Do symptoms change over time? Why?

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Date Joined Nov 2008
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   Posted 2/5/2009 7:41 PM (GMT -6)   
Was diagnosed w/ rash last June. 10 days doxy.

In Sept., returned and demanded a test. Positive.

doxy six weeks.

In Oct. tested again -- still positive.

now am on doxy and biaxin (may add plaquenil).

Anyways, over the course of this disease, I'm suddenly slightly dizzy when I turn my head. This may not be Lyme but vertigo. But if it is from the Lyme, I guess ABX aren't helping. Of course everyone knows by now that my neck is crunchy and painful. This is from turning my head.

Why would I acquire new symptoms instead of getting better and seeing improvements.

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   Posted 2/6/2009 12:27 AM (GMT -6)   
The bacteria changes where it lives in your body, it also can change what proteins are on the surface, which means it requires your body to make new antibodies to fight it with (and also accounts for why sometimes we have to change treatments periodically), and also the bacteria may give off different toxins depending on how they're under attack by treatment, or depending on where they are when they die. The different toxins may affect the body in different ways.

Just my own thoughts on this - not based on scientific research other than the fact about changing surface proteins.
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   Posted 2/8/2009 3:44 AM (GMT -6)   
I agree with all the above. Also, when one "germ" is hiding out, another can "come out" and express itself. So many scenarios are possible. This is a complicated set of illnesses. Best wishes. bablymers mom
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