anyone have colitis from lyme.

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veromia333
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   Posted 6/15/2009 11:03 AM (GMT -6)   
I know this is gross but im begining to have digestive problems. Consistent w this i dont really want to give details.
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 6/15/2009 2:12 PM (GMT -6)   
For the full range of issues Lyme can cause in the gut, see http://thehumansideoflyme.net/viewarticle.php?aid=62

I've had bowel obstructions, inflammation, dysmotility, colitis, a very sensitive stomach, food intolerances & allergies, etc., all believed to be from Lyme. The inflammation and obstructions were misdiagnosed for years as inflammatory bowel disease, with which I never felt comfortable with the diagnosis since I didn't get the same stuff others with IBD had and the meds made it worse instead of better (except Prednisone...which makes inflammation better whether it is from infection or other causes).

Cheers,
-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.


hopingToFindCure
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   Posted 6/15/2009 2:28 PM (GMT -6)   
Check your magnesium intake!
Bit June 08.


veromia333
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   Posted 6/15/2009 5:37 PM (GMT -6)   
thank you
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.


rcenters
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   Posted 6/15/2009 6:26 PM (GMT -6)   
In addition to the nastier side of things, has anyone gone so far as to consult with a gastroenterologist and actually found(received a formal diagnosis) that they were suffering from, I forget the formal term, but suffering from digestive issues causing nutrients to not get into your blood like they should?

veromia333
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   Posted 6/15/2009 9:47 PM (GMT -6)   
Wow I think I need to go to a gastroentologist.
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.


CajunGrl
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   Posted 6/16/2009 12:03 AM (GMT -6)   
It's called Leaky Gut. I was diagnosed with this and colitis. I also had erosion in my duodenum and esophagus.
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


Razzle
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   Posted 6/16/2009 4:49 AM (GMT -6)   
rcenters said...
In addition to the nastier side of things, has anyone gone so far as to consult with a gastroenterologist and actually found(received a formal diagnosis) that they were suffering from, I forget the formal term, but suffering from digestive issues causing nutrients to not get into your blood like they should?
This is called Malabsorption, and it is considered a symptom and not a disease in and of itself.  Inflammation, infection, and/or gastrointestinal dysmotility (any which may be caused or aggravated by food allergy, Celiac Disease, too much magnesium and/or vitamin C intake, etc.) are the 3 primary ways to malabsorb nutrients from food (there are less common issues, too, such as metabolic disorders in which certain enzymes, transport proteins, etc., are deficient, such as hereditary fructose intolerance, etc.).
 
Most GI doctors I've seen blow off a patient complaining of malabsorption unless there are additional symptoms, such as weight loss, diarrhea with blood in it, etc.  If a GI doc tells a patient that their malabsorption is "Irritable Bowel Syndrome" but has not run any tests, the doctor is blowing off the patient (IBS is a diagnosis of exclusion -  they can't exclude anything if they haven't taken a thorough history and done any tests/looked at any test results); a second opinion is then a good idea...  But I digress...
 
Anyway, Leaky Gut actually causes particles that are larger than usual to be absorbed into the blood stream from the gut, thus making it easier for the immune system to incorrectly identify these molecules as foreign, and thus causing antibodies against these molecules to be developed.  In other words, leaky gut can lead to the development of food allergies.  Leaky gut can also lead to translocation of bacteria from the intestine to other parts of the body...  What causes leaky gut?  Infection and/or inflammation from any cause...yes, malabsorption and leaky gut can occur together, and feed off of one another (make each other worse).
 
I hope this makes sense...take care,
-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.


rcenters
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   Posted 6/16/2009 4:58 PM (GMT -6)   
Are there any symptoms of malabsorption that would inevitably be present(and that if not present, rule this out)? ie....weight loss? Are there subtypes of malabsorption that only affect the ability to process certain specific nutrients?

Razzle
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   Posted 6/16/2009 5:43 PM (GMT -6)   
Malabsorption may not have any obvious symptoms. But if you look up in a medical reference, it will say diarrhea, steatorrhea (floating, stinky, pale stools), and weight loss are the primary symptoms - unfortunately, these only usually apply if there is fat malabsorption. There are tests that can help determine whether there is malabsorption present or if malabsorption is a possibility.

Yes, there are subtypes of malabsorption. These subtypes can be due to enzyme deficiencies or other metabolic abnormalaties (such as pernicious anemia - causes a deficiency of intrinsic factor, which prevents absorption of vitamin B12) but can also be caused by combinations of medications/foods/supplements that interact (example: acid reflux medications reduce stomach acid, which decreases absorption of protein, iron, vitamin B12, calcium, and any other nutrient that requires an acidic environment for digestion & absorption).

Taking digestive enzymes with a meal can be helpful for treating some causes of malabsorption. Nutritional supplements can also help compensate for malabsorption of specific nutrients. Timing your intake of supplements may be important in the setting of drug/nutrient interactions (e.g., taking supplements at least 2 hours before or after taking the medication that interacts with the supplement). There are other specific treatments for other enzyme/metabolic deficiencies.
 
Also, if dysbiosis (microbial imbalance) is causing or contributing to malabsorption, then restoring proper microbial balance in the gut would be beneficial.  Probiotics may not be enough - anti-yeast and/or antibacterial medications or herbs may be needed.
 
Inflammation in the gut may need to be treated with anti-inflammatory herbs/medications in addition to eating a low irritation diet (i.e., no fried food/spices/caffeine/citrus/wheat/dairy/other allergens specific to you, and reduce additives like preservatives, pesticide residues, MSG, nitrites, high fructose corn syrup, etc.).
 
Dysmotility - there are options, such as increasing fiber, taking probiotics, motility medications, herbs that promote normal gastrointestinal motility (ginger, peppermint, etc), exercises (deep breathing, etc.), dietary modification (eliminate allergens),

I hope this helps - take care,
-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.

Post Edited (Razzle) : 6/16/2009 6:02:11 PM (GMT-6)

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