Hi you should check your temp often people w lyme have a lower body temp of 96 or 97 not to say that u dont have lyme if u dont have a low temp because coinfections can raise temps and cause fevers, coinfections will be something u will learn about
as u learn about
lyme, most people who have lyme also have coinfections transmitted at the same time as the lyme. Like babesia, bartonella , others, my temp is 96 to 97 all the time .
It has gone up to 97 98 now that i am on treatment.
It sounds like u could certainly have lyme. u dont have to have had a tick bite u remember. i dont remember one but i was camping one time right before i got a bad flu like illness . u also dont have to have had the bullseye rash. some nymph stage ticks are so small almost invisible capably of transmitting lyme.
u could get it fron mosquitos and other biting insects less frequently,, there are aolt of ways, sexually, congenitally, blood transfusion because it is hard to find and it is not being screened out.
Because it is so hard to find testing is not in a good place currently. Your greatest chance at an accurate test is throught the igenex lab.
You must go to a lyme doctor to get a test through them. there is a way through your primary doc but they mat not comply.
Finding a lyme doc not easy , email,, email@example.com give her the area u nd a lyme doc she sends back an email of a lyme doc nearest u. or if ur family doc complies u can go to igenex.com print out the testing form check tests 188 and 189 western blot IGM and IGG, your doc must sign the physiscian box and write in the test codes in the code line 188 and 189 then u call igenex and have then send u a blood tube shipping kit that part is free.
then the doc writes a little prescript
ion sheet that says a fill the red tube and return it to patient. this is given to the lab tech wherever u are sent some fam docs have their own blood labs. you must have the igenex address and send it through fedex to igenex on a monday so it gets there early in the week . or it wont be processed. it will cost 200.00 for the western blots and 100.00 for shipping. it must be very fast shipping to get blood read early enough and to get it there in time to be read by the lab.
Hope that helps.
That may be a cheaper way bt not so simple a lyme doc would simplify that but if it is pos u nd to get to a lyme doc for treatment because all docs who arent lyme docs dont understand that longterm antibiotic therepy is warranted for lyme patiens who have had lyme for mor that 4 to six weeks. you seem to have had it for a long time. it may take years of antibiotic combo therepy to get u better supported by probiotics. get your self in gd hands.
The line is faded not showing where Lyme came in. I became a new Mommy n my Lyme decided to show itself. Swollen elephant like knee and finger and limiting back pain. Bell's palsey, weight loss as if I had no muscle on my bones anymore. And much more text book lyme symptoms. To a Lyme doc, after alot of there is nothing wrong with you and a recommend to counceling,he said V this is Lyme. What kept me pressing on I had Lyme while I was pregnant. I know I was not infected while pregnant. I am watching her with an eagle eye. God Bless everyone. Love Veronica. Were the ones who know about
Lyme not the doctors. Isnt that just mad? Backwards. Alice in wonderland.
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