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bcb1200
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So...this started about 3 days ago. First the right side and now both.

I have little horizontal cracks / splits right at the corners of my mouth. It isn't a cold sore..they are pretty small. I can ignore but they are there.

Is this from bart, lyme & co?

Or from Rifampin? (I started 2 1/2 weeks ago)

I know Rifampin can cause liver issues and my LLMD said to be sure to take a B Complex (I do.)

I've also read that Vit B diffieciency can cause the cracked lips. Connection?

I get my CBC bloodwork on Friday.

[ 10-20-2010, 03:27 PM: Message edited by: bcb1200 ]

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Bite date ?
2/10 symptoms began
5/10 dx'd, after 3 months numerous test and doctors

IgM Igenex +/CDC +
+ 23/25, 30, 31, 34, 41, 83/93

Currently on:

Currently at around 80% +/- most days.

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dmc
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usually means need vit B's
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bcb1200
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Okay..I see from google this is called "Angular Cheilitis" and the cuase can be

-Candida / Fungus (could be, but tounge looks clear)

-Vitamin B or Iron defficiency (could be due to Rifampin)

hmmmmm...

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Bite date ?
2/10 symptoms began
5/10 dx'd, after 3 months numerous test and doctors

IgM Igenex +/CDC +
+ 23/25, 30, 31, 34, 41, 83/93

Currently on:

Currently at around 80% +/- most days.

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I get this too....Vit B difficancy.

Take a B every day.... it goes away...

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hadlyme
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Or... is it getting colder out and we all need to keep protection on our lips?

Is everything that happens in our bodies related to lyme or life??

I chose to think that I'm aging and my body will have things be different whether I have lyme or not.

Just my opinion.

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Cracked corners of the mouth is not due to aging. I had it really bad in middle school and into high school.

It can be B deficiency or iron deficiency as mentioned above.

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So let's blame lyme for the vit deficiency.

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bcb1200
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Or the Rifampin I just started. Doc said it can affect liver and I should take B vitamins. Coincidence?

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Bite date ?
2/10 symptoms began
5/10 dx'd, after 3 months numerous test and doctors

IgM Igenex +/CDC +
+ 23/25, 30, 31, 34, 41, 83/93

Currently on:

Currently at around 80% +/- most days.

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I get that when I am dehydrated and when the weather turns cold and windy - with or without lyme.
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