[original quote: Also, is Lyme disease the one that people get from tics? end quote]
Another tick-borne disease, Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever. MY last and most severe flare(about 2 years ago) from which it appears I will not recover was a result in large part due to this illness going untreated for 7-8 months while my (then) doc repeatedly refused to do the test, stating that it is not found i our part of the country. He did test me for Lyme Disese which was negative at the time.
My husband gave me an article about a Game and Fish Officer with whom I shared many symptoms. The Officer is now terribly ill,unable to work and keeps being turned down by SSA for disability. Fortunately, he had a small longterm disability policy from the state in which he works. A different state from mine, the doc pointed out, when I made him read it.
My next doc tested for RMSF immediately, without me asking.
MY medical herstory:
I was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia 12 years ago after a couple of years of a repetitive mystery illness, initially thought to be mononucleosis after testing positive for Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) and Cytomeglovirus (CMV).
My condition continued to progressively worsen over the years and I havebeen unable to work since May of this year. My doc believes that I will not improve sufficiently to ever work again. Social Security Administration does not consider Fibro a disability diagnosis, but is considering adding Chronic Fatigue Syndrome as a disability classification.
I hope all goes well for all who are dealing with these illnesses and all they bring with them.
Post Edited (IzzieBee) : 11/25/2007 6:57:41 AM (GMT-7)