Welcome to the PinnacleHealth Lyme Disease Live Chat Event, starting on June 30 at 1pm!
Thank you for joining us today for our Live Chat Event about Lyme Disease. Our experts from PinnacleHealth are here to answer your questions! We have quite a few questions in moderation and will answer as fast as we can.
My son has allergies , many mosquito bites and a bullseye rash no tick, additional rash proximal to bull. We started giving him Claritin the main rash and mosquito bites faded. He got more rashes. He is now being treated with Ceftin starting today. How do we know additional rashing is normal or sign of allergic reaction. If he is allergic to anti biotic what can his doctor do?
I have got bitten like 2 weeks or more. Now got tested it said neg so I was happy so on that one pill just in case it might show up later down the road . Can u tell me the mane things to look out for besides headaches n stuff neck n bull eyes n red rings which I don't have. I took the tool of myself n got the whole body as well. Thank u Erica
My husband has Lyme Disease and was diagnosed with the active Lyme back in October of last year. He still has lingering issues (constant headaches, aches and pains) and is fearful of committing to a physical exercise routine in fears of it triggering the symptoms. Is there a definitive remedy besides medication?
I'm experiencing a lot of joint degeneration, beginning with knees, now hips, shoulders, and ankles. My doctor has tested for autoimmune issues such as RA, but I'm negative for those events. I live in a heavily wooded area with three dogs and a significant wildlife population. I've never been tested for Lyme. Should I be tested for Lyme in light of the joint issues? I can't recall a specific tick attachment in the past several years, but deer ticks are so small! I do find them infrequently on the dogs once engorged.
What is the recommend wait period before being tested for Lyme disease? We believe my husband was bitten by a tick in the beginning of June and the NP didn't feel it was necessary to test since he was seen within days of getting bit. She prescribed an antibotic for him to take but I'm still concerned that he could test positive.
Is there evidence that Lyme's Disease can affect your immune system? Years down the road make it more difficult to recover from illnesses? Had Lymes in 2012, dr prescribed 3 weeks of doxicycaline; this past winter had a very hard time overcoming a double respitory infection.
I was diagnosed in Oct. with Lyme. I did the 30 days of antibiotics. In March i suddenly started feeling really bad. My entire body hurt. I was retested and it was positive again. I did another30 days of antibiotics, but a couple days after the course was done i started feeling worse. Now i'm doing a 90 day course. Is this a good treatment plan. I still have alot of joint and muscle pain
I removed an attacked deer tick on June 27-area was red and bruised, was probably attached for 4 days, took 200 mg Doxycycline on June 28-now have bullseye rash but no sysytemic symptoms. Is that prophylaxis enough treatment?
I have tried to submit a request for help (serious strke/long coma person). My mental dficiency didn't let me recconect when I lost my quest. Please help me find a Doctor/Medical assistance to find out if I do have Lyme Disease as the reason for my many odd illnesses. I need help as I was in my 40s when this stroke occurred, and much younger for various odd/bad med. problems.