Lyme Disease does not travel alone. It’s important not to think chronic Lyme disease only stems from ticks. It is most often congenital and is a gift handed down from your parents.
One of the reasons it can be difficult to diagnose or be considered is because the symptoms are so broad. The signs are widespread because several co-infections go along with Lyme and everyone has a different combo of them.
Lyme never comes alone it always brings at least one co-infection. Your symptoms may be fatigue and pain while another has migraines or depression. That’s because you have different co-infections.
Callie had Lyme and four co-infections well guess who tested positive (although symptom-free) for Lyme and the same four co-infections?
Why are they symptom-free?
Here’s how it works: God made you with a fully functioning immune system, and if we left it alone it could handle all the gunk we inherited plus things we are exposed to now.
Any number of things can give it a whack and make it limp a bit where it is not able to fight at its full potential. When that happens, some of these fundamental things can pop up.
Of course, we all know that the food we eat and all the junk we are doing to ourselves are a factor. Then other things can give your immune system a whack that’s just enough to be a trigger.
For Callie, it was an exposure to an insecticide (probably while playing soccer). Then she had her 6th-grade booster shots. That whacked her body just enough that a month after having them, she began having her first of many symptoms.
Because Lyme Disease does not travel alone, she not only Lyme but four other co-infections that her body was battling.
Any Big Stressor
I’ve heard others have been in a car wreck, gone through a divorce, (any significant stress). Some had gotten a flu shot, had anesthesia or a significant health crisis. Afterwards, their symptoms began.
All of those things can affect the function of your immune system letting congenital Lyme take over. Once Lyme Disease takes over and Lyme Disease does not travel alone, other symptoms begin to emerge.
So if your family tree looks similar to the one below, there’s probably a good reason for it.