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Jeri
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Hi everyone. I'm newly diagnosed with Ehrlichia and Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever. I also have thyroid disease, chronic Epstein Barr virus and Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth. I'm wondering if these other health problems could've been caused by the tick-borne illnesses.
I have lived in a tick-infested area for 8 years and have been bitten several times. I never had the classic rash but my health has been slowly deteriorating since moving here. I'm wondering if I could've been bitten early on and these other conditions developed. Any thoughts? Thanks

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Bartenderbonnie
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Yes, tick borne Infections affect every square inch of terrain in the human body, causing havoc and debilitating symptoms.

Here's a Master List of symptoms Lyme Disease causes;
http://www.anapsid.org/lyme/symptoms/

You can get better with a qualified LLMD, who will address all body functions. It takes commitment, life-style changes, hard work, lots of money and a large amount of time. There is no quick fix. It's quite a journey.

The world's top LLMD describes TBI's as a "Multiple Systemic Infectious Disease Syndrome" ( MSIDS)

http://www.lymeactionnetwork.org/msids/

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You could be reading my history. I highly recommend finding an LLMD. This forum can help you locate one in your area.
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For sure. It is also implicated in MS, Auto-immune diseases, and Mast Cell diseases.

Be on the lookout for alpha gal since you had RMSF.

[ 11-18-2020, 01:08 PM: Message edited by: Lymetoo ]

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according to Richard Horowitz and Joseph burrascano ( 2 of the most respected LLMD's)

thyroid problems - usually Hashimoto's thyroiditis ( autoimmune attack on the thyroid gland) is present in a high % of Lyme patients.

other auto-immune conditions are common also
one under-reported one is gall stones or gall bladder disease ( also auto-immune in nature - but PCP's rarely mention that )

in his 2014 Norvect presentation Dr Burrascano describes how 4 patients of his opted to have their GB removed due to ongoing issues.
he arranged to have the GB tissue tested for Borrelia by PCR / Culture
all 4 were infected

this article lists the following as common auto-immune disease linked to Lyme
Sjögren’s syndrome [1], Dermatomyositis [2], and Guillain-Barre syndrome [3].
https://danielcameronmd.com/lyme-disease-manifests-as-autoimmune-disorder-sjogrens-syndrome/#:~:text=Lyme%20disease%20symptoms%20can%20mimic,%2DBarre%20syndrome%20%5B3%5D.

finally, bear in mind that testing for all of these tick-borne infections is poor - sensitivity, in particular, is often below 50% even for the best available tests and in chronically ill people this may fall well below this level.
hence negative test results do not rule out infection.
i mention this as - carrying one or more confirmed tick-borne infection puts your chances of having more very high. as such if your symptoms suggest others - eg Lyme(migrating joint pain, headaches, gut problems) or Babesia( re-occurring fevers, bouts of hemolytic anemia/odd blood work, purpura etc) then yu might wish to consider treating for these also - due to the poor test sensitivity.

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True.

I have had my gallbladder out and I also have Sjogren's. (and MCAS)

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