Yeah that is a very controversial subject here. We have had lyme board members on several occasions basically call us idiots for not just going ahead with lyme treatment. I can't really help you. It would be better if you posted that question on the lyme board. There are several members that were diagnosed with MS and then found out it was lyme.
I have MS and just MS. I have just had my two year MRI check.......no new lesions in two years. Some of my lesions are smaller. I feel great. I do have symptoms that are related to the brain damage I have. Those symptoms do not come and go. I haven't had a flare in over two years. I am on an immunosuppressant/modulator. If I had lyme, that would make my symptoms worse.
You can have MS and not have lyme. You can have lyme and not MS. And many feel you can have MS that was triggered by lyme. The big question is......if the MS was triggered by lyme, will the MS improve with lyme treatment? Or once that autoimmune switch has been triggered, does the MS then become a permanent result of the Lyme infection? Unfortunately, no one knows the answer.
Many people with MS are heat intolerant. I cannot regulate my body temp. when it is warm. A hottub is out of the question, as are long showers or hot baths.
I truly hope you find relief with your symptoms after treating the Lyme. I know that chronic Lyme is horrible and it is a long, long row to hoe. Good luck.
Gretchen ~ diagnosed with MS July 2006
I have no lesions on my soul and so I will live with no limits.