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Tick problem getting' more serious!

Discussion in 'Sports & Outdoor Adventure' started by Quadman2, May 29, 2017.

  1. tubed

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    Lyme Disease activists are vying for more awareness on the part of the AMA which really seems to play dumb about it's existence.
    There are huge amounts of money at stake, all of which the cancer, diabetes, Parkinson's, MS etc organizations have a stake in.
    The competition for the cash is under fierce competition and there's hardly any room for another disease.
    Is this just another go for the gold(big money) or is it a real deal disease just rearing its head or is it the cause and reason behind many of these big money diseases as some purport?
     
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    Everyone knows someone who has been touched by cancer. What they don't realize is they probably also know someone who has Lyme and doesn't even know it their self. The symptoms and consequences of the various tick-borne diseases are not well-known, are incredibly under-reported, and can encompass a wide range of mis-diagnosis. Those who don't know about Lyme don't realize how serious the complications are and how many co-infections can accompany vector-borne diseases. I no longer wait for lab tests to diagnose Lyme from a tick bite. Instead I take a prophylactic dose of doxycycline and therefor I am among the undocumented people being treated for a disease the CDC thinks is not as pervasive as it actually is, and is easily cured when in fact the long-term consequences of mis-diagnosis or no diagnosis can be completely debilitating.
     
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  3. DrumminDaddy

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    Just pulled one outa my wife's scalp. My son had one on his chest a couple months ago. Little blood suckin' parasitic vampire sons-a-bitches!
     
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  4. Quadman2

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    Check for PM for possible follow up.

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  5. Quadman2

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    Am curious as to where you gathered this info...sounded pretty damned serious. I THINK we are just seeing the "tip of the iceberg" and the authorities are keeping quiet on the whole thing, hoping that the critters will die off if a cold winter comes up. Just my guess, eh?

    Would be super if you'd maybe share wherein you obtained this info base that you mentioned so others could follow up.

    Thanks for the share.:thumbsup:

    Q
     
  6. BMWCCA

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    There are many sources and many groups working on the issue. One of the best sources is: http://www.ilads.org/
     
  7. tubed

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    Unlike Lyme Disease, most of the big money well funded diseases have no known cause and supposedly no known cures.
    Tip of the iceberg?
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  8. tubed

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    Yes, many sources available.
    Just Google.
     
  9. Quadman2

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    Thanks for the shares. Will do some legwork and do homework on this "Lyme" thingy.

    Finding more and more in my area becoming concerned, not to any extreme, but they would like to know some solid numbers and the degree as to those who have been effected.

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    After bushwhacking for 40 years up and down the West Coast, I got bit couple weeks ago for the 2nd time, ever. I was hiking along the foothills near home in California and only barely once went off trail. @#%!ing little @#$% was on my back where I couldn't reach.
     
  11. NH-MAN

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    Its real I assure you, I have been battling it for over 5 years now. Many are finding links to other diseases.
    I am single and go on many dates and the last four women I went on a first date with knew somebody with a Lyme experience. I have met people who have had it for over 20 years. One family, they all had it Mom first, gave it to dad.(it can be transferred thru blood) and three children born with it.

    A lot of peoples immune systems can keep it at bay and do not get sick. obviously mine cannot which is strange as I rarely ever get sick, have flown over a million miles with sick people on planes, never get headaches or anything but Lyme kicks my butt everyday. Lucky me

    BTW it takes me about 10 min just to write this.
     
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  12. tubed

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    Very sorry to hear this.
    Although not diagnosed and tested negative by way of less that mediocre testing, I've had it for 10+ years and looking back I've gone from vital surfer to fatigue ridden, exercise intolerant, blurry eyed, stay-at-homer. Most of the reason for being an AK'er.
    And yes I do believe it's more of an immune response issue, (like that of all the other $bigtime$ diseases) that will respond to dietary/alternative remedy better than the antibiotic regimen which can cause all sorts of problems, from what I've read.
     
  13. Quadman2

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    So sorry to hear of your encounter and subsequent condition.

    You have just caught the attention of everyone who is or has been taking in this thread!


    Check for a PM.


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  14. NH-MAN

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    Sorry to hear you suffer as well.
     
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  15. tubed

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    Needless to say I've been researching and finding most of the $big disases$ share remarkably common symptoms.
    I run into many such comparisons as this type of remarkable


    graph produced by some who believe MS=Lyme.
    ms-is-lyme.png
     
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    One of many graphs showing worldwide incidence of Lyme.
    It seems to be limited to temperate climates.

    Very interesting to me was when I lined up a yardstick on my wall hanging world map Lyme, Connecticut
    lined up uncannily level with two of the most heavily reported cities in Europe and all the way over to Japan.
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    The overlay is almost identical.:eek:

    These viruses must share a common DNA make up if this is the case. This also adds to the possible transfer methodology...which in itself is a scary proposition, eh?

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    Speaking of overlays.
    Worldwide incidence Multiple Sclerosis
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    Worldwide incidence Lyme Disease
    AbledHealth-Lyme-Disease-Gideon-World-Map-771x366.jpg
     
  19. Quadman2

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    At this point I'm going ...Hmmmmmmmmm?:idea:

    Q
     
  20. tubed

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    Watch me draw a map out of my hat:idea::smoke::yikes::dunno:
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