I have large blue veins in both breasts so how would one know if they have vasculitis?
The pain I experienced I would not call severe... Last year maybe but this year it's more of a dull ache with tenderness.
As far as the surgeon goes, I think the thought is that a mamogram and ultrasound can miss things... I'm guessing that a surgeon may referr out for an MRI... At least that is what I'm hoping. I'm not too keen on having anyone cut into my breast without knowing for sure this is necessary especially considering that Lyme can cause breast pain and the fact that stopping antibiotics has caused a decrease in the pain...
Is vasculitis a result of your Lyme disease? What kind of breast pain do you experience. Does it feel cyclical, stabbing, constant?
Thanks again~ Momo3
Neurologic (tingling of hands feet and lips) Symptoms began July 2007 Spinal Tap Test for Lyme and many other things all came back negative.
Arthritic Symptoms began March 2008 Blood Test positive.
Oral Doxycycline began May 2008 added Ceftin July 2008
Switched to IV Rocephin November 2008
3 Days of Oral Tindimax February 2009
IV removed April 1st 2009
Continue to take probiotics, grape seed extract, multi-mushroom, multi-vitamin and magnesium.
I had knee pain with my periods for the last 15-20 years. Knees have cracked nearly every time I bent them for just about as long. These sypmtoms are gone!!! Many other sypmtoms appear to be gone. The only things left that are somewhat concerning are: constant head congestion with severe monthly sinus flare, jaw and neck pain- especially with sinus flare, some joint pain and stiffness- mainly fingers, toes, ankles.
Hubby diagnosed May 2008 as well. Oldest Son is band 41 positive with several indeterminate specific bands on the Igenex western blot. He has intermittent symptoms. Younger 2 have intermittent symptoms as well. I strongly believe I had Lyme before I was pregnant and nursed any of them based on my knee sypmtoms. So let's hope I can stay better and focus on the rest of my families health now!