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Old 03-26-2014, 01:15 AM   #81
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There is nothing worse than gettin a tick down there. I get at least one a year turkey hunting.
When hunting I wear tight cuffs, long sleeves and boots. Never had a tick on the brothas.
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Lyme Disease and Ticks freak me a little, too. I spend

a couple days a week in the woods. This is not bullet-proof,

but I find I feel better about it, when I wipe myself down with

rubbing alcohol.(it also breaks up the oil in Poison Ivy/Oak)


Many times, the alcohol will stun the tick, and he will fall right

into the towel you are wiping with.
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#1 - Wonders if it might work better if taken internally.
Rubbing alcohol is usually methyl alcohol, taken internally it is poison. I work with a guy who's ex wife was such a raging alcoholic that when she ran out of booze she started on rubbing alcohol and it killed her. He is left with 2 teenage daughters who have no mother now, and teenage girls need a mother to teach and guide them.
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There is nothing worse than gettin a tick down there. I get at least one a year turkey hunting.
I have to wonder, "how good is this turkey hunting spot if it is so infested with something turkeys would probably consider a snack item?", but maybe that's the bait and you are just crazy dedicated to getting some turkey???

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I have to wonder, "how good is this turkey hunting spot if it is so infested with something turkeys would probably consider a snack item?", but maybe that's the bait and you are just crazy dedicated to getting some turkey???

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I have never thought of it that way but you may be onto something. We have a lot of pine plantations where I am at in NC that are wrapped up in ticks. I have started using permanone (sp) that I spray on my pants and boots that has proven somewhat effective. I do admit to enjoying turkey hunting more than I have any right to. Also having a tick bite gives me an excuse when the ol lady catches me scratching the figs.
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Rubbing alcohol is usually methyl alcohol, taken internally it is poison. I work with a guy who's ex wife was such a raging alcoholic that when she ran out of booze she started on rubbing alcohol and it killed her. He is left with 2 teenage daughters who have no mother now, and teenage girls need a mother to teach and guide them.
That is sooooooo sad !
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went in to the doc this morning and didn't get out till this afternoon. Spent some 5 hours there all together. Got an IV put in and a dose of antibiotics (Ceftriaxone). I do this twice a day for four days, pull the IV and then go back in next Monday to do it again for another week. This will continue for several months and probably for a year or even longer depending on how I respond to the antibiotics. concurrent with the IV Ceftriaxone I am taking Ursodial, Biaxin, Coartem and Planquenil orally along with a dozen or so non-prescription supplements. VikingGal took a pic of me in the infusion room for Y'all to enjoy.
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went in to the doc this morning and didn't get out till this afternoon. Spent some 5 hours there all together. Got an IV put in and a dose of antibiotics (Ceftriaxone). I do this twice a day for four days, pull the IV and then go back in next Monday to do it again for another week. This will continue for several months and probably for a year or even longer depending on how I respond to the antibiotics. concurrent with the IV Ceftriaxone I am taking Ursodial, Biaxin, Coartem and Planquenil orally along with a dozen or so non-prescription supplements. VikingGal took a pic of me in the infusion room for Y'all to enjoy.
I really feel for you. I can't stand to take a simple antibiotic anymore and I can't even imagine what it's like on all that stuff.

Hang in there and remember you'll have a new lease on life in the very near future!
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Will pray for your recovery from that nasty disease Vikingdad. I had the disease about fifteen years ago. Went to several different doctors over a about a four month period without getting diagnosed for Lyme. When I had trouble getting out of my car in the parking lot at work due to the pain in my joints and I had to hold on to furniture in the office to be able to get around my boss advised me to see a rheumatoid arthritis specialist he had seen for Lyme disease. That doctor diagnosed an advanced stage of Lyme disease and prescribed a super dose regimen of Doxycycline. Three weeks later most of the symptoms had either disappeared or were much more tolerable.

The disease is named after the Town of Lyme, Connecticut where it was first diagnosed back in the 1970's so doctors up here in the northeast may be more sensitive to it. While reading about it I found that the disease had probably been around long before the 70's but doctors just attributed the symptoms to arthritis and gave treatments accordingly. The bacteria that caused the Lyme disease wasn't affected by arthritis treatments so the symptoms just got worse in those patients.
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Will pray for your recovery from that nasty disease Vikingdad. I had the disease about fifteen years ago. Went to several different doctors over a about a four month period without getting diagnosed for Lyme. When I had trouble getting out of my car in the parking lot at work due to the pain in my joints and I had to hold on to furniture in the office to be able to get around my boss advised me to see a rheumatoid arthritis specialist he had seen for Lyme disease. That doctor diagnosed an advanced stage of Lyme disease and prescribed a super dose regimen of Doxycycline. Three weeks later most of the symptoms had either disappeared or were much more tolerable.
I was on Doxycycline for awhile. It was harsh and I had to stop. I have had it for 15 years or longer.

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The disease is named after the Town of Lyme, Connecticut where it was first diagnosed back in the 1970's so doctors up here in the northeast may be more sensitive to it. While reading about it I found that the disease had probably been around long before the 70's but doctors just attributed the symptoms to arthritis and gave treatments accordingly. The bacteria that caused the Lyme disease wasn't affected by arthritis treatments so the symptoms just got worse in those patients.
Many arthritis treatments, especially those that involve steroids such as Prednesone, actually feeds the borellia bacteria that causes Lyme.
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I really feel for you. I can't stand to take a simple antibiotic anymore and I can't even imagine what it's like on all that stuff.

Hang in there and remember you'll have a new lease on life in the very near future!
The IV antibiotics are actually not as harsh as they don't affect the digestive system nearly as badly. I still need to take major probiotics and pay attention to my diet, but overall it is easier on the system.
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