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Old 11-13-2005, 06:12 PM #5 (permalink)
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Default re: bitten by a tick, started to have slurred speech

I agree with you about the ALS/Lyme connection. My husband has both and has been treated with IV Rocephin and oral Zithromax. His doctor has a Tick-Borne Disease Center in New Jersey and generally does a series of up to 20 Lyme tests seeking a positive. He also tests extensively after the treatment is done!

It is generally hard to get a positive if you have had Lyme for a long time and the treatment is often long and difficult. It is certainly worth it, though!

We are just now reading about the likelihood of co-infections, especially Babesia, and the possible need for an antimalarial in addition to the antibiotics. This is, I think, the theory of Dr. William Harvey of Texas who is now retired and had great success treating patients with ALS and Lyme!

Let us know what you find out and what treatment, if any, you pursue!

Best of luck!

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