I see a cardiologist once a year.
I've had a murmur for many many years. My LLMD put me on Cipro for a while and had to have a stress test before taking it to make sure my heart could handle it. That's how potent Cipro is. It also causes tendinitis and rupture. Also had an echo-cardiogram that showed the murmur. That was actually pretty cool to see.
I was on Rifampin that gave me a massive herx that sent me to the ER with tachycardia and PVC's on my EKG. All they did was watch me. They Thought I was just having a reaction from Vicodin I took. ER doc's don't like it too much when you have to explain to them whats going on with you.
Then I saw my cardiologist last December because I was having very intense PVC's (that are actually PAC's; atrial not ventricular). It felt like my heart was jumping out of my chest then rebounding so forcefully it felt like a rubber band snapping. My cardiologist said there was nothing he could do about it and it didn't concern him.
If I'm remembering right, cranial nerve 7 is affected by lyme. It's the "heart nerve' controlling the electrical signals. Maybe with die off in the brain it further irritates that nerve that then affects heart rhythm?
My LLMD has since given me Bi-Carb formula (Klaire Labs) for the intense tachycardia if I have it again. I haven't had to use it thankfully. So don't know if it would work. But now that I'm thinking about it, it should try it for the forceful PAC's? You shouldn't try anything like this though unless you have a cardiologist. It could drop your blood pressure too low.
Most doc's wont see tachycardia on an EKG as being abnormal unless it's over 180 bpm that's not changing. They don't understand Lyme's affects on the heart. So you should try to get a Cardiologist that's at least willing to read up and familiarize himself with Lyme.
Print up some info for him/her when you go in, if you have too. I did that when seeing a psychotherapist for the first time. She was appreciative not having to do the research herself. It also gave her keywords to look up for further info.
11/07 symptoms start
7/4/08 IGenX LD positive,gluten sensitivity,low magn, low WBC's,+yeast/bacteria/tapeworm/roundworm, EBV,HHV,CMV,Parvo,
7/25/08 started on Biaxin
9/08 IGenX co-infections neg, but probable Bart, Bab, Erhl
11/08 Biaxin,Plaquenil,Cipro, Artemisinin,3 probiotics,Transfer Immune, Bcomplex,MultiVit,omega3,magnesium,
1/29/09 Added: Rifampin 600mg- Ehrl, Lomatium 15dropsBID-parvo, andrographis 15dropsBID (super yuck!)-LD, Alinia-cryptosporidium.
12/2009 stopped pharma abx. Using mostly Nutramedix herbs. Having Neurobiofeedback for chronic brain inflammation.