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Any connection between PF and Lymes' disease

Posted by Elise on 9/19/98 at 11:35 (001922)

My doctor ran a series of blood test to see if there are rheumatological factors contributing to my PF. To our surprise, all the rheumatology tests came back negative, but chronic long-term Lymes disease came back very positive. Although my doctors have never heard of PF being caused by Lymes disease, it seems to be a strange coincidence.

I'm just wondering if anyone else has a history of Lymes disease or has been tested. I will let you know if the treatment for my Lymes disease seems to affect the PF.


Re: Any connection between PF and Lymes' disease

scott on 9/19/98 at 16:11 (001924)

Suzi told me by phone that Lyme has false positives on the tests and that they sent her on a wild goose chase. But, there still could be a connection.

Re: Any connection between PF and Lymes' disease

elise on 9/22/98 at 13:53 (001939)

I'll let you know when I get the results of the more extensive follow-up tests.