Originally Posted by Imaginary Enemy
Glad to hear that you got a diagnosis and will be able to treat it!
Glad you found a diagnosis. I finally got an answer today for my issues as well.
Thanks, RDY. Let's hear the good news! Sometimes getting an answer is the hardest part.
Glad to hear that they finally figured something out to help get you on the road to recovery! Congrats and good luck!
Thanks for the kind words.
Glad to hear you finally have feedback and a root cause! I'm with Craig, during the summers, I will pull a tick off of me a decent amount of times, and Lyme's always runs through my mind when I do it.
You're in my thoughts buddy, all will get better in due time!
Thanks, Treyson. Just be careful, they're out to get you
Originally Posted by HiMyNameIsWyatt
Glad to hear you got some answers Tyler.
Thanks, Wyatt. It's about damn time, huh? haha
That's good news, how were they able to finally diagnose it? It must be nice knowing you will only get better from here. My parents have had it multiple times, luckily they had the same symptoms and were able to recognize it and get antibiotics.
I ended up being blessed with finding who many consider to be the #1
Lymes doctor in the country. I had to fill out over 100 pages of detailed paperwork and get nearly a dozen tests, but he finally determined it. Mine was a unique case because most labs test 10 bands and the best lab (I forget the name, but it's in California) tests over 30. This gives a more accurate reading on the Western Blot test. My 41 band was positive. The 41 band is kind've a mystery still, so even if the CDC's minimum band thought process isn't met, you could very well still have a tick born illness. It's quite complicated, as opposed to most disease testing. The doctor said that 18 months is actually faster than average to figure it out. It makes me sad to think about all of the people suffering for so long like I was and possibly NEVER getting any answers because there isn't enough education on it in certain areas.
You parents are definitely lucky that they could recognize so quickly. If you catch it fast, you can heal much quicker. Once it sits, like it did in me, it's a much harder battle.