How many of you have petechiae??

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Dowa
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   Posted 12/12/2008 5:59 PM (GMT -6)   
In case you dont know what Petechiae is, its reddish, purplish spots that are about the size of a small mole. They do not go away. I was told it was from an allergic reaction. Now a friend of mine with Lyme is getting them and Dr. F told her it was from chlamydia. Anyone else here have petechiae that could shed some light??  What were you told it was from?? Thanks   D

JELAINEP
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   Posted 12/12/2008 6:10 PM (GMT -6)   
I had it in the hospital when I had my gallbladder removed. Mine went away within a few days. I was told it was probably a reaction to the IV line - but I did have my step-daughter take pictures.
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Smiffy51
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   Posted 12/13/2008 11:01 AM (GMT -6)   
Yes, I have them but I don't have cpn.
housebound in the UK with 'severe M.E./CFs & fibromyalgia' for 21 years - have just found out I actually have had Lyme, micro-cocci & crytostrongylus pulmoni all these years


Dowa
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   Posted 12/14/2008 5:19 PM (GMT -6)   
Smiffy: What does your doctor say is causing the petechiae, and does it ever go away? I asked on the forum here, thinking it was Lyme related but didnt get much of a response, so I am thinking its not from the Lyme.  Mine just keeps getting worse. What are you told about it?? Thanks  D

hopingToFindCure
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   Posted 12/15/2008 9:01 PM (GMT -6)   
Common in Europe with Lyme. Maybe it's made it's way here. Actually, the same tick infections are in both europe and here. That's what they say anyway. I hate Lyme Disease.

Smiffy51
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   Posted 12/16/2008 11:41 AM (GMT -6)   
My family doctor hasn't said anything, but then he won't discuss the Lyme at all , he just offers graded exercise and cognitive behaviour 'therapies' in a CFS/ME clinic - these made me much worse before (am being treated for Lyme by postal blood tests & telephone injections by one of my country's only 3 LLDs).
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Keeping the Faith
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   Posted 12/17/2008 1:22 PM (GMT -6)   
When my daughter was four years old, she had petechiae all over her body when she had a condition called "ITP" idiopathic thombocyticpenia purpura (sp?) -- a condition when your platelets are attacked and drop off --  in her case caused by a virus.  She almost bled to death because those spots are a sign that your platelet count is dropping.  She had under 20,000 when we brought her to the emergency room.  We should always have a couple hundred thousand platelets in our system I believe.  Now, 12 years later, now that she has lyme, the spots reappeared on the roof of her mouth while she was hospitalized and the doctors were trying to figure out what she had.  Her platelets were dropping again, but when her count went up the next day, they went away.  I read somewhere that it could be a sign of Ehrlichiosis, but my daughter doesn't have that co-infection, she has Babesia.  I hope this helps you.  I would recommend having your platelet count checked.  Good luck.  Lisa

Dowa
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   Posted 12/17/2008 2:23 PM (GMT -6)   
Lisa: Thank you, that is very helpful. MY platelets are fine but my smear to Fry Lab was indicative of Ehrlichiosis. They really didnt think I had that as I never have the fever that generally is a symptom, if fact my temp is abnormally low. Thanks for your reply. I am glad your daughters got better, mine have never gone away and I only keep getting more, just not sure why. Thanks again,   D

bablymers
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   Posted 12/20/2008 4:54 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Dowa! I have had these for many years, and I continue to get more. "Regular" docs just said they are common and lots of people get them. The lyme literate ones said it was probably from Babesia (which I have). I don't really know who knows for sure! Best wishes to you. bablymers mom

Dowa
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   Posted 12/20/2008 12:24 PM (GMT -6)   
Thank you. I have been told Babesia, Ehrlichia AND Chlamydia! I guess maybe, they just go along with inflammation possibly.  D

Razzle
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   Posted 6/15/2009 7:24 PM (GMT -6)   
Interestingly, I just started getting this on my feet yesterday...
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Chronic Lyme Disease, Gluten & Sulfite Sensitivity, Many Food/Inhalant/Medication/Chemical Allergies & Intolerances, Asthma, Gut issues (dysmotility, non-specific inflammation), UCTD ("Secondary Lupus-Like Syndrome"), Osteoporosis, Pancytopenia, chronic malabsorption/malnutrition, etc.; G-Tube; Currently TPN-dependent.
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JELAINEP
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   Posted 6/15/2009 8:22 PM (GMT -6)   
I have it on BOTH hands AGAIN!


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CajunGrl
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   Posted 6/15/2009 8:42 PM (GMT -6)   
I have these tiny raised, red bumps all over my body. I was told it was petechiea by a nurse but I'm still not sure. They never turn purple. I've scratched one by accident and they seem to bleed a little. They look like they have blood in them. I've had them for years and my husband has some too. They just appeared one day. I've been getting more on my legs. Very weird.
2003 symptoms started;panic attacks,anxiety,heightened senses.
2007 Diagnosed with Lyme. Didn't start treatment.
2008 symptoms came back with a vengence.
2009 Diagnosed with Lyme plus co-infections....Babesia and Bartonella.
Illnesses:-Chronic Lyme Disease,Hashimotos Thyroiditis, Ulcers, Hypoglycemia
Medications:-Biaxin 250mg to start,Mepron,Ultram,Thyro Complex 60mg,Probiotics and supplements


+Lyme
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   Posted 6/15/2009 9:03 PM (GMT -6)   
Yes, I believe I have these -- all over my legs and a few on my arms. Still searching, tho.  And I plan to ask my DR.... 2 more weeks.....



