A List of Co-infections and their Symptoms

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   Posted 3/14/2010 7:41 AM (GMT -6)   
Description, symptoms, and treatments of co-infections:

- is a malaria-like protozoa illness that invades, infects, and kills the red blood cells.  Symptoms include fatigue, night sweats, chills, fever, shortness of breath, heart palpitations, headache, dark urine, muscle pain, joint pain, nausea, and jaundice.  Treatment is an anti-malarial combined with an antibiotic--often Mepron with Zithromax (or Biaxin or Ketek).
Ehrlichiosis:- is a bacterial infection that invades and infects the white blood cells.  There are two types of Ehrlichiosis:  Human Monocytic Ehrlichiosis (HME) and Human Granulocytic Ehrlichiosis (HGE).  Symptoms include malaise, fever,
sweating, nausea, dry cough, headache, muscle aches and
pain.  Treatment is most often Doxycycline.
Bartonella:- also known as cat-scratch fever is a bacterial infection.  Symptoms include swollen, painful lymph nodes, muscle and/or joint pain, nausea, vomiting, chills, anxiety, insomnia, red rashes.  Treatment is often Levaquin or Rifampin.
Mycoplasma:- is a bacterial infection.  Symptoms include fatigue, breathing problems,
headache, muscle pain and soreness, nausea, lymph node pain, and cognitive problems.  Treatment
is usually Doxycycline, Minocycline, Azithromycin, Clarithromycin, or Ciprofloxacin.

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Date Joined Mar 2010
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   Posted 3/14/2010 9:24 AM (GMT -6)   

Thanks for posting the co-infections. Surely I must have something else going on besides just lyme.
I feel like I'm on a downward spiral right now and need to get back onto a treatment that will help me reverse direction.

The LLMD that I was hoping to get in to see hasn't returned my phone calls. This is the cash up front guy who does not take insurance.
Maybe I need to seek out another LLMD. Anyway hope everything is good with you.
Peace and Healing
Lyme Disease - Doxycyline, IV-Rocephin, Gabapentin, Vitamins B,C & D

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