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04/29/2007 02:04 PM

is lyme deadly?

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my niece was suspected of lyme a few months ago. thank God, it was mono and she's off the hook now.

i was wondering then, when she was so sick and weak: is lyme deadly? not the associate pathology, the low immunity and the weakness, which, i believe, can, indeed, kill, but the disease itself?


05/08/2007 08:50 PM
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Lyme can be fatal but thankfully it's rare. Could infect a vital organ, etc. Word to the wise, many lymies test positive for mono, throw's doctor's off all the time.

05/08/2007 10:51 PM
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thanks a lot, NP40... wow, you managed to really scare me now. in the morning i'll call my brother to tell him about this - the child is still sick, looks sicker to me than before, even. thought that if she tested positive for mono, then mono it was...

i had mono when i was around 21 and i remember it heavily affected my liver, which didn't happen in her case. her spleen looked also fine on the ultrasound,and i was happy that she got a milder case. and now - THANKFULLY! - you're telling me that it could have been a false positive? or she can have them both, even (thinking of which... i heard of many cases of co-infections).

this is bad, very bad. thanks so much for this, NP40!

07/11/2007 09:44 PM
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Someone commented about MONO!

37.5 yrs. ago I was diagnosed with mono/epstein barr virus in mid jan. 1970 at age 21. That folks was the BEGINNING OF MY CHRONIC LYME DISEASE TO DATE!

It was tick off my folk's LIFE XMAS TREE that bite me! NEVER SAW IT; NEVER HAD A RASH!

Misdiagnosed for 34 yrs. by 40-50 mds/specialists with the long lists of illnesses/symptoms we've all been diagnosed with.

Have that person test for LYME using IGENEX's lab for western blot igm/igg blood test!



I'd also suggest having blood sent to FRY LAB, ARIZONA for $250 for CO-INFECTIONS of bart/babs vs. almost $1000 that Igenex charges; I've been told it's an excellent, accurate lab!!

Post edited by: Bettyg, at: 07/11/2007 23:46

07/12/2007 05:13 AM
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Yes, it is possible for Lyme (particularly if it fatally exacerbates other pre-existing medical conditions)to be fatal.

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It's good to hear that your niece is on the mend.

06/09/2010 04:10 PM
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OK im a LYMIE...did alot of antibitoics for the lyme

and now was around kids with mono,,,daughter and a preschooler in the preschool i work at...

i wasnt feeling well yet again so i asked for mono tests

and i am positive...anyone know how this happens??? i mean i know it mimics things but how can the mono test be wrong too?

06/09/2010 05:05 PM
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You have to remember that lyme has weakened you immune system and that leaves out bugs opportunity.

06/09/2010 06:46 PM
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I've had big issues with mono and ebv, very common with us lymies and tough to eliminate because of the compromised immune system like Toothfairy says.

Good luck!

06/10/2010 07:21 AM
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Just because you test positive for one bug or disease, it doesn't mean that's the ONLY thing that you have. A compromised immune system can let in new bugs, or allow previously dormant bugs to reactivate again.

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