The first year of my infection, I FELT like I had fibro. I did not go to a Dr for it and kind of tried testing the tender points myself, but the kind of pain I had felt like what was described as fibro.
All I can tell you that I know, is that many people w/ Lyme also have fibro. Also, many people claim to have been misdiagnosed w/ fibro, when they really had lyme.
There are folks on this forum who believe that everyone w/ fibro, chronic fatigue, and MS ALL really have Lyme, and I would not agree w/ that.
It seems to me, that since they don't know the cause of fibro, and since it seems that it is so closely related to chronic fatigue syndrome (don't many people have both?), and they all seem to be so closely intertwined, along w/ immune suppression and viruses, that some of these may be root causes of the other.
Sorry, but I have definite lyme brain today, so I don't know how to say all this. But I believe it is entirely possible (not necessarily probable) that lyme can cause the others, OR the others may cause people to be more suceptible to lyme.
I think that I have questioned this before. But sometimes I wonder if it is possible that MORE people than we know get infected w/ Lyme, and their bodies/immune systems fight it. And that could be the reason why so many do not believe in chronic lyme. Maybe we are the minority, and not the majority?
WE dont' believe that is possible, but WE and others like us may be the only ones we know of to be infected w/ Lyme. Is it possible that WE cannot fight it off and require the abx to fight it because our immune system has been compromised by something else? For example heavy metal toxicity?
Whatever, I know what I'm thinking about
, but can't say it right. Who knows, anyway?StrongMom
, it sure sounds like you've got a great Dr, in that his mind sounds
open to all possibilities. If we had more Drs like this, maybe we would find the answers for these currently 'mysterious' diseases. There does seem to be definitely relationships between all of them.
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?