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Lyme P H Acid Base
My friend just told me that she is in the hospital with Lyme based meningitis, what exactly is that? Also, my kids (ages 4 yrs & 16 week were around her 4 days ago, should I be worried?
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
Have candida/lyme/interstitial cystitis; could dr. Rx'd diet of protein/gr. Vegs./probiotics have caused my hi blood uric acid and interstitial cysti?
Unlikely.: But might be contributing. Most common cause of high uric acid is genetics. A high uric acid level without symptoms is often of no significant consequences. The level may be affected a bit by diet. The candida / lyme / ic thing sounds fishy and very unlikely. Perhaps you have a more general underlying disorder. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
How can I go about treating so many issues at once: lyme, candida, interstitial cystitis, high blood uric acid and urine protein, hypothyroidism, etc.
Holistic approach: Unraveling multiple issues is complex & a bit like a game of pick up sticks- you need to be careful about the order. Lyme & candida may be the cause of ic, but it may be necessary to detox heavy metals to treat those. Antibiotics for lyme can aggravate candida. It's best to start with basic support- balance hormones, detox, correct nutrient deficiencies. I advise working with a skilled holistic doc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Lyme disease: Lyme disease needs to be treated. A small percentage of patients may go into remission with out treatment though rare. I am not aware of any study that evaluated what happens to such untreated lyme patients. Such untreated patients may be misdiagnosed as chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, mental illness or some forms of chronic disease. ...Read more
Different stages: You can have the rash called erythema chronicum migrans after the tick bite. This is the intiial acute infection and characteristic rash If it is not detected then it can incubate in your body and cause later sequela such as arthritis adn other systems can be invovled. There are blood tests that can be done to help clarify the diagnosis. Your physician can test for Borrelia Burgdoreri. ...Read more
Pain, fatigue and...: 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 & blurred vision. Neurological sxs can mimic MS & als. It can cause sxs similar to chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, rheumatoid arthritis, lupus and other autoimmune diseases-also cardiac sxs. ...Read more
A few choices.: You should start with your primary care doctor. They would be best to diagnose it if you haven't had it diagnosed yet, because if it's not lyme disease they will also help you determine what it is that's ailing you. If you've already been diagnosed then you can be treated by your primary doctor or an infectious disease specialist. ...Read more
Depends: That depends on the chances of getting bitten by a deer tick, which in turn depends on where you live, whether you're spending much time outdoors in places with ticks, and what you're doing and wearing while you're there. ...Read more
An infection: Lyme disease is a rickettsial infection caused by a tick bite that spreads the Lyme organism into the human host. It's most common features include skin joint and nerve involvement. Cardigan involvement with irregular rhythm can also occur. This could potentially be life threatening ...Read more
Lyme disease: In early stage, there is wide-spread itching, chills, fever, headache, muscle pain, feeling weak, neck stiffness. Later, there is weakness in muscles of face, pain & swelling in joints, heart symptoms. Later in advanced stage there is weakness, numbness, speech problems, & abnormal muscle movements. ...Read more
Bulls eye rash: One of the earliest signs that lyme disease has been contracted is a rash that has clearing in the center, or appears as a ring. In this case getting treatment quickly should result in a shorter course of treatment. Symptoms of chronic lyme are: fatigue, insomnia, headaches, confusion or brain fog, joint pain & stiffness, tingling & numbness, weakness and many more symptoms that tend to come & go. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers