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Hi Meredith!

I read about your sweltering hot weather in the snow thread. :)

Hi Andrea, hi The Dave, hi Melannen, and hi to the 6 anonymous guests (I don't see anyone else here right now).

Yeah it's 90 degrees at the moment...according to the forecast it's supposed to drop to the 60s by Monday :wacko::wacko::wacko:

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Hi Andrea, hi The Dave, hi Melannen, and hi to the 6 anonymous guests (I don't see anyone else here right now).

Yeah it's 90 degrees at the moment...according to the forecast it's supposed to drop to the 60s by Monday :wacko::wacko::wacko:

eck! that sucks....what time of the day is it over there? 90 isn't bad for like noon-4, but if it's like 8 am or 9pm, then that sucks!

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Hi Andrea, hi The Dave, hi Melannen, and hi to the 6 anonymous guests (I don't see anyone else here right now).

Yeah it's 90 degrees at the moment...according to the forecast it's supposed to drop to the 60s by Monday :wacko::wacko::wacko:

I've been spotted!! :ph34r:

I'm just lurking, don't really have anything helpful to add but following along :)

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eck! that sucks....what time of the day is it over there? 90 isn't bad for like noon-4, but if it's like 8 am or 9pm, then that sucks!

If I remember correctly, she's like 17 hours ahead of us.

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If I remember correctly, she's like 17 hours ahead of us.

It's 4:30pm on Friday here....I like the heat. Just not looking forward to the massive temp drop in three days :rolleyes:

Okay well sorry for the brief interruption. Now back to the Rachelville Chronicles, From Dairy to Lyme....

(ps I just google imaged "tick" - eeewwww)

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(ps I just google imaged "tick" - eeewwww)

Why do I think I don't want to do that? :ph34r:

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I doubt there is a correlation here.....my best guess would be a severe case of the stinky one arm. hahaha!!!!

Haha....I just cant tell you anything can I?? :rolleyes:

I think the alien baby like shouted at the doctor when we were there by the way..... :ph34r:

:lol: Ummm...I wasnt sure if that was my tummy or the Dr.'s??? :unsure:

Yes.....I think maybe the alien baby was getting upset about the Dr. saying ice cream was a no-go....he was making his opinion very obvious...he was growling at the Dr. for me. :P

Why do I think I don't want to do that? :ph34r:

Yeah...dont do it!! They are creepy little critters...I've seen the pics lots of times and all I have to say is EEEEWWWWWWW!

Rachel..so glad you are starting to get some answers, no wonder you are so bubbly!! Wanted to tell you that deer ticks are VERY small and hard to see, they are the ones that cause the bulls eye and Lyme disease. The bigger ones get on dogs and cats (people too and engorge themselves un till they fall off. some of these larger ticks can cuase Rocky Mountain spotted fever. I think the same kind of citronella stuff keeps both kinds off us.

Evie...thanks for the tick scientificness. :)

So maybe whatever tick did this to me was very small and therefore not so easy to see? :(

I used to have problems with the exhaust from other cars too....it was really bad for awhile but since my diet changes I'm not bothered by it at all anymore. I keep 2 air purifiers in my bedroom at home.....not sure if they really make a difference but the noise from them is kinda comforting so I keep them on.....helps me sleep. :)

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More tick questions.....

My mom was saying that she thought ticks always needed a host in order to stay alive. Susan....was your post saying that they will gorge themselves until they explode? :unsure: So....if they get on a host they will die once they are done feasting?? EEEEEEEW.

Then I've read that they live in tall grass and logs and places like that. :huh:

Also does anyone know if you already have undiagnosed Lyme and then get bit by another infected tick.....does the Lyme get worse??? Also do the deer get Lyme Disease or are they unaffected??

All the deer that I was feeding at my campsite looked kind of beat up.....not all nice and shiny like the deer at the zoo or places like that. I remember thinking maybe something was wrong with the deer cuz they had ugly brown spots on them....places where they didnt seem to have hair growing. I figured it was cuz these deer were "roughing" it...compared to the deer I see at the zoo. :unsure:

Anyways I didnt have any kind of flu-like symptoms or bulls-eye after the camping trip....I only had that 2 years earlier after the Tahoe trip. I wondered if I had gotten bitten again at my campsite could it have made the Lyme worse???

