I read here all the time. I don't have the symptoms you all have. I live very near the cal. lab Igenex. I had my PCP order blood work and I paid cash since they don't do insurance......grrrrrrrrrr. I had no postive or ind bands.
I have had solumedrol for five days to treat MS flares. That is 1,200 mgs of IV steroids per day for five days straight. I felt great! It did wonders for shortening the duration of my flare. It did not make things worse as steroids does for Lyme disease. You all seem to flare much more often than MSers do. Some of you flare once a month. That is virtualy unheard of in the MS world.
My MS is very stable and slow progressing. I have been in remission for just over 2 years with no clinical progression. I have daily residual symptoms that match my lesion placement. Those don't vary too much.
I work full time as a 5th grade teacher. I have kids and a husband. I lead a very active life. I am not sick day to day like a person with chronic lyme is. I know this may sound whack..........but I am extremely grateful that I have MS and NOT lyme!
I DO believe that lyme is often chronic and very hard to treat. I believe that it invades interior cell space which makes it hard for antibiotics to do their jobs. I also believe that lyme disease can trigger MS and other chronic autoimmune disorders. I also believe that I just have MS.
I think lyme is extremely serious disease that is completely misunderstood by the CDC and most doctors. I believe there will need to be a complete revolution in the medical world before we are successfully treating lyme disease.
I am a huge supporter of this board and everyone on it.
Gretchen co-moderator MS board diagnosed with MS July 2006
I have no lesions on my soul and so I will live with no limits.