My 4 yr old twins show signs of Lyme

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twinsmom
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   Posted 12/20/2008 1:43 PM (GMT -6)   
I was infected with lyme disease a few years back. unfortunatley i am still fighting. however i believe i was infected when i was pregnant with my boys. now they complain that their knees hurt or they have a headache or the cant move their feet. is it possible they could have got lyme from me when i was pregnant?

Dowa
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   Posted 12/20/2008 2:23 PM (GMT -6)   
From everything I have read, I would say absolutely. Get them tested asap, I would-

rvnut
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   Posted 12/20/2008 3:06 PM (GMT -6)   
I agree with Dowa.

bablymers
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   Posted 12/22/2008 1:26 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi twinsmom, and Welcome to the forum! I agree with the comments above.
I did not know I had lyme when I was pregnant with my daughter. I had not even heard of lyme nor did I know any of the symptoms. She had problems with her health from the start, we saw many specialists, and NOBODY ever even suggested that she might have lyme. Her symptoms really got much worse at puberty, and we started going down the long "doctor trail" to get a diagnosis. It took several years of grief, frustration, $$ etc. to finally find a llmd and get a diagnosis. By then, I suspected I had it too, so we both were tested and found to be positive. We have been trying to beat this for over two years now. As the saying goes, I wish I had known then what I know now. My girlfriend has a similar story.

From what I have read, it IS possible to transmit lyme to the baby during pregnancy. I think it would be wise to see an llmd that is familiar with treating children. If nothing else, it will give you peace of mind.

Best wishes to you and your family. bablymers mom

twinsmom
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   Posted 12/22/2008 6:04 AM (GMT -6)   
thank you so much for everyone's advice. its a scary thing when you believe your child is Ill. I just pray that they are okay. i really feel terrible thinking i may have gave them this awful disease. I will be getting his bloodwork done today and the doctors ordered a lyme titer. i asked for a western blot test which is more accurate but i will take what i can get for now. im just lucky they even offered it. it took some convincing. ii will keep you posted when the results come in.

stutterbug
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   Posted 12/22/2008 2:13 PM (GMT -6)   
Where are all  of you finding this information on LD being passed during pregnancy? Is there actual research? Or just a lot of talk?

tickbattler
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   Posted 12/28/2008 8:01 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi twinsmom,
I have 4 year old twins too. They both have lyme. I take them from PA to New Haven, CT to see Dr. J. He is wonderful. You might consider getting an appointment with him while you try to figure this out. It takes 3 to 4 months to get in to see him. Your children's symptoms sound very suspicious and it has been proven through testing the placenta that lyme can be passed to children. Ask Dr. J about it. Also, lyme can be transferred through breast milk. Tests have found it there.

As you know, the testing is not accurate, so you will need to get a clinical diagnosis.

Best of luck to you.

tickbattler

sojourner
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   Posted 12/29/2008 12:38 AM (GMT -6)   
A study from Diagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease vol 21, Issue 3 March 1995, page 121-128 entitled "Detection of Borrelia burgdorferi DNA by polymerase chain reaction in the urine and breast milk of patients with Lyme".
 
 
Schmidt BL, Aberer E, Stockenhuber C, Klade H, Breier F, Luger A. Detection of Borrelia burgdorferi DNA by polymerase chain reaction in the urine and breast milk of patients with Lyme borreliosis. Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis 1995; 21: 121-128.
 
 
Kumi-Diaka J., Harris O. Viability of Borrelia burgdorferi in
stored semen. Br Vet J 1995; 151(2): 221–224

stored semen. Br Vet J 1995; 151(2): 221–224
 
 
 
Just to name a couple.  This helps clear some of the rhetoric you may find yourself up against.  Laying credible science on the table always causes a pause in the most challenging educational discussions regarding the borrelia travesty.  But, I've never had a doc turn a copy of the science down yet; and the temperature of the conversation always reaches a turning point when the science is most respectfully presented.

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