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Old 11-20-2005, 11:05 AM #8 (permalink)
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My dad was told he had ALS, and we proceeded to have him tested at the IGENEX lab. He tested positive for Lymes there. He has been receiving treatments for the Lymes since June, and has made some progress. His symptoms were with this speech, and I do think his speech has improved some. However, he has continued with some of the ALS symptoms too. For example, he still has choking episodes, he has started having some twiching in his arms, he is able to put more words together when talking, but his voice is weaker, etc. I truly think there is a connection between the Lymes and ALS. My personal belief is that the untreated Lymes is what brought on my dad's ALS symptoms. Some doctors think that ALS is the end session of Lymes disease. All in all, it has been a crazy year. I do have to say though, since my dad has began the treatments for the Lymes, his whole attitude has changed. He was going through some depression before, and now it is if he has some hope and is much more positive. If the only thing the Lymes treatments gave my dad was a positive outlook on this, and keeping himself active, then it is worth it.
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