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Tbrown2
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My dad works 6 days a week and is a work horse. He is constantly complaining about his lungs and

his shoulder and is always in constant pain and using an inhaler. He doesn't drink or smoke or

drink caffeine or anything. However he does pull ticks off him all the time. We live in a woody

area and have several German Shepards so ticks are an issue. He pulls them off waits to see if

there is a bullseye rash (never is) and then doesn't think about them again. He pulled one off

in the car last week no big deal. All his doctors tell him his chest and shoulder are fine and he

must sleep funny or have a pinched nerve. Our insurance sucks when it comes to getting

treatment but one day my step mom had pneumonia and ended up having left over high dose

amoxicilin and my dad has been taking them and feeling better which got me to think DOES MY DAD

HAVE LYME DISEASE LIKE ME?!?! He sees how sick I am and my constant everyday battle but refuses to

believe it could be lyme. Am I wasting my time trying to get him to get tested?

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GretaM
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Good luck!

There are a few folks I love dearly who have had some run in with ticks in endemic areas "Northern Italy" (ticks are rampant with bacteria there), and are exhibiting lyme and babesia symptoms like you wouldn't believe.

But...

it's not my place. Some folks aren't comfortable with the idea of being derailed by something as microscopic as borrelia and babesia.

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Lymetoo
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He's probably in denial right now. Just gently lead him to be tested. Go easy and he may finally listen.

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steve1906
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You can't force anyone to be tested, chances are he'll test neg. anyway.

Try lymetoo's suggestion!

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Funny thing. I also just developed shoulder pain. I have always had low lung pain, or it would go away depending on the ABX & then come back with a change.

Does your father experience the following: Feels harder to breath when too many ppl are in a room (high CO2)?

Does he have difficulty breathing when the heater is turned on in the car or if a shot shower is taken?

Does he get short of breat if he moves around too rapidly?

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As far as moving around too much I am not sure but he does reach for his proair inhaler alot even

though he doesn't have asthma. He also likes the windows open even in the winter because he says he

can't breath when its hot. He constantly complains about his shoulder and pain meds don't help him at

all but anti biotics taken at random do so that's why I am starting to suspect lyme. That and the

15 ticks a year he pulls off himself...

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Of course he has lyme. You live in an endemic area. He has more than that too (co infections). No guy wants to believe that a tiny bug can knock him down. Like everyone said above, all you can do is gently lead him.

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