My daughter was diagnosed with Lymes a year ago and was treated. Now she is having symptoms again. Low temp, bad headaches, dizziness, fatigue. She is just seeing her regular doctor who has her on doxycycline for 2 weeks, and the symptoms are not getting better. In fact she feels worse like she is in a fog?, and now she has a swollen lymp node under her chin. I think she should go to a specialist, as from what I am reading she needs someone with more knowledge about lymes. Her doctor says to wait a few more days and if she's not feeling better they are going to do an mri?
The remaining info completed is about my daughter as best as I know
How tall are you (feet and inches)?: 5 feet
What is your weight in pounds?: 140
How old are you?: 31
How long has this been going on?: More than a month
Check all symptoms you are currently experiencing: Nausea
Check all conditions present in your immediate family... : Diabetes
Please list any medication allergies that you have : : allergic to penicllin
When was your last menstrual cycle?: Now
Are you currently using or do you have a history of tobacco use?: No
Are you currently using or do you have a history of illegal drug use?: No
Please describe your alcohol consumption :: Rarely
HOW QUICKLY DO YOU NEED THIS TO BE ANSWERED?: As soon as possible
whether or not my daughter should see a specialist, or continue with her doctor
Stick with her current doctor. Look for other explanations. Print the New England Journal article out and take it with you. One thing is sure, the PUBLIC believes in chronic Lyme or recurrent Lyme. It is certainly possible to be infected with Borrelia burgodorferi more than one time, but if the tests for acute infection are negative and there is no telltale rash then I might kindly suggest that the diagnosis of Lyme is likely to be incorrect and that other possible causes need to be sought. I will stand by for my colleagues to weigh in. Thanks for your question.