New Topic Post Reply Printable Version
[ << Previous Thread | Next Thread >> ]

RottenDog
Veteran Member


Date Joined Apr 2009
Total Posts : 1013
   Posted 5/31/2009 11:22 PM (GMT -6)   
my sister called me today wanting info. her boss was bit by a tick and has was looks like a pipabl in the cinter and red around it. is this a bulleye rash? i did send in to the turntheconner site for  Dr. in her area and there isnt one within 250 miles. now i am not sure when he was bit or where. i just know they are into field trile dogs and  was working the hay field today.
 
what is the best advice i can give  her for him?
 
all input is welcomed
   RD
                                                                                                                 
 
still looking for answers
 


Razzle
Veteran Member


Date Joined Aug 2007
Total Posts : 4396
   Posted 6/1/2009 12:37 AM (GMT -6)   
Here's what I would do:

Take a photo of the rash. Put a coin or ruler next to the rash for size reference. Then get to the doctor and get Doxycycline. Almost any MD should be willing to give at least a few weeks of doxy for a bull's-eye rash. Then look for an LLMD or Naturopathic physician to work with to make sure the infection is nipped in the bud and not just slowed down for a few weeks. Also, keep the immune system strong - garlic is a good thing to eat because it boosts the immune system and has sulfur in it to help the body to eliminate the lyme die off toxins. The tick that bit them (if it was saved) can be sent in to IGeneX for testing to find out if it is infected with Lyme.

You might also want to print out the thread near the top of the forum called, "The Basics - Newbies, Check this out!" and give that to them also.

I hope this helps - take care,
-Razzle
Chronic Lyme Disease, Gluten & Sulfite Sensitivity, Many Food/Inhalant/Medication/Chemical Allergies & Intolerances, Asthma, Gut issues (dysmotility, non-specific inflammation), UCTD ("Secondary Lupus-Like Syndrome"), Osteoporosis, Pancytopenia, chronic malabsorption/malnutrition, etc.; G-Tube; Currently TPN-dependent.
Meds:  Zofran, Pulmicort, Heparin (to flush PICC line), Claritin, Colloidal Silver (used topically), IV Milk Thistle, probiotics.


bablymers
Veteran Member


Date Joined Oct 2006
Total Posts : 1458
   Posted 6/1/2009 12:46 AM (GMT -6)   
Take a picture of the rash right away, before it goes away. Put a ruler or a coin next to the rash when taking the picture, to give some size definition to the rash. It he has the tick saved in a plastic baggie etc. , the tick can be sent to IGenex lab, in Palo Alto, California, to be tested. If he is able to convince a doctor to give him treatment for lyme right away, for 6 weeks or 2 months, then he has a good chance of beating this. You could make a copy of the Dr. Burrascano guidelines and let him bring that to his doctor. It talks about the dosage and drugs to use and for how long. Maybe this early treatment will prevent him from ever experiencing this terrible disease. He could also choose to travel to see a llmd if he cannot find one close by to treat him. He can get doc referrals from his state's lyme diseas assoc. Always ask to be put on a "cancellation" list for the llmd because this can help him get in sooner. Have him start a journal, write down the date of the bite and where it happened, and keep track of any symptoms he may have. It will make remembering easier.

Hope this helps. Best wishes, bablymers mom
 
OOps!    Razzle beat me to it!!   I agree with Razzle!!

+Lyme
Veteran Member


Date Joined Apr 2009
Total Posts : 1304
   Posted 6/1/2009 6:10 AM (GMT -6)   

(Formerly LymeUnknow)

From everything I have read in 'regular' Dr articles, it states that if there is a bull's eye rash, NO TEST IS NECESSARY. Bull's eye rash is uniquely lyme. These articles state to start treatment immediately and do no await any lab results, which really aren't needed.


