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Spores In Stool Lyme
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
I started IV rocephin (ceftriaxone) for Lyme disease 6 days ago. I developed a loose stool 3 days ago, no gas, no foul smell, 4-6 movements a day.
Common problem: Antibiotic- induced diarrhea is fairly common. As long as you do not have other symptoms like severe abdominal pain, fevers, GI bleeding, it should be ok and stop when you finish your antibiotic regimen. If you do develop these symptoms, call your doctor immediately to make sure you have not developed a secondary intestinal infection called c. Diff colitis. This can be a very serious condition. ...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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Mothers of children: Mother of Chidren in Lyme, CT noticed there was an epidemic of Juvenile arthritis is their town. The first recognized outbreak of this disease occurred in Connecticut, United States, in 1975. Further investigation by many including Alan Steere of Yale came up with the diagnosis ...Read more
YES: No one knows for sure how many people in the US have lyme disease; one estimate I have seen is 115,000 but the number is likely much higher.The CDC says there are about 27,000 new cases a year but estimates only 1 in 10 are reported, so the CDC estimate is 270,000 new cases per year. Some Lyme experts feel only 1 in 25 cases are reported, which would mean nearly 700,000 new cases a year. See comment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer