A friend in Costa Rica

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   Posted 6/18/2017 4:58 PM (GMT -6)   
I have a friend in Costa Rica, she and her husband are traveling by bike through South America. She recently had a mosquito bite that turned into a nasty flu. She's worried about Lyme, but she's still on this trip for another year. Is there anything she can do? She's in and out of communication while they're riding, but she's anxious to get tested.


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   Posted 6/18/2017 5:09 PM (GMT -6)   
Bumping. I'm sorry, i don't know anything about South America and provisions for healing. If I were her I would end the trip immediately and get back to the States or find a good clean city down there to stop for awhile and see about getting tested for local viral infections first.
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   Posted 6/19/2017 1:56 AM (GMT -6)   
prolly just malaria or zika (jk)
if she can get oil of oregano,andrographis ,houttynia and artmesia and stop by a beekeeper ...? to cover her bases...she can by abx over the counter down there ...a stint on doxy\minocyline and flagyl and or rifampin, wont help her endurance but may keep it from going chronic

any microscopists down there?

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Georgia Hunter
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   Posted 6/19/2017 3:56 AM (GMT -6)   
Dengue is also bad down there.

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   Posted 6/20/2017 6:04 PM (GMT -6)   
There are many vectors for many diseases, traveling is fun and that's part of the adventure. But mosquito is a main one, biting flies, horseflies, bed bugs, mites, ticks (yes! ticks) and fleas all carry some nasty stuff.
Bb+Co bite ~10+ years ago, bullseye rash, concussion(s)
sleep apnea, restless leg syndrome, tachycardia, chills, fevers, migrating pains, fatigue, vertical nail ridges
untreated until recently (~3 years now)
Buhner's Protocol, Doxycycline, Amoxicillin, Supplements,
Minocycline, Metronidazole, Bactrim
IgG via IgeneX 31-IND, 41++, 58+ (Sep-2016)
IgM via IgeneX 31+, 41-IND (Sep-2016)

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   Posted 6/21/2017 6:11 PM (GMT -6)   
Georgia Hunter said...
Dengue is also bad down there.

Dengue came to mind first.
AUG14:Mold Sick.FALL16:Clinical Bart/Borellia.
NOV16:Lung Pain. JAN17:Morg Scalp (resolved)
FEB17: Pupils, throat glow UV light.
Abx:+Zith +MINO +RIF
Focus:Morgellons pre fibrous
Proto:Modified Klinghardt
Tx: self
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