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Tick Borne Diseases Got One? #5063216
05/28/15 05:26 AM
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Tick Borne diseases. What are the chances you do not have one, maybe from many years ago. The "tick must be there for 36-48 hours" is not 100% true and not at all true for many of the diseases. Being diagnosed with many of the tick diseases is unlikely at first. Most doctors are not well informed about them. IMO they have become a real problem not only for us but for anyone living in the country and most suburbs. The alarm is being sounded more often now. But is it too late for most of us and what do we do now? Most of us cannot afford the doctor visits, time off and testing that often does not diagnose a tick disease anyway. IMO a safe daily herbal regimine that builds your immune system and natural antibiotics with vitamin C is probably our best defense. It does not seem like it would hurt. Any herbalists have any suggestions? Also remember that herbs can affect you negatively if you are taking medications. Consult your doctor or do you own research for contraindications.

Here is a list with info of most tick diseases. It does not include at least one new one.
http://www.cdc.gov/lyme/resources/TickborneDiseases.pdf

Re: Tick Borne Diseases Got One? [Re: ] #5063223
05/28/15 06:12 AM
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Yep. Got one, going on 6 years now, feeling it this morning quite badly too. Feet hurt so bad, I don't want to walk. Got Lyme, doc misdiagnosed me In the beginning so now I'm a lifer because I was treated wrong. Actually starting a expensive UV Light treatment Monday as the antibiotics are losing there effect. $160 a week and insurance does not cover it. So $640 a Month that the fur check did not cover

Don't fool around if you think you got Lyme it is a mother to deal with, I was told by a neurologist 4 years ago I was one of 11 people documented int the country to have this effecting my body the way it is. It is effecting my muscles, joints, brain and possibly organs. It is a cruel sentence to have my friends


Lots of Norco for pain and Flexirol for muscles I've been on 4 antibiotics for months at a time. Usual 4 months straight then start again in 3-5 months. Weight swings from a high of 301 down to 255 I think the hardest thing is the effects on the brain, I have asked my wife to file for divorce twice, apathy can get real bad, depression. What keeps me going is my son who is now 14 I need to spend time with him, my wife has been a trooper putting up with the physical and mental issues it causes

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Re: Tick Borne Diseases Got One? [Re: ] #5063271
05/28/15 07:52 AM
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Dang mt.

I hope things get better.

I'm gonna pay more attention for sure.


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Re: Tick Borne Diseases Got One? [Re: madcotrappwr] #5063288
05/28/15 08:16 AM
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Yep, had one burried in my arse this past turkey season. I got flu like symptoms (my daughter had the flu and was throwing up so I didn't second guess it) arthritis in my knees, shoulders and waist line. I just turned fifty three weeks ago so I didn't second guess that either, I just thought, wow I'm fifty now and it sucks. Started putting two and two together and went straight to the doctors that afternoon for a 2 week dose of heavy anti biotics.


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Re: Tick Borne Diseases Got One? [Re: bass10] #5063299
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Originally Posted By: bass10
Yep, had one burried in my arse this past turkey season. I got flu like symptoms (my daughter had the flu and was throwing up so I didn't second guess it) arthritis in my knees, shoulders and waist line. I just turned fifty three weeks ago so I didn't second guess that either, I just thought, wow I'm fifty now and it sucks. Started putting two and two together and went straight to the doctors that afternoon for a 2 week dose of heavy anti biotics.


Smart move there

I went to doc told him about bulls eye rash that I had a month earlier and he said "no way could you get Lyme in Michigan" treated me with a five day Zpac and the rest is history, he screwed me. And it wasn't until 25 months later that I was informed I had it for life now so no legal recourse as tort reform in michigan said no go after 24 months.

