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woodswalker
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   Posted 11/23/2008 9:25 AM (GMT -6)   
The utility company that I work(ed) for gave me numerous pieces of safety equipment (special boots, clothing, reflective vests, etc) and many safety lectures. My job was to walk along power lines to inspect them, through all kinds of terrain yet, they never told me about Lyme, -- Nor did the local public service organizations. The only thing I heard, before I got infected, was that Lyme was a simple disease to treat -- like having the flu.

I am not one to jump to petty lawsuits. But, here I sit at week 9 -- After of 7 weeks of insufficient treatment, after many days of research to find a doctor that knows anything, after many days of feeling like _ _ _ _, after my employer questioning why I am not well yet -- and to top it off I am terrified every time I think about going into the woods.

-- So I'm thinking that the threat of a lawsuit might bring about some awareness.

Anyone have any thoughts or references that may help???
9/28/08 - 11/8/08 100mg Doxy b.i.d. 42 days
11/5/08 - 11/20/08 Salt/C, grapefruit seed extract, COQ10, anti-inflammatory herbs with cat's claw & omega 3.
11/20/08 -> reduced Salt/C, omega 3, Acidolphilus and Saccharomyces(friendly yeast),low carb, no wheat, no alcohol, no yeast, no caffeine, no sugar.
Ceftin 500mg, 2x per day; Plaquenil 200mg, 2x per day; Mepron 750mg, 2x per day; Zithromax 500mg, 1x per day.


hopingToFindCure
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   Posted 11/23/2008 9:32 AM (GMT -6)   
If you are willing, see a lawyer. You may stand a better chance than suing ignorant doctors. They're very well protected.

I think we need to get angry! But also if you decide not to, my llmd says to channel that anger into finding your own cure. And since there's no &*(&)*) research on Lyme, it is a customized cure to be sure.

I'm looking at your regimen and I must say I'm IMPRESSED. You stand an excellent chance of recovery.

Stay hopeful woodswalker. We're rootin' for ya!

hopingToFindCure
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   Posted 11/23/2008 9:36 AM (GMT -6)   
Oh and I had the fear of hiking - my fave pastime! Get some deep woods DEET. This time of year I read the ticks love to live in those fallen leaves. Don't leave home w/o the DEET. I have some in my car too and people think I'm insane. I don't care. Rather be OCD about protecting myself than get bit one more time. Nasty ^&* ticks!

Anyway, the fear goes away in time. I TOTALLY UNDERSTAND.

Deejavu
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   Posted 11/23/2008 9:58 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi woodswalker,
 
Were you actually fired from your job because you are sick?  In my opinion, you will not bring lyme awareness by starting a lawsuit (I doubt any attorney would take this suit anyway).
 
Also, do you really think you need the added stress?   Stress weakens the immune system which can make you sicker.
 
Just my opinion,
Denise
It's all about the Immune System mixed with a large dose of Positive Thinking...
 
This song is about my years with chronic lyme and being in remission for over 2 years:
 

Dowa
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   Posted 11/23/2008 2:40 PM (GMT -6)   
It would be hard to prove negligance on your employers part. I had a friend that complained about a lump in her side and was told by her internist for FIVE years it was a hernia. She finally insisted on removing it and she had Hodgins Lymphoma, no hernia. She hired a lawyer and you would think "no problem" but she LOST. Said the doctor was NOT negligent. Go figure.....its not easy.

Martha's Vineyard
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   Posted 11/23/2008 3:10 PM (GMT -6)   
I wear a patch every day. Called DEFEND. It is all natural and is made with vit b 1...odd no?
makes me stink to bugs...lol
2004 in Martha's Vineyard me and my two daughters then 11 mos and 6 all got Lyme Disease. This was only known to us because we found the tiny ticks on us and we got very ill. My dog also got lyme and he went lame.
We have fought it for 4 years to no avail.
We all got it again this summer is Texas.
I am now in treatment in Scottsdale Arizona at Envita.

"The eyes cannot see for for what the mind does not know."


Martha's Vineyard
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   Posted 11/23/2008 6:50 PM (GMT -6)   
Go for it Wood!
But you must know, that your ability to handle stress gets much worse as time goes by, and it could very well make your progress much worse.
Your sound like you are on a major dose of abx...wow...you have a very aggressive Dr.!
I am curious who are you going to.
You can tap my letter and tell me.
Gosh everyone should go to your guy.
Get better, then sue the guy. Or go to your local paper and get a story.
Marie
2004 in Martha's Vineyard me and my two daughters then 11 mos and 6 all got Lyme Disease. This was only known to us because we found the tiny ticks on us and we got very ill. My dog also got lyme and he went lame.
We have fought it for 4 years to no avail.
We all got it again this summer is Texas.
I am now in treatment in Scottsdale Arizona at Envita.

