Posted 11/16/2013 10:55 PM (GMT -7)
Lyme and Lupus do have similar symptoms, however, they need different doctors to treat them. Lupus is managed by a rheumatologist and ideally a team of support specialists--cardiac doc, lung doc, kidney doc, dermatologist, neurologist, orthopedist, psychiatrist, ophthalmologist, gastroenterologist. Plus any other doctor for any other medical issues you may have. Lyme disease is more often managed and diagnosed by an infectious disease doctor, who hopefully draws on the above team members as needed.
I have had lupus for 19 years diagnosed plus 6 years of doctors telling me I was just depressed. My son was diagnosed with Lyme disease about 6 weeks after my husband got two deer ticks off his head after going camping.
lupus, sjogren's, reynauds, cortical atrophy, brain meningioma, spinal meningioma, severe insomnia, scarred lung, chronic pancreatitis, stage 1 ckd, ibd, vitiligo, hypothyroid, depression, losing short term memory.