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Peedie
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The responses to this post
I think are very interesting
and extraordinary.

Please encourage others you know
with multiple family members with
Lyme to post there.

Let's talk about the results of that post
here - OK?

Here are my thoughts - feel free to add
to them or tell me I'm totally wacked!

Can we refer to this people group as MLFM?
Multiple Lyme Family Members?

POSSIBLE CAUSES:

1. MLFM immunity threshold otherwise
compromised - therefore susceptible?

2. MLFM genetically predisposed and more
likely to contract Lyme?

3. MLFM live/visit a highly diseased tick
area & extremely prevalent - epidemic?

4. MLFM are sometimes contagious?

[ 06. June 2008, 01:37 PM: Message edited by: Peedie ]

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bettyg
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peedie,

please edit your post by clicking on pencil/paper to open up subject line and body text.


subject line; change to

RESULTS of my questions on ..... on different post!


then break up that 1st post as some of your info is getting lost there, and very hard to follow.

thanks! did you also mark box in lower left corner for all replies to go to you.
click edit send!

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give it a rest, betty
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Peedie
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Just trying to understand.

Just realized recently I probably have
Lyme and also my daughter.

I don't think any of the above apply except
that she got exposed and bit like I
did.

She is 24 now, Spinal Menegitis
at age 18, mono shortly there after,
a lump on her Thyroid and lobe ectomy
at age 19.

Loss of family members and
extreme stress age 20 and failing health
led to Lupis dx, age 22 dx with Fibro-
Myalgia.

Tonsillectomy about same time.

Now that I am looking for reasons I am
sick - -I realize she probably has Lyme
also.

She has nearly ALL symptoms.

Including the rash (EM). I discussed
this with her two days ago (first time),
she reminded me when I took her to
emergency room for what looked like
a very bad insect bite and rash.

She was 12 then.
We camp/hike all over So. CA and the Sierras.
I had forgotten! I can only say it like
something I never saw before -drastic.

We were told it was an infected hair folicle
on her butt, but no infectious fluid found.

Was hard to believe - but they
are doctors. Charged me for non-emergency
fee. We don't have Lyme in So.California I
have heard soooo many times now.

Waiting for my reg. MD to allow me to get
blood withdrawn in her office. I have
Igenex test kit now.

Will need to get daughter tested also.
Hope and pray she will help me to at least confirm Lyme.

Hope I typed this out okay - I am posting
newbie! Peedie

[ 06. June 2008, 01:45 PM: Message edited by: Peedie ]

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Interesting that you changed what you first wrote, betty. I'm glad you did.

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I think the main "cause" of having mulitple family members diagnosed is simply Lyme Awareness.

For instance, had I not tested positive none of my children, nor my husband, would have even been tested.

So one smart LLMD (who happens to be our family MD), plus one tired mommy who was not recovering from pregnancy well = Igenex lyme test.

This then led to 4 other tests and a new awareness of lyme. Since then I've become aware that my parents, in all probability, also have lyme.

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tutu,

i did NOT change anything i wrote earlier...
scroling on by since i can't read it...

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