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Hoops123
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My niece lives in the Poconos, PA. She found a tick behind her knee, has knee pain and redness.

Vector control says the tick was not attached long enough to transmit Lyme. I know that is false. She does not have insurance and there is no way she could afford Dr C - the pediatric Lyme specialist in PA

Any thoughts

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OtterJ
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Can you inquire if Dr.C has any discount programs. She needs to get on an antibiotic asap. She wouldn't have to see the pediatric spec. she could see another for adults. Check around and leave a message here for llmd or llnd.
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droid1226
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Petsmart? Better than nothing, she needs antibiotics asap.

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Or at least give cowden protocol a try.

Book: Healing Lyme: Natural Healing And Prevention of Lyme Borreliosis And Its Coinfections - by Stephen Harrod Buhner
http://www.amazon.com/Healing-Lyme-Prevention-Borreliosis-Coinfections/dp/0970869630

Lyme Tap The Lyme Test Access Program (Lyme-TAP) is a nationwide patient assistance program to provide assistance for initial Lyme-related lab tests to patients who demonstrate true financial need.

http://www.lymetap.com/

Clinic of Angels- Click on this link to go to Clinic of Angels, a site to get monies, if you are in need.

http://www.clinicofangels.org/ and click on the Financial application form on the left of the screen.

http://whatislyme.com/assistance/


or try http://www.needymeds.org/

http://www.pparx.org/

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Tammy N.
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Sending PM.
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annxyzz
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If I were pregnant and desperate I would avoid herbs as there is not much info on fetal development on them . I might consider strongly a combo of birdbiotic from amazon ( doxycycline ) and definitely colloidal silver .

Dr Burgdorfer , who discovered the bacteria advocated silver OVER abx to 2 members of this board .
You can easily purchase pet abx that are pharmacy grade at amazon , Tractor Supply, or pet med sites .

If I used silver , I would consider strongly Argentyn 23 as I know many LLMDs are using it and it has tiny particles that allow better penetration and do not get stuck in cappilaries causing skin to turn blue . Another brand of silver that has studies behind it to explore is from American Biotech Labs and called Silver Biotic . You can get info on these . Other versions of silver that are used by LLMDs that I am reading about : Sovereign, Meso , Apex .

You might investigate grapefruitseed extract also . Sloan Kettering has a smart site looking at different herbs that gives good info .

My gut feeling is that silver and doxy would be a place to start , but as Bea Seibert says, everything has some calculated risk . People do take ABX in preganancy , so I do not think the risk of ABX is worse than the hell of a life with entrenched lyme . I am not a scientist , only a moderately intelligent lady who reads a lot .

I also read , but you might verify , that silver has been given to pregnant women.

You might consult personally with one of the silver labs and ask about toxicity , but what I have read about nano silver leads me to believe it is pretty safe now as there are many people reporting using it and even for a long time with no problems.

I am just trying to be helpful , but I Do think calling the lab office of a silver producer is reasonable , explaining the set of perilous circumstances you are facing . Also , check out the websites that sell silver and read their info :
Sovereign, Meso, Apex, and Silver Biotic ( Amer Boitech Labs ) for info.

I will say a prayer you are led to an answer soon.

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hopingandpraying
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Dr. J, the best Lyme pediatrician, has put together a protocol for pregnant women with Lyme which can be followed with your own doctor. Many women have gone on to have healthy babies.

PM sent with Dr. J's contact info.

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