Is this too long?  Very engorged tick and TBI 1971, follwed by infection, lumps on neck,  chronic tonsillits w/ constant low grade to recurring high (104) fevers, severe unexplained neck stiffness and acute neck pain.   Followed by tonsillectomy, urinary tract infections, miscarriage, appendicitis while pregant w/ first born, chronic severe back pain. Followed by depression, mild anxiety, mitral valve prolapse, and hypglycemia.  What else could this be?
 
Bit again couple of times, lyme suspect bite Mother's Day 2007. Bite, symptoms, lyme specific antibodies on the most lyme specific band of all = 39 IgG.  Still awaiting appt w/ LLMD.

Post Edited (LymeUnknown) : 6/1/2009 6:56:11 AM (GMT-6)


RottenDog
Veteran Member


Date Joined Apr 2009
Total Posts : 1013
   Posted 6/1/2009 11:40 AM (GMT -6)   
i sent my sister a copy from turntheconner. i also told her to get a pic of the rash and that her boss needs abx for 6 weeks, all i have learned from ya'll in here. what i wish to know is what dose is best for a grown man to take? and yes her boss is a man who like most of em do not like going to a doctor. and thinks they will be ok. i also sent her links to many of the pages i have gotten from ya'll. they live on the Al. Tn. state line. and its just as crzy there as it is here in Tx. for me. Dr.'s just dont either know or care. i wish this disease on no one.

thanks for all the responce to my post and your help :) wishing everyone well soon
   RD
                                                                                                                 
 
still looking for answers
 


hopingToFindCure
Veteran Member


Date Joined Nov 2008
Total Posts : 759
   Posted 6/1/2009 5:20 PM (GMT -6)   
Can he get 30 days of doxy? Someone surely will do that much.
Bit June 08.


+Lyme
Veteran Member


Date Joined Apr 2009
Total Posts : 1304
   Posted 6/1/2009 5:23 PM (GMT -6)   
If he won't read or listen to anything else, I guess you gotta make him understand the seriousness of the bull's eye. It definitely means 'treatment STAT.'
Lyme in NC in 1971? Suspect TBI: Fully engorged tick followed by high fever and tonsillitis. Follwed by , lumps on neck,  chronic tonsillits w/ constant low grade to recurring high (104) fevers, severe unexplained neck stiffness and acute neck pain.   Followed by tonsillectomy, urinary tract infections, miscarriage, appendicitis while pregant, chronic severe back pain. Followed by depression, mild anxiety, mitral valve prolapse, and hypglycemia.  What was this??
 
Bit again couple of times, lyme suspect bite Mother's Day 2007. Bite, symptoms, lyme specific antibodies on the most lyme specific band of all = 39 IgG.  Still awaiting appt w/ LLMD.


RottenDog
Veteran Member


Date Joined Apr 2009
Total Posts : 1013
   Posted 6/1/2009 9:39 PM (GMT -6)   
thank you for all your concerns seems to me we are the only ones who care. i get so frustrated. i talked to my sister this afternoon to see if she got the email i sent her with links, she just told me to stop harping about it. that she got it and would give her boss the info. i even told her to have him call me or give me his number. i cant seem to make them understand. and i cant just sit by and let anyone suffer from this willingly. its so unreall
   RD
                                                                                                                 
 
still looking for answers
 

New Topic Post Reply Printable Version
Forum Information
Currently it is Wednesday, August 23, 2017 11:52 AM (GMT -6)
There are a total of 2,858,918 posts in 313,702 threads.
View Active Threads


Who's Online
This forum has 155291 registered members. Please welcome our newest member, watercat.
511 Guest(s), 10 Registered Member(s) are currently online.  Details
Misty*Love, albear99, MDNative, alunke82, Doire, Uniform Charlie, Lynnwood, blksteeda, up4thefight, jhonyguy04


Follow HealingWell.com on Facebook  Follow HealingWell.com on Twitter  Follow HealingWell.com on Pinterest
Advertisement
Advertisement

©1996-2017 HealingWell.com LLC  All rights reserved.

Advertise | Privacy Policy & Disclaimer