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Dr. Randy Baker
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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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Can you tell me about it's like to use mepron (atovaquone) antibiotic for chronic Lyme disease?

Can you tell me about it's like to use mepron (atovaquone) antibiotic for chronic Lyme disease?

Used for Babesia,: Mepron or atovaquone is used to treat the parasite Babesia, often in combination with azithromycin. It has not been shown by blinded studies to be effective in chronic lyme disease. ...Read more

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I have huge breastpain. Period late for 6 days. Why? I took 3 pregnancy tests, all negative. I use 200mg antibiotics for 17 days now (lyme disease).

I have huge breastpain. Period late for 6 days. Why? I took 3 pregnancy tests, all negative. I use 200mg antibiotics for 17 days now (lyme disease).

See doctor: While breast pain can be associated with the time period before one's period starts due to effects of progesterone on the breast tissue, it sounds like your pain is excessive and difficult to live with. You likely aren't pregnant given 3 negative tests. I would see a doctor to get a full breast exam to make sure there is nothing concerning. Doctor may order an ultrasound to examine the breast. ...Read more

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I have huge breastpain. Period late for 6 days. Why? I took 3 pregnancy tests, all negative. I use 200mg antibiotics for 17 days now (lyme disease).

I have huge breastpain. Period late for 6 days. Why? I took 3 pregnancy tests, all negative. I use 200mg antibiotics for 17 days now (lyme disease).

Need reliable test: If you were using over the counter pregnancy tests, it is time to get a more reliable definitive pregnancy test ordered by your doctor and performed by a formal lab ...Read more

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How long on antibiotics for Lyme will you start feeling better?

How long on antibiotics for Lyme will you start feeling better?

3-4 days: In the treatment of primary lyme disease, one should be improving within 3-4 days after beginning antibiotics. ...Read more

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If caught early can antibiotics successfully treat Lyme disease?

YES: Antibiotics are highly successful in treating early lyme disease; the earlier treatment begins after infection the better. However, many doctors give inadequate treatment, such as Doxycycline 100 mg 2x/day for 10 days. Ilads, the professional organization of lyme specialists, advises Doxycycline 200 mg 2x/day x 1 month (or similar). See http://www.Ilads.Org/lyme_disease/treatment_guidelines.Html. ...Read more

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How can I know if I have Lyme's disease? How long does it take for antibiotics to work?

Lyme: Elisa test to determine if you're infected, if +, a Western Blot to confirm. I don't think Lyme endemic in Chile. ...Read more

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Antibiotic (Definition)

An antibiotic is a medicine that slows, stops, or kills germs. The germs are usually bacteria causing an infection in a person, so the person uses antibiotics to help his body get ...Read more