Thanks for that explanation. It is clear and concise but I have to admit, my brain fog is so severe lately that I've read it several times now and still trying to grasp and retain it.
I'm sure my GI is part of the whole picture with me. I'm still getting IBS and malabsorbtion issues even today
I feel like I have so much wrong with me between that, my eyes, adenals, mold, etc. And not even my llmd so far is helping with these issues. What you said makes sense too because if I've had Lyme and co for so long, why am I noticing more and more red spots show up just in the last year. Something just doesn't make sense here. That goes for a lot of my other symptoms too. Most are relatively recent.
Thanks again. I'm going to keep reading it until something sticks. This is so scary and frustrating.
You made me
when you said you don't count eyelashes because you're a guy. Thanks for that and the info!
Candida or some kind of overgrowth makes sense. Unfortunately, I'm currently on Medicare because I haven't been able to work at all so I'm not sure they would cover the bloodtest for candida. If so I would def like to take it. I think I probably had it long before I started abx. But the eye stuff is still relatively new. Didn't notice anything until around 4 or 5 months ago. I usually don't notice losing eyelashes either or I didn't until I was finding several every single day. Some eyebrow hairs too but mostly lashes. Either on my face every time I looked in a mirror there was one or I would be writing on paper and one would fall out right in front of me. I collected them for a couple days and actually took a picture. There was a BUNCH.
My eyes are always bloodshot and glassy looking now. Little red lines in them. Never had this before. Occasionally they will burn a little of feel irritated. I started connecting it to the Lyme when I got diagnosed because a couple days after starting abx I think it was one of my herx symptoms. It got very very severe where I had to lay down with a cool cloth over my eyes.
But now there's always white flakes and gunk coming out of my eye or around or stuck in my lashes or brows. I'm trying the coconut oil treatment but just started and so far hasn't made much of a difference. This is just one thing that's driving me crazy lately. I feel like none of the docs of any kind around here are going to be able to sort through all of this.
My llmd said to call them and let them know if I get a yeast infection. Well, that hasn't happened but I certainly think I may have it inside and it may be coming out of my eyes. I have no idea anymore. So sick of seeing lashes on my face all the time. Like a lot of my sx it freaks me out. I think I'm going to call the llmd, tell them I do have a yeast infection and maybe they will give me some diflucan to try. Sounds like that's what a lot of people here to. I'm just surprised he doesn't seem all that concerned about
candida. My gut has always been a problem and I read prednisone can cause or make it worse which I did unfortunately take earlier this year and that's when I really started the down slide with every single system in my body, including my stomach. I noticed the eyelash loss a couple months later.
Oh and I've def been avoiding sugar and carbs like the plague. Will continue that as well.