Ya know that's a good question. After I had Lyme the second or third time (its all sort of a blur anymore and I was dxd "Lyme Free" via a spinal tap in 1999, so its been a while), I was told I had CFS. When I got Lyme the 4th time it seemed like I never really got over it. So I continued thinking that it was just CFS and "I'd get over it", Well I never got over it. It only kept getting worse slowly but surely. I'd have good times and bad times, but it finally got the best of me last summer and I needed some answers. My doctor thinks that I have either had FMS all along or the Lyme brought it on, he wasn't my doctor when I had Lyme. I've also read somewhere that there's a concept that people with Fibro are more susceptable (sp?) to Lyme, I don't know for certain if that's true. Anyway, you know me .. I'm a pretty positive person and I want to believe that this will all go away someday. But from everything I've read I doubt it. So, I'll just keep on keepin' on, with the hope that one day, we'll find some real answers and a cure for this monster (FMS) and all of us will be dancing in the sunshine again. Hope is everything. So if your friend is realistic & hopeful, maybe that's how she can wrap her mind around it.
I hope that made some sense. LOL.. it's getting to be my witching hour, the night night meds will be kicking in soon!!!
Hugs till later~~
Fibormyalgia, 4x Lyme Disease Survivor, Depression, Anxiety Disorder, Dyslexia, 2 Lumbar Disk Herniations, Allergies, Bi-lateral Carpal Tunnel, Psoriasis.
Meds = Elavil, Tramadol, Xanax, Lipitor
"Shoot for the moon, even if you miss, you'll land among the stars" - author unknown