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Florence1
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Hi my mum just called me and said my Aunt had onset of Bells Palsy last night, she went to the ER today thinking it may be a stroke but they said it was Bells palsy.....problem is they gave her steroids, the kicker is she was just in the US....Visited Connecticut...my Uncle was here for a battle field tour,,,,.and she did some outdoor work and the people involved told them to tape pants etc as there was lost of ticks in the area......

my question is how long does it take for the facial nerves to be affected??.....

I am worried that they gave her steroids if it is tick involved it just seems odd that this would happen 2 weeks after being here.....my mum is really concerned after watching me for the last few years....

what do you think???

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Lymetoo
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WHY do they always give steroids for Bells Palsy???!! AARRRGGGHHHH!!!!

Can she taper off of them SOON?????

It's bound to be from Lyme. Almost always is. Now the tests will be skewed.

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quote:
Originally posted by Florence1:


my question is how long does it take for the facial nerves to be affected??.....


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I think it can happen pretty quickly.

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bcb1200
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TEll her to go to Breakspear Medical (google it.)

They are lyme literate in the UK.

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This is ridiculous. The NHS should have done a proper job and taken a proper medical history including travel.Not many Accident and Emergency depts.in hospitals in the UK would even consider Lyme except for a few on the South Coast near the New Forest where it is more common.I suppose it may be viral in origin but the Palsy needs investigating properly
Yes, Breakspear is her best bet for Lyme in the UK unless she could manage to convince her GP about her problem by using Burrascano's guidelines- some GPs are receptive. Perhaps she should join eurolyme, then she could tap into local knowledge in the area where she lives (would this be in the North West ?)

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Florence1
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my mum hasnt even mentioned it to her as it was only today......i dont even think my aunt would of even thought of it until my mum talks to her tomorrow.......but even on the NHS website if you look at bells palsy it does say tick bites should be ruled out but they didnt even question her.......

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GiGi
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My Bells Palsy problems started several weeks after exposure as did the bulls eye.

Dr. K's comments every time I hear him: Bells Palsy is Lyme. My Lyme history started with Bells Palsy, though I am not convinced that I was not a "carrier" since childhood having spent many camping vacations in the Black Forest. In fact, I am convinced of that now. I did not break down from Lyme until other neurotoxins kept being added. Many people are carriers and do not get very ill.

I still have residuals of Bells Palsy today, though not very obvious to everyone. But my facial nerve never quite corrected back to normal.
I no longer suffer from Lyme and
KNOWN co-infections.

However, If I had any such exposure again today, I would immediately get on www.GcMAF.eu Lyme is much more aggressive today (per Dr.K. who sees it daily) than it was years ago and "think tanks" are still searching for underlying factors
(per Dr.B. and Dr.K.) -- viral, etc. to find a more effective treatment.

Maybe I am not expressing it clearly, but Lyme of today is different from the Lyme some years ago. But we have also found ways to deal with it more effectively.

Take care.

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Florence1
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Lymetoo...why would it change the tests even though they are not reliable anyway???.....

The Dr said to stay on the steroids over the weekend even though my mum went with her and pointed out all the complications of steroids ....the recent exposure to ticks and my story.....

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Jan 10 Positive Babesia Duncani
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Mar 10 EBV, IgM, IgG
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