Lyme Disease

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Lyme Disease

Postby Greg Wile » Fri Aug 12, 2005 2:37 am

Here in NS we don't hear alot about things like lyme disease other than in other provinces or the US. This year however a young boy from my comunity has cotracted lymes and only after a lengthy fight with the medical profesion was he diagnosed. He was bitten by a tick while visiting in the MT. Hanley area just North West of Middleton. So guys and gals be careful out there as it could be one of us next time.
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Postby h2ofwlr » Fri Aug 12, 2005 7:08 am

Casey my dog contracted it. He went from a very spirited dog that seemed like he was 3 years younger, to a dog who seems 3 years older than he is, in 1 years time. He just finished up the antibiotics, and is now going on glucosimine to help with his arthritic type of symptoms to see if it will help along with MSM. I now beleive he contracted it a year ago.

Also there is strong medical suspicion that it is not only deer ticks that are transmitting it, but also other ticks as well.

My Vets husband got it earlier this spring and they caught right away--and he still has a stiff neck with pain.

Heck I remember about 9 years ago they had this one guys wife, who lives locally, in a nut ward in a straight jacket (placque on the brain from Lyme D) and she was finally dignosed correctly and treated. With others, the Drs thought it was MS and were bound to a wheel chair and finally diagnosed correctly.

Ya see, symptoms are varied with each person. It is called "the great masquerader" Very similar the siphylis was 60 years ago. There is a connection - the corkscrew shaped bacteria is very similar looking in booth diseases, like brother/sister in the family tree type of thing of bacteria. And both have a wide array of symptoms, and thus very hard to diagnose correctly.

The problem is this--once the muscle tissue damage and cartilage is damaged--it is hard to reverse, and often the symptoms reamin after the bacteria is irradicated with the antibotics.

There is also a topic on the dog forum about Lymes disease.
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