Written by AdieSyndrome
04 April 2009
Still trying to save one person at a time... Best to you all no matter if Lupus primary or not..Lyme can BECOME autoimmune and by then, time is of the essence.
Know that even the best doctors in the world do not know how inaccurate most Lyme tests are... There are only a handful of labs (and doctors) in the country who do the proper testing.
There are over 300 strains of the Lyme Disease bacteria in the world. In North America there are over 100, and the current standard testing only tests against about ten strains, even then, the tests miss 36% of patients , and it is a clinical diagnosis since Lyme DOES attack our immune systems and cause all of these other problems... Many die of another 'cause' when it could have been treated with long term antibioitcs.. Either way, both illnesses are very trying to deal with and I wish you all the best.
Definite Lyme disease instead of lupus:
Nancy Brown email@example.com Weaverville, northern CA
"Following a long-standing, untreated chronic borreliosis, I, too,
eventually developed anti DS-DNA antibodies and a positive ANA, along
with other markers for Lupus. However, the late Paul Lavoie had
numerous patients with similar laboratory results, all of which
returned to normal or significantly improved with long-term antibiotic
therapy. He firmly believed that in some people, the Lupus or
Lupus-type syndrome was a reaction to the underlying Lyme disease
infection. By treating the Lyme disease infection, the auto-immune
attack often backs off. In fact, he had numerous patients in which that
exact thing happened as a result of long-term antibiotic therapy.