Re: Lyme disease and Fibromyalgia
Rashes can return and fibro can be misdiagnosed as lyme. It is possible you already had lyme and were reinfected. My friend was first bit 6 years ago and had a bulls eye. He was treated using the typical outdated protocals. Got sick again w/o a bull eye. Doc under treated again.
He then got another bulls eye, treated then got sick again w/o a bulls eye. This all happened over a 5 year period and he never felt felt well after that first bite. I also may have gotten the order of bulls eye vs non bulls eye out of order but you get the picture... Anyway, he finally he saw my LLMD after I told him my story.
He was on a combo of orals for 7 months, finished treatment 6 1/2 months ago and is feeling wonderful. He said he feels like he did before the first bite. Our LLMD feels he was reinfected when he got the bulls eye and the other times it was a relapse because he was never treated properly...
You need to be evaluated by a lyme literate medical doctor. What state do you live in? How much research have you done on tick borne diseases? There are so many people that are told they have Fibro. Just last night we attended an oyster roast at a friends house. I was talking to a guy I had not seen in years and he was telling me he was diagnosed with lyme a number of years ago but now they say he has Fibro. I told him the lyme is still active and I am dropping off some info to him tomorrow.
My LLMD was also misdiagnosed with Fibro for many years. Years ago he started getting lyme patients in his office and one day a light bulb went off in his head. He realized he may be infected and sure enought he was. He is doing wonderful now and has dedicated himself to treating numerous patients with tick borne diseases. Oh yea, forgot to mention that my doc never had a bulls eye. Please read, read, read and see an LLMD. Did your doctor treat you when you had the bulls eye? If so, how long and what dosage/meds?
Last edited by Komondor; 10-24-2004 at 12:26 PM.