Hey DUDE, First of all, I am sorry to hear that you may be sick. I wouldn't wish the illness upon anyone.
Second, You are right- I don't understand this "virus". Borrelia is a Bacterium.
Third, You made a lot of dogmatic statements without any documentation. I have never seen ANY research of any kind in which it was stated that if a person is bitten by an infected tick, that it is certain that the person will get sick unless treated.
I am all in favor of a person receiving some sort of preventative treatment if an engorged tick is found on their body! However I will also say that there are many people walking around who carry the bacteria in their body for years, yet have not been sick, nor have they been treated. My wife has been positive for Borrelia for over 8 years, yet not sick. Are you dogmatic that she WILL definitely get sick? If so, then why have no researchers drawn a similar conclusion? Your statements go way beyond any science!
My advice to you is to not panic and get adequate treatment. If you are not already sick after 17 years, there is no compelling reason that you should consider yourself as having "Lyme Disease". Also you are not necessarily a ticking time bomb. If you are sick, then find a lyme literate physician. There is definitely hope!
According to the Human Microbiome Project healthy people may carry many pathogens. By extrapolation I assume that means that the human body may not be capable of eliminating every last Borrelia bacterium. I don't worry about
that though, because that is not the only factor. My daughter has been "cured" from LD, and tests more positive for the Borrellia antibody than she ever has, all the while being healthier than she ever was! Would somebody please explain that to me?
Good luck with whatever your course of action is- dude!!!
Post Edited (Heathersdad) : 1/5/2016 2:40:26 PM (GMT-7)