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    May 30th, 2014Adminlyme disease in dogs

    I am currently waiting for the vet to call with their finding regarding my dog’s ailment. she has a bite that red around it the size of a nickel. she does not seem lethargic and she eats as normal, but she is having trouble walking and is in pain in certain positions. a few weeks ago i was diagnosed with lyme disease and, oddly enough, these were my exact sypmtoms. i barely had a fever, i had no rash, no nausea, but i could hardly walk and i was lethargic. (apparently most people with lyme have a high fever and many much exaggerated flu symptoms) is it possible for a dog to have lyme disease and only present two symptoms: joint pain and rash? Has anyone ever experienced this?yes, i told the nurse this morning about my condition. i have been ready a lot of blogs and such from owners who had trouble getting a diagnosis for lyme on their dogs, when in fact the dog did have it. this is understandable considering that i was sick for two weeks before my doc figured out what was wrong.thanks for the help!

    Yes. One of my dogs tested positive for lyme disease when I was having her heart-worm tested and she showed no symptoms of it. Many dogs don’t show symptoms or take a while to show them.

    Yes, it’s perfectly possible – and the fact that the ticks in your area have the disease to pass on makes it quite likely. Does your vet know that you have been ill with Lyme’s recently?

    My dog had lymes disease and no lie. I know how people lie on this thing. Joint pain is a symptom. My dog was limping the first day, second day she couldn’t walk at all she couldn’t eat go to the bathroom all by herself. Your dog has Lymes disease.

    Yes. It’s entirely possible. Tell your vet that you had lyme diesease too, it may have assed from you to your dog.

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    May 30th, 2014Adminlyme diseae treatment

    In Brattleboro… LYME DISEASE LECTURES: “An Integrative Approach to Successful Diagnosis Treatment,” a two-part lecture series, will be held Monday, May 12, and Saturday, May 17. Both lectures are free and will be held at Brooks Memorial Library, 224 Main St. A 15-minute question and answer session will follow each lecture. The lectures will be given by Dr. Emily Maiella, Naturopathic    .. more …

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    May 23rd, 2014Adminlyme diseae treatment

    I have had it for about seven years, but just got diagnosed.

    If you’ve had it untreated for years, it’s much harder to get out of the system. The Lyme spirochete has had time to burrow into the body where it is very difficult to eradicate. Some people in your situation find that long-term antibiotics are needed. Others have been helped by various alternative protocols. ‘Here’s my advice: do your own research. Lyme is controversial in the medical world, and some of the folks in charge insist that only a short course of medicine be given. The insurance companies like that. In many cases, that’s all they will agree to pay for. However, that leaves a lot of sick people out in the cold.So here’s your homework assignment: go the following websites, read up on the issues, and then find yourself a Lyme-literate medical doctor and a good patients support group. You’ll likely need both to help you through.Good sources of info about Lyme disease:http://www.lymedisease.orghttp://www.canlyme.comhttp://www.lymenet.orghttp://www.lymeinfo.nethttp://www.lymediseaseassociation.orghttp://www.ilads.orghttp://www.betterhealthguy.comhttp://www.publichealthalert.comhttp://www.freewebs.com/teenswithlymehttp://www.mentalhealthandillness.com/lymeArticles.htm

    Lyme disease is caused by a bacteria called Rickettsia sp. As such, the bacteria is probably long gone from your system. What you may be experiencing are what we call sequelae, or “after-effects”. These include all sorts of syndromes, from arthritis-like pain to inexplicable fevers, etc.

    If you were just diagnosed, then you probably had a antibody test which said you were exposed. Without actually isolating the bacteria’s DNA in your blood, there is no telling if you really had Lyme’s or were only exposed.

    In any case, talk to your physician and explain in detail all your symptoms. Keep a diary of them as well. Look for anything at all from mild headaches to a rash on your leg. Treatment will be tailored to your symptoms and may include anything from mild pain relievers to immune suppressants.

    Good luck!

    There IS no best treatment. It must be tailored to your needs.

    1 things for sure, though… the “infectious disease epidemiologist” that 1st posted was highly inaccurate.

    They even started out wrong! LYME disease is caused by a bacterium known as Borrelia burgdorferi, and has the nasty habit of changing form to evade “attack”, such as by abx, or to survive in a hostile environment.

    If you tested + on the standard ELISA test, then it’s almost certain enough bacteria were in you to cause problems.

    A negative result is almost worthless, though. The ELISA test is 50% accurate at best.

    One thing you should NOT be on are ‘steroids’, which can supress your immune system & allow any active Lyme infection, if present, to get worse…possibly much worse.

    If your symptoms are consistent with late-stage Lyme, AND you had + bloodwork, you have a bit of a road ahead of you.

