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Is it possible for a person to get cured from Lyme disease without medication?


I was recently tested and the doctor says that I have Lyme disease antibodies in my system, but I don't have illness itself.
He said that at some point in my life I contracted it, but I don’t have it now.
I was never treated for Lyme Disease!
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Hi-
If your question is whether or not it can be treated without pharmaceutical drugs, the answer is yes- but not without "medication". There are many ways to go about treating Lyme, heavy duty antibiotics being the most commonly accepted. Alternative treatments include hyperbaric chambers, HCl therapy, raw/living foods diet, intensive antimicrobial herbs such as cat's claw, colloidal silver, grapefruitseed extract, or any combination of the above.

The tricky element of this disease is that some things "work" for some people and not for others. By "work" I mean wiping out the majority of the bacteria and creating an environment in the body where they are less likely to reproduce and disseminate again. I have yet to hear of anyone getting rid of it completely, but there are people out there who are have Lyme but are living without symptoms. Some have done it through antibiotic therapy, some have done it via alternative treatments.

Your best bet is to learn all you can, research, and find an experienced practitioner to partner with. No matter what your treatment path of choice is, TREAT IT, and don't try to do it alone, don't experiment, etc. Take it seriously, get support during the process, and get guidance from someone who is experienced in the approaches you are using.

Best of luck.  (+ info)

What would happen if lyme disease was left uncured? Could someone potentially die from it?


I had lyme disease as a child, it was diagnosed later... after my left leg had gone numb. My father had also gotten it at the same time. The left side of his face went numb like he had a stroke. My father and I both received shots and it was cured. I was just wondering, if it hadn't been diagnosed or cured, what could potentially have happened to us?
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Yes, I run a Lyme Disease Support group, and have seen a lot of bad stuff. My son in law almost died with siezures and a 105 degree temperature. Lyme is bad and your Dad had Bell's Palsy which is a classic symptom. Please check out the sites listed on the other answer, and my site: www.lowerbuckslymegroup.org Evelyn  (+ info)

What are the symptoms of Chronic Lyme Disease, and how long can someone go without signs before they reappear?


I had lyme disease, a very bad case of lyme disease almost 15 years ago while I was in high school. I had been misdiagnosed for several months, until I was finally treated with IV antibiotics, two different courses over a year in duration total.

I had not had any symtoms I would have attributed to lyme in years, but recently, my joints are really sore and swollen. I am only in my early thirties, and I dont think that this is a normal symptom of aging at this point.

Can lymes lay dormant in the body that long with no symtoms and then return?
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Your symptoms can be a result of Lymes Disease. The organism is certainly gone, but the immune response is what can cause chronic arthritis in people. Approximately 10% of people who experience arthritis as part of Lymes Disease will end up with a long-term, chronic arthritis. The arthritis is most commonly found in the knees. How long can this go on? No telling; there have certainly been no studies going for 15 years or more.

All that being said, swollen joints is not a normal part of aging for a 30-something (still very young as far as adults go). In addition, there are a *lot* of things that can cause swollen joints and, if you have no clue why they're swollen, you should see a doctor.

Swollen joints with no apparent cause are usually immunologic in nature (lupus or, less likely at your age, rheumatoid arthritis) or infectious (gonorrhea can cause this). But then it could be the Lymes.  (+ info)

What are you supposed to do when you have lyme disease and you've found the tick?


My mother got diagnosed with Lyme Disease and given antibiotics for treatment but the doctor was unable to find the tick. We have found what we believe to be the tick, and it seems to be buried into her shoulder. What should we do? Try to dig it out? Put something on it? Or something else?
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I don't think ticks usually bury themselves under the skin like that, but I think you should probably go to the hospital to have it checked out ASAP.  (+ info)

What are some side effects of lyme disease 10 yrs later?


