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DJP
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I found this board in 2004 when my daughter who was 2 1/2 got bit and was infected with Lyme. I found out 14 months later I was infected and my 14 mos old was infected probably from being breastfed all that time...

Thanks to the great people on this board, my girls saw the best ped for Lyme, Dr. J. My oldest is now eight and has been symptom free for 4+ year. The youngest is six was treated for 3 mos and seems to be fine.

It's been almost a five year battle for me to get to this point where I can say I feel I have finally beat this disease.

My last treatment was 1 year ago and it was 6 weeks of IV followed by a couple of mos of Doxy and Rifampin for Bartonella.

Although, I haven't been able to post here, I do what I can to support the Lyme community. I've done lots of Lyme awareness activities, worked with my local board of health to do a mailing, gone to Boston to support legislation/rallies, gone to NY and CT for rallies, legislation and in support of Dr. J.

I still contribute to Dr. J's defense funds because I know other kids will need him. I tell everybody all the time about Lyme...I have packets in my car and hand them out...I've helped people, who've helped people..

So, thank you to those of you who pointed me in the right direction and helped me get through this (Tincup, Lymetoo, Maddog, Gigi, kam, kgg,alknwf, bettyg, treepatrol, Melanie Reber,siebertneurolyme(I wouldn't have been able to read any of the post if it weren't for you and bettyg breaking them up)..so many others).

You've each helped me and in turn I helped others. I see lots of new names which is sad, but good that they have found this site.

I also just want those of you trying to get through this horrible ordeal that there is a light at the end of the tunnel and things will get better. I just read that Patience for people with Lyme is not a virtue...it is a survival tool and that is so true.

Best wishes,
Deb

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canefan17
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Awesome stuff!

Congrats.

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joalo
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Thanks for stopping by to share your awesome news. We all need to hear success stories! You give us hope. [kiss]

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Sick since January 1985. Misdiagnosed for 20 years. Tested CDC positive October 2005. Treating since April 2006.

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Meg
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Congratulations! I'm glad you came back Deb to share this with all of us.

Would you be interested in copying this to the Success Story thread, so that others will always be able to see it?

Link to that is at the bottom of my post here.
If you need help with it, just let me know.

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Success Stories---Treatment Guidelines

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DJP
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Thanks Meg, Did it.
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Dekrator48
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I am so glad to hear you success story!

Congrats to you and your children!!

Thanks for telling us about it.

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The fibromyalgia I've had for 32 years was an undiagnosed Lyme symptom.

"For I know the plans I have for you", declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future". -Jeremiah 29:11

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Hoosiers51
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Thanks for sharing.
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LightAtTheEnd
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That is fantastic. I'm so glad to read that all of you got well.

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Don't forget to laugh! And when you're going through hell, keep going!

Bitten 5/25/2009 in Perry County, Indiana. Diagnosed by LLMD 12/2/2009.

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Lymetoo
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HI DJP!!! [hi] So glad you came back to say hello and that you and your kids are doing great!!


[woohoo]

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