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Lyme Disease: Lyme disease , sexual transmission, lyme disease foundation, blood test results
lyme disease foundation, blood test results, steroidal drugs: Hi, Pasquale... This a question that I don t think anyone can really answer. The tests for Lyme are somewhat unreliable so you could have active infection and it not show up on a test. In your case, since you have late stage, you are most likely no longer...

Lyme Disease: Lymes Disease, lyme specialists, doctor referral
lyme specialists, doctor referral, fatige: Hi, Shannon... Lyme can come out of remission, however, you won t convince any doctor in mainstream medicine of this. But, first, you might want to have a general check-up and some tests to rule out anything else that might be causing your symptoms. ...

Lyme Disease: lyme, lyme doctor, oral antibiotics
lyme doctor, oral antibiotics, mainstream medicine: Hi, David... I believe that your regular doctor is being a bit premature suggesting that you may have to switch careers. You went undiagnosed for three years, so the pathogen level in you is quite high. This is not going to be a quick fix and your treatment...

Lyme Disease: lyme disease, lyme specialists, lyme patients
lyme specialists, lyme patients, lyme disease: Hi, Cheryl... It sounds at though you may suspect you have Lyme disease and are interested in finding a Lyme specialist. To find a Lyme specialist, go to www.LymeNet.org and register. Click on Flash Discussion and then on Seeking A Doctor. Post there...

Lyme Disease: lyme disease, lyme specialists, lyme patients
lyme specialists, lyme patients, lyme disease: Hi, Brandy... Your story is further proof that physicians do not know what they should know about Lyme disease. I would be willing to bet that it is Lyme disease in which case you would have to find a Lyme specialist for proper testing and treatment. The...

Lyme Disease: multiple rash marks and Lyme Disease, types of rashes, lyme community
types of rashes, lyme community, lyme test: A bull s eye rash is Lyme, yes. This is a hallmark of Lyme infection. The gray area is when one does not get a bull s eye rash. Most of mainstream medicine will not diagnose Lyme w/o a bull s eye rash. The problem with this way of thinking is #1. Less than...

Lyme Disease: Neuro-Lyme, zithro, ebb and flow
zithro, ebb and flow, extreme fatigue: Hi, Kar... It sounds very much like you have relapsed. I ll post a symptoms list after this msg. Lyme is notorious for relapsing if the initial treatment was not strong or long enough. Neuro-Lyme, which I also had, is very difficult to treat. The symptoms...

Lyme Disease: retesting Lyme following IV treatment, lyme bacteria, lyme doctor
lyme bacteria, lyme doctor, lapcorp: Hi, Lori... The tests for Lyme are very unreliable even if a person has not taken antibiotics. There is a not a test to tell if you are cured. I was on antibiotics for 37 months and was never tested again after the initial test. A good Lyme specialist...

Lyme Disease: thickening in brain vessel, lyme specialists, inflammation of the blood vessels
lyme specialists, inflammation of the blood vessels, lyme patients: Hi, Michele... Yes, Michele, this is very possible. Lyme can cause vasculitis. Vasculitis is inflammation of the blood vessels. Another name for it is angiitis. Vasculitis causes changes in the walls of the blood vessels which includes thickening, weakening,...

Lyme Disease: uncertain, lyme bacteria, lyme symptoms
lyme bacteria, lyme symptoms, musculoskeletal system: Hi, Hollie... It sure sounds like Lyme to me. But, have you been tested for Celiac Disease? I ll post a Lyme symptoms list after this msg. I wanted to warn you of one thing, however, regarding Lyme. The tests for Lyme are notorious for yielding false...

Lyme Disease: undetected for 7 years, lyme doctor, lyme patients
lyme doctor, lyme patients, oral antibiotics: Hi, Steve... First, I m so sorry for what s happened to you. Don t be discouraged, though, as there have been many remarkable recoveries from Lyme when a patient is on the right treatment. My Lyme doctor was in a wheelchair (diasnosed with fibro) filing...

Lyme Disease: Lyme disease, lyme specialists, lyme symptoms
lyme specialists, lyme symptoms, woman with long fingernails: Hi, Joyce... It could be. Many people are infected for years with symptoms that come and go and then they suddently become very ill. What happens is that the immune system keeps it under control for so long, then it finally loses the battle. Lyme...

Lyme Disease: Lyme disease, lyme disease symptoms, optic neuritis
lyme disease symptoms, optic neuritis, partial paralysis: Hi, Larry... Here s a symptoms guide following this msg. Many have experienced these symptoms in various combinations or variations of the symptoms themselves. For a peer reviewed report by physicians on the smptoms and charactericts of Lyme disease,...

Lyme Disease: Lyme disease specialist, lyme specialists, lyme patients
lyme specialists, lyme patients, lyme disease: Hi, Ivan... To find a Lyme specialist, go to www.LymeNet.org and register. Click on Flash Discussion and then on Seeking A Doctor. Post there with your city and state and someone will email you privately with information. There is a policy not to post doctors...

Lyme Disease: How long have I had it?, low grade fever, lyme disease
low grade fever, lyme disease, digesting food: HI, Kristi... It could have been fm all along and the other symptoms are just now manifesting. For some reason, the immune system can keep it suppressed for various periods of time--days, weeks, months, years--and then it eventually loses the battle. Also,...

Lyme Disease: lyme disease pressure in the head, enlarged lymph node, lyme specialists
enlarged lymph node, lyme specialists, contrary to popular belief: Hi, Nathan... Contrary to popular belief, 14 days of antibiotics are not enough to treat Lyme disease. You need more aggressive, longer-term treatment. Any doctor that tries to tell you any remaining symptoms will resolve after the antibiotics are stopped...

Lyme Disease: lyme...GP or specialist?, infectious disease specialists, fever chills
infectious disease specialists, fever chills, infectious disease specialist: Hi, Theresa... Sorry for what s happened to your son. I feel his pain. Doctors, including infectious disease specialists, are not really knowledgeable on treating Lyme. They go by mainstream medicine s standard guidelines which were used to prescribe...

Lyme Disease: lyme symtoms and testing, lyme bacteria, profound fatigue
lyme bacteria, profound fatigue, lyme disease: Hi, Holly... Waiting two months only gives the Lyme bacteria more time to multiply and divide and go deeper into your system. Besides that, the tests for Lyme are highly ureliable so you could very well could test negative in two months and be denied treatment...

Lyme Disease: Extreme exhaustion- lyme associated?, lyme specialists, extreme exhaustion
lyme specialists, extreme exhaustion, doxcycline: HI... Forgive the delay...you happened to catch me online yestereday just as I was getting ready to shut my computer down and be out of town briefly. The IGM and IGG testing explanations are extremely complicated. I have provided you with a link which...

Lyme Disease: Lyme Disease, witch hazel, orange oil
Lyme Disease: Lyme Disease, witch hazel, orange oil, cew

Lyme Disease: Neuro- Lyme, blood brain barrier, cefin
Lyme Disease: Neuro- Lyme, blood brain barrier, cefin, doxy

Lyme Disease: Lyme Disease, bucks county pa, lyme disease
bucks county pa, lyme disease, lymenet: Hi, Jean... You are very welcome! I don t maintain a list of all the Lyme doctors in the US. That would be quite impossible. If I knew of this doctor s name and number, I d surely give it to you. When I get these questions, I do not have access to...

Lyme Disease: Lyme Disease, bulls eye rash, bloodwork results
bulls eye rash, bloodwork results, san juan capistrano: Hi, Kirsten... Your daughter is certainly a candidate for having Lyme disease if ever I heard one. The symptoms, the conditions with the varments, and bite history. Lyme disease is ultimately a clinical diagnosis based on bite history (if the patient recalls...

Lyme Disease: lyme, patient advocate foundation, lyme patients
patient advocate foundation, lyme patients, gaithersburg md: Hi, Erica... I m so sorry for what s happened to you. I ll try to help you out as much as I can. First of all, yes, prednisone is troublesome for Lyme patients. It is a super immunosuppressant. And, when the immune system is suppressed, it allows this...

Lyme Disease: lyme diagnosis, bulls eye rash, negative test result
bulls eye rash, negative test result, bloodsucking insects: Hi, Gerry... Your question is a tough one...not tough to answer but tough in respect of what you should decide to do. First, you should know that the tests for Lyme are notorious for yielding false negatives. Lyme is ultimately a clinical diagnosis made...

Lyme Disease: lyme disease, lyme specialists, lyme patients
lyme specialists, lyme patients, mainstream medicine: Hi, Mandy... The smptoms will go away with aggressive antibiotic treatment. Like you, I was undiagnosed and untreated for two years before finally figuring out what was wrong with me via information from the internet. The reason that most Lyme specialists...

Lyme Disease: lyme dr., central florida research, lyme specialists
central florida research, lyme specialists, central florida area: Hi, Jan... I don t know anything about that specific lab, however, Lyme is ultimately a clinical diagnosis based on bite history (if the patient recalls one, not all do), history of symptoms and exclusion of other diseases. Then, there is the issue of co-infections...

Lyme Disease: Neuro- Lyme, lyme diagnosis, lyme patients
lyme diagnosis, lyme patients, elisa test: Hi, Julie... I don t know who you are seeing or what protocol you are on so I can t comment a whole lot on what I think you should do. I did start out with IV therapy for 8 weeks along with over a year of Zithromax and Flagyl, about 200 Bicillin shots,...

Lyme Disease: rash, lyme specialists, lyme disease
lyme specialists, lyme disease, doctor referral: Hi, Carrie... Yes, the rash can fade even though you are still having symptoms and not receiving treatament. And, don t be surprised if it reappears. If it does, be certain to get a picture of it. If I were you and based on what you just told me, I...

Lyme Disease: Haverford Wellness Center, competent doctor, haverford
Lyme Disease: Haverford Wellness Center, competent doctor, haverford, braccia

Lyme Disease: Haverford Wellness Center, west chester pike, chronic lyme disease
west chester pike, chronic lyme disease, havertown pa: Hi Elizabeth... I can tell that you really care about your friend...that s a true friend. Truthfully, I have never heard of the Haverford Wellness Center. You may try going to www.LymeNet.org and registering. Click on Flash Discussion and then one...

Lyme Disease: LLMD, LLMD
LLMD: Hi Wendy, so sorry to hear you are suffering. Even though Lyme Disease is rapidly emerging as an epidemic, there are still very few doctors in Southern California who know (or are willing) to treat it. Thankfully there ARE a few doctors who specialize...

Lyme Disease: Lyme disease doctor, Lyme Doctors
Lyme Doctors: Hi Larry, the good news is that you live in an area where there are many more LLLMDs (Lyme Literate Medical Doctors) than the area I m in, which is Southern California. I have two resources for you to find a good LLMD in that area. One, I would sign up...

Lyme Disease: Post Lyme Disease Illnesses, Chronic Lyme
Chronic Lyme : Dear Sharon, first let me start off by apologizing for the delay of my response. All my previous questions, I usually answer within 24 hours! But for some reason, yours didn t show up right away and I didn t know I had a question waiting! So, please accept...

Lyme Disease: Treatment, Lyme Treatment
Lyme Treatment: Hi Tracie, thank you for writing. First I want to say how sorry I am to hear your story - it breaks my heart every time I hear stories like this where people encounter so many challenges to getting the correct diagnoses and treatment for Lyme Disease. ...

Lyme Disease: What to expect while being treated, Lyme and Caribbean
Lyme and Caribbean: Dear Jo-Anne, Thank you for writing and I m sorry you ve had to experience these symptoms. I will say, you are the first person I ve heard from in the Caribbean who has asked about Lyme Disease but I wouldn t be surprised at anything these days. There are...

Lyme Disease: Fibro or Lyme?, Lyme and Fibromyalgia
Lyme and Fibromyalgia : Dear Marilyn - I m so sorry you ve had to go thru this ordeal - I can completely relate and it can be so overwhelming and frustrating when you don t have a definitive diagnosis. I went to dozens of doctors and numerous expensive tests (x-rays, colonoscopy,...

Lyme Disease: Lyme IV PICC, Lyme PICC line
Lyme PICC line: Dear Jim, the advantage to having IV antibiotics, is that it treats the Lyme bacteria much more aggressively because it hits your blood stream immediately and doesn t have to go through your stomach like oral antibiotics. If your doctors feel that you need...

Lyme Disease: lyme symptoms, Lyme Disease
Lyme Disease : Julie - Lyme Disease can be a devastating illness - especially when it is not treated right away. If it were my daughter, and knowing what I do about LD, I would find another doctor IMMEDIATELY and ask them to test her for Lyme Disease. If possible, I would...

Lyme Disease: several symptoms no answers, Lyme and CRP
Lyme and CRP: Mary - The symptoms of Lyme Disease DO include all the symptoms you mentioned: Joint Pain Nodules Fatigue Brain Fog However as far as the CRP (C-reactive Protein for other readers) - This test is designed to detect inflammation in the body but it...

Lyme Disease: How can I find a Lyme Disease Doctor in Pa., LLMD in PA
LLMD in PA: Hi MaryBeth! So sorry it s taken me a while to respond - I ve been quite sick for the past few weeks so I have JUST now been able to start answering the many All Experts questions that have come in! I m also sorry to hear about everything you ve gone through....

Lyme Disease: flare up, Lyme flare up
Lyme flare up: Ally - thank you for writing. You didn t mention how long you were on Doxycyline after the bullseye rash first appeared - so it s possible that you may not have been on antibiotics long enough to completely kill the bacteria which is known to go into hiding...

Lyme Disease: Lyme?, Lyme band explanation
Lyme band explanation: Hi Judi, thank you for writing. I can relate - my very first symptom of Lyme was a bad flu and within a month I began to have sinus and allergy issues. Prior to that, I had NEVER had a single sinus or allergy issue in my life and it has now been 3 years that...

Lyme Disease: lyme treatment, Lyme Antibiotics and Pregnancy
Lyme Antibiotics and Pregnancy : Dear Elizabeth - So sorry to hear about your daughter getting bit in Cape Cod and getting Lyme Disease. I m a mother myself and can t imagine what I would do if my own daughter had to go thru what I ve been through. I can tell you that being treated for...

Lyme Disease: Lymes disease, Chronic Lyme Testing
Chronic Lyme Testing : Dear Tom - I actually have to (politely) disagree that it seems like more women are diagnosed with Lyme Disease. It has been my experience going to the same Lyme doctor for the past 2 years that there are almost as many men who have been diagnosed as women....

Lyme Disease: neurological late stage lymes disease, Lyme and CNS
Lyme and CNS: Allen - The central nervous system is divided into two parts: the brain and the spinal cord. So, part of the CNS is in the brain and part is outside in answer to your question. And yes, the only way to cross the blood brain barrier is to use IV medication...

Lyme Disease: Long term effects of mulitple Lyme diagnosis, Lyme Three Times
Lyme Three Times : Dear Lisa, my heart goes out to you because I have heard so many stories practically IDENTICAL to yours, so know that you are not alone! Lyme is such a misunderstood disease and there is so much bad information about it that thousands of doctors are completely...

Lyme Disease: Lyme Disease, Lyme in Scotland
Lyme in Scotland : Dear Linda, Thank you for writing, and I apologize for the delay in responding. Your symptoms ARE those that present with Lyme, but unfortunately they are indicative of other conditions as well. This is why Lyme Disease is so frustrating because it can mimic...

Lyme Disease: Could I really have Lyme?, Do I have Lyme?
Do I have Lyme?: Dear Jewels, I m going to answer your question, Could I really have Lyme ? and the answer is YES! Your symptoms are ALL too familiar to me and many other Lyme patients I ve talked to. Without question. I have probably experienced every single symptom you...

Lyme Disease: advanced neurological lyme and coinfections, Family member has Lyme
Family member has Lyme : Dear Lorraine, I am so sorry to hear about your brother s suffering with Lyme Disease. Trust me, I have been there and can t imagine watching a loved one go through it. Now I think I have an idea of what my own parents go through with me. They have told me...

Lyme Disease: diagnosed after 12.5 years, Chronic Lyme Treatment
Chronic Lyme Treatment : Hi Brenda! So sorry to hear about your symptoms but they are all VERY familiar, unfortunately. I can completely relate to your story because I too was once a very active person who loved to be outdoors and used to take my dog hiking with me all the time. My...

Lyme Disease: Endstage Lymes or Lupus, Lyme and CHF
Lyme and CHF: Dear Joan, I am so sorry to hear about your health issues. I have to admit, I knew very little about Congestive Heart Failure until your post. I had to do a little research to understand what procedures you were talking about. I think I have more questions...

Lyme Disease: Endstage Lymes or Lupus, aortic insufficiency, heart failure
Lyme Disease: Endstage Lymes or Lupus, aortic insufficiency, heart failure, soles

Lyme Disease: Do you think i have Lyme?, rapid heartbeat, ringing in ear
Lyme Disease: Do you think i have Lyme?, rapid heartbeat, ringing in ear, symptoms of mono

Lyme Disease: Lyme Disease: Is there a knowledgeable Dr. nearby?, LLMD in Wisconsin
LLMD in Wisconsin: Dear Gary, I m so sorry to hear that your wife is suffering from Lyme related arthritis. Unfortunately arthritis and joint pain can be one of the (many) side effects of Lyme (I personally suffer from it in my hands, knees and other joints - all of which...

Lyme Disease: Neurological Lyme Treatment, Neuro Lyme
Neuro Lyme: Dear Laylee - First I want to say, I m so sorry to hear you ve been diagnosed with Lyme Disease. I became an expert on this site because I too became sick with Lyme 2 years ago and it has to be one of the most challenging things I ve ever dealt with in life....

Lyme Disease: Can you pass on Lyme Disease to your sexual partner, Lyme Sexually Transmitted
Lyme Sexually Transmitted: Dear Danica - First I would like to say how sorry I am to hear that you were diagnosed with Lyme Disease, but glad you are now in treatment. The question of whether or not Lyme can be transmitted sexually is, like Lyme Disease itself, very controversial. ...

Lyme Disease: Do you think i have Lyme?, Lyme Disease
Lyme Disease : My dear Jonah, I m so glad you wrote to me with your concerns. There s a lot to cover regarding your questions so I ll try and address as many as I can. But before I do, I want you to know that it s normal to feel depressed and sad when you have mysterious...

Lyme Disease: Eye Pain and sight loss from Lyme Disease, Lyme Uveitis
Lyme Uveitis : Hi Mark, thank you for writing, and sorry it took me a few days to respond. I was actually consulting with some other Lyme patients during that time about your questions, and was waiting to hear back from them! During my first year of Lyme, I had all sorts...

Lyme Disease: Lymes rash, Lyme, Doxycycline Treatment
Lyme, Doxycycline Treatment : Sandra - If your GYN is willing to prescribe you Doxycycline on a Presumptive Lyme Disease basis - DO IT! DO IT NOW! I can t stress to you the urgency of this situation. I m not trying to sound overly dramatic - it s just that if I knew in the beginning...

