So sorry to hear about your wife! Yes that would be difficult having both of you symptomatic. My husbands had multiple ticks bites but is asymptomatic and hasn't been tested yet (we have no medical coverage for him since I stopped working 2 years ago). We have a son that will turn 5 in Aug. I had an Quantitative EEG done that showed chronic brain inflammation from Lyme for 10 -20 years. So I assume my son has it. He's been asymptomatic so far thank God! I'm doing everything in my power to make sure his immune system is in great shape!!! We don't know yet what for sure triggers Lyme symptoms to start. I had it at least 8 years with no obvious symptoms, no seen bites, rash, etc.
Anyway, keep in mind that many reports are out now including mosquitoes and sand flies as Lyme vectors. And mostly on the east coast.
I see an Acupuncturist M.D. that does BioSet which is a type of electrol-dermal testing. This is probably the only treatment that I have had in the last 2 years that I wish everyone of us could do. If your insurance company covers acupuncture visits, then it would cover this. Mine doesn't unfortunately. Check out ImmuneMatrix.com website and it explains the process.
My prayers are with you and your family!!
11/07 symptoms start
7/4/08 IGenX LD positive,gluten sensitivity,low magn, low WBC's,+yeast/bacteria/tapeworm/roundworm, EBV,HHV,CMV,Parvo,
7/25/08 started on Biaxin
9/08 IGenX co-infections neg, but probable Bart, Bab, Erhl
11/08 Biaxin,Plaquenil,Cipro, Artemisinin,3 probiotics,Transfer Immune, Bcomplex,MultiVit,omega3,magnesium,
1/29/09 Added: Rifampin 600mg- Ehrl, Lomatium 15dropsBID-parvo, andrographis 15dropsBID (super yuck!)-LD, Alinia-cryptosporidium.