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Board: Lyme Disease 12-23-2008, 11:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,531
Posted By datgrlstef
Re: For those of you who just can't come up with the money for a doctor

I think I'm going to be on these herbs.. I just don't know which ones, etc.. I think I'll have to check out that one book again (can't remember the name) that's all about herbal treatments, etc. I'm...
Board: Lyme Disease 12-23-2008, 10:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,531
Posted By datgrlstef
Re: For those of you who just can't come up with the money for a doctor

There are good LLMD's who are general practitioners.. mine is. I pay about $11 co-pays each month, to see him. (I do have to travel out of state, which is a pain in the butt- and costly,...
Board: Lyme Disease 12-22-2008, 11:27 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 794
Posted By datgrlstef
Re: Please, how long for Doxy to be out of system, in terms of sunsensitivity?

For me, it was longer. Probably a month or so. Every time I'd go out in the sun, my nose would burn. :( (And my face felt very tingly)
Board: Lyme Disease 12-18-2008, 12:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,811
Posted By datgrlstef
Re: Pleading for help, kind fellow sufferers, please?????

I've never been on Zithro, so I can't be of much help to you there :(
Board: Lyme Disease 12-17-2008, 12:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,811
Posted By datgrlstef
Re: Pleading for help, kind fellow sufferers, please?????

No, that's not the case. There have only been 2 meds that I've been on - out of at least half a dozen - that had this kind of effect. The worst I was on was the Doxy.. There are a LOT of abx for...
Board: Lyme Disease 12-17-2008, 12:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,393
Posted By datgrlstef
Re: What happens when you take a break from antibiotics for a week or two??

Any time I have not taken a dose of meds- for whatever reason- my bones start hurting, all over. I have no idea if this is the lyme, or a something the meds have been doing (body not happy with lower...
Board: Lyme Disease 12-12-2008, 04:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,114
Posted By datgrlstef
Re: ? undiagnosed Lyme?

Igenex is one of the most reliable labs for testing for any tick-bourne illness. Do not accept a basic ELISA test, because they are often not reliable. No test is fool-proof, but Igenex is the lab...
Board: Lyme Disease 12-12-2008, 12:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,114
Posted By datgrlstef
Re: ? undiagnosed Lyme?

Good for you! Everything you posted could be a Lyme symptom!! Make sure he uses a reputable lab for testing! :)
Board: Lyme Disease 12-12-2008, 12:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,244
Posted By datgrlstef
Re: I'm Done!

You're both very lucky! I'm phasing out my treatment... starting in May of last year. Still have lyme.. will not be reporting to the LLMD after next month, unless I'm suffering bad enough to...
Board: Lyme Disease 12-09-2008, 10:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,357
Posted By datgrlstef
Re: Question

Would you be willing to have the dr that requested the Igenex test, to speak with your neuro? To compare notes, and perhaps help verify/clarify why it may NOT be parkinson's?

I know full well...
Board: Lyme Disease 12-03-2008, 10:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,244
Posted By datgrlstef
Re: I'm Done!

Wow, that's awesome for you!! :) I'll keep my fingers crossed that all stays well with you. Congrats! ;)
Board: Autism Spectrum 11-30-2008, 08:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 6,949
Posted By datgrlstef
Re: Numbers & letters have colors?

I think it's really cool! :)
Board: Lyme Disease 11-18-2008, 06:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,212
Posted By datgrlstef
Re: A Question about Dr. M. in Rockville

Each person is going to have a different experience with their particular doctor. You would think the doctor would be the same for each person, but apparently not so. Also, each patient is obviously...
Board: Lyme Disease 11-16-2008, 12:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 803
Posted By datgrlstef
Re: Colloidal Silver as First defense?

I don't have any first-hand experience with this supplement, but my mom does. She has MS and she uses it herself.. last time I spoke with her, she suggested I try it as well. I would like more...
Board: Lyme Disease 11-10-2008, 05:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 5,573
Posted By datgrlstef
Re: Bullseye rash info

People with Lyme can get a rash at any time.. and many don't even get a rash- or at least don't always see a rash- when they first get infected. I was bit in 1987- that's the only time I know for...
Board: Lyme Disease 11-09-2008, 03:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 5,573
Posted By datgrlstef
Re: Bullseye rash info

In 1992, 2002, and last month, I popped up with a single circular rash. None of them any bigger than a nickel. They did not really itch, they were nearly a perfect circle, dry looking, darker...
Board: Lyme Disease 10-27-2008, 06:35 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 14,405
Posted By datgrlstef
Re: Sun Expossure while taking Amoxicillin....is it okay?

