Hi again hun. Welcome to the forum!
If you were bit as a child, it is possible that your symptoms are coming out now. The spirochettes can lay dormant for decades and suddenly comes out with stress, trauma, etc. Since you've already been tested for Lupus, it couldn't hurt to be tested for Lyme especially since you know you got bit.
The best lab to use for testing is Igenex in California. You have to pay out of pocket for the test but you can claim it on your insurance after. I paid around $200.00. You can order the test yourself but you do need a doctor to decipher it when it comes in and most regular doctors don't know how to read it. Your best bet would be finding a Lyme Literate Medical Doctor.
If I were you, I'd get the test done to be on the safe side. If you need more information about
the test or an LLMD, let me know and I will help you.
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Post Edited (CajunGrl) : 8/20/2009 1:10:42 AM (GMT-6)