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    Lyme Disease!

    Hi folks,
    Just found out a life long buddy was bitten by a tick over a year and a half ago...and is now in stage three of the Lyme Disease....he has since become a "little reclusive"..(his own words!). Still getting treatment but cannot work with 'the boys' in his goldmine operation in the northern most part of British Columbia (just south of Yukon border).
    Anyone know of any "New or successful treatments"??
    Thanks,
    TJE.
    Last edited by TJE; Mar 31, 2013 at 01:47 PM.
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    I dunno any treatments but whenever right go out in these tick filled woods of Arkansas i come home and take bath in diluted bleach
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    So sorry about your friend! I'll keep him in my prayers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by old digger View Post
    So sorry about your friend! I'll keep him in my prayers.
    Thanks O.D.
    Unreal, that these tiny little buggers can literally change a persons life!...not just the body..but the mind Too!!
    Done abit more research....the Western and Eastern 'black legged tick' they believe is the carrier of the disease.

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    I have had it for over six years.....at least.Long story....not positive when exactly I contracted it,but had symptoms for the last six years and the doctors kept telling me I was fine...I knew damn well I was not.Have since found out "Yes",there are over 18 varities,little is known about most of them,they are not sure which one I have,its terrible,I have quit the antibiotics I was on for three years and not doing anything but killing my liver.Sad thing is,I have had two friends die from complications caused from it.As far as I know nothing "new",has come down the pipe.My cousin got it two years ago,and they caught it,and treated it quick.I wasnt so lucky.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TJE View Post
    Thanks O.D.
    Unreal, that these tiny little buggers can literally change a persons life!...not just the body..but the mind Too!!
    Done abit more research....the Western and Eastern 'black legged tick' they believe is the carrier of the disease.
    I dont ever recall bein bit.They say its a tiny tick,very hard to see.
    M.X.T , Tesoro Tejon





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    Hello,
    I've had Lymes twice. The first time I missed a whole week of work. Thought I had the flu and laid on the couch until Thursday when I finally went to the doctor. I had a bad headache all the while and felt like I was freezing but was sweating profusely. I mean I had sweat dripping off my nose. The sheets on the bed would be soaked with sweat each morning. The final straw was when I went to the bathroom before I went the doctor my urine was very dark and I suppose I was quite dehydrated by that time. I almost ended up in the hospital. They gave me an IV of antibiotics. I believe it was doxicyclene and I probably spelled it wrong. After about three days I was fine. I never did get the classic bullseye rash that time. The second time I started feeling ill in the same way only the next morning I had the bullseye rash on several places on my torso and neck. I got a prescription for doxicyclene pills and again was ok after several days. I didn't find a tick on me either time. I often wonder if that is the source of my aches and pains these days or if it's just me getting a little older (53). A coworker got it bad or at least didn't get it diagnosed for a period of time and he ended up off from work for several months. Lymes sucks!


    Thanks,

    Sidevalve45
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    Quote Originally Posted by kuger View Post
    I have had it for over six years.....at least.Long story....not positive when exactly I contracted it,but had symptoms for the last six years and the doctors kept telling me I was fine...I knew damn well I was not.Have since found out "Yes",there are over 18 varities,little is known about most of them,they are not sure which one I have,its terrible,I have quit the antibiotics I was on for three years and not doing anything but killing my liver.Sad thing is,I have had two friends die from complications caused from it.As far as I know nothing "new",has come down the pipe.My cousin got it two years ago,and they caught it,and treated it quick.I wasnt so lucky.
    Yeah Kuger, don't think my buddy caught it early enough either, diagnose for it 1-1/2 yrs ago (already Stage 3)....don't know alot about the illness 'stages'...but read that there....Is only '3 stages'!!?
    Hope all works out for ya!

