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No diagnosis? Read THIS! Lyme disease false negatives!

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • December 30, 2007
  • 04:01 AM

A friend of mine was very ill with many of the symptoms of lyme disease (but not visible tick bite... we think it was in her hair!). Early on they tested her for it and ruled it out. However, after months, a doctor finally said that it can be hard to find the antibodies and did more tests taking blood from many parts of her body and lo and behold she did have lyme disease! I shudder to think what would have happened if she didn't find that doctor and I wonder how many others out there got false negatives on Lyme tests...

I hope this will help someone!

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  • How did the doctor take blood from many parts of her body?
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • December 31, 2007
    • 04:39 PM
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  • Thanks for sharing this experience. Lyme does not have to come from the classic tick bite. The bacteria has been around for 100 million years so I feel we can say it knows how to get around - other body fluids and other insects. Blood tests for Lyme are very unreliable. The bacteria can physically change shape quickly. The only labs I trust are Bowen and Igenex. And www.lymenet.org is a good site, and one can find a Lyme Literate Doctor in certain areas from the site. Traditional loads of antibiotics are often not the greatest treatment, unless you catch the bug very quickly after you got it. There are some excellent herbal blends and I have also heard from a source I trust that combining hyperbaric oxygen therapy with far infrared sauna therapy can also help greatly.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • January 1, 2008
    • 03:55 PM
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