Anyone else on here infected on Isle Au Haut, Maine?

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SickSalamander
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   Posted 6/13/2018 10:40 PM (GMT -6)   
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Diagnosed 2001: EM rash, tick bite on underside of right knee > Doxycycline 2 wks
2002: R knee filled with fluid, surgery to drain > no connection to lyme diagnosis
2010 >joint pain, fatigue, brain fog, hadn't been able to read for years
2014 >gluten freedom, still many issues
2017 >vertigo, twitching, numbness, ataxia, extreme light and sound sensitivity
2018 > Buhner protocol starting in Jul

Girlie
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   Posted 6/14/2018 1:01 AM (GMT -6)   
I hadn't heard of Isle Au Haut. (not surprising, as I live in western Canada)


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Symp started April/2013; Buhner's Lyme May 15-July24/14; Igenex pos. July 3/14
Doxy: July 4-Aug.24/14;Zithro July26-Aug24/14; Amox + Proben. Aug. 29/14;
added biaxin Sept. 26/14
Disc. amox,added Ceftin Nov. 20th.;
Disc. biaxin added Buhner bart herbs Dec/14;Jan/15 pulsing Tinda (w/ Ceftin);
Abx/herb break Apr-July/15; July-mino; Aug. added Rif;
Nov./15 mino - to biaxi

1000Daisies
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   Posted 6/14/2018 9:14 AM (GMT -6)   
Well, Maine (state) is listed as #2 for worst states for lyme disease.... (Vermont #1).

/247wallst.com/special-report/2017/06/15/12-worst-states-for-lyme-disease/5/
Kid#1: Extremely sick for several years, very difficult to treat, but doing great now!
Kid#2: Still sick now despite being treated for years but doing better (not well yet).
Kid#3: Generally good but relapsing off/on.
Me: Adv Labs positive 2016 (suspected I passed to my kids)-not as sick as others, mostly battling fatigue and yeast issues (heart/kidney issues resolved)
Treating with herbals now.

Aurora2013
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   Posted 6/14/2018 10:54 AM (GMT -6)   
Sicksalamander,

Although I believe I was infected on the mainland, I easily could have been bitten while on the island. I used to frequently camp on isle ah haut and kayak/camp on the nearby islands. Although it’s a beautiful island, I am sure that not unlike many of the islands off of stonington, there is a huge problem with ticks.

opugirl
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   Posted 6/14/2018 10:56 AM (GMT -6)   
Hmmm time to infiltrate the island with guineas perhaps?
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July 2007 - Deer tick bite w/ physician confirmed EM Rash - given 10 days of Doxy
October 2012 - My world gets rocked January 2013 - My world turns upside down
March 2013 - Igenex +, start treatment with LLMD, LLND, and herbalist
August 2013- Finished all abx, continuing with herbs and homeopathy, Feeling good!
July 2014- Off all treatment since Jan 2014, just taking vitamins

Aurora2013
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   Posted 6/14/2018 1:19 PM (GMT -6)   
Agreed!

The Dude Abides
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   Posted 6/14/2018 2:42 PM (GMT -6)   
I suggest something a bit stronger:

/youtu.be/wSnxevpSflM?t=3s

1000Daisies
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   Posted 6/14/2018 2:44 PM (GMT -6)   
Nah, those pesky pathogens would probably still survive those blasts! smile
Kid#1: Extremely sick for several years, very difficult to treat, but doing great now!
Kid#2: Still sick now despite being treated for years but doing better (not well yet).
Kid#3: Generally good but relapsing off/on.
Me: Adv Labs positive 2016 (suspected I passed to my kids)-not as sick as others, mostly battling fatigue and yeast issues (heart/kidney issues resolved)
Treating with herbals now.

The Dude Abides
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   Posted 6/14/2018 4:11 PM (GMT -6)   
Well, I didn't want to go nuclear, but, if that's what it takes...

/youtu.be/Ge865CR9pN8?t=1m14s

goshawk
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   Posted 6/14/2018 4:21 PM (GMT -6)   
I recently came across an older "Yankee" magazine article I think from the 70's. Mabne 90's.

On Mogehen Island in Maine they had to eradicate all the deer to get the tick population down.

I just wonder how that is sustainable , since migrating birds can and do fly and nest on islands. They carry ticks to new places also.

SickSalamander
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   Posted 6/14/2018 5:04 PM (GMT -6)   
goshawk said...
I recently came across an older "Yankee" magazine article I think from the 70's. Mabne 90's.

On Mogehen Island in Maine they had to eradicate all the deer to get the tick population down.

I just wonder how that is sustainable , since migrating birds can and do fly and nest on islands. They carry ticks to new places also.


Just reading the same about the monhegan island deer eradication and also flipped thru Of Ticks and Islands about testing ticks on the three islands in that area - seems like one that was more fun to write than great to read smilewinkgrin BUT I'm still curious what strains of bb are most abundant on these tiny islands. I know, I know there's many visitors who could bung different strains but I can't help but wonder what is the MOST commonly found strain. Anywho, know a family friend who was most likely bitten there and her neurolyme got really out of control, so I'm glad I'm treating now, even after 17 years!
Diagnosed 2001: EM rash, tick bite on underside of right knee > Doxycycline 2 wks
2002: R knee filled with fluid, surgery to drain > no connection to lyme diagnosis
2010 >joint pain, fatigue, brain fog, hadn't been able to read for years
2014 >gluten freedom, still many issues
2017 >vertigo, twitching, numbness, ataxia, extreme light and sound sensitivity
2018 > Buhner protocol starting in Jul

SickSalamander
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   Posted 6/14/2018 5:17 PM (GMT -6)   
Aurora2013 said...
Sicksalamander,

Although I believe I was infected on the mainland, I easily could have been bitten while on the island. I used to frequently camp on isle ah haut and kayak/camp on the nearby islands. Although it’s a beautiful island, I am sure that not unlike many of the islands off of stonington, there is a huge problem with ticks.


Yes.. So beautiful. Very sad that there's so much lyme there. If I might ask: what typifies your symptoms?

Girlie
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   Posted 6/14/2018 7:37 PM (GMT -6)   
The Dude Abides said...
I suggest something a bit stronger:

/youtu.be/wSnxevpSflM?t=3s




Like your hat, Dude! tongue
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Symp started April/2013; Buhner's Lyme May 15-July24/14; Igenex pos. July 3/14
Doxy: July 4-Aug.24/14;Zithro July26-Aug24/14; Amox + Proben. Aug. 29/14;
added biaxin Sept. 26/14
Disc. amox,added Ceftin Nov. 20th.;
Disc. biaxin added Buhner bart herbs Dec/14;Jan/15 pulsing Tinda (w/ Ceftin);
Abx/herb break Apr-July/15; July-mino; Aug. added Rif;
Nov./15 mino - to biaxi

The Dude Abides
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   Posted 6/14/2018 7:44 PM (GMT -6)   
Girlie said...
The Dude Abides said...
I suggest something a bit stronger:

/youtu.be/wSnxevpSflM?t=3s


Like your hat, Dude! tongue


Thanks, Girlie. Obviously, you have great fashion sense.

Aurora2013
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   Posted 6/15/2018 12:43 PM (GMT -6)   
My main symptoms are neurological. Numbness/tingling in my face neck and chest. Burning scalp/face and terrible headaches when I attempt to wean off of antibiotics. Difficulty with processing information. For example, if I am trying to focus on the person who is speaking to me and there are other people talking I have a very difficult time staying focused. I imagine it’s similar to what those with attention deficit experience? Issues with memory as well.
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