Please note that you have been asked to NOT post again by a moderator. If you have ever spent any time here, you would read that we have asked people to please check for lyme disease and we have asked them to read the lyme board as well. I have spent a lot of time on the lyme board reading threads. I am very supportive of anyone with chronic lyme as I have read the problems with CDC and subsequent problems that occur with insurance. I realized that many of you have gotten MS from the problems caused by Lyme disease. Many of us just have MS. I have read with total horror and sympathy what you go through. I feel very strongly that I just have MS. I feel that MS is a disease that has many poorly understood causes. I tested negative through igenex and I don't have many of the lyme symptoms of infection. I have been very very stable in my MS for the last 15 months. I have a full time job, I have two boys and a husband that I do many things with and for. I have read how with Lyme, you can flare as often as once a month. That is just not me. So, when I hear that Lyme causes MS, it is very hurtful. You just cannot generalize things like that. Maybe you got MS from lyme, and maybe I got MS because my immune system just went haywire. I happen to be responding quite well to the progression therapy I am on and when someone suggests that my disease is basically a symptom of another disease that I am too stupid to treat, that really is very offensive.
As a moderator, I am also asking, with the utmost respect, please don't post on this thread again. Let this go. You have made your invitation. If we have members that have questions, they will go to the Lyme board with them.
Gretchen co-moderator MS board diagnosed with MS July 2006