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TxLymie
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This has been going on for about a month now.

It happens every day, mostly in the morning.

I get these TERRIBLE itches usually on my arms and legs. I can't help but scratch! The itching will last 30 min to 2 hrs. Then later in the day I get a rash where I itched. It looks like tiny red dots.

I've never had an allergic reaction to anything in my life so I don't know if that could be it or if it could be a Candida infection (I've been on abx for 5 months).

I have been taking diflucan for a week and stopped the abx about 3 days ago....but now I feel like my lyme symptoms are coming back!

The only thing I can think that I might have an alergic reaction to would be splenda...I started putting that in my coffee about a month ago.

Any thoughts?

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TxLymie
IgG-Negative
IgM - Postive bands 23 and 41

Other dx: 2000: Endometriosis 2009: Chronic EBV, Mycoplasma infection, HHV6, H.pylori

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The tiny red dots are from the scratching.
I don't know what is causing the itching, but my sister is having the same problem.

Candida could be a problem but I'd think the itching would have gotten better after a week of diflucan.

Why did you stop the antibiotics? Have you talked to your LLMD about all of it?

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IGM: 18+, 23+, 30+, 31+++, 34+, 39IND, 41++, 58+++, 66+, 83-93IND
IGG: 31+, 39IND, 41+
Also positive for Mycoplasma Pneumoniae and RMSF.
Whole family of 5 dx with Lyme.

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TxLymie
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I've been on abx for 5 months and I think I am getting candida so that is why I stopped...to give my body a break.

I'll probably have to get back on them soon though because I'm already starting to feel bad. I so don't want to be one of these people who have to stay on abx forever....there has to be another way!

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TxLymie
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Other dx: 2000: Endometriosis 2009: Chronic EBV, Mycoplasma infection, HHV6, H.pylori

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Taking breaks from antibiotics could actually be good. Some docs pulse antibiotics anyway. I have never pulsed them, but I have taken a couple of breaks during the 2 years I have been treating.

If you have candida, you may need a prescription med to get rid of it. Do you take plenty of probiotics?

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Some people become very itchy when they are reaching an overload of toxins. You might want to talk with your doctor about your detoxification program.

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Gosh Dog yes. Lots of things can cause itching. I liked lemon juice---half lemon and rub on skin, let sit then rinse,,,followed by coconut oil--pure organic virgin----

You can try Stevia instead of Splenda but I am betting it is the Lyme and what else got in while the immune system was down.

Epsom soaks helped me a bunch too---rub down in lemon and ginger, let sit and then soak followed by coconut oil. The feet and hands can peel in layers so a good scrub brush may help.

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Suspected Lyme 07 Test neg One band migrating in IgG region
unable to identify.Igenex Jan.09IFA titer 1:40 IND
IgM neg pos
31 +++ 34 IND 39 IND 41 IND 83-93 +
DX:Neuroborreliosis

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Lymetoo
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Definitely try the stevia.. much better for you than Splenda.

Maybe that will help.

Candida diet and elimination:
http://flash.lymenet.org/ubb/Forum1/HTML/021412.html

http://www.wholeapproach.com/diet/

Lyme symptoms list compared with yeast symptoms
http://flash.lymenet.org/ubb/Forum1/HTML/021202.html


DIET, DIET, DIET is the key. Then, be sure to follow the 5 step plan outlined below. It was developed by my naturopath. It works.

"Successful control and elminiation of a Candida Albicans overgrowth requires a multifaceted program as described below. Failure to follow ALL the steps simultaneously will result in slow progress and will lengthen healing time significantly. The program should be tailored to the individual and must balance the need to eliminate the Candida and deprive it of its food source while insuring proper nutrition for the individual."

Five Steps to Candida Elimination:

1. You must starve it into submission by eliminating its food source.


2. You must kill it with anti-fungal herbs and supplements. [e.g....garlic, onion, caprylic acid, Pau D'Arco capsules or tea, clove, grapefruit seed extract, olive leaf extract, oil of oregano, tea tree oil, Echinacea, Goldenseal, black walnut, MSM, barberry root, uva ursi, neem leaf, biotin]

3. You must reestablish the proper balance and quantity of probiotic bacteria in the digestive tract. [...multi-strain lactobacillus acidophilus and bifidus capsules with FOS should be taken between meals to maximize repopulation of the digestive tract by beneficial bacteria.]

4. You must reestablish proper levels of all B vitamins (yeast free) and utilize other immune enhancing supplements to boost immune system function. [e.g ... B complex vitamins (yeast free), biotin, beta 1-3 glucan, colostrum, maitake mushroom, vitamins A, C, E, zinc and selenium]

5. You must cleanse and heal the digestive tract to promote proper elimination of toxins and Candida and assimilation of nutrients. [e.g...chlorophyll, MSM, omega 3 fatty acids found in flax seed and salmon oils, GLA found in borage, evening primrose and black currant oils. Pantothenic acid, digestive enzymes between meals]

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Pinelady
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If these remedy's do not help, you might need to get your pancreas checked out.

If it gets infected it can also cause extreme itching.

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Suspected Lyme 07 Test neg One band migrating in IgG region
unable to identify.Igenex Jan.09IFA titer 1:40 IND
IgM neg pos
31 +++ 34 IND 39 IND 41 IND 83-93 +
DX:Neuroborreliosis

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