Valtrex lyme disease

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Avatar f tn Lyme disease is a closer possibility, although researchers think Lymes MIGHT lay dormant and come out when a stressor appears such as EBV. HSV, CMV. I would get the IGENEX Lymes test or contact ILADS ( to check your symptoms. The Borrelia bacteria is known to cause anxiety, sleep disorders and heart palpitations or Mitral Valve prolapse. Dont waste any time. The sooner you can get tested, the better your chances of recovery.
Avatar m tn I just tested positive for hsv 2 and my fiance has Lyme disease. She's currently on several medications to try and boost her immune system up to fight off the Lyme. I never have had an outbreak and am getting on valtrex asap and we plan on using condoms. It's been over 4 years since i've been sexually active. How great are her chances of getting infected with hsv 2 and how bad is the mix of Lyme disease and HSV 2. We don't plan on being sexually active until we're married.
Avatar m tn We practice safe sex. My partner has lyme disease. We are concerned that may increase her risk of getting HSV2. Do you have any insights or suggestions given our situation? How much does the risk of transmission go up if we do not use condoms but remain on suppressive therapy? thanks for your help.
Avatar n tn Lately, I have been reading a lot about Lyme Disease and am wondering if the test for EBV can be positive when you really have Lyme Disease. I was tested once for Lyme and it came back negative. Has anyone who tested positive for EBV when they really had Lyme Disease instead?
Avatar m tn ) I would suggest that you locate an LLMD, for example, an MD who belongs to ILADS (International Lyme and Associated Disease Society) at ILADS [dot] org. I believe there is a referral function there, where they will put you in touch with an LLMD in your area. You can also simply google "LLMD Virginia" and there are a bunch of hits that may guide you to an LLMD for evaluation.
Avatar f tn Hello there, I am a 52 yo perimenopausal female and am trying to come off Valtrex. I contracted HSV2 in 1989 and did not have any further OBs until a pregnancy in 1995. After the birth of my second child in 2001, I was having monthly OBs so began suppressive therapy (500g daily). In 2010 I was diagnosed with chronic idiopathic neutropenia (I don't know the actual neutrophil count, just that it was low enough for me to have to see a hematologist).
262527 tn?1285385259 8/27/07 had blood drawn for western blot lyme test by Lyme Literate Doctor. 9/10/07 Lyme Disease western blot test results from iGeneX - IGM positive, IGG negative per iGeneX and CDC standards. Started Rocephin for 1 week then stopped Rocephin and started Amoxicillin and flagyl all per Lyme Literate doctor 9/20/07 Had positive HHV-6 test and was put on Valtrex all per Lyme Literate doctor 10/4/07 Went to Opthamologist due to double vision, got prizm for glasses which corrects problem.
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 n tn As you seem to know lots about Lyme...what does the rash look like that is associated with Lyme Disease? Tanks!
168348 tn?1379360675 I wonder if your doctor would want to try a trial dose of doxycycline to see if it is Lyme Disease. The testing at this point isn't real great - you can get false negatives, especially if the infection occured a long time ago. I had a coworker that suffered with painful knees for 2 years and they just chalked it up to arthritis or "bad knees". Then she had to go on doxycycline for something else and amazingly her knee pain went away and it's never come back.
Avatar m tn Sorry I posted a faulty message above. You need to really look into Lyme disease. It's a huge overlooked epidemic right now. The only doctors who can treat it are LLMDs (Lyme Literate Medical Doctor ) infectious disease doctors, primary care doctors and rheumatologist all have absolutely NO IDEA how to treat it correctly. My best advice is to post in the Lyme disease section on this website. There is alot of very knowledgable and helpful people on the medhelp Lyme disease forum!!
172023 tn?1334675884 I also barely avoided being hit by a truck on the way to the drugstore this morning to get my Valtrex filled, for the shingles. Now, that would have been a real hoot, Universe. Stop it right now.
Avatar f tn I recently was diagnosed with lyme disease and hsv 2. The hsv 2 results were: igm 1. something and igg 3.3 something. Not sure of the specific test though. I was given the test because I had a small group of bumps on my back. They were itchy and tender. After about a week or 2 they scabbed over and went away. My dr. had no clue as to what could be the culprit. I've been reading all kinds of posts and threads. So now im wondering if the bumps on my back could have been shingles.
Avatar f tn My doctor says that this could not be caused by the herpes, I don't believe it. I was misdiagnosed as having several things including shingles and Lyme disease. I never had a bull's-eye rash or rash for shingles. I am looking for any help for the pain that doesn't involve narcotics thank you.
Avatar n tn it turns out I might have lyme disease-- circular rash on my hip with joint pain... what an awesome world!!!!
Avatar n tn I have had CAT, MRI, Lyme disease tests and other blood work - all negative. However, I have just found out that I tested positive for Herpes simplex-1 (which a large amount of the population has). That said, I have been unable to locate any information that ties long-standing facial numbness to Herpes. I am wondering if I have 2 distinct things going on. I would appreciate any advice. By the way, I am currently taking Valtrex again (the doctor said for 3 weeks).