I will have to put up a pic of all these deer that were surrounding me...it was so crazy. I thought deer were more afraid of people....these deer were so NOT afraid. They were also coming to the site and getting into our food in the middle of the night....they ate all my marshmallows and bread!! :o

I was mad at the deer after they ate my treats. :angry:

They were even trying to get into the cooler....we had to keep our food in the car after that. I'd never heard of deer doing this before....I've had experiences with other animals getting into the food but never deer. :huh:

Maybe too many people had been feeding them?? When we first arrived and were setting up camp the deer just started appearing....they came from the hill and just walked up to our site. I was like "WOAH.....this is cool!" Got the camera and some bread and just started feeding them....could a tick have jumped onto me?? Do ticks jump?? :unsure:

OMG....sooo many tick questions. :wacko:

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Premature posting, lol:

Julie,

I was actually scheduled to take the test today but I rescheduled it for Tuesday. The thing is....the Dr. told me to bring the supplements he wants me to try adding in....he wanted the lady to test them to see if any of them are problematic. When I called to make the appt. the woman told me the same thing...to bring anything with me that I might want tested.

After I hung up I got to thinking.....I have ALOT of supplements at home in Manteca....stuff that I know I react to. I'm gonna bring a couple of these "bad" supplements....just to see what happens. ;)

So thats why I rescheduled...so I can pick out some supplements this weekend.

Yeah...its probably bad of me to try and "test" the test....but I just cant help it. :ph34r:

My mind will not be put to ease unless I can know the machine is telling the truth. :lol:

Are you saying they scan the supplements, or do they test them in some other way? That is so interesting, weird, but interesting, lol. I definitely don't blame you for wanting to test the test...I think I'd do the same thing!

Yes, many guests, I wonder if they think our book title is crazy....

OMGosh, if I don't get help soon I will NEVER be able to remember our book title, lol. :lol:

Oh...I can also bring along Donna....the official Rachelville Pest Control and ant destroyer. Hope she is a good tick detector as well. :P

No bug gets away from me. :lol:

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Donna & Rachel--That is very interesting. I wonder if it is anything like Kinesiology, in that it can test to see if something is good/bad for you--and to what degree. For instance, I brought in some fur from my cat, and was found to be allergic. I brought some non-organic almonds in that were giving me symptoms, and they were a problem, but some organic ones that the practioner had were not.

A Kinesiologist was also the very first person to tell me that I should not eat wheat, oats, barley or rye. Being the type of person I am, I needed more proof/information so this led me to my discovery of Celiac. In turn, this led me to a GI who, luckily, listened to my story and thought I should be tested for it.

I truly believe that my eventual diagnosis was a combination of Western Medicine, Alternative Medicine, and becoming proactive in my own health.

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So do ticks never let go once they bite? What's to stop one from letting go if he doesn'f feel like hanging on any longer? Or maybe he's just full? (ewww, gross.)

LOL, nothing is gross in Rachelville...we talk about all kinds of stuff! :P

On the bullhorn like I'm a shark or something....."ahem (clears throat)... we have a reported siting of TheDave.....please remain calm and keep all your children and loved ones inside...."

Precisely what I was going to say, lol! :lol:

I've been spotted!! :ph34r:

I'm just lurking, don't really have anything helpful to add but following along :)

It's all helpful! :P

Donna & Rachel--That is very interesting. I wonder if it is anything like Kinesiology, in that it can test to see if something is good/bad for you--and to what degree. For instance, I brought in some fur from my cat, and was found to be allergic. I brought some non-organic almonds in that were giving me symptoms, and they were a problem, but some organic ones that the practioner had were not.

A Kinesiologist was also the very first person to tell me that I should not eat wheat, oats, barley or rye. Being the type of person I am, I needed more proof/information so this led me to my discovery of Celiac. In turn, this led me to a GI who, luckily, listened to my story and thought I should be tested for it.

I truly believe that my eventual diagnosis was a combination of Western Medicine, Alternative Medicine, and becoming proactive in my own health.

It must be...my new allergist was telling me that they can "test" you with just about anything...he told me I could bring in just about anything and they could do something with it to test me and see if I reacted...I was talking food at the time, but I think he said they could do it with just about anything. I must go look up kinesiology, lol.

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I truly believe that my eventual diagnosis was a combination of Western Medicine, Alternative Medicine, and becoming proactive in my own health.

good morning.

wanted to try the qoutes from different people but alas, too early in the am for me i guess. didn't work.

HI PATTI..AGREE WITH YOU

RACHEL, I'D TEST THE TEST TOO AFTER ALL YOU'VE BEEN THROUGH --WHY NOT

RIMME-CAN YOU POST YOUR RESULTS ON D/S TOO AS I MIGHT MISS IT HERE.

