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Lyme disease

Felt I should give a shout out about this disease.

Aside from crisis late last summer. It will 3 years since I got Lyme disease. Something I had never worried about before.

Mine began literally with just feeling tired. Didn't think much of it cuz I was doing a pretty big graduation party for my bro. My knees were hurting, but so what they always do. Then I woke up and had the classic bullets ring on my forearm. Thankfully, it was there or I most likely would have not noticed it otherwise. It was a weekend and I ended up texting a pic to my doc who promptly put be on doxycycline for 21 days.

I felt better but a few weeks later I was getting worse. The pain I had wasn't normal. When got up it felt as if I had cracked my shin. Was lethargic and just forced myself to work thru this. I distinctly recall thinking the evening of the graduation if my bro would be mad if I didn't go.

At the party one of my clients who is a dr had told me about this huge fight going on among Drs over this disease. It had been raging for decades. I ended up going to see a dr involved in that debate. He had told me at the time there were only two labs in the entire USA who could detect what he believed was causing my and many others symptoms. Which was a secondary infection transmitted by the tick at the larvae stage. Mine tuned out to be positive and I was retreated and I'm fine. that dr published his findings ( not me) in the new England journal of medicine that November and it's pretty much accepted now.

Now the names of these bacteria are really long and ya all can look them up. But I'm sharing this cuz the range of these ticks is increasing and secondary and more bacteria are increasing. So far this year I'm seeing a heck of a lot of ticks already. Really have to check my dogs cuz they park themselves wherever I do.

Amazingly there is no reliable standard test for Lyme disease. Also no vaccine, it was pulled a long while back cuz of law suits. Although a new one is supposed to be coming out. So basically your diagnosis is subjective from your dr and woe to us whomliv or lived in area where Drs aren't familiar with the disease. infectious disease Drs in my case were useless.

So I caution ya if ya get bit. Keep the tick. And if you don't feel better after treatment. You will have to be your own advocate for additional treatment. It's an insidious infection in that it is slow to present troublesome symptoms.... I was very lucky. But it was sheer hell fighting the symptoms and system at the same time!

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I've had it twice

Two words:  Colloidal Silver

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40 day gestation

I nearly died of Lyme Disease.

Standard 21 day antibiotic treatment is not long enough. It takes the spirochetes 40 days to gestate. So I am not surprised that your treatment did not work.

I'll be using colloidal silver by American Biotech Labs if I get it again. Their silver is tested at major USA universities, as they are attempting to get their silver approved by the FDA as an antibiotic.

It really works!

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This disease is called the mimic disease for many reasons,

Early treatment is essential. For me the key was having the secondary infection treated and it is not responsive to doxycycline even long term over 45 days. The secondary infection I had wanted to travel to the brain and it you could actually palpitate the fluid in my knees and see the swelling.

I'm convinced it is responsible for many syndromes and maybe even fibromyalgia type symptoms. It's also important to know that some lingering symptoms can be attributed to reinfection and not every deer tick carries the bacteria that caused my problems.

My concern is that there is virtually no diagnostic testing facilities. I was fortunate, that I was able to benefit from professional courtesy, able to travel to Cambridge MA and have the fluid from knees analyzed for a positive diagnosis.

Can't imagine the he'll you went thru. It can be fatal if not treated and diagnosed quickly. Not to mention most mornings I had to do a push up to get out of bed and slowly work past the pain.

This ticks range is speaking quickly and most Drs have no experience with it. I'm thrilled you recovered. I know a lot of folks are anti vac on here. There is a new vac on the way and I'm personally going to eventually take it cuz my exposure to ticks is constant and deer ticks are so tiny they can escape the most vigorous inspection until they have already had a full feed.

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