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RottenDog
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   Posted 5/18/2009 4:42 PM (GMT -7)   
i whent  to  my PCP for the burning and tingking and pain in my fingers and he gave me this for it. Metanx
 
Thank You,
   RD
                                                                                                                 
 
still looking for answers
 


veromia333
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   Posted 5/18/2009 5:18 PM (GMT -7)   
How Does Metanx® Work?
Every complication that develops in diabetes is related to circulatory disease, and nitric oxide plays a significant role in that process.

Metanx® helps to improve circulation by increasing endogenous nitric oxide levels.1
Lack of protective sensation is the number one predictor of lower-extremity ulcerations and amputation.

Metanx® has been shown to improve/restore protective sensation and vibratory sensation in patients with diabetic peripheral neuropathy (DPN).2
Elevated homocysteine is a significant risk factor for impaired wound healing in patients with chronic lower extremity ulcerations.

Metanx® has been shown to effectively metabolize homocysteine in patients with chronic lower-extremity ulcerations and restore wound healing processes.3
The majority of painful DPN symptoms include numbness and tingling due to lack of sensation. Only 10-25% of patients with DPN experience painful symptoms. Current DPN therapies only target the painful symptoms while the underlying disease state progresses.

Metanx® targets the underlying disease process and helps to improve sensation by increasing blood flow and supporting neurofunction as myelinogenesis and peripheral nerve repair.4,5
In the begining there was no Lyme. And the line is faded not showing where it came in. I became a new Mother and my Lyme decided to show itself. They said my blood tests were normal nothing was wrong. My swollen elephant like knee and finger and the unbelieveable back pain was just low vitamin D. I had a butterfly rash years before. When I told the rheumatologist I had the butterfly rash he said a key sentence. A butterfly rash is only present in lupus or Lyme disease. Well lupus pain is not in the back. i finally realized all the warning signs I had before. Bell's palsey, weight loss as if I had no muscle on my bones anymore. And much more text book lyme symptoms. Now I pressed on. To a Lyme doc, after a nice run around and a lot of there is nothing wrong with you and a recomendation to counceling, He said Veronica this is Lyme and I am going to treat you. Now he knows and I know, Lets get it on paper. Getting the Flow Cytometry test. What kept me pressing on in the face of such amazing and eye opening adversidy is the baby! I had Lyme while I was pregnant Luckily I know I was not infected while pregnant. She is 19 months now and healthy. I am watching her with an eagle eye. God Bless everyone. Love Veronica.
P.S We are the ones who know about Lyme not the doctors. Isnt that just mad. Backwards . Alice in wonderland.


Razzle
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   Posted 5/18/2009 6:39 PM (GMT -7)   
Vitamin B12, Vitamin B6 and Folic Acid do the same thing.
-Razzle
Chronic Lyme Disease, Gluten & Sulfite Sensitivity, Many Food/Inhalant/Medication/Chemical Allergies & Intolerances, Asthma, Gut issues (dysmotility, non-specific inflammation), UCTD ("Secondary Lupus-Like Syndrome"), Osteoporosis, Pancytopenia, chronic malabsorption/malnutrition, etc.; G-Tube; Currently TPN-dependent.
Meds:  Zofran, Pulmicort, Heparin (to flush PICC line), Claritin, Colloidal Silver (used topically), IV Milk Thistle, probiotics.


RottenDog
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   Posted 5/18/2009 8:46 PM (GMT -7)   
Thank you veromia333 an Razzle

so go you thing its a good thing to take or not? i'm not the kind of person to take meds.as it is i had to get 3 of those pill box things today so i can keep up with it.and i used to never take anything till i thought i was dying such as asprin. i used to say if i had to take a pill a day to live i wouldnt make it, boy was i kidding myself there.

the Dr. did some more blood work on me, 1 for b12 deficiency, not sure what else he is checking tho. he also told me that i should go thro with the spinal tap, they want to see what stage of lymes i have by it.
i dont knwo but in all my reading in here and other pkaces i have yet to see anything about lyme stages.has anyone else heard of it? he said there is like 3 or 4 stages to lymes
as of yet i am not getting any treatment for lymes, just different meds for symtoms, joint pain, muasl spasums, migrans, burning and tingling in my fingers, drops for my eyes and virtago. lets see what this week brings me cause its something new each week now.

wishing everyone well soon.
   RD
                                                                                                                 
 
still looking for answers
 


Razzle
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   Posted 5/18/2009 9:31 PM (GMT -7)   
I would choose the B vitamins over the prescription any day, personally. They are safer, and a deficiency of B12 and/or of Folic Acid can cause permanent nerve damage if the deficiency is not corrected. Most MD's here in the US won't treat a mild B12 deficiency, when in fact the deficiency may be worse than they think - our normal range for B12 here is still considered deficient in Japan, for example.

I also wouldn't bother with the lumbar puncture - tests for Lyme on CSF fluid are typically very inaccurate according to what I have read. And what stage you are at does not affect treatment. If your symptoms and labs aren't enough to get them to treat you, then it might be time for a second opinion...
-Razzle
Chronic Lyme Disease, Gluten & Sulfite Sensitivity, Many Food/Inhalant/Medication/Chemical Allergies & Intolerances, Asthma, Gut issues (dysmotility, non-specific inflammation), UCTD ("Secondary Lupus-Like Syndrome"), Osteoporosis, Pancytopenia, chronic malabsorption/malnutrition, etc.; G-Tube; Currently TPN-dependent.
Meds:  Zofran, Pulmicort, Heparin (to flush PICC line), Claritin, Colloidal Silver (used topically), IV Milk Thistle, probiotics.


veromia333
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   Posted 5/18/2009 10:20 PM (GMT -7)   
1 Symptoms
1.1 Stage 1 – Early localized infection
1.2 Stage 2 – Early disseminated infection
1.3 Stage 3 – Late persistent infection systemic
In the begining there was no Lyme. And the line is faded not showing where it came in. I became a new Mother and my Lyme decided to show itself. They said my blood tests were normal nothing was wrong. My swollen elephant like knee and finger and the unbelieveable back pain was just low vitamin D. I had a butterfly rash years before. When I told the rheumatologist I had the butterfly rash he said a key sentence. A butterfly rash is only present in lupus or Lyme disease. Well lupus pain is not in the back. i finally realized all the warning signs I had before. Bell's palsey, weight loss as if I had no muscle on my bones anymore. And much more text book lyme symptoms. Now I pressed on. To a Lyme doc, after a nice run around and a lot of there is nothing wrong with you and a recomendation to counceling, He said Veronica this is Lyme and I am going to treat you. Now he knows and I know, Lets get it on paper. Getting the Flow Cytometry test. What kept me pressing on in the face of such amazing and eye opening adversidy is the baby! I had Lyme while I was pregnant Luckily I know I was not infected while pregnant. She is 19 months now and healthy. I am watching her with an eagle eye. God Bless everyone. Love Veronica.
P.S We are the ones who know about Lyme not the doctors. Isnt that just mad. Backwards . Alice in wonderland.

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