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   Posted 1/4/2018 6:29 PM (GMT -6)   
So this is second go round with 90%+ recovery from lyme.

Both times when I've reached this stage and it felt like I'm very close to the finish line I get significant skin break outs.

I don't mean a rash but pimples and acne, like I'm 13 going through puberty again. The "good news" is the first time this stage of healing happened after it was over I reached "symptom free". This lyme puberty last 2-3 months. I'm in month 2 of this right now.

But my question is what about lyme can cause this? I'm asking from more a scientific biological stand point. I ask because maybe I can figure out a way to lessen this symptom.

I've been thinking about what has changed over the last couple months and the only thing I can think of is I've cut my carb intake in half. So it could be fungal die off (even on the skin).

Another thing I've heard before is it's detoxing. But more specifically it's actually the last layer of detoxing your body has, the skin. So this is actually a "good" thing.

It may be a good thing but it doesn't look good. A 34 year old man going through puberty again.

Thoughts? Advice?
Lyme (Igenex) - Positive IFA and WB bands 23, 31, 41
Ehrlichia (Igenex)
Mycoplasma (Labcorp) - Score: 595

ABX Treatment: 03/2016-04/2016; 7/2017-9/2017
Buhner Protocol for Lyme and Mycoplasma: May 2016 - Dec. 2016; 8/2017 - Present

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   Posted 1/4/2018 7:22 PM (GMT -6)   
Well, they say your skin is a looking glass into your body. Is the acne all over? I recently have been breaking out just on my temples. Really, very weird. It seems better since I've been taking desmopressin every other day for urinary issues (shoemaker protocol).

Maybe a sauna session to help the detox along?

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   Posted 1/4/2018 7:24 PM (GMT -6)   
Could be detox, but if it's coming out of your skin it may mean your liver is taxed. Might want to look into that.

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   Posted 1/4/2018 11:44 PM (GMT -6)   
Could be your testosterone or DHEA coming back online. Do you need to shave more? Hair on your back?

Your hormones might have been so taxed, that they finally are able to function.

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   Posted 1/5/2018 12:15 AM (GMT -6)   
This is normal as explained by some LLMD's. You just killed most of the bacteria in your body. Your "toxified" , and prob need to detox better.

The debris will get out anyway possible, even through your skin. The remainder of bacteria is also fighting for a land grab- on your skin. It was there before, but balanced. The re-balancing takes time. I would suggest eliminating all milk products and possibly gluten at this time as well, because, for a while, your skin will be a teen again.

Wisco woman
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Date Joined Oct 2017
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   Posted 1/7/2018 9:50 PM (GMT -6)   
I noticed that I started to break out on my chest and back quite a bit once starting new antibiotics. I asked my lyme doc if it was a reaction to the pills and she said it was the Bart dieing from the antibiotics. She gave me some other medication to prevent it. It helps a little but I've had sone chest and back acne since September. I too have been feeling a lot better and wondered if I was just getting rid of the end of some toxins. I only do the sauna once a week. But I drink lots of water and take lot's of detoxing herbs and suppliments. All I can say is keep detoxing to purge all these demons from your body. 😊 oh and im a 28 year old who teaches high school students. I feel your pain because it's sad when your high school students have clearer skin than you do.
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