Wednesday, April 25, 2012


I received this comment on my previous post  ..Bells Palsy and SEVEN negative lymes tests before ....
- they made a very good comment which I would like to share with you..  NO STEROIDS LYMIES!!  
It is true the steroids weaken your immune system and make you more vulnerable and a breeding ground for the Lyme bacteria.

I was diagnosed with Lyme in 2001 but it was not until approx 3 years later when a mainstream Dr gave me prednisone, that I was suddenly stricken by Bells palsy. I learned after that Lyme patients should never receive steroids which can crush the immune system and cause new Lyme symptoms. Not only do I still have Bells but the right side of my face (bells side) pulls and aches. If you dream a line from the top of my nose down to my chin, that entire right side is effected by a pulling down and the pulling gets more intense during the evening. Sometimes the pain is so intense that I put a cream on it made up of lidocane and gabaphentin. Recently I was given a script for a liquid called Pennsaid which is a type of NSAID and seems to be working better than the other. 


  1. Thank you for taking my comment and making a strong statement out of it. As you can see by the typos in my comment, I am still a bit dull upstairs but am thankful that you are eager to help make strong statements regarding lyme and the devastating effects of receiving steroids. B

    PS: I meant to say if you "DRAW a line" not "dream". How that came out of my brain and into my fingers while typing is one I have to laugh at myself about...good grief!

    Thank you for all you do!

  2. Does this include topical over the counter hydrocortisone??

  3. Thanks so much for sharing your story and experience. I can attest that steroids with lyme is a combo for disaster.

    Sheryl @