ROBBIN. YOUR BEING TESTED TOO?. MY GOD!

GOING TO CALL MY DR OFFICE AND SEE WHO THEY USE TO TEST THE LYMES.

GUESS WHAT MY CHIRO HAS ALWAYS SAID SHE THOUGHT I HAD LEAKY GUT AND UNDX'D LYMES..

SHE'S AMAZING..

GOD..HEAD WAS SPINNING WHEN I WENT TO BED AND NOW WHEN I GET UP.

SHOULD RE ENTER THE DAY BY NOT STARTING OUT ON THE 'OMG' THREAD :blink::lol:

LOVE TO YOU ALL AND THANKS AGAIN FOR THE INFO. I DON'T POST MUCH BUT I DO READ. JUST HAVEN'T HAD ACCESS TO MY COMTUPER ALL WEEK.

JUDY--PS WAS JUST THINKING I KNOW I HAVE MCS AS I REACT SO FAST TO MANY CHEMICALS BUT AM REALLY WORRIED ABOUT THE BLACK MOLD ON KITCHEN CEILING AND RENNI I THINK AGREED IT WASN'T A GOOD THING.

Judy, at this point it is a self-diagnosis supported by the doctor I am going to see who reviewed an email of my symptoms during our phone consult. I have had the rash, the fevers and nightsweats, the bone pain, the heart palpitations, the back pain, chest constriction, neck and jaw pain, floaters, shadows at the corners of my eyes, burning tingling on the back of my head in strange bands, nausea, digestion problems, bladder problems, numb extremities, arthritis in knee and hand, balance problems, and there's more but with the brain fog I will remember later. Oh yes, irritability and a sense of losing my mind. This steep decline began nearly four years ago after the rash which I had in a remote Colorado location where two years before two people were diagnosed with Lyme.

I'll be getting tested next week and my tests will go to Igenex.

rinne--

was there alink on here for this Igenex site?

can someone post the link that is a good one for me.

i need some info in front of me before i call dr office or they'll give me grief. i have to get blood work done anyway, can they draw it all at once and then send the lyme out to this lab??? how did youguys do it?

judy

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More tick questions.....

My mom was saying that she thought ticks always needed a host in order to stay alive. Susan....was your post saying that they will gorge themselves until they explode? :unsure: So....if they get on a host they will die once they are done feasting?? EEEEEEEW.

Then I've read that they live in tall grass and logs and places like that. :huh:

Also does anyone know if you already have undiagnosed Lyme and then get bit by another infected tick.....does the Lyme get worse??? Also do the deer get Lyme Disease or are they unaffected??

All the deer that I was feeding at my campsite looked kind of beat up.....not all nice and shiny like the deer at the zoo or places like that. I remember thinking maybe something was wrong with the deer cuz they had ugly brown spots on them....places where they didnt seem to have hair growing. I figured it was cuz these deer were "roughing" it...compared to the deer I see at the zoo. :unsure:

Anyways I didnt have any kind of flu-like symptoms or bulls-eye after the camping trip....I only had that 2 years earlier after the Tahoe trip. I wondered if I had gotten bitten again at my campsite could it have made the Lyme worse???

I will have to put up a pic of all these deer that were surrounding me...it was so crazy. I thought deer were more afraid of people....these deer were so NOT afraid. They were also coming to the site and getting into our food in the middle of the night....they ate all my marshmallows and bread!! :o

I was mad at the deer after they ate my treats. :angry:

They were even trying to get into the cooler....we had to keep our food in the car after that. I'd never heard of deer doing this before....I've had experiences with other animals getting into the food but never deer. :huh:

Maybe too many people had been feeding them?? When we first arrived and were setting up camp the deer just started appearing....they came from the hill and just walked up to our site. I was like "WOAH.....this is cool!" Got the camera and some bread and just started feeding them....could a tick have jumped onto me?? Do ticks jump?? :unsure:

OMG....sooo many tick questions. :wacko:

Rachel, once ticks are engorged they fall off, they don't die they live on on our blood and when it is gone they can still live for years apparently in some kind of hibernation. I think other tick bites can lead to other co-infections which we haven't even got to yet. Different co-infections manifest differently in the body and that is why a LLMD is so important because the treatment for each one varies. And yes ticks are in tall grass and they jump.

Your comment about the deer roughing it just totally cracked me up, you are such a city girl. :lol:

OMGosh, if I don't get help soon I will NEVER be able to remember our book title, lol.

