Metronidazole for lyme disease

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Avatar f tn thanks everyone, Ive been in touch threw the years with I consider the best lyme Dr. around, hes in BC. he still says its lyme. Ive been told i have everything under the sun, even hospitalized 7 yrs ago for meningitis for 10 days. My Dr. here in NS treated me for three months with the help of Dr. M then **** hit the fan, so that was the end of that. I was in today to see my psychiatrist ( cause Im a nut you know) lol. my legs and arms started to twitch really bad...
Avatar n tn I was diagnosed with gastroparesis in 12/04 and have struggled with this and other health-related symptoms for the past 3 plus years. I just found out last month, that I am seropositive for Lyme, and I'm quite sure that the Lyme must have caused the gastroparesis. The only thing is, this means I would have to had contracted Lyme on the Oregon Coast, rather than in NY where it is so endemic.
1049259 tn?1295092078 No, it's not Herx reaction. Metronidazole can act as a neurotoxin. It can cause lesions to form on the brain, mainly on the cerebellum, but they can also be found on the basal ganglia, midbrain...even the brain stem. This causes a lot of effects, including motor control issues (usually difficulty speaking and walking, but it can affect other things), but psychiatric issues are also high on the list--aka, an "altered mental state.
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Avatar m tn Bacteria can build up resistance to medication, and rotating meds is sometimes done to avoid that resistance, and also to use meds that knock the bacteria back a step simply by being different from the last med.
Avatar m tn ) And again, if you would also let us know what area you live in (again, something like 'near Toledo OH'), we might have some ideas for you of good Lyme docs nearby. Good for you for not giving up! I was ill for most of a year before I got diagnosed, so I truly understand. Hang on, and let us know how we can help, okay?
10506901 tn?1431354357 Hello -- sorry you are still having problems, but good for you for not giving up! I looked back at your previous posts on MedHelp and see that you have posted mainly on the neurology and multiple sclerosis forums, and without much detailed response.
Avatar m tn boulardii (which is a yeast) that gave me such trouble when I was under treatment for Lyme. The only reason my LLMD had for recommending the S. boulardii was so that the antibiotics I was taking would not kill the probiotics, since yeast is not affected by antibiotics. I think the LLMD had patients who would take ALL their meds at the same time, and the antibiotics would as a result kill the non-yeast probiotics, making them wholly ineffective. End of speech. Take care!
Avatar n tn However, there are perhaps MDs near you who are more open-minded and could and would guide your diagnosis and treatment according to current and future understanding of Lyme and its co-infections. I just searched online for --- lyme disease england --- and up popped statements like this: "Note: most ticks in the UK are not infected by the bacterium that causes Lyme disease. Therefore, most tick bites will not cause Lyme disease.
1464587 tn?1307495205 Steroid use will also make it more difficult to test for Lyme, as Lyme tests look for antibodies produced to fight Lyme and not for Lyme bacteria directly. So since steroids weaken the immune system, you make less antibodies and therefore might slip through Lyme diagnostic cracks.
Avatar m tn Thank very much for the detailed reply Jackie. You mention it being over one year so Doxy might not be effective. In November 2014 I took 8 days of Flagyl and Tetracycline to kill what was left of my H Pylori. I was also off of my corticosteroid, Advair, which I had been taking for a while. 3 weeks later my muscle twitches started. Is that a coincidence? Did I release what my immune system was containing?
2109342 tn?1380912575 ) I would do exactly as you are doing given the circumstances. I admire your grit and determination to get through all of this. For some while, Lyme+ felt like a nightmare that I just couldn't wake up from, but focus and direction (and course corrections as seem prudent) are all that can be done, and you are doing exactly that. Good for you, and I send you a gentle hug, with admiration for your focus and courage. Stay in touch!
Avatar n tn About a year following the diagnosis and trying all the medications available at the time (I think) without success, I got a positive test result for lyme disease. I stayed on iv treatment of ceftriaxone, metronidazole, and azithromycin (in between breaks due to infection of my groshong) and oral INH for about a year. Due to the military's refusal to pay for the iv treatments, I changed to all orals of the same medications. I have been on the oral program for about 3 months.
2125872 tn?1335238667 Sorry for your situation. Ditto what Rico said. My LLMD also supplements abx with herbs, she sells some at her office with no mark up, I checked, but I take an online brand she also mentioned. You need abx big time. Have you tried applying for disability? Or if you are 25 or younger ( not fair to us older folks) there are grants I can give you info. If you don't treat with antibiotics you will eventually get worse.
Avatar f tn I've been on a forum for mothers of kids with lyme disease for several years and nobody on there has a kid with any deformity, funny organs, blindness or anything else. What they have is kids with lyme disease and autism. There are families with three or sometimes more kids with lyme disease. But no deformities etc. Seriously, you seem deeply stressed and in my opinion it is not justified at all. Especially since you have had a scan which says the baby is absolutely fine.
Avatar f tn I won’t feel safe until the scan of my brain and blood tests on my immune system return to normal, until the Western Blot is negative for Lyme disease, and my myriad symptoms are gone... By having Lyme disease, I have automatically been drawn into the medical schism over both its diagnosis and treatment.” “I now know what is the greatest damage that Borrelia has caused: It is ignorance.
