Hello Bluebyyou. I'm sorry that your going through all of this. I sincerely hope that you get answers soon. I had recently read that undetected lyme can result in MS later on. I cannot say if the site I read this on is reliable or not.
As Uppitycats stated (i do not know how to paste others statements as you all do so well pls forgive that), when we are being dx'd for MS they do try to rule out lyme's along with many other diseases. I think that mine was western-blot and elisa? It was negative and I've often wondered if tested early what are the chances of a false negative on lymes.
Uppity, even though you do not profess to be a healthcare professional , you seem to be highly intelligent about
all of these things, have you ever thought about
going into the healthcare profession yourselfl? Btw, i'm sorry that your numbness was "forever". I have MS and have experienced the numbness/inability to move but it only lasted for minutes, and was told this was "temporary paralysis" from MS.
I've never heard of IGenex. Is this a blood draw, and how might I have this test? Which doctor could I ask for it? The reason I'm interested in being retested is joint pain that has came within the past 6 months.
LymeFrustration, since it's moved to your cervical spine (and i'm sorry that it has) and your doctor thinks this means it's turned to MS. Is this unique to lyme-ms patients? Since that question I just typed didn't seem to say what I'm attempting to say i'll try again: An Ms patient with cervical lesions is not considered then to have Lyme's correct. Since MS is a disease of the brain and the spine? What are the antibiotics used to treat lymes?
Sorry that i'm not as educated as the rest of you and thanks for any and all answers.
Blue, I'm very happy that alot of your symptoms did disappear! I'm thankful that any symptoms leave anyone.
thanks to all,
Every day brings us closer to what we reach for .........in all things.