I was reasearching some stuff about Lyme’s Disease. I got it my senior year of high school and was in extreme pain. (I use it as a measure of other kinds of pains. For example…”Hey Steph, how much does that cut on your arm hurt?” Steph responds while shrugging, “It’s not as bad as Lyme’s Disease.”) Anyway, even though I had it, my tests kept coming up negative. So, the doctors tested me for stuff like Lupus and Leukemia — which I thankfully didn’t have. Turns out I had Lyme’s. After about 24 hours on the medication, I felt completely fine and was walking without a cane.
Fast forward five years… I read this the other day:
Lyme disease and pregnancy: Miscarriage, premature births, and still births have been reported. Transplacental infection of the fetus has occured. Transmission through breast milk is thought to occur. Any women suspecting exposure must tell her obstetrician and later, her pediatrician.
Blood tests: May be helpful as an aid in diagnosis but are not always reliable. It is possible to have a negative test during the course of the disease or following antibiotic therapy and still have active disease. The diagnosis of Lyme disease must generally be made on the basis of clinicalsigns and by ruling out other possible diseases. A negative test following treatment does not indicate cure.
So…I guess that I’m wondering if my miscarriages have been from Lyme’s. There is a possiblity that I may still be carrying the disease, but just don’t have any symptoms. Couldn’t tell if I did because the tests still come up negative.
Well…I go to the doctor in a couple weeks and I’ll be sure to ask her about it. I just get a little worried sometimes.
But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.