sexually transmitted lyme disease?

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2 tired for 30
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   Posted 12/23/2008 7:22 AM (GMT -6)   
I am beginning to think my husband has Lyme too. I know they say that you get Lyme from ticks, but if the Lyme spirochete can crosss the blood brain barrier and be passed to a fetus, could it be possible that I gave this to my husband? Syphillis has a similar spirochete and is sexually transmitted. Although we did go camping together, I guess it would be difficult to know whether he got it from me or a tick. Shortly after I got my bulls eye rash, my husband got a rash all over his body excluding his face and hands. The doctor diagnosed it as pityriasis rosea and it did look like that but didn't have the typical pattern. I have allot of difficuly waking him, he sleeps everywhere we go. His neck is stiff and he's been complainig of joint pain. He's been suffering from depression since the time of the rash, and has bladder pain. I wonder if he's having sympathy pains or if he too could be infected.
Any thoughts?

northlover
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   Posted 12/23/2008 9:56 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi 2 tired for 30,
All I can say is that my bladder was one of the first thing affected. Between that and the headaches I could barely function. I ended up getting a hysterectomy at 32 because of being misdiagnosed and thinking that endometriosis was the cause of my pain. I never saw a tick bite but did get a non-typical rash and was sick from then on.
Hope this helps and hang in there.
Northlover
That which doesn't kill us, makes us stronger. 
 
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   Posted 12/23/2008 9:59 AM (GMT -6)   
I totally believe Lyme is sexually transmitted. My ex was diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis (he did not have symptoms of RA), but had many Lyme symptoms. He got the Lyme shot at a place he worked previously, he was a big hunter, and he worked outside. So, I believe I got it from him.

Not to mention that a close cousin of Lyme is Syphillis, which is sexually transmitted, so it makes sense.

Sulma
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   Posted 12/23/2008 11:03 AM (GMT -6)   
2 tired for 30 said...
I am beginning to think my husband has Lyme too. I know they say that you get Lyme from ticks, but if the Lyme spirochete can crosss the blood brain barrier and be passed to a fetus, could it be possible that I gave this to my husband? Syphillis has a similar spirochete and is sexually transmitted. Although we did go camping together, I guess it would be difficult to know whether he got it from me or a tick. Shortly after I got my bulls eye rash, my husband got a rash all over his body excluding his face and hands. The doctor diagnosed it as pityriasis rosea and it did look like that but didn't have the typical pattern. I have allot of difficuly waking him, he sleeps everywhere we go. His neck is stiff and he's been complainig of joint pain. He's been suffering from depression since the time of the rash, and has bladder pain. I wonder if he's having sympathy pains or if he too could be infected.
Any thoughts?
   I'm sure it can be sexually transmitted.  Both I and my fiancee feel certain I gave it to him as well.  Your husband needs to see a different doc who'll order an MRI or Spect to look for encephalopathy.  Stiff neck and sleepyness are textbook symptoms.

Dowa
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   Posted 12/23/2008 2:40 PM (GMT -6)   
I had asked this question a few weeks ago as I had found out that a man I dated several years ago  just tested positive because his knees were giving out on him. I believe it can be transmitted, I mean its bacteria so why not? I was also told by a woman in Boston that she believed she got it from her dog kissing her on the mouth. After she told me that, I got tested because my Golden Retriver had it, and then I was positive with the Bowen lab in Florida. (They dont however, agree with those tests out here in Tx). Who knows..I hope in years to come there will be alot more information for us out there so we can make some sense out of all of this. Hope so anyway....D

dorit
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   Posted 12/24/2008 4:08 AM (GMT -6)   
i think lyme can be transmitted sexually; there is no study excluding this, moreover some lyme support groups reported they noticed that after some time partners of the patients came out positive too.

limberlostgirl
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   Posted 12/28/2008 12:44 AM (GMT -6)   
My husband was dx with LD 2 years after I was dx (6 years since my tick bite) so without a doubt we believe it was sexually transmitted to him from me!
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