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Hi-
1) Can anyone tell me how long before I should start feeling better?
2) Is this really Lyme if there's been no improvement?

My doctor (Infectious Disease) has had me on Ceftin for over five weeks now (orallly). Said my symptoms sound like classic Lyme even though every Lyme test I've had has come back with negative results - ELISA, PCR, Quest.
It's the only thing that seems to fit the mystery of all the health issues.

Here are the main symptoms I've had for at least a year or more:
-Insomnia
-Ringing in ears with pain, pressure
-Light & sound sensitivity
-Burning pain in face, back & extremities
-Joint pain
-Feels like my jaw is coming unhinged
-Cognitive problems (brain fog, memory problems)
-Fatigue

I did have a bulls eye rash twelve years ago. My next appointment is still two weeks away and I'm just so anxious to feel better. Plus the bear is just unbearable.

Does this sound like Lyme to all of you? What else could it be?
I just want to be informed and pro-active.

Thanks,
Danni
[QUOTE=xoxoxox;3835235]Hi-
1) Can anyone tell me how long before I should start feeling better?
2) Is this really Lyme if there's been no improvement?

My doctor (Infectious Disease) has had me on Ceftin for over five weeks now (orallly). Said my symptoms sound like classic Lyme even though every Lyme test I've had has come back with negative results - ELISA, PCR, Quest.
It's the only thing that seems to fit the mystery of all the health issues.

Here are the main symptoms I've had for at least a year or more:
-Insomnia
-Ringing in ears with pain, pressure
-Light & sound sensitivity
-Burning pain in face, back & extremities
-Joint pain
-Feels like my jaw is coming unhinged
-Cognitive problems (brain fog, memory problems)
-Fatigue

I did have a bulls eye rash twelve years ago. My next appointment is still two weeks away and I'm just so anxious to feel better. Plus the bear is just unbearable.

Does this sound like Lyme to all of you? What else could it be?
I just want to be informed and pro-active.

Thanks,
Danni[/QUOTE]

I am in the same place as you, though earlier in treatment. My bulls eye rash was 14 years ago, followed by swollen knees and vertigo that has come and gone and stayed around these last 2 1/2 years thanks to a month's worth of steroids!
My tests are negative so far. We suspect it may be B. lonestari not borgdorferi. Waiting for PCR results of 4 strains, including lonestari.
The bulls eye is diagnostic and you have very typical symptoms.
Have you been tested for co-infections?
I am so amazed that your doctor is treating w/o a positive test! Has he considered running the WB through a specialty lab?





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