I was trying to help someone who is questioning her diagnosis ( or lack of) by telling what happened to me and offering a suggestion for another route to investigate. It is a fact that MS and lyme present very similar both clinically and on MRIs. I don't think my recomendation to check out lyme is off the wall, nor am I trying to recruit Msers over to lyme.
I don't go around telling people who are not questioning their diagnosis or asking for imput on what else could this be? that they have lyme.
I wish someone had made the suggestion to me to check out lyme 7 years ago. Maybe I would not have the problems I have now.
I don't know why some here get so upset about the suggestion of lyme. I know everyone doesn't have it.
Well, KIMC, it is only a "fact" to Lyme fanatics that "MS and lyme present very similar both clinically and on MRI's."
If the Lyme advocates would READ about the signs and symptoms of MS from credible MS sources like the National MS Society, they (you?) might understand that,
while, to the uninformed outsider there seem to be some similarities,
there are really not similarities.
You say, "I know everyone doesn't have it." Well, then, you are one of the few who come here from the Lyme forum who think that. Most of the rabid Lymies assure us that we don't know what we're talking about, that our neuros are wrong, that even confirmed MS diagnoses should be called into question, that "in fact" we don't have MS, but have Lyme.
If you read here long enough, you'll see that even those who are most exasperated with the Lyme fanatics will recommend to people to check out Lyme disease
when indeed their symptoms sound more like Lyme, and not MS.
And again, the real signs and symptoms of MS are not similar to Lyme.
I'm sorry you were so misinformed when you were first seeking a diagnosis.
...I am not a doctor, nor health professional, and don't pretend to be one, here.....