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Old 09-02-2008, 07:05 PM #13 (permalink)
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Default ALS Lyme questions

I am interested in knowing more about the "possible" connection between Lyme disease and ALS smptoms. My brother was diagnosed with probable ALS ( currently has official diagnosed of PMA) early this year .......and a few family members including myself have/had Lyme disease.

My brothers Lyme test was negative but I understand that there are a lot of problems with getting accurate test results once the neurological symptoms appear. I read somewhere that ALS patients should be given antibiotics to treat Lyme disease at least for awhile to see if they improve.....but I don't know where I read this and my brothers doctor has refused to give him a trial of antibiotics. I am thinking that this maybe an important thing to check into further and would appreciate any information that any of you might be able to share.

Thanks so much to all the kind folk who post here. Your help and encouragement are truly appreciated.
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