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-Rita-
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   Posted 6/16/2010 1:04 PM (GMT -7)   
I have a blended family, my husband has a 13 year old daughter and I have a 19 year old son and a 20 year old daughter.  My two and I have positive Lyme tests.  Yesterday the 13 year old (who lives with us full time) went to visit her grandparents on their farm now that school is out.  She called us in a full on meltdown last night because she found a tick attached to her ear.  My husband went to get her today and took her and the tick to the doctor, not LLMD.  He is testing her for RMSF and Lyme (ELISA) and sending the tick off to be tested.  He gave her Doxycycline (I don't know how much or how long since I am at work and they have to pick up the RX from the pharmacy).
 
I would love to hear from the group what I should be looking out for at this point, how soon should we get IGENIX tests run, how much Doxy and for how long, and anything else I need to know about treating this situation.  My kids and I were sick for a long time before we realized it was Lyme & Friends - I am pretty sure that dealing with this new bite needs to be handled differently that what we are doing for our long term cases.  I would love to hear from you guys about what we need to do and watch out for on the youngest now that she has been bitten.
 
Thanks for your feedback!
 
Marika
DX in 1994 - SLE, myositis, firomyalgia, sjorgens, raynaud's, elevated ANA, lymphadenopathy.
Postive IgG and IgM 2009.  Daughter and son also have Lyme. 
 
 


Razzle
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   Posted 6/16/2010 4:23 PM (GMT -7)   
The test is useless within the first few weeks of being bitten because it takes a few weeks for the body to generate enough antibodies to be detectable on the tests. But testing the tick is a good way to find out if there is even a possibility of her getting Lyme from this bite. You might also consider giving her a homeopathic remedy called Ledum ~ it is for insect & spider bites, and is also known to help in acute cases of Lyme (i.e., newly infected cases)...with the Ledum, two pellets dissolved under the tongue is the usual dose, and I'd do this daily for a week. If no symptoms show up in that time, discontinue the Ledum. Homeopathy has no side-effects, and there should be no interaction with Doxy (or other antibiotics). I also think she should take the Doxy.

I hope this helps...take care,
-Razzle
Chronic Lyme Disease, Bartonella (clinical dx only), Gluten & Sulfite Sensitivity, Many Food/Inhalant/Medication/Chemical Allergies & Intolerances, Asthma, Gut issues (dysmotility, non-specific inflammation), UCTD ("Secondary Lupus-Like Syndrome"), Osteoporosis, etc.; G-Tube; TPN via PICC (trying again to wean off the TPN).
Meds:  IV Cipro, Heparin (to flush PICC line), Singulair, Claritin, Domperidone, Colloidal Silver, probiotics, digestive enzymes, Milk Thistle, Magnesium, homeopathy.


-Rita-
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Date Joined Jun 2006
Total Posts : 60
   Posted 6/17/2010 6:18 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks! I have heard of Ledum but we have not tried it before. What strength do you buy?
DX in 1994 - SLE, myositis, firomyalgia, sjorgens, raynaud's, elevated ANA, lymphadenopathy.
Postive IgG and IgM 2009.  Daughter and son also have Lyme. 
 
 


Razzle
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Date Joined Aug 2007
Total Posts : 4399
   Posted 6/17/2010 11:51 AM (GMT -7)   
I'd get whatever the store has...if they have several, go with the lowest potency (a number with an "X" - such as 6X or 30X - instead of a "C" potency if you can; otherwise, "C" potencies should still be ok).
-Razzle
Chronic Lyme Disease, Bartonella (clinical dx only), Gluten & Sulfite Sensitivity, Many Food/Inhalant/Medication/Chemical Allergies & Intolerances, Asthma, Gut issues (dysmotility, non-specific inflammation), UCTD ("Secondary Lupus-Like Syndrome"), Osteoporosis, etc.; G-Tube; TPN via PICC (trying again to wean off the TPN).
Meds:  IV Cipro, Heparin (to flush PICC line), Singulair, Claritin, Domperidone, Colloidal Silver, probiotics, digestive enzymes, Milk Thistle, Magnesium, homeopathy.


-Rita-
Regular Member


Date Joined Jun 2006
Total Posts : 60
   Posted 6/18/2010 10:28 AM (GMT -7)   
I found 30C and bought that, we will start it tonight. She is complaning of knee pain today...that's not good, is it?
DX in 1994 - SLE, myositis, firomyalgia, sjorgens, raynaud's, elevated ANA, lymphadenopathy.
Postive IgG and IgM 2009.  Daughter and son also have Lyme. 
 
 

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