Thanks! I do have a rheumatologist but two years ago he told me there is no lyme in the southeast USA. LOL...... My dermatologist who keeps an eye on my morphea ran the lyme titer. My very first skin biopsy was questionable lyme or morphpea. Then, they did another one and said it was morphea.
I don't think there are any lyme docs near where I live. The last list I saw was there was an ARNP in Tallahassee 3 hours from me! I've had a lot to deal with in the past with my health and it had to be first things first, like a surgery that couldn't wait. I'll have a look at the websites you suggested and see if I can get a western blot test. It seems stupid to repeat the same test that was borderline positive. Yes, it does seem like plaquenil might supress the immune system.
Oh, I've read a lot of cases of morphea have been linked to lyme disease-:)
d 1/09 with colitis sigmoid colon with some diverticular disease as well, Colon resection Nov. 2010, now in remission!
inflammator arthritis, type 2 d, asthma, skin scleroderma, VSL#3 probiotic, Vit. D, nexium, synthroid, plaquenil, lactose intolerant, benicar
Blood test positive for Crohn's via prometheus ibd serology panel ASCA. Positive ANA speckled pattern 1:180, high sed r
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