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Will You Have Elevated Monocytes With lyme disease?

A: elevated white blood cells signal infection, lyme disease qualifies as infection therefore, you will find elevated monocytes in lyme disease Having lyme disease could have an affect on your monocytes, however the only true diagnostic test would be through serological blood tests. A study should be conducted to see if your body is producing anti-bodies for the disease as well as additional physical exam findings. lyme''s is hard to diagnose, be vigilant and get a serological test to confirm. Elevated monocytes could mean several things. A person may have elevated monocytes due to the following...


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Should I go to the doctors or hospital about lyme disease after removing a tick from my side?

A: Ticks are tiny insects that live off of blood of animals and humans. When a tick bites the skin, it is often painless and the person being bitten may not even notice. Sometimes tick bites can cause a skin reaction and cause lumps. Fever may often occur after being bitten by a tick. If the tick is infected with bacteria, diseases can be transmitted to the person who is bitten. lyme disease is the most common disease that is transmitted from ticks to humans. If in an area that is known to have lyme disease, look for symptoms of lyme disease. Some of the

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Why is it so hard to find doctors that treat lyme disease?

A: Probably becasue is a new disease Ya just get some pills and rest up ull be fine = ) good question!! I was actually misdiagnosed when I got lyme disease!! you will probably need to find a specialist.... Medical boards have been trying to take away some doctors licences for treating lyme patients. Thus, doctors are scared to treat it. In addition to this Insurance companys don''t want to cover treatment once it becomes chronic lyme. It is all political. It cost too much to treat, because when it is late stage lyme it takes longer to cure. IV antibiotics are needed and they cost more. Infectious disease doctors don''t...


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Reoccurrence of lyme disease or a second tick bite?

A: This is an interesting question. According to one of the major national guidelines on lyme disease management (http://www.guideline.gov/summary/summary.aspx?doc_id=48...): ''Persistent lyme disease is more resistant to treatment and more likely to produce a relapse. Although persistent lyme disease may resolve without additional therapy, many experts believe that this condition should be treated with repeated and prolonged antibiotics. Physicians should extend the duration of antibiotics to prevent or delay recurrent and refractory lyme disease.'' ''Despite previous antibiotic treatment,

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lyme disease / Borrelia advice needed!

A: ''swollen glands and feeling very tired'' seem like classic symptoms of lyme disease to me. i say this as someone who has personally had lyme as well as everyone in my immediate family....


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detecting lymes disease and getting help

A: 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 your city and state and someone will email you privately. There is a policy not to post doctors" names on the site due to privacy issues.  You will see LLMD a lot on the site and that stands for lyme-literate MD.  They are few and far between so be prepared to travel if you find one.  I drive 2 1/2 hours to see my doctor and don?t know where I would be without him. Since she is so young, she...
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What Are The Neurological Complications That Can Come From lyme disease?

A: The neurological complications of lyme disease can include sever fatigue, itchiness of the joints and severe, debilitating arthritis. Dizziness and gait issues are also seen later in the course. The symptoms of lyme disease, as well as MRI findings can also be mistaken for Multiple Sclerosis by the untrained radiologist. In the second stage of untreated lyme''s disease, some complications that can occur are: Bell''s palsy or facial paralysis can occur, meningitis, shooting pains that interfere with sleep, and mild encephalitis. In the third stage, shooting pains may also start to include numbness or tingling,...


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Is there a test to check if lyme disease is treated?

A: lyme disease is an infection that is transmitted to humans through a tick bite. Ticks become infected by feeding on an infected animal. Some of the common symptoms of lyme disease are rash, fever, headache, muscle pain, fatigue, or joint pain. The most common symptom is a rash that occurs about 1 to 2 weeks after a tick bite, but may occur up to 36 days post-bite. Doxycycline is one of the most frequently used antibiotics for the treatment of lyme disease. Usually, a follow-up appointment should take place about 1 to 2 weeks after symptoms resolve. Further testing is not usually performed...


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What Are The Neurological Complications That Can Come From lyme disease?

A: The neurological complications of lyme disease can include sever fatigue, itchiness of the joints and severe, debilitating arthritis. Dizziness and gait issues are also seen later in the course. The symptoms of lyme disease, as well as MRI findings can also be mistaken for Multiple Sclerosis by the untrained radiologist. In the second stage of untreated lyme''s disease, some complications that can occur are: Bell''s palsy or facial paralysis can occur, meningitis, shooting pains that interfere with sleep, and mild encephalitis. In the third stage, shooting pains may also start to include numbness or tingling,...


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lyme disease - My Three Year Old Daughter

A: Hi, Marlo... It"s very unfortunate what has happened to your daughter, particularly in view of the fact that physicians are not properly schooled in lyme. Many refuse to accept the fact that the treatment guidelines need to be revised and also that tests are very unreliable. So, the blood test that your daughter had on Monday could very yield a false negative. Patients are denied any treatment at all with a negative test regardless of what symptoms they may have. It"s great that you did get a picture of the rash as it may be used as a diagnostic tool later on. I always advise anyone to do this. You may be surprised to know that spiders, fleas and mosquitoes can actually carry that bacteria. Of course, you won"t convince any doctor...
 
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