Hey LymeNurse, i am hearing you, and listening, I just need questions answered. The medical opinion I looked at at Dermnet, which is quite a respected site, said Lyme had never been contracted in NZ.
We are pretty isolated, so why wouldn't i believe that?
I thought Lyme was one thiing, not over twenty.
I am very interested in this angle, as I've had some very strange experiences in the last few years with my immune system and T-lymphocytes , since I found out I had been iron-overloaded.
The body and foreign invaders fight it out for resources in your body.
The body responded to invaders by hiding iron away in storage areas, decreasing absorption etc etc, it's a whole new science.
I had some rather bizarre T-lymphocyte reactions as I had the iron bled down last year. I got a throat infection the day of my phlebotomy and went on antibiotics. I ached all over and then it culminated in an outbreak of T-lymphocytes breaking through my skin (PLEVA) in the form of blisters, that then turned brown like little liver spots. All over my arms and legs. PLEVA is a rare skin disorder of unknown origin. It honestly felt like something has escaped my body, just broke out my skin and ran
Then it all cleared up as quick as it came. Had it about six weeks.
Felt pretty great once that episode was over.
The last six months has been pretty great, just start to get a
bit fatigued and stiff joints when phlebotomy is due.
(I have a hemochromatosis gene C282Y, just one)
Have a look at some of Dr. Maria De Sousa's work, she just such a clever lady, and is just starting to do research on iron and the brain and the immune system.