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I'd like to hear from someone whose child had Lyme and was also diagnosed as Autistic!

I'd like to hear from someone whose child had Lyme and was also diagnosed as Autistic!

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Posted by Nancy on October 02, 2000 at 10:51:56:

Hi,

I had posted a message awhile ago but I'm hoping there is someone with a similar situation. My daughter
is 3 and was diagnosed with Lyme in May. Two months later she was diagnosed as Autistic. I'm convinced
that it was caused by the Lyme Disease. She became a different person after having Lyme. I've been
speaking with Brian Fallon at Columbia Univ. about this and I feel my daughter needs more tests. Even
if she is truly Autistic I can't ignore the possibility she may still have Lyme. I don't know which is worse.
I have been looking for a Pediatric Lyme specialist but no one takes insurance. It's getting very frustrating
because my daughter has two major illnesses of which no doctor thinks could be connected. I would
appreciate hearing from anyone who is in this situation or knows of someone who is. Thanks to all who
reply!



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