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blessings723
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   Posted 11/2/2009 1:38 AM (GMT -6)   
ummmmm is it just me or is it mostly women on this forum? smurf   forgive me i'm still in the "learning newbie stage" but do men even get chronic lyme????? All men present please say 'aye'! We know you are out there some where!   tongue   I crack myself up.  I think we should do a head count- is it just that women are more susceptable...or are we just extra NUTTY enough to talk about this while the men grit their teeth and bear it? idea   It must have something to do with our many hormones being thrown completely out of wack by thyroid issues, PMS, Menopause and oh yeah, LYME.  Thank goodness for a place where we can all be sick AND nuts! smilewinkgrin
 
I refuse to stay sick! Period. 
 
 


CajunGrl
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   Posted 11/2/2009 1:47 AM (GMT -6)   
lol finding. You know us women have everything. We have PMS, mood swings, we have to have babies, clean house and cook! Now we have to work too, lol. Why not give us Lyme as well. Hell, we can handle it! NOT!

We had a few men here but some have dissapeared lately. I know that my husband rarely complains when he is sick so maybe they are like him. Who knows.
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blessings723
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   Posted 11/2/2009 1:53 AM (GMT -6)   
maybe they dissapeared cause were NUTS!! hehehehe. smilewinkgrin And lyme we don't have time for you nono we need to raise our kids now thank you very much!
I refuse to stay sick! Period. 
 
 

Post Edited (finding721) : 11/2/2009 12:56:10 AM (GMT-7)


saxmar
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   Posted 11/2/2009 8:24 AM (GMT -6)   
I am a 55 year old man. I got my clinical diagnosis of Lyme in Nov. of 2006. I believe I was originally infected in August 2004.

We are taught through sports and just because we are men not to admit to pain. Also, we are invincible.

However, once we know who are enemy or oppossing team is we like to share strategy about dealing with that common enemy.

I was lucky enough to find a local Lyme support group who hooked me up with LLMD's who saved my life. I choose to share what I've learned and continue to learn with others and specifically at this forum.

Please note when we men find out we really are sick we become hippochondraics and demand all attention. Also if this was called the Fantasy Football/ Baseball Lyme Disease Forum membership would quadruple. Hugh Heffner's Lyme Disease forum would do well also.

saxmar

Nicky D
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   Posted 11/2/2009 9:23 AM (GMT -6)   
Haha Saxmar

I was just about to say that one of the guys I know who has Lyme says he thinks men are less likely to get diagnosed with it. Women often get the fibromyalgia label, and there is plenty of information on the internet explaining how Lyme gets mis-diagnosed as fibro, which I think makes it more likely women would find out they have Lyme.

Also- it seems to me that guys are more likely to go the "grin and bear it" route and ignore their symptoms (Until they become un-ignorable).

Nicole

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   Posted 11/2/2009 11:35 AM (GMT -6)   
saxmar said...
I am a 55 year old man. I got my clinical diagnosis of Lyme in Nov. of 2006. I believe I was originally infected in August 2004.

We are taught through sports and just because we are men not to admit to pain. Also, we are invincible.

However, once we know who are enemy or oppossing team is we like to share strategy about dealing with that common enemy.

I was lucky enough to find a local Lyme support group who hooked me up with LLMD's who saved my life. I choose to share what I've learned and continue to learn with others and specifically at this forum.

Please note when we men find out we really are sick we become hippochondraics and demand all attention. Also if this was called the Fantasy Football/ Baseball Lyme Disease Forum membership would quadruple. Hugh Heffner's Lyme Disease forum would do well also.

saxmar
 
LOL...good one saxmar, I do spend more time on my fantasy football site this time of year. I've even thought about naming my team LYME RAGE, but I don't think the rest of the owners would understand!!!
 
I am a 38 year old male. I was infected with Lyme & ehrlichiosis on Memorial day 2005. I went undiagnosed for thirteen months before finding a LLMD that would give me a clinical DX.
 
I have been mostly treated with oral ABX, and some supplaments and herbs. Although I have improved some from where I was four years ago, I still struggle every day.
 
I think one reason their are more women here daily is because they are usually better, quicker at typing, and writing than men. I'm a two finger typer, so I've already been at this about ten minutes LOL :) I also believe women are just naturally more outgoing, and open with their feelings & issues, and men are more reserved. 
 
Even though some days are nearly unbearable, I have been able to continue working full time. Although every day when I wake, I wonder how long I'll be able to continue. I know my body needs the rest, but I am the bread winner in my home and have a wife, two sons age 17 & 4 that are counting on me. We are also expecting our daughter in Febuary.....if I wasn't already stressed enough. Worry about passing this disease to my unborne child has been constant.
 
I used to post here nearly every day when I first became ill, I still check in here and read almost every post almost daily. This site has been a great help, and a wonderfull resource.
 
Brandon

CajunGrl
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   Posted 11/2/2009 8:02 PM (GMT -6)   
We have men!! Yay!! LOL

Brandon,

You said: I think one reason their are more women here daily is because they are usually better, quicker at typing, and writing than men.

LOL! That is funny. You made me think of my husband. That's how he types.

It was nice hearing your story. You sound like a brave man. I hope you continue visiting us:)

Oh, and congrats on the new baby!!
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blessings723
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   Posted 11/3/2009 12:38 AM (GMT -6)   
:-) didn't get back here fast enough! wow! it's great to hear from you guys and maybe us women would benefit from your "can do" attitudes!
On a more serious note Brandon- I often suspect my husband of having lyme but he too is the breadwinner in our family. We have two babies that i worry about as well and so i know that is tough.
I think it is very admirable that the men in our lives keep going and are so strong, but i think it is important for us to remember that in reality most men need support just like we do- even if it is through a football fantasy lyme forum! LOL sorry i couldn't resist! smilewinkgrin thank you both for posting!   And thank you for sticking around when most of us lyme women are going NUTS! smhair :) Let's see...is it possible to go nuts gracefully? I'm all up for trying! tongue
I refuse to stay sick! Period. 
 
 

Post Edited (finding721) : 11/2/2009 11:47:18 PM (GMT-7)

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