Dr. J from CT doesn't believe fibromyalgia
exists on its own, he believes Lyme is the cause of it. I also took something for depression
for several months, but my Lyme symptoms did not go away. So, from my own research and from common sense (my common sense, anyway), treating the symptoms (Fibromyalgia, depression etc) will not make the disease (lyme, coinfections) go away.
Eg: My thyroid is all over the place when my lyme symptoms are at its worse. I have been on Levo for 5 years. It keeps somewhat in check when Lyme seems to be "asleep". As soon as the lymes are waking up, my thyroid is out of control (4-5 times higher than it should) although I am on Levo. When my lyme symptoms are calming down, new blood work shows I am taking too much levo, and my doc adjusts the level
I am sick of this! Anyway, those are my impressions, I will bring it up at my next appt w. the GP and LLMD--the above is my own conclussion and I may be wrong--I would be interested to see what others think on this subject
! Nevertheless, many things can go wrong when something messes up with your immune system!!!