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Old 06-14-2011, 02:54 PM #50 (permalink)
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Default Re: Misdiagnosing ALS

Hi all, a friend was diagnosed with ALS a few weeks ago. I was and still in shock considering the odds of him getting this fatal disease. Since he gave me the devastating news 3 days ago, I have been researching and simply trying to help, i feel the need to do something. After some research, i have questions and concerns. He shared his report with me from the Neurologist and after researching and seeing the info regarding ALS and Lyme disease, it caught my attention that it states in the neurologist's report that he tested positive for Lyme IgG. Is Lyme IgG the same as Lyme disease? If so, why was he not prescribed meds to treat the Lyme disease? His symptoms are weakness & numbness in hands, difficulty walking up and downstairs and balance issues. I'm not sure what other info is needed to offer advice/suggestions for my friend. Please let me know your thoughts re: the pos testing of lyme IgG and let me know what other information I can provide that may be helpful.

I thank you in advance.
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