This post got me curious. Sorry for joining late this conversation, I didn't have energy to join the forum but I've been reading the posts for quite some time.
I was bit by a tick when I was 9 and developed almost all typical symptoms, flue in summer, heart palpitations, later knee pain and shooting pains in the upper right part of the body. By age of 11 I had sever scoliosis, sticking out right shoulder blade and severe weakness in right arm, had to use left hand. After two years of aggressive physical therapy I got better but still need to exercise on regular bases to keep scoliosis in check. A couple years ago I took prednisone for back pain and all the symptoms from 45 years ago returned. Again I couldn't lift and use my right arm. This made me think that my sudden development of scoliosis wasn't so coincident. When I googled Lyme and scoliosis I found this post.
This is quite interesting. What do you think about this?
It sounds like the prednisone squashed your immune function and the lyme flourished.
Taking steroid medications are generally contraindicated when treating a lyme infection...as they work by suppressing your immune system.
Have you recovered since?
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Symp started April/2013; Buhner's Lyme May 15-July24/14; Igenex pos. July 3/14
Doxy: July 4-Aug.24/14;Zithro July26-Aug24/14; Amox + Proben. Aug. 29/14;
added biaxin Sept. 26/14
Disc. amox,added Ceftin Nov. 20th.;
Disc. biaxin added Buhner bart herbs Dec/14;Jan/15 pulsing Tinda (w/ Ceftin);
Abx/herb break Apr-July/15; July-mino; Aug. added Rif;
Nov./15 mino - to biaxi