Lyme Disease: my CNS-Lymes Disease, CNS Lyme
CNS Lyme : Kelly - first of all, I am SO sorry it took me a few days to respond to your letter! I usually try and answer people within 24 hours, but I ve had a Lyme flare up this week and have been in bed for a few days! I m so sorry you ve had to endure all of this...

Lyme Disease: Is it Lyme Disease, verge of suicide, valerianae radix
Lyme Disease: Is it Lyme Disease, verge of suicide, valerianae radix, new continent

Lyme Disease: lyme, Flare Up of Lyme?
Flare Up of Lyme?: Hi Kelby, Thank you so much for writing - I m happy to help out in any way I can. And for the record, I was like you before I got Lyme, I thought I could tough out anything and really didn t go to the doctor that much before I got sick with Lyme! So...

Lyme Disease: lyme disease, Igenex labs, Lyme
Igenex labs, Lyme : Melanie - before any more time goes by, I wanted you to know that I received your post and have been conferring with some fellow Lyme patients about giving you the best advice possible! Of course your main question was easy, the best lab in the U.S. is Igenex...

Lyme Disease: lyme disease, Lyme in Australia
Lyme in Australia: Delca - the most frustrating thing about Lyme Disease AND for the medical professionals who are dealing with patients who show Lyme like symptoms, is that many of the symptoms CAN overlap other diseases. However, from what you have described, the symptoms...

Lyme Disease: Is it Lyme Disease, Lyme Australia
Lyme Australia : Dear Belinda - you are the THIRD person I ve spoken to during the last 2 weeks who had symptoms of Lyme or had been diagnosed with Lyme. The doctors who are telling their patients there IS NO LYME in Australia are incorrect. There have been PROVEN cases of...

Lyme Disease: Could I have Lyme Disease?, Lyme, Virginia
Lyme, Virginia : Ashley - When I first got Lyme, I too had a purplish bruise on my thigh and had no recollection of running into anything. Right about that time, I developed flu like symptoms - nausea was really bad and I felt really sick. Those were my very first symptoms...

Lyme Disease: Lyme and SSDI - Follow up from previous post, Lyme and SSDI
Lyme and SSDI: Kelly - I can SO relate to what you re going through. Because I had to quit my job and had no income, I too had to apply for SSDI. Believe me, at my age, it was a very humbling experience. And trust me - I know how exhausting it is even just making phone calls,...

Lyme Disease: son have lyme?, Lyme transmitted thru pregnancy
Lyme transmitted thru pregnancy: Dear Nicole - I just wanted to let you know I received your email and I m SO sorry to hear about your son. I have several ideas but would like to ask if you can email me at my private email: leahpuppy31@hotmail.com. There are some things I d like to discuss...

Lyme Disease: 2 1/2 years of suffering, LLMD in Maryland
LLMD in Maryland : Tom - I got Lyme 2 years and 4 months ago, so we re right about at the same stages! I too had severe arthritis symptoms develop within a few months of getting bit and then I developed SEVERE nerve pain. I was on oral antibiotics (after a positive Western Blot...

Lyme Disease: antibiotics, Lyme in Canada, PICC line
Lyme in Canada, PICC line : Marilou - so sorry it s taken me a few days to respond - my daughter just got married and we re still recovering from all the out of town guests and festivities! Am glad you got a positive Western Blot - you can still have Lyme and get false negatives, but...

Lyme Disease: antibiotics, survival guide, diseases
Lyme Disease: antibiotics, survival guide, diseases, blogspot

Lyme Disease: Lyme and xrays
Lyme Disease: Lyme and xrays

Lyme Disease: psyciatric lyme disease, lesions on the brain, peter mayne
Lyme Disease: psyciatric lyme disease, lesions on the brain, peter mayne, lyme literate doctor

Lyme Disease: LLMD Neurologist in MA, Neuro Lyme
Neuro Lyme : Hi Leslie! Thank you for writing and I m sorry you re going thru Lyme - it s one of the most misunderstood and misdiagnosed Diseases in the world right now. (I say the world, because I m getting more and more emails from people from Australia lately - they...

Lyme Disease: Lyme, Lyme Virginia
Lyme Virginia: Dear Justin, unfortunately this is a pretty easy question to answer. Yes, you have ALL the classic signs of Lyme Disease. If you go to the Bible of most Lyme trained doctors, Burrascano s Guidelines at: http://www.lymenet.org/BurrGuide200810.pdf - you will...

Lyme Disease: Lyme Disease, Lyme testing
Lyme testing : Dear Kelli, sorry it took me a few days to respond - my daughter just got married so things have been a bit hectic lately! I m going to assume that you had the ELISA test first since you say you are now waiting on the results of the Western Blot test....

Lyme Disease: Lyme and xrays, Lyme and Xrays
Lyme and Xrays : Dear Deb, pretty much EVERY single symptom you have listed are consistent with classic Lyme Disease. I don t think I mentioned this to you before, but you REALLY should drop everything and watch the film UNDER OUR SKIN. You and your husband should watch it...

Lyme Disease: Multi symtoms but negitive Lymes Test???, Is it Lyme?
Is it Lyme?: Dear Beth, it been taking me longer than usual to respond to everyone lately - I ve been dealing with some new symptoms and have just been super sick lately, thankfully I have an apt with my LLMD next week so I m sure he ll do some more blood work to figure...

Lyme Disease: psyciatric lyme disease, Lyme in Australia
Lyme in Australia : Dale - it is the strangest thing, I ve been getting more and more emails from Lyme patients in Australia - have seen a big increase just in the past 2 months. I ve been trying REALLY hard to try and use my networking to find LLMDs there, but it s been a...

Lyme Disease: breastfeeding and lymes, LYme Breastfeeding
LYme Breastfeeding: Jessica - so good to hear from you - I did get your email and responded with VERY long response - hopefully it s not too overwhelming, but I tried to cover as much as I could! As I stated, my lyme friend Gisela is going to email you seperately and address...

Lyme Disease: c-reactive protein (quantitative)(negative), Lyme, Elevated CRP levels
Lyme, Elevated CRP levels : Dear Pravin Joshi, I m sorry it s taken me so long to respond to you - I ve had some more health issues recently and have gotten a bit behind in answering questions. Your question unfortunately is outside of my realm of expertise. You may wish to post...

Lyme Disease: Lyme disease in a toddler, Pediatric Lyme Disease Treatment Todddler
Pediatric Lyme Disease Treatment Todddler: Carol - my heart goes out to you especially when children are involved. I know the consequences of developing Lyme Disease and it s that much more difficult when it involves a child. The good news is that the pediatrician IMMEDIATELY put your grandson...

Lyme Disease: Lyme and rocky mountain spotted fever, Lyme and Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever
Lyme and Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever : Hi Christine, I m happy to answer your questions the best I can, although I m not AS experienced with RMSF. Most of the information I know about RMSF is because a friend of mine in Virginia has tested CDC positive for Lyme AND RMSF as well. But when you...

Lyme Disease: Relapse?, Lyme flareup
Lyme flareup: Dear Lori - definitely sound like classic Lyme symptoms - especially the burning, and pain in your wrists (I also had that too during my first year of Lyme) For Lyme to come back EQUIVOCAL means that your antibodies are showing SOMETHING. Basically that...

Lyme Disease: Severe Migraines from Babesia Lyme, Lyme Migraines
Lyme Migraines : Dear Donna, You re a wonderful sister for wanting to help your sister with her symptoms. I too have neuro Lyme and last year, after a root canal treatment, it triggered a FIVE MONTH long migraine where I thought I was going to die - it hurt so badly. I went...

Lyme Disease: tick bite, Lyme in Bulgaria
Lyme in Bulgaria : Nikki - am so sorry to hear about your tick bite and resulting symptoms. When I was bit, I was back in Virginia (in the woods a lot) and about 3 or 4 weeks later, when I returned to Southern California, my first symptoms were FLU, sore joints, fatigue and...

Lyme Disease: Lyme Disease, Lyme treatment
Lyme treatment : Hi Thomas, it DOES sound like you caught it pretty quickly (versus mine taking 7 months to diagnose if that puts it into perspective!) Your doctor started you right away on Doxycycline which is exactly what he/she should have done. Even though it sounds...

Lyme Disease: Lyme Disease, Lyme Diagnosis
Lyme Diagnosis: Dear Lana - the good news is that it sounds like you got treated with antibiotics right away - so that s GREAT. Some people unfortunately go for months (I went for 7 months before being diagnosed and ultimately put on abx but by then, the bacteria load was...

Lyme Disease: lymes meds, Lyme Heart Block
Lyme Heart Block : Hi Mike, Actually my name is Bonni - I think Carol was the previous Lyme Expert on All Experts.com Lyme Category! But no worries - I ll answer to any name! :) So sorry to hear that the Lyme spread to your heart - that s definitely one of the more serious...

Lyme Disease: Undiagnosed Lyme Disease, Lyme Kansas
Lyme Kansas: Nancy - all the unusual symptoms you described don t sound unusual at all to someone like me who has had Lyme for 2 and 1/2 years and have pretty much experienced every odd symptom you can think off! And if there is a symptom I HAVENT experienced, then I...

Lyme Disease: One band reactive, lyme disease, technical jargon
lyme disease, technical jargon, study in china: Hi Caroline! I just answered your question, but accidentally did it in the Follow up section so it s not showing up here. You will probably receive a separate email instead. Let me know if you don t receive it, and I can send it again! thanks, Bonni ...

Lyme Disease: Late stage lymes, Response
Response: Hi Stella, just sent you an email earlier letting you know I found your FIRST email - glad you sent me another, otherwise I wouldn t have know to find it. It got buried in my junk mail for some reason! As I said, I had a bad tailbone injury several days...

Lyme Disease: Lyme disease, Lyme testing
Lyme testing : Dear Kathy, So sorry I didn t get back to you right away. That s the problem with being a Lyme expert and also HAVING Lyme at the same time, sometimes I go thru some bad flareups and I m unable to do ANYTHING! So I appreciate your patience! Your initial...

Lyme Disease: Lyme Disease In Women vs. MEn, lyme disease research, lyme disease symptoms
lyme disease research, lyme disease symptoms, emerging infectious diseases: Sydney - that s a very good question and from what research I could find, it appears that Lyme may present differently in women versus men. According to a recent International Conference on Emerging Infectious Diseases, it appears that Women with Lyme...

Lyme Disease: lyme prevention, Lyme Prevention
Lyme Prevention: John, thank you for writing. The bacteria that causes Lyme disease is carried primarily by deer ticks. The ticks are brown and often no bigger than the head of the pin, which can make them nearly impossible to spot. There is some question as to whether or...

Lyme Disease: Arthritis caused by Lyme, Lyme arthritis
Lyme arthritis : Dear Sharon - so sorry to hear about what you ve been through. Everything you said, sounds SO familiar - I hear from many Lyme patients and even though the initial bacterial infection may go into remission from the antibiotics - it can have VERY long lasting...

Lyme Disease: follow up to your response, Lyme treatment
Lyme treatment : Patty - I m going to give you my absolute honest opinion. I COMPLETELY DISAGREE WITH YOUR DOCTOR!! I usually state up front that I am NOT a doctor, but what I CAN provide is the benefit of having talked to literally HUNDREDS of Lyme patients and am a member...

Lyme Disease: lyme or not, Lyme or MS
Lyme or MS: Matt - Lyme Disease can be very tricky to diagnose especially when you are one of the many people who don t remember being bitten (many don t) or who don t develop the famous bullseye rash (many don t either) so if you are having strange symptoms, you should...

Lyme Disease: Lyme and Doxycycline - feel better BUT, lyme diagnosis, treatment protocol
lyme diagnosis, treatment protocol, heart pain: Hi Patty, sorry for responding so late - my mom has been in the hospital this past week, so things have been a bit hectic! She s doing much better now though, thankfully! I m so glad you finally found a doctor that believed you about the Lyme diagnosis...

Lyme Disease: Lymph nodes, Lyme, lymph nodes
Lyme, lymph nodes: Chris - I have some more questions before I feel comfortable giving you a proper answer! I would like you to read this document by Dr. Burrascano, one of the top Lyme doctors in the country. Go to: http://www.lymenet.org/BurrGuide200810.pdf These are...

Lyme Disease: Possible Lyme?, Lyme Disease
Lyme Disease : Dear Ong, Thank you for writing. I ll do my best to answer your questions. Diagnosing Lyme Disease can be tricky because many of the symptoms can be indicative of other conditions and conversely, other diseases may present symptoms which turn out to...

Lyme Disease: I Think I may Have Lyme., Lyme in Tennessee
Lyme in Tennessee: Carol Ann - Am so glad you wrote me back. I m happy to talk to you more, but because you mentioned your doctor s name, I d like to ask you to go back to your original post and change it from PUBLIC to PRIVATE. I tried everything I could to do it on my end,...

Lyme Disease: Lyme in San Diego, LLMD in San Diego
LLMD in San Diego: HI Cindy - thank you for writing. Sounds like you ve been through a lot! But that was very smart of you to outline the rash with a marker to see if it grew in size (many times it can be a case of cellulitis caused by a puncture or bug bite which allows bacteria...

Lyme Disease: Lyme support, Lyme Support Groups
Lyme Support Groups : Dear Sylvia, If you only knew how much I can relate to what you re going through. And that s pretty much how every other member of Lyme support groups feel, which is why they are so helpful! It can be so isolating when you re going thru a chronic illness by...

Lyme Disease: chronic lymes, Lyme and Immune System
Lyme and Immune System : Hi Marian, thank you for writing. Unfortunately I m not familiar with those specific areas that you mentioned. However, you can go to www.lymenet.org, go to the column on the left that says FLASH DISCUSSION and then post your question under SEEKING A DOCTOR....

Lyme Disease: Lyme literate doctor
Hi Joan, thanks for writing and I apologize that it s taken me a few days to respond. My daughter recently had a baby so I ve been helping out! I m happy to help you since you live in the San Diego area. I wonder if you could repost your question and mark...

Lyme Disease: reoccurring lyme
Hi Paula, I m crossing my fingers for you that LymeTap will be able to help out. I KNOW how frustrating this can be. When you mentioned having a family crisis that triggered a flareup for you, I completely understand. This has happened to me in the past during...

Lyme Disease: Lyme
Dear Charisse, I m so glad you wrote to me. I know firsthand how devastating an illness like Lyme Disease can be. There is still so much misinformation and controversy over tests and treatments that it is the patients who are suffering. Especially when many...

Lyme Disease: Lyme Sufferer...please help
Hi Tina, your story sounds painfully familiar to my own story as well as hundreds of other Lyme Disease patients I ve talked to. I think I can help give you some good recommendations, but I d like to talk to you more privately. Can you send me an email to...

Lyme Disease: Why Won't Doctors Speak Of Lymes?, Lyme Disease Stigma
Lyme Disease Stigma: Hi Jayne - sorry for the delay in responding. I could give you a lengthy answer to your question, or I could make it much more easier to explain by recommending that you watch the film Under Our Skin which is available on Netflix. It s an incredible documentary...

Lyme Disease: Seeking Lyme Doctor in CT , Lyme Doctor Connecticut
Lyme Doctor Connecticut : Hi Russ, thank you for writing. I would suggest going to www.lymenet.org and click on FLASH DISCUSSIONS on the upper left column. This will take you to a page where you can post a request called SEEKING A DOCTOR. I would suggest including as much information...

Lyme Disease: Untreated Lyme disease, Lyme Disease
Lyme Disease : Dear Konane, thank you so much for writing and I m so sorry to hear everything you ve been through. Sadly your story sounds VERY familiar - I ve had every single symptom you wrote about including the strange itchy rashes that would reappear every 4 to 6 weeks...

Lyme Disease: Lyme suspicion, Lyme symptoms
Lyme symptoms : Dear Shan, I m sorry for the delay in responding. This is what happens when you re a Lyme Expert and also have LYME! ((smile)) I ve been experiencing a flare up recently so everything gets put on hold unfortunately. :) Okay, let s address your questions!...

Lyme Disease: Elevated D-Dimer, blood clot scare/Lyme?, Lyme
Lyme : Hi Nicole, I wanted to thank you for bringing me up to date and am so glad you will be seeing your LLMD. Am also very glad that you had the ultrasound done and it was all clear - I m sure that must have been a relief that you didn t have a blood clot. Definitely...

Lyme Disease: lyme, Lyme Virginia
Lyme Virginia : Dear Lynn, I have a few questions for you. I noticed you re in Virginia - what part of the state are you in? I m curious because I know of a few doctors who treat Lyme as well as some Lyme support groups and wondering how close you are! (They are all mostly...

Lyme Disease: Is this still lyme??, Lyme Treatment
Lyme Treatment : Hi Laurie, I m glad I could help. I have a few additional suggestions for you. If you haven t already done so, I would highly recommend reading Joseph Burrascano s Guidelines for Tick Borne Diseases. These are guidelines which are followed by many LLMDs...

Lyme Disease: Post Treatment Lyme Disease, Lyme Illinois
Lyme Illinois: Dear Kristin - I m so glad you wrote and sorry I didn t reply right away. I ve been experiencing one of my many Lyme related issues this weekend, so I was just now able to get to your post. That definitely looks like an EM rash associated with Lyme Disease....

Lyme Disease: lyme in australia, Lyme Australia
Lyme Australia : Dear May, thank you so much for writing. I m hearing more and more from Lyme patients in Australia and it is apparently very difficult to find MDs who are trained in Lyme treatment. I know there is a great organization in Australia called Lyme Disease...

Lyme Disease: Lyme doctors in San Diego, Lyme San Diego
Lyme San Diego: HI Laura - I d like to talk with you offline if possible - would like to tell you about the resources we have for Lyme patients in San Diego. I noticed someone named Laura just joined the main public San Diego Lyme group on Facebook - if this is you, let me...

Lyme Disease: San Diego Doctor, Lyme MD San Diego
Lyme MD San Diego: Hi John, thank you for writing. There are several doctors in the Southern California area who are trained in treating Lyme Disease and it depends on several factors who would be the best fit for you. I d like to ask you a few questions first, just to get an...

Lyme Disease: Treating Lyme Early, Lyme rash
Lyme rash : Corey - I don t normally do this, but you have my curiosity up. I ve been having a discussion with another group recently about Bulls Eye Rashes that don t look like the typical bullseye but the patients did turn up with positive Lyme antibodies. If you...

Lyme Disease: The Lyme Disease Doctor, Lyme San Diego
Lyme San Diego : Paul, I can t really discuss this type of information on a public site, if you want to write to me at leahpuppy31 AT hotmail.com - I can talk to you further about your situation. Best, Bonni Dear Paul, I have been honored to help dozens of people...

Lyme Disease: LYME??, Lyme Diagnosis
Lyme Diagnosis : Hi Stuart, thank you for writing to me. I understand the frustration you feel living with a chronic illness. If I understand correctly, your question is How do I get a definitive diagnosis for Lyme? The answer is that although Lyme is supposed to be a clinical...

