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Annelise_
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Date Joined Aug 2009
Total Posts : 3
   Posted 8/27/2009 9:18 PM (GMT -7)   
Hey I'm new... I was just diagnosed on August 26th. I never knew about a tick bite. My doctor said that I could have had this for a while and it just started manifesting itself because I got mono last year in february. I was misdiagnosed as having Epstein-Barr Virus.

I'm just glad that there are forums like these where we can talk.

IH8Ticks
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Date Joined Jan 2009
Total Posts : 296
   Posted 8/27/2009 10:09 PM (GMT -7)   
Welcome! I'm not the most active member here, but this is a good site with a lot of good information.

CajunGrl
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Date Joined Mar 2009
Total Posts : 4717
   Posted 8/27/2009 10:34 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Annelise,

Welcome to the forum! What a beautiful name:)

I'm so sorry you had to find us this way but you have definitely come to the right place. The members here are great and very knowledgeable.

Are you currently being treated by an LLMD(Lyme Literate Medical Doctor)?
**You never know how STRONG you are....until being STRONG is the ONLY choice you have**

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ttlittlestar
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Date Joined Jul 2007
Total Posts : 296
   Posted 8/28/2009 5:32 AM (GMT -7)   
Welcome Annelise!

Annelise_
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Date Joined Aug 2009
Total Posts : 3
   Posted 8/28/2009 11:43 AM (GMT -7)   
@Cajungirl: not sure... www.blockcenter.com
I looked it up on her site but it didn't show anything. She seemed to know a lot though.
She had my blood tested with the western blot using the CDC one and the IGeneX one.
I had positives in 31 kDa, 41 kDa, and 58 kDa in the IGeneX one.

...and I'm starting on a 13-month course of doxycycline (100 mg twice a day).

thanks about the name... it's not mine but I wish :)

CajunGrl
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Date Joined Mar 2009
Total Posts : 4717
   Posted 8/28/2009 10:55 PM (GMT -7)   
Annelise,

Just so you know, the recommended dose for Doxy is at least 400mg. You may want to read the site I have posted below:

http://www.ilads.org/lyme_disease/treatment_guidelines_clearing_ilads.html

Also, read the paragraph below:

Dosage

Increasingly, clinicians recommend that certain drugs used for Lyme disease be given at higher daily doses: for example, 3,000–6,000 mg of amoxicillin, 300–400 mg doxycycline, and 500–600 mg of azithromycin. Some clinicians prescribe antibiotics using blood levels to guide higher doses. Close monitoring of complete blood counts and chemistries are also required with this approach.

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