Not sure why I'm posting this, because I already know we don't have the answers -- even the Drs don't. But I'm betting there are some of you out there who have researched and thought about this stuff even more than the average LLMD, and maybe some of you have some answers, or at least theories. I think I've asked this before, but I want to ask again.
When I first came to this board I was overwhelmed looking at all the many treatments people were receiving-- esp the number of abx some people were on. I just wanted to escape this place!
Now, what I'm really noting is that, while reading over folks' signatures, the number of symtoms, illnesses, infections, and incompetencies everyone is suffering with.
So...... Do we believe that Lyme has caused all this? Or did all this cause us to come down w/ Lyme, whereas most other folks' systems took care of it for them?
And I'll put it this way:
If a person is very healthy, has a well functioning immune system, properly takes care of themselves, handles stress very well, and does not have any other immune type disorders or illnesses, what do you believe happens when they are bitten by a tick carrying Lyme and don't know it? Or, maybe they do know it and receive the inadequate 3 week abx treatment? Is it not possible that many people do kick it this way and that's the reason Drs are stuck on this approach?
In other words, do we still have Lyme (chronic and/or late stage) because we are 'different'?
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?
Bit Mother's Day 2007: Lyme, Babesia microti, hypothyroidism, EBV, HHV6, Parvovirus B19, low adrenals &misc other hormones, depression, anxiety, more of the above.