So this one is a mind-boggling subject…most of us haven’t heard of or given this a second thought…even me…until now.
After being “diganosed” with fibro and fatigue in early 2005(which is an umbrella term for “we don’t know what is wrong”), because I was almost bed-ridden from complete exhaustion, and my rheumatologist had me on four narcotics for pain because he didn’t believe there was treatment for what I had…(great doctor), it’s been a long battle for health. So to say the least, I’ve been finding my way through doctors.
Being in Georgia for almost a year and half…I saw a couple doctors while waiting for the good one I have now (the wait list was a couple months out), both had run the test of LYME…which came back positive, and they mentioned a couple ways to try and deal with it, which weren’t really great(like I.V.’s of hydrogen peroxide!)… and I just figured it was something that would go away on it’s own…I kept thinking we could take care of whatever “fibro and fatigue” was, and whatever LYME was would take care of itself. Also, within a month of moving here, I gained 15 pounds in a month, which isn’t normal, obviously! I can barely fit in my clothes, even living off of around 1,000 calories. They (LYME) have compromised so many things now in my body, including my metabolic function, it’s extremely not possible to lose the weight until the kill load is more, and I can detox more of them out.
Then my doctor now, who is a natural internist, figured out something that made him start to pay attention to my LYME…and start to take notice. Then we started figuring out how really bad this stuff is…this is where it gets crazy!
After researching, he thought maybe he’d test his dad who has had Hashimoto’s(thyroid disorder) and other health issues…POSITIVE. Then my doctor has a friend who has “chronic fatigue,“…POSITIVE. Then, my doctor thought he would test some of his other patients he has coming to him for fibro…a husband and wife...POSITIVE…a boy with Tourette’s syndrome…POSITIVE…then he decided to test himself, a doctor- who he himself is also allergic to gluten, dairy, and eggs, has felt moderately tired for 20 years...POSITIVE…
So what does this mean…anything! If you’ve ever been outside…it could be you. If you live in any country, you could also have been bitten. They are in every state, and throughout the world, thanks to migratory birds, and animals.
Something for you to watch, even if you think this is the craziest thing you’ve ever heard of, and probably figure you’ve never been bitten by a tick…take a closer look… http://www.underourskin.com. Click on the link at the top that says WATCH…there are many free online resources to watch this…we used our netflix streaming. This show will give info on the world epidemic that is spreading rapidly, and being overlooked for many reasons by many doctors…having tremendous negative effects on many lives-paralysis, brain damage, and even death.
Or how about this little golden nugget…www.lymephotos.com. Not for the lighthearted.
These little buggers are entered into the bloodstream when the tick bites you, and releases the bacteria that will enter and spread everywhere in your body, becoming the “great imitator.” Your body can’t find it to fight it, even if you take the old recommended ways of two weeks of antibiotics. They are too smart, and can cocoon themselves. Test results aren’t always the best indicators either. You have to go by symptoms if you think you may have it, listen to your body, and not what a blood test says. CDC has it’s own standards, but others follow a better standard regarding blood tests and what they indicate.
Lyme can get into all systems, imitating anything. ANYTHING… for instance…(the bugs spread everywhere in your body, corkscrewing themselves into your tissue and hiding, causing any health issue)!
Here are some symptoms and diseases linked to Chronic Lyme…
Poor memory and concentration
Lou Gehrig’s Disease
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Multiple Chemical Sensitivity
Light and Sound Sensitivity
Muscle or facial twitches
Painful soles especially in the AM
Digestive problems…reflux, ibs, microbial imbalance, abdominal pain, nausea, constipation/diarrhea
Feeling hot and cold
Swollen lymph nodes
Frequent infections(sinusitis, bronchitis)
Impairs liver detox
Poor Wound Healthing
So the good, I know what I’m fighting now…
The bad, it’s not an easy road to kill the buggers…
And the ugly, it can be transmitted through the womb…if I got it before I was married, I could have easily passed this horrible nightmare to my children. And yes, I’m highly suspicious Jarom has it too.
The fight continues…
Here’s to a healthy life! Onward and Upward!