Lyme disease-- Problem in the Okanagan?

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A person I know of from SK sold his house and took the proceeds to NY for a year to get treatment.
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Liquidnails wrote:It is completely false to say that mainstream science and government do not recognize lyme disease. In fact, Canada has a 3 year action plan on Lyme disease that began in March.

Here is some information on Lyme Disease from Canada's public heath agency.

http://www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/id-mi/lyme-eng.php

http://www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/phn-asp/2013 ... 30-eng.php

http://www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/id-mi/lyme-plan-eng.php

For additional information, I would suggest typing "Lyme Disease" in the search box at http://www.google.com


You have no idea what you're talking about. I can give you a list of peoples names who have been turned down for treatment because doctors will not recognize lyme's as a disease. You can post all the links you want but in reality..you're completely wrong.
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Here's what I don't understand. People go into tick areas, and in spite of preventative measures, manage to collect ticks (it happens). So they check themselves afterward, find ticks, and remove them. Did they have any ticks attached? If not, they can't get lyme disease. If they did have ticks attached, they might get a rash (or not). At any rate, they go to the doctor and show the tick bite, and start antibiotic treatment early. If you had quadruplets, all with tick bites, you put them on antibiotics, do tests (not sure how good the tests are).If they develop symptoms, a somewhat longer course of antibiotics would be given. Which doctor would refuse to prescribe antibiotics for a tick bite or bull's eye rash after a tick bite? Doctor's prescribe antibiotics for ear infections and other relatively minor infections, why would they ignore this one? Why would treatment cost $20,000. What is so special in these medications which are being prescribed? Anyone have a link to scientific studies on these particular medications and how effective they are? If they work for lyme disease, perhaps in those few cases where antibiotics didn't work, there must be studies to that effect.
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This map shows where lyme disease is found. The Okanagan is prime, especially the north.
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I went to see my Naturopathic Dr and Family doctor this week due to fatigue and other symptoms. I was telling a friend about my symptoms and he texted me later and said maybe you got bit by a tick. At this point I looked down at the large bruise on my thigh which I had assumed was just a regular run of the mill bruise. Feeling it I noticed that at the centre is a rough spot that looks like a bite.

Both doctors associated my original complaints to a previous GI issue I have seen both of them about in the past, which is fair enough. With this new information and the bruise I brought it to both doctor's attention.

The naturopathic doctor believes it could be lyme disease as the symptoms line up and is going to investigate further. The GP does not believe it could be lyme disease but gave me a requisition for a blood test for lyme disease all the same. He mentioned how controversial lyme disease is.

One of my symptoms is significant blood loss shown through a blood test I did, this could be explained by babesiosis. Other symptoms include a reduced heart rate (below normal), fatigue, itchy eye, slurred speech and lack of concentration.

Just have to wait for the blood test results and hope it doesn't get any worse.
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D: I hope it isn't - oh I hope it isn't!!
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I have yet to be given any kind of diagnosis. I did get tested for lyme but must have came back negative as I never heard back from my physician. I am seeking treatment through my Naturopathic Dr. and hope to pin point the issue.
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TreeGuy wrote:I have yet to be given any kind of diagnosis. I did get tested for lyme but must have came back negative as I never heard back from my physician. I am seeking treatment through my Naturopathic Dr. and hope to pin point the issue.


Scary stuff. My aunt-in-law was originally thought to have MS before being diagnosed with Lyme disease by an American doctor. I agree with the posters that Canada is severely behind with this horrible disease.
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You can access your test results online if you had lab work within the last 30 days at:
Lifelabs
Valley Medical Laboratories
BC Biomedical Laboratories or
As an outpatient only at Vancouver Coastal Health, Providence Health Care or Fraser Health

Register and as soon as results are released from the performing lab, they're available online in my ehealth.
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TreeGuy wrote:I have yet to be given any kind of diagnosis. I did get tested for lyme but must have came back negative as I never heard back from my physician. I am seeking treatment through my Naturopathic Dr. and hope to pin point the issue.

The Canadian test is notorious for giving false negatives. If you think you might have lyme disease, spend the money, and get the test done in the USA. A cheaper option would be to take a blood sample to your vet, and tell them that you think your cat has lyme disease, so you'd like them to test the blood for it.
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And your vet who is fairly well educated, is going to draw blood from your cat which will likely come up neg. How does this help you?
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Yeah, I don't think Glacier thought that one through.

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