Discussion in 'Lyme Disease Archives' started by ANNXYZ, Sep 12, 2006.
Any input would be helpful !
Painful feet and sometimes legs is a red flag. But there are probably others its just that I can relate to feet problems so I have read up that is a bart problem.
When my son was tried on levaquin for suspected bartonella, he became hyperirritable and had hyperinsomnia, yet at the same time he felt something positive was happening mentally/cognitively... so strange! Anyway, he ultimately had to back off levaquin due to overherxing and probably an adverse reaction as well.
They tried it on him as his cognitive symptoms (memory, fog, etc) had not improved.
Here is a 'short symptom list'from anapsid.org about symptoms of all the different coinfections.
I don't see the more emotionally/cognitively based ones really listed for any but lyme - then again I'm guessing there's a huge overlap between them all:
Short Symptom List:
Lyme Disease & Common Co-Infections
Borrelia, Babesia, Bartonella, and Ehrlichia
The following symptoms were excerpted from Diagnostic Hints And Treatment Guidelines For Lyme And Other Tick Borne Illnesses,by Joseph J. Burrascano Jr., M.D. (Fourteenth Edition, November, 2002).
(Borreliosis, neuroborreliosis; also known as Lyme Disease)
Spread primarily though the bite of infected ticks that live on a wide range of mammalian species; secondary human-to-human transmission through semen, breast milk, and possibly in utero
Burning or stabbing sensations
Change in bowel function
Difficulty with concentration and reading
Difficulty with speech, writing
Difficulty finding words; name blocking
Disorientation: getting lost, going to wrong places
Disturbed sleep: too much, too little, fractionated, early awakening
Ears/Hearing: buzzing, ringing, ear pain, sound sensitivity
Exaggerated symptoms or worse hangover from alcohol
Eyes/Vision: double, blurry, increased floaters, light sensitivity
Facial paralysis (Bell's palsy)
Fatigue, tiredness, poor stamina
Heart valve prolapse
Increased motion sickness
Joint pain or swelling
Muscle pain or cramps
Neck creaks & cracks
Neck stiffness, pain
Poor short-term memory
Problem absorbing new information
Sexual dysfunction or loss of libido
Shortness of breath; cough
Stiffness of the joints or back
Twitching of the face or other muscles
Unavoidable need to sit or lay down
Unexplained breast pain
Unexplained fevers, sweats, chills or flushing
Unexplained hair loss
Unexplained menstrual irregularity'
Unexplained milk production
Unexplained weight loss or gain
Upset Stomach or abdominal pain
Babesia is a protozoan spread by ticks, blood transfusion, and in utero. Despite there being 13 known forms to date, current testing only looks for two of them.
Imbalance without true vertigo
(Bartonellosis, also known as cat scratch fever)
Spread by bites from infected ticks and in utero
abnormal liver enzymes
hemolysis with anemia
papular or angiomatous rash
weakened immune response
Bites from infected ticks
elevated liver enzymes
Thank you bunches
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