I don't know about
the other Lupus members, but I don't really know a whole lot about
Lyme Disease. We do have a Lyme Forum, maybe someone over there can answer these questions.
From the little I do know, I'm still leaning toward Lupus..the test results you mention sound like lupus, the drugs you were prescribed and got better with, esp Plaquenil, is used for Lupus rather than Lyme. I don't know if steroid treatment is standard for Lyme or not -- for some reason I thought it was generally treated with antibiotics, which would do nothing for Lupus. I have no idea if Lyme shows up in AI blood tests...
Is a rheumy qualified to diagnose Lyme? (I have no idea.)
Sorry I don't have more Lyme knowledge!
Lynnwood, Lupus & Sjogren's ModeratorDIAGNOSING LUPUS & LUPUS RESOURCES
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