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Old 08-05-2010, 12:23 AM #39 (permalink)
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Default Re: Connection Between ALS and Lyme disease?

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Originally Posted by BarryG View Post
Just a question, does Lyme cause Bulbar symptoms or limb symptoms or can it cause both? I have been asked by friends about Lyme too but I am well beyond believing that my ALS diagnosis is anything but that.
Yes Barry, it can cause bulbar symptoms. I'm like you though. My symptoms are so ALS
! Theres just one thing that threw me for a loop a few weeks ago. I don't know if it is ALS associated, but a few weeks ago I got a staph infection that developed from a sinus infection. Its hard for me to tell sinus infections, because I do not get any noticeable drainage. Anyway...I was borderline of being admitted to the hospital for IV antibiotics. My Dr put me on 2 heavy duty oral antibiotics. the infection cleared up quick, but what I did notice was my als symptoms improved drastically! I was walking great, and felt stronger. It was not my imagination. That being said, I did not notice much change in my bulbar symptoms. All I know is...it definately had some effect on my symptoms! I told my GP, and my Neurologist assistant. They must think I'm nuts because I did not hear anything back from them. I have a appt in a few weeks with my Neurologist, and I will be bringing it up. I wish they would atleast try the antibiotics on someone else to see how it effects them.
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