A Cortizone shot for my tennis elbow was what triggered my LD to rear it's ugly head. If I had to do it all over again I wouldn't do it. It did lead me to finally get tested for LD (pos. WB) so I guess it was a blessing in disguise! The shot helped very little, the doctor also put me on Rx strength Naproxen (basically a double dose around the clock) which masked the symptoms for 10 days and then all hell broke loose. The ONLY thing that helped my Tendinitis was when I went on a low dose of Doxy, my Tendinitis was greatly reduced and I was able to use my arm again. I truly believe that the shot got the LD going in high gear.
2001 symptoms started:
Tingling in fingers and toes both sides, not tested at that time for LD
2007 Summer tested pos. WB, diagnosed with LD, tested neg for co-infections thru Igenex
Abx - Doxy 100mg 2x/day for 3 weeks (before diagnosis)
Amoxicillin 1gm 2x/day for 1 month
Amoxicillin 1gm 3x/day with Probenecid 500mg 2x/day 5 months
Currently on Dr. Zhang's protocol stopped Zhang's after 6 months symptoms returned. Started Buhner's protocol May 2009