Don't mess around with this stuff it will destroy your health I was healthy , could play a whole basketball game without taking a break and now I'm a fricken mess. Turn 50 this July, so at least I may only have to deal with this for maybe another 2o years lol


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Re: Tick Borne Diseases Got One? [Re: ] #5063308
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My wife has Alpha-gal. It causes life threatening allergic reactions to any mammalian meat. The reaction Is delayed for 6-10 hours so It Is hard.to figure out what Is going on. Eating in a restaurant is a gamble. They dont have mammal meat warning signs like they do for peanuts and other common allergens, so you have to ask and they look at you weird every time. It's strange that a tick borne illness can have no effect accept a delayed allergic reaction to an unrelated allergen but it does.

Re: Tick Borne Diseases Got One? [Re: bass10] #5063327
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Originally Posted By: bass10
Yep, had one burried in my arse this past turkey season. I got flu like symptoms (my daughter had the flu and was throwing up so I didn't second guess it) arthritis in my knees, shoulders and waist line. I just turned fifty three weeks ago so I didn't second guess that either, I just thought, wow I'm fifty now and it sucks. Started putting two and two together and went straight to the doctors that afternoon for a 2 week dose of heavy anti biotics.


I bet the medication was 100 milligrams of Doxycycline Hyclate twice a day!!! I know cause I was in the ER Sunday night and was diagnosed with lymes disease. Until the meds kicked in I wanted to die I was so miserable. Waiting for official blood results to come back.

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Re: Tick Borne Diseases Got One? [Re: Maddog47] #5063357
05/28/15 09:31 AM
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Originally Posted By: Maddog47
Originally Posted By: bass10
Yep, had one burried in my arse this past turkey season. I got flu like symptoms (my daughter had the flu and was throwing up so I didn't second guess it) arthritis in my knees, shoulders and waist line. I just turned fifty three weeks ago so I didn't second guess that either, I just thought, wow I'm fifty now and it sucks. Started putting two and two together and went straight to the doctors that afternoon for a 2 week dose of heavy anti biotics.


I bet the medication was 100 milligrams of Doxycycline Hyclate twice a day!!! I know cause I was in the ER Sunday night and was diagnosed with lymes disease. Until the meds kicked in I wanted to die I was so miserable. Waiting for official blood results to come back.



I've been on doxy for the past 10 weeks and it isn't working anymore DON'T TAKE THIS LIGHTLY. You do not want it to become resistant to it. The UV light treatment I'm starting has been the best but it cost so much and it won't cure me


EVERYBODY TAKE TICKS SERIOUSLY


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Re: Tick Borne Diseases Got One? [Re: ] #5063371
05/28/15 10:04 AM
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they are now my most feared animal,moving ahead of the snapping turtle.get tested twice a year,when they are out,i am out.july and dec are the months i try to get bloodwork done but make sure you tell them what you do and what you want them too look for.i didn't go to a doctor for 45 yrs.except for stitches and after watching a few people go through it i changed my ways.


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Re: Tick Borne Diseases Got One? [Re: ] #5063416
05/28/15 11:07 AM
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Just going to put this out there so you guys also pay attention to what they give you for antibiotics . I to have been tested for Lymes and I live in ak because all my systems looks like lymes . I was antibiotic poison 25 month ago . It has been a fun ride still has me fried , aches ,pains , joints , muscle problems , vision, allergic to the cold , in general screwd up but getting better . I was given a flox base antibiotic called cypro . What I am trying to say if they give you somthing read and under stand side affects before you take it. To learn more just type in cypro poisoning there are lots of other antibiotics that will do the same thing as the flox based ones with out the harmful side affects . My public safety notice for today Carry-on .

Re: Tick Borne Diseases Got One? [Re: ] #5063428
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Had anaplasmosis a few years back. Got real weak and ended up in hospital a few days. They said my white blood cells were as low as a cancer patients. Nurses couldn't come in unless they wore masks and stuff. In order to make sure the ticks don't win, I now do make sure to spend twice as much time outdoors. Be careful with them boogers.

