Pain below ribs/ left hand side

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LilaJ
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   Posted 12/6/2017 3:45 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi
I'm getting crazy twinges below my ribs ,is it Bart playing up?
I have a hernia( crazy at 55) recently diagnosed, but this discomfort is weird
Feel very tender and hot
Any suggestions?!?
Thanks

countingstarsx
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   Posted 12/6/2017 5:05 PM (GMT -7)   
Your spleen is on that side. It wouldn't be uncommon for someone with lyme / EBV to have a swollen spleen. I have the same pains and was checked out at acute care, but the doc said my spleen was normal. I was in the ER yesterday and they incidentally found that my spleen is enlarged when they did a CT for something else.

Aurora2013
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   Posted 12/6/2017 5:57 PM (GMT -7)   
HI Lila,

I have had sporadic rib pain for the last few years. Sometimes it feels like it's on the underside of my rib and can ache quite a bit. Not exactly sure what is causing it but I am being treat for Bart, Lyme and babesia.

LilaJ
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   Posted 12/7/2017 2:25 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks for those suggestions.
Spleen sounds a bit scary,l didn't realise it could affect organs as well as the headaches skin and mood/ stress stuff.
Is there any treatment for the spleen.?!
Aurora- are you on antibiotics and herbals too? Is it helping? I need to see my GP and beg for some antibiotics but the tests came back negative ( UK) so am not sure they'll prescribe...
Hope your healing is starting...

Aurora2013
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   Posted 12/7/2017 3:18 AM (GMT -7)   
Lila,

I have been treating aggressively for the last 4.5 years with antibiotics and a few herbals interspersed simultaneously with the antibiotics. I have made it to about 60/65 percent but still have a great deal of painful neurological issues. I have just changed doctors and I am trying to switch to herbals but it is not easy for me as my neuropathy rages when cutting back on the antibiotics. As a result I am missing quite a bit of work. Have you thought about possibly having blood work done at another lab? I have heard that there is one in California that is more accurate than the standard tests endorsed by the cdc/IDSA. It's been a difficult battle to be sure thus far but I am hopeful that I can continue to heal. I truly hope you are able to find a go who will treat you sooner than later and please keep fighting the good fight!

countingstarsx
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   Posted 12/7/2017 7:44 AM (GMT -7)   
Yes, lyme can definitely affect your organs -- heart, spleen, liver are ones I have heard the most about. The doctors at the ER I was at were not particularly concerned about my spleen. I have read about Buhner herbs that are spleen protecting, but I don't take any.

LilaJ
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   Posted 12/7/2017 12:35 PM (GMT -7)   
Oh my, this is a long fight then
I have the name of a Llmd in the UK and also it's been suggested I have blood tests done in Germany ( by a UK based Lyme support group).
I will start researching the herbs and antibiotics protocols,and aim to see the Llmd early next year.
Thanks, for all the advice, sharing, suggestions
It makes a huge difference to the isolation l can feel at times.

KB69
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   Posted 12/7/2017 2:17 PM (GMT -7)   
Lila, please don't feel isolated. We're always here to lend a kind ear, offer suggestions when we can and support when we can't.

I, too, have had this intermittent pain under my left rib. I mentioned it to my LLMD early on and he was not overly concerned. I have had a full blood panel done (several, at this point), and I'm sure your doctor will check on basic blood and metabolic functions when you see him/her.

Do know that the tests for Lyme and co-infections can be quite unreliable. I tested negative for Babesia, but had the classic symptoms. It wasn't until I treated for Babesia that I began to make any progress. So, finding a good LLMD is an important first step (along with your own building your own knowledge and understanding).

Hang in there.

LilaJ
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   Posted 12/7/2017 2:59 PM (GMT -7)   
Thank you so much! The support from here is sooooo good, l really appreciate your input!, 😊

magoo2
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   Posted 12/7/2017 5:06 PM (GMT -7)   
Try a colonic or two.
I had pain there for weeks ended up in er-my doc suggest colonics and I did one today. Seems
like it helped greatly
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