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  • Mamabug
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    Lyme Disease was one of the many differential dx that was considered and ruled out during my two years of limbo. MS was always in the consideration stage; it just took a long time for it to be clear enough to doctors to be ready to dx me with MS.

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  • KoKo
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    Thanks for the interesting article, Seasha.

    I understand better now how MS and Lyme disease can be difficult to differentiate early on.

    And of course, having to wait for a dx is never easy:

    "The most common route when neither MS nor Lyme can be definitively diagnosed is to closely monitor the patient over time to see if there is progression or difference in test results."

    Take Care

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  • Seasha
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    The difference between Lyme disease and MS

    I have read through the years here that some are confused between the 2 diseases and thought this article can clear up some misconceptions and potential misdiagnoses.

    "As part of the Lyme diagnosis protocol, your doctor will evaluate if you live in, or recently traveled to, an area known for the prevalence of Lyme disease or presence of deer ticks.1 Blood tests are key in determining if the bacteria responsible for Lyme is present.

    By contrast, immunologic, environmental, infectious, and genetic factors may all play a role in MS development. The diagnosis is generally a process of elimination since there is no single method blood analysis, spinal tap, MRI, or other test that can conclusively determine an MS diagnosis"

    Read this informative article - https://multiplesclerosis.net/clinic...87dad1ee78d938

    I know when I was in limbo years and years ago, the doctors thought for sure and undeniably that I had Lyme disease. Boy, were they wrong!
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