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kgarrett
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I am almost 38 and would like to have more children. I have lyme symptoms still but the last test was negative. Can I be sure that I don't still have lyme in my system. I have heard that lyme can cause problems for the baby or stillbirth. Any input, experiences, advice.
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Hi,

Where were you tested? You need to be tested by IGeneX lab in California to really screen for lyme.

Have you been treated for lyme in the past?

Lyme is a clinical diagnosis. If you have symptoms you should see a LLMD. Try treating it, if you perhaps get worse (Herx reaction) then you know what you are dealing with.

You can pass lyme to your child while pregnant. I don't know much more but I would definitely screen via IGeneX and perhaps talk with a LLMD so you are informed before getting pregnant.

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Thanks - I am pretty new to all this. I will take the name of the test to my doc on my next appointment and ask for it. Hopefully, it isn't to expensive.
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What you want to do is call IGeneX now and ask them to send you a test kit (it's free). There is a form your doctor will need to sign. Then you'll get the blood draw and send it to IGeneX.

Have the Western Blot IgM and IgG test, it's will cost you $200 total. They will send you a receipt that you can submit to insurance.

So worth it!

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