"What is Lyme Disease?" was an answer on Jeopardy today

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JELAINEP
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   Posted 5/15/2009 7:55 AM (GMT -6)   
"What is Lyme Disease?" was an answer on Jeopardy today
 
That's it...... nothing else - haha!  rolleyes
Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it's the only thing that ever has.  - Margaret Meade
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, possibly just tested positive for koseri IgA, Morganella motgani,Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever (RMSF - yay! another acronym), Typhus Fever, Klebsiella pneumonia, Proteus miabilis, Citrobacter i IgA, Hafnia alvai IgA, NKC4, Interleukin 4 (IL4), IL8, Immunobillin (IM01). 
Current Rx's 11/12/08: Wellbutrin 300mg, Paxil 60mg, Xanax 5mg, Acidophilus, Lyrica 600mg
"How much more can I take?", songhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5gHiR1xeOSs


veromia333
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   Posted 5/15/2009 10:12 AM (GMT -6)   
oh you mean it was the question. so what was the answer
In the begining there was no Lyme. And the line is faded not showing where it came in. I became a new Mother and my Lyme decided to show itself. They said my blood tests were normal nothing was wrong. My swollen elephant like knee and finger and the unbelieveable back pain was just low vitamin D. I had a butterfly rash years before. When I told the rheumatologist I had the butterfly rash he said a key sentence. A butterfly rash is only present in lupus or Lyme disease. Well lupus pain is not in the back. i finally realized all the warning signs I had before. Bell's palsey, weight loss as if I had no muscle on my bones anymore. And much more text book lyme symptoms. Now I pressed on. To a Lyme doc, after a nice run around and a lot of there is nothing wrong with you and a recomendation to counceling, He said Veronica this is Lyme and I am going to treat you. Now he knows and I know, Lets get it on paper. Getting the Flow Cytometry test. What kept me pressing on in the face of such amazing and eye opening adversidy is the baby! I had Lyme while I was pregnant Luckily I know I was not infected while pregnant. She is 19 months now and healthy. I am watching her with an eagle eye. God Bless everyone. Love Veronica.
P.S We are the ones who know about Lyme not the doctors. Isnt that just mad. Backwards . Alice in wonderland.


Cheezhead
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   Posted 5/15/2009 11:21 AM (GMT -6)   
What is a tick borne disease, that is hard to get, and easy to diagnose, and treat.
 
Oh my bad, I must read that somewhere in an IDSA pamplet rrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr
 
 


RottenDog
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   Posted 5/15/2009 11:27 AM (GMT -6)   
so what was the question if the answer was lymes disease?

I also saw a epasode of mystry dignoses about lymes, they played it out as the child was fixed right up on abx.after a long time of bounceing from 1 Dr. to another, saying she had this an that. yes there was a fight to get dignoses, but afterwards they made it sound like she was 100% better on the abx. talk about down playing it :(
   RD
                                                                                                                 
 
still looking for answers
 


JELAINEP
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   Posted 5/15/2009 12:06 PM (GMT -6)   
The "answer" was close to this: It can cause flu like symptoms and is sometimes accompanied by a round bullseye rash. The question was "What is Lyme disease?"

One contestant answered "Rocky Mt. fever" which was wrong (kinda wrong) and then a second contestant answered "Lyme disease".

At least Lyme disease has entered into somekind of sideshow, urban legend, trendy somethingorother ............... this could be a good thing or really bad. HAHA I have NO answers. And neither does the little man behind the green curtain!
Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it's the only thing that ever has.  - Margaret Meade
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, possibly just tested positive for koseri IgA, Morganella motgani,Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever (RMSF - yay! another acronym), Typhus Fever, Klebsiella pneumonia, Proteus miabilis, Citrobacter i IgA, Hafnia alvai IgA, NKC4, Interleukin 4 (IL4), IL8, Immunobillin (IM01). 
Current Rx's 11/12/08: Wellbutrin 300mg, Paxil 60mg, Xanax 5mg, Acidophilus, Lyrica 600mg
"How much more can I take?", songhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5gHiR1xeOSs

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