Lyme Disease: Lyme literate Docs in San Diego area
Dear Diane, thank you for writing. Lyme Disease can be such a devastating illness, both mentally and physically. I see that you are in Hawaii? I could make some inquiries as to whether there are any Lyme Literate MDs in that area if you like. Otherwise, I...

Lyme Disease: lyme disease
Dear David, I apologize about the delay in my response and appreciate your patience. :) In answer to your question, ALL the symptoms that you listed are VERY common with Lyme Disease. You mentioned that in the past 7 years you ve had LD twice, however,...

Lyme Disease: Lyme doctors in San Diego
Hi Sarah, since you live in San Diego, I would love to talk to you about local doctors, as well as support groups which are immensely helpful to talk to others that are going thru the same experience. Your symptoms certainly sound like classic Lyme, but you...

Lyme Disease: Lyme disease, Lyme in Florida
Lyme in Florida: Hi M , Thank you for writing. To learn more about Lyme Disease, here is a great site (ILADS) which contains a lot of very useful information: http://www.ilads.org/lyme/about-lyme.php. This particular page lists the basics that everyone should be aware of....

Lyme Disease: I need a LLMD
Hi Aviva, thank you for writing. Could you tell me a bit more about your circumstances as well as what type of insurance you have, have you been diagnosed before, etc. This will help me to help you! Also because this is sensitive information, PLEASE mark your...

Lyme Disease: 3 years after a bite, short term memory loss, short term memory
short term memory loss, short term memory, lyme disease: Hi, Jacqueline...the answer to your question is a definite YES. Less than 50% of people ever get a rash with Lyme disease and you wouldn t necessarily recall any initial symptoms. It has most likely been dormant in your system for three years or your immune...

Lyme Disease: 7 years undiagnosed/untreated Lymes, lyme disease, lymes
lyme disease, lymes, chronic fatigue: Hi, Susan.... I m so sorry that you ve been sick but I am glad that you finally got a diagnosis. I ll never forget the day when I put all the pieces together. It was certainly no thanks to any of the 14 doctors that I saw over a two-year period. Some...

Lyme Disease: Aftermath of Lymes Disease, white cells, lyme disease
white cells, lyme disease, high fever: Hi, Jennifer.... There are later, long-term effects from Lyme disease. It can adversely affect the heart and neurological system masquerading as other diseases which often results in misdiagnosis and improper treatment. And, you are right, it does stay...

Lyme Disease: ALS & Lymes, 3day breast cancer walk, breast cancer walk
3day breast cancer walk, breast cancer walk, tick bite: Hi. I just noticed that there was another question I didn t answer. The side effects for Rocephin for me were very minimal. Just some diarrhea. It was very easy to administer. I didn t even miss a day s work the whole time. As for the duration, well,...

Lyme Disease: ALS, dr richard schultze, lou gerigs disease
dr richard schultze, lou gerigs disease, holistic therapy: I am not familar with Dr Shultze, no. I can tell you that SOMETIMES..... Lou Gerigs is mistaken for Lyme. I would suggest that you consult with your family doctor before starting this program, as I would assume that going without solid food for 30 days...

Lyme Disease: Antibiotics, such a long journey, miracle drug
such a long journey, miracle drug, hospice care: Hi, Karl... All I know is that doxy works for some people and doesn t seem to work for others. During the three years I was on antibiotics, I never took doxy. The only cycline drug I took was minocycline BUT when I relapsed, I was given doxy. As far...

Lyme Disease: Anxiety or Lyme?, em rash, rapid heartbeat
em rash, rapid heartbeat, anxiety stress: Hi, Patrick...I have had many of your symptoms and I ve heard people describe these jolts or jerks. I saw 14 doctors over a 2-year period and was always written off as an anxiety-ridden kook. If you have neurological or psychiatric Lyme, you don t necessarily...

Lyme Disease: Arthritis, negative test results, lyme specialists
negative test results, lyme specialists, autoimmune arthritis: Hi, Dave.... It s very possible that your arthritis could be caused by Lyme disease although you didn t mention any other symptoms. It s notorious for attacking the joints. The fact that you did improve on the doxy is an indicator that it could be Lyme....

Lyme Disease: affects of Lyme disease, negative test results, extreme fatigue
negative test results, extreme fatigue, lyme disease: Hi, Morgan...I can t say specifically whether or not Lyme caused your gall stones but I can make a general statement. If Lyme goes UNdiagnosed and UNtreated, it can invade every organ in the body and impose havoc with every system in the body. But, the...

Lyme Disease: antibiotics, brain fog, herx
brain fog, herx, omnicef: Hi, Laurie.... I am so very sorry for the delay. My computer died days ago and I am just now online with a new one. I really hate to leave these questions go unanswered. Unfortunately, Lyme and co-infections are a roller-coaster. Herxing is not necessarily...

Lyme Disease: antibiotics, lyme disease diagnosis, intravenous antibiotics
lyme disease diagnosis, intravenous antibiotics, muscle biopsy: Hi, Pat.... You are right---your brother needs to find a Lyme specialist and when he gets on the right combination of antibiotics, he will feel normal again. The Rocephin is a good start, however, it s not the cure-all. I followed 8 weeks of Rocephin...

Lyme Disease: Babesia, red blood cells, lyme doctor
red blood cells, lyme doctor, babesia symptoms: Hi,Kris.... They doxy may have helped and you may not realize it because you are having Babesia symptoms and sometimes it s hard to differentiate which symptom goes with which disease. From what I ve read Malarone and Zith are a great combination. The...

Lyme Disease: Bells Palsy, bells palsy, lyme disease
bells palsy, lyme disease, eye lid: Hi Carrie, Bells palsy is a common manifestation in lyme disease. From what I have reasearched it usually resolves on its on in a very short time. However it may recur in the course of the disease. In the later stages of the disease lyme affects the...

Lyme Disease: Bug Bite, bullseye rash, tetracyclene
bullseye rash, tetracyclene, tick bite: There are two different tests that can be done for Lyme. Please insist that your friend see another doctor. It is very important that the Lyme is stopped in its tracks. There are three different levels of lyme and each one as you can imagine get worse....

Lyme Disease: Bull's Eye Rash From Mosquito Bite, lyme bacteria, eye rash
lyme bacteria, eye rash, symptoms of lyme disease: HI, Kathleen..... Many people don t know that the Lyme bacteria can be transmitted by a mosquito, flea or any other bloodsucking insect. It s a myth that only ticks can carry this bacteria. You are a prime example. The symptoms of Lyme disease don t...

Lyme Disease: Bull's Eye Rash, lyme disease rash, eye rash
lyme disease rash, eye rash, optic neuritis: Musculoskeletal System Joint pain or swelling or tenderness Stiffness of joints, back, neck Muscle pain or cramps Bone pain Neurological System Tremors or unexplained shaking (especially at night) Burning or stabbing sensations in the body ...

Lyme Disease: Bullseye rash, tiny blisters, tissue necrosis
tiny blisters, tissue necrosis, insect bite: Hi, Esther.... Sorry for your unfortunate experience--you certainly have a lot going on here. I read your question a couple of times to be sure I connected all the dots. Although I can t say for certain what mysterious creature caused your bite, I...

Lyme Disease: I got bit by a tick..., doctor asap, red streaks
doctor asap, red streaks, tick bites: Did the vet that looked at it, tell you whether or not it was infact a lyme innfected deer tick? Depending on what part of your back, it may take awhile for it to heal properly, and the more you keep messing with it and picking at it the longer it will...

Lyme Disease: I have never been bitten by..., red blood count, red blood cells
red blood count, red blood cells, low red blood count: I think, one of the reasons they may be looking at lyme, is for some people, they never know they are bitten by a tick until they do test positive. I had never seen a tick on me. I had seen them on my dog, but becuase I wore long pants most of that summer...

Lyme Disease: bruise and rash, low grade fever, lyme doctor
low grade fever, lyme doctor, insect bite: Kathryn...Hi. I had to see my Lyme doctor yesterday and it s pretty much an all-day trip so I wasn t online yesterday. Yes, that certainly sounds like it could be Lyme disease. That rash that can occur with it isn t necessarily target-shaped and many people...

Lyme Disease: bull's eye rash, negative test results, eye rash
negative test results, eye rash, deer tick: Hi, Rich.... There are documented cases of Lyme disease all over the world except for the North Pole. This includes every state in the union, however, you will not get doctors to believe or accept this. We do not live in a Lyme-infested area either, but...

Lyme Disease: bulls eye rash, bulls eye rash, bullseye rash
bulls eye rash, bullseye rash, wasp sting: I find it intresting that you would of gotten that kind of answer from someone here at www.allexperts.com. Would You mind telling me who it was? GA does have lyme ticks. And it is becoming more and more common to hear of people finding the rash but never...

Lyme Disease: Canada, negative test results, lyme disease
negative test results, lyme disease, proof test: Hi, Michelle.... The tests here in the US are no more reliable than those in Canada or any other part of the world. There is no fool-proof test for Lyme disease and this includes BOTH blood and spinal fluid. Of course, doctors don t know and/or refuse...

Lyme Disease: A New Developement, calvin and hobbs, ashland edu
calvin and hobbs, ashland edu, new medicine: Hello Raymond, Iím glad your taking action. I donít know anything about the Mayos Clinic Lyme Program. Are you saying your bloodwork went to IGenx? Giving you Levaquin by itself, is sure to bring on a Herxheimer Reaction if Lyme is present. Maybe not right...

Lyme Disease: Chronic Lyme's Disease, swollen lymph nodes, titer test
swollen lymph nodes, titer test, lyme doctor: Gary... There s one other thing I wanted to recommend. My Lyme doctor put me on a supplement that is wonderful for the eyes and it has helped a lot of people with eye issues. It s called Astaxanthin and the brand is Astavita. He said that brand is very important....

Lyme Disease: Co-Infectoins?, oxygen treatment, lyme literate doctor
oxygen treatment, lyme literate doctor, stomach pain: Dear Miki, I canít even imagine what youíve been through. Having Lyme as an adult is one thing, but watching your little boy suffer is something totally different. Having the Herx Reaction is a blessing in disguise. His doctor, Iím assuming he is A Lyme...

Lyme Disease: Coinfections, red blood cells, lyme specialists
red blood cells, lyme specialists, one of the lucky ones: Hi, Blossom... To the best of my knowledge, doxy has no effect on Babesia. It is a blood-borne parasite that resides in the red blood cells. The medication of choice for this is called Mepron. It s a liquid and looks like bright yellow paint. It has to...

Lyme Disease: Constant Tick Exposure, depression anxiety, lyme disease
depression anxiety, lyme disease, mom dad: Hi, Kathy..... I m sorry about your recent diagnosis of Lyme disease. Hopefully, you are seeing a Lyme specialist for proper treatment and testing for the co-infections that can occur with it. I don t spend a whole lot of time outside either--I work...

Lyme Disease: Contraindication/ Indication of Lymes in Massage?, search engine google, lymph drainage
search engine google, lymph drainage, lyme disease: Hi again...I just tried something else I hadn t tried before. Instead of looking on the specific Lyme sites, I used the search engine Google and typed in the following: Lyme Disease massage therapy There were some interesting things that came up. One...

Lyme Disease: Correction on last question, lyme disease, chicken pox
lyme disease, chicken pox, last question: Hi again.... The answer to your question about the rash is YES. The rash can come and go and take on many forms. Doctors have it locked in their minds that it has to be a perfectly shaped target rash and nothing could be further from the truth. The...

Lyme Disease: my child has lyme disease, heat rashes, new haven ct
heat rashes, new haven ct, lyme disease: Hi, Daniel.... The amox is probably not strong enough to treat the infection. He should be getting better, not worse. Lyme doctors typically use a combination of two antibiotics to treat Lyme, sometimes alternating weeks with the different meds. ...

Lyme Disease: confused- what should I do?, finger nails, yeast infections
finger nails, yeast infections, cd57: HI Crystal.... I am so sorry to hear of your suffering. I had the prickling, tingling, bee stings and vibrating and I can only describe those symptoms as horrifying. I only went undiagnosed for two years and I cannot imagine tolerating this for eight....

Lyme Disease: Is there a cure?, lyme symptoms, lengthy period
lyme symptoms, lengthy period, lyme: Hi, Teresa.... Lyme that has gone untreated for a lengthy period of time is difficult to get rid of, however, it can be done. I went untreated for two years and was on antibiotics for three years and one month. I just went off of them on 3/14/07----so...

Lyme Disease: Daughter has lyme disease, low grade fever, bells palsy
low grade fever, bells palsy, swimmers ear: Hi, Sheila.... Yes, her symptoms could be from Lyme and the fact that her physician said that it generally goes away in children is good reason to RUN in the opposite direction. He doesn t know what he s talking about. Apparently, the Ceftin was not...

Lyme Disease: DISABILITY????, social security disability, brain fog
social security disability, brain fog, partial paralysis: Hi, Jayne....The easiest way for you to see my symptoms is on this list. I marked all the ones I had with *** behind it. The list follows this msg. I was fortunate in that I did not have the brain fog or fatigue so as sick as I was, I was still able to force...

Lyme Disease: danger for a baby, swollen lymph nodes, facial nerves
swollen lymph nodes, facial nerves, persistent fatigue: Alyona. I beleive that I can help you. The problem with lyme is the longer it goes untreated, the worse it can get. There are three stages to lyme. With worsening symptoms for each stage. I think the best place for accurate information is on a site...

Lyme Disease: our daughter's confusing Lyme test results, lyme titer, infectious disease specialists
lyme titer, infectious disease specialists, lyme test: Hi, Liz... I d be concerned, too, because she may also be experiencing symptoms that she can t verbalize. The fact that her Lyme titers were high would make me want to persue the Lyme angle. The Western Blot test itself is very unreliable and it has...

Lyme Disease: detecting lymes disease and getting help, new haven ct, poor concentration
new haven ct, poor concentration, lyme disease: Hi, Cindy...I am so sorry to hear about your daughter s illness, and yes, it does sound like she contracted Lyme disease. To find a Lyme specialist, go to www.LymeNet.org and register. Click on Flash Discussion and then on Seeking A Doctor. Post there with...

Lyme Disease: My doctor says I don't have to worry???, bullseye rash, one of the lucky ones
bullseye rash, one of the lucky ones, cdc guidelines: Dear Grace, Thank you for your most valid question. First, if you feel like your doctor did not give you appropriate service then go to another as soon as possible. Its sounds like your doctor is not Lyme Literate, in fact, there are doctors who don t even...

Lyme Disease: i dont think i can take much more of this, negative test results, lyme specialists
negative test results, lyme specialists, auto immune disorder: Hi, Sharon....I m so sorry for your suffering. Unfortunately, due to the lack of knowledge physicians have about Lyme and its co-infections, many of us fall through the cracks w/o a diagnosis. When it comes to Lyme, this is all too common. In a nutshell,...

Lyme Disease: Eight year old showing strange symptoms, new haven ct, night sweats
new haven ct, night sweats, strange symptoms: Hi, Suzanne.... Lyme is transmittable through human contact and there have been experiments done with animals that have proven this theory. Sounds like your son may have contracted Lyme from you possibly or had a bite of his own. When it comes to Lyme,...

Lyme Disease: Exercise and Lyme disease, lyme specialists, opportunistic bacteria
lyme specialists, opportunistic bacteria, weakened immune system: Hi, Rita.... I work for a school system and I know how grueling football practice is. I pass the guys everday when I leave work. Let me start out by saying this--and these are my thoughts and opinions based on my experience and knowledge of Lyme. ...

Lyme Disease: encephalitis/lime sisease, bumpy rash, cdc website
bumpy rash, cdc website, lime disease: Dear Nikki I m so sorry it has taken so long to respond to your question. After a long messy divorce, I have remarried and just retuned from my honeymoon. Anyway, off subject, but just had to share lol. Your husband does seem to have symptoms very similar...

Lyme Disease: Finally an answer, lyme test, profound fatigue
lyme test, profound fatigue, leg fatigue: Hi, Shirley.... I am so sorry for what you are going through. The fact that you are having tingling is definitely neurological in nature. The symptoms of Lyme can be a real mixed bag and has been misdiagnosed as EBV among many, many other diseases and...

Lyme Disease: Friend with Chronic Lyme, upper respitory infection, vit b complex
upper respitory infection, vit b complex, chronic lyme: HI, Chrys.... I can feel the frustration, believe me. I ve heard of Dr. P and I hear he is phenomenal although expensive. It s a shame she couldn t have stuck with him. I ve not heard much about the other doctors you mentioned. Here s my theory...

