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    Suggest treatment for lyme disease while having low BP

I tested positive for lyme disease. what, beside the antibiotic can I do or take? Im a 57 year old male in good shape. The diagnosis helps explain why my body has had so much pain for so many years. Sometimes when I stand up I feel like passing out, too dizzy. my BP is on the low range 100/80 last checked. My head is sensitive to the touch. Very tired. I just started the fourth week of doxycycline. I had a two week dose initially in June. Help
Thu, 24 Dec 2015
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I have read and understood your query
I hope this will be useful
as you must know lyme disese is a bacterial infection caused by tick bite.the mainstay of treatment are antibacterials which you are obviously taking and don't need to change the medication.as you are taking antibiotics add probiotics and yougart to your diet.
Here i can give you few other tips that may help you.
For the hypo-tension or low blood pressure management,you should take lots of fluids with salt and lemon in it.make it a routine.you can also use medicated formulas available in pharmacy to be taken in water for low blood pressure.Take green tea daily that helps any patient with degenerative changes to the nervous system.Take supplements that have calcium vitamin c and magnesium specifically in it.Magnesium is good for patients having muscle cramps and sores.Also take vitamin B 12 supplements which can help to heal problems with the central and peripheral nervous system.
I hope you have answer to your query now. you can reach me anytime with any other query
Regards Dr Faeza Sherdil
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