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Lisa Lyme
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I was just diagnosed with lichen plantus on my ankles and wrists. It is a auto immune reaction to inflammation, usually a symptom of hep c, strep, mono type infection.

Anyone else got this from Lyme?

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Does it bother you very much or just an annoyance?

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It itches a lot at night, and on my feet and ankles it is UGLY. On my wrists it looks a little like mild poison ivy lines.

It is nothing compared to my other Lyme symptoms. I waited 6 weeks for the dermatology appointment just because it was a slow progression and wasn't THAT bad.

But anything that doesn't resolve itself in 6 weeks needs to be looked at.

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Ugh.. itching! I hope it gets better!

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Hello i have also got lichen planus but have it all over my body and inside my mouth.Ihave become so much more fatigued if that is possible , the itch and the burning mouth drives me mad .I have been given sreriod cream and a gel for my mouth but unfortunately does not help all that much. it was when the spots appeared on my wrists and ankles that i also wondered what it was but did get a diagnoses fairly quickly. I also have lyme i think ias i was bitten by a tick 18yrs ago had what i now know was the classic bullseye rash yet drs still insist i have ME/cfs argggggg. hope you feel better soon x
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Gizmo,

Steroids are NOT good if lyme is in the picture. Even topical or oral creams are not to be used.

Here's why:

http://flash.lymenet.org/scripts/ultimatebb.cgi/topic/1/100984?#000000

Topic: what do STEROIDS actually do to those with lyme?

http://flash.lymenet.org/scripts/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic;f=1;t=123939;p=0

Topic: Minor surgery and steriods - complications from steroids that were not supposed to be administered.

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What some doctors may think is "autoimmune" can be a chronic stealth infection - a virus, a bacteria (such as lyme or other spirochetes, too), fungal infections, etc.

The immune system is literally "flipped" with lyme (part is so exhausted and worn down - and part on overdrive trying to find what it knows is there but evades normal immune action), though, so the immune function can be involved but not like most think who do not understand how lyme works.

Even if other infections or causes are at work - for someone with lyme - immune function likely is not at all typical but unless a professional is lyme literate, they likely can't offer solid advice or assessment. Lyme changes everything about how a body works (or does not).

NUTRIENT DEFICIENCY is a huge matter, too.

I've had lots of burning mouth, mouth ulcers, skin rashes, etc. Some of what has helped:


http://flash.lymenet.org/scripts/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic;f=1;t=119079;p=0

Topic: Burning Mouth - with LINKS


http://www.lymebook.com/silent-saboteurs-nordquist-krutchkoff

The Silent Saboteurs: Unmasking Our Own Oral Spirochetes As The Key To Saving TRILLIONS in Health Care Costs

-by William D. Nordquist, BS, DMD, MS

& David J. Krutchkoff, DDS, MS

236 Pages, $25.95


IMMUNE SUPPORT:

http://flash.lymenet.org/ubb/ultimatebb.php/topic/1/119968

Medical Mushrooms
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Keebler
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I like Medical Mushrooms for immune support.

Also for immune support, others have varying levels of help from LDN.


LDN - Low Dose Naltrexone

This is not a comprehensive set of LDN links, for that, search the archives (and at the site for "The Better Health Guy" a lyme site). But this is a set that I started building for myself when I was considering it (and decided instead to employ Medical Mushrooms and their immune support):


http://flash.lymenet.org/scripts/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic;f=1;t=112225;p=0

Topic: Why does LDN cause my symptoms to explode?


http://flash.lymenet.org/scripts/ultimatebb.cgi/topic/1/110640?#000000

Topic: Does LDN make you feel tired?


http://flash.lymenet.org/scripts/ultimatebb.cgi/topic/1/110313?#000000

Topic: symptoms increase after starting LDN?


http://flash.lymenet.org/scripts/ultimatebb.cgi/topic/1/108543?

Topic: Low Dose Naltrexone Survey
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Someone posted this on another site so I thought I should put the info here on LN in case it helps someone:

"My husband had that. It was an auto-immune response to a fungal overload. Our doctor put us both on Diflucan for our mold problems. We had mold in our house, went throughout our bodies. We stopped eating sugar and grains. The lichen planus eventually went away, but if he gets a bad mold exposure it can come back."

Someone else mentioned that anti-histamines helped them.

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