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Crawgir1
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I am starting radiation therapy in a few weeks, and am wondering if I will experience any strange symptoms cropping up from the Lyme.

The radiation doc thinks that the Doxy and Bactrim sun sensitivity won't be an issue, but I'm not sure.

Anyone have any experience with this?

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lpkayak
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I had radiation but it was high dose internal, twice a day for five days...i forget the fancy name

My lump was tiny-half inch i think-and deep

Radiation burns whether on doxy or not. The tx it self doesnt hurt but the burning and scarring and then the zingers from nerves growing backare not fun. Mine have lasted over a year

The only way the surgery affected my lyme-i think-is to wear out my immune system. I had the breast surg in july and then knee replacement revision in sept last year and it has been ruff coming back from both of them. I didnt have much help/support and had financial and housing problems at the same time

Hope yours goes well...really try to take care of yourself...sleep, diet etc

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