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georgiagirl
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   Posted 8/13/2010 6:52 PM (GMT -6)   
So I just started some new abx. for LD. They are Cefdinir and Mynocycline.
Since starting these two days ago I have been very dizzy. Will this go away once I get use to it? I feel like i'm running out of options as far as abx. goes. Should I just tough it out? Is there something I can take for the dizziness? I was also  having problems with my ears (pressure and fluid sounds) even before the abx. change.  
 I feel terrible. sad  

Mamyou
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   Posted 8/13/2010 8:26 PM (GMT -6)   
I have had pressure in my head and dizziness for ages and ages. Now that I've started on the abx it's all worse. The dizziness is a torment and worse for me than pain (at least I think so....). If you find any relief please post and let us know. It makes me terribly dizzy to move my head or move especially during the day. Late evenings it seems to let up a little. Is your dizziness the same all the time? You have my sympathy, thoughts and prayers.

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   Posted 8/13/2010 8:39 PM (GMT -6)   
Georgia:
Are you detoxing?  Are you eating well?  Are you drinking enough fluids?  Maybe there is a lot of bacteria dying and you have it all over the place in your body and that's making you feel sick.  Do everything to help your body assymilate the abx but help it get out the toxins.  Try exersising, too.  It's good to get the blood moving to get the abx all over the place where those horrible little creatures are!

georgiagirl
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   Posted 8/14/2010 8:27 AM (GMT -6)   
It's definately the abx. change that's making it much worse.
Simela, I do alot of detoxing with my sauna, salt baths, lemon water etc... I do exersize when I can.

Mamyou
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   Posted 8/14/2010 10:35 AM (GMT -6)   
georgiagirl, What kind of sauna do you have and where did you get it???? Thanks....

Simela
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   Posted 8/14/2010 12:58 PM (GMT -6)   
I felt terible the first time I started abx last year.  THis time is not as bad, except for yeasterday, when I kept going to the bathroom.  TOday, so far so good.  NOT WORSE< NOT BETTER except i feel this horrible pain in my left year!  It comes and goes!  I must have bugs in my ear!  As long as I don't get worse, I am willing to tough it out and let the abx work.

If you are still dizzy, next time you see your dr ask for blood work.  You may be low on a mineral or vitamin in your body.  We need balance to feel well, and the abx take some of that balance out, along with killing what is bad inside up--IMO.

Georgia:
Do you know why you are taking Cefdinir and Mynocycline?  Are they for different bacteria?

georgiagirl
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   Posted 8/14/2010 3:17 PM (GMT -6)   
Mamyou, I have a portable sauna that I ordered from e-bay.

Simela, my doctor thinks the LD has become resistant to doxy. because I had to stay at a low dose so she switched me to these.

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   Posted 8/14/2010 6:00 PM (GMT -6)   
One of the first things you should do is to have your blood pressure checked. Usually the ones you can find in pharmacies are not very accurate, but it might give you an idea of what's going on.

If you chose to use one in a pharmacy, go in on a day when you are feeling pretty good & take your blood pressure. Write the numbers down so that you can use this as your baseline. Then pick a day when you aren't feeling so well & take your blood pressure on the same machine you used the first time.

We had to buy a blood pressure machine for my hubby. They are not terribly expensive & pretty convenient. That's what I use to check on my B.P. from time to time.
Even the mightiest oak tree was once a little nut who held it's ground!!!
May we all find peace along the journey to find healing.
"Absence of proof is not proof of absence" - Dr. Edwin Masters, great LLMD & researcher -RIP
Trav

georgiagirl
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   Posted 8/14/2010 6:22 PM (GMT -6)   
Traveler, can abx. lower BP? The last time I had it checked it was 114/65 I think. It has been lower before.

