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Old 08-11-2008, 11:13 AM #3 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by crystalkk View Post
Clint,

Congrats on the Lyme diagnosed, (as horrible as that sounds it beats ALS). Lymes mimicks ALS and alot of other things. It can effect the UMN and the LMN. I would concentrate on treating the lymes. I know you are still worried about ALS but you had positive tests for lymes. I would be jumping up and down if something that mimics ALS came back positive for me.

What test came back positive for lyme?
How do they tell that you are inbetween stage 1 and stage 2 of the lymes?
Are you seeing a Lyme specialist or just your GP for treatment?


hang in there,
Not sure what test it was for the Lymes, all I know is the first blood drawn for a lymes test resulted in a positive diagnosis for lymes.

My GP has been practicing meds for a long time, he's pretty good at getting to the bottom of things. He really helped my mom when she ended up with a bad infection and no one else could find what was wrong.

My GP ran a second test (I forget the name of it) to test whether it was early or late stage and how long its been in my body. He talked to me yesterday about the results and was telling me that based on the levels that came back I'm in between stage 1 and 2. He said that it could have been 2 to 3 months or 3 to 6 months that I've had it.

Does the lymes diagnosis and clean EMG mean I should not worry about ALS or NMD?
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