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Old 08-28-2003, 11:05 PM   #1
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Smile severe muscle weakness with Lyme

Has anyone experienced severe muscle weakness and atrophy from Lyme? My husband tested postively in '98 (we think he was infected in '93)and was treated with IV Rocephin for 2 years..no improvement..decline in health continued. We just had him retested for Lyme and he is still testing positively. Anyone who experienced muscle weakness with Lyme and had success with antibiotic treatment? If so, which antibiotic and for how long?

 
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Old 08-28-2003, 11:26 PM   #2
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YES!!!
unfortunately, I've been on and off abx for 14 years. All different and ranging from amox to Biaxin to Keflex and for different reasons. This may have helped to keep the symptoms at bay.
For about the last year, I have been using minocycone and Zithromax for skin problems since I moved to Los Angeles. I stopped taking them about 4 months ago and I have had relentless joint pain and muscle fatigue like you wouldn't believe! It is hard to climb steps and sometimes just getting up out of chair is a real chore. I'm only 29 and I feel like my body doesn't want to cooperate with my brain's intentions to move around! I don't know if the abx were helping and then stopping them created some kind of relapse. All I know is that there must be something to it because I feel like hell everyday. If anyone can offer a good recommendation for what abx would be good for this particular symptom, I'd be interested in trying it myself. I hope that you get more helpful replies, but I'm glad that you asked this question.

 
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