It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....

Lyme Disease Message Board


Post New Thread   Closed Thread
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 08-08-2010, 05:44 AM   #1
Senior Veteran
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: upstate,NY
Posts: 729
kdel HB Userkdel HB User

Hi everyone, I was wondering if anyone knew of the tick illness Anaplasmosis? My doctor thought for sure I had lyme and tested me for it but test came back negative. I believe he did the western blot and only 1 or 2 bands were positive. Does anyone know - is anaplasmosis a different test? The reason I'm asking is because on Thursday my dog - 3 year old yellow lab was diagnosed with this through bloodwork at the vet. That morning she was walking and then would suddenly just drop down to a sit, wait a minute then try to walk again and was stumbling - this kept happening on and off all morning and she was acting strange. I could tell she also had a fever - took her to the vet as an emergency visit and they tested her and she came up positive. Now I'm wondering if this is the strain I have since apparently it's right in my backyard?? I go everywhere she does so it's not like she has been anywhere else. I am very worried about her and am now wondering - should I request this test for myself or was it part of the western blot?
Oh - the vet put her on a 3month course of Doxy.

Sponsors Lightbulb
Old 08-19-2010, 06:34 AM   #2
Senior Veteran
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: upstate,NY
Posts: 729
kdel HB Userkdel HB User
Re: Anaplasmosis????

Bumping up.........

Old 08-19-2010, 06:42 AM   #3
Senior Veteran
jojo's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: California
Posts: 2,924
jojo HB Userjojo HB Userjojo HB Userjojo HB Userjojo HB Userjojo HB Userjojo HB Userjojo HB Userjojo HB Userjojo HB Userjojo HB User
Re: Anaplasmosis????

Hi Kdel, I read about it on the net. Yes transfered by ticks. Yes I would get tested for it.

Hope you find the right treatment soon!


Old 08-24-2010, 10:02 PM   #4
Junior Member
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: LA
Posts: 38
ac130 HB User
Re: Anaplasmosis????

Anaplasmosis is *not* lyme, but you can get it along with lyme since it is transmitted via tick bite. I think it is closely related to the tick-borne illness ehrlichiosis. I would recommend getting tested for those two, as well as other tick-borne coinfections such as babesia. They are definitely not included in your lyme western blot.

Also keep in mind that it is definitely possible to have lyme and yet test negative. The test checks for antibodies in your bloodstream, and if your body is not yet producing many (i.e., you were bitten very recently) or most of the antibodies are already attached to lyme pathogens, then you're less likely to get a positive. If you do test positive for a _different_ tick-borne infection, then it's likely that you have lyme as well.

If nothing comes up and the doctor won't treat you but you still have symptoms, consider going to a lyme expert. It's not a good thing to have undiagnosed for long...

Closed Thread

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Board Replies Last Post
fevers of unknown etiology britt90 Immune Disorders 1 03-21-2010 07:51 PM
Dx with Fifths Disease but still suspect Lyme. Worth getting a 2nd opinion? dayandage Infectious Diseases 15 05-21-2009 11:56 AM
Strange pains in the right ear, face and right eye! bozana55 Ear, Nose & Throat 11 04-12-2009 01:35 PM
Symptoms Listings - PLEASE CONTRIBUTE dealer1111 Lyme Disease 23 05-04-2008 09:21 PM
Terrible back pain from deer tick linda714 Lyme Disease 3 07-27-2007 05:39 AM
passing on an email concerning the 2005 ***** conference and new research Roman77 Lyme Disease 4 12-14-2005 02:39 PM

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Sign Up Today!

Ask our community of thousands of members your health questions, and learn from others experiences. Join the conversation!

I want my free account

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 09:49 AM.

Site owned and operated by HealthBoards.comô
© 1998-2018 HealthBoards.comô All rights reserved.
Do not copy or redistribute in any form!