Aba, lupus was never an issue when detoxing. I was detoxing with baths, lemon water, milk thistle etc
I really do think the lyme and lupus (or other auto immune illnesses) are connected. If I go by instinct that is.
Dorit: I got ill like 16 yrs ago with what I thought was a flu for 4 months. I went to an ER and they kept me for hrs and found nothing wrong. Then it was a full yr seeing this dr or that dr and finally a dr with enough smarts checked my ANA tiler and it was +. I went to see a rheum and he said "You may have lupus"
I never went back to him because I didn't want to believe it.
I then spent the next 14 yrs changing my life with diet and exercise. I went from a size 14 to a 3 and worked out 6 days a week. I was in the best shape of my life. I would have "flares" every 3 months that lasted a day or so but nothing that stopped me from living.
Then two yrs ago exactly, I got odd symtpoms of joint cracking, joint pain, horrible vertigo, depression,fatigue everyday, hair loss etc and went back to the dr.
Just to mention, the entire 16 yrs I've had a + ANA also
My GP urged me to get back to the Rheum and he again dx me with Lupus from my ANA, symptoms and a elevated sed rate. But it just didn't sit right with me so I researched more and read about
lyme. Got tested at igenex and found an LLMD in NY (I'm in canada). My blot showed many lyme bands and the LLMD dx with lyme.
My rheum and my LLMD worked together to treat me with abx. Though my rheum did not believe it was lyme, he listened anyway.
This is where i stand today. I still have some symtpoms but I am functional again.
Was I infected YEARS ago with lyme, went undiagnosed and it effected me like a lupus? Perhaps, but I will prob never really know.
My beautiful inspiration
The world breaks every one and afterward many are strong in the broken places