I was writing this really nice (if I do say so myself! LOL!) response and my computer just 'locked up'. Lovely. Just what every Lyme patient needs right??? LOL! Ugh. Fortunately I do have a lap top that I am borrowing!
So, what I was wanting to say is that I didn't start using the astragalus until after my reinfection (foolish me!), but I got on it during the acute phase of the infection, and have been on it ever since. I've never had any increase or new Lyme symptoms since starting it. I believe the symptoms I am experiencing are all from Bart and Babesia. Treatment will suss this out for me though. =/
I wouldn't be so concerned with the deer in your yard, as they are just caught in the middle just like people. The real culprit is the white footed mouse: /www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/3812887
"Long-term research shows that white-footed mice are the critical hosts for black-legged ticks, which carry and spread the bacterium that causes Lyme disease. Superabundant mouse populations allow more ticks to survive and lead to predictable spikes in human Lyme disease exposure."www.caryinstitute.org/science-program/research-projects/lyme-disease
You can buy or make your own tick tubes though:www.ticktubes.com/works.htmlorganicdailypost.com/make-tick-tubes/
Herb only treatment for Lyme & Bart ended 12/11 - no active symptoms for 2 yrs -Herb only treatment for Babesia ended 12/12www.healingwell.com/community/default.aspx?f=30&m=2977364
Had Lyme, Bart, Babs, RMSF, Ehrlichia, Myco, Anaplasmosis, EBV
New Lyme case 8/2014 - Healed 1/31/15 - unknowingly had Asymptomatic Babs and Asymptomatic Bart, being treated now though (2/2016)