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Topic: Holy moley! Could this have been mycoplasma?
11-28-2007 08:08 PM
The first symptoms I experienced after my
tickbite this may were identical to those of a cold, lasted as long as cold symptoms usually last, and were experienced by my parents too starting a few days after I got them, so naturally we all thought they were from an actual cold rather than TBI's. But now I'm wondering if they were more likely from a mycoplasmal infection that I got from the tick and proceeded to give to my folks. What do you guys think? And is Mycoplasma curable?
Member # 8693
11-28-2007 09:02 PM
Some mycoplasma infections present almost identically to Lyme, and can be transmitted by the same ticks (as well as person to person, apparently.)
Treatment for mycoplasma is similar to that for Lyme, but only certain antibiotics work: doxy, zith, biaxin, others. This, too, requires long term treatment from what I understand. Many of us have mycoplasma along with TBDs -- I did. -------------------- "Looks like freedom but it feels like death.. It's something in between, I guess" Leonard Cohen, from the song "Closing Time"
Posts: | From 822 California | Registered: Jan 2006
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11-29-2007 09:39 AM
Dont forget you can get coldlike symptoms with a herx when your body just cant deal with anymore die off it try's to eliminate excess toxins anyway it can sweat,headcold like symptoms etc.
I had that happen alot when I was having particular bad bad bad herx's. -------------------- Do unto others as you would have them do unto you. Remember Iam not a Doctor Just someone struggling like you with Tick Borne Diseases. Newbie Links
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11-29-2007 11:00 AM
Well how does acute mycoplasma infection usually present?
Member # 7343
11-29-2007 11:06 AM
Adam, Your from WI too. I got Myco from the tic here in WI.
I ran into the same thing. I had a cold that would not go away and developed into pnenomia in my left lung. We cleared the infiltrate from the lung but I never really recovered. The same doc you see, ran myco lab tests and my levels were off the charts for myco.
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11-29-2007 11:31 AM
Well, each of us only had our respiratory symptoms for a week, and
my parents never went on to develop any other symptoms. Might these perhaps be signs that it was a legit cold?
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