Tick season is well underway and the Bay Area Lyme Disease Foundation has provided helpful info on how to obtain free tick testing. Ticks pass a number of diseases in addition to Lyme and knowing a biting tick is infected can provide critical info, both for diagnostics and treatment of tickborne illness. Not only is it less expensive to test a tick, it’s also considered to be more accurate than blood testing.
Severe, swift onset RA as a result of Lyme disease
Current Meds: Biaxin (500mg BID), Tetracycline (500mg BID), Tirosint (88mcg), Liothyronine (10 mcg), Compounded Liposomal Artemisinin, LDN (3mg), Topical Progesterone,
Current Supps: Curcumin, Bovine Colostrum, ALA. NAC, Milk Thistle, Super Liquid Folate/B12/B-Complex, Probiotics, Vit D3
Supportive Measures: IV Myer's Cocktails, IV Glutathione, FIR Sauna, Gluten-free diet, Gym.
Maz, thank you so much for this information. I wish twelve years ago I would have tested my tick. You know, it’s funny…where that tick bit me on the right hip has funny feelings when I sit on it a certain way. I have to shift to lose that feeling. It is probably just a coincidence. I would have loved to have known more through testing.
DR4/DQ8 HLA, bio toxin illness
Flare fall of 2014...muscle aches, joint pains, fatigue, hair loss, rashes
Positive RA factor was 71 in January 2015 down to 28 as of September 2016
IGG food allergies wheat, egg, dairy
supplements: C and D, probiotics, milk thistle, Turmeric, cod liver oil, methyl b 12 & folate, digestive enzymes, Moducare, chlorella, berberine, LDN, monolaurin, Triphala, Patriot Greens
MTHFR compound heterozygous
Igenex IGM Lyme positive
Minocycline 100 BID MWF
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