False Neg on Lyme/Co infections test from VET?

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james from missouri
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   Posted 7/10/2009 10:37 AM (GMT -7)   
ok, so the vet calls me and tells me rocco is neg on all TBI's.. pcr and antibody test. they tested for all cases.. How accurate is this.. she said to keep him on doxy and come back in 4 weeks to have him re tested again.. i'm happy, but i feel like if i have lyme it had to come from him. because for the last 6 years he's been sleeping in the same bed, and we go for walks.. and i only go around bushes or woods with him.. i know i can still get it without him getting.. I'm happy for him.. it makes me feel better about everything..

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   Posted 7/10/2009 12:26 PM (GMT -7)   
jame it is great about rocco. i usealy test my dogs every 2 yrs for heartworms, and this covers lyme too. when blue was positive and whent tho his treatment he was then retested 3 months later and all was good.

do as your vet said he kows best for your baby. even in Tx where "we dont have lyme" so the Drs think, the Vets do know better and are more up to date on it.and they do treat it fast.
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james from missouri
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   Posted 7/10/2009 2:04 PM (GMT -7)   
i beginning to believe every test is wrong...

i need to get out of that state of mind.. its driving me nuts!!

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   Posted 7/10/2009 2:22 PM (GMT -7)   
I think the Lyme Test for dogs is MUCH more accurate that for us humans. My husband's best friends 2 Rotties both got Lyme and boy you could tell.

Tested positive, on abx I think it was a month, and they were back to throwing a truck tire in the yard over their heads!
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CajunGrl
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   Posted 7/10/2009 3:44 PM (GMT -7)   
James,

Didn't your dog have Frontline on him? That might have stopped your dog from getting it.
2003: Symptoms started;Anxiety,Panic Attacks,Heightened Senses
2007: Diagnosed with Lyme. Didn't start treatment.
2008: Symptoms came back with a vengence.
2009: Diagnosed with Lyme plus co-infections....Babesia and Bartonella.
Illnesses:-Chronic Lyme Disease,Hashimotos Thyroiditis, Ulcers, Hypoglycemia
Medications:-Currently on 1500mg Amoxicillian,Ultram,Thyro Complex 60mg,Probiotics and supplements

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james from missouri
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   Posted 7/10/2009 4:42 PM (GMT -7)   
yeah, he has frontline all the time.. maybe the tick jumped off of him and bit me.. good point.. i just didn't think frontline actually stopped them..

i know they go in, and frontline kills them.. i figured the tick already did the damage..

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   Posted 7/10/2009 4:50 PM (GMT -7)   
James, I recall reading that dogs respond much better to treatment than we do so try not to worry about Rocco. Your vet probably knows more than all main street docs put together. lol You have Rocco on antibiotics so I think he'll be fine.

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   Posted 7/10/2009 5:34 PM (GMT -7)   
James,

Does your dog have symptoms? Mine has had it twice now. The first time he had Frontline on, and the second time he didn't because it didn't work for him the first time so I figured why bother with it. But the vet said not to give up on it, so it is back on him again, and it was freshly put on at the time that I was bit this last time in June so we think it may have actually repelled it from him onto me this time.

On Father's Day, probably one of the worst possible days to go to Cabella's, we went and got spray and something to treat clothing with and also a spray for the dog. Both contain permethrin. For some reason it's okay to put it on dog's skin, but not human skin. You can also get stuff to treat the yard with it (permethrin) in. We haven't gotten that yet. We were also thinking about getting guinea chickens, but the more we learn about them we might not bother. We should at least treat the yard somehow.

Hope Rocco is feeling better, whether it was Lyme or not!

james from missouri
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   Posted 7/10/2009 5:47 PM (GMT -7)   
thanks guys,

rocco is good, he just has sore joints. i'm going to keep him on the doxy until it runs out...

i'm just beginning to wonder if i'm sick or not.. i know alot people go through this.. but i'm beginning to think i'm having a reaction to doxy.. some of this started after doxy, but some didn't. i dunno.. i becoming more and more confused everyday. brain fog like a mofo

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   Posted 7/10/2009 6:01 PM (GMT -7)   
James, I developed symptoms after starting treatment that I never had before but they have since disappeared so I guess it was due to herxing. It's all very frustrating and confusing but just try to relax and go with it. I know it's easier said than done but try.
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