still having symptoms while on antibiotics

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sophie 66
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Date Joined Aug 2009
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   Posted 8/21/2009 7:07 AM (GMT -6)   
I was diagnosed with Lyme last weekend. I am not sure when I was bitten but from thinking back when my symptoms started, I figure it was mid July. I didn't get the rash until a few weeks ago. The rash then spread and I ended up with 21 red blotches all over my body.It started with fatigue, achy feeling and blurred vision symptoms. I was admitted to the hospital and was given IV antibiotics for 2 days. I felt really good when I was discharged, rash was almost faded and vision had improved. I still have fatigue and achy joints. My question is this..............sometimes the rash comes and goes. It will get red in some spots and then disappear and reappear in other spots. Vision gets goofy again and then clears up. Why is this happening even being on antibiotics? I read that it can takes weeks, months or even years for it to go away completely.

any input is appreciated!

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   Posted 8/21/2009 8:09 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Sophie,

Welcome to the forum! We are so glad you found us:)

I've heard of the rashes coming and going while on treatment. I think it is actually part of a herx. Don't qoute me on that though. I'm hoping someone else that has had this will respond.

Btw, if you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask them or even email me personally. We will all try to help out as much as we can.
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james from missouri
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Date Joined May 2009
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   Posted 8/21/2009 8:21 PM (GMT -6)   
i have this rash under my chest, i can't really explain it though.. its not a pimply rash, its not rasied or itchy, it only forms when i move around.. it spreads across my lower chest and is purplish/red.. My skin is now for some reason very sensitive on my chest/stomach.. if i take a shower in mild water, my skin turns beat red.. i know i didn't have this a few months ago, because i was working out alot and was paying attention to my body and my chest.. now it looks like i have a skin disease under my chest.. it almost looks like a heat rash, but it isn't.... nothing works...
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