Metronidazole 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 Does anybody have lyme disease and gstroparesis? I had my gallbladder removed 04. My symptoms did not get better. I finally had a doctor that heard me when I said I get full too early, after only a few bites, followed by misery, bloating, nausea, and remaining thanksgiving day full for hours after eating a small meal. I especially coudn't tolerate healthy foods like vegetables and high fiber foods. Unlike most with gastroparesis, I don't vomit. I actually cannot vomit.
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.
Avatar m tn written in their charts have something that can be resolved, such as Lyme Disease, Celiac Disease, food allergies/sensitivities, malnutrition, mold overload, parasites, a genetic condition (like hemochromotosis), Don't worry too much about the "CFS" label when you have Lyme. Lyme causes chronic fatigue. The CDC and IDSA insist that "post Lyme treatment syndrome" causes chronic fatigue, but it usually clears up within a year or so.
Avatar m tn Negative Has your doc done any other tests for Lyme or other infections the 'Lyme' ticks often carry (babesia, bartonella, ehrlichia, some others)? Your doc sounds well meaning, but based just on your history above, it sounds like your doc may not understand Lyme and its co-infections as a Lyme specialist would.
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 I have what doctors believe is ACA, a late manifestation of late Lyme Disease. My skin is atrophying and I don't know if it will ever stop, based on what I have read. Has anyone had this before and stopped the progression through antibiotics or other means? It is all over my body and getting worse. I'm in a panic as no one in the U.S. seems to know what to do. I've read so much of the same information.
Avatar m tn Treatment is with antibiotics of various kinds, depending on which infection(s) you have. Texas Lyme Disease Assn (TXLDA) can help you find a Lyme specialist near you. Go for it!
1464587 tn?1307495205 Hey everybody, looks like its lyme disease or a blood infection just like it caused by mosquitos or flys. My one question is, is it a good idea or safe to have dental work done when you have lyme disease? Such as a root canal?
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.
2109342 tn?1380912575 Never went away, until I started my Lyme meds, a few months ago. Only took 2-3 weeks, after starting the meds and my nail was healed and didn't come back, until last week. I can't take the meds for fungus. Lamasil was one of those meds. Nothing I did for fungus worked. Even tried Mentholatum, but it turned the black to a yucky green and looked like moss. Used that procedure daily for months, but didn't work. This is why I'm thinking it could be Lyme related.
2125872 tn?1335238667 The naturopath means well, but his basic approach is not something I would follow when dealing with an illness as serious as Lyme disease. Lyme is caused by spiral-shaped bacteria in the same family as syphilis, and I would not spend time or money tidying up my old fillings before I moved aggressively to treat syphilis -- and ditto for Lyme. Much of the medical community does not take Lyme seriously, so there is much figuring out to be done by us, the patients.
Avatar m tn Just wondering if those of you diagnosed with lyme disease and on treatment or have been treated in the past are feeling better... if so, please tell how long the treatment lasted and how much better you feel. IF you have not seen any positive results or feel even worse please state that. I have been sick for 3.5 years, then was on doxy for 4 months and felt good for a month and a half, then symptoms sarted again, feel horrible at the moment and restarted doxy 4 days ago.
Avatar n tn (To avoid all the links that come up referring to Lyme Regis, be sure to include 'disease' in your search terms.) Among the links, you will find patient-oriented websites, organizations and information to help you find a Lyme expert nearby. Even if you have to travel a bit to an LLMD, it is worthwhile: once established with a diagnosis and treatment plan, my own LLMD saw his patients only about once a month during treatment, and some of them flew in from far away for the appointments!
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 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 Lyme was positive, however, we live in tick area where most dogs test positive so they weren't sure if she had Lyme disease or not OR if joint stiffness was rare reaction to metronidazole antibiotic. They took her off "m" antibiotic and are treating her for Lyme & giving pain pills too. This was last night. This morning she woke up. She couldn't even sit up. I had to carry her down steps and outside. She hobbled to couch.
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 23 band is specific to Lyme disease, meaning no other disease could cause that band to show up positive. The 41 band may or may not be indicative of Lyme. (The website truthaboutlymedisease [dot] com has a nice list of each band and what it means.) A more recent infection usually shows positive on IgM, and a longer established infection would show up with IgG -- which is consistent with your history of when your symptoms started (2 yrs ago).
Avatar f tn I have always felt worse in the spring, even before my formal diagnosis of Lyme disease. It was and is puzzling to me. May is my least favorite month, as I always seem very anxious and depressed that month. I was flaring last week, but as you know, we think it could be herxing. I'm not sure...but it's worse in spring for me.
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).
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 n tn I have lyme disease ..I find exercise does make my muscle hurt and feel weak.. Will the weakness ever go away?
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.
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 n tn Having a pounding feeling when your heart beats while you have Lyme disease is caused by Low Magnesium. Lyme actually lives off of the body's magnesium and when it gets low, it causes the normal smooth squeezing motion of the heart to be come more like sudden twitches. this makes you feel like the heart is "pounding" It can be stopped with magnesium supplementation but it must be done carefully or you could make it worse.
Avatar f tn Good for you for taking charge! There's no specific definition for an LLMD, no test they have to take, no particular guidelines they have to follow. This is the wild side of Lyme treatment. I have not had IV antibiotics, only oral, so I can't say. I also have not taken the medication you mention, so can't comment there either.