Hey CG -
From what I understand, ehm - well from what I can remember of what I understood, Lyme just loves to lay dormant for many years, even decades, but when the time is 'right' (ie - your body is under some kind of attack) Lyme will actually begin to manifest.
In my case I was exposed to ticks from an infant, but my mother & I believe that I started showing sx at the age of 5 or 7. I always seemed to be 'behind the eight ball' when it came to my health.
I seemed to always be suffering from tonsillitis, pink eye, cold sores, mono & the like. Actually back when I was a senior in h.s., I actually had mono 4 times that year, plus infections of 'unknown cause', and had to have surgery on my right knee - only for the doc to find a 'perfectly healthy' knee.
Sooo, I'm thinking I've gotten off track enough in this post~
Thanks for all of your posts!! I truly wouldn't know what I would do without the support, giggles, and info that HW provides for me!