Lyme Disease: 3 years after a bite
Lyme Disease: 3 years after a bite

Lyme Disease: 7 years undiagnosed/untreated Lymes, potent antibiotics, 22 years
Lyme Disease: 7 years undiagnosed/untreated Lymes, potent antibiotics, 22 years, kelp tablets

Lyme Disease: affects of Lyme disease, lyme disease, alternative treatments
Lyme Disease: affects of Lyme disease, lyme disease, alternative treatments, lyme

Lyme Disease: Bug Bite, zpack, lymes
Lyme Disease: Bug Bite, zpack, lymes, new doctor

Lyme Disease: Bull's Eye Rash From Mosquito Bite, flu symptoms, lyme disease
Lyme Disease: Bull's Eye Rash From Mosquito Bite, flu symptoms, lyme disease, mosquito bite

Lyme Disease: Bullseye rash, skin grafts, tissue necrosis
Lyme Disease: Bullseye rash, skin grafts, tissue necrosis, apple cider vinegar

Lyme Disease: bull's eye rash, southern indiana, lyme
Lyme Disease: bull's eye rash, southern indiana, lyme, nervous system

Lyme Disease: bulls eye rash, acam doctors, western blot test for lyme disease
Lyme Disease: bulls eye rash, acam doctors, western blot test for lyme disease, tick bite

Lyme Disease: Canada, canada
Lyme Disease: Canada, canada

Lyme Disease: Chronic Lyme's Disease, lyme titer, lyme
Lyme Disease: Chronic Lyme's Disease, lyme titer, lyme, reply

Lyme Disease: confused- what should I do?, cumanda, treatment protocol
Lyme Disease: confused- what should I do?, cumanda, treatment protocol, low thyroid function

Lyme Disease: Is there a cure?, lyme doctor, lyme disease
Lyme Disease: Is there a cure?, lyme doctor, lyme disease, rife machine

Lyme Disease: danger for a baby, bulls eye rash, lyme symptoms
Lyme Disease: danger for a baby, bulls eye rash, lyme symptoms, lyme disease

Lyme Disease: our daughter's confusing Lyme test results, pamela weintraub, lyme patients
Lyme Disease: our daughter's confusing Lyme test results, pamela weintraub, lyme patients, infectious disease physician

Lyme Disease: false positive, infectious disease specialist, false positives
Lyme Disease: false positive, infectious disease specialist, false positives, lyme

Lyme Disease: how to find a Lyme specialist, dr cameron, lyme literate doctor
Lyme Disease: how to find a Lyme specialist, dr cameron, lyme literate doctor, hr drive

Lyme Disease: HELP!, antibiotic doxycycline, liver enzymes
Lyme Disease: HELP!, antibiotic doxycycline, liver enzymes, mountains

Lyme Disease: help finding specialists, zoldan, docotor
Lyme Disease: help finding specialists, zoldan, docotor, aggressiveness

Lyme Disease: help to lessen herx, magnetic health, computerised systems
Lyme Disease: help to lessen herx, magnetic health, computerised systems, health treatment

Lyme Disease: herx reaction?- Is What It Is, positive attitude, public awareness
Lyme Disease: herx reaction?- Is What It Is, positive attitude, public awareness

Lyme Disease: Igm vs. Igg, herxheimer, couple days
Lyme Disease: Igm vs. Igg, herxheimer, couple days, wikipedia

Lyme Disease: Insurance and Lyme Treatment, e mail address, rocephine
Lyme Disease: Insurance and Lyme Treatment, e mail address, rocephine, lyme disease

Lyme Disease: Long-Term Undiagnosed Lyme & RMSF, lyme disease sufferers, lyme disease
Lyme Disease: Long-Term Undiagnosed Lyme & RMSF, lyme disease sufferers, lyme disease, grand mal seizure

Lyme Disease: LYME DISEASE & EBV -, rife machines, immune responses
Lyme Disease: LYME DISEASE & EBV -, rife machines, immune responses, lyme

Lyme Disease: Lyme??, sad state of affairs, zithomax
Lyme Disease: Lyme??, sad state of affairs, zithomax, chronic lyme disease

Lyme Disease: Lyme Disease, coinfection
Lyme Disease: Lyme Disease, coinfection

Lyme Disease: Lyme Disease, hodgkins disease, mycosis fungoides
Lyme Disease: Lyme Disease, hodgkins disease, mycosis fungoides, uvb

Lyme Disease: Lyme Disease Specialists, lyme disease, lyme
Lyme Disease: Lyme Disease Specialists, lyme disease, lyme, pett

Lyme Disease: Lyme disease, e mail address, burrascano
Lyme Disease: Lyme disease, e mail address, burrascano, jarek

Lyme Disease: Lyme disease, nuerological, depth perception
Lyme Disease: Lyme disease, nuerological, depth perception, vision therapy

Lyme Disease: Lyme disease and ALS, white tail deer, lyme disease
Lyme Disease: Lyme disease and ALS, white tail deer, lyme disease, bad shape

Lyme Disease: Lyme disease -false results?, lyme, iw
Lyme Disease: Lyme disease -false results?, lyme, iw, infectious disease

Lyme Disease: Lyme disease rash, low grade fevers, topical steroid cream
Lyme Disease: Lyme disease rash, low grade fevers, topical steroid cream, tick bite

Lyme Disease: Lyme disease- Should I get a test and how much is it?, dr cameron, chronic fatigue
Lyme Disease: Lyme disease- Should I get a test and how much is it?, dr cameron, chronic fatigue, doxycycline

Lyme Disease: Lyme Help, hyde park new york, chronic lyme
Lyme Disease: Lyme Help, hyde park new york, chronic lyme, hyde park

Lyme Disease: Lyme Physician, inquiries
Lyme Disease: Lyme Physician, inquiries

Lyme Disease: Lyme related severe headache, lyme disease, migrains
Lyme Disease: Lyme related severe headache, lyme disease, migrains, oral antibiotics

Lyme Disease: Lyme Symptoms?, peripheral nueropathy, lyme bacteria
Lyme Disease: Lyme Symptoms?, peripheral nueropathy, lyme bacteria, lyme specialists

Lyme Disease: Lyme tests, chronic lyme, oral antibiotics
Lyme Disease: Lyme tests, chronic lyme, oral antibiotics, roller coaster ride

Lyme Disease: Lyme treatment questions, doxycycline, meds
Lyme Disease: Lyme treatment questions, doxycycline, meds, tara

Lyme Disease: Lymph Nodes
Lyme Disease: Lymph Nodes

Lyme Disease: lyme desease?, cherry hill nj, magaziner
Lyme Disease: lyme desease?, cherry hill nj, magaziner, duke university

Lyme Disease: lyme disease, oral antibiotics, pcr test
Lyme Disease: lyme disease, oral antibiotics, pcr test, 5 months

Lyme Disease: lyme disease and bruising, fever chills, tick bite
Lyme Disease: lyme disease and bruising, fever chills, tick bite, nurse practitioner

Lyme Disease: lyme or Motor neuron Disease?, motor neuron disease, cerebral spinal fluid
Lyme Disease: lyme or Motor neuron Disease?, motor neuron disease, cerebral spinal fluid, spirochete

Lyme Disease: Multiple Bullseye Rashes - Lyme Disease?, lyme disease, flu like symptoms
Lyme Disease: Multiple Bullseye Rashes - Lyme Disease?, lyme disease, flu like symptoms, lyme

Lyme Disease: Mystery Diagnosis, thyroid antibodies, low grade fever
Lyme Disease: Mystery Diagnosis, thyroid antibodies, low grade fever, pernicious anemia

Lyme Disease: mosquito bite, eye rash, fever night
Lyme Disease: mosquito bite, eye rash, fever night, mosquito bite

Lyme Disease: mysterious leg pain in daughter, worm wood, constant headaches
Lyme Disease: mysterious leg pain in daughter, worm wood, constant headaches, lymes

Lyme Disease: NEURONTIN FOR LYME NEURALGIA??, lyme test, pain meds
Lyme Disease: NEURONTIN FOR LYME NEURALGIA??, lyme test, pain meds, nerve damage

Lyme Disease: Neurological Lyme Questions, low grade fevers, brain fog
Lyme Disease: Neurological Lyme Questions, low grade fevers, brain fog, horrible nightmares

Lyme Disease: Possible Lyme Disease?, tetracyline, lyme disease
Lyme Disease: Possible Lyme Disease?, tetracyline, lyme disease, target

Lyme Disease: Possible lyme disease, two frogs, healing center
Lyme Disease: Possible lyme disease, two frogs, healing center, google

Lyme Disease: Psychiatric Issues and Lyme Disease, empty person, scary disease
Lyme Disease: Psychiatric Issues and Lyme Disease, empty person, scary disease, antibiotics

Lyme Disease: pain - Pain No More!, symptoms of insomnia, omega oils
Lyme Disease: pain - Pain No More!, symptoms of insomnia, omega oils, nerve pain

Lyme Disease: throat paralysis and lyme, vocal cord paralysis, lymedisease
Lyme Disease: throat paralysis and lyme, vocal cord paralysis, lymedisease, central nervous system

Lyme Disease: Vision and Lyme, lyme doctor, worn glasses
Lyme Disease: Vision and Lyme, lyme doctor, worn glasses, eye doctor

Lyme Disease: two, eye rash, dog tick
Lyme Disease: two, eye rash, dog tick, facial spasms

Lyme Disease: false positive, lyme disease, specialist doctors
lyme disease, specialist doctors, autoimmune diseases: Hi, Christine.... I can tell by your question, that you are not seeing a Lyme specialist. Doctors are so confused by Lyme because the symptoms are so varied and the tests are so unreliable. The bottom line is that they don t know a whole lot about it. That...

Lyme Disease: fatigue post treatment, lyme disease, bartonella
lyme disease, bartonella, lyme: Hi, Brian... You are fortunate that it was caught early. Most of us go for years before the diagnosis is made. You say you saw a specialist but you didn t indicate LYME specialist so I ll give you a couple different scenarios. Even if you did see...

Lyme Disease: how does it feel when antibiotics start working, lyme bacteria, one of the lucky ones
lyme bacteria, one of the lucky ones, release toxins: Hi, Jo.... The feelings you are having are reactions of the bacteria. It s sort of like poking a stick at a bee s nest. This reaction is called herxing named after Dr. Herxheimer who discovered this. It s true that the Lyme bacteria release toxins...

Lyme Disease: how to find a Lyme specialist, lyme disease, philadelphia area
lyme disease, philadelphia area, visa card: Hi, Lois.... The best way to find a Lyme specialist, go to www.LymeNet.org and register. Click on Flash Discussion and then on Seeking A Doctor. Post there with your city and state and someone will email you privately. There is a policy not to post doctors...

Lyme Disease: Just found a tick-small rash starting, docycycline, lyme disease
docycycline, lyme disease, google: Hi, Judy.... You should NOT wait another minute. If you still have the rash, get a picture of it immediately. Then get to a clinic or your doctor whichever will take you first. The longer it s let go, the harder it is to treat. I m giving you this information...

Lyme Disease: Can you give it to your kids?, new haven ct, lyme disease
new haven ct, lyme disease, mom dad: Hi, Jen..... There have been experiments done with animals that prove Lyme disease can be contracted in ways other than a direct bite. After all, it is a bacteria. Also, I know of scores of families where mom, dad and all the kids have it. I just can...

Lyme Disease: HELP!, liver enzymes, lyme disease
liver enzymes, lyme disease, chronic fatigue: Hi, Danielle... I think you re right. It does sound like you have Lyme disease. All of your symptoms point in that direction. It also sounds like you could have one or more of the co-infections that commonly occur with Lyme. Doctors know very little about...

Lyme Disease: HELP....I'm worried about my kids!!!, amoxicillon, ring worm
amoxicillon, ring worm, lyme disease: Hi, Sharon..... I am so sorry for what s happening to your children. The Lyme symptoms that I had were nothing short of horrific and I can t imagine a child having to endure them. They both need to see a Lyme specialist ASAP. The tests for Lyme are...

Lyme Disease: Headache Lyme/Babesia, hyperbaric oxygen treatments, lyme specialists
hyperbaric oxygen treatments, lyme specialists, mainstream medicine: Hi, Shahn.... I m so sorry for the delay. I was off for a few days for Thanksgiving and I hadn t had a question since 11/9 so I figured things would be pretty quiet here. With Lyme, I guess I should have known better! I can sympathize with the headaches....

Lyme Disease: Herbal Supplements before doctors appointment, lyme disease, classic textbook
lyme disease, classic textbook, tick bite: HI, Craig..... Sorry to hear that your gf has Lyme. Having been involved with Lyme disease for years now, I wanted to caution you about a few things that I don t want you to find out the hard way. (These are things I found out the hard and expensive way.)...

Lyme Disease: help finding specialists, lyme disease, zoldan
lyme disease, zoldan, aggressive treatment: Hi, Linda.... There have been many people with Lyme misdiagnosed as having ALS because the symptoms mimic the disease so closely. With no disrespect meant, the Mayo Clinic is not Lyme-literate and there is even a saying among us Lymies and that s hold...

Lyme Disease: help to lessen herx, lyme bacteria, low blood pressure
lyme bacteria, low blood pressure, rife group on yahoo: Hello Radha.... I am so sorry you are afflicted with this nasty disease. No doubt you are overloaded with the Lyme bacteria and it is affecting your entire system. The first thing I wonder is if you are seeing a good Lyme specialist. That s really...

Lyme Disease: help me i need some advise, infectious desease, lyme disease
infectious desease, lyme disease, kook: Hi, Brian....I ve walked a couple of miles in your shoes so I know exactly what you re going through. One disappointing doctor visit after another. (14 in all over a two-year period and 3 trips to the ER. I was treated like a kook.) First of all, the antibiotics...

Lyme Disease: herx reaction?- Is What It Is, neurontin 300, olive leaf extract
neurontin 300, olive leaf extract, brain fog: Hello Jayne, Its good to hear from you. I sounds like your doctor really knows what heís doing. He is treating your Lyme the only 3 ways to target it, that being, bloodstream, intracellular and cystic. You and I have both had this for a long time I guess...

Lyme Disease: hives - lymes disease, negative test results, knee stiffness
negative test results, knee stiffness, prestigious hospitals: Hi, Jean.... Your first course of action for your son should be to find a Lyme specialist. Due to his age, he may fall into the category of pediatrics. But first, let me answer your main questions.... I assume that your son tested negative for Lyme...

Lyme Disease: what is this horrible feeling in my neck and face?, bulls eye rash, rocephin iv
bulls eye rash, rocephin iv, central nervous systems: HI, Jayne.... I had the exact same things! It s just the way the Lyme has affected us when it got into our central nervous systems. I was horrified by all of it because, at the time, I had no idea what was causing all it. I had terrible jaw spasms that...

Lyme Disease: husband has several tick bites, white blood cells, red streaks
white blood cells, red streaks, fishy smell: Sissy. Some ticks will gourge (sp?) themselves to the point of death yes. Some will acutaly burst open killing themselves. The good news is that the clear stuff is actualy the white blood cells from his body fighting off the infection. Unless there...

Lyme Disease: ID dr. verses Fibro & fatigue clinic?, negative test results, lyme disease
negative test results, lyme disease, appt: Hi, Jayne.... If you suspect you have Lyme disease, neither of those is going to do you any good in my opinion. If you can t get to a Lyme specialist, then I guess the ID would be the next choice, however, if you have negative test results which is very...

Lyme Disease: Igm vs. Igg, bulls eye rash, brain fog
bulls eye rash, brain fog, swollen glands: Hi, Laurie..... I always tell people not to try to analyze the tests for Lyme too closely. The tests are so unreliable that there are no rules. It can totally evade detection in both blood and spinal fluid. Long-term infections are particularly tricky...

Lyme Disease: Insurance and Lyme Treatment, correct diagnosis, rocephin
correct diagnosis, rocephin, exact figure: Hi, Nancy.... I don t know where the $1,100 per day figure came from but when I was on the IV Rocephin, which is what I assume you ll be on, the cost of the medicine alone was $200 per day. Since that time, Rocephin has gone generic and it is much cheaper,...

Lyme Disease: Intracellular Lyme, lyme bacteria, energy medecine
lyme bacteria, energy medecine, rife group on yahoo: Hello, Walid... Your question is way too scientific for me to answer. I assume you have Lyme disease? The only thing I can comment on is that Flagyl is used to treat the cyst form of Lyme. I took that for over a year. I have been on antibotics for...

Lyme Disease: can IV rocephin cause changes in bloodwork?, internet gremlins, lyme test
internet gremlins, lyme test, liver enzymes: Hi, Jayne... So sorry for the delay. I read your question Friday morning and then the internet went down and was down until just a short while ago. I was helpless to do email or anyting ! The meds can cause fluctuations in blood counts, liver enzymes,...

Lyme Disease: information, rocky mountain spotted fever, bioxin
rocky mountain spotted fever, bioxin, elisa test: Hi, Amy... Like you, I was sick for 2 years, too, and I saw 14 various doctors and ologists. Plus, three trips to the ER due to the severity of my symptoms. My test results were always normal and I was given more lectures on stress than I d care to count....

Lyme Disease: LLD, antibiodics, lld
antibiodics, lld, doxy: Hi, Jan.... To find a Lyme specialist, go to www.LymeNet.org and register. Click on Flash Discussion and then on Seeking A Doctor. Post there with your city and state and someone will email you privately. There is a policy not to post doctors names on...

Lyme Disease: Long-Term Undiagnosed Lyme & RMSF, sinus surgeries, installing new software
sinus surgeries, installing new software, allergy shots: Rebecca It sounds as though you have done quite a bit of research already. Fortuneately for you, like myself, you have put together the peices of your medical/physical history and have come to the point that you know something just isn t right. Alot of...

Lyme Disease: LYME DESEASE, lyme doctor, city of medford oregon
lyme doctor, city of medford oregon, city of medford: Hello, Norman.... I can tell you how to find a Lyme specialist, however, they are few and far between so you may have to travel to see one. We don t post their names and phone numbers on public forums on any of the sites due to privacy issues. Here...

Lyme Disease: LYME DISEASE & EBV -, whole food vitamins, low grade fever
whole food vitamins, low grade fever, lyme disease: Hi Angie.... You have a lot going on here. I don t know a whole lot about EBV but I know what it is and I know that it stays in your system forevermore even though it may be dormant. I ll give you some things to think about. One thing that kind of...

Lyme Disease: LYME QUESTION, brain fog, western bloc
brain fog, western bloc, lyme disease: Hello Raymond! Itís great to hear from you. It sounds like your going through some Ďhigh techí treatments. Iíve heard good things about Nuclear Medicine with regards to Lyme. I wish I could address the issues with your adrenal glands and so forth, but...

Lyme Disease: LYME TESTING, central florida research, antigen tests
central florida research, antigen tests, lyme test: Hi, Bill.... I had not heard of that test but I did go to the site and read about it. It sounds pretty promising. It d be interesting to know if any of the Lymies on www.LymeNet.org have been tested using this method. Have you tried casting a net there?...

Lyme Disease: Lyme, lyme specialists, lyme disease
lyme specialists, lyme disease, dreadful disease: Hi, Sammi... The rashes for Lyme disease take on various forms and are often mistaken for ringworm, eczema, spider bites, etc., so it could very well be a Lyme rash. Perhaps the rash was going to disappear anyway and it was just a coincidence that you...

Lyme Disease: Lyme, flare ups, constant headaches
flare ups, constant headaches, organ donor list: Hi, Frank... To answer your questions, yes. Here s why....the antibiotic treatment you were given as a child was enough to get the bacteria to a level where your immune system could control it. Now, it s had 20+ years to multiply and divide and your...

Lyme Disease: Lyme, associated diseases society, lyme disease
associated diseases society, lyme disease, bethesda md: Hi, Heidi.... I ll be glad to email you those guidelines but I can t do it through this forum as I cannot attach a file. Please email me directly. I ll do it on Monday from work. I m home for the wknd and we have dial-up. Need I say more? haha. Thanks,...

Lyme Disease: Lyme, lyme disease, amoxicillian
lyme disease, amoxicillian, infectious disease doctors: Hi, Robin...Sorry for the delay, the internet has been down. The three weeks of amox your son took for Lyme disease was not enough. The treatment guidelines are in dire need of being rewritten to include various antibiotics over a longer period of time....

Lyme Disease: Lyme??, lyme test, anxiety and panic attacks
lyme test, anxiety and panic attacks, twitching muscles: Hi again, Karl....No problem with all the questions! That s what I m here for and it s my way of paying it forward after all I went through. I ll address each one of your questions: Lyme is what cause the agoraphobia, depression, panic and anxiety. It...

Lyme Disease: Lyme, negative test results, lyme disease
negative test results, lyme disease, severe anxiety: Hi, Liz... I always tell people not to get too hung up on the Lyme disease tests. You can have a flaming case of Lyme and still test negative in BOTH blood and spinal fluid. (For some good info on Lyme test results, go to www.betterhealthguy.com) Lyme...

Lyme Disease: Lyme and ALS and Bell's Palsy, negative test result, negative test results
negative test result, negative test results, lyme test: Hi, Pam....From what you ve described, I would certainly pursue the Lyme angle. I, personally, believe there is a connection between Lyme and these neurological afflictions; if not specifically Lyme, then some other micro-organisms that have yet to be identified....

Lyme Disease: Lyme - Anti-Biotic Dosage, severe headaches, lyme disease
severe headaches, lyme disease, high fever: Hi, Steve.... It s good that you caught it early, however, the doxy MAY not be enough to get rid of it. It is a very stealthy bacteria and is very adept at survival. Lyme specialists usually use two high-powered antibiotics at the same time to get rid...

