Asheville, NC newspaper article on Lyme

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+Lyme
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   Posted 10/8/2009 8:16 AM (GMT -7)   
Whoa!  did you know that Lyme was spreading to NC??  Can you believe how spankin 'clean' NC was before?? Funny how those little mice and ticks knew better than to cross that border, and that NOW they have finally snuck in! 
 
A family member sent this to me.
 
(btw, this is where I lived until 1986 and where I got some sort of TBI in 1972)
 
 
 


Bit 1972: Acute and chronic tonsillitis, UTI, miscarraige, appendicitis, hypoglycemia,  chronic neck pain w/ crushed vertibrae, chronic severe back pain, mitral valve prolapse, depression, resolution?
Bit Mother's Day 2007: Lyme, Babesia microti, hypothyroidism, EBV, HHV6, Parvovirus B19, low adrenals &misc other hormones, depression, anxiety, more of the above.
What don't these nasty bugs cause? 
CD57= 60, so we're in pretty good shape.
 

Post Edited (+Lyme) : 10/14/2009 7:43:37 AM (GMT-6)


Lymeymom
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   Posted 10/13/2009 8:59 PM (GMT -7)   
Hey +Lyme...

I haven't been on for awhile so I just saw your post.

Yep...I already knew it was in NC...that's where I am!! LOL
I was diagnosed this past August and I have run into 3 others here in the last several months...one from 15 years ago and the other 2 bitten this past summer like me.

strongmom
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   Posted 10/13/2009 10:03 PM (GMT -7)   
Lol on that one +Lyme. Yeah, I'm waiting for it to hit Colorado so the docs will listen to us, too. You see, "We don't have Lyme in Colorado."

Can I borrow your local newspaper reporter? We've got Borrelia Bissetti here in Colorado, 3 forms of it from what I've read, and Bissetti has been found to cause Lyme, in a recent study of mice.

Yeah, and the study done with Colorado Bissetti which were found to cause a more persistent form of Lyme than the Bissetti in Europe, concludes that this test may help explain the spread of Lyme in Europe???!!!!! What the???!!!!

+Lyme
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   Posted 10/14/2009 6:42 AM (GMT -7)   
Yeah, I hope you all realize I was being sarcastic. I know we'll never know for sure, but please glance at my 1972 bite in NC and tell me that it could entirely be nothing to do w/ a tick bite (symptoms began 1 week after the bite, and he was extremely engorged.

Is there any other TBI that would cause these symptoms? We never connected any of these to the tick bite, and all of these symptoms progressed w/in a 5 yr period.

Maybe no Lyme in NC, but there sure was something. I do not understand the denial. The article first states that the previously, the only cases were cases where people got lyme from somewhere else. Ridiculously negligent stating this 'fact' 30 something years later.

I guess it could have been RM SF, but I don't see this disease as chronic, unless coupled w/ another TBI. ANd I don't believe my symptoms were that of RMSF, tho of course we know the symptomes can vary.
Bit 1972: Acute and chronic tonsillitis, UTI, miscarraige, appendicitis, hypoglycemia,  chronic neck pain w/ crushed vertibrae, chronic severe back pain, mitral valve prolapse, depression, resolution?
Bit Mother's Day 2007: Lyme, Babesia microti, hypothyroidism, EBV, HHV6, Parvovirus B19, low adrenals &misc other hormones, depression, anxiety, more of the above.
What don't these nasty bugs cause? 
CD57= 60, so we're in pretty good shape.
 


Karebear55
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   Posted 2/8/2014 7:00 AM (GMT -7)   
I know this is an old thread. My husband was in the Air Force in NC in 1976. I was 9 months pregnant & had an engorged tick on my stomach, after removal a huge bullseye rash.

Deejavu
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   Posted 2/8/2014 8:01 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Karebear and welcome!
 
How are you feeling now?   Are you getting treatment?
 
Denise
Totally healed for 8 years ~ used Dr. Jernigan's protocol from his book "Beating Lyme Disease"

Our bodies are wise as they can heal themselves with a some help plus detoxing daily. I come back to help others for others helped me when I was sick. Pay it forward! :-)

http://javuviews.wordpress.com/2013/04/24/how-i-became-better-from-chronic-lyme/

teragram
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   Posted 2/8/2014 1:48 PM (GMT -7)   
No honey,

It was never spanking clean. My dog (now dead) had Lyme in the early to mid eighties (from deer ticks, with which the house and basement were inspected).

We were in Europe, and the stupid house sitter didn't notice that he was covered with ticks. The first night I got home, he came to my room and stood there, and he was awake all night.

After that he got really sick and had to be euthanized.

I am so sad even remembering.

And it was in NC, not sure when, that Dr. J., after doing pioneering work with men who had AIDS, and being highly praised, started seeing patients with a bunch of weird new symptoms, and essentially discovered Chronic Lyme.

Now when I was little, there were absolutely no ticks in Switzerland, we were outdoors constantly, and we took long walks and hikes, and never had a problem. Now Switzerland is full of deer ticks.

Margaret
Margaret, 52, Low immune globulin, Lyme, c. diff., complete thyroidectomy, remote breast cancer, IC, Babesiosis, Bartonella, etc.

Synthroid, Cymbalta, OTC allergy, Malarone, Hydroxychloriquine, Acyclovir prn, Imitrex prn, Gabapentin, Temazepam, Lamotrigine, Bystolic, Singulair, IVIG,///Colostrum, Glutamine, Multis, Calcium, D3, B vits, Probiotics, AcetylLCarnitine, Omegas, Iro

teragram
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   Posted 2/8/2014 1:50 PM (GMT -7)   
Rare, ha!! That's b--s---, even if it is an old thread. It's all over western Carolina, and the health department treats Lyme more than it does anything else.

Margaret
Margaret, 52, Low immune globulin, Lyme, c. diff., complete thyroidectomy, remote breast cancer, IC, Babesiosis, Bartonella, etc.

Synthroid, Cymbalta, OTC allergy, Malarone, Hydroxychloriquine, Acyclovir prn, Imitrex prn, Gabapentin, Temazepam, Lamotrigine, Bystolic, Singulair, IVIG,///Colostrum, Glutamine, Multis, Calcium, D3, B vits, Probiotics, AcetylLCarnitine, Omegas, Iro

Roxie60
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   Posted 2/8/2014 3:24 PM (GMT -7)   
Wish I had $5 everytime I was told...we don't have lyme in Illinois....therefore no reason to test you for it. After 8 years finally got ELISA test a little over a year ago but it was neg so I stopped thinking it was lyme. Did not know that the elisa was not to be respected as a test. Then got cd57 last Oct and it was low so then igenex test nearly 10 yrs later but it was also neg with some pos and IND bands. So much lost in my life because doctors have incorrect information, don't know how to diagnose, and once lyme suspected don't want to treat you.

teragram
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   Posted 2/8/2014 5:39 PM (GMT -7)   
Oops, sorry! Didn't realize you were being sarcastic. Margaret
Margaret, 52, Low immune globulin, Lyme, c. diff., complete thyroidectomy, remote breast cancer, IC, Babesiosis, Bartonella, etc.

Synthroid, Cymbalta, OTC allergy, Malarone, Hydroxychloriquine, Acyclovir prn, Imitrex prn, Gabapentin, Temazepam, Lamotrigine, Bystolic, Singulair, IVIG,///Colostrum, Glutamine, Multis, Calcium, D3, B vits, Probiotics, AcetylLCarnitine, Omegas, Iro
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