"The eyes cannot see for for what the mind does not know."


JELAINEP
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   Posted 11/24/2008 5:04 AM (GMT -6)   
Sue away.... it's the only way we're going to get recognition. I honostly believe that within the next 2-10 years we'll have a class actionlaw suit against each individual member of the IDSA Lyme disease panel. I also believe we'll win!
We'll get through today - Jennifer
06/00- The beginning, 08/01-LD positive, 10/01- Igenex and CDC LD positive, 10/02-LD positive, 11/03-LD positive, 10/07-Bartonella positive, CD57=3, 08/25/08 - 10 weeks of IV Rocephin, my first visit to a Pain Mgmt. dr. - she was non-judgemental and will not prescribe me any "opiates" which in the end, is probably a good thing.  Current Rx's 11/12/08: Wellbutrin 300mg, Paxil 60mg, Xanax 5mg, Rozerem 8mg, Darvocet, Acidophilus, Rifampin 600mg, Levaquin 500mg, Lyrica 150 to 300mg,
Medicare/SSDI theme song - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bd2B6SjMh_w 
"How much more can I take?", songhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5gHiR1xeOSs
 


KO-LD
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   Posted 11/29/2008 5:06 AM (GMT -6)   
Woodswalker,
Check into Premethian (sp?) you spray on clothes not skin and it kills ticks on contact.  Try sporting goods store.
KO
2001 symptoms started:
Tingling in fingers and toes both sides, not tested at that time for LD
2007 Summer tested pos. WB, diagnosed with LD, tested neg for co-infections thru Igenex
Abx - Doxy 100mg 2x/day for 3 weeks (before diagnosis)
Amoxicillin 1gm 2x/day for 1 month
Amoxicillin 1gm 3x/day with Probenecid 500mg 2x/day  5 months 
Currently on Dr. Zhang's protocol 


hopingToFindCure
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   Posted 11/29/2008 12:50 PM (GMT -6)   
JELAINEP

Sign me up. ID docs are dumb and the world needs to know just how dumb they are. They should lose their MD licenses

Where do we find a lawyer to take this on? I AM READY, WILLING and ABLE...Even in my weakened shaky state.

JELAINEP
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   Posted 11/29/2008 12:55 PM (GMT -6)   
I've ben bugging the sh%^ out of my nephew - he just passed the NY state bar - and works for a firm in NY that handles class action lawsuits. I send him the info and tell him that this will make him famous.... and an immediate partner in his firm. I also tell him that if he doesn't do it, someone else will. I have a very teeeeeny tiny connection to one of the lawyers that won the tobacco lawsuit thingy... I have actually made 2 calls to his office - un-returned, ugh.

I don't know, you'd think someone would be all over this.
We'll get through today - Jennifer
06/00- The beginning, 08/01-LD positive, 10/01- Igenex and CDC LD positive, 10/02-LD positive, 11/03-LD positive, 10/07-Bartonella positive, CD57=3, 08/25/08 - 10 weeks of IV Rocephin, my first visit to a Pain Mgmt. dr. - she was non-judgemental and will not prescribe me any "opiates" which in the end, is probably a good thing.  Current Rx's 11/12/08: Wellbutrin 300mg, Paxil 60mg, Xanax 5mg, Rozerem 8mg, Darvocet, Acidophilus, Rifampin 600mg, Levaquin 500mg, Lyrica 150 to 300mg,
Medicare/SSDI theme song - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bd2B6SjMh_w 
"How much more can I take?", songhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5gHiR1xeOSs
 


woodswalker
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Date Joined Oct 2008
Total Posts : 99
   Posted 11/29/2008 9:21 PM (GMT -6)   
Rock on JELAINEP. Tell me if there is anything I can do.

I am going to write a letter to several lawyers next week if the brain fog allows...
9/28/08 - 11/8/08 100mg Doxy b.i.d. 42 days
11/5/08 - 11/20/08 Salt/C, grapefruit seed extract, COQ10, anti-inflammatory herbs with cat's claw & omega 3.
11/20/08 -> reduced Salt/C, omega 3, Acidolphilus and Saccharomyces(friendly yeast),low carb, no wheat, no alcohol, no yeast, no caffeine, no sugar.
Ceftin 500mg, 2x per day; Plaquenil 200mg, 2x per day; Mepron 750mg, 2x per day; Zithromax 500mg, 1x per day.


hopingToFindCure
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   Posted 11/30/2008 6:35 AM (GMT -6)   
JELAINEP -

Can you explain how this would work?

Who are we suing and why? (Sorry, my brain needs basic information to put this together.)

Hopefor a cure
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