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momindeep
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It IS epidemic. I live in a very small town and I feel that it is just a matter of time that everyone here and in the area, will have contracted Lyme eventually.

So many people...so many, are getting sick, finding attached ticks, rash etc.

In just two days I have heard of five people that fits in one of those categories.

I pulled a tick off of myself three weeks ago and sent it into Igenex for testing...I dodged a bullet.

I know I live in endemic area...but this is out of control.

I have a super uneasy feeling...in all my years of living here, this seems to be the worst it has ever been.

Does anyone else have the feeling that Lyme could potentially take over a majority of the population?...has it already?

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No, I don't think so. But I see how you'd feel that way in Wisconsin right now. The endemic areas are getting a lot worse -- i got bit in Minneapolis on a short visit there. Minneapolis, who knew.

We're still only looking at about 1.5 million people in the US who have chronic lyme. It's less than half of one percent. Lyme has a lot of ground to cover -- lots of it desert or mountains etc that will keep most people safe.

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With our mild winter, we are all in for a rough year.

Lyme is everywhere and millions have it .. millions.

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"Does anyone else have the feeling that Lyme could potentially take over a majority of the population?...has it already?"

Absolutely. Once there was none. It only takes 5 years to "infect" ticks and animals that were once virgins to Lyme, and as the birds- especially migratory birds, large mammals and deer cover large ranges it can go all over the place very quickly.

If you check the figures- in Wisconsin alone 66 people PER DAY are getting Lyme disease. Multiply that by 30 years (since Lyme was identified there early on) and you have about 3/4 of a million people infected already.

Multiply that by 9 (approximately 9 of 10 are missed using tests) and you have over 8 million in Wisconsin exposed to Lyme disease- and most don't even know it.

Hard to do when Wisconsin only had 5.7 million people. Of course some are bitten and get Lyme more than once.

My numbers of course are not exact. They are based on the CDC estimated number of cases for your state and the assumption that an additional 9/10 are missed using the blood tests we have now.

So you are right. It's everywhere in your area and it isn't going away.

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So many people have it without knowing that it is causing all of their diagnoses: MS, ALS, Parkinson's, Alzheimer's, Lupus, Autism, and on an on. These are at epidemic levels. Not to mention Rheumatoid

Arthritis, any "arthritis, and tons more.

Sadly, I find very few people want to know much about it until it's too late, ie, they are really sick. At least I'm teaching some of my nieces.

It's a big mess.

That's why, in spite of really missing more of nature, I am living in a city still----less of a risk. I can't afford another blasted tick bite. I'd really love to have a dog. But when we go out of the city, even

with protection for the dog, well, they're liable to get ticks on them. Plus, I don't have the energy to take care of a dog, sadly. I'd love the companionship, however.

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Augh...it is so very true that most people don't want to know about Lyme till they are so sick...or don't recover.

Many in town know the struggles my family have/are going through, yet they remain unconvinced about how Lyme can actually affect a person and continue their blind trust of doctors.

For my own mental well being, I have come to a place in my life where I won't offer any information unless I am asked...I can no longer put my heart and energy into educating individuals when it falls on deaf ears.

My husband and I plan to move back to Montana in three years when he retires...I will feel safer there.

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Rumi i have a small dog who uses potty pads. She doesnt have to go out. I need her.

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quote:
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Rumi i have a small dog who uses potty pads. She doesnt have to go out. I need her.

Sounds good to me! She doesn't mind? I guess she doesn't know anything else. What kind of dog is she?

I know what you mean, "I need her." I could use a loving companion, esp when my husband is at work, etc.

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quote:
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Originally posted by lpkayak:
Rumi i have a small dog who uses potty pads. She doesnt have to go out. I need her.

Sounds good to me! She doesn't mind? I guess she doesn't know anything else. What kind of dog is she?

I know what you mean, "I need her." I could use a loving companion, esp when my husband is at work, etc.

What about exercise for the dog?? We certainly have no room for a treadmill or anything.
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Rumi, you don't have to worry about exercise for a dog.

Dogs are descended from wolves, and wolves in the wild never "exercise" just for the sake of exercise -- they don't just randomly take themselves for walks! ;-)

If they're not hunting, they're chilling out and conserving energy, since they don't know when their next meal will come along. Our dogs have that same instinct.

An occasional walk would be good for both of you, but it's not mandatory for a dog to be happy and healthy.

(And think about cats...they do nothing BUT lie around all day, yet they don't get deconditioned. If only I could be more like a cat...)

I'm a dog trainer, btw, so I'm not just making this stuff up. :-) When dogs appear hyper or restless or act out and people think they *need* to go outside and burn off some energy, it's actually anxiety that's causing them to behave that way.

Reduce the anxiety, and they chill out without having to "burn off energy" by exercising. I teach people how to do that with their dogs, so I can provide recommendations if you decide to get one. I totally get *needing* a fur baby!

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I have ticks here were I never found them before.

Like in my happy hunting grounds.

And while at moms pulling weeds out of the flower beds I found a tick walking up my arm. I have never seen a tick there in years.

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It is here in the southwest ..colorado is bad ...i dont know if i got it there or chicago..i spent summers bey big bend outside Milwaukee. ..hmmm....even texas has lonstariwhy wont bush speak up..lol

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