What are some of the side effects of lyme disease say 5-10 years later?
The type was Babesio? Not sure of the spelling.
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Up to one third of Lyme disease patients who have completed a course of antibiotic treatment continue to have symptoms such as severe fatigue, sleep disturbance, and cognitive difficulties, with these symptoms being severe in about 2% of cases Some of these patients had evidence of an ongoing Borrelia infection.
They can have evidence of verbal memory impairment, joint pain, and other musculoskeletal difficulties

There is information and details of a support group on the link  (+ info)

How come i never got lyme disease from a tick even though i was bit by one?


when i was 4 yrs old my parents found a tick in my head half way under my scalp, but i never got lyme disease, how come? can a reg blood test tell you if you have it or not? or is their a special test you have to take to know if you are infected with the disease?
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Not all ticks carry Lyme. That being said, there are many cases where people were bit by ticks and didn't fall ill until years later. It appears that sometimes the bacteria can go "underground"--perhaps held at bay by your immune system--only to burst forth much later.

Are you experiencing symptoms now that seem like they could be Lyme-related? If so, it's worth educating yourself about the disease.

Good sources of info about Lyme disease:
http://www.lymedisease.org
http://www.canlyme.com
http://www.lymenet.org
http://www.lymeinfo.net
http://www.lymediseaseassociation.org
http://www.ilads.org
http://www.betterhealthguy.com
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If Lyme's disease goes un-treated for a somewhat long amount of time? How can it become harmful?


I noticed a bite about back in May with dry skin around it but I didnt care really because I thought it was just a severe-misquito bite. Then I started to get fevers and a headache almost every day. I decided to see a doctor and got a test done saying I had Lyme's Disease.
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Good sources of info about Lyme disease:
http://www.lymedisease.org
http://www.canlyme.com
http://www.lymenet.org
http://www.lymeinfo.net
http://www.lymediseaseassociation.org
http://www.ilads.org
http://www.betterhealthguy.com
http://www.publichealthalert.com
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how do you handle joint pain from lyme disease?


I've recently been diagnosed with lyme disease, and it's been pretty brutal. I've been given antibiotics to handle the infection itself, but my insurance won't cover medication to deal with the arthritis that's developed as a symptom. It hurts too much to walk, sit up straight, move my left arm or even turn my neck. Does anyone here have suggestions for dealing with nasty joint pain like this? I'm only 18 and start school soon.
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Reliv- I am looking for some reliv products that would be good for curing Lyme Disease?


I suffer from Lyme Disease and I am going to try reliv. What reliv products should I use?
Can someone share their testimony Reliv and/or lyme Disease.

If you could help me I would be most grateful.
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I own a health and nutrition business and have taught fitness. I also answer questions about Reliv products, when I can. Your best bet is to get together with the person who is talking to you about Reliv and have them connect you directly to someone who has had results using Reliv for Lyme disease - there are numerous people who have had results with this using Reliv so it shouldn't be hard for them to connect you. My guess is going to be at least 3 shakes per day of using Classic, Innergize and Fibrestore, but I could be wrong - just going on memory here. And we don't prescribe or claim to heal anything. The body is the miracle. So get with a knowledgable distributor and have them connect you directly to the testimony of others who have had results with this, and they will be able to tell you what exactly they took to get those results. There are scores of people whom I have talked to in the last few years who have had results with Lymes, and all from different organizations. Chances are that whomever you are connected with won't have any financial interest in sharing whatsoever, as the heart of Reliv distributors is to help you get results, and everybody helps each other, whether they know the people or are associated with them or not. This attitude helps to generate an additional layer of integrity and credibility to what they are sharing with you - knowing that they get absolutely nothing out of it in return. They won't try to "sell" you - just share their own personal experience from the heart.
If you have further questions you are free to email me. I would be interested to find out how you are doing with it after you have had those connections. You can also check my other posts about Reliv to find out our personal experience with it. We have had life changing results in our health using these products. Hope his helps.  (+ info)

what are the symptoms of 1st stage lyme disease? when do they usually start?


1st stage lyme disease is the earliest and less harmful out of all 3 lyme disease stages. But when do the symptoms start occuring that you have 1st stage lyme disease? How many weeks, months, or even years?
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it varies but starts anything from weeks to months after a bite ,symptoms are rash spreading up from bite mark,pain and stiffness,tireness,headaches  (+ info)

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