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Lyme & Blood Vessel Trouble:
Strokes, Heart Attacks, TIA's, Infarctions, Heart
Disease, PE's, Pulmonary Embolisms and Clots

Complications list for Lyme disease: The list of complications that have been mentioned in various sources for Lyme disease includes:

  • Arthritis - often occurs several months after the tick bite.
  • Chronic arthritis
  • Permanent joint damage (see Joint symptoms)
  • Meningitis
  • Aseptic meningitis
  • Bell's palsy
  • Radiculitis
  • Encephalopathy (see Brain symptoms)
  • Heart abnormalities (see Heart symptoms)
  • Heart inflammation (see Heart symptoms)
  • Heart enlargement (see Heart symptoms)
  • Eye inflammation (see Eye symptoms)
  • Conjunctivitis
  • Hepatitis
  • Severe fatigue (see Fatigue)
  • Encephalomyelitis (type of Myelitis)
  • Heart damage (see Heart symptoms) - rare if Lyme is treated.
  • Muscle aches
  • Memory problems (see Forgetfulness)
  • Concentration problems
  • Persistent fatigue (see Fatigue)
  • Prenatal infection (see Pregnancy symptoms) - the unborn child can get Lyme disease from a pregnant woman
  • Miscarriage
  • Stillbirth (see Birth symptoms)

Complications of Lyme disease: Relapse and incomplete treatment responses occur. Complications of untreated early-stage disease include: 40%-60% joint disease; 15%-20% neurologic disease; 8% carditis; and 10% or more are hospitalized, some with chronic debilitating conditions. 1

For more information go to: www.cureresearch.com/l/lyme_disease/complic.htm

Footnotes:
1. excerpt from Facts About Lyme Disease: CDC-OC
Last revision: June 2, 2003

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56 year-old woman from Connecticut with multiple strokes 18 months following treatment for early Lyme disease. Lyme disease confirmed by white cells and Lyme disease antibodies on a spinal tap and response to antibiotics.1 [MANY SPINAL TAPS ARE NEGATIVE DUE TO THE JUNK LAB USED, AND THE ABILITY OF LYME TO HIDE-MY INSERT]

Thalmic infarction initially presenting with a headache followed by grand mal seizure activity. Lyme disease with cerebral vasculitis was confirmed by spinal tap.2

References

  1. Reik L Jr. Stroke due to Lyme disease. Neurology. 1993;43:2705-7.
  2. Brogan GX, Homan CS, Viccellio P. The enlarging clinical spectrum of Lyme disease: Lyme cerebral vasculitis, a new disease entity. Ann Emerg Med. 1990 May;19(5):572-6.

Source: www.lymeproject.com/AALeft/AACases/Stroke.htm


Chanda has Lyme Disease and had a heart attack in jail and they refuse her scripts!

My daughter, Chanda Leigh Bennett D.O.B. 11-16-76, was taken to Lakepointe Hospital in Rowlett Texas last night ( June 21, 04) by Rockwall County Texas Jail guards and she had a heart attack. The ER doctors gave Chanda nitroglycerine, blood thinners, morphine, etc. The ER doctors called Chanda's cardiologist, Dr. Sharp at: 972-475-7500 and he said Chanda needs a pacemaker. But the guards took Chanda back to Rockwall jail instead. Chanda called tonight and her heart was hurting her very badly but the jail refused to take her to the hospital again. The jail nurse, Linda Bell, told me and Chanda that Chanda will not get her heart, blood pressure meds, etc., because she said the jail cannot afford them! The jail has already been taking money off of Chanda's books to pay for her pain medication because Lyme pain is equal to cancer pain but this is against the law for money to be taken off of inmates books that are indigent and papers are filed at Rockwall District Court Clerks office of her being indigent! The jail doc is: Dr. Les Sandknop at: 972-771-9081 I am so afraid my daughter is going to die....
Brenda Pitts Bennett

...My entire family has Lyme Disease and because we did not know it was Lyme Disease and was misdiagnosed for years, we are and always will be chronic fatal Lyme people. My daughters Lyme blood count is very high, jail doc, Dr. Les Sandknop ( 972-771-981) from Rockwall Texas said. Rockwall County Texas ( smallest county in Texas) took my daughter to Lakepointe Hospital ER Room June 22, 04 and the ER doctors took a EKG and heart blood work and Chanda had a heart attack. The ER doctors called Chanda's heart specialist, Dr. Sharp from Rowlett Texas, and Dr. Sharp said Chanda needs a pacemaker. The guards took Chanda back to the jail and I assume they took her back instead of keeping her because the jail nurse, Linda Bell said the jail cannot afford Chanda's meds. Lyme Disease has been proven to be as painful as end stage cancer pain. I had a 10 pound breech birth son natural 30 years ago and this pain is as bad as that was.

Chanda also has kidney disease, heart disease with a past heart attack, mild MR, bipolar, etc.

For more information: www.prisonactivist.org/pipermail/prisonact-list/2004-June/009124.html


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