I don't believe Amoxicillin is going to cause you issues when you're out in the sun- I was on it in the summer months, and didn't have any problems. I would of course wear sun screen, but drugs like...
Board: Lyme Disease 10-22-2008, 07:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,564
Posted By datgrlstef
Re: Questions on blood work results ?? Western Blot

Roadworker- If the doctor originally thought MS, and something was found in a spinal (and again the second time), they're more than likely going to keep with the MS diagnosis. The problem is that...
Board: Lyme Disease 10-21-2008, 06:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,564
Posted By datgrlstef
Re: Questions on blood work results ?? Western Blot

5 bands on a WB is CDC positive for Lyme. IMO, I don't see why the dr would want to do a (second?) spinal on you. The blood test seems pretty definitive to me.
Board: Autism Spectrum 10-19-2008, 12:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,104
Posted By datgrlstef
Re: Finding balance parenting a spectrum child

Honestly, you have to just take a step back. Autism doesn't have to run your life. My son was diagnosed 2 years ago, and sure I read some books, have posted in the forums, talked with other parent,...
Board: Lyme Disease 10-19-2008, 10:39 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,801
Posted By datgrlstef
Re: Could this be Lyme?

I'm trying to understand what you're saying.. that low levels of Vitamin D cause the sun sensitivity? Or Th1 disease causes an overabundance in the system and this causes sun sensitivity? Could...
Board: Lyme Disease 10-18-2008, 04:32 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 525
Posted By datgrlstef
Re: Lyme and Spinal health

Hi k2626,

I had an MRI in Sept of '06 and again in April of '07. Neither showed up anything "major", although I had a few thyroid nodules and some degeneration in my c-spine.

I tend to have...
Board: Lyme Disease 10-14-2008, 07:21 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 679
Posted By datgrlstef
Re: Doxycycline side efffects? Been taking them for 2 weeks.

It might be a yeast issue. While on abx, I have had painful bumps myself, but in a more "delicate" region. Taking Diflucan helped me tremendously.. as well as upping my probiotic intake.

Doxy is...
Board: Lyme Disease 10-14-2008, 09:34 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,177
Posted By datgrlstef
Re: Been a while since I have been on, going back on picc

Wow, fernee. I'm sorry to hear that. I hope the iv works this time. It sounds like you and your family really are carrying a heavy load, health wise. How old is your daughter? I hope she'll be...
Board: Lyme Disease 10-08-2008, 08:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 555
Posted By datgrlstef
Re: TV Show

That reminds me.. have you seen that DividedWeFail ad where the woman is talking about years of going undiagnosed.. finally found out she had Lyme Disease.. but her insurance doesn't cover all the...
Board: Lyme Disease 10-07-2008, 05:06 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,284
Posted By datgrlstef
Board: Lyme Disease 10-06-2008, 10:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,284
Posted By datgrlstef
Re: Argh.. weaning off meds, now rash?

ktinbk- Yes, I have an LLMD. :)
I've rarely ever had a herx.. well, I'm not one to have anything dramatic, really. I've been on Meds for almost 1 1/2 yrs, and the last 3 months, not much has...
Board: Lyme Disease 10-04-2008, 01:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,284
Posted By datgrlstef
Unhappy Argh.. weaning off meds, now rash?

Sept 24th, I saw my LLMD. My last 3 months of meds (Bactrim and Emycin) seemed to go pretty well, that he said we might try weaning slowly off the abx.. instead of Emycin 2x a day, I'm taking it once...
Board: Autism Spectrum 10-02-2008, 05:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 6,949
Posted By datgrlstef
Re: Numbers & letters have colors?

That's pretty neat, JMO :)

A parent whose son has speech with my son, told me that her son likes to associate songs with colors. He might ask for "the yellow song" or "the blue song".
...
Board: Autism Spectrum 09-30-2008, 12:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,537
Posted By datgrlstef
Re: how should school discipline my 5 year old autistic son?

My son is also 5, in his last year of special needs preschool. I can tell you that for him, sticker charts are a very good motivator. Either he gets a sticker at the end of a job well done, or he...
Board: Autism Spectrum 09-29-2008, 06:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 6,949
Posted By datgrlstef
Re: Numbers & letters have colors?

Scott.. I do need to read it.. or at least finish reading it. I checked it out from the library and wasn't able to finish it before I had to pass it along to the next person in line. Gonna have to...
Board: Autism Spectrum 09-29-2008, 10:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 6,949
Posted By datgrlstef
Smile Numbers & letters have colors?

Out of curiosity, I decided to ask my son if numbers have colors. The first time I asked him (maybe a few weeks ago), he said yes.. and told me the color for just one number. He owns those fridge...
Board: Autism Spectrum 09-29-2008, 10:26 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,640
Posted By datgrlstef
Question Rapid back and forth eye movements

My son is 5, and is high functioning. He is in pretty good health, aside from some mild asthma. His diet is fairly typical of a kid his age, though he loves milk to the point I wish we owned a cow....
Board: Lyme Disease 09-27-2008, 05:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,467
Posted By datgrlstef
Re: What made you test for lyme?

