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Shortness
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   Posted 7/31/2010 7:22 PM (GMT -7)   
We think I was bitten around 2002, maybe before. Things went crazy with my health then,
and have been battling symptoms and misdiagnoses since.

This June, my naturopath suggested I be tested for Lyme, and here I am.

I hope to get caught up with all of your stories and information. I'm sorry that you are all here for the same reason I am. On the other hand, I'm also glad you're here.

CajunGrl
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   Posted 7/31/2010 7:39 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Shortness,

Welcome to the forum! We're so glad you found us! We have a great group of people here:) If you want, read the thread titled, "New To Lyme?....Start Here!" There is some great information there to help you on your Lyme Journey. If you need anything, let me know or post a new thread.
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   Posted 7/31/2010 8:07 PM (GMT -7)   
Shortness, I am very sorry about your diagnosis and that it took so long to receive it. Is it possible that your naturopath is knowledgable about Lyme?

I think you will find it overwhelming to try to get 'caught up' w/ everyone's stories -- and for the most part, I hope that you don't need to. Cajun Grl posted an excellent section here, which is filled w/ tons of helpful information and that's a great place to start before trying to catch up w/ all OUR issues.

Welcome to you, altho we aren't glad that you had to come here. The good folks here are so compassionate, passionate, and dedicated to this forum. And btw, they may save your life!
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.

Shortness
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   Posted 7/31/2010 8:47 PM (GMT -7)   
Thank you for your nice welcomes. :) My friend is a mod here and has her own health issues---she is very nice too, so I am not surprised you guys are too.

My naturo has me doing chelation right now with Chlorella. She wants me to do foot soaks with epsom salt (which I haven't done every day, but trying), wants me to rub castor oil on my tummy every night (and on hurting muscles), and supposed to get a brush for my skin----which I need to get still.

After that, she wants me on Transfer Factor (I think) for a bit, then start me on zithromax. I am allergic to amoxicillan and sulfa meds. Allergic to so many things. Down to certain foods, can't tolerate fragrances, etc. So, always worried when I try new things, as I react with breathing issues, and not fun.

I've been reading the "new/welcome" stuff and found some similarities of what she is wanting me to do---and what you guys do.

Can this be beat? I'm so worried that because I've had it so long, it won't be, and at this point, I want to have hope, but honestly don't. I am trying though.

Traveler
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   Posted 8/1/2010 10:55 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Shortness!!!
I LOVE your screen name!!!! At 5' 1 & 1/2 inches, I hear that stuff a lot!!!!
I am so sorry that you have need of this forum, but - as others have said- it is a great place!! I've been here awhile & have been helped many times, by many people!!! You too will find that the people here are compassionate, friendly, & helpful.

In answer to your question "Can this be beat?" - the answer is YES!! There have been a good deal of people that have come here, posted questions & such while they were going through treatment & now no longer post because they are so busy living their lives!! I'm still around for a number of reasons, the foremost is that I have been unable to get to a Lyme Literate doc, although I have just started with an acupuncture doc who also does herbal, homeopathic, Traditional & Modern Chinese meds. It's only been four weeks & I am feeling much more stable.

You will also find that there are quite a few different treatment types being represented here. It's quite possible to find help here, no matter what type of treatment you are receiving.

I hope you find peace as well as healing!!!
Trav
Even the mightiest oak tree was once a little nut who held it's ground!!!
May we all find peace along the journey to find healing.
"Absence of proof is not proof of absence" - Dr. Edwin Masters, great LLMD & researcher -RIP
Trav

achievinggrace
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   Posted 8/1/2010 6:15 PM (GMT -7)   
Yes, Shortness, this can be beat!

I stand at 5'2 and 1/4 and I have stood up against Lyme, Ehrlichia and Babesia. I was bitten in 1984, not treated properly in the 90's and then bitten again sometime in 2006. It's taken me two years of antibiotics and now two months of supplements and natural remedies. I feel very well.

I am stilling managing the disease and taking care of myself, but I am living a good and active life.

You will too!

seekingbalance
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   Posted 8/3/2010 11:14 AM (GMT -7)   
I join your club, shortness! I am 5' 1 3/4 in. Are ticks targeting the "smaller catch?"

Shortness
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   Posted 8/3/2010 2:41 PM (GMT -7)   
lol, I don't know---maybe they listened to that song "short people got no reason"... ;) I'm 4' 11" and 3/4 of an inch. So, never made that last 1/4 of an inch to be 5'. Sigh...

I'm sure glad to find some people who can relate. So many years of being questioned, doubted, misunderstood, loss, etc...

Traveler
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   Posted 8/3/2010 3:09 PM (GMT -7)   
I think it's pretty funny that we have so many 'shorties' here!!!
Even the mightiest oak tree was once a little nut who held it's ground!!!
May we all find peace along the journey to find healing.
"Absence of proof is not proof of absence" - Dr. Edwin Masters, great LLMD & researcher -RIP
Trav

Shortness
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   Posted 8/11/2010 11:22 AM (GMT -7)   
I haven't been able to get on here as much as I'd like to, but I've been searching for the "find a LLMD" and can't seem to find it. It is probably right in front of me, but my brain isn't my friend at the moment. I do trust and have faith in my naturopath, just curious who might be on the list for my area--if anyone.

Currently having lots of muscle pain and hard lumps of them that feel like bone. Not being able to take anything for pain is such a bummer. Look forward to learning more and making progress.

Thanks so much for your welcome (and probably patience). ;)

Simela
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   Posted 8/11/2010 1:55 PM (GMT -7)   
Shortness,

If you need an LLMD, start a new tread and post your location(city and state). Somone that knows one will reply to you. That is what I had to do. It will be hard to find one on your own--they do not advertise for political reasons

You can also find them through these links:
http://www.chroniclymedisease.com/llmd-referrals
Everyone is willing to help and you will find one. People emailed me the names.

Good luck!

Shortness
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   Posted 8/11/2010 3:13 PM (GMT -7)   
Thank you. Used your link and found my naturopath in my immediate area so far. There is one a couple hours away. Will look more into it.

Thanks again.
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