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Hi Karen, welcome to the board!

I am sorry your husband has Lyme but it is good he will be starting treatment. I have a few questions. Is he seeing a Lyme knowledgable doctor? Was he tested for the co-infections ticks can transmit--Babesiosis, Ehrlichiosis (HME & HGE), Bartonella, and Mycoplasma? This is important because many people who have Lyme are co-infected. It may affect treatment choice and progress.

Many people who have Lyme have these symptoms. Heart palpitations can also be from Babesiosis. Does he ever have night sweats and/or shortness of breath?

Many people have good success with IV treatment. How long is the doctor prescribing for? Which med and dose? Will he have a PICC line put in? If so, there is a great product you can get so he can shower without getting the site wet. It is called a mid-arm protector and you can get it at Brown Medical.

There are several people on this board who are currently on IV. They have a post called "PICC line people." You may want to read that.

Tell you husband to hang in there okay? He is not alone! He is lucky to have you looking out for him.

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