I actually wanted to take my post down, but I didn't for the same reasons that most of you mentioned above. What would be the point to have a forum if we can't talk about
all this stuff? Now, I was thinking that maybe lyme could be contagious through intercorse and maybe even kissing? Some docs believe it may be passed through intercorse. Maybe other tick related diseases can be passed that way as well? THere were 2 cases (one in CT and one in PA) in "under our skin" in which the mothers passed Lyme to their unborn babies. I've had lyme throught my pregnancy
, as I tested + a mo before getting pregnant
. The symptoms mellowed down a lot, but didnt' completely go away. Mr dr said my tests (4 of them) were false +, and if I took abx for 3 weeks I was cured. I still don't know if I have co-infections--I tested negative by CDC standards for co-infections while I was already on abx, so that may change--who knows? Never went through the IGENEX.
I also posted here an article about
Mycoplasma a while back. There was something in there about
the disease being contagious within family members. It is prevalent in ticks yet most Docs dont' check for it. Hei, yes, it was upsetting, but I'd rather know about
it and get tested, then not know about
it and let it go under until I can no longer control it.
And if this disease that upsets one person MAY be contagious, I'd like to know and maybe others here want to know. If "MANY" people that have this disease are Lyme + MAYBE it is caused by tick bites.
I am looking for answers for myself and my baby (especially her, since we shared my body). If lyme is contagious I would like to know more about
how to avoid passing it on to the rest of my family members. I am breastfeeding and the spirochettes have been found in breastmilk. I HOPE AND PRAY my baby doesn't have it. If anything else is out there, I would like to know more about
it IF it is lyme related or if it may be contagious. My son came from school last year with the swine flu and got all of us sick. I was pregnant, had lyme and got the swine flu. I was upset the school
did not let us know there were classes that over 50% of the kids were out sick. That is why I brought up the schools in my post--I do not trust them to do the right thing and protect children from contagious diseases.
I do understand some members may get upset--I was so upset when I started to read on this forum and I stayed away for quite a while. See, I figure, I'd take some abx and it will be over. Now I see people here straggling for years or even decades with this... I still keep away at times and not post or read anything some days bec. I feel I can't handle it. I NEVER want to upset anyone here and I hope V will come back and post. Lyme is aweful by itself and many people have co-infections as well. It is no one's fault that this is happening to us. I only posted a link to an article I ran into while searching for co-infections--I did not assume anything, as I do not know much about
this disease at all.
Sorry, V. I hope you feel better.
Post Edited (Simela) : 9/13/2010 9:18:58 PM (GMT-6)