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What are the long term side effects of lyme's disease?

What are the long term side effects of lyme's disease?

Lyme diasease: Lyme disease is an inflammatory disease caused by the bacterium borrelia burgdorferi, carried primarily by deer tick. If untreated, the infection can spread and cause inflammation in the joints (arthritis), heart conduction problems (heart block), and nervous system (meningitis, problems with memory, processing speed, and verbal fluency ) are mostly affected. ...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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I have to start taking mepron (atovaquone) for lyme's disease. Any side effects?

I have to start taking mepron (atovaquone) for lyme's disease. Any side effects?

Some: Mepron (atovaquone) can cause some combination of fevers, headaches, insomnia, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea and rash in >10% of people who take it. Mepron is not commonly used to treat lyme disease. ...Read more

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What to do if I have to start taking mepron (atovaquone) for lyme's diseasehas anyone taken this and did you have any side effects?

Not 1st line : Lyme disease is normally treated with Doxycycline or rocrphin depending on stage of the disease. Mepron (atovaquone) is normally used for babesia. It is sometimes prescribed for Lyme disease but is not a first line treatment. It is also not the recommended treatment by the American college of rheumatology. Common side effects of Mepron (atovaquone) include stomach problems, sweating, a funny taste, dizziness. ...Read more

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What are side effects when using doxycycline to treat Lyme disease?

What are side effects when using doxycycline to treat Lyme disease?

Allergic reactions: Can be very serious side effects if there is: difficulty in breathing, chest tightness, swelling of tongue, diarrhea with or without bloody stools, severe headaches, severe skin reactions like urticaria, blistered or pealing skin. Common and relatively mild se are nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite mild temporary skin rash with or without itching, sensitivity to sunlight. But, overall quite safe. ...Read more

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What are the CNS side effects of nortriptyline? Is it contraindicated for someone w hypersensitivities to sound, insomnia, past cns Lyme infection?

What are the CNS side effects of nortriptyline? Is it contraindicated for someone w hypersensitivities to sound, insomnia, past cns Lyme infection?

Anticholinergic: Dry mouth blurred vision constipation areost common--it's a 2nd generation antidepressant--the active ingredient of Elavil (amitriptyline) with fewer side effects--you can measure its blood level--some times the older Meds are more effective than the new ones ...Read more

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Can someone with Lyme disease have symmetrical joint pain on both sides?

Can someone  with Lyme disease have symmetrical joint pain on both sides?

Yes.: It occurs. But it may not be do to lyme as well. Irrespective, you should be on a 1-3 month course of doxycline 100 mg bid. Lyme arthritis is unpleasant. Late neurologic disease is unnecessary and worse. ...Read more

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Is it typical for a person with Lyme disease to have symmetrical joint pain on both sides?

Is it typical for a person with Lyme disease to have symmetrical joint pain on both sides?

Yes: Lyme disease can cause symmetric polyarthralgias - pain in numerous joints on both sides of the body. Although rare, lyme disease is usually easy to treat if identifed quickly. There are blood tests so if you and your dr have a concern, it shoud be pretty quick to rule in/out. ...Read more

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