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    ..............The pain in my hips and knees is un describable....excruciating,and pretty much constant,that and the weight loss is what bothers me the most.I have noticed my eye sight isnt what it was either,but not sure that has anything to do with it.I was also never was allergic to bee's but went into anaphalactic(SP?)shock last time I was bit?
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    Quote Originally Posted by TJE View Post
    Yeah Kuger, don't think my buddy caught it early enough either, diagnose for it 1-1/2 yrs ago (already Stage 3)....don't know alot about the illness 'stages'...but read that there....Is only '3 stages'!!?
    Hope all works out for ya!
    Thanks amigo,I think I will be OK,life isnt what it once was,but I have learned to deal with it.They say the damage is done
    Last edited by kuger; Mar 31, 2013 at 06:47 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sidevalve45 View Post
    Hello,
    I've had Lymes twice. The first time I missed a whole week of work. Thought I had the flu and laid on the couch until Thursday when I finally went to the doctor. I had a bad headache all the while and felt like I was freezing but was sweating profusely. I mean I had sweat dripping off my nose. The sheets on the bed would be soaked with sweat each morning. The final straw was when I went to the bathroom before I went the doctor my urine was very dark and I suppose I was quite dehydrated by that time. I almost ended up in the hospital. They gave me an IV of antibiotics. I believe it was doxicyclene and I probably spelled it wrong. After about three days I was fine. I never did get the classic bullseye rash that time. The second time I started feeling ill in the same way only the next morning I had the bullseye rash on several places on my torso and neck. I got a prescription for doxicyclene pills and again was ok after several days. I didn't find a tick on me either time. I often wonder if that is the source of my aches and pains these days or if it's just me getting a little older (53). A coworker got it bad or at least didn't get it diagnosed for a period of time and he ended up off from work for several months. Lymes sucks!


    Thanks,

    Sidevalve45
    Thanks for sharing SV45, thinking it may be more wide-spread nowadays...instead of 'a rare disease' which seems to be the 'consensus'!!

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    Sorry to hear of people's misery with Lymes. I have a buddy who has had problems with it before and my wife has had it as well. Fortunately her paranoia of tick bites paid dividends there. Soon as the red dot target showed up she was to the doctor and on the antibiotics. By comparison she has been extremely lucky, no more symptoms.

    Ticks of every species are all very common here. I'm in the woods a LOT, hunting every season and fishing in between, now metal detecting when you can't do either of the others. I just can't recommend permethrin high enough. I buy it at Tractor Supply, sold as an ant and termite killer in the highest concentration available in any form. It is use a lot in for many different applications and buying it this way is the cheapest way to get it. Then you can mix it down with water to match the application. Ants and insects around the house or buildings, flea and tick applications on the dog, and I use it on what ever outter clothing, pants, shoes, shirts, hats, tents, truck seats that go in the woods or the yard or comes in contact immediately after return. If you happen to even see a tick using this, it is normally about dead and almost never attached to your skin.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Ryan View Post
    Sorry to hear of people's misery with Lymes. I have a buddy who has had problems with it before and my wife has had it as well. Fortunately her paranoia of tick bites paid dividends there. Soon as the red dot target showed up she was to the doctor and on the antibiotics. By comparison she has been extremely lucky, no more symptoms.

    Ticks of every species are all very common here. I'm in the woods a LOT, hunting every season and fishing in between, now metal detecting when you can't do either of the others. I just can't recommend permethrin high enough. I buy it at Tractor Supply, sold as an ant and termite killer in the highest concentration available in any form. It is use a lot in for many different applications and buying it this way is the cheapest way to get it. Then you can mix it down with water to match the application. Ants and insects around the house or buildings, flea and tick applications on the dog, and I use it on what ever outter clothing, pants, shoes, shirts, hats, tents, truck seats that go in the woods or the yard or comes in contact immediately after return. If you happen to even see a tick using this, it is normally about dead and almost never attached to your skin.
    Great tip J.R., thanks.
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    Lymes disease has always frightened me. I go once a week to walking wooded park and try and make sure I check for ticks but my hair is very thick so its hard to.Im sorry about your friend,I know the disease is really rough.
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    Ticks freak me out. Once upon a time ago I got the Lymerix immunizations while they were available. They haven't been available for years. Since I don't have Lymes I supposed I'll never know if they shots worked or not.
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