Re: new here w/ so many questions
Steroids are probably are not the best thing to take if you were to have Lyme. They are good for certain autoimmune diseases. However, you need to talk to your doctor about this and see if you can get a clear answer on why he has you taking the Doxy and the steroids, seems like they are kind of opposite each other. Steroids help to turn your immune system off, if you have Lyme or another bacteria or whatever, it has less of an obstacle to encounter because your immune system is taking a "nap."
I had really tight feeling jaw and facial muscles for a while at one point, almost like I had trouble smiling and doing some facial expressions.
The only time I ever had a similar experience as to what you described was when I had just finished a short course of Cipro for some unknown "colitis" I was having. Around that time I also started some Flonase and Singulair. I had an episode like that it was right before I went to bed. I felt like half of my face was numb and tingling, I couldn't see right. I felt like I was going to pass out at the same time. It was really scary. It only lasted for 5 minutes or less. It didn't help that i had laid down and turned the light out a few minutes before.
It could have been the Singulair, but I still don't really know. I don't use either Flonase or Singulair, after that week or two i was on them. My sinus pressure has gotten a lot better on extended antibiotics and on a gluten/dairy free diet.
I used to get a lot of mouth/teeth tingling when I ate gluten, wheat, and dairy. Now I seem to get it off an on with antibiotics and when I feel completly toxic, tired, and when my body is "vibrating."
Last edited by luckeeluke; 06-25-2008 at 03:19 AM.