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willo7
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My sister had the bullseye about 6 yrs ago and was treated w/ 10 days antibiotic.

The last couple yrs she has had alot of weird symptoms: constipation, doesnt have period for months, swollen neck, has passed out about 4x now, milk lactation w/out being pregnant, difficulty sleeping, depression ect...

Could she still have lyme and can anyone else relate to these symptoms??

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Short answer is yes she could. Some symtoms match, some I don't know. This is a deep subject but Igenex western blott is a good place to start and a LLMD or LLND.
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Yes, she could have Lyme still. Ten days is not adequate treatment .... even the CDC recommends longer than that.

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Yes! She needs more treatment. Lyme messes with hormones, and even increases prolactin, which causes the lactation.

She needs an LLMD. Post in the Seeking a Doctor forum.

She needs to be tested and treated for co-infections, as well.

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Those symptoms can certainly all be caused by lyme disease. See the Burrascano Lyme Treatment Guidelines list of symptoms on pages 9-10 and you will see:

Persistent swollen glands

Mood swings, irritability,
depression

Lightheadedness, wooziness,
unavoidable need to sit or lie

Insomnia, fractionated sleep,
early awakening

Unexplained menstrual
irregularity
Unexplained milk production;
breast pain

Constipation

http://www.ilads.org/lyme_disease/B_guidelines_12_17_08.pdf

Looks like your list. And, there are not many medical problems that can cause all of these, esp. milk production when not pregnant. I know a girl with lyme that is experiencing the milk production.

So, evidently what happened was the 10 day treatment did not fully eradicate the lyme and now it is re-emerging. This is very common with this disease. Under-treating it at first always results in re-emergence.

"Undertreated infections will inevitably resurface, usually as chronic Lyme, with its tremendous problems of morbidity and difficulty with diagnosis and treatment and high cost in every sense of the word." (page 3)

So, now she needs to get to a doctor who specializes in the treatment of lyme disease. See "Support Groups" on left side of page and also she can post in "Seeking a Doctor" part of this site and ask for names. The support groups can tell you which docs are getting people well. That's the doc you want.

The doc is the key to getting rid of this disease. Many doctors treat lyme disease but only a few know how to get rid of it for a person.

I got rid of lyme 6 years ago and I am still symptom free, enjoying my life. But, it took finding one of the few lyme doctors who knows how to get rid of this disease.

I wish your sister the best. Tell her that the longer she goes untreated, the more symptoms she will acquire and eventually her brain can become affected. Read the list of symptoms on pages 9-10. Hope she seeks out a lyme doctor and doesn't put it off.

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