes, myalgias or muscle pains may develop as related to a viral illness. Occasionally, diseases that are autoimmune can be triggered by a illness or even be directly related to an infection like lyme disease. You should get another opinion and evaluation & ask about these. ...Read more
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