thank you; i copied your post/link to my post on hearing/sounds, lights, and chemical sensitivies so others could learn this too.
couldn't read any of online post at their site, but not taking time to break it up and copy here..
Posted by Keebler (Member # 12673) on :
Yeah, I love the great illustrations at Dr. Hain's site. It really brings to light the intricate design of the ear system.
It's important to mention a caution with one of the treatments listed at this link: " Steroids (prednisone, methylprednisolone or decadron) are also used for some cases. . . ."
Some ENTs will do a steroid drip along with orals. This is not advised for lyme patients.
Remember that steroid use with lyme can make lyme blossom and create a treatment nightmare. Steroids - of all types - are to be avoided (unless life-threatening and then with special abx dose).
As many different things (and types of infections) can cause similar vestibular symptoms, there are special tests and diagnostic tools that the ear specialists use to determine what is going on. Treatment can be quite different, depending upon the cause.
For this link, they mention a herpes virus. Any number of bacteria and viruses can affect the ear nerves (and lyme is know for that, too).
However, you might ask your doctor about an anti-viral medicine - or to first run a test for the Herpes family, especially HHV-6 and HHV-7. Many lyme patients also deal with those.
Allicin and Andrographis each have a triad of antibacterial, antiviral and antifungal qualities. You can cross search that at PubMed if you like:
I would encourage EVERY person who has received a lyme diagnosis to get the following tests.
This is because (1) you may really have a different pathogen causing your problem besides lyme, and it would be good to find that out.
(2) Lyme (as well as other pathogens) can cause the immune system to malfunction, allowing other pathogens to reactive. Thus you may be fighting lyme and other pathogens. This is what happened to me.
It really helps to get a thorough evaluation...then treat what is most obviously wrong.
Here's the info. I apologize ahead of time, for I don't know how to copy and past the long webpage links into the URL...and I'm sure not going to type the entire link in... I feel it is important to direct you right to the link.
If you have been ill with various multi-systemic symptoms and the doctors have run many tests on you and cannot figure out what is wrong, then consider getting these tests done.
40678 Lyme C6 peptide 2034 Lyme IgG and IgM western blot
Tick borne disease tests (Q-Fever through Lyme tests) can also be run at Igenex: www.igenex.com
Getting tested at Focus Diagnostics Lab can be a bit of a problem, unless your doctor has signed up for an account with them. Here's some links as to how to get the testing done. These links are at the HHV-6 website, and you must sign in to view the posts.