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Lovelabs
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   Posted 6/29/2009 8:49 PM (GMT -6)   
Only got this recently. I have started my 16th week of mepron/zithro. This cough started about a month ago. Tickle in my throat that is sometimes bad and sometimes not bad at all. I also started with some eye infections during herx reactions. The cough is worse during the herx but present most of the time.

Is this a symptom of Lyme or coinfection? And is it possible to get a brand new symptom this far into treatment. I also had a bit of air hunger the past 2 days that I haven't had before. Friends say it is allergies. Not back to the doc until the end of the month.

Should I be worried? Or is this normal??

One more thing...anyone have phantom ciggerette smell???

ticker
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   Posted 6/29/2009 9:08 PM (GMT -6)   

Hi Lovelabs.  Air hunger is a symptom of Babeisosis.  Is your cough dry?  A dry cough can also be a symptom of Babesiosis.   What doses of Mepron and Zithromax are you taking?  You could call your doctor's office and let him/her know.

I have never had the phantom smells, but I have heard of others with Lyme having them.

 

james from missouri
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   Posted 6/29/2009 9:36 PM (GMT -6)   
ok, this is something i thought about for a while....

check this out.. at the end of april, my g/f asks me if i was smoking today, i said what, i don't smoke, and i haven't been around any smoke either, she says my breath tasted like smoke... i thought that was weird. then about a month later i started coughing.. i don't know what air hunger means, but i cough sometimes when i try to gasp for air or when i'm talking for long periods of time.. because i'm thinking about talking instead of just having a normal conversation.. i don't know if that makes sense, but i actually have to think about talking in order to talk, before it just came naturally.. its different....

Lovelabs
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   Posted 6/29/2009 9:36 PM (GMT -6)   
It is a dry cough. I am on 2tsp mepron a day and 250mg zithro twice a day.

Concerned because this is a new symptom? Can that happen with babs? I tested negative but I know the test stinks. Never had airhunger until this week. But my cough has been constant. Just went through herx for about 3 days. Feeling a bit better but cough is still there.

Thanks for any info

Lovelabs
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   Posted 6/29/2009 9:47 PM (GMT -6)   
At times I think I smell cigerettes. Especially when I lie down at night. No one smokes in our house. So weird.

Wondering about the cough. Hmmm

By the way, James, glad you got all the tests overwith. You are going to be just fine. I used to watch taped episodes of ELLEN when I was waiting for all of my results. She always made me laugh and forget for a bit and then I'd fall asleep.

Any input on the cough being a new symptom???

james from missouri
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   Posted 6/29/2009 9:56 PM (GMT -6)   
hey thanks...
i talked to gracie mom just a little bit ago on the phone for about an hr, i told her i would put her on speaker tomorrow when i get my results back from hiv.. LOL.... i will be a floating zombie going there tomorrow prolly. o yeah! can't wait!! like she says, whats the worst thing that could happen.. you end up taking 15 pills a day... made me think.

but seriously, your question.. i started coughing before the rash showed up, i coughed for about 2 days and my chest was becoming very sore and tight, i didn't have any mucas coming up so i knew it wasn't in my chest but in my throat. i was like what do i have now. . went to the ER and told them, they blew me off as having allergies also, i said give me a chest x ray to be safe, they did, it was fine.. they did prescribe doxy to me though. And i'll say this, the night i took doxy, the very next day i look down at my feet and i see a bulls eye rash.. wierd huh?

i was getting new symptoms everyday, some where on top of the symptoms i already had which was making life miserable.. sometimes the cough wouldn't happen all day, and i felt good. then the next day it starts up again..

so then the trigger went off, i went symptom surfing. and ended up here really.. and now i'm running every test known to man or woman. Scary tests or not scary test.. i have to get to the bottom of what is making me feel bad.. and you should too..

after i get my results back tomorrow *hopefully, cross fingers they are good* i'll be calling and setting up an appointment with a LLMD here in missouri.. and full force into it..

ticker
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   Posted 6/30/2009 6:50 AM (GMT -6)   

Lovelabs, the cough can be a symptom of Babesiosis.  I have had it before.  Dr. Burrascano lists it under Babesiosis symptoms on page 23 of his guidelines at http://www.ilads.org/lyme_disease/B_guidelines_12_17_08.pdf   Maybe the air hunger has started because the Mepron is stirring things up.  It is always good to let your doctor know what you are experiencing. 


ticker
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   Posted 6/30/2009 6:50 AM (GMT -6)   
James, have you had Lyme and co-infection testing done yet?
 

Lovelabs
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   Posted 6/30/2009 8:04 AM (GMT -6)   
thanks for helping me out. I think the meds are stirring things up I was just concerned because I never had it before and didn't know if you could get a new symptom 7 months into treatment.

Dowa
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   Posted 6/30/2009 12:02 PM (GMT -6)   
Lovelabs: Interesting about the cigarette comment. For about two days I seem to be smelling what I called a smokey smell. You dont by any chance live in Texas do you? I was thinking it was something in the air, now after reading your post I am not sure! D

Lovelabs
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   Posted 6/30/2009 12:54 PM (GMT -6)   
No, I don't live in TX. It is just sometimes when I lie down at night I smell cigerette smoke. Maybe I'll start a new post and ask about it
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