Re: Tick Borne Diseases Got One? [Re: ] #5063442
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The newest one is Bourbons disease only two cases one in Kansas and one in Oklahoma. Named after the county it was diagnosed in. http://www.newson6.com/story/29168577/new-tick-borne-virus-confirmed-in-oklahoma

Re: Tick Borne Diseases Got One? [Re: ] #5063457
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this might be a good thread to put up top for awhile for awareness.lotsa good info here.


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Re: Tick Borne Diseases Got One? [Re: ] #5063497
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I had Erlichiosis in 2008. Sickest I've ever been in my life. Initial Lymes test came back negative so they had put me on Amoxycillin or something along that line. Kept getting sicker and when I saw my real Doc he had just diagnosed his Dad with Erlichiosis and so put me on Doxy. Took a while, but cleared it up.

I was nearly comatose for 3 days. My wife had to wake me and prop me up in bed to take my meds.

Still not completely back from that bout. Have some digestive problems and even memory issues that were not there before Erlichiosis. Not quite as sharp as I was prior to it. I don't have the energy I used to have either.

These warnings pop up from time to time on outdoor websites. Please take heed.

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Re: Tick Borne Diseases Got One? [Re: ] #5063501
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Those of you on Doxycycline please be careful. It almost caused me kidney failure after being on it for 4weeks. They then switched me over to daily IV antibiotic treatment for 28 days with blood work every 4 days. I have been to several specialists in multiple states and have had the best luck at WVU Ruby Hospital in Morgantown WV. They have me on a vitamin regimen which has helped the joint pain and other symptoms. I also get an injection once every 3 months but I cannot recall the name. I will find out and post in this thread later.
My Lymes adventure began with a 6 day stay in the hospital with severe high blood pressure and a atrial flutter which cause me to pass out while driving....thank god I was in town and barely going 25 when I passed out and drifted off the road and hit a telephone pole. Lymes had effected my heart which caused all these issues. All this started by me neglecting flu like symptoms and aches and pains for over a month. I had a cardiac ablation at 31 years old thanks to a tiny little tick. Fellow trappers please take this seriously.

Re: Tick Borne Diseases Got One? [Re: pcr2] #5063515
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Originally Posted By: pcr2
this might be a good thread to put up top for awhile for awareness.lotsa good info here.


Good point, I'll sticky it to the top. Paul can decide when it has been there long enough.


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Re: Tick Borne Diseases Got One? [Re: ] #5063546
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Friend of mine found a tick in his beard a few days after being out in the woods running hounds. Started feeling sick and went to the Doc, was put in the Hospital and died a few days later of Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever.


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Re: Tick Borne Diseases Got One? [Re: ] #5063559
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I too got Lyme over 10 years ago. Yes It has affected me also. One point to make. Testing can show negative but you can still have it. I had the tick then the bulls eye. Very tired and so on, called my doctor and told the lady I wanted tested for Lyme and she said " You do not have Lime disease". Looking back it was a good thing I insested on seeing my doctor and he put me on Pox. right away. Was told by a animal Vet that taking a double does of antiboitics asap then another the next day can sometimes ward off Lyme. ??? You have nothing to lose IMO trying it. Try to avoid getting it so be safe.

Re: Tick Borne Diseases Got One? [Re: addictedangler] #5063574
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I don't have one, but just to let you guys know, it is a big thing here in Europe now. Many undiagnosed cases and lack of knowledge among doctors.

They are talking about it more and more. My wife's cousin has been sickly for 6 years and just last week they finally did he tests and found it was Lyme disease. I consider myself Lucky to have hunted turkeys and coyotes so many years without having the "wrong" tick on my body.

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Re: Tick Borne Diseases Got One? [Re: ] #5063594
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Wow, I feel less alone now. So many people, including doctors, don't know or understand the effect of this illness. Even those closest to you have a hard time understanding how you feel. Like I have said and others on here

TAKE THIS SERIOUS!


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