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05/14/2012 09:33 AM

Bad Circulation, Please help!! Urgent!!

beeincharge
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Lately my circulation has been getting much worse. If I don't walk or wiggle my toes constantly, they turn dark purple. Now even with wiggling them constantly, the last 2 still turn purple. It's very very scary. I am so afraid of losing my toes!!!

I don't know what to do about this. I will mention it to my lyme doctor, but I don't see him for 3 more weeks.

I unfortunately don't have a primary care doctor. The only one in our area told me not to come back several years ago because of my constant problems. He never believed me, never did anything to help me, told me lyme didn't exist, and refused to see me at all. That's another story for another time.

What kind of specialist would I need to see for circulation problems?? This is urgent.

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05/14/2012 10:05 AM
mysticthecat
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Circulations problems is probably a cardiologist, right?

But you should consider going to the ER now.

Also, Call your lyme doctor, they should talk to you on the phone and let you know if it's LD related and what to do.


05/14/2012 10:06 AM
Weasy
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Bee.. Has your circulation issue only come around during Lyme treatment or has it occurred before starting treatment and after?

I know one of the coinfections.. I think Babesia, is responsible for poor circulation.


05/14/2012 10:10 AM
angelaw
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Im sorry you're scared Bee & don't know where to go (no doctors close who will help you).

Yes, definitely CALL you LLMD asap & see what they have to say- tell the receptionist it's urgent. Your LLMD can call ahead & consult someone at the ER if need be- maybe that would help if he/she did decide you needed to go (or call on the way to the ER if you think you need to go right away).

Keep us posted. Praying for you!


05/14/2012 10:14 AM
beeincharge
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Thank you. @ Weasy, I had poor circulation before, but not THIS bad!! I just started Babs treatment last week, so maybe that could be it? I will call my doctor.

05/14/2012 10:22 AM
Weasy
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My theory Bee is that the whatever it is you're killing off, its toxic byproduct is simply just worsening your symptoms. Basically a herx.

I never had poor circulation before Lyme treatment as my heart was always strong. Since starting treatment, my whole body is very vulnerable to the cold, especially my extremities. Poor blood circulation.

I truly believe the increase of the endotoxins, the bacteria release when they're killed off, is responsible for this new symptom.


05/14/2012 12:24 PM
JohnPatrick
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Hi Bee

Coinfections like bartonella can cause circulation problems and I am not sure about babesia, Co infections can cause the blood to thicken and if you already had circulation problems before this could make the problem much worse

You really should be seen by a Doctor right away, I would seek profesional medical advice to rule out any serious conditions

John


05/14/2012 05:32 PM
julie315
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Hi Bee, had same thing happening with my toes a few weeks back. It is quite scary. At my next appt. I spoke with LLMD regarding this. She said this can happen when your body is fighting something like this. She said it's important to keep socks on to keep them warm. She said many people once the lyme is treated this goes away. I think it's called Raynauds.

So, break out the wool socks!Tongue

Best Wishes


05/15/2012 08:32 PM
mgriffis
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You should definitely talk to your doctor but in the meantime, like the previous post says, try to keep them warm. Big fluffy socks are good, but you could also try soaking in warm water and massaging them to try to get the blood flowing.
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