Traveler
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   Posted 8/14/2010 6:51 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Georgiagirl,
This is what I found on the National Institute of Health's website, MedlinePlus;

Low blood pressure is commonly caused by drugs such as:

* Alcohol
* Anti-anxiety medications
* Certain antidepressants
* Diuretics
* Heart medicines, including those used to treat high blood pressure and coronary heart disease
* Medications used for surgery
* Painkillers

Other causes of low blood pressure include:

* Advanced diabetesdiabetes
* AnaphylaxisAnaphylaxis (a life-threatening allergic response)
* Changes in heart rhythm (arrhythmiasarrhythmias)
* DehydrationDehydration
* FaintingFainting
* Heart attackHeart attack
* Heart failureHeart failure
* ShockShock (from severe infection, stroke, anaphylaxis, major trauma, or heart attack)

And, so that you can check it out on your own;
www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/007278.htm

Hope this helps some!!
Even the mightiest oak tree was once a little nut who held it's ground!!!
May we all find peace along the journey to find healing.
"Absence of proof is not proof of absence" - Dr. Edwin Masters, great LLMD & researcher -RIP
Trav

Willowrose
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   Posted 8/14/2010 7:42 PM (GMT -6)   
That was an interesting article about low blood pressure. I was surprised to see that adrenal function was not listed as a cause (or if it was, I missed it) because that is what my endocrinologist has told me is the cause of mine. I'd hate to think it was one of those other non-drug things.

Rose
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Simela
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   Posted 8/15/2010 4:02 AM (GMT -6)   
My blood pressure has always been low. When I drink coffee I feel better. Drinking plenty of water always helps.

Georgia:
Do you have co-infections--maybe one of the drugs are for co-infection? If you have co-infections, maybe killing 2 bugs takes more out of you than killing one? I don't know!

georgiagirl
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   Posted 8/15/2010 7:52 AM (GMT -6)   
Simela, My LLMD thinks that I have babesia also. I have taken mepron, clyndimycine, and artemisia for that but was having alot of ear pressure and pain so I had to take a break and will start back on them this week at a lower dose.

Simela
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   Posted 8/15/2010 8:01 AM (GMT -6)   
georgia:
So, that means you've never been tested for Babesia? Your LLMD is making a clinical diagnosis based on your symptoms?

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   Posted 8/15/2010 11:41 AM (GMT -6)   
What I posted was just on of many articles that came up. Being from the NIH doesn't automatically mean it is all-inclusive, or 100% correct, although usually it is a good place to start.

My blood pressure has been rock steady all of my adult life (I can't remember docs even taking my bp as a child). It is usually about 110 - 112/ 68 - 72.
Here is a link that will take you to a chart of normal bp ranges, as well as charts for low & one for high bp;

www.highbloodpressureinfo.org/normal-blood-pressure-range.html
Even the mightiest oak tree was once a little nut who held it's ground!!!
May we all find peace along the journey to find healing.
"Absence of proof is not proof of absence" - Dr. Edwin Masters, great LLMD & researcher -RIP
Trav

vicparis
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   Posted 8/15/2010 5:24 PM (GMT -6)   
I've been getting really dizzy since taking Cefdinir  and Ketek. I think I've been herxing for the last two months. I finally couldn't stand it and am giving myself a week off of the antibotics. I have high blood pressure and  my body temp has 96 degrees. I don't know any more. I have to be able to get up at 5:00 a.m. every day and go to work - no matter how I feel. It just too hard with the herx. My LLMD says light exercise is okay, but not cardio. I do have several co-infections including Babesia. Simela - I can't remember, but are you seeing a LLMD?
 
Victoria

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Simela
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   Posted 8/15/2010 6:24 PM (GMT -6)   
I started with my pcp first and she put me on amoxicillin. This is the second time I am dealing with lyme. I thought I was cured but then it came back. She gave me a referal. I have an appointment this coming week with an LLMD. I'll let you know how it goes. i have learned a lot from here and other sites (first time I tested +, I just took my first PCP's word that 3 weeks of abx will cure me), so I will grill my LLMD as to what his approach is and what protocol he uses.

