can someone please HELP me???

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   Posted 10/3/2009 3:18 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi my mom and I both have Lyme and co-infections me for 8 years and her for 1. We both got acupuncture today and ever since she looks really weird. She feels like her lips/face are swelling and is exausted, her neck pain(which is why she got acupuncture) is worse and she feels like she has bells palsy(which is one of her symptoms). The only think she took was her Ketek which she has taken before so I dont think it is an allergic reaction. She just looks sick and weird. Could acupuncture make you worse or bring on a herx? Could it be a herx from the Ketek and its just a coincidence? I'm worried what could it be please help me soon!!!

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   Posted 10/3/2009 4:00 PM (GMT -7)   
I would call the acupuncturist ASAP and ask what you should do. If that doesn't work, call her LLDr or her Primary dr.... if all else fails, go to the emergency room. I've had a couple of "scary" symptoms/side effects and I think it's better to find out what is or isn't wrong... and then you and your Mom won't be worrying so much on top of everything else.

I'm so sorry that you are going through this.
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   Posted 10/3/2009 8:18 PM (GMT -7)   
I agree with Jelaine. I know for me, acupuncture really worked well when combined with Chinese herbs, although I did herx from it - it's NEVER a bad thing to check on those bad reactions, or herxs.

Please let us know how the two of your are doing as soon as you are up to posting again.

I am also very sorry for what you & your Mom are going through.
It's been said:LD patients can be as ill as people w/ congest. heart failure & in as much pain as post-op patients.
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