Lyme in NC in 1971? Suspect TBI: Fully engorged tick followed by high fever and tonsillitis. Follwed by , lumps on neck,  chronic tonsillits w/ constant low grade to recurring high (104) fevers, severe unexplained neck stiffness and acute neck pain.   Followed by tonsillectomy, urinary tract infections, miscarriage, appendicitis while pregant, chronic severe back pain. Followed by depression, mild anxiety, mitral valve prolapse, and hypglycemia.  Was this a TBI??
 
Bit again couple of times, lyme suspect bite Mother's Day 2007. Bite, symptoms, lyme specific antibodies on the most lyme specific band of all = 39 IgG.  Still awaiting appt w/ LLMD.


veromia333
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   Posted 6/15/2009 9:36 PM (GMT -6)   
i have heard it is the bacteria hiding behind melanin. but i dont know. i have developed something like this it really looks like moles though but red.
The line is faded not showing where Lyme came in. I became a new Mommy n my Lyme decided to show itself. Swollen elephant like knee and finger and limiting back pain. Bell's palsey, weight loss as if I had no muscle on my bones anymore. And much more text book lyme symptoms. To a Lyme doc, after alot of there is nothing wrong with you and a recommend to counceling,he said V this is Lyme. What kept me pressing on I had Lyme while I was pregnant. I know I was not infected while pregnant. I am watching her with an eagle eye. God Bless everyone. Love Veronica. Were the ones who know about Lyme not the doctors. Isnt that just mad? Backwards. Alice in wonderland.


veromia333
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   Posted 6/15/2009 10:24 PM (GMT -6)   
I also have a temp of 96 or 97
The line is faded not showing where Lyme came in. I became a new Mommy n my Lyme decided to show itself. Swollen elephant like knee and finger and limiting back pain. Bell's palsey, weight loss as if I had no muscle on my bones anymore. And much more text book lyme symptoms. To a Lyme doc, after alot of there is nothing wrong with you and a recommend to counceling,he said V this is Lyme. What kept me pressing on I had Lyme while I was pregnant. I know I was not infected while pregnant. I am watching her with an eagle eye. God Bless everyone. Love Veronica. Were the ones who know about Lyme not the doctors. Isnt that just mad? Backwards. Alice in wonderland.


Razzle
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   Posted 6/16/2009 4:55 AM (GMT -6)   
Petechiae are caused by burst capilaries under the skin and are not usually raised bumps...they're like tiny bruises.
Purpura are slightly larger but still pretty small (under 1 cm in diameter).
An online search reveals a huge list of potential causes, including rickettsia, Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, and a few borrelia strains...which leads me to believe that any tick-borne illness or coinfection could cause this type of rash.
-Razzle
Chronic Lyme Disease, Gluten & Sulfite Sensitivity, Many Food/Inhalant/Medication/Chemical Allergies & Intolerances, Asthma, Gut issues (dysmotility, non-specific inflammation), UCTD ("Secondary Lupus-Like Syndrome"), Osteoporosis, Pancytopenia, chronic malabsorption/malnutrition, etc.; G-Tube; Currently TPN-dependent.
Meds:  Zofran, Pulmicort, IV Ceftazidime, Heparin (to flush PICC line), Claritin, Colloidal Silver (used topically), probiotics, homeopathy.


KO-LD
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   Posted 6/16/2009 10:56 AM (GMT -6)   
I think I have what you described,  my first LLMD, and I use that term loosely, said when he saw them that they were from mercury poisoning!   I was so stunned that I just said I've never heard of that.  When I asked on my 2nd appt to see the article about that he got very defensive and said he heard it at a conference that he was at.  He couldn't remember her name but she was an expert on mercury poisoning.  He also was trying to "sell me" IV detox at $150 a pop x 20 visits to clear my system of mercury.  Needless to say I didn't do it, and I stopped seeing him.  He passed away I heard.
KO
2001 symptoms started:
Tingling in fingers and toes both sides, not tested at that time for LD
2007 Summer tested pos. WB, diagnosed with LD, tested neg for co-infections thru Igenex
Abx - Doxy 100mg 2x/day for 3 weeks (before diagnosis)
Amoxicillin 1gm 2x/day for 1 month
Amoxicillin 1gm 3x/day with Probenecid 500mg 2x/day  5 months 
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Traveler
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   Posted 6/16/2009 11:12 AM (GMT -6)   
Wow! I just looked at the Mayo Clinics site to get a pic of this -- oohh ICK!!!

Glad this is one thing that I don't get to live with!!! **Knock on wood!!!**
- Traveler

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