Post Edited (KeepHope) : 3/8/2009 1:07:27 AM (GMT-7)
Good morning Debbie,
I'm a 4 time Lyme survivor. about 10 years ago I was dx'd as "clear" of the disease after a spinal tap. Babesia and Bartonella and Mycoplasma were never brought up and, sorry to say, I've never heard of them. A lot of my Lyme symptoms remained though, but over time they seemed to subside.. until lately. I'm in the process of being tested again for a variety of things. The Dr. and I am pretty sure I have fibro .. he's just did the tests to rule out Lupus, MS and so on and thankfully I don't have any of those ailments. So it looks like it's fibro.
I think everyone that has firbromyalgia symptoms should be tested for Lyme. There are SO many similarities.
I'm so glad you found a good doctor... they're hard to come by. Wish I could have been more helpful.
Be well and warm hugs..
When this whole thing started w/ a strange infection, I tested negative for Lyme. When I asked to be retested after Fibro started, negative for Lyme. Third test revealed negative for Lyme also.
I have read a lot of studies that Lyme may be the cause. But, if you look up other infections / diseases / disorders, they all say the same thing as well.
While chronic Lyme may certainly be the cause of Fibro-type symptoms in some people, it is by no means the magical answer we have all been searching for (in my mind, at least).
Fibromyalgia since 2006
"Tragedy is a tool for the living to gain wisdom, not a guide by which to live." Robert F. Kennedy
Post Edited (Grailhunter) : 1/9/2009 1:55:28 PM (GMT-7)