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.
Lyme disease. Lyme disease is caused by a bacterium called borrelia burgdorferi, when an infected tick bit a human and transfer the bactrium to the person, initially the person may develop a local rash called erythema migrans, left untreated the patient may develop complications such as heart block, neurological symptoms, psychiatric symptoms etc..., the disease was 1st discovered in lyme, connecticut.

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I previously had Lyme disease and I still have some symptoms after being treated. What can I do now?

Lymes. You need to be completely rechecked as lyme sometimes reoccurs and needs more treatment. Read more...
Maybe continue treat. There is controversy on the issue of when to stop treatment. The international lyme and associated diseases society (ilads) has published treatment guidelines that recommend continued treatment until the patient is symptom free. This is something worth discussing with your doctor. Sometimes there is residual symptoms that are permanent, but usually all symptoms clear when infection is gone. Read more...

Can Lyme disease cause an elevated CA125 reading?

Unknown. At this point in time there is a lot of discussion about this topic and many who feel there may be some association but there has been no known proof of an association of Lyme disease and an elevated CA 125. This is still being researched and nothing that can say a definite cause and affect. Hope this helps. Read more...

What is the treatment for Lyme disease (advanced)?

Oral, IV antibiotics. The treatment for this is apparently oral and IV (intravenous) antibiotics. For those >=12 and not pregnant, Doxycycline 100mg 2x/day is the first choice, while those <12 get amoxacillin 50mg/kg/day. This is done for skin as well as the later stages, like joint, heart, and nervous system involvement. Iv therapy is done for nervous and cardiac involvement and includes Ceftriaxone 2g/day. Read more...
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...

What does one do if they got treatment for Lyme disease, but still getting same sympthoms and test now coming up negative? Test was wrong 2x last time

May be it is not. lyme disease and something else discuss with your doctor or get a second opinion. Read more...
Lyme dz. These may not be Lyme symptoms. Check with doc. Alternatively, Lyme produces immune responses that linger, become chronic. Joints and other tissues can be affected. Requires careful interpretation by doc who sees you frequently. . Read more...

I was diagnosed with Lyme disease in '93. Is it possible that I am still having some symptoms now?

Yes. It's possible that the infection is still present if you were not treated or were under treated. It's also possible that you could have gotten re-infected, as you don't develop immunity to the infection. Read more...

How do people treat advanced Lyme disease?

Different opinions. The definition of advanced lyme disease will vary from doctor to doctor, and this is often an overdiagnosed illness with parameters which are difficult to define or prove. Antibiotics have not proven to be effective once the acute phase of the illness has resolved, and many doctors will simply try and provide relief of symptoms. Read more...
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...