Vitamin B-1.....bugs hate it! Ticks....flees......Mosquitos.

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Martha's Vineyard
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   Posted 6/3/2009 12:04 PM (GMT -6)   
While I was at Enivta they sold these patches that ward off bugs and ticks and the rest if you are camping...to keep ticks off of you.
Well the main thing in the patch was B-1.
I of course was living in a patch. Because I am the only person who was getting attacked by mosquitos in Arizona....they followed me from florida.
But when I got home..and my skin getting very irrated from this patches...lol
I bought B-1 capsules and just started taking them...two at night. Because I am getting bitten every darn day.
Well.....yesterday after it poured rain..I took my daughter to Butterfly world.
We went into this one area and the mosqitoes were awful. But it was odd....I was in a strapless dress and they were swarming me....but not bitting me.
The other people in the room...had them all over their body....freaky.
They were covering one guys shirt......
I only got bitten once....
They did not find me diserable as usaul.
Very odd......but...hey....it is not toxic like deet...and much easier to do.....
My B-1 has 395 mg.
I don't know if taking two of these a day is best or not.
I suggest asking your DR. hpow much you can take and be ok.
:>)
 
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."


CajunGrl
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   Posted 6/3/2009 6:41 PM (GMT -6)   
Wow! That is amazing! Thanks for posting that.

I am just like you. Everything bites me and only me. I used to say my blood was sweet because I was the only one that had 100 red bumps on me, LOL.
2003 symptoms started
2007 Diagnosed with Lyme. Didn't start treatment.
2008 symptoms came back with a vengence.
2009 Diagnosed with Lyme plus co-infections....Babesia and Bartonella.
Illnesses:-Chronic Lyme Disease,Hashimotos Thyroiditis, Ulcers, Hypoglycemia
Medications:-Biaxin 250mg to start,Mepron,Ultram,Thyro Complex 60mg,Probiotics and supplements


scorpio1960
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   Posted 6/3/2009 6:53 PM (GMT -6)   
Great to know.

Turquoise Sky
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   Posted 6/3/2009 8:00 PM (GMT -6)   
My chiropractor had told me about that several years ago, but then I was told from someone else that it isn't good to have too much of just one of the B vitamins, that it puts you out of balance, so I didn't continue it. But I also don't like the idea of the deet either. My husband said it can't be worse than getting sick again.

Razzle
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   Posted 6/3/2009 9:47 PM (GMT -6)   
I think it is the sulfur in the B1 that does the repelling. Garlic is also good for repelling insects & such. A high-potency B complex supplement taken daily should be adequate for bug repelling...
-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.


Martha's Vineyard
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   Posted 6/3/2009 11:15 PM (GMT -6)   
I take a bunch of other b vit. in a powder form. Along with all of the other supplements that they gave me.
But this was the first time that they were just flying around me. It was so odd. But I am going to put my 5 year old on it too, but need to check to see how much I can give her first.
But gosh...we get the stupid lyme ever summer...so I would rather be BBBBB'd out for now. 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."


CajunGrl
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   Posted 6/4/2009 6:00 AM (GMT -6)   
Laughing at the BBBBB'd out!
2003 symptoms started
2007 Diagnosed with Lyme. Didn't start treatment.
2008 symptoms came back with a vengence.
2009 Diagnosed with Lyme plus co-infections....Babesia and Bartonella.
Illnesses:-Chronic Lyme Disease,Hashimotos Thyroiditis, Ulcers, Hypoglycemia
Medications:-Biaxin 250mg to start,Mepron,Ultram,Thyro Complex 60mg,Probiotics and supplements


Turquoise Sky
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   Posted 6/4/2009 9:09 AM (GMT -6)   
I hear you and agree! Thanks for reminding me!

Do you think I can give it to my dog? I've only been bitten once that I know of. I believe my new infection was a relapse, and not a new bite. He is the one with all the ticks, and once they're in his fur, I seem to not always be able to find them until they are feeding. And the deer ticks are the hardest to find, if not impossible. He has been infected twice too. We can't keep going through this!

Martha's Vineyard
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   Posted 6/4/2009 10:51 AM (GMT -6)   
Get it in a powder form and give it to your dr. why the hell not?
And you can give Dogs double what we get in med.
You can also give him collidal silver...in his water bowl. You can get it on line...meso silver.
Comes in a gallon and they told me to give it to my dog toto to help him.
My favorite dog had it..and it was so sad to watch him just stand in pain. And not know what to do....
And he slept all the time and could not handle being outside...
And he just sort of forgot how to pee outside....and stuff
and he has a bad temper only sometimes.
I would not put him to sleep, becuase we felt the same way.
Then some days he would feel really well....and I would get a glimpse of my dog again.
he was going lame. I lost him at christmas.
I would give your dogs CD and B-1.
And your kids...and yourself.
Does the front line not keep them off too?
Oh and have the yard sprayed every 6 mos. for ticks flees.....and whatever else.
And don't walk your dog in public places...he will just pick them up there.
get new dog beds....clean house.
Itcks hate bleach. I had my patios pressured cleaned with it. and the yard done.
And I just don't let them in the house as much really.
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 6/4/2009 11:00 AM (GMT -6)   
oh sky...if your dog is covered in ticks....man....you are going to get re infected daily darlin.

the ticks are the size and color of sugar...the babies. I can not see them without my reading glasses on...and barely even then. It is like counting sugar.


