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Old 03-29-2012, 09:16 AM   #1
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How concerned should I be

Hi everybody new to the forums. My question is this Last Thursday I spent a good part of the day working in the yard we also have woods behind our house where I dump some of the twigs and leaves via wheelbarrow after finishing I took a shower and was tired and went to bed the next morning I felt a pain on my thigh and looked and there was a deer tick attached to my inner thigh my wife helped me remove it with tweezers and i think there was a tiny bit that we couldnt get so it had been about 18 -20 hours on my leg I called the doctor and he put me on a ant biotic the same day and wants a blood test in 30 days but didnt say he needed to see me yet my question is since I was put on antbiotics so quickly after discovering it will my chances if it did carry lyme disease be good that I treated it in time thank you

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Re: How concerned should I be

Hi Alan,

Yes, your chances are good since you sought treatment immediately; hopefully, you are receiving the right antibiotic and it will be administered for the proper length of time. Most non-specialist lyme docs don't understand Lyme Disease so they don't treat properly, but as I said, since you got it early.

You might, however, also consider following up with an LLMD - lyme literate medical doctor - just to make sure. Also, were you able to finally remove the last piece of the tick? If your present doc does test, make sure it is sent to Igenex Lab in Palo Alto California. You might also want to read the post at the top of this lyme board titled "lyme newbies".

It is good to hear of someone who, hopefully, will not have to go down the road of so many of us and develop chronic lyme disease. Good for you for attending to the bite early. You might also want to do some research to learn how pervasive an infection can be if not treated early by a competent MD.

All the best!

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Old 03-30-2012, 03:23 AM   #3
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Hi Alan,

Yes, your chances are good since you sought treatment immediately; hopefully, you are receiving the right antibiotic and it will be administered for the proper length of time. Most non-specialist lyme docs don't understand Lyme Disease so they don't treat properly, but as I said, since you got it early.

You might, however, also consider following up with an LLMD - lyme literate medical doctor - just to make sure. Also, were you able to finally remove the last piece of the tick? If your present doc does test, make sure it is sent to Igenex Lab in Palo Alto California. You might also want to read the post at the top of this lyme board titled "lyme newbies".

It is good to hear of someone who, hopefully, will not have to go down the road of so many of us and develop chronic lyme disease. Good for you for attending to the bite early. You might also want to do some research to learn how pervasive an infection can be if not treated early by a competent MD.

All the best!

Jen
Jen Thank you for the reply.I do think I removed the entire tick but we could not be completely sure because of the bleeding after numerous attempts.The antibiotic perscribed that day is Doxycyline Hyclate 100mg twice a day for 14 days . Thank you for the advice on the LLMD and the Igenex lab I appreciate this information so much.

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Re: How concerned should I be

Alan,

You should continue Doxy treatment for at least 30 days, no less! You may even need continued abx after that. Consider seeing an LLMD as well.


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Old 03-30-2012, 06:32 AM   #5
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You should continue Doxy treatment for at least 30 days, no less! You may even need continued abx after that. Consider seeing an LLMD as well.


Jen
Jen -Thanks again for this valuable information you have been so helpful.

Alan

 
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Re: How concerned should I be

I would do a combo therapy of Biaxin or Zithromax with Doxy & it would be awesome if you can add tindamax. This will help break up cysts, and aid with co-infections.

I would also start consuming raw garlic and take GSE (Grape Seed Extract), both are cheap and easy to take. GSE will help kill the cyst that the Doxy will most defintiely force into & prevent build up of biofilm. In an experiment Doxy was shown to produce 200% more cysts. Which means it does not kill the Burrelia Burgdorferi bacteria, but forces it in a coiled up and suspended state.

Due all this for a minimum of 3 months or even better 6 months if you can pull it off. Better safe than sorry. You do not want to deal with the hell that can follow if you dont hit it hard and fast.

 
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