This is the time of season when people love to go out and enjoy the great outdoors and I see so many out in the woods or sitting on the grass with their bare skin exposed and it just kills me because LYME DISEASE HAS RUINED MY LIFE!!!!!!!!!!!!
I use to be very active, thin, smart, pain free , loved my medical assistant job and then I was bit by a tick and my whole life went down the toilet in a heartbeat!
I was complaining of headaches, exhaustion, slight hair loss , started gaining a few LBS, the feeling of being beaten up with a 2x4, tunnel vision, really bad cognitive problems (this went on for 3 -4 yrs ).
Doctor couldn't figure out was going on, right away if you say your gaining weight they say exercise.
I knew there was something wrong with my body it was no longer mine, I'd come home from a busy day at work and couldn't even stand any longer, I'd be falling down because my feet didn't feel like they were there for me. Constantly falling down the stairs and my knees sounded as if they had rice krispies in them.
I had no bullseye, no rash just symptoms and finally they found out it was Lyme and when I went on meds it started a war in my body because the lyme bacteria had set up shop in my body. I was literally knocked off my butt for a year.
The doctors believe now that the Lyme brought on Fibromyalgia , I live in severe pain daily a good day is a level 6/7 pain that is somewhat tolerable for me but I haven't even had that lately.
You need to protect yourself and your kids and make sure your checking your dogs and cats so they don't bring the little things into your home.
Did you know a deer carries 300 + ticks behind 1 ear?????? I didn't have to go into the woods to get bit and neither did my son he was 6 yrs old when he got it from playing soccer on the school field (deer use to run across it). I caught it with him but he still has learning problems from it and is still on meds we both are and I've had it for 15 yrs and he's had it for 10 yrs.
Did you also know that in the north east that a lot of doctors don't know how to treat this or even want to send you for a test? Did you also know that most testing isn't sensitive enough?
It took 4 tests to have it found in my son , we finally had to use Igenix labs to get the right diagnosis.
Did you know that some children can't even go to school because of Lyme? They have such bad cognitive problems they can't concentrate. I know of one child that went into a coma, she couldn't walk or talk after she was out of it and had no control over her body and had to use diapers.
I've known adults that have lost their eye sight, just had heart attacks (it just attacked the heart) and are in wheel chairs and can't walk.
Take this seriously!!!!!!! and protect your family!!!!!!!
You can find out a lot of info on it www.lyme.org , have a safe summer season I wouldn't want anyone to end up like me and my son.
I was actually lucky to get the lyme because it really did save my son and for that I can't ever say I wish I didn't get it because he'd of been worse then me.
Starting to like the new me!
Waiting for my garden to come to life!