Thanks ace, my documentation of the incident from the Army was dated July 2014. August 2015, my initial symptom started and went to overdrive mode about 3 weeks ago
Thank you bt. Things always happen for a reason. I have been asked to speak to soldiers about the importance tick awareness as soldiers are not educated enough on it. Maybe this is my calling-
Its an honor to serve and I will continue to serve until I can no longer raise my right hand to salute our flag. My greatest motivation to fighting and staying in military is my 8yr old son who suffers with autism. Whenever he is out with me when Im in my uniform, I see that proud glow in his eyes with his head held up high as we soldiers are taught to do when wearing the uniform. Plus, I have a 5k fundraising run to do for autism speaks again this August and I cant let them down just because of some tick
Yes, I have your email and thank you. Most of us have been on this board for so long that it almost becomes a family. I would not ever want any of you to get it cause its preventable and can easily be treated if caught on time. Btw, my Lyme western blot test showed only 1 positive band out of the 10. It is Inaccurate and gives a false negative result all the time. For this reason, CDC recommends diagnosis to be made clinically based on the patient's symptoms. Lots of material out there (even CDC) are outdated. It was difficult in the beginning because I knew very little of Lyme disease. All of the doctors only know to give two to three weeks of Doxycycline as a protocol to treat it and send you off your way. Detoxifying the body and switching to all organic foods are both the most important things with Lyme disease. This means drinking lots of organic lemon purified water. No coffee, processed dairy (only raw), no sugars or sweets, no breads, or even salads where pesticides were used. The idea is not to overwork the liver, kidneys and spleen filtering all the toxins from daily foods that we eat as it is continually fighting lyme inside the body 24/7 already
Found the tick July 2014 on the day I got home from 3 days of training. Not sure how long it's been latched on for but I found it on the last day when I got home. Took a long shower and was having dinner when I noticed just a slight itch (not even itchy enough to scratch. It felt like the tiniest skin tag on my left half and did not look like a tick for sure- more like a raise tiny mole. I took a picture of it on my phone so I could magnify it and saw legs. Got a tweezer and pulled it out. Took a couple of tries but finally got it out. I reported It's to my sergeant the following morning. I was advised to keep an eye out for a bull's-eye and to inform him right away once I notice it. Otherwise, no medical attention is needed. Afew days after, the itching started on the bite site and slightly itched for a week or two but no bullseye. Itch went away and forgot all about it. July 2015 again on military training, I had severe abdominal painAnd was taken to the local ER in diagnosed with GERD which happens to be one of lyme disease symptoms. I even joked around with the ER doctor saying I'm too young to have GERD. Right elbow pain, stiff neck and jaw pain with swollen sub mandibular gland started coming in slowly one by one. Even saw a few dentists but my teeth were perfect they said. You are your own doctor and know your body even better than the best doctors out there. Some doctors thought it was all in my mind from anxiety but was persistent and I was not going to take NO for an answer. Lyme disease can lay dormant in your body for years and years and be asymptomatic until it decides to come out and play or your immune system becomes compromised. The fact that you found it
Thanks guys- with warm weather approaching, they are out there in full force. I actually have mine and its less than a millimeter in length and I did not get a bullseye. I was told by the Sageant in charge at the time to not worry until a bullseye appears. Big mistake cause I found out later that you dont always see a bullseye. Its mainly in Northwest and Northeast region where these deer ticks that carry lyme can be found. Theres a bunch of symptoms but these were mine: Neck pain, headaches, tinnitus (ringing of the ears), blurred vision (from having 20/20 to needing glasses to read), muscle spasms and involuntary muscle twitches, arthritic joint pains, numbness and tingling of fingers, muscular weakness and pain that even brushing my teeth became a task, shortness of breath (from running 2 miles a day to struggling just from taking a few steps), burning sensation on forearms, legs and recently face, bells palsy(left side of my face was paralyzed and thought I was having a stroke), extreme abdominal pains
Hi guys, I have not been trading for weeks because Ive been feeling really ill. During military training months ago, I got a tick bite. Its been giving me all sorts of systemic problems and saw different doctors and specialists but noone knew what was wrong. Finally, a Neurologist diagnosed me with lyme disease so Im just trying to recover now. So this is how it goes for me... During military training, I get bit by a single deer tick on my leg carrying lyme disease bacteria which is incurable. I suffer with excruciating total body pain. I get diagnosed and face a possible medical discharge. Ive served over 16 years so far in the Army as an Infantryman and one tiny tick bite changes my life. I could understand getting injured in a firefight where I can at least shoot back but from a tick bite? Definitely not part of my life plans. Bummer huh? I wanted to share my story with this board to raise lyme disease awareness. If I can save even one person from lyme, I have done my job. The key thing is to check yourselves if youve spent time in the woods or just out doing yard work in known tick areas and get treatment within 30 day period window. I passed that window. GL with all of your trades everyone long and short!