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painted turtle
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As someone who suffered with lyme for a few decades before being diagnosed, then treated with antibiotics for a few years....

I am not discounting the possibility of long term active lyme disease

when I ask....

if the immune system is compromised, would there be tests to tell this? basic blood tests that are cut and dry??

if the immune system is over active, as in with severe or problematic allergies, could or would that also indicate that the lyme response

is an auto immune response?

I know my question is vague but am hoping it will spark some insight into determining the difference between active infection and overactive immune response and/or hypersensitivity to all things.

Anyone?

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My personal opinion is that our immune system can and is all screwed up from LD.

One part of it can be suppressed while another part can be over active. I think this is what makes it so hard to treat.

I believe there are 2 parts to our immune system the innate part and I forget what you call the other part. sorry!

For many of us we need to take some kind of immune modulator to balance out our immune system.

I do believe it is possible to end up with an autoimmune reaction caused from the infection. I believe all autoimmune disorders have a bacterial or viral cause. I don't think your body attacks itself for no reason.

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"I don't think your body attacks itself for no reason."

Amen amen amen !

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"I don't think your body attacks itself for no reason."

Ditto. Big Time Ditto.
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