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Ksoup798
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First of all, I would like to apologize for my million posts. I have no one to talk to about this and have been stuck in my head.

I live in Nebraska and Lyme disease is obviously not prevalent here. I spent pretty much every day of my life until I was 18 years old outdoors in wooded areas. So I can definitely see how I was bitten by lots of different things. I have, however, never been east of Chicago.

Is it possible that I contracted Lyme in Nebraska? I tried to open up to my mom about this and she said that Lyme is not in Nebraska and does not think it is possible for me to have it. I tried to tell a friend about this and she did not believe that I could have Lyme either. I feel like I can't talk to anyone about this!

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It is EVERYWHERE. There is at least one other person from Nebraska. His name is "just don." Maybe you could send him a PM and say HI?

He's not on here a lot but he checks in from time to time.

I was Lymed in Texas .. "no lyme there" either.

Feel free to post "extra" things over in General Support. The board is kinda slow on the weekends.

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No need to apologize here!! You've come to the right place - discuss away! We get it here. Most of us have been told there's no Lyme in fill-in-the-blank.

I had fun with a doctor once - I knew he was going to say that, so I had 10 different Lyme brochures waiting under my coat, and when he said the magic line, he found himself holding all 10 of them within 5 seconds! From CA and across the country! And they are accurate brochures, too!

Every state is organized with a free chatsite - yours would be https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/nebraskalyme/info

Support groups listed at the left with Support Groups - click on United States, Nebraska.

There's a good Lyme documentary film, "Under Our Skin" that anyone can watch for free I think on www.hulu.com.

To follow up on what Lymetoo said here re contacting Just Don - click on directory above, type in the screen name, click on one of his posts, then click on the icon of an envelope with a pencil to send him a private message.

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SacredHeart
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I got lyme here in Texas. Just because the population thinks it isn't there doesn't mean anything.

Texas AM did a study showing it is endemic here and then there was another article posted recently as well.

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My point being the infectious disease doctor dismissed lyme because, "we don't have that much lyme in Texas."

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Infectious disease doctors are useless, that is for sure.

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Tell your Mom that there are atleast SOME cases of Lyme disease reported to the CDC in nearly *every* state.
Though Nebraska is not "Lyme-endemic", like in the NorthEast, there have been several "confirmed" cases in Nebraska reported *every year* between 2004 & 2012, for example.

See:
http://www.cdc.gov/lyme/stats/chartstables/reportedcases_statelocality.html#modalIdString_CDCTable_0

And, as the CDC admits, the actual cases of Lyme can be atleast 10 times that!
Them spirochetes & ticks just don't respect our State borders. :-)~

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