LymeNet Home LymeNet Home Page LymeNet Flash Discussion LymeNet Support Group Database LymeNet Literature Library LymeNet Legal Resources LymeNet Medical & Scientific Abstract Database LymeNet Newsletter Home Page LymeNet Recommended Books LymeNet Tick Pictures Search The LymeNet Site LymeNet Links LymeNet Frequently Asked Questions About The Lyme Disease Network LymeNet Menu

LymeNet on Facebook

LymeNet on Twitter




The Lyme Disease Network receives a commission from Amazon.com for each purchase originating from this site.

When purchasing from Amazon.com, please
click here first.

Thank you.

LymeNet Flash Discussion
Dedicated to the Bachmann Family

LymeNet needs your help:
LymeNet 2020 fund drive


The Lyme Disease Network is a non-profit organization funded by individual donations.

LymeNet Flash Post New Topic  New Poll  Post A Reply
my profile | directory login | register | search | faq | forum home

  next oldest topic   next newest topic
» LymeNet Flash » Questions and Discussion » Medical Questions » I think I have the flu and need advice

 - UBBFriend: Email this page to someone!    
Author Topic: I think I have the flu and need advice
gforce
Member
Member # 18211

Icon 9 posted      Profile for gforce     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
First, thank you for this forum. I was diagnosed about 4 months ago, but was bitten probably 20+ years ago.

I am seeing Dr. H, and tested positive for Lyme, babesia, and bartonella. I am treating them all with a myriad of antibiotics, herbs, probiotics, and alternative treatments.

I just finished 40 hyperbaric treatments 2 weeks ago along with 2gm IV Rocephin through a PICC line for 6 weeks.

I woke up today feeling like I had the flu- different than my normal "herxing" lyme symptoms.
Feels very flu-ish and my temp shot up to 102.

I'm not vomiting, but am just drinking liquids and juicing green juice today. Should I hold off on my meds for lyme or keep taking them?

Never sure what symptom is what anymore. Is it the lyme or the flu on top of it all?
I live in San Francisco, and it is going around right now.

Any advice on how to treat would be greatly appreciated. [bonk]

--------------------
"We must be willing to get rid of the life weve planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us."- Joseph Campbell.

Posts: 22 | From San Francisco | Registered: Nov 2008  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
Doomer
LymeNet Contributor
Member # 11013

Icon 1 posted      Profile for Doomer     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
gforce,

If you still have your picc line in you need to be concerned about an infection in your line when your temps gets above 101.

Just a consideration that you might want to think about. They can get a cluture from your line to determine if that is what is making you sick. A central line infection is nothing you wanna mess around with.

Hope you start feeling better.

Posts: 188 | From ID | Registered: Jan 2007  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
Carol in PA
Frequent Contributor (5K+ posts)
Member # 5338

Icon 1 posted      Profile for Carol in PA     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Hi, sorry that you're feeling so ill.

As you know, influenza is a respiratory illness, causing severe headache, body aches, and fever.
You will likely have a dry cough, which can be uncontrollable.

Now is the time to take the antivirals you may have on hand.
I laid in a supply of Sambucol, just for this.

When I had influenza, there were times I could not get out of bed.
I took tylenol for the fever, and when it would go down I made up an icepack for the severe one sided headache. I get migraines, but this was intense.

The cough was so uncontrollable that I injured my vocal cords, and I was so hoarse that I couldn't speak for several days.

The weakness and fatigue lasted for a month, the cough for six weeks.
Also, after this bout, I bought a "salt inhaler" for the lung involvement.

When your temperature is high, the enzymes in the gut cannot digest food, so eat very lightly.
You know the drill...rest alot and force fluids.

Wishing you the best,
Carol

p.s. Also wanted to add, you can take supplements that will strengthen the immune system, such as AHCC, Epicor, transfer factor, cat's claw.

[ 19. December 2008, 06:41 PM: Message edited by: Carol in PA ]

Posts: 6947 | From Lancaster, PA | Registered: Feb 2004  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
gforce
Member
Member # 18211

Icon 1 posted      Profile for gforce     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
THANKS for all the advice.

For the last 2 years I have gotten the flu with a cough that lasted for 3 months.


I didn't know I had Lyme yet- just thought I was a sickly person. I'm sure you can all relate.


The PICC line is out thankfully. So no worries about that.


Should I continue on my antibiotics? I am on

Doxycycline

Tindamax

Mepron

Azithromycin

Acyclovir - I'll stay on this one for sure

Bartonella- Dr. T's herbals

Rizol My

Xymogen-IGG

Flucanozole once every 4 days (skip Zithromax that day)

Probiotics: Fortefy, Megadophilus and Ultraflora

I switch around the probiotics from day to day

Xanax for sleep- I try not to take this everyday

--------------------
"We must be willing to get rid of the life weve planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us."- Joseph Campbell.

Posts: 22 | From San Francisco | Registered: Nov 2008  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
DebAz
Unregistered


Icon 1 posted            Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
I had the flu last year and it was so bad I relapsed so severerly in all my infections. I got the flu shot this year and I took the risk because of how horirlbe the expereince was.. I have my fingers crossed.. Why did you not do the same after 3 years of the same problem??
IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
gforce
Member
Member # 18211

Icon 1 posted      Profile for gforce     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
I got the flu shot until this year and I still got

sick, and the flu shot itself always made me sick

as well.

...so I didn't do it this year.

Dr. H called back and told me to hold off on my meds for a couple of days.


My fever is down right now. I am drinking tons of

fluids, took a cool shower and extra strength tylenol.


Hoping for the best.

--------------------
"We must be willing to get rid of the life weve planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us."- Joseph Campbell.

Posts: 22 | From San Francisco | Registered: Nov 2008  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
   

Quick Reply
Message:

HTML is not enabled.
UBB Code is enabled.

Instant Graemlins
   


Post New Topic  New Poll  Post A Reply Close Topic   Feature Topic   Move Topic   Delete Topic next oldest topic   next newest topic
 - Printer-friendly view of this topic
Hop To:


Contact Us | LymeNet home page | Privacy Statement

Powered by UBB.classic™ 6.7.3


The Lyme Disease Network is a non-profit organization funded by individual donations. If you would like to support the Network and the LymeNet system of Web services, please send your donations to:

The Lyme Disease Network of New Jersey
907 Pebble Creek Court, Pennington, NJ 08534 USA


| Flash Discussion | Support Groups | On-Line Library
Legal Resources | Medical Abstracts | Newsletter | Books
Pictures | Site Search | Links | Help/Questions
About LymeNet | Contact Us

© 1993-2020 The Lyme Disease Network of New Jersey, Inc.
All Rights Reserved.
Use of the LymeNet Site is subject to Terms and Conditions.