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Old 01-29-2006, 12:07 PM #15 (permalink)
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Default re: bitten by a tick, started to have slurred speech

how far progressed was your husband before starting treatment? how is he doing?

my aunt just started treatment yesterday as she finally has a cdc reportable case of lyme disease.

she had a pic line put in & started rocephin. she is also taking a few oral antibiotics.

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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!
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