Lyme Disease: Lyme behind eyes & Head, lyme bacteria, allergy research group
lyme bacteria, allergy research group, lyme doctor: Hi, Anna.... I sympathize with your husband because my eyes and head were the very place my mysterious symptoms appeared. My eyes were so painful that I literally begged my doctor for prescription medicine. All of the lights had to be removed from my office...

Lyme Disease: Lyme Carditis, lyme carditis, cardiac catheterization procedure
lyme carditis, cardiac catheterization procedure, brain lesions: Hey, Wally....This is your old friend, Carol. I haven t emailed you in awhile and I still have your old emails. I ve been wondering how you were doing. I remember transportation was a problem for you and, indeed, you need to be treated for LYME and tested...

Lyme Disease: Lyme Cerebral Vasculitis, cerebral vasculitis, which came first the chicken or the egg
cerebral vasculitis, which came first the chicken or the egg, overactive immune system: Hi, Susan.... There is some debate on that subject and it s sort of like, Which came first, the chicken or the egg? There is similar debate over the neurological disease MS. When people with Lyme develop it, the questions are would they have gotten...

Lyme Disease: Lyme's Co-infections, lyme specialists, hotmail
lyme specialists, hotmail, fool proof: Hi, Sal... Lyme specialists typically treat with two antibiotics at a time. At times, I was on three. If a patient has a co-infection, sometimes the doctor will treat that first and then go after the Lyme or vice-versa. For some reason, different doctors...

Lyme Disease: Lyme Diagnosis, restless leg syndrome, deleware river
restless leg syndrome, deleware river, night cramps: Hello, Wally. I am so sorry for your condition. It must be very frustrating. I went through that frustration as well seeing 14 doctors over a two-year period with no diagnosis. Let me evangelize a little about Lyme....some of this you may already know...

Lyme Disease: Lyme Disease, tick bite, lyme disease
tick bite, lyme disease, drews: Hi Carla Having lyme disease does not create immunity like getting chicken pox does. You can be reinfected with any subsequent tick bite that is infected with it. It is possible too that your disease only went into remission. Are you having symptoms...

Lyme Disease: Lyme Disease, lyme doctor, bullseye rash
lyme doctor, bullseye rash, new haven ct: Hi, Pat... Based on what you just told me, I would bet that she has Lyme disease. Ticks, spiders, fleas, mosquitoes and any bloodsucking insect can actually carry this bacteria. Steroids will definitely exacerbate the Lyme because it suppresses the immune...

Lyme Disease: Lyme Disease, lyme disease, general practioners
lyme disease, general practioners, bell s palsy symptoms: Hi, Noreen.... I m so sorry for what you re going through. You are wise to seek a Lyme specialist because you MUST be tested for the co-infections that can occur with Lyme. They share many of the same symptoms as Lyme BUT they don t all respond to the...

Lyme Disease: Could I have Lyme Disease?, bulls eye rash, lyme bacteria
bulls eye rash, lyme bacteria, negative test results: Hi, Kelli... Yes, I do have an idea. Your test results for Lyme disease are coming back false negative and you actually have Lyme disease. The Lyme bacteria can cause all of the problems you listed including the thyroid, gastro, numbness, etc. Doctors and...

Lyme Disease: Lyme Disease, titer test, deer ticks
titer test, deer ticks, fever and chills: Hi, Leolyn... The Lyme bacteria can fool every test we have for Lyme. It can evade detection in BOTH blood and spinal fluid. You don t necessarily have to have some elevation indicating inflammation. This is one reason that it is so hard to diagnose. ...

Lyme Disease: Lyme Disease, spirochete borrelia, lyme infection
spirochete borrelia, lyme infection, deer blood: Dear Jacci, Thank you for contacting me with your question. I know how hard it is to get a straight answer about Lyme Disease. Your question is very valid. Although, animals metabolize the disease differently then humans, the agents that transmit it are...

Lyme Disease: Lyme Disease, bullseye rash, incubation time
bullseye rash, incubation time, rhodesian ridgeback: What you describe on your pet does fit the description of a bullseye rash in humans. Any wooded area can be infested with ticks. From what I have read they tend to cling to branches etc in waiting to latch onto a host. They are also prevalent in grassy...

Lyme Disease: Lyme Disease, recluse spider bite, brown recluse spider bite
recluse spider bite, brown recluse spider bite, brown recluse spider: Hi, Jeffrey.... I don t know much about a brown recluse spider bite, however, from what I ve seen on TV, one usually ends up in the hospital. Having said that, then I ll tell you what I know for sure about Lyme disease. The rash can take on many forms...

Lyme Disease: Lyme Disease, lyme bacteria, rings on my fingers
lyme bacteria, rings on my fingers, lyme disease: Hi, Sammi. Your story sounds way too familiar. My husband was having convulsions/seizures, too, and we didn t know why. It took me two years to figure out my mystery illness and yet another year to figure out his! We were both accused of being out of...

Lyme Disease: Lyme Disease, negative test results, punch biopsy
negative test results, punch biopsy, lyme test: HI, Lorraine.... I don t know much about lymphoma or any rashes associated with it, however, I ll evangelize a little about Lyme disease. Most people and doctors don t know that you can have flaming case of Lyme disease and still have a negative test...

Lyme Disease: Lyme Disease, lyme disease, bloodwork
lyme disease, bloodwork, diagnostic tool: Hi, Debbie....First of all, get pictures of those rashes IMMEDIATELY as they may be used as a diagnostic tool later on. Many people test negative when they truly have Lyme, so having a picture of the rash would be great. The tests for Lyme are very unreliable....

Lyme Disease: Lyme Disease, negative test result, lyme bacteria
negative test result, lyme bacteria, nasty bacteria: Hi, Gordon.... Yes, I would say there is a very strong possibility that you are infected with the Lyme bacteria and possibly one or more of the co-infections that can occur with it. The bacteria can be dormant in your system for days, months, weeks and...

Lyme Disease: Lyme Disease, garden gloves, lyme disease
garden gloves, lyme disease, anxiety attacks: Hi Nancy.... The symptoms you listed COULD be related to Lyme disease and, also, COULD be the cause of the depression. My husband had neuro-psychiatric Lyme disease and literally lost his mind. He was very close to being institutionalized. He developed...

Lyme Disease: Lyme Disease, infectious disease specialist, lyme disease
infectious disease specialist, lyme disease, contact number: HI, Marlene.... The best way to find a Lyme specialist is to go to www.LymeNet.org and register. Click on Flash Discussion and then on Seeking A Doctor. Post there with your city and state and someone will email you privately. You may find a doctor closer...

Lyme Disease: Lyme Disease with Bell's Palsy, infectious disease specialist, lyme disease
infectious disease specialist, lyme disease, blood work: Hi, Linda... Unfortunately, what has happened to your son is typical of many, many people with Lyme disease, including myself. I saw 14 doctors including 2 top neuros, one infectious disease doctor and three trips to the ER due to the severity of my symptoms....

Lyme Disease: Lyme Disease with Bull's Eye Rash, bulls eye rash, lyme disease
bulls eye rash, lyme disease, dermotologist: Hi, Terri. You are VERY wise to seek out a Lyme specialist. Not only are you at risk for Lyme but the nasty co-infections that can occur with it---and only a Lyme specialist knows about these, also. The sooner you get on antibiotics, the better. To...

Lyme Disease: Lyme Disease leading to other illnesses, lyme disease, micro organism
lyme disease, micro organism, mom dad: Hi, Arline.... Just by what you have told me, the child has not seen a Lyme specialist. You don t wait for improvement when you are treating Lyme disease. Lyme disease specialists typically treat two months beyond the CESSATION of symptoms. If the...

Lyme Disease: Lyme Disease - need Doctor recommendation, lyme specialists, lyme doctor
lyme specialists, lyme doctor, chronic lyme: HI, Pam... The only reason that you hear Dr. Jones is controversial is because of the white coats that are entrenched in their way of thinking. Many doctors do not believe in chronic Lyme---that it even exists---and, also, believe that Lyme can be treated...

Lyme Disease: Lyme Disease Specialists, lyme disease, disease specialists
lyme disease, disease specialists, kook: Hi, Sara...I know what you re going through. I saw 14 doctors in two years and was treated as a kook by most of them. One neuro at a university hospital insinuated that perhaps I had been abused by my father as a child. It s like being in the middle of a...

Lyme Disease: Lyme Disease Treatment, lyme disease, spinal tap
lyme disease, spinal tap, central nervous system: Hi, Kelly... If he was already diagnosed with Lyme, it s unclear to me why they would want to do a spinal tap unless they are trying to rule out other diseases. The IV antibiotics if that is what you meant would be good for Lyme but not enough. I doubt...

Lyme Disease: Lyme Disease - testing and co-infections, negative test results, surveillance criteria
negative test results, surveillance criteria, surveillance purposes: Hi, Deborah.... I m so sorry to hear about your diagnoses. No one can imagine the havoc these bugs can create until they have experienced it first-hand. I ll give you my opinion on what you asked me. First of all, there is NO test that is absolutely...

Lyme Disease: Lyme Disease, lyme disease, anti biotics
lyme disease, anti biotics, titters: Roy, From what I understand: Once you test positive for Lyme titters in your blood. Then you will always test positive wether or not the antibodies are active in your system or not. Then depending on your over all health it can flare up from time to time,...

Lyme Disease: Lyme disease, infectious disease experts, nerve inflammation
infectious disease experts, nerve inflammation, lyme desease: The severity of the initial symptoms of Lyme disease remains under some controversy. Some believe the initial infection can occur with minimal or no symptoms. But most infectious disease experts believe that nearly all people experience a flulike primary illness...

Lyme Disease: Lyme disease, lyme disease, anti biotics
lyme disease, anti biotics, wooded areas: It is very possible to of been bitten and not known it. That is how it happened for me. Symptoms will normal start to apear within 1-2 weeks of the bite. The sooner anti-biotics are started, the less likely it is, for the lyme to be long term, or severe....

Lyme Disease: Lyme disease, bullseye rash, lyme test
bullseye rash, lyme test, cdc guidelines: According to the CDC guidelines for Lyme disease, diagnosis should be based on clinical symptoms. A negative lyme test does not exclude the diagnosis as they can be very unreliable. A bullseye rash in conjunction with a tick bite is diagnostic. Symptoms...

Lyme Disease: Lyme disease, joseph burrascano, bullseye rash
joseph burrascano, bullseye rash, lyme doctor: Hi. I would have responded yesterday but I was out of town seeing my Lyme doctor. Seems like this Lyme merry-go-round never ends! From what you describe, I suspect you may still have some remaining Lyme infection. The fact that you were put on antibiotics...

Lyme Disease: Lyme disease, public health nutrition, lyme sufferers
public health nutrition, lyme sufferers, lyme doctor: The answer to that is absolutely YES. Many Lyme sufferers have eye problems and it is a definite sign that it has gotten into the central nervous system. I never had vision problems per se, but I did have severe light-sensitivity and eye pain. For...

Lyme Disease: Lyme disease, lyme bacteria, lyme disease symptoms
lyme bacteria, lyme disease symptoms, bloodsucking insects: Hi, Donna.... I am so sorry for your mother s suffering. It s very frustrating, especially when you don t know what s causing the illness. In the elderly, aches and pains are often passed off as age-related and they are not taken seriously. Lyme patients...

Lyme Disease: Lyme disease, deer ticks, tick repellant
deer ticks, tick repellant, lyme disease: Dear Laura, Unfortunately, wherever there is fauna and/or flora, there will be ticks. I have yet to see an article or even a mere mention of the relationship between bird feeders and an increase number of ticks due to the use of feeders. I m an avid bird...

Lyme Disease: Lyme disease and ALS, west nile virus, lyme disease
west nile virus, lyme disease, lyme: They are commonly mistaken, and it apears that your grandfather s doctors are too. Check out www.lyme.org for a listing of lyme literate doctors in your area. Now days lyme can be found just about anywhere. It makes as much sense to make a comment as the...

Lyme Disease: Lyme disease false negative? What can we do?, partial paralysis, lyme disease
partial paralysis, lyme disease, spinal tap: Hi, Herschel.... Your story is so sad and, unfortunately, very typical of someone with Lyme disease due to the ignorance of the medical community about it. I believe I can offer some helpful suggestions. You are right. CDC standards are too rigid and...

Lyme Disease: Lyme disease -false results?, lyme specialists, mild sore throat
lyme specialists, mild sore throat, medical advocate: HI, Kristin.... Your story sounds all too familiar and very much like mine. I had the throat thing, too, and it was horrifying! First of all, I ll tell you about the testing for Lyme disease. ALL of the tests there are right now are VERY unreliable...

Lyme Disease: Lyme disease rash, lyme specialists, tick bite
lyme specialists, tick bite, tick bites: Hi, Cheryl.... First of all, I d get a picture of the bite area and subsequent pictures if it continues to change over the course of time. The fact that the rash has come back tells me that there is still active infection involved. And the fact that your...

Lyme Disease: Lyme disease specialist in California, lyme disease, lyme
lyme disease, lyme, privacy issues: Hi....I believe I answered this question, but it popped in again. Don t know what happened here. I always try to answer questions the same day I get them. To find a Lyme specialist, go to www.LymeNet.org and register. The forums are under flash discussion....

Lyme Disease: Lyme disease- Should I get a test and how much is it?, deer tick, symptoms of lyme disease
deer tick, symptoms of lyme disease, brain fog: Hi, Erin.... You list many of the symptoms I had and it just infuriates me that anyone--doctor or otherwise--would not take these symptoms seriously. I saw 14 doctors in a two-year period and most of them couldn t get me out of their offices fast enough...

Lyme Disease: Lyme disease, tick bite, lyme disease
tick bite, lyme disease, virus test: I have had both illnesses so i can offer some advice. While the basic symptoms are the same, they also are very different in the outcome and testing. Mycoplasma virus test takes 14 days to come back with either a + or a - answer. Where as the Titter test...

Lyme Disease: Lyme Eye Doctor, public health nutrition, lyme doctor
public health nutrition, lyme doctor, hotmail: Hi, Dean.... I am glad you are doing better. I just finished 37 months of antibiotics in March and I m doing well, too. I never thought I d see the day. I had a difficult time with my eyes, too, and I did regress a bit as far as light-sensitivity when...

Lyme Disease: Lyme & Fatigue, lyme community, docycycline
lyme community, docycycline, physical exertion: HI, Joe... I can tell by your question that you were most likely not treated by a Lyme specialist. If you are still experiencing symptoms, you still have Lyme disease. Even though your Babesiosis test was negative, you could still be infected with another...

Lyme Disease: Am I Lyme free?, lyme titer, symptoms of lyme disease
lyme titer, symptoms of lyme disease, lyme disease: Hi, Lesley.... You are fortunate in that your bite was recognized early (as compared to many people that develop symptoms of Lyme disease) and you were treated with antibiotics. One thing I feel I should caution you about is the tests for Lyme disease....

Lyme Disease: Lyme Help, negative test result, negative test results
negative test result, negative test results, lyme specialists: Hi, Laura.... There are several highly regarded Lyme doctors in the New England states and there s the one I see in Maryland. He s not taking new patients but he has taken on two female doctors that are treating Lyme. Now, I don t know if there are any...

Lyme Disease: Lyme Immune Cure Cream, lyme patient, remarkable results
lyme patient, remarkable results, lyme: Hi, Sandra.... I ve not heard of this cream. I just saw my Lyme specialist on Monday and I m sure he would have said something if there was a cure out there for this dreaded disease. Over the years, I ve seen lots of cures and, admittedly, tried...

Lyme Disease: Lyme Literate Doctor Needed, hershey pa, med center
hershey pa, med center, desperate need: Hi, Karen.... To find a Lyme specialist, go to www.LymeNet.org and register. Click on Flash Discussion and then on Seeking A Doctor. Post there with your city and state and someone will email you privately. There is a policy not to post doctors names on...

Lyme Disease: Lyme and Lymph Nodes, routine mammogram, enlarged lymph nodes
routine mammogram, enlarged lymph nodes, lyme disease: Hi, Sarah.... Here s my opinion on the enlarged lymph node. You said your mother was given antibiotics for Lyme disease, however, you didn t mention that she saw a Lyme specialist. I would guess that your mother was given 3-4 weeks of doxycycline which...

Lyme Disease: Lyme Physician, southern indiana area, lyme
southern indiana area, lyme, privacy issues: Hi, Michele.... To find a Lyme specialist, go to www.LymeNet.org and register. Click on Flash Discussion and then on Seeking A Doctor. Post there with your city and state and someone will email you privately. There is a policy not to post doctors names...

Lyme Disease: Lyme related severe headache, blood brain barrier, oral antibiotics
blood brain barrier, oral antibiotics, acupuncture treatment: Hi, Terry.... Sorry for your daughter s suffering. Lyme is a horrible disease and the co-infections just complicate things all the more. When it gets into the pristine environment of the central nervous system, the symptoms are just unbelievable. I ve...

Lyme Disease: Lyme Specialist, west chester pa, comupter
west chester pa, comupter, living hell: Hi, Richard.... A Lyme specialist is called just that OR a Lyme-literate MD, or a Lyme-aware MD. I rheumatologist is NOT a Lyme specialist despite what they say. I am so sorry for what you re going through. There is an anti-Lyme climate in this country...

Lyme Disease: Lyme Symptoms?, emg and ncv, lyme symptoms
emg and ncv, lyme symptoms, lyme infection: HI, JFL.... Your story sounds very typical of that of a Lymie. Many tests and no diagnosis. I can certainly identify with the bizarre neurological symptoms. I would say that you did activate a Lyme infection and you need treatment. Your O N L Y recourse...

Lyme Disease: Lyme tests, lyme bacteria, double blind study
lyme bacteria, double blind study, clinical diagnosis: Hi. You certainly raise a valid point. There are a couple of things that make me wonder...is the patient on the right combination of antibiotics? It is a hunt and peck game sometimes. How long was the patient infected? The longer the infection, the weaker...

Lyme Disease: Lyme treatment questions, allergist immunologist, picc line
allergist immunologist, picc line, mid line: Hi, Tara....It s good to hear back from you. I did have the PICC line in my bicep and it was no big deal. It was done at the hospital and was a very short procedure. As a matter of fact, we went out to eat afterwards and I drove. Some doctors order a...

Lyme Disease: Lyme vs Fibromyalgia, flare ups, bullseye rash
flare ups, bullseye rash, lyme patients: Hi, Teresa.... I m so sorry that you are suffering like this. In my personal opinion, I would be 99.9% sure that you have Lyme disease. All of the symptoms you listed are symptoms of Lyme disease and you do have the history of a bite, although many Lyme...

Lyme Disease: Lyme, titer test, lyme symptoms
titer test, lyme symptoms, ringing in the ears: Bob, there is no urine test for lyme, however if the titer test is not done within the first 2 weeks of having the bite, it may never come back positive even though you have it. This is especialy true if you have already taken antibiotics. You can ask...

