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woodswalker
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   Posted 12/10/2008 10:17 AM (GMT -7)   
The headache started a couple of days ago --
now incredible pressure behind my eyes and forehead -- any ideas?
Does this sound like a herx?
9/28/08 - 11/8/08 100mg Doxy b.i.d. 42 days
11/5/08 - 11/20/08 Salt/C, grapefruit seed extract, COQ10, anti-inflammatory herbs with cat's claw & omega 3.
11/20/08 -> reduced Salt/C, omega 3, Acidolphilus and Saccharomyces(friendly yeast),low carb, no wheat, no alcohol, no yeast, no caffeine, no sugar.
Ceftin 500mg, 2x per day; Plaquenil 200mg, 2x per day; Mepron 750mg, 2x per day; Zithromax 500mg, 1x per day.


JELAINEP
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   Posted 12/10/2008 1:02 PM (GMT -7)   
Woodswalker - Could be a herx. You seem to be on a lot of meds. - which is probably a good thing. How long have you been on your current meds.? Maybe try a cold ice pack.... can you take anything like Tylenol or Aleve?
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woodswalker
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   Posted 12/10/2008 5:24 PM (GMT -7)   
Took some Tylenol helped a little. The cold pack helped some too.
I have been on the current meds for three weeks.
I have heard about cycles of herxes -- maybe that is what this is...
9/28/08 - 11/8/08 100mg Doxy b.i.d. 42 days
11/5/08 - 11/20/08 Salt/C, grapefruit seed extract, COQ10, anti-inflammatory herbs with cat's claw & omega 3.
11/20/08 -> reduced Salt/C, omega 3, Acidolphilus and Saccharomyces(friendly yeast),low carb, no wheat, no alcohol, no yeast, no caffeine, no sugar.
Ceftin 500mg, 2x per day; Plaquenil 200mg, 2x per day; Mepron 750mg, 2x per day; Zithromax 500mg, 1x per day.


bcaring
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   Posted Yesterday 11:37 AM (GMT -7)   
Hey Woodswalker,

Just a thought - did you check your blood pressure? High blood pressure can cause headaches and a feeling of pressure.

bcaring

woodswalker
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   Posted 12/13/2008 8:00 PM (GMT -7)   
Good thought. Checked it. My blood pressure is 118/65
9/28/08 - 11/8/08 100mg Doxy b.i.d. 42 days
11/5/08 - 11/20/08 Salt/C, grapefruit seed extract, COQ10, anti-inflammatory herbs with cat's claw & omega 3.
11/20/08 -> reduced Salt/C, omega 3, Acidolphilus and Saccharomyces(friendly yeast),low carb, no wheat, no alcohol, no yeast, no caffeine, no sugar.
Ceftin 500mg, 2x per day; Plaquenil 200mg, 2x per day; Mepron 750mg, 2x per day; Zithromax 500mg, 1x per day.


bcaring
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   Posted 12/14/2008 1:02 AM (GMT -7)   
Have your eyes checked every six months when on plaquenil although it is very rare to have any problems at the dose you are on.

Both Ceftin and Mepron have headache pretty high on the list as a possible side effect.
Is the headache in the morning after you wake up? Right now humidifiers in bedrooms help with the dry air which tends to make our sinuses hurt and cause headaches. Maybe some saline spray? Are you snoring or short on oxygen? Is your neck tense? Can you get someone to give your neck and forehead a massage (in my case, good luck.....

Heachaches are tough to figure out so sometimes you just treat symptomatically. If it persists too long, talk to doctor.

Try some alleve or I use maxalt occassionally when it is heading towards a migraine and it really works. In the past migraines and bad headaches were one of my symptoms and getting the headache under control before it got bad works best. Still a good strategy when I do get the occasional one.

Or maybe it means you are having a herx.....Hope you feel better and try not to worry too much. Strange sensations are par for the course in this whole deal.
bcaring

hopingToFindCure
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   Posted 12/15/2008 7:05 PM (GMT -7)   
I had photophobia. It does come and go. Sucks. I don't know why we w/ Lyme get it, but we do. Fact.

(sorry I'm kinda bitter today as I was diagnosed as not hypochondria but something similar)
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