Avatar n tn lupus and lyme disease negative; TMJ negative. I have no muscle in my face, jowls appeared and deep folds around mouth; lip has tented, undereyes have hollowed. I can move eyebrows manually up into a point on my forehead, nothing is holding it up. Frontal/browbone is completely flat. Facial differences are drastic, all happened in 1 1/2 years; What happened to forehead and eyebrows and can the total brow ptsosis and missing supportive bone be corrected?
Avatar n tn I also had a tick removed by a doctor in Sydney, Australia around the time the symptoms started, but the Western Blot for Lyme Disease is also negative. Thanks for your insight. Titania.
Avatar n tn Remeron, Clonazepam, Levoxyl, Westhroid, T-3 S/R, Estradiol, Gabitril, Mestinon, Valtrex, Plavix, Zanaflex, DHEA, Oxycontin, Amoxicillin, Progesterone, Provigil. I have Lyme Disease (Babesiosis) and also have been diagnosed with: HSV-1, HSV-2, CMV, HHV-6, HHV-7, HHV-8, Rubella, Toxoplasmosis, Campylobactor Jejuni, Candida Albicans, Bartonella Henselae, Bartonella Quintana. I also have Antiphospholipid Syndrome. I was treated for HCV in 1998 and have been in remission for 3 years.
Avatar f tn Ask your doctor to run a Western Blot for you. It is a Lyme Disease antibody test. Lyme often mimics MS as it did in me. It can cause all the symptoms you describe. I have had terrible rib pain and abdominal pain as well. I haven't been able to wear a bra for 7 months and spent about 4-5 months in sweats because I couldn't stand any pressure on my midsection. (I am getting treatment now and am already much better.
Avatar f tn I am also on some pretty high doses of ABX (for lyme disease) hence the reason for the yeast I'm sure. Anyhow, while I don't have any sores, I'm having pain all along the left labia area and even my underwear and pants hurt to touch the area. I'm scared to death that this is not going to resolve. Do have of the frequent people here have any thoughts? Also, I'm changing my diet to try to figure this out. I have been juicing a lot using kale and spinach.
Avatar m tn I saw an ID specialist regarding Lyme disease. He doubts that I even have Lyme. He said the lab that was used for the Lyme tests is known for their false positives. He said I don't have anything. I told him the horrible burning pain in my penis is now subsiding but I've been taking doxycycline for 1 month. Did the pain/neuralgia improve because of Doxycycline or all this time these symptoms were "genitally focused anxiety"? I'm so confused. The pain I felt was so real.
758371 tn?1234202013 I never had EBV show up in my spinal fluid and neither have I ever heard of it. I just tested low on a CD57 test (lyme disease) and I am waiting on test results to come back from Igenix(very reputable lab). My EBV #s were in the 2 and 3 thousand range and I am aware of the connection between this and MS. However, there is a connection between lyme and EBV.
1402411 tn?1292879476 into the antibiotics for Lyme Disease and thought it was all finally going to get better. I had a lot of shingles during the lyme time. It went undiagnosed for ten years! dang docs never thought to do a test, so my shingles were chronic, despite daily valtrex. So now I have the neuropothy everywhere, need enemas to poop because the colon is paralyzed and the villi are dead so I get no nutrients from my food.
Avatar n tn Within two weeks the extremely sensitive skin sensation had spread from his knees to the top of his head, excluding his face and back side of legs. Then we went to a neurologist who felt this could be Lyme disease, although a blood test was negative. My husband has not been able to work since the pain is so extreme and he cannot stand to even wear clothes. Many pain medications have been tried and only Darvocet takes the "edge" off.
Avatar n tn I get cold sores on my lip monthly and am taking valtrex 1000mg per day to prevent them. mri of brain, ana, sed rate, serum immunoglobin electrophoresis normal. b12 311, cholesterol 110, triglycerides 39. It's been a year since I had a cbc anc cmp but they were normal at that time. thyroid studies normal. Any thoughts. Should I have mri of spine, should I be checked for celiac disease or paraneoplastic syndrome.
Avatar f tn The disease can progress and eventually cause a variety of chronic symptoms, including inflammation of the heart, arthritis, and central nervous system disease, including meningitis. But because the symptoms of Lyme disease vary from person to person, and because antibodies to the bacterium do not appear until 3-6 weeks after the tick bite (although the skin lesion may appear within 3 to 30 days), the infection is difficult to diagnose.
Avatar m tn ive always been in the woods and was tested for lyme disease . tests was inconclusive doctor thinks its a possibility I may have lymes disease. test don't rule it out from what ive been told as they are not reliable tests my stomach makes al kinds of noises day and night no matter what I eat or drink never had any problems until this past year its been on going since may 2012 to present all those symptoms that I posted.
Avatar n tn 2 years ago I was hit with a severe nuerological case of Lyme Disease. I was tested for viruses..many came back positive. HHV6, EBV, HSV-1. I have seen two doctors, they disagree that the IgG is past infection. One said it cannot be active unless the IgM is positive. Is this true? I was put on Valtrex, EBV titers dropped (as of last test) but one of my doctor's is extremely focused on my HSV-1 test that is IgG positive (extremely high) and the IgM is also high.
Avatar n tn Here is an Ebook on Magnesium- hope you would find some answers here. I read an article that says Lyme disease could re occur if you have had it in the past. And that's what your test says, - Your Lyme screen says positive at 9 range, so thats what needs to be addressed by your MD. Here's the Ebook :