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bcb1200
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I was thinking about this the other day.

Every time I have a flare of some sort, be it pain etc, I always assume it is due to Lyme & co.

It really doesn't matter what the symptom is. I blame lyme & co.

But lately I've started to worry about what happens if I ever get a "more serious" disease like cancer, etc.

I expect if I ever do get cancer (or some other type of terminal illness), I probably would waste months thinking it was lyme related when I should have been on cancer treatment, etc.

Do you ever worry about missing symptoms from other potential, terminal diseases and instead thinking they are just due to Lyme?

I think this could be a big problem for me in the future...as I'll likely blame lyme & co first and foremost for everything.

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Kudzuslipper
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I think that's why it's important to have a really good internist/pcp. someone to catch the other possibilities. And of course stay current on screenings.

pain is a hard one though... If we went to dr's every time something hurt, we'd always be at the dr's. I know I wait way to long to check out pain.

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Easy for it to happen. We have to remain vigilant. My first thought is no longer "Lyme" .. so maybe you'll get there one day!

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