Bio-identical hormone replacement therapy and LD symptoms?

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   Posted 2/3/2010 4:16 PM (GMT -7)   
I am just starting my bio-ident. HRT and was wondering if anyone that has tried it has noticed any change in their symptoms?  The doctor I'm seeing for this does alot of "alternative" style treatments it seems, but I don't think he is on the "Lyme Bandwagon".  I wasn't sure if I wanted to tell him about my lyme, but I decided I should give him a complete history including the lyme and let him do what he wants with the info.  He wasn't negative, but I do think he believes that it is something other than lyme causing my symptoms.  I would really love for him to be right.  My joint pain has recently increased.   In addition to the HRT, he is having me take hydrocordisone,  high potency multi vitamin, glucosamine, L Theanine, DHEA, 5HTP, Tyrosine.

01 Tingling in fingers/toes both sides, not tested at that time for LD
07 Summer pos. WB, diag with LD, 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 
Dr. Zhang's protocol stopped after 6 months symptoms returned.  Started Buhner's protocol May 2009

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   Posted 2/3/2010 6:32 PM (GMT -7)   
I was misdiagnosed as being menopausal for four years. No one would listen to me. I love my gyno but she doesn't know lyme and alot of the symptoms are the same. However, I knew if this was menopause there would be alot more suicides. I am on HRT patch. I think my hormones were totally out of whack from the lyme. my estrogen level was non-existent so the patch was good for obvious reasons. Even though gyno swore I was postmenopausal, my period has come back now that i have been on antiobiotics for 8 months, even though dr. says ovaries are tiny. I think lyme affects every single system so strongly that it throws everything out of whack. I am just very fortunate for as crazy as I was going with symptoms, that I did not get as bad as some others. I do think adding hormones back into the picture does help the body deal with that aspect anyway.
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