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pepphell
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   Posted 2/13/2010 12:02 AM (GMT -6)   
does anyone know if numb scalp is a symptom of lyme or co-infection?
i've also had numb hands during sleep. (when i wake up i realize my hands are numb, or my numb hands cause me to wake up)


Over the last few days, the scalp (left side) has been going numb a lot for like a 1min (feels like there is no blood flow or some electricity is passing thru).

what is going on?


worried :((

under_the_radar
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   Posted 2/13/2010 5:36 AM (GMT -6)   
I've had both, although I'm still awaiting testing for Lyme, the numb hands would wake me 4-5 times a night every night guaranteed and the scalp numbness and tingling would come and go, at the time I was taking Propanalol, since stopping taking them the symptoms have pretty much stopped so was more than likely a side effect in my case...

achievinggrace
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   Posted 2/13/2010 10:02 AM (GMT -6)   
Yes, I have had both these symptoms. They have disappeared with treatment. Just a bit alarming, though.

pepphell
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   Posted 2/13/2010 10:05 AM (GMT -6)   
achieving grace, what treatment did you go thru (which co-infection/abx did you take)? I am on ceftin and ceftin is not supposed to cause these side effects.

achievinggrace
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   Posted 2/13/2010 10:47 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Pepp,

I am being treated for Lyme and Ehrlichia.
You know, I thought I would never forget all the abx I have taken, but it's getting to be such a long list.
I had a worsening of the numb hands and scalp weirdness when I was last on Clarithromyacin and Mepron. Now that I am on Flagyl, that and all my other neurological symptoms have gone away. My llmd also encouraged me to take B12 to help nerve repair.

As I understand it from some of the reading I've done, the neurological symptoms aren't a side effect of the medication, but are because the lyme bacteria uses part of the nerve sheath to build its defenses. The body attacks the bacteria clad in your nerve material and then attacks your own nerves, too, because it can't tell the difference. Someone correct me if I didn't get this right.

pepphell
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   Posted 2/13/2010 11:15 AM (GMT -6)   
i tested negative for co-infections so i am a bit more than just worried about the numbness and the sleep disorder, looks like i might have ehrlichia and bartonella as well, but i am only taking medicines (ceftin) to combat lyme. however i am taking b12 shots.

:((
will have to speak to doc next month when i go to see him.
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