Re: What are the side effects of the Lymerex shot?
Hi cubbiejr, welcome to the board.
From what I understand, there were many problems with the Lyme vaccine. I believe it was effective against one strain only when there are many strains of Lyme. If someone had Lyme, did not know it and got the shot they could become very ill. After the vaccine had been out, it was discovered that approximately 1/3 of the population has a gene that predisposes them to getting chronic, severe arthritis. A class-action lawsuit has been filed against the maufacturer
Which test did you have done? No Lyme test is completely reliable, and results can vary by lab. From what I understand the ELISA or titer is the least reliable and the one most doctors run first. Is this the test you had done?
When Lyme disease is a possibility, the most important thing you can do is see a knowledgeable doctor. Many doctors do not understand Lyme and treat with outdated protocols. Besides Lyme, ticks can transmit several co-infections including Babesiosis, Ehrlichiosis (HME & HGE), Bartonella and Mycoplasma. Many people who have Lyme are co-infected. It is important to be tested.
If you tell me where you live, I will give you the name of the closest knowledgeable doctor to you that I know of.