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Diagnosed Lyme (neurological)2013 low count 2.1, low

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Diagnosed Lyme (neurological)2013 low white count 2.1, low neutrophils 45%, high monocytes 16% Given oral and IV antibiotics rash was present -continued to develop POTS and all fibre neuropathy, small foci lesions frontal lobe, memory loss, confusion, headaches March 2015 second bite by lonestar-developed autoimmune with one positive antithyroglobulin on ultrasound 5mm dystrophic calcification within the middle right thyroid lobe with shadowing- skin lesions developed and continue since august 2015- neck, joint and back pain persists- XRAY normal on hips, back (mild straightening 12/15) and neck normal- MRI 7/16 neck showing minimal disc narrowing c4-5 mild broad based disc bulge eccentric to the left which connects the anterior thecal sac-mild narrowing of the left neural foramen, 5-6,loss of normal lordosis, 3mm high t2 signal nodule right thyroid lobe, Lumbar left foramina disc protrusion at l/5s1 with mild narrowing, heterogeneous bone marrow signal which may be due to red bone marrow reconversion-developed anemia 9/2015 with low ferritin (2), hg10.9, hct34.2, mchc 31.1- positive bartonella test and filariasis from tick no prior history of disc bulge or back spasms until now -low vasopressin low vegf, high rdw, fluctuating elevated liver enzymes- march 2016 small lung nodule and liver lesion, leukocyte esterase in urine march 2016 treated with multiple antibiotics
JA: Is the headache episodic or daily? And what about nausea?
Customer: Nausea is constant but level of it changes- sometimes I need to take Zofran the headaches are constant too but pain level changes I use ice or something cool to help imitrix has helped some
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: High prior infection titers to ebv, parvo, hhv6 and 1. skin lesions on my arms,legs and vaginal area ( rheumatologist says Behcets, Lyme doctor says filariasis ( based on the structures coming out o them)/bartonella, ID doc says Hsv1 (cold sore one sorry I get them confused) but ID says I have cystic liver disease too?
Submitted: 4 months ago.
Category: Neurology
Expert:  Dr. David replied 4 months ago.

This is Dr. David

your doctor can sterile needle into your skin and then examines the area one to two days later. this is a pathergy test. if it is positive, a small red bump forms under your skin where the needle was inserted. This indicates your immune system is overreacting to a minor injury

herpes can cause oral cold sores. this is very common.

it is also very common to have benign cysts like hemangiomas and benign cysts in your liver.

I would trust your ID doctor over a lyme doctor. a lyme doctor should also be an infectious disease doctor

lyme disease can be easily treated with several weeks of doxycycline antibiotics.

you were treated with IV antibiotics already so this should have taken care of the lyme disease.

let me know if you have questions.