Traveler
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   Posted 8/15/2010 6:30 PM (GMT -6)   
Good luck Simela!!! Please do post how your appt with your new LLMD goes!!!
Even the mightiest oak tree was once a little nut who held it's ground!!!
May we all find peace along the journey to find healing.
"Absence of proof is not proof of absence" - Dr. Edwin Masters, great LLMD & researcher -RIP
Trav

madrivergirl30
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   Posted 8/15/2010 11:17 PM (GMT -6)   
I had the same problem with several antibiotics - often the dizziness would also be accompanied with nausea, vomiting, and/or diarrhea...the Herx symptoms were always different...and sometimes even tthe same antibiotic would cause different Herx reactions each time I tried it.

There are medications you can take for dizziness and vertigo. I'd talk to your doctor...

Hope you feel better - dizziness sucks!!!

Rachel

georgiagirl
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   Posted 8/16/2010 10:11 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks everyone for your help.

Simela, I tested negative for babesia back in 2007 through Igenex so yes it is a clinical diagnosis based on symptoms and herx from treatment.

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   Posted 8/16/2010 10:12 AM (GMT -6)   
I have been a few different 'scripts for nausea, even used what are called "SeaBands" that I got at my pharmacy. These things would work for awhile, but my body always seemed to adjust to these things & then I would be right back where I started!!!

Then my acu doc had me start taking large doses (4 grams each day) of ground Ginger root & I've been doing VERY well with the nausea that I used to have day in, day out. I can even ride in a car without becoming very car sick!! It had gotten to the point that it didn't seem to matter whether I was a passenger or even the driver - I could almost count on being car sick!
Even the mightiest oak tree was once a little nut who held it's ground!!!
May we all find peace along the journey to find healing.
"Absence of proof is not proof of absence" - Dr. Edwin Masters, great LLMD & researcher -RIP
Trav

madrivergirl30
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   Posted 8/16/2010 10:22 AM (GMT -6)   
Phenergan works GREAT for nausea...and it's very inexpensive. I, too, suffer from motion sickness (which I never used to have, at least to this extent...). And ginger is a great natural choice!!! I'm glad to hear you're having such great luck with it, Trav! I know there's something called Anti-Vert (I think!)...not sure whether it's prescription or over-the-counter...if you're just dealing with the dizziness alone...

georgiagirl
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   Posted 8/16/2010 10:26 AM (GMT -6)   
Traveler,
Maybe I should try something like that. I can't even drive right now because of the dizziness and overall sick feeling. My son is having to ride the bus and i'm feeling guilty because it's so hot here. He don't understand why I can't just come pick him up. I hate this....

vicparis
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   Posted 8/16/2010 10:59 AM (GMT -6)   
I take Phenergan. It' the only thing that really works for me when I'm really sick to my stomach.
 
Victoria

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   Posted 8/16/2010 3:01 PM (GMT -6)   
I have used Phenergan for a number of years, but it never quite 'got it all'. I still felt like I was getting dangerously close to vomiting even though I had taken my Phenergan like I was supposed to!! One thing that did work really well was Reglan, as it was meant for use by diabetics, to help them get past the nausea & even help with their appetite. Although, there is a massive lawsuit over the non-label use of this drug now, so my doc wouldn't write any more scripts for me.

It's really pretty simple to use. My Acu doc has me taking a heaping 1/2 tsp, 3 times every day. Since I already have to take pills three times a day, it was easy to just add them in! You can get ground ginger root in a grade high enough to be medicinal in a health food store. In the nearest health food store where I live, it only costs 60 cents for an ounce. I buy three ounces & that takes me through about 3 weeks - give or take. It's really an inexpensive way to go!

Do not cook it!! If you want to drink it as a tea, please put the ginger in the water once it is heated, don't put the ginger in with the water & then heat.

I have to admit that I whimped out - I just couldn't drink it!! So I have a capsule filler ( a little plastic tray that holds the empties so that I can fill them) and I bought "O" sized capsules - should've bought the bigger ones(!!) and that size packed as much as one can pack powder, will take 5 capsules, 3 times a day. Had I bought the bigger size, I would have only needed to take 3 capsules a day.

I hope this helps...
Trav
Even the mightiest oak tree was once a little nut who held it's ground!!!
May we all find peace along the journey to find healing.
"Absence of proof is not proof of absence" - Dr. Edwin Masters, great LLMD & researcher -RIP
Trav
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