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Here's my story.....
My doc ordered an MRI for a very bad pain just below my neck.....
He looked at the results, and told me there wasn't much wrong....
Gave me a pain shot, and sent me home.....
When it wouldn't get better, I went to a new doc armed with the MRI, who diagnosed it
as a herniated disk, and that it was worse than his.... He showed me
the scar left from an operation he had for it, and described the procedure....
And also said he was still having "discomfort" ....
Scared the crap out of me.....
A man at work suggested his chiropractor.... So after an X-ray she suggested
deep massage therapy... (Very painful)....
After 7 weeks of that, 2 times a week, the pain went away, and has never come back...
Don't be in a hurry to go under the knife.....
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These ticks are nasty lil fellows!!! A good friend of mine from HS days had a very promising career in banking... She was moving up quickly and the sky was the limit for her. Suddenly she came down ill... they did not realize it was tick related until it was too late. She's functional now, but no where near where she was...but the higher functions required for her to do her job are all gone..

5-6 years ago, my at the time 5 yr old grandson and I went for a winters hike in the woods. He had on a t-shirt, a shirt, a hooded sweat shirt, a jacket and a tossel. cap. We were gone for maybe 2 hrs, just hiking through the woods, nothing special. Came back to my place, and then his mom took him home. That night, went to give him a shower and damn'd if there wasn't a tick attached to the small of his back. The thing was pretty well dug in, had to go to a Med Express to have it removed properly...

A timely post Tom... thanks
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A cousin out here was posting today that he has been sick for a while, is always tired, and has trouble keeping things down and docs haven't been able to find a cause. Someone else here suggested that he get checked for Lyme, that they knew someone else with with the same symptoms and that what it was for them. It may be far more prevalent than we think.
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because of this locale ticks are a very real threat...
everyone is checked as a matter of routine...
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I was diagnosed with Alzheimers in 2008. Being familiar with what that disease does to people's families, I decided to slow my life way down so I could spend time with mine and remember them as long as I could. My life was busy...I ran bass fishing tournaments (sometimes two in a weekend), worked full time, and fished all I could, so there was a lot of "trimming" that I could do. I cut down on the hours I worked, stopped running tournaments, spent more quality time with my wife and kids, ate better, and took the medicine. Several months later I realized my memory was actually returning! The medicine could not cure the disease, so I knew I could not have Alzheimers.
I decided to test that by returning to school, so at the age of 60 I signed up for a degree program at the local college and took a course, which I did well in. I took more and more, finally graduating with high honors in 2013.
I never had Alzheimers... I had a memory loss problem brought on by stress, overwork, too little sleep and poor nutrition. Doctors don't always know what the real problem is. It's easy for me to believe that Kristopherson's memory loss was caused by Lyme.
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In Australia, the official response seems to be to deny that Lmye disease actually exists.

People that want to be tested/treated have to go to USA....

Apparently, we don't have ticks in Australia, if some reports are to be believed....And the ones we do, do not spread Lyme disease......

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James, is it a mandate that the ticks cannot carry the Lyme disease?

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In Australia, the official response seems to be to deny that Lmye disease actually exists.

People that want to be tested/treated have to go to USA....

Apparently, we don't have ticks in Australia, if some reports are to be believed....And the ones we do, do not spread Lyme disease......
The deer tick that carries Lyme is quit small, not like an ordinary tick that is a quarter inch (7mm) across. Animals are shipped all over the planet, so it would be strange for deer ticks NOT to be present. And one of the carriers would be infected humans traveling, and then getting bitten by Aussie bugs. Global spread of disease via traveling human hosts is a fairly common occurrence.

I just got back from a nice hotel in Pennsylvania, where black ants inflicted some nasty bites while I slept. When I travel to the East, I stay out of woods and grasses, including lawns.
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The reports I have seen show people who have not been outside Australia and have suffered from native tick bite...

Many of our native animals , and cattle, suffer from tick bite...

The part I find hard to understand, is why some in the medical profession, refuse to acknowledge Lyme Disease and will not treat patients...

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The reports I have seen show people who have not been outside Australia and have suffered from native tick bite...

Many of our native animals , and cattle, suffer from tick bite...

The part I find hard to understand, is why some in the medical profession, refuse to acknowledge Lyme Disease and will not treat patients...
I consult in a very specialized branch of optometry, and it has been attacked for decades by ophthalmologists as "voodoo." Over the past decade or so, the science has proven the optometrists' approach is deeply rooted in brain science and yet, the attacks persist. Why? Two things, I think. First is that optometrists have expended their care into medical care, long the realm of opthalmologists and that has reduced average opthalmologist average earnings from near $700,000 down to about $350,000 today.

The other factor is just ego. Many physicians (not all thank goodness) think that only another MD knows enough to be considered a real doctor. And many more MDs have complete disdain for "popular" diagnoses, and Lyme is considered by many physicians to be a joke. But it is no joke to those who are being misdiagnosed and their conditions ignored.

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