Oh! If you want to test your back yard...to see what bugs, flees, ticks that you have....

Go and buy a bag a dry ice. Public here had it.

Place it in the middle of your yard on a board. And leave it there for a couple of hours...maybe 3.
And then go out and look and see what is on the board.
The ticks come..and so do the flees.

This is a test that is done on school grounds to see what is lurking there.
We had fless galor. But no longer.
You have to wash the dogs with flee shampoo. get their hair all buzed off. we call them puppy cuts.
throw out anything that these things can nest up in.
The had gotten into my down comforter. I threw it all out. have the back yard done...etc.
Take the dogs to the groomer and while they are there goet the yard zapped hard. Start clean.
Oranize it. Or have someone help you.
You have to get the ticks off of your dog. Becuase they will keep making you sick. I had this problem too.
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."


Razzle
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   Posted 6/4/2009 12:35 PM (GMT -6)   
My Mom feeds her dog raw garlic (mixed with his food) and he doesn't seem to get fleas/ticks. When she ran out of garlic a couple years ago, he picked up a flea infestation from the vet's office. So now she makes extra sure to give him his garlic. This dog is huge (85-90 lbs.), so she gives him 1 clove/day...probably would not need that much if the dog is smaller.

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.


Martha's Vineyard
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   Posted 6/5/2009 4:11 PM (GMT -6)   
I am going to eat more garlic too then
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."


Turquoise Sky
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   Posted 6/5/2009 8:46 PM (GMT -6)   
He has never had a flea, but in the early spring we were picking ticks of of him every time we came inside. I haven't been finding any lately, but since he was sick again, I've been trying to keep him away from the edges at least. I do realize that the deer tick that infected him would be so small I'd never find it in his fur. We do tick checks every time we come in. He was on Frontline when he was bitten the first time. I wasn't using it because it didn't work for him in 2006.

When I was bitten I had just pulled a few weeds out of the flower bed in front of my house, came in and took a shower and found the tick the next morning. I didn't have my dog at that time. If it wasn't for him I'd have become a hermit or something and never gone outside. My previous dog hardly ever had a tick at all, and she lived 16 1/2 years. It wasn't until after she passed that we had this tick explosion.

I have 2 1/2 acres of lawn edged by woods and a tree line. I thought of trying to spray something out there, but it is a big area and where do you begin? It sounds impossible to get rid of the ticks, but I at least need to do more to keep them from biting us!

Martha's Vineyard
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   Posted 6/22/2009 5:06 PM (GMT -6)   

I had 4 acres in the middle of a forrest in martha's vineayrd. That is where we all got sick. Of course there was wild life everywhere.

I have always been very relaxed about having my homes srayed and pesticides. I prefer to keep the house very clean than spray for stuff.

But I had to have a special comp come to my home there. And they brought a truck and used a huge hose and sprayed all around the entire property line. She sprayed like she was putting a fire out. It smelled bad for days. And it had to be done twice a year.

Now in florida I have the house done twice a year. And I wash the dogs every weeks and keep them with short hair. And I never take my dogs to out in the pubilc or on the street.

 

 


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."


dejavoodoo
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   Posted 6/22/2009 5:23 PM (GMT -6)   
Martha's Vineyard

hey i know this isnt related to the thread but i tried emailing u but it wouldnt accept my email :( i dont know if i can message u on here but i cant find out how to do it.. new on here :s

here the emails

"hi
i hope u dont mind me emailing u :) i read your posts on lymes in the healing well forums and i very interested to know what meds DR. Fritz Schardt Wurzburg, Germany prescribed for you and in what order? i have just been diagnosed with lymes, im 29 and the doc thinks ive had it for over 10 yrs!!!! i have severe neuoroligical symptoms, fatigue .... im sure know know how it feels :) also if u have any tips on treatments, suppements u think might help etc etc then i would be delighted to know. currently i am on 500 mg ceftin a day and 20mg prozac for the depression .. the doc want me to take that for 3 months and then see what happens.

hope ure well
many thanks
cornelius from u.k"

any help would be great :)

nefferdun
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   Posted 6/22/2009 7:48 PM (GMT -6)   
I believe Apple Cider Vinegar also helps repel bugs. B1 is also calming and the excess is excreted in your urine. You really can't overdose. I used to give it to my excitable horses but I found out magnesium works best for nerves.
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