I think that Lyme symptoms can go dormant, and then be brought out with a vengeance after illness, pregnancy, or stress. For me, I think my pregnancies may have awoken the beast so to speak. Of...
Board: Lyme Disease 09-25-2008, 08:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 795
Posted By datgrlstef
Re: Final straw

Good luck with the LLMD. :)

I had that thumb thing happen to me after I started seeing the neurologist in Sept '06. It was so weird!! I haven't had it happen in a while, though.. though I do get...
Board: Lyme Disease 09-25-2008, 08:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,467
Posted By datgrlstef
Re: What made you test for lyme?

Mine was the Urine Antigen? test that Igenex gives.. 3-day sample. I was given that packet of tubes the first day I saw the LLMD. And that day or the next is when I started taking abx. I pretty...
Board: Lyme Disease 09-25-2008, 12:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,467
Posted By datgrlstef
Re: What made you test for lyme?

Here are some of the symptoms I had:


burning, pins & needles (various areas)
sensitive patches of skin (various areas)
sensitivity to bright lights & sunlight, causing headaches, migraines...
Board: Lyme Disease 09-25-2008, 10:28 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,467
Posted By datgrlstef
Re: What made you test for lyme?

After going onto a few different forums in March of last year, and posting all of my bizarre symptoms, it was suggested to me that I get checked for Lyme. I never thought of Lyme before that point,...
Board: Lyme Disease 09-21-2008, 06:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,000
Posted By datgrlstef
Re: Females- hormone question

Interesting! I'll be sure to check out that forum.. My chest pains started about 10 years ago (a year or so after the nerve pain in my left arm started).. pains in left side, sometimes shooting up...
Board: Lyme Disease 09-21-2008, 05:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,000
Posted By datgrlstef
Re: Females- hormone question

I appreciate your response. Seems like these boards are just dead.. Or people post selectively.. anyway.. I do know the debilitating effects of the disease. I've had it for many years, undiagnosed...
Board: Lyme Disease 09-21-2008, 06:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,000
Posted By datgrlstef
Re: Females- hormone question

Why do people not respond to threads around here? I have 6 threads in the Lyme forum alone, with no responses whatsoever. I find it hard to believe that my experiences are so far off the wall that...
Board: Asperger's Syndrome 09-20-2008, 07:16 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,316
Posted By datgrlstef
Re: i do not think my son has aspergers anymore

I just recently had a conversation with my son's Pediatrician, who suggested that perhaps at his next evaluation, he might be "upgraded" to PDD-NOS, as he's doing so well. He does still have his...
Board: Lyme Disease 09-20-2008, 07:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,000
Posted By datgrlstef
Unhappy Females- hormone question

I've been on abx for 16 months now. I would say increasingly over the last 6 months (at least), my hormones are more crazy than ever. Not that I'm having mood swings or anything like that (thank...
Board: Lyme Disease 09-09-2008, 11:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,262
Posted By datgrlstef
Re: Finishing 1st round of antibiotics

That's pretty cool! (About J & G, not the tick bite LOL) :D
Board: Lyme Disease 09-09-2008, 06:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,262
Posted By datgrlstef
Re: Finishing 1st round of antibiotics

Do you have a pretty good tick population in RI? (Is that where you were infected?) I was watching an (old) episode of Ghost Hunters and Jason said he had a tick phobia. As you probably know,...
Board: Lyme Disease 09-08-2008, 12:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,262
Posted By datgrlstef
Re: Finishing 1st round of antibiotics

I've been on abx for 16 months now.. if I skip a dose of them, my bones start hurting something awful. I have no idea if it's just the abx wearing off, or the Lyme. Either way, makes the thought of...
Board: Lyme Disease 09-01-2008, 11:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,100
Posted By datgrlstef
Re: Appt w neuro need feedback

I had Lyme at the time of 2 MRI's, and nothing suggesting Lyme showed up.
Board: Lyme Disease 08-25-2008, 11:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 996
Posted By datgrlstef
Re: the ending of lyme

Bill.. how long were you infected?
Board: Lyme Disease 08-18-2008, 12:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 773
Posted By datgrlstef
Re: Been a while, but issues are back

Neurological complications of Lyme disease include meningitis, encephalitis, dementia, and, rarely, parkinsonism. Have you seen the doctor about this increase in tremors? Maybe you should have an...
Board: Lyme Disease 08-11-2008, 05:59 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,111
Posted By datgrlstef
Re: Lyme Doctors in PA

Dr J is in Hermitage as well. Been seeing him for over a year now. He does test for co-infections, he also treats with IV if needed.
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