As promised a "quick" presentation,
I am 55 years old, work near Paris in a computer startup and have a nice family life, living for more than 30 years with the mother of my 2 children (26 and 10 years old). I'll try to be short and as objective as possible in my explanations, thank you for your attention and especially for your patience.
I have big health problems for about
four months (April) with a significant and unexplained loss of weight of more than 12kg in a few months and extreme tiredness times.
After many examinations in May following this weight loss:
- Scanner thoracic / abdominal / pelvic
- Hepatic MRI (following nodules discovered in the scanner)
- Endoscopy and colonoscopy (not just removal of polyps)
- The 03/05 negative urinalysis and normal blood analysis except glucose to 1.16g / l
- The 21/05 Serology HIV, Treponematoses, Hepatitis B and C, all negative
- The 21/05 serology Lyme borreliosis (IgG> 5UA / ml, IgM Negative Search, IgM index of 0.25)
Concluding: "Lyme serology Negative not to invalidate clinical suspicion of Lyme borreliosis"
- The 4/06 Blood test normal except blood glucose and cholesterol 1.22 to 2.18, my doctor explained that my body had "consumed all its fat."
For completeness, I should add he was also affected by the loss of my father who passed away in early May of this year at age 85. For the first time in my life, my doctor prescribed me 30 days off and by putting me on antidepressants for 3 weeks (Paroxetine) to treat a probable depression but without significant improvement after theese 3 weeks.
My weight dropped from 84kg to 72kg in three months (and from 89kg to 84kg and 6 months before) I am now stabilized at around 74kg but without managing to overcome. My fatigue states fluctuated since, from very high fatigue to moderate fatigue.
On 15 July my wife pointed out a concentric red halo under my left armpit only, but central spot. As the halo was not disappearing and gradually migrating outwards from the armpit getting bigger, I consult my doctor prescribed me an antifungal ointment (ketoderme).
Photo 15/07: /www.yogile.com/ivuy4h6k/09183512l/share/?vt=513O7eX
Photo of 17/07: /www.yogile.com/ivuy4h6k/09183510l/share/?vt=513O7eX
A second halo appears one week after start of treatment on the abdomen and also begins to migrate gradually.
Friday July 29 I consult a dermatologist who diagnosed Lyme and give me Doxycycline 200mg for 14 days. What surprised me was the level of certainty displayed by the dermatology about
After 4 days of treatment halos have completely disappeared...
He prescribed again a serology for Lyme borreliosis, saying it was not necessarily useful and could even be negative but that this won’t question his diagnosis.
Wednesday 3/08, I got the results from the lab and they were positive. The lab had requested further analysis to a specialized laboratory in Paris (this is the procedure in France, the first test is call “ELISA”, and you have the benefit of another test call “western blot” only if the “ELISA” test is positive). Even if we know that “ELISA” is not good, if you are “ELISA” negative you won’t have the chance to get the “western Blot”.
I do not know what to think but what I know for sure :
I had a tick on holiday in the Est of France (Jura, near Germany) in July 2004, kept for about
2 days, plenty of blood (I thought I had a mole ...), then removed with an extractor without memory of having a halo or special redness.
I had also for nearly 4 years (2012):
- An irritable bowel syndrome with some painful weeks from sunrise until late morning (have of nearby toilets). A colonoscopy done in 2014 had revealed nothing abnormal. Paradoxically, this problem is mitigated to almost disappear since my weight loss.
- Rheumatic type Pain in the shoulder and neck, muscular pain in the right arm and forearm
- Renal colic (1 per year for 4 years) sometimes requiring hospitalization (presence of calculi in the kidneys)
I have also for nearly 8 years (and this is for me today the most annoying)
- A nocturia (overactive bladder (OAB)) who wake up every hour. My problem is not urinating at night, but the quality of my sleep and recovery. To try to manage my nights I take since several years now Tamsulosin (0.4mg LP) to treat mild prostatic hypertrophy and Temestat (0.1mg) to facilitate my re falling asleep.
I had a neuromodulator bladder in January 2014, removed after 3 months because no significant effect but generating very strong sciatic pain (I took Ixprim & Tramadol). Today the doctors propose as an alternative botulinum toxin injections into the bladder to renew every six months, I hesitate ...
I would really like to know if my “idiomatic overactive bladder” can be explained by my Lyme ?
Reading the forum, I realize that my issues are very few comparing to over people, so I apologize for this long post and I wish the best for all of you.
Post Edited (mongien) : 8/8/2016 7:39:52 AM (GMT-6)