Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by minimonkey, Feb 5, 2006.

  1. minimonkey

    minimonkey New Member

    Thank you for the sweet reply to my lyme post -- I'm so glad my insight is valuable to folks on here!

    My username came from the fact that I am a small person (not quite 5 feet tall!) and I've always loved monkeys to the point that I often act like one :)

    Lyme is an uphill battle, I'm quickly learning. From day one of trying to get tested, thoughout the process....

    No, I'm not leaving you wonderful folks for the lymies... in my short time here, I've come to feel like part of a family -- you folks have been a lifeline for me during this last flare (which is still going on, sadly).

    A big thank you to you and everyone else on this board who are so supportive and loving. It makes such a huge difference to know I am not fighting this alone....
  2. babycakes01

    babycakes01 New Member

    I'm so sorry that the dental work sent you into a flare. I have to get my wisdom teeth removed soon and I am so worried that it will make me flare big time. If you get Lymes it can put you at risk for RA (not sure if you knew that, probably did) Hope you feel better soon.
  3. minimonkey

    minimonkey New Member

    Hi, you sweethearts!

    I'm doing a little better for the past two days -- pain is down to about a 6 or 7, and Vicodin knocks it down to about a 4. By the grace of G-d, I have an appointment with a Lyme specialist this afternoon....we'll see what she has to say.

    I've been doing too much reading about this (Lyme) disease, and all the controversy surrounding it. It is enough to make one go crazy and paranoid, or turn into a conspiracy theorist! I'm going to trust that the doc will know what to do, and that one way or another we will be able to afford treatment. I am insured, but insurance loves to deny coverage for Lyme.

    Gigi -- if you really think Lyme is a culprit, I'm afraid to say you will have to go outside the mainstream for the testing. The original CDC surveillance criteria are completely inadequate for determining potential infection -- even the CDC acknowledges this! And mainstream docs use inadequate tests if they do screen for it at all....

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