posted on Jun, 23 2017 @ 12:12 AM
I was going to post about this. But I am glad you did. We don't have a good understanding of the disease because Borellia is not the primary vector
born illness. There are other pathogens which carry symptoms related to tick and insect bites....
Borellia has more than one genetic type. Testing is very crappy. It doesn't detect the species of Borellia because the testing only tests for a few
specific proteins. Anti body tests are not always reliable. They miss over fifty percent of cases.
I had the classic target rash. My doctor said it wasn't lyme because I pointed to what I thought was the type of tick that bit me on a chart. He said
"oh that's just a wood tick don't worry." Sadly it has impacted me more than I thought...
Don't give up nature, just wear long sleeves and make it white colored, hell you could wear a bee keepers suit if you were that concerned.
Ticks don't jump, they can't jump...It's impossible for them. They linger on blades of grace or tree limbs with leaves. They are quite small, you can
hardly see them, the bites don't hurt. I thought mine was just a typical pimple on my 13 year old developing body...it lingered for days, I pushed on
it, then I later discovered it was a tick.
This was at outdoor education in school. They refused to let me see a doctor. An old vietnam vet doused my bite with alcohol and iodine...which I
don't think made much difference since the tick was in me for days and I didn't pull it out properly.
The best thing is to disinfect the bite and remove the tick properly.
Do a search for Lymerix vaccine, and Dearborn Lyme...that will give you some insight.
Here's the problem...vector born illness is complex. Drug companies make tons of money treating people for Fibromyalgia or other odd illnesses that
have unremarkable ways of testing. Lot's of times it could very well be lyme.
Brain fog, fatigue, moderate joint pain, fragrance sensitivity and rage...yes lyme rage its real.
But there is more there are other diseases in ticks, bartonella, babesia, stari, borellia miyamoti which is more recently discovered. There dozens of
straings of borellia. Not all of them are tested.
Doctors are ignorant. My suggestion is be dramatic to your doctor, explain you got bit by a tick and get them to prescribe the antibiotics as soon as
possible. Make up all the symptoms even if you don't have them just to get that antibiotic administered right away. It's a crapshoot but it might
The other thing to do, is don't burn or pinch the tick. Use tweezers and pull up, it's important to remove the entire tick or it can puke inside you
and spread more pathogens.
Most importantly...for your own sanity and reference, get the tick tested. Pay out of pocket with a third party lab. Knowing what the actual tick had,
is a far better indicator of the future symptoms you might develop later.
If you are truly curious, get a white blanket, wear long sleeves and such...go drag for ticks. Get them tested, then you have a better idea of what
you are up against.
Not everybody gets screwed. I know I'm feeling the effects nearly 20 years later. For me it's brain fog, fatigue and some joint pains. I can't really
think like I used to. I'm lucky, I can type and rationalize words. But short term comprehension is terrible.
My sound and light sensitivity is also a bit nerve wracking. Mostly though, I feel I've lost my mind but when you can walk, talk and poop, doctors
suggest only that you have depression or other mental disorders.