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   Posted 5/12/2009 7:25 AM (GMT -7)   
Yesterday I decided not to let my fear of getting bitten again rob me of what I like to do. I mowed the grass, did some weeding all the time checking myself for ticks. It felt sooooo good to be outside and doing what I love! Took a shower when I was done and threw all my clothes in the the wash. Ahhhh! It all made me feel like me again! This morning I was sitting in my infrared sauna and felt something stuck near my knee. An f--in deer tick! Barely attached, but attached. Noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am sooooo very disappointed. cry

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   Posted 5/12/2009 9:45 AM (GMT -7)   
did you save the tick so you can have it tested?

Dan's Mother
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   Posted 5/12/2009 10:05 AM (GMT -7)   
I'm so sorry that you got bitten again. I can relate to wanting to be out in the yard.  If you wear clothing that is sprayed with Permethrin, (I use Sawyers from Cabelas) the little blood suckers curl up and die.  We spray our shoes, socks, pants, shirts and hats that we use just for outside work. There was a study done that shows that ticks can live through a washing machine cycle, but not through a dryer cycle, so it might be better to throw your clothes in the dryer first, then wash them. 
Take Care,

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   Posted 5/12/2009 10:43 AM (GMT -7)   
I'm sorry to hear that. I am usually a person that respects all life and don't even kill flies. But ticks, I just apologize to the universe and kill them anyway.

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   Posted 5/12/2009 10:55 AM (GMT -7)   
ttlittlestar, I am so sorry! Still, I am glad that you got yourself out into nature again -- that is important for your well being also! Hopefully, if he was not yet attached, no business was conducted between the 2 of you.
Please keep us posted. Dan's Mother, I will look into the Sawyers -- is it expensive?

I faithfully use Deep Woods off, (tho I don't overdo) As much time as we spend in the woods and as much time as I spend w/ my dogs, I think it's pretty remarkable that I've only 2 bites (that I know about) in over 5 yrs!

gotlyme, although my daughter has never been infected (so far that we know...), she freaks over ticks. Just know that while you are apologizing to the Universe for killing them, she says that the first thing she will do when she dies and goes to Heaven, is ask God why in the heck he created ticks, while there's already plenty of bugs for bugeaters to eat.

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   Posted 5/12/2009 1:24 PM (GMT -7)   
I saved the tick to be tested. It was somewhat attached. I used the tens pads that came with my Rife machine and zapped right on the area with one. I had to turn the strength way down because it really really hurt zapping right over the bite. Hopefully that helped. Cannot believe how careful I was being and still got bit and didn't see the thing.

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   Posted 5/13/2009 4:14 AM (GMT -7)   
I hate this disease.
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?", song

Martha's Vineyard
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   Posted 5/13/2009 6:42 AM (GMT -7)   
Look...don't fret. We cannot live in a bubble. And since mosquitos and flees and ticks can all give it to us over and just have to arm yourself to be able to fight it.
In my reading I found that most labs were not even able to detect disease in the belly of a tick. And to send all ticks suspected...gosh..that would cost so much.
I too carried a tick in once from my daughters head...he was a lone star tick, bigger, and they just looked at me and threw him in the trash.
And you would bot even be able to see the most contagious ticks....the larve deer tick. It is half the size of this . on this page. And it is white.
To hate "this disease" is not the point. One tick can carry up to 9. One needs to try to keep them take vit B1, it makes your body have a odor that they do not much.
And wear skin so soft. You can shower with it, use it as a cream..and spray it on too. And they use this in the war. Can't imagine men wearing is very strong.
This is the main point. We cannot get rid of our dogs....and never go outside. This is the way the world is now....and a problem that we have to deal with...along with all of these flus going around.
We cannot live on abx....we cannot take abx in a IV for 2 years everytime we get lyme. Beacause if you get the flu of some sort...your body will already be used to the abx and you will die.
We are all going to get lyme. It is how we keep our body in shape to fight it.
50% of the ticks are dirty. Take your temperature and see if it is going up. Even slightly.
Take tons of supplements...twice a day....
take it easy...try not to get stressed out and if you start to run a fever.....then...crap.
The best thing that helped my daughter lilly..when she got it again last summer...was to take 1,200 of amoxy. And she was only 40 pounds. She was really sick and in and out of high fevers...but then she had a bad herx.....about mid way...and then was totally fine on about day 40.
Do what I am doing...leave the mowing of the grass to the yard men...poor guys...and get yourself some nice peppers.....basil....and try to grow them on porch. Get them to produce fruit for you....:>)
Oh and orchids....hand them around...
I am just not into laying in the grass...or bird feeders anymore..why subject myself again????
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."

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   Posted 5/13/2009 9:16 AM (GMT -7)   
I feel with you and I am so sorry to hear what happened !! I pray that the tick comes out negative for lyme and co!!
Are you on meds/ abx still? Keep us updated! dorit

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   Posted 5/14/2009 9:46 PM (GMT -7)   
Just on the Zhang protocol and using the Rife machine and an infrared sauna for now. I have had it with antibiotics.

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   Posted 5/15/2009 7:15 PM (GMT -7)   
I am so lucky to not have deer ticks where I live. I think you guys should move!
I know you can't.
Astragalus is supposed to help boost your immune system when it is tick season. It does not taste at all bad. You can put it into shakes. You need to take a big scoop of it. If I were you I would double up the Zhang protocol for a few weeks. I don't think what he recommends is enough to do anything anyway.
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