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Offline Chuck White

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Re: ticks and more ticks
« Reply #60 on: September 05, 2017, 07:50:05 am »
Well, the tick finally got me!

Found the "typical bullseye" on the back of my right calf day before yesterday and have now been diagnosed with LYME DISEASE and start my antibiotic (Doxycycline Monohydrate) this afternoon!
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Re: ticks and more ticks
« Reply #61 on: September 05, 2017, 09:33:56 am »
Chuck - did you notice any symptoms before you went to the doc's or is this a preemptive strike on the critters inside you?
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Re: ticks and more ticks
« Reply #62 on: September 05, 2017, 12:15:15 pm »
Never saw the tick!

It was just tender and felt more like a burn, so put some Neosporin and a bandaid on it for 1 1/2 days, and when I took the bandaid off, I could see the "bullseye", so I went to the ER (about 8:00 PM).

Diagnosed and released about 11:30 PM!   :snowball:

Picked up my new antibiotics about 2 hours ago and will start on them around 6:00 this evening.  One tablet every 12 hours for 21 days! 
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Re: ticks and more ticks
« Reply #63 on: September 05, 2017, 07:03:36 pm »
chuck do not go in the sun it will burn you up even a few min will fry you I tried every thing that had anything to do with sun screen and it never worked  its not like a sun burn you get blisters like a fire burn  they also told me I was not allowed to have anything dairy cause it would coat the stomach and void the pill :-\

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« Reply #64 on: September 05, 2017, 08:46:18 pm »
I've got about a week to go on the doxy and I'll second the sunburn warning, my nose is about peeled off and I'm doing a good Rudolph the reindeer impression. I've been slathering up with sunscreen and it does seem to help. The main blessing has been the overcast days we've been having lately.

I take probiotics 6 hrs offset to the antibiotics to keep the good bacteria up. If you take them together the antibiotic just kills the probiotic and can interfere with the absorption of the anti-b. Yogurt, sauerkraut, kombucha, vinegar with the mother... fermented foods also help your gut bacteria. Always reinforce yourself when taking anti-b's and don't take them lightly, they are destroying things you need that your mamma gave you.

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« Reply #65 on: September 06, 2017, 07:46:05 am »
Thanks for the Warnings, guys!
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« Reply #66 on: September 07, 2017, 10:22:48 am »
Don P - good advice on the probiotics. My doctor also recommended them to offset any stomach issues. I never had Kombucha before I had Lyme Disease. I actually like the stuff and have made it part of my diet.
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Re: ticks and more ticks
« Reply #67 on: September 07, 2017, 10:42:20 am »
chuck do not go in the sun it will burn you up even a few min will fry you I tried every thing that had anything to do with sun screen and it never worked  its not like a sun burn you get blisters like a fire burn  they also told me I was not allowed to have anything dairy cause it would coat the stomach and void the pill :-\

Got to keep all covered up.  Long sleeves, big hat with brim, gloves on hands.  Sunscreen the face and neck. 

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« Reply #68 on: September 07, 2017, 06:28:55 pm »
Ok, you're not likely to hear this from other people with Lyme but my cousin has it and he originally took antibiotics 5 years ago. The docs said he was cured but then over the past 5 years he experienced bad joint pain. He didn't figure out it was Lyme until he happened to be stung by a sea robin fish while deep sea fishing. After the fish stung him in the thumb he sucked on it which caused him to get the fish poison in his mouth which then caused his mouth to become inflamed which led him to see a doctor. But here's the crazy thing. After getting poisoned by the fish his joint pain cleared up, or at least got a lot better. He believes that the fish poison triggered his immune system to kick in and that helped with the Lyme.
So next he goes to the doctor and the doc puts him on antibiotics not realizing that his mouth was inflamed from the fish poison so it really didn't help with that problem but the antibiotics also helped with his joint pain. That's when they figured out that he had Lyme disease.
Now he took these antibiotics for almost a year but hasn't been cured of the Lyme. So now he's stinging himself with sea robin fish and finds that they help with the joint pain caused by the Lyme.
Crazy but true. I'm telling you this because anyone out there seeing a Lyme disease specialist should tell his doctor this story and see what the doctor has to say about it. My cousin is doing this on his own but I wish he was being advised by a doctor. Please let me know if you find a doctor who can contribute something to this alternative treatment method.

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« Reply #69 on: September 08, 2017, 06:24:05 am »
plantman  you are never cured of lyme  there is no cure for it you jus keep levels between say a-d

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« Reply #70 on: September 10, 2017, 03:13:11 am »
I was told by many people the the poison from bee stings will cure arthritis.
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« Reply #71 on: September 10, 2017, 08:25:44 am »
One thing to remember... which might be hard, if diagnosed with alzheimers or dementia, get a lyme test done. Happens more often than we think, Kris Kristofferson for one.

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« Reply #72 on: September 10, 2017, 08:51:12 pm »
One thing to remember... which might be hard, if diagnosed with alzheimers or dementia, get a lyme test done. Happens more often than we think, Kris Kristofferson for one.

As I stated my cousin is getting significant relief using the poison from the sea robin fish. I've watched a few videos of people using bee stings to treat MS and Lyme with good results but it doesn't look fun.
My cousin's wife is a nurse and she has a friend who at 48 years old was suffering from dementia. It turns out that she had lyme disease.
He also had a neighbor whose wife had a couple spells where her heart rate dropped and she passed out. They found out that it was also Lyme . It seems that Lyme can interfere with the signal from your brain to your heart telling it how fast to beat. I also watch a video of a doctor who they thought needed a heart transplant. He got the transplant and they later figured out that it was Lyme disease so the transplant was not necessary. Unbelieveable. Be careful out there folks. This Lyme is no joke.

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Re: ticks and more ticks
« Reply #73 on: September 11, 2017, 07:04:36 am »
All this tick stuff has me wondering!   ::)   :P

What in nature will kill off the vast majority of ticks?

I'm thinking it would take a spell of cold (real cold) weather, without any snow cover!

Anyone else have a thought on this?
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« Reply #74 on: September 11, 2017, 07:17:27 am »
Yup, and we didn't have a winter last year. Guinea hens love ticks. I'm debating whether to get a batch of those noisemakers next spring and just let them range. But I don't think I got this tick at my place.

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« Reply #75 on: September 11, 2017, 08:59:21 pm »
if I did that it would take thousands of them to control the ticks here

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« Reply #76 on: September 11, 2017, 10:10:31 pm »
Actually last winter might have been a good winter to kill bugs because we had periods when it got really warm and then suddenly got real cold. I think that might have worked to kill them.
Aside from that, I think the government might be looking for a natural pathogen like a fungus or something that would sterilize the bugs and prevent them from reproducing. Got to ask a entomologist. I don't much like bugs. I just step on them !