S E X & Lyme/MSIDS

https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=296994284256306&id=673304082874974&_rdr  Approx. 10 Min

In the above link, Dr. Steven Phillips and Dana Parish take on the controversial subject of S E X & Lyme/MSIDS in an informative video.

  • Dr. Phillips discusses sexual dysfunction in both men and women due to tick borne illness
  • Dr. Phillips sees men with painful testicles with recurrent Bartonella
  • Prostatitis is also common, where the prostate becomes swollen, tender, and inflamed
  • Some patients get anal and/or vaginal fissures (little painful cracks)
  • There’s libido issues
  • Vaginal dryness
  • Psychological aspects
  • Low Testosterone levels
  • Extreme fatigue
  • Sexually induced severe headaches
  • There can be a Pavlovian response in that if sex causes pain, it trains you to no longer desire it
  • Pre-menstral flares are common
  • Some male patients struggle with Balanitus, a painful swelling of the foreskin, or head of the penis, which affects roughly 1 in 20 males.  It’s been linked to autoimmunity conditions.  Dr. Phillips believes this to be the result of an undiagnosed infection.  He’s also seen it as a herxheimer reaction. It can take time to resolve.