When I finally arrived at the door of a Lyme Literate Doctor (LLMD), I was surprised to learn that in addition to Lyme, I have an infection of the red blood cells called Babesiosis, caused by a tiny parasite.
Symptoms can include fatigue, drenching sweats, muscle aches, and nausea; the infection often begins with a high fever. It can also attack the spleen. I got mine from a tick bite. People also become infected through blood transfusions.
The thing is, if you are treated for Lyme but you also have this co-infection going undetected and untreated, your health won’t improve, as seen in a recent television program about a young girl in Maryland who wasn’t improving when treated for Lyme alone.