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I wanted to encourage all of you to send out that petition to friends to be signed. Even those who don't have Lyme are certainly at risk and would want treatment available.

I would like to encourage this as well.....I'm having everyone I know sign it.

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Andrea, Chloe tested positive with Enterolab. We are going to be doing a gluten challenge with her over Christmas break. We had not seen the improvement with her that we had expected to see, so now that she's been gluten-free for a few months, it's a good time to challenge it. She never had the biopsy.

I may have confused you because sometimes I say celiac instead of gluten intolerance, which is more accurate for Chloe and I.

Ok, I can see why you would think she is most likely to have lyme. It is a definate possibility. She sounds like she feels like my daughter about blood draws.

Are you thinking of getting her tested?

My family all had low numbers with enterolab but we all have at least one celiac gene so we will remain gluten free.

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by the way, how long did it take everyone's results to come in?

Two weeks for me but the lab is right by my Dr.'s office....it might have made things a little quicker.

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I'm going to wait and see what the doc in NY says. With Chloe's learning disabilities, which aren't easy to pin down, I'm thinking she might have Lyme brain. I thought she had gluten brain, but it didn't make a difference.

Morgan is sensitive to gluten, it makes her have seasonal allergies. Maybe it's not a true intolerance, but just something complicated enough for a person to handle that it pushes her over the edge with the allergies. I don't know ... maybe she has Lyme, too. Actually, they all could, except for Jack, who was adopted.

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Carla,

It would be smart to get the kids tested. The LLMD should be able to tell you how to proceed. I think they could all have it if you had Lyme during all of your pregnancies. I think eventually something could tip the scales and one of the kids could start developing symptoms. It sucks to think about it....but at least you will know what it is and how to deal with it...if something like this ever happened.

I'm curious about what the LLMD will say about this.

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..signed the petition :)

CARLA!!! OMG another member of the Lyme clan??? :o

I'm glad you finally have an answer..but ,gosh, how long doyou think you've had it??

...and the kids need testing?? :unsure:

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Just flying through:

Carla, omg!!! Congratulations on the diagnosis, I am thrilled for you. You finally have answers to what you have been fighting with all these years, what validation! Now you can start your journey to getting better!

Rachel, I really can't thank you enough for posting about getting your body temp up and keeping warm. My temp always bottoms out, but sometimes I forget about it, your posts reminded me to be conscious of that and to take measures to get my temps up and stay warm :D:D:D

Andrea, sorry about Seth and the bump on his head :( Hope it gets better soon.

I have a bioscan appt tomorrow so hopefully I will have something to report about my lyme testing perdicament, fingers crossed.

Hope everyone has a great day!!!

:wub:

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I have a bioscan appt tomorrow so hopefully I will have something to report about my lyme testing perdicament, fingers crossed.

Looking forward to an update tomorrow. :D

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I had the complete Lyme panel done ... don't remember the number.

I'm wondering about the kids, too. Someone asked how long ... I believe since 1972-1975 -- it fits with the onset of the symptoms and the exposure to massive quantities of ticks. So, I would have had it before any of my pregnancies. I am curious what the doc would say because if antibiotics cannot get rid of all the bacteria and if they are not having symptoms, it doesn't seem that they would need treatment at this time, but it's a good thing to know for the future. I think Chloe will probably need treatment ... I'm betting her learning disability -- which is something they can't really pinpoint -- is probably Lyme brain. If her brain works half as bad as mine, I can see why she's having problems. Good thing I started out smart! :P

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I had my appt with my doc today....um....yeah........ ;) He was old, disorganized, slow, confused.....I was there for SIX HOURS including 30 min to fill out paperwork, 1 hour to wait (appt was at 1030, i wasn't seen til like 1140), then took over 2 hours for them to figure out what bloodwork and tests were needed and then took 10 vials of blood, have to back in later this week to pick up more tests and go back next week for more blood, and then they couldn't figure out the billing. It was like the never ending day from HELL!

Was this your LLMD??? :blink: Could you PM me your location?

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Okay so I haven't had time to go back and read...someone please keep cliff notes for me for when I get home!!! Please...I'm on my friends dollar, so can't spend a lot of time here...but from what I scanned on this page CARLA HAS A DIAGNOSIS!!??!!! Wow!!! Incredible. Speechless!

Just logged on to say greetings from Costa Rica...actually we set sail a while ago, so we're back in the Caribbean sea somewhere on our way to Grand Cayman. We went through the Panama Canal (partial) yesterday...it was great!

Okay, gotta go. Miss you girls and guys!

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OMG--I hope Donna's alright! Did any of you see this? She's in the Caribbean, too.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20061204/ap_on_.../sick_cruise_10

There's gotta be more than one ship there--right? :unsure:

Okay so I'm randomly scanning pages here and there for a few more minutes, lol, and came across this. Patti, thanks for caring!!! They are being SOOOOOO very diligent on board about this very tbing. All passengers have to use a hand sanitizer BEFORE coming on board, BEFORE entering the restaurants and buffet and just about every other public place. This is the strictest I've ever seen it--wasn't like this on my other two cruises, but this time they follow people and MAKE them use it, lol. My friend and I are pretty diligent about using sanitizing wipes anyway, but I'm happy to see this.

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Donna,

So glad you are safe and having a good time. :D

Can't wait until you get home, but it sure is nice of you to drop in. :)

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I'm back from Bioset. My appt. went well....it was a much longer appt. because she had to retest everything.

I have alot to share but I'm WAY tired right now. I think I might go to bed soon. -_-

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Rachel,

We'll be waiting for your post when you are rested and able to post about it.

:wub:

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