| | Lyme or MS or Herpes 1????
About 1 month ago, I went to the hospital with stomach pains, and very sore throat. DX with early diverticulitis and viral pharyngitis. IV antibiotics for Diverticulitus while in ER, then sent home. 2 days later, started with tingling numbness up and down legs, trunk and hands. Went back to ER, where they thought it might be Guillain-Barre. Did MRI and CT scans. MRI shows 4 brain lesions, and 2 in cervical spine. Lesions are nothing like typical MS lesions. 4 pea sized, mostly round lesions none of them in the center, where most MS lesions present. They did so many blood tests, and all they found was HSV-1 virus. They put me on a 10-day course of Valtrex for the herpes, and 7 days on Levaquin. Dr.'s (Neuro, Neuro-surgeon, Iinfectious Disease) all puzzled. After 2 weeks in the hospital, they finally did a Lumbar Puncture to run an MS panel. CSF fluid showed elevated lymphocyte counts and HSV-1. Neuro still thinks MS.
After thinking back, I began to recall several years of off and on headaches, dizziness, bad allergies, and what I thought couild be Carpal tunnel in both hands. Now, as I wait for the results of MS panel, I feel like it could be lyme.
I live in Florida now, but lived in Northeast PA untill 8 yrs, ago.
Could it still be lyme?
Valtrex didnt help, but after a week on Levaquin, symptoms seemed to go away. After 3 days off meds, started to experience something called Lhermitte's Sign (electric-like sensations from back of neck, down spine into legs when flexing the neck.) Was the Levaquin helping the Lyme....?
Can herpes activate Lyme or the other way around?
PLease, any thoughts would be helpful....