Burning back pain - left side

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Creekside1
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   Posted 4/18/2018 1:31 PM (GMT -6)   
I was treated for Lyme in 2013 and haven't had any problems for 3 years, until January - I had terrible shoulder, neck and jaw pain that lasted for 3 mths and then went away.
A few weeks ago I started having fire-like burning left side back pain (in the large muscle that is to the left of your spine, at bra strap level). I didn't have this burning back pain with previous Lyme.

My Dr. hasn't ordered any labs, but is assuming it's the Lyme returning, based on my symptoms.
She has prescribed:
Antibiotics (3 mths max) - Doxy & Cefdinir (7 days a week) and Flagyl (2 days a week).
Herbs - Biocidin
Probiotics
Argentyn 23
For Herx - Bolymex, H2 Absorb and Glutathione

I'm concerned about taking this heavy dose of antibiotics without any lab workup (what if it's not Lyme?). Dr. says we will do labs in 8 weeks. Anybody else have this symptom with lyme??


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Girlie
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   Posted 4/18/2018 2:24 PM (GMT -6)   
I have burning back pain - mostly on my upper left side - around the bra/shoulder blade area.

I can't attribute mine to one particular muscle...as it encompasses a large area, including my left arm/hand.


How long was your previous treatment in 2013? And was it just lyme , or did you treat bartonella and Babesia?

I wouldn't worry about three months of antibiotics. It's more risky IMO to not treat and have the infection grow.

The lyme testing won't necessarily tell you if it's lyme/co's causing symptoms. We can test positive on a WB even if we're in remission...and can test negative even if we've got active infection.

PCR - if you get a positive..then you'll know...but if you get a negative...it could easily be a false one.
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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

Girlie
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Date Joined May 2014
Total Posts : 32601
   Posted 4/18/2018 2:27 PM (GMT -6)   
I see that you posted in 2016 - with some questions - including the burning back pain - did you go back on treatment then?
Moderator, Lyme Forum
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

hannahrdog
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Date Joined Feb 2017
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   Posted 4/18/2018 9:44 PM (GMT -6)   
same here.....i was to the muscle is the paraspinal muscle

WalkingbyFaith
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Date Joined Aug 2017
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   Posted 4/19/2018 7:13 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi there. I just read your post and wanted to offer my opinion. I noticed the only symptoms you mentioned were shoulder, neck, and jaw pain followed by burning back pain. While it certainly could be Lyme related, it could also be related to a back or pinched nerve issue. If I were you, I would be thoroughly evaluated with X-rays or MRI (whatever is used) to see if there is an issue with the spine, a disc, a pinched nerve, etc, before assuming Lyme and restarting treatment.

If it turns out it isn't Lyme, treating it as if it were could open up a can of worms, not to mention cause wasted time, money, and worry.
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