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   Posted 3/29/2010 1:05 PM (GMT -7)   
My wife was diagnosed with Lyme about 3 years ago. We saw a LLMD and he had her on Cefuroxime Axetil 500mg 2x a day. Was on it till all symptoms disappeared and then some. She has been great till last week, seems like we are right back to square one. We have an appointment, but not till April 29. Any ideas on how to ease her pain for now? Its tough sitting by and seeing someone suffer and not being able to do something.
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   Posted 3/29/2010 1:15 PM (GMT -7)   
When you say she is suffering, do you mean that she is in pain? If so, is there anyway that she can get in to see her GP and get on pain medicine until she sees the LLMD? Her GP may also be able to start her on antibiotics until she sees the LLMD.

Doing a detox bath will also help relax her body and muscles. She can also try Magnesium Citrate to help relax the body and help her sleep better.

If it's pain related, I've just discovered a natural supplement called Arnica Montana that also helps with pain. You can get this at your local health food store.

I hope this helps.
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   Posted 3/29/2010 9:02 PM (GMT -7)   
Nettles herb is also wonderful for joint pain. Stephen Harrod Buhner, a Lyme-literate herbologist, recommends 1500mg/day for joint pain. I took it for a week with good results, and then stopped, but the pain relief lasted an additional 4 weeks!

Another thing I find helpful for pain (wandering leg pains, restless legs syndrome, hand pain) is another homeopathic remedy called Causticum. This remedy can be found at a local health food store or online.

Epsom salt bath soaks also can be very soothing to the pain of Lyme, as well as helping with detoxing. It is the toxins from the Lyme that causes a lot of our symptoms, so when we detox, the symptoms usually get less intense or go away altogether.

I hope this is helpful...Take care,
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   Posted 4/1/2010 1:34 PM (GMT -7)   
Thank you for the help, picked up the nettle and the Arnica Montana so we will see how this goes. I asked about Causticum and they did not know what it was??? Will research more very hectic right now.

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   Posted 4/2/2010 6:22 PM (GMT -7)   
how long was your wife on the ceftin?

has anyone read what Fry labs says about the magnesium and biofilms?

I was given causticum by my homeopath doctor as a constitutional remedy for myasms .
It helped me a lot for depression but from what i don't know about homeopath meds is that it is given in
different frequencies? like 110 or 200 or just 6

i don't know much about it other than when I get a good doctor who can nail the right remedy it is incredible how well it works.

I was first treated with medorhinum 200c at my doctors office and instantly lifte my depressio and all the chatter in my head but it also kind of made me tooo happy and would be crashing crying in couple days or even next day.
I remember him saying it is either causticum or medorrhinum.

I later was diagnosed by a homeopath who used the biomeridian machine and she gave me causticum 110c.

she said she likes to use the biomeridian machine because it leaves out the guess work and if you have to rely too much on the answers the patient gives to all the questions and without years of experience and even still the accuracy was not at good as the biomeridian diagnosis.

On the causticum my depressin lifted, I am not flying as high as I was on the medorhinnium but i am calm. i was told to take it only on Sunday. and now the doctor said now that it is working that I can stop it because she didn't want me to be relying on it and to see if what I had a taken had made enough of the adjustment.

Just sharing my experience with homeopath. I realy don't knw much about it.
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   Posted 4/2/2010 6:25 PM (GMT -7)   
I would recomend getting your wife a portable  infarred  sauna. Check out ebay, that's where I ordered mine from.
 They are great for pain and

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   Posted 4/5/2010 2:21 PM (GMT -7)   
Ordered tetracycline 500 mg from edrugnet in the UK. Dose will be up to 1500 mg gradually. Still awaiting a cancellation from the LLMD so we can get in earlier. Could not afford the Cefuroxime with no script, my insurance will pay that if MD prescribes it. Took on the responsibility of taking care of my 83 year old uncle and now this, ready too crack.

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   Posted 4/6/2010 1:45 PM (GMT -7)   
My wife got in to see our reg MD. We explained what was going on.....he looked confused when we told him she was dia with cronic lyme.....gave her a script for ceftin with 5 refills :-) way more than enough till we see our LLMD on the 29th. Things are a little brighter today. Lookin into a sauna for her, some on craigslist....
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