Posted by bulldog2 on August 23, 2008, at 9:03:08
In reply to Re: The stakes are too high. » mknight, posted by Phillipa on August 22, 2008, at 19:46:02
> Hi Twin as I also was diagnosed with long dated chronic lymes disease by an infection control expert and a rheumatologist as ANA was 2800 and something to 1. Same timing as thyroid issue. From that day on couldn't tolerate meds. No tick bite either but the deer tick is as tiny as a piece of pepper so they can quite easily be missed. No flus or rheumatic symtoms. Just the postive titers and bands that are used in the diagnosis. Used to be a poster lunesta and he directed me to a lymes forum don't know if still exists as unfortunately the moderator died of chronic lymes a few years ago. Maybe google lunesta and see if there is a thread to me? Phillipa
It seems you don't read or remember what people write to you. Once you get bitten by a tick carrying lyme's disease you will have positive titers forever. I have written that to you many times.I was bitten by a tick years ago and treated with antibiotics and still have elevated titers.
Having elevated titers does not mean you have chronic lyme's disease!!!!!If you had chronic lyme's you would know it as the pain is unbearable and all the joints ache. You would also be treated with intravenous antibiotics.You were a nurse you should know this. When you get vaccines you get titres for that disease! Doesn't mean you have that disease.
What I found odd is that I explained this to you numerous times and you still state you have chronic lyme's disease.
No flus or rheumatic symtoms. These are your words. In chronic lyme's disease you would have these symptoms. After the initial bite there may not be symtoms but later on there would have to be symtoms to call it chronic lyme's. Also they would be treating you with intravenous antibiotics (treatment for chronic lyme's).