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lovebug1
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   Posted 12/14/2009 6:24 PM (GMT -6)   
How come some people take 30 days of antibiotics and all their symptoms go away??? These are people in person I have talked to. It's only on the internet where I've heard the real horror stories of Lyme.

CajunGrl
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   Posted 12/14/2009 6:46 PM (GMT -6)   
Sometimes the bacteria is caught early enough but most of the time, those same people have trouble a year or more down the road because they weren't treated long enough to begin with.

There are many that come back and say that they were fine for a while then started getting sick again. That low dose of antibiotics that they are given for 30 days is just enough to put the bacteria into hiding.
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Razzle
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   Posted 12/14/2009 6:48 PM (GMT -6)   
People with strong immune systems, people exposed to a less virulent strain of Lyme, and those who get the proper dose of antibiotics promptly after exposure are the lucky ones who fall into this category. Even the IDSA admits the possibility of a need for an additional course of antibiotics in cases of late-stage/neuro-Lyme.
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Harleyrider
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   Posted 12/17/2009 11:20 AM (GMT -6)   
lovebug1

There are some people who get bit and dont even have symptoms for years later.
This is true in my case. Wasnt until five years later when it multipled in my body
to an extreme that my immune system could no longer fight it off. Extreme stress
came into my life which makes the lyme bacteria love that in their host.

I have also met people who have been bit and knew that they were bit because
right away they had gotten a fever, bullseye rash, went to the doctors within a week
of getting bit, and got meds and are fine.

My own daughter got bit in may of this year, got the bullseye rash, fever, flu like symptoms.

Everyone is different, just like some people are allergic to poison ivy and some arent. But if that
person thats not allergic goes and rolls around in it will eventually have some form of reaction from being
exposed to an extreme amount of the poison.

Hope this helps you understand everyone is different.
 

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