If you have, like me been diagnosed with Fibromyalgia do have a look at the following videos through the links I have posted. With all the controversy over many of our illnesses and especially Lyme disease we need to be well informed.
The same can apply to patients with a ME/CFS diagnosis, especially as research shows that many of them do indeed have Lyme Disease complicating their illness.
Poly Myagia Rheumatica was another of my mis diagnosis and as my post of yesterday explains can indeed be a mis diagnosis of Lyme Disease.
Lyme Disease has been found in patients with most Neurological illnesses ALS, MN, MS, That is not to say the reverse that everyone has Lyme Disease just how many are properly investigated for it in view of the problems over testing.
Lyme Disease can be found in Rheumatolgical illnesses it can be the cause of Arthritis in the young and the old. It was the high numbers of Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis in a group of children in Old Lyme Connecticut that led Polly Murray to get doctors to investigate the strange illness which in turn led to the discovery of what we now know to be Lyme Disease.
Lyme Disease can also cause Psychiatric symptoms from mild depression to major psychiatric disorders. Dr Bransfield the current President of ILADS has presented much research in this field. His research on Lyme Induced Autism is ground breaking. See Lyme induced Autism Foundation
Thanks to Marlyn Kerr of Lyme Advocate blog for posting the videos from the Boston Chronicle Feb 14, 2010
The videos include old a new footage a lot of which I have not seen before.