Lyme Disease: Lymes?, low grade fever, eye sockets
low grade fever, eye sockets, back ache: Hi, Wendy... Your story sounds so very much like mine. I went through 14 various doctors and ologists and was pushed out of more offices with a script for Prozac in my hand than I d care to count. My Lyme titers were negative, also. I m the one that...

Lyme Disease: Lymes, lyme community, docycycline
lyme community, docycycline, prestigious hospitals: Hi, Jay Lynn.... Your research is most likely correct and you are right about Lyme masking itself and not being detected. That bacteria is able to evade detection on every test there is including blood AND spinal fluid. The tests for Lyme are so unreliable...

Lyme Disease: Lymes coming back, sinus infection, lyme symptoms
sinus infection, lyme symptoms, hip pain: Hi, Sara.... I know all about doctors not being very helpful. I saw 14 of them over the course of two years and was continually dismissed as a nutcase. You sound like you are having a relapse of Lyme and you need to find a Lyme specialist asap. The...

Lyme Disease: Lymes Disease, emergency room doctor, tick bite
emergency room doctor, tick bite, lyme disease: Hi, Beth.... Yes, sounds like you have the beginning stages of Lyme disease. To find a Lyme specialist, go to www.LymeNet.org and register. Click on Flash Discussion and then on Seeking A Doctor. Post there with your city and state and someone will...

Lyme Disease: Lymes Disease, lyme doctor, lyme infection
lyme doctor, lyme infection, new haven ct: Hi, Deidre... You know your son better than anyone and if you suspect another Lyme infection it s probably due to one of two things: 1. The old infection is recuring which does happen and he will need to be treated again with stronger antibiotics and...

Lyme Disease: Do I have Lymes Disease?, lyme specialists, irritable bowel syndrome
lyme specialists, irritable bowel syndrome, swollen glands: HI, Dale... If you don t have Lyme disease, then I don t know who does! You have many, many symptoms that are on the list. I ll post one following this message so you can print it and check them off. The bump on your head could have been the start of...

Lyme Disease: Lymes Disease and the herx, lyme bacteria, fortunate ones
lyme bacteria, fortunate ones, horrible disease: Hi... In answer to your question as to how I contracted Lyme disease, I feel that I caught it from my husband. We do recall his having a tickbite on his calf a long time ago but we don t really remember exactly when it was because it took us three years...

Lyme Disease: Lymes Disease?, swollen lymph glands, iron deficiency anemia
swollen lymph glands, iron deficiency anemia, lyme specialists: Hi, Tara... It certainly sounds like Lyme to me. Most people and doctors (other than Lyme specialists) don t know you can have a flaming case of it and still test negative. The tests are just too unreliable. Your story sounds a lot like mine--I went...

Lyme Disease: Lymes disease, lyme specialists, lymes disease
lyme specialists, lymes disease, flu symptoms: HI, Cindy. Been there, believe me. You do need a Lyme specialist, that s for sure. You certainly sound like you have Lyme and you could also have one or more of the co-infections that can occur with it. They share many of Lyme s symptoms. Some are bacterial...

Lyme Disease: Lymes disease continued... thanks carol, lyme disease foundation, lyme bacteria
lyme disease foundation, lyme bacteria, blood test results: Hi,Tara.... Glad I could help you out. I saw the show on Discovery, too. It was pretty interesting and, unfortunately, very typical of many, many people that have Lyme disease. The doctor that spoke on the show spoke at a conference I went to two years ago...

Lyme Disease: Lymes disease rash, negative test result, lyme doctor
negative test result, lyme doctor, elisa test: Hi, Barbara....I would definitely say that your symptoms are Lyme-related. The thing that doctors and most people do not know is that you can have a flaming case of Lyme and still have a negative test result. The best test there is for Lyme is the Western...

Lyme Disease: Lymes disease, epstein barr virus, emotional roller coaster
epstein barr virus, emotional roller coaster, demyelinating process: HI, Laraine....Your story sounds similar to mine. When my bizarre neurological symptoms started, the first test I had was an MRI. It showed spots that were indicative of a demyelinating process and that started an emotional roller coaster of various diagnoses...

Lyme Disease: Lymes - A Good Start, flare ups, constant headaches
flare ups, constant headaches, lyme disease: Dear Frank, Your e-mail is much appreciated. It sounds as if you have a Ďgut feelingí and you need to act on it. After all the people Iíve talked with, I can say that these sorts of feelings are never wrong and its important to look into the cause. At 2 years...

Lyme Disease: Lymes Pain, pain meds, drug addict
pain meds, drug addict, ceftin: Hi, Sal... I m sorry for what you re going through. Although I ve never been a fan of steroids in general because they re so hard on the body, I don t think that the shots would suppress your entire immune system, although you may want to check with...

Lyme Disease: Lymes Question, lyme bacteria, lyme specialists
lyme bacteria, lyme specialists, lyme patients: Hi, Lisa... Your pediatrician s response shows just how little physicians know about Lyme diseae. The Lyme bacteria is a very tough bacteria to kill and the dosage of Augmentin he is on may not be enough to eradicate it--either dosagewise or timewise....

Lyme Disease: Lymes treatment, air hunger, cranial nerves
air hunger, cranial nerves, cranial nerve: HI, Sal.... I, personally, have had the shortness of breath and was to the ER several times prior to my diagnosis. Of course, everything checks out ok and I look like a nut. It was always passed off as an anxiety attack. I just recently relapsed after...

Lyme Disease: Lymes, stomach cramps, tick bites
stomach cramps, tick bites, anxiety attacks: Hi, Stewart... I definitely think you have Lyme disease. The fact that you are having vision problems and anxiety attacks indicates that it has gotten into your central nervous system. You need to find a Lyme specialist ASAP. (I had neuro-Lyme and I...

Lyme Disease: Lymph Nodes, odd occurrences, lyme disease
odd occurrences, lyme disease, swollen glands: Hi, Greg. I really don t know much about West Nile but I do know about Lyme so I ll evangelize a little about what I know. You certainly can have swollen glands/lymph nodes with Lyme. It is a very insidious disease. In many cases and as was with...

Lyme Disease: How likely is a person bit by a tick to get lyme disease?, lyme disease, restrictive clothing
lyme disease, restrictive clothing, cold sweat: Hi, Rusell.... You are wise to question Lyme disease after the experiences you just described. The length of time a tick is on you doesn t have any bearing on whether it transmits Lyme disease or not. In a clinical (laboratory) setting, the transmission...

Lyme Disease: llmd vs. md, lyme test, typical rash
lyme test, typical rash, western blots: HI.... There are some generic versions of this drug that come from overseas and I would question its quality. However, Canada, produces the generic version and I wouldn t hesitate to use it. You may want to check on www.LymeNet.org and see what some of...

Lyme Disease: how long until better, lyme bacteria, immune system functions
lyme bacteria, immune system functions, strong immune system: Hi, Greta... The answers to both quesitons is it depends on the individual and how the Lyme bacteria is behaving in the system. Let me explain. Everyone s immune system functions at a different pace. If you have a strong immune system, then that along...

Lyme Disease: lyme, lyme doctor, lyme disease
lyme doctor, lyme disease, desperate state: Hi, Alice..... I ve been helping a guy in Ireland who has Lyme disease. He found a Lyme doctor in the UK and had to fly there for his appointment and treatment.No one else would help him in his desperate state. I think Lyme doctors (who would be able to...

Lyme Disease: lyme, negative test result, negative test results
negative test result, negative test results, blood test results: HI, Ken.... Yes, Lyme can affect the results of other blood tests often resulting in a misdiagnosis. It is a very treacherous bacteria. It can affect ANA, Sed Rate, thyroid, blood counts just to name a few. Some of the co-infections that can occur with...

Lyme Disease: lyme, optic neuritis, partial paralysis
optic neuritis, partial paralysis, unexplained weight gain: Hi, Page...Here is my favorite symptoms list. Naysayers and even doctors say that everyone has symptoms on this list and are doubtful of Lyme disease. BUT, everyone knows his or her own body and knows when something is wrong. Everyone with Lyme disease can...

Lyme Disease: lyme?, chest muscles, neck muscles
chest muscles, neck muscles, lyme literate doctor: Dear Tammy, Thank you for writing to me and Iím so sorry that you have suffered needlessly. I can tell you about my experiences with Lyme and also tell you about dependable information that I have accumulated. I went through MRIís for MS, told it was in...

Lyme Disease: lyme desease, fever chills, lyme disease
fever chills, lyme disease, term prognosis: Hi, Brittany.....Sorry to hear about your diagnosis. Lyme disease can develop in several stages. It may cause different symptoms, depending on how long you have been infected and where in your body the infection has spread. Besides Lyme, there are...

Lyme Disease: lyme desease?, lyme bacteria, lyme desease
lyme bacteria, lyme desease, nerves in legs: Hi, Stephanie. Your husband could have Lyme and if he gets on the right antibiotics, the damage could be reversed depending on his degree of recovery. There are 300 species of the Lyme bacteria and 100 of them are in the U.S. The Lyme tests are so unreliable...

Lyme Disease: lyme desease, chronic sinus problems, connecting the dots
chronic sinus problems, connecting the dots, thyroid problems: HI, Kerri....We were in training all day yesterday, so I couldn t get into my email right away. If Lyme disease goes untreated, it invades every organ and system in the body resulting in total debilitation. I know, personally, a couple of people that this...

Lyme Disease: lyme disease, chronic sinus problems, symptoms of lyme disease
chronic sinus problems, symptoms of lyme disease, tmj problems: Hi, Jay. You don t need to have a rash or signs of a bite. I sure didn t. Symptoms just started and kept piling up over the course of two years. I had TMJ problems, also, due to the strong spasms caused by the Lyme. Many people also have chronic sinus...

Lyme Disease: lyme disease 10 years later, red blood cells, profound fatigue
red blood cells, profound fatigue, lyme disease: HI, Samantha.... If I were you and had the bite history and symptoms you describe, I would get tested for Lyme. There are also co-infections that can occur with it that don t get diagnosed by regular MD s. They can have many of the same symptoms as Lyme,...

Lyme Disease: lyme disease, negative test results, life of misery
negative test results, life of misery, lyme disease: Hi, Colleen... It could be Lyme BUT I want to caution you of one thing. The tests for Lyme are so very unreliable that you can have Lyme disease and still have negative test results. If you do, you will not be diagnosed with it and, therefore, you will...

Lyme Disease: lyme disease, lyme bacteria, navel area
lyme bacteria, navel area, lyme disease: Hi, Jo.... When it comes to Lyme, I don t dismiss anything as a possibility, although I did not have abdominal symptoms, personally. Perhaps the antibiotics are stirring up the Lyme bacteria which frequently happens and this is causing the weird feelings...

Lyme Disease: Very interesting - Interest Is Great, thoughts and best wishes, nerve problem
thoughts and best wishes, nerve problem, tick bite: Dearest Sandra, I m going to give you as much as I can from my Lyme portfolios. 1. www.ilads.org - this is the best, The Intl Lyme & Associated Diseases Society. 2. www.matthewgoss.org, this site is great because its a person who developed a site dedicated...

Lyme Disease: lyme disease, lyme specialists, doxicycline
lyme specialists, doxicycline, lyme disease: Hi, Susie.... I m so sorry for your husband s suffering. I really know what he s going through because I went through it and saw a parade of 14 various docotrs and ologists. Your husband was treated with the current medical guidelines which call for...

Lyme Disease: lyme disease, lyme titer, target department store
lyme titer, target department store, elisa test: Hi, Jay... The sites where tick bites occur can vary so much in appearance---size and shape. Some people don t get a rash at all, while others look like the trademark for Target department store. Doctors misdiagnose these rashes as everything from ringwork...

Lyme Disease: Do I got lyme disease?, c reactive protein, serum sickness
c reactive protein, serum sickness, heart palpitation: Hi, Maggie... If I were you, I would definitely seek out a Lyme specialist. Not only could you have Lyme disease, but you are also at risk of having one or more of the co-infections if you were bitten by something, and it sounds like you were. A family...

Lyme Disease: lyme disease, lyme doctor, lyme disease
lyme doctor, lyme disease, soluable: Hi, Karen.... I empathize with what you are going through. Unfortunately, going untreated for so long has allowed the Lyme to get a strong-hold on you. I thought Dr. Crist was a stellar Lyme doctor so your question really surprises me. Has he tried...

Lyme Disease: lyme disease is not going away, lyme bacteria, doxycline
lyme bacteria, doxycline, lyme disease: Hi, Charleen.... I was off today for Veteran s Day or I would have gotten to your question sooner. I am usually online everyday at work through the day. I can tell by your question that you are not seeing a Lyme specialist. Doxycline alone is not enough...

Lyme Disease: lyme disease, lyme disease, bicillin
lyme disease, bicillin, central nervous system: Hi, Becky.... If you are having neurological symptoms, then the bacteria has penetrated your central nervous system. There is no way that the dosage you are on is going to eradicate it. It s no wonder you re not improving and I know this just from being...

Lyme Disease: lyme disease, lyme doctor, oral antibiotics
lyme doctor, oral antibiotics, lyme disease: Hi, Rebecca.... Yes, it is very possible. The antibiotics you had may have been enough to make you feel better but not totally eradicate the Lyme and now it s back after all these years. It s also possible that you ve been harboring an underlying co-infection...

Lyme Disease: lyme disease, infectious disease specialists, lyme disease
infectious disease specialists, lyme disease, achiness: Hi, Mary.... I would say this it is Lyme-related. Even though you were treated early, the bacteria is never totally eradicated from your system. It can come back to haunt you days, weeks, months or years later. It s also possible that you have one or...

Lyme Disease: lyme disease, lyme disease foundation, lyme specialists
lyme disease foundation, lyme specialists, blood test results: Hi, Mike.... The tests for Lyme are very unreliable and I always tell people not to put too much faith in them or spend too much time analyzing the results. Lyme is ultimately a clinical diagnosis made by bite history, if the patient recalls one, and history...

Lyme Disease: lyme disease and bruising, human granulocytic ehrlichiosis, rickettsial organisms
human granulocytic ehrlichiosis, rickettsial organisms, rocky mountain spotted fever: Hi, Karen.... It COULD be Lyme disease or it could be one of the co-infections. Lyme disease can cause platelet problems which would result in bruising and so can some of the other micro-organisms that can be transmitted along with Lyme. Here s an example...

Lyme Disease: Should I see a lyme disease doctor, nerve conduction test, emg nerve conduction
nerve conduction test, emg nerve conduction, negative test results: Hi... To answer your quesiton about what other testing I had prior to being treted for Lyme...I had all kinds of blood work and I don t know what all they tested for; but among those tests were Lyme titers and they were always negative. I had EMG s and...

Lyme Disease: lyme disease or fibromyalgia?, lyme specialists, flare ups
lyme specialists, flare ups, symptoms of lyme disease: Hi, Erica.... In my opinion, you do not have fibromyalgia. The symptoms you listed are hallmark symptoms of Lyme disease and possibly one or more of the co-infections. Babesiosis, in particular, is notorious for causing fatigue. With the history of a...

Lyme Disease: lyme disease treatment/cure, lyme bacteria, lyme disease
lyme bacteria, lyme disease, bulls eye: Hi, Darlene.... You can be cured of the symptoms but the Lyme bacteria is never totally eradicated from your body. Antibiotics get it down to a level where you immune system can control it. What you need to do is find a Lyme specialist for much more...

Lyme Disease: lyme disease over a year and a half, amoxy, diagnostic hints
amoxy, diagnostic hints, diareea: Hi, Marie.... I am so sorry for your suffering. I ve been there, believe me. I had very severe heart problems so I know what you are going through. During my 37-month treatment, I did not have amoxicillin at all. I had IV Rocephin, Zithromax, Flagyl,...

Lyme Disease: lyme disease, artificial sweeteners, lyme disease
artificial sweeteners, lyme disease, nasty bug: Hi, Beth. Sure, there are people who get completely cleared of Lyme but I think it depends on a lot of things. But...first let me say this: If you were treated with antibiotics and are STILL having symptoms, you are not cured. You were not on antibiotics...

Lyme Disease: lyme dr in MD, lyme doctor, lyme disease
lyme doctor, lyme disease, private question: Hi, Shona.... The doctor that I see is in Towson, MD. We drive 2.5 hours to see him. He is absolutely wonderful as a person and a doctor. Lyme specialists are few and far between. When I was there in July, he said that he is not taking new patients because...

Lyme Disease: lyme and hives, treatment protocol, benadryl
treatment protocol, benadryl, lyme: Hi, Edie.... Try getting some Benadryl capsules and see if that clears up the hives. If it clears it up, that pretty much would indicate that it s an allergic reaction, although, I don t know why it would be so delayed. It s possible that the antibiotics...

Lyme Disease: lyme or Motor neuron Disease?, motor neuron disease, cape cod mass
motor neuron disease, cape cod mass, lyme specialists: Hi, Richard.... Your question sort of proves my theory that all Lyme specialists are not created equal. With the number of neuro symptoms you have, I can t for the life of me, understand why the LLMD didn t put you on IV antibiotics. Your central nervous...

Lyme Disease: lyme meningits, lyme disease, southeast pa
lyme disease, southeast pa, northest: Hi, Your daughter has a bad case of neurological Lyme disease and 30 days of antibiotics is NOT even close to being enough to treat this. I had the headaches and meningitis, too, and I did 8 weeks of IV, over 200 Bicillin shots, and I am still on antibiotics...

Lyme Disease: lyme rash, lyme disease, fungal infection of the skin
lyme disease, fungal infection of the skin, body move: HI, Sherie.... The answer to both of your questions is yes. The rashes associated with Lyme disease can be very different, can come and go over the course of the disease, can reoccur after you think the disease is gone, and there is no certain time...

Lyme Disease: lyme rash, bucks county pa, whitish spot
bucks county pa, whitish spot, lyme disease: Hi, Marybeth.... The rashes associated with Lyme disease can take on many forms other than the typical target rash that everyone is familiar with. I know people who have had rashes come and go. I know people who have had rashes from a bite that were diagnosed...

Lyme Disease: lyme results, salivary gland infection, cd57
salivary gland infection, cd57, central nervous system: Hi, Tara.... I have heard that Dr. R is very expensive. It s unfortunate that they charge so much. If I were a doctor, I d charge less and lower my standard of living a bit for the sake of my patients. I did have numbness in my extremities with Lyme....

Lyme Disease: lyme specialist?, cape cod mass, chronic lyme
cape cod mass, chronic lyme, chronic fatigue: Hi, Susan.... You actually need a Lyme specialist. To find one, go to www.LymeNet.org and register. Click on Flash Discussion and then on Seeking A Doctor. Post there with your city and state and someone will email you privately. There is a policy not to...

Lyme Disease: lyme specialist, lyme specialists, throat paralysis
lyme specialists, throat paralysis, antibody igg: Hi, Tammy.... NONE of the tests are reliable for Lyme disease and that foxy bacteria can evade detection in BOTH blood and spinal fluid. Lyme specialists know this and will treat you REGARDLESS of your test results. (PS: I always tested negative for the...

