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What are the symptoms of neurological chronic Lyme disease?

What are the symptoms of neurological chronic Lyme disease?

Brain Lyme : Neurological involvement by Lyme occurs after a long period of untreated infection and leads to difficulty with walking, thinking, vision and MRI with a spinal tap test to confirm diagnosis ...Read more

Dr. Randy Baker
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Lyme Disease (Definition)

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


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How can I over come late stage Lyme disease..it has already hit my neurological system and damaged my nerves.

How can I over come late stage Lyme disease..it has already hit my neurological system and damaged my nerves.

With help of good Dr: Treating late stage Lyme is very complex and challenging. Many docs feel long courses of IV antibiotics are needed but I find it responds better to using herbs, supplements, homeopathy & judicious use of antibiotics. Treating co-infections like Bartonella is essential. You need the help of a good doc who specializes in this. Listen to http://betterhealthguy.com/dr-randy-baker-talk and see comment: ...Read more

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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

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Can someone who had chronic Lyme disease and has been treated for it & still has neurological symptoms, bladder dysfunction & pain possibly have ms?

Can someone who had chronic Lyme disease and has been treated for it  & still has neurological symptoms, bladder dysfunction & pain possibly have ms?

Multiple sclerosis: Yes. A person with treated lyme disease can develop multiple sclerosis. Having lyme disease does not protect your from having ms nor it increases the risk of having it either. Bladder dysfunction and pain are seen in many conditions and are not specific of multiple sclerosis. The diagnosis of ms may require certain period of observation or perhaps a lumbar puncture. Check with a neurologist. ...Read more

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Could my Lyme disease headaches have just been dehydration?If I had Neurological Lyme wouldn't I have goten Bell's Palsy?Albumin 5.8, other labs norml

Could my Lyme disease headaches have just been dehydration?If I had Neurological Lyme wouldn't I have goten Bell's Palsy?Albumin 5.8, other labs norml

Perhaps, no: Lyme disease can cause any symptom, including headaches, but if you have Lyme it does not mean all your symptoms are caused by Lyme. Dehydration can cause headaches whether you have Lyme or not. If staying hydrated prevents your headaches they're probably not due to Lyme.And while many with Bell's Palsy have Lyme, most with Lyme don't get Bell's Palsy. High albumin is usually due to dehydration. ...Read more

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I want to know my options for treating advanced Lyme disease?

ID Consult: How advanced and what's involved? Do you have cardiac involvement, cerebral involvement, etc. These factors determine the plan of care. You need to see an infectious disease specialist, and bring along copies of your studies if you have them. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for Lyme disease (advanced)?

What is the treatment for Lyme disease (advanced)?

Depends: Chronic lyme needs to be treated by at least two antibiotics. Other supportive treatments such as herbals, vitamins, and supplements are also useful. ...Read more

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I read a blog post about advanced Lyme disease. But i'm still not clear - what is it?

I read a blog post about advanced Lyme disease. But i'm still not clear - what is it?

Bacterial infection: Lyme disease is a tick borne bacterial disease associated with skin rash, arthritis, nerve damage and a variety of other signs and symptoms. The existence, pathology and treatment of chronic or advanced lyme disease is controversial and some experts even doubt the existence of chronic lyme disease. ...Read more

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How do people treat advanced Lyme disease?

ID Consultation: Patients with advanced lyme's disease need to be evaluated by an infectious disease specialist. Their therapy may require intravenous medications but that requires further evaluations. ...Read more

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Does lyme disease go away?

Not if untreated.: Untreated Lyme disease can progress to have cardiac (heart) and neurologic (brain and nerves) complications. If left untreated too long some damage can be permanent. Lyme disease can be treated with common antibiotics. If you have symptoms, like a bullseye rash, joint pains, fevers, or headache, and have a reasonable chance of exposure, please see a doctor for testing and treatment. ...Read more

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Can Lyme disease live for ever ?

Can Lyme disease live for ever ?

Not sure of question: Do you mean to ask if lyme would continue indefinitely if not treated? Te answer to that is yes, though the typical course for lyme disease is one where symptoms can tend to come & go, get worse, then better. ...Read more

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Symptoms of Lyme disease easy to see?

Symptoms of Lyme disease easy to see?

Easy to see but...: The symptoms of lyme are very easy to see but it may be hard to recognize these as lyme. Classic symptom of bullseye rash only seen in half or less, then flu-like symptoms, then migrating joint pains (often 1st in knees), fatigue, poor memory/concentration, can't find right word, blurred vision. Can cause virtually any symptom, often misdiagnosed as chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, arthritis, MS etc. ...Read more

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How to deal with Lyme disease as a teen?

It depends: It depends what specific manifestation of lyme disease you mean and what therapies were used to treat it. ...Read more

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Is Lyme disease more serious in children?

Is Lyme disease more serious in children?

Not necessarily: Lyme is a complex illness. Some who have it become quite ill, while others have mild symptoms. This depends on the strain of lyme bacteria, genetics of the patient, presence of co-infections like babesia & bartonella & factors that affect immune function like nutrition, parasites, heavy metals, mold exposure & stress.Thus, like adults, some children become quite ill but others have minimal symptoms. ...Read more

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Where can I get checked for Lyme disease?

See detail: Any doctor, clinic or urgent care center can order the appropriate tests. ...Read more