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Thread: Lyme Disease

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    Super Member Kooklabell's Avatar
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    Be real careful out there ladies. We're all enjoying our gardens this year - they are so beautiful!

    I see, at least in our area, that ticks are heavy this year. I check myself like crazy after coming in from the yard.

    But, unfortunately, I was bitten. We got the tick quickly - it had just attached. Almost two weeks later - the rash arrived. I have Lyme Disease! All these years of working in the garden, hiking in the woods, we've always had dogs..... I've been attacked :cry:

    Please be careful, check behind you knees, around your hairline and waistline. If you find a tick and remove it, keep watching! It took almost two weeks for the rash to come. I thought it was a dog tick, it was large not itty bitty.

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    Oh no! I'm so sorry to hear that. I've been checking as well. So far I had poison ivy but that's it.
    I hope you're better soon.

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    (((HUGS))) So sorry this happened (((HUGS)))

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    Thank you Sue! Poison Icky - I hate that! We've got lots of that this year too. It seems to be a great growing year for everything :) Hope your itch is better!

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    Patricia, how are they treating you for it???

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    I hope you get different medicine, that does not make you ill, Lyme Disease is awful, our tennet did not spray the yard for ticks last year and has double the ticks this year, although shes finally sprayed she did come down with Lyme and the medicine they give for this is just awful on the body it makes her sick and exausted. Our agreement was she gets cheap rent for her grannie and 5 kids to take care of the property. she can't afford much rent wise with so many mouths to feed although I know she takes good care of the house the yard looks good but she has to spray!!

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    The scary thing is that the rash doesn't appear all the time and people can and do suffer with Lyme for years before diagnosis:<

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    Iím so sorry you got Lyme Disease and hope you are feeling better soon. Thank you for the reminder to be careful. I think of my pets getting it not me (the dobie in my avatar got infected with Lymes Disease when she was about 4.) I wear a baseball cap that is open on top when I walk in the woods Ė but now that you have reminded me about this Iíll wear a regular one and be more observant. Take care and get better.

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    yes, be sure to get treated. My DIL has chronic Lyme disease, did not get treated in time. She has been through a lot.

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    Sorry to hear that. I had a friend that had it last year. She took a while before she went to the doc and she was in alot of pain.

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    So sorry to here that......I am in my gardens all the time. I found a regular tick on one of my pugs, but it was just crawling and did not attatch itself yet! I keep checking myself too.I'm curious... How are they treating the disese?

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    So sorry to here that......I am in my gardens all the time. I found a regular tick on one of my pugs, but it was just crawling and did not attatch itself yet! I keep checking myself too.I'm curious... How are they treating the disese?

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    Were we live there has never been a problem but my daughter works in a grooming shop and says they are seeing more and more dogs coming in with them.We make sure what we treat our animals with also have the tick prevention in it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by romanojg
    Were we live there has never been a problem but my daughter works in a grooming shop and says they are seeing more and more dogs coming in with them.We make sure what we treat our animals with also have the tick prevention in it.
    The ticks here in FL didn't used to carry Lyme Disease either. We used tick prevention in the summer but not winter. The year our dog got Lymes disease was the beginning of vets seeing Lyme Disease here. They suspect the ticks came here with the mulch but aren't sure.

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    I had Lyme twice. The first time, I had the classic rash, and six weeks of tetracycline later, I was fine. The second time, no rash. I thought I was going to be crippled for life, suffered for a year, and it left me with fibromyalgia.

    If you think you have it, please get checked out. I waited and went from healthy and strong to permanent damage.

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    I had a tick bite that had the bulls eye rash come up and by the time I got "worked in" at the DR office it was dissipating to just pale pink. He said it was a bug bite and refused to do anything about it. Is there a test I can demand that he do? This was 4 years ago and I have started having chronic joint pain.

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    Every one here is right; do get it treated right away! And insist on getting tested if you even suspect you may have it.

    My DH went undiagnosed with Lymes for well over a year. He was very ill and couldn't work; lots of common symptoms but the docs here in Arizona wouldn't even test for it back when he got it in the 90's. We finally got him tested and treated. He never had the classic bulls-eye rash either, but his test results were definitively positive. After almost a year of various antibiotics, he's left with tremors, insomnia and other various neurological problems. He's been disabled since; changed our lives dramatically.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sueisallaboutquilts
    Patricia, how are they treating you for it???
    I've been given an antibiotic to take twice daily for 21 days. I don't have any symptoms except the rash and I know exactly when I was bit. We caught it early

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    Quote Originally Posted by belmer
    So sorry to here that......I am in my gardens all the time. I found a regular tick on one of my pugs, but it was just crawling and did not attatch itself yet! I keep checking myself too.I'm curious... How are they treating the disese?
    I thought mine was a "regular" tick too! It was big, like a dog tick. But it turned out to be an adult deer tick. I have the antibiotics and all should be fine. Thank you. Please just keep looking if one gets into your skin. Mine was hardly attached - was only on me for a few hours.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Moonpi
    I had Lyme twice. The first time, I had the classic rash, and six weeks of tetracycline later, I was fine. The second time, no rash. I thought I was going to be crippled for life, suffered for a year, and it left me with fibromyalgia.

    If you think you have it, please get checked out. I waited and went from healthy and strong to permanent damage.
    Oh, I did. As soon as I saw the classic bulls eye. I have the tetracycline. I wondered what happens from now on, if I could get it again. Shoot, I was hoping that now I'd be immune. :cry:

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    DE is the worst state for Tick Bourne diseases. Lymes is only one of 13 kinds of TBD. Lucky me to live in the #1 state for it! My hubby, who works outside, has had TBD 3 times, myself twice and my oldest son (36) got it last year when he came to live with us for a while. He had a very bad case and although treated early will always have issues resulting from it. Please follow your doctors advice very carefully. This disease is sneaky and very risky. Take care and thanks for thinking to warn others about the potential hazzard. Hope you feel better soon.

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    I live in PA, and my then 7-year-old son got it last year. His regular doctor refused to give him antibiotics until 2 weeks later when he was tested, so I took him to the ER & they gave it right away. He was on it for over a month, and we need to watch for flareups. Two of our neighbors also have Lyme. I'm seriously considering getting a herd of guinea hen to combat them. HATE them blood-sucking things. :(

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    Oh no, I feel really bad for you. My DH had this about 4 yrs. ago form a tiny tick. He still suffers from it! No...its not funny!

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    Sorry to hear. I hope they have given you treatment.

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    I went undiagnosed for a year. what a nightmare! Heavy duty IV antibiotic and am Lyme free.

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