Lyme Disease: lyme symptoms, deer tick, lyme symptoms
deer tick, lyme symptoms, lyme disease: HI, Pam.... Without seeing it, that s hard for me to judge. If I were you, I d take her to the vet becasue whatever it is, it certainly sounds like it s something that should not be there. FYI...Cats are succeptible to Lyme disease as my cat did have...

Lyme Disease: lyme treatment, chronic lyme, fibro and fatigue center
chronic lyme, fibro and fatigue center, fibro and fatigue: Hi, Diane... My thought right off the bat is that if I were you, I d find a Lyme specialist. I can t stress this enough to people. AND, if you are off of antibiotics, you are going to lose ground. This will allow the bacteria to strengthen and regroup...

Lyme Disease: lyme, fever chills fatigue, navel area
fever chills fatigue, navel area, migratory joint pain: Linda Here are the most common symptoms: A rash. A rash may appear with a small, white, hard lump at its center. It may then expand, fading from the center. The rash shows up at the site of the bite (usually in the groin, underarm, waist or navel area)...

Lyme Disease: lymes, negative test result, negative test results
negative test result, negative test results, throat paralysis: Hi, Mike.... Yes, it is possible. You didn t say whether he s been ill for the last 25 years or ill off and on for that long, but what happens is that the immune system can fight it off for so long and it eventually loses the fight. It s a tough and treacherous...

Lyme Disease: lymes disease and blood sugar, bulls eye rash, blood sugar problems
bulls eye rash, blood sugar problems, negative test result: HI, David...Your blood sugar problems could very well be caused by Lyme. Let me ramble a bit. The rash that accompanies Lyme is not necessarily the bulls eye rash. It can take on many forms and is often misdiagnosed as other maladies (ringworm, etc.) ...

Lyme Disease: lymes disease, bulls eye rash, topimax
bulls eye rash, topimax, excedrine: Hi, Kim....I ll give you an answer right off the bat. Yes, you definitely have Lyme disease--there is no question in my mind. Doctors don t know that you can have a flaming case of it and still test negative. There are also co-infections that can occur and...

Lyme Disease: lymes help, private question, maryland virginia
private question, maryland virginia, lyme: Hi, Barbara.... I m wondering if your husband has one of the dreaded co-infections that can occur with Lyme. Some of them don t respond to the same antibiotics used to treat Lyme, so he could actually be suffering from symptoms from another organism other...

Lyme Disease: lymes specialist, doxycycline, lyme
doxycycline, lyme, privacy issues: Hi, Sean... You are very wise in wanting to get a doctor that is very familiar with Lyme. If not, it will come back to haunt you later on. Lyme needs to be treated very aggressively and not just with doxycycline. To find a Lyme specialist, go to www.LymeNet.org...

Lyme Disease: lymes, lyme bacteria, eye floater
lyme bacteria, eye floater, eating a healthy diet: Hi, Lori...I believe you are thinking in the right direction because I agree with everything you stated. Perhaps the medicine you took when you were 12 was enough to make you feel better at the time but not totally eradicate the Lyme. It s really a tough...

Lyme Disease: Multiple Bullseye Rashes - Lyme Disease?, lyme test, symptoms of lyme disease
lyme test, symptoms of lyme disease, lyme disease: HI, Keri.... From what you just described to me, I definitely believe that you have Lyme disease. The ticks that cause it are as small as the period at the end of this sentence. Also, any blood-sucking insect can carry the bacteria. This includes, mosquitoes,...

Lyme Disease: Mystery Diagnosis, lyme specialists, specialist chiropractor
lyme specialists, specialist chiropractor, chronic pain disorder: Hi, Bridget.... I have walked in your shoes for two years and saw a parade of 14 various doctors and ologists. I ve had the headaches and the light sensitivity. It certainly sounds like a case of Lyme and you are not going to get a doctor to believe you...

Lyme Disease: med question - clarification, clarification question, mutual experiences
clarification question, mutual experiences, hope and faith: Dear Jayne, I tried so hard last night to e-mail you some options. Unfortunately I ve been herxing so bad this week that I couldnít go see my doctor. (to sick to see a doc, whats next!) By about 5pm everyday I start to phase out , especially if I ve done...

Lyme Disease: michigan dr?, bulls eye rash, occipital nerve pain
bulls eye rash, occipital nerve pain, lyme specialists: Hi, Jolene.... I feel your pain because I have been there. I lived through the meningitis and encephalitis and I suffered greatly. I had totally given up going to doctors and I told my best friend that they can figure it out when they do the autopsy. I...

Lyme Disease: mosquito bite, bloodsucking insects, lyme bacteria
bloodsucking insects, lyme bacteria, negative test results: Hi, Jessica... Wow, my last question was about a mosquito bite. They must be on the attack this fall because we seem to have an abundance of them here, too. Mosquitoes can carry the Lyme bacteria as can fleas and some other bloodsucking insects. I d...

Lyme Disease: muscle twitches, lyme doctor, arms and legs
lyme doctor, arms and legs, magnesium deficiency: Hi, James.... I am under the understanding that muscle twitches are a symptom of active Lyme. I ve been on antibiotics for 2.5 years and am STILL having muscle twitches. Are you seeing a Lyme specialist? It s a possibility that you were not on a combination...

Lyme Disease: mysterious leg pain in daughter, elevated lymphocytes, low neutrophils
elevated lymphocytes, low neutrophils, erlichiosis: Dearest Helen, I can honestly say that there are no coincidences in life. What you have described to me is exactly the same symptoms that starting happening to me in the last 2 months. Iím so glad that you reached out for some answers and I will do everything...

Lyme Disease: NEURONTIN FOR LYME NEURALGIA??, chronic neuropathic pain, seizure medication
chronic neuropathic pain, seizure medication, lyme symptoms: HI, Jayne... I have heard of this. Neurontin is actually a seizure medication and is also used for diabetic neuropathy, pain from Shingles and other neuropathic pain. I see it advertised in magazines all the time. I was put on it by a neurologist when...

Lyme Disease: Need to clarify whether i may be having Lyme Decease, soles of my feet, inner thighs
soles of my feet, inner thighs, burning sensation: Hi, Shehan.... I always tell people not to get hung up on these tests and test results. They are so unreliable that the Lyme specialists do not even use them to make their diagnosis. Only to confirm a diagnosis IF the test comes back positive but there...

Lyme Disease: Need help, lyme disease, odd symptoms
lyme disease, odd symptoms, finding a doctor: Hi, Erika.... The Lyme disease you had was not treated aggressively enough. Four weeks of doxy is like shooting a battleship with a slingshot. The treatment guidelines for Lyme are in dire need of being rewritten but the medical community is putting up...

Lyme Disease: Nerve symtoms, lyme disease, central nervous system
lyme disease, central nervous system, pristine environment: Hello, Agnar....Yes, it is possible you could have Lyme disease and one or more of its co-infections, especially with the bite and rash you describe. I had neurological Lyme and had a lot of strange neurological symptoms. I did have patches of numbness....

Lyme Disease: Neurological Lyme Questions, blood brain barrier, intravenous antibiotics
blood brain barrier, intravenous antibiotics, lyme disease: Hi Dean.... I m so sorry to hear about your struggle with Lyme disease. I liken it to being the unwitting victim of a scientific experiment and then being denied the antidote. I ll tell you about my experience and give you my opinion about your treatment....

Lyme Disease: Neurosymptoms-When will they stop???, doxy 100, new lyme
doxy 100, new lyme, parasitic illness: Hi, Jayne.... I m so sorry you are having such a rough time. And, I don t blame you for not going to the ER. All you ll end up with is a big bill to pay. I didn t mention Lyme once when I spent a night and day there because I figure I d end up on the...

Lyme Disease: new to lyme, depression meds, case of the flu
depression meds, case of the flu, chestpain: Hi again, Jayne... Sounds like you re on the right track now. It is very typical for people that have Lyme disease to have negative test results. Doctors refuse to believe this which is all the more reason to find a Lyme specialist. A Lyme specialist...

Lyme Disease: non-antibotic therapies, hyperbaric chamber therapy, lyme bacteria
hyperbaric chamber therapy, lyme bacteria, hbo chamber: Hi, Rob.... I ll give you my opinion. I have a little knowledge about these therapies althugh I ve never tried any of them yet. I attended a Lyme conference two years ago and got to see the HBO Chamber. It was interesting. I believe that the Lyme bacteria...

Lyme Disease: OH NO IS THIS HERXING????, rocky mountain spotted fever, burning sensation
rocky mountain spotted fever, burning sensation, tingling sensation: HI, Jayne....I am so glad that you are getting help. What you are experiencing could be herxing OR like you said an allergic reaction. Did you call your doctor? I know what you mean about NOT going to the ER. Try this....take a Benedryl capsule about...

Lyme Disease: Oral or I.V., loss of muscle coordination, yeast overgrowth
loss of muscle coordination, yeast overgrowth, oral antibiotics: Hi, Wolfgang.... I am surprised that you doctor is doing orals first. My doctor used 8 weeks of IV Rocephin first before switching to orals, and along with orals, I ve had about 200 Bicillin shots. IV can get to places where orals can t and at least get...

Lyme Disease: Your Ordeal-Light at the end of the tunnel, natural hormone therapy, lyme doctor
natural hormone therapy, lyme doctor, nerve pain: Dearest Kris, You have been through a harrowing ordeal. I almost had to stay in a psych facility once because the Herxing I went through wiped out my memory and I couldn t tell the doctors who I was. I tried trazadone sometime ago and it made me feel so bad...

Lyme Disease: Pain, nerve pain, milk thistle
nerve pain, milk thistle, lyme disease: HI, Kris.... I am so sorry to hear of your pain and suffering. I can relate to the ER experience. You could try the Motrin and see how it works for you. Be sure to stay on a schedule (every 4 hours or whatever) as its effects are cumulative. Have...

Lyme Disease: Positive blood test!, genus rickettsia, rickettsia rickettsii
genus rickettsia, rickettsia rickettsii, rocky mountain spotted fever: HI, Jayne....I don t have knowledge of RMSF and I am so sorry that you tested positive for it. I don t know anyone who has ever had it. Just bear in mind that you can still have Lyme, too, even though you tested negative for it. I sure hope that you are...

Lyme Disease: Positive Test, lyme bacteria, lyme doctor
lyme bacteria, lyme doctor, lyme infection: Alex....this is peak season and any Lyme doctor you call is going to be booked. When I figured out my illness of two years was Lyme, I had to wait for two months in the middle of winter for my appointment! Try posting on the LymeNet site and you might...

Lyme Disease: Possible Lyme Disease?, potassium intake, elbow knee
potassium intake, elbow knee, tetanus shot: Dear Tracy, Thank you very much for reaching out to me to start getting the answers you need. I never let a question sit for more then a couple of hours at a time, but I became sick really fast a few days ago. I guess that s my Lyme Christmas present. Your...

Lyme Disease: Possible lyme disease, body tremors, lyme symptoms
body tremors, lyme symptoms, short term memory: Hi, Debbie.... Your symptoms certainly sound like Lyme symptoms so I will expand on that. I m hoping that you are not experiencing a bizazrre reaction to an ingredient in the flu shot. I would do a little research on that. Find out the ingredients of...

Lyme Disease: Possible neuro Lyme Disease, auto immune disorder, difficulty spelling
auto immune disorder, difficulty spelling, root canals: HI, Wendy...... I don t have a list of all the Lyme doctors in the U.S. and their phone numbers. I only know the one I see which is 2.5 hours away and another one that just started seeing Lyme patients in WV after she and her son both contracted it. ...

Lyme Disease: Prednisone/lyme, lyme disease foundation, lyme test
lyme disease foundation, lyme test, blood test results: Hi, Bonnie..... There are various reasons as to why a Lyme test can be negative other than the fact that it s a darn foxy bacteria. Number 3 below should answer your quesiton about the prednisone: Nine Reasons for False Negative Lyme Disease Blood Test...

Lyme Disease: Psychiatric Issues and Lyme Disease, severe mood swings, fear of leaving home
severe mood swings, fear of leaving home, shell of a man: Hi, Deborah... Sorry to hear about what is happening to your son and your family. Your son should NOT be held accountable for his behavior. It sounds like he has a touch of neuro-psychiatric Lyme. It doesn t sound like he s seeing a pediatric Lyme...

Lyme Disease: pain medicine, alpha lipoic acid, lyme doctor
alpha lipoic acid, lyme doctor, milk thistle: Hi, Kris.... I used a regular dose of Advil and it helped with my muscle pain. Aleve is another good one. As far as Tylenol goes, it s really never been effective for me, but choose whatever you can tolerate or prefer. I don t think any of it would really...

Lyme Disease: pain - Pain No More!, nerve pain, pain med
nerve pain, pain med, lyrica: Dear Kris, The pain your feeling is unbearable. What your going through mirrors my situation. It is a miracle if I wake up in the morning without killer backpain. Vicoden seems to be the most popular drug, but your right, you can t depend on it to take away...

Lyme Disease: pictures of lymes, writing a novel, rashes
writing a novel, rashes, google: Hi, Trace.... Kudos to you for what you re doing. That s why I m doing this. If you to go www.google.com and click on Images, then do a search on Lyme rash, you will get page after page after page of pictures of various Lyme rashes. Since the rash for...

Lyme Disease: pins and needles ,lymes, neurological side effects, pins and needles
neurological side effects, pins and needles, central nervous system: Hi, Mark.... I had the same thing on the bottoms of my feet and it was horrifying because at the time, I didn t know what the heck it was. I could barely walk because I felt like I was walking on a pin cushion. It sounds to me that you have it in your...

Lyme Disease: post lyme, best hospitals, blood sucking
best hospitals, blood sucking, flu like symptoms: Hi, Caroline... Yes, it is very possible for Lyme to be dormant for years and then reappear. Your immune system may have been fighting it all along, keeping it under control, and now you re losing the fight. It is a very strange, yet intelligent, bacteria...

Lyme Disease: pulse therapy?, omnicef 300mg, milk thistle
omnicef 300mg, milk thistle, fri: Hi, Jayne... I m glad you got the neurological problem taken care of. I know that was causing you a lot of misery. The treatment you are getting is good, aggressive treatment. The Flagyl is excellent because it treats the cyst-form of Lyme and imo Lyme...

Lyme Disease: Another question..., lyme doctor, brain lesions
lyme doctor, brain lesions, light olive oil: He was sick for about 3 years. It took an additional year beyond my self-diagnosis to figure out what his problem was. He was to the point where he was sleeping 22 hours a day due to the fatigue from the Babesia. I thought he was dying. I had him to the...

Lyme Disease: questions about my diagnoses, lyme specialists, elisa test
lyme specialists, elisa test, lyme disease: Hi, Michelle...The tests for Lyme disease are very unreliable. The Elisa is so unreliable that some Lyme specialists are trying to get it taken off the market. The Western Blot at best is only 65% accurate. You can have a flaming, raging case of Lyme disease...

Lyme Disease: Recently diagnosed, lyme disease foundation, blood test results
lyme disease foundation, blood test results, cdc criteria: Hi, Michael.... First of all, let me evangelize a little about Lyme disease and its testing. The tests for Lyme are very unreliable. Because of this, Lyme is a clinical diagnosis based on history of symptoms and exclusion of other diseases. Here s an...

Lyme Disease: Red mark, lyme disease symptoms, lyme bacteria
lyme disease symptoms, lyme bacteria, lyme specialists: Hi, Steve.... The rash that happens when a person contracts Lyme disease is not necessarily the target rash. It can take on many different forms. Some people don t even get a rash at all and I was one of those. The fact that you did have a tick and...

Lyme Disease: rash, cortisone, rashes
cortisone, rashes, antibiotic: Hi, Dennette... I m so sorry to hear about your sister. This is my biggest fear and every other Lymie s fear---a ralapse. I ve heard of Lyme causing some very bizarre rashes. And, too, I am wondering if it could be the antibiotic or the ingredient in...

Lyme Disease: I have the rash, classic rash, doxycline
classic rash, doxycline, specialist doctors: Hi, Taylor... I can tell by your question, that you are not going to see a Lyme specialist. Doctors are so confused by Lyme because the symptoms are so varied and the tests are so unreliable. The bottom line is that they don t know a whole lot about it....

Lyme Disease: rash that looks like tick rash - lyme disease?, lyme disease, tick bites
lyme disease, tick bites, spider bites: Hi, Nancy.... Ticks bites can cause rashes and marks of many types which are frequently mistaken for spider bites, ringworm, eczema and other skin disorders. Not all tick bites are the perfectly target-formed rash that is associated with Lyme. And, less...

Lyme Disease: rash, tea tree oil, wood tick
tea tree oil, wood tick, tick bite: Hi, Michele.... I don t blame you for being concerned. I d continue to treat the rashes as poison ivy and see what happens. You could take the wait-and-see attitude and see if you develop any unexplained symptoms. If you do, your best option would...

Lyme Disease: My recent Lyme diagnosis, bulls eye rash, lyme diagnosis
bulls eye rash, lyme diagnosis, mental acuity: Brenda, Actualy I am glad that you included all of the info that you did. It helps me know whats going on alittle better then if i had less info. For the first stage of lyme caught in the first 2-4 weeks of the infection, a 21-23 day treatment of an antibiotic...

Lyme Disease: in regards to Lyme, several questions, poopy diapers, low white blood cell
poopy diapers, low white blood cell, blood cell count: Hi, Crystal.... I am so sorry for what you are going through. I wish there was more I could do to help but I ll try to address each one of your concerns and give you my opinion and suggestions. As far as the allergic reaction goes....your body can be...

Lyme Disease: Seronegative Lyme?, lyme disease foundation, lyme bacteria
lyme disease foundation, lyme bacteria, negative test results: Hi, Kristine.... Lyme rashes are frequently mistaken as ringworm and other fungal infections, even by the best of doctors. The Lyme bacteria can be in your system for days, weeks, months or years without causing any problems. What most people (and doctors)...

Lyme Disease: My Sister, intravenous antibiotics, inappropriate medication
intravenous antibiotics, inappropriate medication, lyme disease: Hi, Susan.... I am so sorry for what your sister and family are going though. My husband had neuro-psychiatric Lyme for three years and it was pure he**. At one time, he was on five different psych meds and nearly institutionalized. He was never irrational,...

Lyme Disease: Son just diagnosed, lyme disease diagnosis, cause lyme
lyme disease diagnosis, cause lyme, lyme test: Hi, Cathy....I ll answer your questions and then add a few comments of the voice of experience. Much of the info I give you is either not known or not believed by the mainstream medical community and this is sad. It s the reason I had to go through 14 different...

Lyme Disease: Specialist, lyme disease, florida panhandle
lyme disease, florida panhandle, lyme: Hi, Charis.... To find a Lyme specialist, go to www.LymeNet.org and register. Click on Flash Discussion and then on Seeking A Doctor. Post there with your city and state and someone will email you privately. There is a policy not to post doctors names...

