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Autonomic dysfunction in a 64-year-old woman with a history of Lyme disease and COVID-19.

I will be discussing autonomic dysfunction in a 64-year old woman with a history of Lyme disease and COVID-19.  She was initially diagnosed and treated for Lyme disease at the age of 60.  She was diagnosed with two autonomic disorders. Her distal burning sensation without weakness were diagnosed as small fiber neuropathy (SNF).  Her dizziness, brain fog, and fatigue were diagnosed as orthostatic hypoperfusion syndrome (OCHOS).

She was diagnosed with COVID-19 pneumonia at the age of 64. She was treated with IVIG but was left with headaches and fatigue. 

The authors concluded that COVID-19 triggered autoimmunity. I would have questioned whether the autonomic dysfunction was related to her history of Lyme disease. 

Fortunately, the 64-year-old woman with a history of headaches, hypothyroidism, and autonomic dysfunction from PTLDS was able to recover from COVID-19. 

2 Replies to "Autonomic dysfunction in a 64-year-old woman with a history of Lyme disease and COVID-19."

  • Debi Tobia
    03/22/2022 (7:57 pm)

    I was diagnosed with lyme in 2017 flu symptoms, brain fog slept most of the day. During these yrs I have been treated with antibiotics and intergravated supplements. I have knee issues back issues vertigo issues. August 2021 I had covid , at that time I was doing the dapsone protocol which made me ill..but I think I was left with some residuals
    .cough ,a little heaviness in chest
    I also at that time started experiencing a sensation of weakness In my arms and legs went for MRI just showed lessons and white matter he has ordered an MRI cervical to rule out MS . I have gained weight unable to work out or even walking but most recently felt good enough to go back to gym
    I did notice how my muscles feel..weak and tired but I am not giving up.I do have many limitations but I have accepted them. NO dairy No sugar No grains No gluten and yes I feel better..I am still on antibiotics.
    Am I missing something? Is there something else I should do or take?

    • Dr. Daniel Cameron
      03/23/2022 (7:01 am)

      I have Lyme disease patients in my practice with similar challenges. I have had to send them to specialists to rule out other causes of their illness. I have also had to review each patient on a individual basis to determine if there are any treatments that have been overlooked.

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