Avatar f tn I read your post several times and it is difficult to figure out because you have had several tests done. I don't see that you have had tests for Lyme and the coinfections. You may want to test for these. Igenex and some other reference laboratories test for these organisms. Lyme, Bartonella, Erhlichia, Babesiosis. Also, you don't have night sweats or relapsing fevers right? I would rule out malaria. They don't test for this on a regular stool test it is a blood test.
Avatar m tn Patients treated with appropriate antibiotics in the early stages of Lyme disease usually recover rapidly and completely. Antibiotics commonly used for oral treatment include doxycycline, amoxicillin, or cefuroxime axetil. Patients with certain neurological or cardiac forms of illness may require intravenous treatment with drugs such as ceftriaxone or penicillin. In a small percentage of cases, these symptoms can last for more than 6 months.
Avatar f tn I've been treated for neurological Lyme disease for several months and just had another round of brain scans, this time including an MRA and an MRV. The MRA results stated: "Focal stenosis in the right middle cerebral insular opercular distribution. This presumably relates to the patient's cerebral lesions suggesting vasculitis/vasculopathy. Clinical correlation recommended." Can anyone tell me what this means? Is this serious? Thanks.
Avatar n tn 5 1/2 year old husky got sick w/severe diarreah recently. Had it for several days. At home tried bland diet but it didn't work. Took to vet. Vet did cbc work up, stool and urine tests. ALL NORMAL. He gave shot of centrine for diarreah and gave diarsanyl a nutritional supplment (this was tuesday). He told us to check in thursday. By wednesday night the dog's diarreah was uncontrollable and there was blood in it so we went to emergency hospital.
1287128 tn?1331138138 You can also search online for something like 'lyme disease wisconsin' and see what local patient groups you find and also 'lyme disease minnesota' since you seem to be close to the state line.
Avatar f tn The reason that brings me here is that I recently had blood work done to test for lupus and lyme. The western blot came back positive for lyme. 23KD(igm)reactive & 41KD(igm) reactive. All of the IGG came back non-reactive. I have had persistent mucle and joint pain along with memory loss, brain fog, words and sentences getting mixed up, along with other symptoms for about 2 years now. I do not recall getting bitten by a tick. Within the last month I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia.
Avatar f tn Also, Lyme bacteria has a very slow reproductive cycle -- I can't find the reference now, but I recently read that most bacteria reproduce very quickly compared to Lyme, and so three weeks of abx is plenty for regular bacteria, but not for Lyme. Months of abx treatment is more appropriate, acc. to my Lyme dr and many others.
1691275 tn?1322331107 The symptoms you describe could be Lyme Disease. Igenex is a more reliable test, but no test is 100%. Lyme Disease is a clinical diagnosis based on symptoms. Perhaps you should consult a doctor who specializes in Lyme and other Tick-Borne Diseases. These doctors are referred to as Lyme Literate MDs (LLMD).
Avatar n tn To find a new doc who understands Lyme the ILADS way, you can search online for 'Lyme disease' and 'LLMD' and perhaps your state or cities nearby. LLMD is patient slang for 'Lyme-literate medical doctor', but is not a degree or title -- just a way for us all to identify a doc who really is up to date. Virginia definitely has ticks, and therefore Lyme. I just search online for virginia lyme disease specialist and got lots of hits.
723952 tn?1231861132 Just because she doesn't believe, and probably knows less than you do about lyme disease, doesn't mean that chronic lyme disease doesn't exist. I would listen to my LLMD and educate yourself as much as possible about this disease. Sorry, I have been to so many doctors that were wrong about my diagnosis and I have lost a lot of faith in the medical community around me.
640719 tn?1277143630 While an LLMD may make a clinical dx, it is better for all (doc, patient, insurance) to have some evidence. Personally, I was not depressed about Lyme disease because before my diagnosis, I had no hope of getting help. Currently, at 18 months of treatment, I'm frustrated to still be dealing with it, though grateful for my overall improvement. Overwhelmed is a feeling to which I can relate: There is a lot of information (and misinformation) about Lyme disease.
Avatar m tn I finally met with the infectious disease specialist today and he wants to start me out on some treatment for Lyme disease. He ended up prescribing me 100mg of Doxycycline oral two times a day for two months and wants to see how I'm doing in a month. I've also had another doctor, kind of a Lyme literate doctor I guess, who I thought was really not ever going to treat me but it turns out he also wants me on 100mg of Doxycycline two times a day.
Avatar m tn I just wanted to give people hope out there. I have Lyme Disease and there is hope even if the light seems dim. I developed severe Autonomic Dysfunction as a result of my LD and was told this is how I would be for the rest of my life. I went to a LLMD a few months ago and now I am finally being treated and almost cured. My migrains, joint pain, muscle spasms, stomach spasms are all gone. My life is back. I even have my energy back and started working out again.
Avatar f tn SHOULD I BELIEVE MY DOCTORS THAT I DON'T HAVE LYME DISEASE AND ONLY HAVE ANXIETY? HOW DO I KNOW FOR SURE IF I DO OR DON'T HAVE LYME DISEASE??? my infectious disease doctor did not give me another blood test, He just said I shouldn't feel this way at age 22 and then he gave me the antibiotics. He didn't say whether or not I have it for sure. PLEASE HELP ME GUYS! I CAN'T TAKE IT ANYMORE! DO I HAVE LYME OR NOT?!?!? PLEASE HELP ME!