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Offline TheLastSpartan

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Concered about late stage lyme
« on: September 03, 2014, 10:52:39 AM »
I don't recall when (at LEAST 7+years ago though) I got bit by a tick and didn't have any tests, and I don't recall getting sick or getting a rash. I just saw something on *****, one of those viral shared stories about a mother whos son got bit. It worries me now because lately I've had a lot of weight loss, but I don't eat enough and my full time job is unloading trucks at walmart. And I've had 2 blood tests in the past few years taken for other things and they turned out normal. Blood pressure was normal at last doctor visit a few months ago.
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Re: Concered about late stage lyme
« Reply #1 on: September 03, 2014, 11:08:20 AM »
hey there,

okay two or three things....

1.  be very, very, VERY careful what sites you look on about Lyme.  Frankly, some of these groups are absolutely  ;*) B-; :sprachlos020:  and really should not be trusted.    I am not kidding. okay?

2.  my youngest had Lyme.  It was dx'd probably 6 months after she was infected.  I say probably because we never saw a tick or the rash.  BUT she presented with severe joint pain.  this got us to the pediatrician.  we weren't even thinking lyme at the time.  doc ran a load of blood work.  several tests came back abnormal---platelets, sed rate, ana, cmp and one other.    this got us to a rheumy.  rheumy told us in 25yrs of practice abnormal tests like this always mean something.  She was tested for lyme and with symptoms and abnormal inflammation factors she was dx'd.    she has been treated and we have moved on.

3.  I have a friend who was infected in 2001.  she, I believe, had neg lyme  BUT  I think she was tested too early.  lyme tests will be neg, often, if done before your body produces anti-bodies.   so she ended not being treated.    By 2004 or 2005, for sure, she was having very severe physical stuff. I mean she was going to docs.  docs were saying something is wrong, but it took a few more years before she was officially dx'd with advanced Lyme. 

so what does that mean to you?  It means you are functioning waaaaaaaaay too well to have advanced Lyme disease.


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Re: Concered about late stage lyme
« Reply #2 on: September 03, 2014, 11:14:56 AM »
I've also read it can lay dormant, dunno how true it is. Hearin that though makes me feel a bit better ll
uckily. It just seems every time I get over fearing I have something, a new one pops up! Arghh
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Re: Concered about late stage lyme
« Reply #3 on: September 03, 2014, 11:24:47 AM »
I've also read it can lay dormant, dunno how true it is. Hearin that though makes me feel a bit better ll
uckily. It just seems every time I get over fearing I have something, a new one pops up! Arghh

don't go on Lyme disease sites.  many are full of conspiracies and misinformation
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Re: Concered about late stage lyme
« Reply #4 on: September 03, 2014, 11:29:39 AM »
Duly noted!
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