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NanaB
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Does anyone here know how long Lyme Disease and co-infections have been around? I'm going to do Lyme testing Monday but have had many symptoms since early childhood. I'm a baby boomer.

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There's a member named Elena here who often states Lyme was a bioweapon used in WWII and before.
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Timeline of important events in the history of Lyme Disease
Year

Event

1883

The first recorded case of Lyme Disease is described by Alfred Buchwald. He described it as a degenerative skin disorder now known as ACA (acrodermatitis chronica atorphicans).

1909

Arvid Afzelius presents his research on expanding ring like lesion (erythema migrans) associated with what would become known as Lyme Disease.

1921

Arvid Afzelius publishes his work and speculates on the origin of the disease as the Ixodes Scapularis tick and connects the disease with joint problems.

1922

The disease is found to be associated with neurological problems.

1930

The disease is found to also cause psychiatric problems.

1934

Appearance of EM or ACA is associated with benign lymphocytomas.

Arthritic symptoms are reported in connection with the disease.

1970

Rudolph Scrimenti, professor of dermatology publishes reports of the rash .

1975

Allen C. Steere, Yale, investigates a group of rashes and swollen joints in Lyme, Connecticut.
Scrimenti publishes about his treatment of the rash with penicillin.

1976

A clustering of cases of the disease is reported in a Naval Medical Hospital in Connecticut.

1977

Steere et. Al misdiagnoses Lyme Disease as juvenile rheumatoid arthritis and names the condition Lyme Arthritis.

1982

The etiological agent of the disease, Borrelia burgdorferi, is discovered by Dr. Willy Burgdorfer.

1983

Treatment of Lyme disease with oral and intravenous antibiotics begins and clinicians define the three stages of Lyme Disease.

1986

Skeptics denounce the existence of Lyme Disease.

1988

Lyme Disease Foundation (LDF) Founded.

1997

Borrelia burgdorferi genome sequenced by TIGR.

1999

Smith Kline Beecham receive FDA approval and place LYMErix vaccine on the market.

2002

LYMErix vaccine removed from market.

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Wow. This goes way back. I guess it's entirely possible for me to have gotten this when I had a tick embedded in my head as a toddler.

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YES! WAY back!!!

Yes, you may have had it since childhood. I've had it for 51 yrs now... that I know of.

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I live on a river called the Tchefuncte (Chafunkta) in Louisiana.

There are Indian Buriel grounds about 5 miles from me.

Called the Tchefuncte Indian Buriel grounds.

They found that many Indians had syphilis.

They found many who had what they think was Lyme disease.

These buriel grounds date from 300 B.C. to 500 A.D.

Hows that for being around for some time?

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I meant burial not buriel. [bonk]

Hugs,

Geneal

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Yep, I would say that is going back some!

Hey, Geneal... edit it real quick (pencil/pad icon)... I'm the only one who saw the mistake! [lol] [Big Grin]

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Hi NanaB, Welcome to our Lyme family! My daughter who is 16 had an imbedded tick removed from her head when she was 5. Didn't get diagnosed until she was 16. She has Lyme and 3 co-infections. Must have been some nasty tick!

My husband who is 59 was recently diagnosed. He had his first imbedded tick removed when he was 4. He has had several others over the past 30 years removed as well.

So yes, the tick from your childhood could very well be the culprit!

Take care, and be well.

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Actually, researchers from the University of Bath have shown that Borrelia burgdorferi came from Europe, originating from BEFORE THE ICE AGE. ITs been in America a long, long time.

you can read more here.

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2008/06/080629142805.htm

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Wow. Thanks, everyone. Very interesting information. For years I wondered if I was just crazy.

I talked to my mom the other day and told her my doc definitely dx me with CFS/Fibromyalgia and more than likely I have Lyme and maybe XMRV together.

She told me I never had the energy of other kids but she always thought I was just "lazy".

Gee thanks, Mom! So the times you visited me and I couldn't stay away to hold a decent conversation with you and just kept falling asleep - that was being lazy?

I'm sure you've all heard or gone through similar things with your family and others.

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