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I was bitten by a tick 20+ years ago and have been diagnosed

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I was bitten by a tick 20+ years ago and have been diagnosed with SLE
JA: Have you seen a doctor about this yet? What medications are you taking?
Customer: I have seen a doctor and take no medication as it attacks my skin not other organs
JA: What medications do you take daily? Are you allergic to any medications?
Customer: no but take Kepra
JA: Is there anything else the Doctor should know before I connect you? Rest assured that they'll be able to help you.
Customer: I have an under active thryoid so also take medication for this
Submitted: 8 days ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr Baker replied 8 days ago.
Thank you for contacting Just Answer
Expert:  Dr Baker replied 8 days ago.

What is your question please?

Customer: replied 8 days ago.
would there be any chance of the diagnosis being connected with Lupus
Expert:  Dr Baker replied 8 days ago.

When did you develop symptoms of Lupus?

Customer: replied 8 days ago.
2013
Expert:  Dr Baker replied 8 days ago.

I would doubt a bite over 10years before would be responsible given the delay between bite and symptoms

Customer: replied 8 days ago.
thank you its just that no one has ever been able to give me a straight answer
Expert:  Dr Baker replied 8 days ago.

I suspect because it is difficulty to prove or disprove your question. I would therefore go purely off the timing and this makes it unlikely

Customer: replied 8 days ago.
I have a lot of things going on health wise and I am desperately trying to get answers as I also have epilepsy and was left on medication for a long time without seeing a neurologist - unfortunately this all co insides about the same time you see
Customer: replied 8 days ago.
Did you get my last message about epilepsy medication
Customer: replied 7 days ago.
Hope you can help
Expert:  Dr Baker replied 7 days ago.
I am sorry to hear. I do not think a antiepleptic can cause it either. Like with most, it is no doubt genetic and pre determined.
Customer: replied 7 days ago.
Thank you
Expert:  Dr Baker replied 7 days ago.
That is my pleasure, take care.