Donna, I so know what you mean. :lol:

Judy, your chiropractor may be brilliant, the link is: Igenex

I called them and asked what doctors in Canada used their laboratory and then picked the one closest to me.

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x!

x, THAT IS REALLY EXCITING!!!!! I am so excited to hear this!

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LauraJ

I was following your saga re: the move and parents helping you get medical help.i prayed for you that nite but didn't post and haven't really been posting..just trying to get better and reading here.

so happy for you.

also you have the best parents. i'm so glad and PRAY YOU'LL GET ANSWERS SOON.

if you share your info we'll all learn a new aspect of these mysterious illnessness that keep us down

i was so sad to read that post that you had to not start the new job..but then..all the prayers from us must have worked cause the new job seems SO SUPPORTIVE.

good luck on your journey to good health.

judy in philly--just saw your mom/dad/ and eric are coming in have a wonderful weekend.

love

judy

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What a beautiful expression Julie, it reminds me of the last line of a Buddhist meal chant, "May we exist in muddy water with purity like the lotus."

This link has a printable salt/c protocol and links to other sites.

Lyme Strategies

Thanks so much for the link rinne, I am going to read up on the salt/C protocol :)

I was doing a Rainbeau Mars yoga practice the other day and she said the quote that is in my signature. I thought it was so beautiful and it resonated with me so deeply, that even in the darkness and muck beautiful things are born and thrive.

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All the deer that I was feeding at my campsite looked kind of beat up.....not all nice and shiny like the deer at the zoo or places like that. I remember thinking maybe something was wrong with the deer cuz they had ugly brown spots on them....places where they didnt seem to have hair growing. I figured it was cuz these deer were "roughing" it...compared to the deer I see at the zoo. :unsure:

I will have to put up a pic of all these deer that were surrounding me...it was so crazy. I thought deer were more afraid of people....these deer were so NOT afraid. They were also coming to the site and getting into our food in the middle of the night....they ate all my marshmallows and bread!! :o

I was mad at the deer after they ate my treats. :angry:

They were even trying to get into the cooler....we had to keep our food in the car after that. I'd never heard of deer doing this before....I've had experiences with other animals getting into the food but never deer. :huh:

Maybe too many people had been feeding them?? When we first arrived and were setting up camp the deer just started appearing....they came from the hill and just walked up to our site. I was like "WOAH.....this is cool!" Got the camera and some bread and just started feeding them....could a tick have jumped onto me?? Do ticks jump?? :unsure:

This made me think, actually I think you answered your own question. I am thinking the deer didn't look so healthy because they keep getting fed by humans. We have these birds here, they are huge black birds, not really sure what kind because I don't know much about birds, maybe crows, I don't know? But they have figured out how to get food out of the trash cans behind fast food restaurants and other eating establishments, no joke that's where you will find them, anywhere the food is disposed of. And they have gotten enormous, freakishly enormous!! And they look so sickly. They disappeared for about 2 years, I don't think by accident, and now I have noticed seeing them again hanging around the trash cans. This is what our food supply is doing to them.

Also another thought, here in CO we have a huge problem with JC disease among the elk and deer and etc. I think the wildlife is really being affected by the conditions of our environment.

The mosquito thing, we talked about this in another thread over the summer I think, the reason why some people attract mosquitoes and others dont. I cant remember exactly but it had to do something with oxygen/carbon dioxide release from the body? And combination in the sweat? Sugars might have had something to do with it too? Have to look into it........

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Are you saying they scan the supplements, or do they test them in some other way? That is so interesting, weird, but interesting, lol. I definitely don't blame you for wanting to test the test...I think I'd do the same thing!

Donna, the electronic testing is based on acupuncture principles, and the points on the body that connect to energy flow and all of the different body systems, organs, etc. When they test supplements against your body, they might look at the stomach point for digestability and the allergy point for allergy, for starters.

Good to see you are on the ball when it comes to pest control around here :lol::lol:

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I thought it was so beautiful and it resonated with me so deeply, that even in the darkness and muck beautiful things are born and thrive.

Julie, precisely. :)

I just started a yoga class a few weeks ago and love it, especially the restorative poses. :lol:

Laura, I'm so glad to hear you feeling hopeful, it is wonderful isn't it? Seems like we're all feeling hopefull lately. :)

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Laura,

That's great news. Now we have 4 appointments next week to look forward to.....five if you include the allergy/intolerance test for my kids and husband.

Rachel....Tuesday

Donna.....Wednesday

Laura......Wednesday

Rinne.......? What day is yours Rinne?

My family..Tuesday

Judy....let us know when your appointment is. :)

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