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False negative syphillis test. Please help!

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  • Posted By: pleasehelpme
  • November 10, 2006
  • 10:07 AM

Hello, I feel certain that I have been misdiagnosed. I tested negative for syphillis and have all the symptoms. No doctor believes that it is possible especially with negative results. I have tried using herbal supplements to cure myself which I believe maybe be why it didn't show up in blood tests. I am on antibiotics (doxycycline hyc) and feel 100% better but once my prescription wears out I fear the same symptoms will return without proper treatment. Since my local hospital and family doctor won't believe me I went to a dermatologist to have him look at my almost healed lesion. He didn't believe me either. I wanted him to take a sample from the lesion and test it before it healed and he wouldn't. I am getting another blood test through a lab he referred me to. From what I read about neurosyphillis I will need to have spinal fluid extracted. I fear that I will not be able to convince a doctor to perform this test. I can't list all the details here but I do believe it is possible to get later stages of syphillis under the right conditions. I am not on here to argue or have someone tell me it is something else. I am totally convinced this is what I have and it is frightening that modern medicine is behind the times. I wish they would just believe me and give me the cure. It is aweful living in fear of the symptoms returning. Since I started the antibiotics I have not noticed any of the neurosyphillus problems but I do notice the damage done. Please help!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! If anybody can help then please let me know. Please!!!!!!!!

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  • You probably don't have syphilis if the doctors don't think so and the tests are negative. Try not to worry so much
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • February 6, 2007
    • 03:45 PM
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  • I have a relative with a disease caused by a spirochete similar to syphillis. They went to many doctors before one did a spinal tap and found the spirochete in her spinal fluid. She also would take antibiotics and feel better until they were discontinued. Keep looking for a doc.
    mommalisa 6 Replies
    • February 6, 2007
    • 04:52 PM
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  • Forgot to tell you. She also had negative blood tests.
    mommalisa 6 Replies
    • February 6, 2007
    • 04:53 PM
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  • Hello, I feel certain that I have been misdiagnosed. I tested negative for syphillis and have all the symptoms. No doctor believes that it is possible especially with negative results. I have tried using herbal supplements to cure myself which I believe maybe be why it didn't show up in blood tests. I am on antibiotics (doxycycline hyc) and feel 100% better but once my prescription wears out I fear the same symptoms will return without proper treatment. Since my local hospital and family doctor won't believe me I went to a dermatologist to have him look at my almost healed lesion. He didn't believe me either. I wanted him to take a sample from the lesion and test it before it healed and he wouldn't. I am getting another blood test through a lab he referred me to. From what I read about neurosyphillis I will need to have spinal fluid extracted. I fear that I will not be able to convince a doctor to perform this test. I can't list all the details here but I do believe it is possible to get later stages of syphillis under the right conditions. I am not on here to argue or have someone tell me it is something else. I am totally convinced this is what I have and it is frightening that modern medicine is behind the times. I wish they would just believe me and give me the cure. It is aweful living in fear of the symptoms returning. Since I started the antibiotics I have not noticed any of the neurosyphillus problems but I do notice the damage done. Please help!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! If anybody can help then please let me know. Please!!!!!!!!if i was to write up a thing here it would match yours word for word dont no what to do or where to turn
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  • Please help!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! If anybody can help then please let me know. Please!!!!!!!!Has anyone treating you considered Lyme Disease? http://library.lymenet.org/domino/file.nsf/bbf2f15334c1f28585256613000317cc/87e8dfed931381b7852567c70012001f?OpenDocument might be worth a look
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • August 15, 2011
    • 10:02 AM
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  • bro how many weeks did u took doxy? that is one drug for treatment of syphilis so i least it got u covered... just dont worry that much... havent heard of vdrl, rpr test that yielded false negative, because once you acquire syphilis it will create an antibody to try to stop the infection and usually that antibody remains in the blood months even years after u were treated depending on how long u had sypilis... vdrl, rpr usually yields false positive not false negative, because just like wat i said antibodies created by the bacteria remained to be in the body...
    deejaycrash 3 Replies
    • August 26, 2011
    • 02:18 AM
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