[/b]"I forgot to report in my previous posts that a rash has developed behind my left leg, right in the middle of my knee and hip three months ago.I googled Erythema Migrans rash pictures and found it similar to mine.
I had a lyme test back in 1993 which was negative.I thought i didnt have lyme bacteria since then, but this rash stays there for three months which gets smaller one day bigger and painfull the next day, indicates that i have lyme bacteria too."
I rarely read the forum so I missed this post of yours a few months ago. I am sorry that I did because it is absolutely FASCINATING that after a few months on abx an EM-type rash has appeared on your leg.
You might remember that I have posted a couple of times here re the possibility of Borrelia burgdorferi being involved in the aetiology of MS (or what is diagnosed as being MS ie an autoimmune condition).
Had I seen your post I would've said: TAKE A PHOTO, in fact TAKE MANY PHOTOS of the rash as it is growing, changing appearance, etc.
Many people with Lyme get these secondary EM rashes when on abx treatment, and many, many people with long term Lyme have negative serologies, that's why so many have these non-aetiologic diagnoses (diagnoses like MS, like CFS/ME, like Lupus, like other so-called auto-immune syndromes) which are merely descriptive of an intermediate process not a CAUSE.
I have no problems with Cpn being identified as one of the possible pathogens involved in MS but I am quite convinced it is not the ONLY one. Just like I am convinced that people with very serious neurolyme also have several other pathogens (probably Cpn being one of them) which are either central or peripheral in the aetiology of their illness.
Guner, very, very pleased you are improving on your treatment, and I agree with you, I understand why so many people give up on abx treatment, as abx can be hard to do when you have one of these persisting bacterial infections. The die-off can be atrocious and you have to be a true beliver to keep going.
Nelly (in France-neuroLyme for 20+ years)