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Old 03-09-2017, 03:06 PM   #1
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It looks like there may be a Lyme Disease outbreak this summer

Watching the news the tick population is going to skyrocket this summer that may result in more cases of Lyme Disease. It is tied to mouse populations that were very high last year. Mice are on of the prime carriers of ticks.

We will need to take extra care when heading out to have proper clothing and repellents.

Stay safe!
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Old 03-09-2017, 10:25 PM   #2
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So gross. My son had a deer tick on him in December! We really have to watch for them all year round now.
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Old 03-09-2017, 10:33 PM   #3
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Yes, you do not want lime disease. I had it / still have it (not really sure it GOES away). Just caught it early enough by chance from another medical issue they were testing for about 15 years ago.
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13 YO daughter got LD last summer. It took her 6 months to get over and 2 rounds of 30 day antibiotics. She's just now starting to feel better. It's a nasty disease.

She never saw a tick nor did she ever have the so-called bulls eye rash. Only a small percentage of people get that rash. If you travel to the northeast, especially, and parts of the Midwest make sure you protect yourself and do a tick check daily. Of course it's in other parts of the country but those areas are the epidemic zones.
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If diagnosed in the early stages, Lyme disease can be cured with antibiotics. Without treatment, complications involving the joints, heart, and nervous system can occur. But these symptoms are still treatable and curable.

I know it can mimic auto-immune diseases. Bummer is auto-immune diseases cannot be cured, but can be treated.

https://medlineplus.gov/ency/article/001319.htm
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It looks like there may be a Lyme Disease outbreak this summer

It's not just Lyme that comes from ticks. I got the wammy. Lyme, Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, Bartonella, and Babesia. you don't want this s**t. Trust me.
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I have been diagnosed with Lyme disease five years ago. I guess I have been infected for the better part of 20 years. I have heart disease, arthritis, frequent pneumonia, diabetes and constant fever. Please have your doctor check your blood for lymes at least once a year. If you catch it early it can be cured. Believe me it is constant hell if you dont beat it.
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Found mine because they thought I Lymphoma Cancer. Turned out it was just a Limes flare up combined with lack of sleep, and mono (no idea where I got that from).
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I'm sorry to hear all of these stories. It is a horrible thing and only seems to be getting worse so people need to be diligent.
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Yes, you do not want lime disease. I had it / still have it (not really sure it GOES away). Just caught it early enough by chance from another medical issue they were testing for about 15 years ago.
SE PA is a hot spot for Lyme Disease. Friends and neighbors have it. Our dog has it.

Stay away from tall grass.
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SE PA is a hot spot for Lyme Disease. Friends and neighbors have it. Our dog has it.

Stay away from tall grass.
yes it is. I have camped and hiked the outdoors since a child. I was not surprised I had it.
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Old 03-10-2017, 05:40 PM   #13
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Lyme Disease Warning

Here's another article, with a good explanation of how experts predict the risks of contracting Lyme disease. I recommend everyone be diligent this summer, and have fun camping.
Surge In Mice Is A Harbinger For Lyme Disease : Goats and Soda : NPR
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Old 03-10-2017, 05:56 PM   #14
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Ticks not only occupy tall grass. They can come from tree limbs. They can also drop on you from the tree canopy above. I've even seen a few ticks on my awning and lawn furniture.
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I ended up with a tick on the top of my head in my scalp in 2015. I absolutely freaked when I found it. Called my dr immediately and was seen the same day. Took a course of antibiotic just to be safe. Have not had any other problems, thank God. The only thing I can figure is that the tick got on me when I was out back on our property where my TT is stored doing some work on the TT over the weekend. There was tall grass and I walked under a couple of trees. I was at work the following day when found it on my scalp. I literally had to control myself from screaming in terror and then barfing. I got it off my head and then took a pic of it so the doctor could see exactly what it was. My heart goes out to those of you who have been diagnosed with Lyme disease. I don't envy you one bit. Be vigilant of yourself and your pets.
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My DW's aunt has Lyme Disease. She was diagnosed 7 years ago and was told she had been infected at least 5 years before that. She has gone from having the left side of her face affected to having to use a cane, then walker now a wheel chair. They were avid campers for as long as I've known them and that ended 4 years ago.

It is not nice to watch someone go through the symptoms of the disease.
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Old 03-19-2017, 11:46 PM   #17
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Guess I gotta chime in here. When I was in my 20's we used to pack into deep creek in Lake Arrowhead.Ca for 2-3 days at a time. Fished the creek and drank lots of....well we tried everything to stay hydrated. ;-). Came back and noticed my stomach was a little sore. Figured I drank too much...water. About a week later after partying all night, woke up with a mean hangover. While sitting on the pot, I looked down and saw a couple tiny wiggly legs sticking out of my belly button. Yep u guessed it. Had to get up off the pot so whatever was coming up from my stomach could get out. Yeah, that was a pretty disgusting day. Little bugger didn't wanna come out either...figured he been there for about a week. Stuffed some Vaseline in there and put a band-aid over it. Next day I evicted him. True story...lol
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You can avoid THIS lime disease by staying away from FROG events all together. Particularly Rising Sun, Goshen and Amana!
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I've spent the greater part of my life in the outdoor, Fishing, Hunting, Hicking and camping. I've had many, many incidents with God's little critters and the dieses they carry over that time.

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Any insect repellant with 100% DEET if you can find it. Big Brother did his best to get it off the market a few years ago (Helping you again !) because they claim it also has some pretty nasty side affects.

The only ticks I've ever had on my body , I got when I didn't use the DEET.

Life's about choices, Make the Right Ones for YOU !
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