reaction to rocephin...still lyme?

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duffy26
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Date Joined Dec 2008
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   Posted 12/6/2008 12:26 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi,

I'm new to the board and have a question. I was diagnosed w/ stage 2 lyme back in July. I was on amox. for 3 weeks, then doxy for 2. I was still feeling terrible so was put on doxy for another month. Symptoms cleared up except for vibrating sensation in feet/hands. I was then put on iv rochephin and the buzzing had stopped on one side, but then 10 days into treatment I developed a rash. I also started having terrible pains in my feet & legs (like cramping) when I stood up. The dr. stopped treatment, and put me on predisone for allergic reaction. It has been a week and the rash is fadding, but the leg/foot pain is still there. I'm due back to doctor next week. He says if it isn't better I should see neurologist. I'm wondering if this is the lyme or something else is going on? Any thoughts would be appreaciated.
 
Thanks,
Duffy

seeingstars
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Date Joined Apr 2008
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   Posted 12/6/2008 5:18 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi duffy26,

Have you been tested for coinfections? The symptoms could be bartonella. Some docs

don't recognize this and end up wasting a lot of the patients time. Mine is finally starting

to get knocked with biaxin. I also was on rocephin and doxy both at the same time and

I kept getting worse. It wasn't til I added the biaxin that my symptoms are lessening.

good luck

Oh yeah, and the coinfection tests are not very accurate either. There are only a few

test for bart and many different strands.

duffy26
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Date Joined Dec 2008
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   Posted 12/6/2008 6:22 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi seeingstars,

Thanks for your reply. No I haven't been tested for coinfections. I'm not sure if my doctor will test for this. I'll have to do some investigating. How long have you been on biaxin? Do you also have the leg/foot pains?
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