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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?

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?

Not transmissible: Lyme meningitis can be part of the secondary stage of lyme disease. It is far less severe than the usual bacterial meningitis. The disease does not transmit from person-to-person. Your children will have no risk. ...Read more

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Lyme Disease (Definition)

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


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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?

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 more

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How can I go about treating so many issues at once: lyme, candida, interstitial cystitis, high blood uric acid and urine protein, hypothyroidism, etc.

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 more

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35 year-old woman with abdominal discomfort, bloating, nausea and gas associated with starchy foods.....?

35 year-old woman with abdominal discomfort, bloating, nausea and gas associated with starchy foods.....?

Interesting case: I'd like to clarify a few things if the patient could respond: 1) Are you sure you got your CBC entered correctly? - hemoglobin 25 g/dL hematocrit 76.9 % - these are very high and if real, would need to be evaluated asap for possible polycythemia vera, which may or may not be causing your symptoms. 2) You mention malnourishment - but I do not see your weight or mention of diarrhea; in addition, the albumin is normal. 3) adrenal fatigue -I assume you mean adrenal insufficiency but I do not see any steroids listed in the meds, so I'm not sure if this is objective or subjective. As for abdominal symptoms, differential includes possible small bowel bacterial overgrowth, sprue (including celiac), disaccharidase deficiency, gastritis, IBD, and functional causes including IBS. My suggestion would be, if you haven't already had one, is to get an EGD/colonoscopy first with biopsies. See a gastroenterologist soon. I hope this is helpful. ...Read more

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Can Lyme go away on its own?

Can Lyme go away on its own?

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

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What are the stages of Lyme disease?

What are the stages of Lyme disease?

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

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Lyme disease: how can this be cured?

Lyme disease: how can this be cured?

Controversial: Most doctors believe that lyme disease can be cured by antibiotics. There are some who think that lyme can evolve into a chronic state, but this is controversial. Most treatments advertised for "chronic lyme disease" have little if any evidence to back them up. ...Read more

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What to do if i may have Lyme disease?

See a doctor: See a doctor, have appropriate lab tests done and start antibiotic therapy if it is indicated. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of Lyme disease?

What are the symptoms of Lyme disease?

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