It's more than I can discuss today, but I wanted to post and see anyone's input. Evidently, there are Drs and certain meds who do not believe in chronic lyme INFECTION, but they believe in the chronic symptoms people suffer from Lyme and call it 'post lyme syndrome'. They believe the infection is gone, but as if having had a lyme infection, even tho 'cured', might cause an illness that cannot be treated.
So, seeing that I have anitbodies specific to lyme in my body, would not prove that I have a current lyme infection that can be treated. It would mean that I was exposed at one time and am now just stuck w/ the post illness syndrome.
I'm asking because there are so many of you out there on treatment and still suffering, and many of you who are coming to believe there is no cure. Could the ticks just be leaving us w/ incurable suffering? (like if you had had polio)
Could that possibly be the reason for so many people having negative tests? could it be that they no longer have any spirochetes, but are left w/ the devastation of the prior infection?
I'm sure you all have opinions on this -- What are your educated opinions? (I believe that all of you have done more research than most Drs and labs, so your opinions are valuable)
Post Edited (LymeUnknown) : 5/30/2009 10:53:21 AM (GMT-6)