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    Lyme Disease

    I'm in Jersey - I and 2 of my dogs have/had lyme disease. I'm a little insane over the ticks....
    Jacki ~ loving Aruba from NJ

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    I have had 2 different strains of Lyme in my life. I was one of the first people in my area to ever get Lyme without visiting the Cape or going to Conn. 25 years ago. I got REALLY ill prior to being diagnosed and treated for Lyme. The second time I got my treatment much earlier and did not get nearly as ill. Lyme is no joke...

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    I'm in Jersey - I and 2 of my dogs have/had lyme disease. I'm a little insane over the ticks....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aruba4ever View Post
    I have had 2 different strains of Lyme in my life. I was one of the first people in my area to ever get Lyme without visiting the Cape or going to Conn. 25 years ago. I got REALLY ill prior to being diagnosed and treated for Lyme. The second time I got my treatment much earlier and did not get nearly as ill. Lyme is no joke...

    I know that we are going way off topic, but I wanted to tell you all about my daughter. She has been severely ill for 15 years. Many Drs have told her that she had fybromyalgia, some had told her that it is all in her head. Last summer, she found out that she has had lyme all of this time, maybe even longer. She now sees a lyme specialist 2 hrs away, and takes IV medications. She has a home health nurse who visits her weekly. Lyme had pretty much destroyed her life. I won't go into all of the details, but this is a very serious disease.

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    that is just terrible
    sorry to read of her illness

    Quote Originally Posted by hatteras View Post
    I know that we are going way off topic, but I wanted to tell you all about my daughter. She has been severely ill for 15 years. Many Drs have told her that she had fybromyalgia, some had told her that it is all in her head. Last summer, she found out that she has had lyme all of this time, maybe even longer. She now sees a lyme specialist 2 hrs away, and takes IV medications. She has a home health nurse who visits her weekly. Lyme had pretty much destroyed her life. I won't go into all of the details, but this is a very serious disease.

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    Hatteras- I am so sorry about your daughter.

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    I am so sorry to hear this Hatteras, however thankful that someone finally diagnosed her properly.

    Jay - I had a major fall in gym class in 7th grade - fell 20 feet from the top of the gym ceiling (cargo net) and the lovely phys ed teacher did not put the crash mat out - only 2 of the 1.5 in mats. I crushed the entire cervical & thoracic spine have all sorts of bulged discs, etc. so was being treated for that and my lyme went un-diagnosed for quite some time - I think it was around 1989 or so - we had never even heard of Lyme!
    Jacki ~ loving Aruba from NJ

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    Scary! Sounds like you should have sued the school for negligence.

    Quote Originally Posted by Jacki View Post
    I am so sorry to hear this Hatteras, however thankful that someone finally diagnosed her properly.

    Jay - I had a major fall in gym class in 7th grade - fell 20 feet from the top of the gym ceiling (cargo net) and the lovely phys ed teacher did not put the crash mat out - only 2 of the 1.5 in mats. I crushed the entire cervical & thoracic spine have all sorts of bulged discs, etc. so was being treated for that and my lyme went un-diagnosed for quite some time - I think it was around 1989 or so - we had never even heard of Lyme!

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    It is interesting that we somehow got on this topic as May is lyme disease awareness month.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jacki View Post
    I am so sorry to hear this Hatteras, however thankful that someone finally diagnosed her properly.

    Jay - I had a major fall in gym class in 7th grade - fell 20 feet from the top of the gym ceiling (cargo net) and the lovely phys ed teacher did not put the crash mat out - only 2 of the 1.5 in mats. I crushed the entire cervical & thoracic spine have all sorts of bulged discs, etc. so was being treated for that and my lyme went un-diagnosed for quite some time - I think it was around 1989 or so - we had never even heard of Lyme!
    Wow, Jackie, what a horrible things to go through. Do you still have issues from the fall? You are fortunate that they finally found the lyme because the tests that they currently have are very inaccurate and often produce a false negative. I've learned so much about lyme in the past year.

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    I have many issues, not really sure which is from the fall and which is from the Lyme. I have serious arthritis and have been able to predict the weather better than meteorologists for years! I had Bell's Palsy years ago, but that's gone now. I often have numbness/tingling - not sure if that is nerve damage from the fall or the Lyme.

    Blah blah blah....I could go on & on....
    Jacki ~ loving Aruba from NJ

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