There does appear to be a link in some children. Since the causes of these illnesses are not really known, I believe it is clear that lyme can cause these, but this does not necessarily mean it is the cause in all cases.
I am so sorry to hear all of this! Please let us know what we can do for YOU besides hope and pray. I do not remember what kind of treatment you are on?
As for your friend's child, you have my thought and prayers as well. There must be a way, somehow, to at least be able to rule Lyme out? Since you are so ill, maybe you could start by just asking your friend to at least make a complete and total list of symptoms, including physical, in addition to all the neuro issues?
Veromia, on the body temp: Is this a symptom of Lyme itself? Or is it frequently a symptom of a thyroid problem that is caused by Lyme?
And, Scorpio, it would probably be a good idea for your friend's child to take his temp several times per day for a few weeks. At least that might indicate something, or maybe he will learn that it is normal and that symptom can be set aside.
Bit 1972: Acute and chronic tonsillitis, UTI, miscarraige, appendicitis, hypoglycemia, chronic neck pain w/ crushed vertibrae, chronic severe back pain, mitral valve prolapse, depression, resolution?
Bit Mother's Day 2007: Lyme, Babesia microti, hypothyroidism, EBV, HHV6, Parvovirus B19, low adrenals &misc other hormones, depression, anxiety, more of the above.
What don't these nasty bugs cause?
CD57= 60, so we're in pretty good shape.
Post Edited (+Lyme) : 8/8/2009 8:44:17 AM (GMT-6)