Skin disorders w/ Lyme: red sores all over legs.

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   Posted 6/30/2010 8:31 PM (GMT -7)   
Well, here I am again. And here is another question I neglected to ask my new Dr.  In my history and list of symptoms I provided to him, I wrote 'Please see my ankles' because they are red-purple w/ huge, dark spider veins, lumpy veins,  dark purple (almost black) spots (in veins) and red, squiggly lines down into my feet.  And then at that time I remembered to pull my skirt up and show him my legs - as pathetic as they are -- I don't even shave them anymore -- they will never again see the light of day.
 
Anyway, around 2 yrs ago (maybe a little earlier) I started getting red bumps on my legs. (along w/ all my beautiful spider veins) I"m sure I should have gone to a derm or something, but I knew of a couple of people who had 'red bumps' on their legs and the Drs could not find anything wrong. Just one of those things.
 
Well, mine are increasing and are turning into sores. Often they itch, but could be from dry skin.
 
I know there are skin disorders w/ Lyme and am wondering if anyone has these or knows about these. I have a call into my LLMD, asking if I should just wait and see if abx clears them up or if I should go to a regular Dr with them.
 
They suck.....
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   Posted 6/30/2010 8:55 PM (GMT -7)   
bummer,

I read somewhere about this and can't REMEMBER where.


LYME + are you taking blood thinner? have you been checked for thick blood.
Now i have to find where I saw something about what you are describing.
I think that info is in my old computer that i emptied and sold to someone so I could
pay for my Heparin this month ..HA HA. funny but not.

but I think some of what your are describing is THICK blood related. but not entirely.

the thick blood causes a lot of complications.
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   Posted 7/1/2010 7:44 AM (GMT -7)   

Thanks, Bucci, will have to look into this. Received message from Dr office, he thinks not related to lyme. Said to see how it was 3 wks into abx and if not better, call a derm. will check into the thick blood too, because mine probably is.

thanks!


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   Posted 7/2/2010 3:21 PM (GMT -7)   
Lyme,

I have red dots all over my legs too. I've been having them now for a few months and I am not on treatment. I am not sure where they came from. They are ugly. I've never had trouble with my skin. I've always had nice skin, and now this. Some look like they are under the skin, like a blood vessel would have popped, but the color is reddish/purple. The others are on the skin and look more like a rash but never go away, and they are smaller. I've never seen anything like it before and I think I will show my primary the next time I go in.
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   Posted 7/2/2010 10:15 PM (GMT -7)   
Thank you, CG. Please let me know what your Doc says. Some are itchy, but not all of them. The itching could be due to very dry skin. AND there is a lot more blood showing -- meaning, they look like open sores now, not just red spots.
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   Posted 10/9/2011 8:41 PM (GMT -7)   
Ms. Cranberry, I have not yet found an answer to this. The spidery veins, which are now mostly black and blue -- w/ some purple, are now traveling down into my feet. And I still have sores all over my legs -- some are red spots and some are sores.

Recently, I was on a Chronic Epstein-Barr virus forum. I had/have many question about CEBV. There was one member who thanked me for bringing up Lyme disease, because she also believes reactivation of this virus is caused by Lyme. Anyway, we got to talking and I told her about my sores. (and I have red spots all over my arms that are mostly just random red spots).

I had posted questions regarding my mental state, as well, because I know the CEBV can cause deep/ major depression, which I have and which I strongly believe is physically caused. I also often feel psycho, bipolar, ADD, & suicidal. She told me that these skin problems and mental problems are often caused by Bartonella.

So, first, I have gotten a lab order for Bartonella and we will see.

Like Ms. Cranberry, If anyone has or recognizes these symtoms PLEASE LET US KNOW!

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   Posted 10/10/2011 12:26 AM (GMT -7)   
Great find, Miss Cranberry,

There's something new to learn about this disease all the time!

I would point out they are saying that one name for the disease pictured is "Pick-Herxheimer". It is caused by Lyme disease but is not necessarily part of the Jarisch-Herheimer reaction we more familiarly refer to as a "herxheimer".

Saying that, the herxheimer reaction does include the exacerbation of skin lesions -- so looks like you are right on target.

Glad you found this! So hope this passes soon.
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   Posted 10/10/2011 8:41 AM (GMT -7)   
As I read it, the disease is called by two names: Acrodermatitis Chronica Atrophicans Herxheimer and Pick-Herxheimer. That would indicate to me that Dr Pick and Dr Herxheimer discovered it or described it. Neither of those two names is particularly catchy, wouldn't you say?!

Anyway, more and more Lyme doctors in the US are finding the European strains of the disease cropping up. So I wouldn't rule it out. The birds that carry ticks do not divest themselves of their cargo at the border, I assure you!!

So glad you did this research, Miss Cranberry. It has explained a lot to me.
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   Posted 10/10/2011 9:18 AM (GMT -7)   
I have this, particularly on my feet and my hands. I have had it for several years now, so I guess mine is very slowly progressing.

The open wounds that were mentioned though - have you checked into Morgellons? This site has some good info and some good pics of the wounds that this can cause: www.drjoneskids.com/. Scroll down until you see "Morgellons" on the right side of the screen.

Hope this helps!
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