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Re: ot lyme diease

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Not all ticks carry Lyme disease. It is the tiny deer tick that is a carrier. The common dog tick is a carrier of the more rare Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever. Doxycyclin (spell ?) is generally the antibiotic of choice for treatment of Lyme Disease. However it may make a patient VERY sensitive to the sun - even with long sleeves and sunscreen. So your wife should stay out of the sun if she has been prescribed this. If treated fairly quickly at the onset of symptoms she should recover fine. However the longer a person is sick the more likely for residual effects down the road. I was "sick" for seven years, always attributed my headaches for stress and aches & pains as work related. Until I developed a high fever (105) and was very ill. I was first put on doxy and burned severely, even though I was thoroughly covered up. Antibiotic was changed to ceftin. I "recovered" only to get sick again. This happened twice, my dr. then referred me to a Lyme specialist and he wanted to do the IV antibiotic treatment, but I was unwilling because of the type of work we do. Instead I was put on a high dose of penicillin for three months and that seemed to knock it out of me. However, because of the damage the bacteria had already done, I do still suffer some pain in my joints occassionally. A big problem with Lyme disease is getting it diagnosed correctly; because the test they have is not very accurate (I had four negative results) doctors will usually diagnosis it based on symptoms. Just this past weekend, we found a deer tick on my partner and our dr. prescribed a course of antibiotics for him as a precaution (because we live in an area with a high rate of lyme disease). Good luck to your wife, she should do well if she follows the directions on the meds and takes the full course (don"t stop taking them until finished).

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