    Educate yourself about this disease, using the links in the previous poster’s answer & try to find a doc familiar with Lyme treatment. It will take time & you’re symptoms Will flare up initially when starting on treatment (Jarch-Herxheimer reaction).

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    May 16th, 2014Adminlyme disease

    But there are better and natural ways to alleviate these Lyme caused symptoms! One of which is using binaural beats sound therapy, to balance the body and mind which have been tormented much by the illness. What are Binaural Beats?When two tones of different frequencies are played into each ear, the brain attempts to find a balance. For example, if the frequency of sound in your left ear is    .. more …

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    May 16th, 2014Adminlyme diseae treatment

    The Photon Genie has shown to: Relieve pain Get rid of bacteria, viruses, germs & infections Detoxify the body Balance body fluids Give oxygen to tissue and fluid in the body Increase energy levels Neutralize negative thoughts After listing those I know my body needs help with all of them; not the lease of which is pain. I’m not even in an unforgiving chronic pain situation, just your average    .. more …

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    May 16th, 2014Adminlyme disease in dogs

    what are the symptoms of lyme disease in dogs? is lyme disease contagious? can it be passed from dog to human?

    Lyme Disease is caused by a spirochete called Borrelia. A spirochete is a type of bacterium. It is transmitted to dogs through the bite of a tick. The feeding tick is basically a blood sucker. It must keep its host’s blood from clotting in order to continue sucking so it is able to regurgitate assorted enzymes to keep the blood flow liquid and smooth. It is during this regurgitation process that the Lyme spirochete is brought up from the tick’s midgut to its mouthparts. This process requires a minimum of 48 hours which means that if the tick is removed within 48 hours of attachment, the spirochete cannot be transmitted and the host will not get the disease. Once in the blood stream, it is carried to many parts of the dog’s body. It is especially likely to localize in joints. Lyme Disease Symptoms: In dogs, Lyme disease produces symptoms characterized by arthritis, though it can sometimes involve heart, nervous system and the kidneys. The arthritic joints may become swollen and hot, and there may be a fever (102 to 105 degrees) and poor appetite. Dogs may also become lame because of the disease. This painful lameness often appears suddenly and may shift from one leg to another. If untreated, it may eventually disappear, only to recur weeks or months later. The glands (lymph nodes) of the dog may also be swollen. Many dogs suffering from Lyme Disease are taken to a veterinarian because they seem to be experiencing generalized pain and have stopped eating. Often these dogs have high fevers. Some dogs are affected with the Lyme Disease organism for over a year before they finally show symptoms. By this time, the disease may be quite widespread in the dog’s body. It can’t be passed from dog to human, however, if you were to be bitten by a deer tick, you can get lyme disease also.

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    May 9th, 2014Adminlyme disease

    A mosquito just bit me twice and I always swell up badly and get a fever ….): I’m okay usually but I’m always so scared about getting Lyme disease…What are the chances…?

    Lyme disease is only transmitted by ticks so your chances of getting Lyme from a mosquito bite are 0. Your chances of getting Lyme from a tick bite vary depending on several factors, including where you live (in the northeast and upper midwest US where most cases of Lyme are found, approximately 20-30% of deer ticks may carry the infection) and how long the tick is attached (it generally takes at least 24 hours before an infected tick can transmit the disease). Be sure to use personal protective measures to reduce your chances of a tick bite. These may include using bug spray with at least 20% DEET, treating your clothing with permethrin, checking yourself for ticks, and showering soon after being outside.

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    May 2nd, 2014Adminlyme disease in dogs

    FAIRBANKS , Alaska (AP) – Many people think ticks can’t live in Alaska, but a state veterinarian says that’s not the case.Some ticks, such as hare ticks, have always survived in the state, but nonnative dog ticks also have been found in Alaska, raising concerns for dogs, wildlife and the risk of spreading diseases to people. Kimberlee Beckmen of the Alaska Department of Fish and Game in Fairbanks    .. more …

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    May 2nd, 2014Adminlyme disease

    Keep the bugs out Fly screens keep the creepy-crawlies outside and let the fresh air inside. They’re perfect for preventing pests like flies, mosquitoes, bees, hornets, wasps, ticks, spiders, cockroaches and other insects from entering your home, office or other interior space.Prevent insect stings and bitesIn the UK, there are a number of insects that can give a nasty sting or bite. Wasps, bees    .. more …

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    May 2nd, 2014Adminlyme disease rash

    The biggest danger brought about by ticks is the fact that they are carriers of various types of diseases. More dangerous than those irritating itchy spots, and the blood sucked out of your dog are the different types of diseases that your dog may get from these seemingly innocent and irritable little creatures. These are Rocky Mountain spotted fever, tick fever, the dreaded Lyme disease, and so    .. more …

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