Lyme Disease: Stress/lyme, lyme bacteria, lyme specialists
lyme bacteria, lyme specialists, negative test results: HI, Bonnie.... Yes, there is a lot of uncertainty when it comes to Lyme testing. The tests are very unreliable. Lyme specialists do treat patients who have negative test results because they are aware of this. This may not be true of an infectious disease...

Lyme Disease: Supplements, diagnostic hints, anti oxidants
diagnostic hints, anti oxidants, google: Hi, Diane....Oh, yes, I am taking supplements and lots of em. But I did recently cut back on some of them because I just went off of antibiotics on 3/14. And, I hear ya about the expensive part. I eat a pretty healthy diet, but I still avoid sugar, even...

Lyme Disease: Swollen gums, mouth ulcers, swollen gums, mouth ulcers
swollen gums, mouth ulcers, lyme symptoms: HI, Linda.... I live in Maryland, in the mountains. Lyme isn t really rampant here and how I, my husband, and my cat ended up with it, I ll never know. We don t travel at all. My circle of travel is work (in an office), home, Lowe s and Wal-Mart. That...

Lyme Disease: Symptoms, white blood cells, partial paralysis
white blood cells, partial paralysis, unexplained weight gain: Hi, Sara....I don t mind answering your questions. Remember...I was once in your shoes. I ve capitalized my symptoms on the following list. There was something different that happened just about everyday and it was horrifying and sometimes very severe and...

Lyme Disease: search help spinal pain &doctor, lyme bacteria, vitamin c therapy
lyme bacteria, vitamin c therapy, lyme disease: Hi, Ann.... The diet, cat s claw and vitamin C therapy are all good things and they are used as supportive therapy here in the U.S. BUT along with antibiotics. The bottom line here is that you need something that is going to KILL this bacteria and that...

Lyme Disease: secondary rash, doxycline, tick bite
doxycline, tick bite, lyme disease: Hi, TJ.... Lyme can cause all sorts of bizarre rashes. You might try taking a Benedryl capsule to see if it relieves it. It could possibly be a reaction to the doxy. If the Benedryl relieves it, they you ll know. As far as the doxy goes, it may not...

Lyme Disease: smoke free since lyme, antibody igg, tick bite
antibody igg, tick bite, penatrate: Hi, Jayne... The fact that you are feeling worse at times could be a combination of things. The amoxicillin that you are on may not be enough to affect the Lyme OR you could have one or more of the co-infections not responding to the amoxicillin OR you...

Lyme Disease: smoking and lyme disease, lyme bacteria, lyme doctor
lyme bacteria, lyme doctor, lung carcinoma: Hi, Jayne.... Not a fair question to ask a non-smoker! I just lost my father-in-law in November and a co-worker who was a close friend of mine for 20 years in February---both from smoking cigarettes. They both had lung carcinoma that had spread to the...

Lyme Disease: Information Overload, lumbar puncture, rheumatiod arthritis
lumbar puncture, rheumatiod arthritis, chronic back pain: Dear Sarah, Thatís what Iím here for, you could never be a gatecrasher. My doctor told me something important, he said donít bring the internet into our relationship. Its good that you want knowledge, but you run the risk of driving yourself crazy. Donít...

Lyme Disease: spine pain, soles of my feet, spine pain
soles of my feet, spine pain, picc line: Hi, Corinna.... Glad you re on the Rocephin. Your treatment is still in its infancy. It was several weeks before I noticed any improvement with the spine pain. The first things to go for me, was the soreness on the soles of my feet, the difficulty breathing...

Lyme Disease: Would you suspect lyme?, lyme specialists, rash on buttocks
lyme specialists, rash on buttocks, joint stiffness: Hi, Jo Ann.... My thoughts on your symptoms tell me that you have neurological Lyme disease which is what I had. I had most of the symptoms you listed and, too, was a frequent flyer at the ER. I can only describe my symptoms and suffering for two years...

Lyme Disease: symptom list, optic neuritis, irritable bladder
optic neuritis, irritable bladder, partial paralysis: HI, Jayne.... Here s the symptoms list but due to the very many symptoms of Lyme, it certainly doesn t list all of them! It is an excellent guide, though. I d print this and then take a red pen and check off ALL of your symptoms and show it to your doctor....

Lyme Disease: Your symptoms, bicillin, phenomenal results
bicillin, phenomenal results, bad eye: Hi, Tina.... So far, I m doing ok. Neurological Lyme is very difficult to get rid of but I m hoping for the best. I did have some remaining light-sensitivity so my doctor recommended a supplement that he said has been giving people phenomenal results....

Lyme Disease: my symptoms, lyme patient, lyme symptoms
lyme patient, lyme symptoms, lyme disease: Hi, Dan.... I ll analyze your question and provide you with some answers and some help. About the rash....less than 50% of people who have Lyme disease actually get the rash AND it is not always in target form. It has been mistaken as ring worm, eczema,...

Lyme Disease: symptoms, lyme community, medical guidelines
lyme community, medical guidelines, lyme: HI, R.... You didn t say how long you were infected but in most cases, a month of doxycycline isn t enough to treat Lyme, although it may temporarily relieve some symptoms. Unfortunately, it s what current medical guidelines call for; but these guidelines...

Lyme Disease: symptoms, lyme doctor, lyme disease
lyme doctor, lyme disease, frontal headache: Hi, Kris. Absolutely, symptoms progress when you have Lyme disease. The latest symptom you describe being the stiff neck, sounds like meningitis which is what I had. No one would believe me, though, and I felt like I was in the middle of a nightmare I...

Lyme Disease: TESTING????, lyme specialists, jaw joints
lyme specialists, jaw joints, lyme disease: Hi, Jayne.... I can hear the frustration. Your e-mail is EXACTLY why I stress to people that if they suspect they have Lyme disease to find a Lyme specialist. A Lyme specialist will test for the co-infections and if they come back negative, he just...

Lyme Disease: Test result question, lyme specialists, lyme test
lyme specialists, lyme test, symptoms of lyme disease: Hi, Robert.... The bands you listed are among the bands considered for a positive Lyme test, the IgM Western Blot. The problem is that the CDC is too conservative in their way of thinking and will not allow these select bands to be considered. That s why...

Lyme Disease: Testing Positive for Lyme's, nasty bacteria, lyme disease
nasty bacteria, lyme disease, ehrlichia: Hi, Abby. So sorry for the delay but I didn t get an email that I had a question to answer until this morning. Testing for Lyme disease is not an exact science. There is such a high rate of false negatives and false positives. Someone with a flaming...

Lyme Disease: Tick Bite, lyme disease, black dot
lyme disease, black dot, fleas: Hi, Matt..... If I were you, I d take a wait and see attitude. You said the tick was weakly attached. As far as the rash goes, less than 50% of people that have Lyme disease actually get the rash so that isn t always an indicator. Also, fleas, mosquitoes...

Lyme Disease: Treatment of Lyme Disease, treatment of lyme disease, lyme disease
treatment of lyme disease, lyme disease, anitbiotics: As far as I know there haven t been any recent advancements in treating Lyme. Nor has the medical community itself decided on whether or not it is something that is capable of being cured, or if you ever really get over it . Lyme.org has the latest information...

Lyme Disease: Treatments, leg numbness, lyme disease
leg numbness, lyme disease, moving in the right direction: Hi, Tim... I tried all afternoon to get into this site yesterday but they must have been having problems. I m usually online M-F from 8-4 EST. I agree that you definitely need more than doxycycline. I m certain my specialist would be more than happy...

Lyme Disease: target rash, signs and symptoms of lyme disease, stomach flu
signs and symptoms of lyme disease, stomach flu, symptoms of lyme disease: Hi, Lisa....It certainly sounds like you have all the signs and symptoms of Lyme disease and you need to be evaluated by a Lyme specialist. Doctors don t know much about it and some refuse to believe the facts about it----one being that you can have a flaming...

Lyme Disease: how can you tell the difference btw Herx and drugs not working?, lyme bacteria, docycycline
lyme bacteria, docycycline, herx: HI, Sara.... It is oh so worth the drive! We drive 2.5 hours to see my dr. I would have NEVER gotten treatment or help anywhere else and neither would my husband. Some of those co-infections are very tricky. There are about 100 species of Babesia...

Lyme Disease: test, negative test result, negative test results
negative test result, negative test results, lyme doctor: Hi, Kris.... That means that not enough of the antibodies were detected for a positive test result, HOWEVER, this does not mean that you do not have Lyme disease. Diagnosis by a Lyme doctor is not based on lab tests alone. Results are interpreted in conjunction...

Lyme Disease: Does testing positive for Lymes always mean Lyme's?, heart transplant list, electro cardiogram
heart transplant list, electro cardiogram, lyme specialists: Hi, Gloria... I don t know what it is with these doctors. Whenever Lyme is mentioned, there is an almost immediate prejudicial reaction. The symptoms you listed are certainly symptoms of Lyme disease and he did test positive. In this case, I believe...

Lyme Disease: testing, lyme disease test, lyme bacteria
lyme disease test, lyme bacteria, lyme symptoms: Hi, Kristine.... There is really no safe time after stopping antibiotics. There are too many other factors involved with this bacteria. The Lyme bacteria are so smart and adept at survival that they can actually penetrate a white blood cell in order...

Lyme Disease: I think I dismissed my rash and now am wondering if it was a EM rash.., em rash, symptoms of lyme disease
em rash, symptoms of lyme disease, eye appearance: Hi, Jennifer.... One of the symptoms of Lyme disease is unusual depression. That alone would not alarm me, however, along with the bite history and the other symptoms it certainly sounds like it is a strong possibility. My husband had Lyme, also, and...

Lyme Disease: Do you think I may have lymes?, lyme disease, bulls eye
lyme disease, bulls eye, spider bite: Hi, Kara. You are very wise to suspect Lyme. You did have the tell-tale bullseye rash and are correlating it with other symptoms. It is frequently dismissed as a spider bite. Even doctors and dermatologists misdiagnose the various rashes that can occur...

Lyme Disease: I think I might have Lyme disease, negative test results, lyme symptoms
negative test results, lyme symptoms, jock itch: Hi, John.... I was afraid you d have a wait. You could call back and get on the cancellation list for the chance to be sooner. If your doctor is receptive to the idea, sure, you could try to educate him. My PCP was so stubborn, he wouldn t even believe...

Lyme Disease: throat paralysis and lyme, throat paralysis, oxygen treatments
throat paralysis, oxygen treatments, fighting depression: Hi, Talia.... I am so sorry to hear of your friend s throat problems. It must be very devastating, I m sure. I, too, have neuro-Lyme and my throat was greatly affected. The left side was totally paralyzed, however, after 37 months of antibiotics there...

Lyme Disease: tick bite (lyme?), lyme disease, blood sucking
lyme disease, blood sucking, cesspool: Hi, Terri.... Let me start out by saying this: The only thing typical about Lyme disease is that there s nothing typical about it. In a laboratory setting the reported time a tick has to be attached to transmit Lyme is 36 hours. However, this doesn...

Lyme Disease: how to treat chronic lyme on a budget, spectrum antibiotic, chronic lyme
spectrum antibiotic, chronic lyme, sinus infections: Hi, Jody..... I wasn t quite finished answering the question...I was in the process of proofreading and editing and accidently clicked my mouse, then it sent the message. Oh well! Another good and cheap drug to treat Lyme disease is minocycline (generic...

Lyme Disease: treatment, night sweats, dreadful disease
night sweats, dreadful disease, pain medication: Hi, Kris... Did your LLMD test for the co-infections? The pain and night sweats sound like you could possibly have Babesia. The dose of doxy you are on is quite high for doxy and that s good. The fact that you are feeling bad could be from the toxins...

Lyme Disease: treatment, rocephin iv, neck pain and stiffness
rocephin iv, neck pain and stiffness, brain mri: Hi, Rachel... I had the bee sting sensations. They were always at night, for some reason, when I went to bed. I would get them on my arms and scalp. It s just another indication that it s in your central nervous system. All sorts of bizarre things happen...

Lyme Disease: treatment, lyme specialists, infectious disease specialist
lyme specialists, infectious disease specialist, lyme disease: Hi, Paula.... I m going to be blunt. The ID doctor doesn t know what he s talking about and it s typical of many ID doctors; that s been my experience and what I hear from other Lymies. I once drove 3 hours one way to see one and it was a waste of precious...

Lyme Disease: treatments, lyme community, dizziness and headaches
lyme community, dizziness and headaches, lyme disease: Hi, Julie....I am so sorry for your boyfriend s 2nd bout of Lyme disease. It s bad enough having this scourge once, but twice. I know exactly what he is going through. Here s what I think. I believe that he went to his regular MD and was put on doxycycline...

Lyme Disease: UROLOGICAL CASE - CAUSE?, joseph burrascano, left kidney
joseph burrascano, left kidney, conclusive answers: Dear Kartik, You must be so worried about all these questions and no conclusive answers. As a 4 year old, Iím sure she likes to play outside. With the on-slaught of these symptoms and so many questions with no answers, it must be frustrating. Iím not a...

Lyme Disease: Vision and Lyme, lesions in the brain, vision problem
lesions in the brain, vision problem, flow problems: Dear Barb, Thank you for giving me the opportunity to help out. 16 months of everything wrong but the truth. We have endured needless suffering and had to advocate yourselves until we start believing weíre crazy. Well, weíre not! When I read what you wrote...

Lyme Disease: How valuable is the c-reactive protein test?, lyme infection, lyme test
lyme infection, lyme test, c reactive protein: HI, Cheryl...Your last statement pretty sums it all up and this applies to just about every person that has figured out that he/she has Lyme, including myself. You said, I am really frustrated because I know how I feel and I am questioning my family physician...

Lyme Disease: What will this do to me...., negative test result, lyme test
negative test result, lyme test, lyme symptoms: Hi, Sarah.... I am a little concerned that you didn t mention that you were seeing a Lyme specialist. There are a couple of reasons. First of all, you can have a raging case of Lyme disease and still have a NEGATIVE test result in BOTH blood and spinal...

Lyme Disease: two, deer ticks, upper respiratory infection
deer ticks, upper respiratory infection, tick bites: Hi there...I don t want to alarm you, but you have a serious problem and you need to find a Lyme specialist. First of all, get a picture of those rashes NOW. They may be needed as a diagnostic tool later on. The occasional sore throat, fatigue and upper...

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MASH: Col. Potter WWI friend, soul heir, bottle of brandy
soul heir, bottle of brandy, french phrase: Michael... You re talking about a tonteen. It s an agreement between a group that the last one living will accept the terms of the contract, whether it s to toast the dead with an aged bottle of brandy, or become soul heir to a treasure, or whatever.......

MASH: A certain quote, drunken conversation, string beans
drunken conversation, string beans, tallest tree: Hi Amanda! I am so sorry it took so long to answer you - I have had the flu, and have not been on my computer in over a week! Very rare for me! And yes, I have an answer to your question. What you are talking about is not so much a quote as a conversation...

MASH: Episode of MASH..., patrick swayze, blood transfusion
patrick swayze, blood transfusion, morning mass: Hi, Eric... Season Nine, Episode 18... it s called Blood Brothers, and is probably known more for the fact that Patrick Swayze co-starred in it, as a soldier who is found to have leiukemia after volunteering for a blood transfusion for his friend... ...

MASH: episode 81 song, sonata in c major, piano sonata in c
sonata in c major, piano sonata in c, music buff: Hi Maggie, The episode you re referring to is The Kids which is a Season Four episode. I m not a classical music buff so I had to ask around. I m pretty sure the little girl is playing Piano Sonata in C Major , which is a Mozart piece. I hope this...

MASH: A certain quote, enema, banana
MASH: A certain quote, enema, banana

MASH: Episode of MASH..., god didn, second man
MASH: Episode of MASH..., god didn, second man, pat on the back

MASH: paintings
MASH: paintings

MASH: Singer/Guitar Player, folk guitarist, rainbow bridge
MASH: Singer/Guitar Player, folk guitarist, rainbow bridge, hawkeye

MASH: Korean war song written by Father Mulcahey, korean song, war song
korean song, war song, war songs: Hi Ruth, and thanks for asking! Here are the words to the Korean song that Father Mulcahey ended up with. There s no one singing war songs now like people used to do, No Over There, no Praise the Lord, no Glory Hallelu. Perhaps at last we ve...

MASH: music on MASH, eerie sound, mulcahey
eerie sound, mulcahey, scott joplin: Hi Dug! After quite a bit of research I was able to track it down. It is another Scott Joplin song by the name of Bethena. You can hear the song at the link below (unfortunately it is not Father Mulcahey but another pianist) - it made me smile to hear...

MASH: paintings, gary burghoff radar, mash fan
gary burghoff radar, mash fan, gary burghoff: Hi Linda - and thanks for asking. There are several schools of thought surrounding this question - for years it was speculated that possibly Gary Burghoff (Radar) who is a very talented artist did the paintings, (see http://members.tripod.com/gary_burghoff/painting.htm)...

MASH: Radar, old comic books, dennis fimple
old comic books, dennis fimple, girlfried: Radar s radio contact was called Sparky and he was played by Dennis Fimple. Radar often would make trades with Sparky regarding telephone calls, or food, by using old comic books as bait. As an aside, Dennis Fimple also played the voice of the guy...

MASH: Singer/Guitar Player, loudon wainwright iii, rainbow bridge
loudon wainwright iii, rainbow bridge, guitar player: What kind of information are you looking for? His name is Loudon Wainwright III, which is pretty much all I know about him off the top of my head. If there is something more specific that you want to know, feel free to ask and I will do my best to find out....

MASH: The still in the Swamp, tuttle, swamp
tuttle, swamp: Scott... Unfortunately, it is illegal to purchase a still (I have to say that...). But there is nothing to prevent you from studying the show and building yourself one that looks the same.... non-functional, of course... (I have to say that...) Tuttl...

MASH: dog run over in compound, tact, vic
tact, vic, thanks in advance: Hey Vic, The episode you re looking for is Images from Season 6. In this episode, the nurses are tired of Margaret treating one of their own so harshly. Margaret works very hard to keep her tough exterior in tact, but when she befriends the stray...

MASH: Which Episode??, money belt, private finance
money belt, private finance, hawkeye: Hi Karen, The episode you re talking about is Private Finance from season 8. You describe the episode pretty well. After the soldier, whose name was Eddie Hastings, dies Hawkeye & BJ find out he was a bit of a loan shark & crooked guy. He is not well...

MASH: mash episode 80 - follow up, best wishes, rocks
MASH: mash episode 80 - follow up, best wishes, rocks

MASH: Need the name of an episode, private finance, hastings
MASH: Need the name of an episode, private finance, hastings, money

MASH: opening dustoff
MASH: opening dustoff

MASH: injuries, cav div, cav regt
cav div, cav regt, 7th cav: That s a really good question. I ve never really thought about it. I have never heard anything about injuries on set. I imagine if one of the main actors had been significantly injured, it would have been a news story or at least a trivia fact that floats...