I was diagnosed with Lyme last July. Never saw the bite or had a rash (that was obvious). So I really don't know how long I've had Lyme. The year before my diagnosis I had GI and pelvic pain that was never diagnosed.I've also have had chronic back pain/injuries for over 15 years.
So..... I have a 3 1/2 yr old whose normal developmentally and behaviorally. When I started seeing my LLMD, she gave me an old collegue of her's e-mail from NJ who specializes in pediatric Lyme. I e-mailed him with all my son's history, and mine, and he responded by saying he probably didn't have Lyme, but to get him tested if it made me "feel better".
Well, I just saw "under our skin" a couple of weeks ago. One of the women in the film was pregnant and had Lyme. Her son tested positive at birth but had no symptoms up to age 2 (the end of filming). That was encouraging to see he didn't show any symptoms, but it really made me think about getting my son tested!
Shane, my son, has had a couple of fevers with sore throat in the last two weeks. And I'm really concerned that if I did take him to his Pediatrician, they would just write it off as a virus or something when it might really be Lyme.
Should I have him tested and does anyone know of a pedicatric Lyme MD in california? And if yes to testing, should I have the co-infection panel done also? What symptoms do toddlers have?
Thanks so much for any advice!!!!!!
7/4/08 IGenX LD positive,gluten sensitivity,low magn, low WBC's,+yeast/bacteria/tapeworm/roundworm, EBV,HHV,CMV,Parvo,
7/25/08 started on Biaxin
9/08 IGenX co-infections neg, but probable Bart, Bab, Erhl
11/08 Biaxin,Plaquenil,Cipro, Artemisinin,3 probiotics,Transfer Immune, Bcomplex,MultiVit,omega3,magnesium,
1/29/09 Added: Rifampin 600mg- Ehrl, Lomatium 15dropsBID-parvo, andrographis 15dropsBID (super yuck!)-LD, Alinia-cryptosporidium.