SCV Arthritis and Autoimmune Message Board › Connection Between Ticks and Fibromyalgia
|A former member||
I was listening to Doctor Radio when I heard that many patients experiencing fibromyalgia were bitten by the Lone Star Tick or other similar ticks. These ticks can make patients allergic to mammalian meat and dairy because these foods have alpha-gal, the glycoprotein found in the tick's saliva. So many of the doctor's patients benefitted from a vegetarian diet.
A google search revealed a strong connection with Lyme's Disease and Fibromyalgia. Could many cases of fibromyalgia be an allergy to apha-gal found in mammalian meat and dairy? It is interesting that many FMS patients also have gastroparesis, and pretty severe gastroparesis in some cases.
If there is an allergy, soaking a patch of skin (especially if mildly scratched, say, with a clean nail file) with milk just might make the patch slightly red. That may be worth an experiment. Comments?