Thanks all.. very much!
Very interesting abstract! Cipro (oral) has helped me in the past with a number of symptoms....
The eye doc told me Iritis is an INFLAMMATION of the eye stuff.. not necessarily an infection.. so no antibiotics for the eye directly he said. I did ask.
It doesn't make sense to me though.. not at all really. I guess I am still not sure what the difference is.
No... Maybe I don't understand the theory of INFLAMMATION without a cause.
Yes.. that's it.
My thinking.. which isn't always on key... would be...
If you have inflammation.. SOMETHING causes it.
Now... my eyes aren't outdoors playing volley ball.. or digging ditches... so that let's that cause out.
Toxins.. yes.. I can understand that would ..
My thought would be the toxins are being released by SOMETHING I have inside me.
An infection and/or die off perhaps?
The only other thing I can come up with.. is an infection causing the inflammation.
I mean HEY.. I only have 7 tick borne diseases that I KNOW about..
Soooooo.. I don't understand why I would want to use STEROIDS in my eyes... when I could treat the CAUSE of the inflammation.
I know it is serious blah blah blah.. and that is why I was given steroids... but I still don't "grasp" the reason.
Woops.. excuse me.. I am thinking out loud here. What I meant to say was...
I am thinking about the info you posted... obviously.. and I thank you for finding it. It WILL keep me digging deeper for answers.
I always LOVE to hear what Dr. J is doing for the kids. It helps not only me.. but the others here.
Ok.. here goes the whining...
I don't LIKE Zithromax!
Or shall I say it doesn't like me! I am seriouly considering the minocycline... and will jump on it probably faster than the zithro... so thanks for sharing!!! And I get the brain swelling on a regular basis... so it is very good to know. I hope your grandson is feeling MUCH better soon!
Hey hey Mountain Girl...
I could sure use a long Taxi ride about now.. even if the driver talks a lot!
Can you tell me.. perhaps.. what was the pressure reading for your eyes when you had them checked.. if you remember? Did it show a glaucoma tendency? Mine isn't high.. so I don't know how successful I would be in trying to get the eye doc to prescribe it. BUT..
You bring up a good point here. I do have a constant headache these days.. and eye pain.. but not sharp pain.. kind of a dull ache all the time. So maybe I could approach it from that angle?
I will check it out.. and thank you for letting me know.
I am glad you got an answer from Magdalena. And a good one at that. My answer would have frogs or bear feet in it... but Magdalena was able to speel it out real nice like. Thanks Magdalena!!!
Good to see you!!! And so happy to hear your daughter is doing some better!!!
I am glad you suggested the Minocycline also. It seems this may be a good thing for me?? I will think on it.. and see what I come up with. I always like to hear from folks about what actually works.. and this is encouraging. Thank you!!!
Magdalena- Great work!
You responded for me.. and I do appreciate it. And as anyone here could tell you... I wouldn't have sounded anywhere near that smart!!! Thanks!!!
Cmichaelo- Sorry you are having to deal with the neuro Lyme.. I know it ain't fun!!!
To answer your questions...
I don't know why Dr. C prescribed the doxy first.. eexcept for the fact he may have been trying to kick out any undiagnosed coinfections.. like RMSF, Erick, and the like??
Or maybe... He may have wanted to hit the spirochetes that were free flowing still in the blood stream... and/or see how you would do with doxy? Doxy is fairly cheap compared to the other meds and it hits things in gerenal that need hitting if there... so it is a good first choice.
But you would have to ask him to know what he was thinking.
As for the other meds...
It is a crap shoot. Combining antibiotics seems to help a number of folks... and the one you are on will hit the brain and the tissue.. so the bases are covered.
Unless you have cement inside your skull! HA!
I hope you feel better soon!
Thanks for the response and the kind words. I "do" doxy fairly well... but have never used the minocycline.. so it is good to know the mino helped you too! You know me! I not only want facts and figures before I swallow a pill.. I need a kick in the pants to make myself do it! Thanks for kicking me. Your support really helps!
Go ahead... insult me all you want.
A little girl told me that when they were handing out brains... you thought they said "trains"... and you missed yours!
Carol in PA... HA! I am getting tired. I was thinking about the garlic crossing the blood brain barrier... and for some reason I pictured having to stick it in my ear to get it to work! That is something I need to get back to doing... and you are right. Thanks for pointing out the more "natural ways". I am not familiar with the other herb.. but I WILL check it out! Apreciate your suggestions!!
I don't know the answer to that question.. but I have some thoughts on it.
If you are bitten on the head... and the spirochetes are concentrated in that specific area... it would make common sense that they would diseminate through the brain area first.
I saw that in my case... bitten first on the head.. right side.. and my symptoms started there after the flu stuff. My left side has always been the worst functioning and worst for pain.. so being bitten.. or affected on the right side (opposite side) of the brain makes sense.
I think we did a poll or a discussion on that topic a long while back... and from what I remember.. many folks had the worst of their troubles in the area they were bitten...
If you were bitten on the toe.. and your first symptoms were brain things... either your immune system kept it at bay for a while.. or it got into the spinal fluid quicky... which it can.. and hit the brain quickly.
Don't quote me on any of this theory... it is simply thoughts I have had on the subject.
I guess we BOTH have an "active imagination". hehehe
Thanks again to all who responded.