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Another Can of Worms


Something You Should Know About Lyme's


Being a trout fisherman and hunter, I remove a number of ticks from me every year.  I try to be very careful, but it seems like with everything else you can't be too careful.  As a result I have been treated for Lyme's three times now, and yes you can get it more than once.  Another problem is that you think it is gone and it comes back again. 


Lyme's disease also masquerades itself as many other diseases which makes it difficult to diagnose.  Another problem is that the Lyme's test is not always very accurate.  If diagnosed early it is easily and effectively treated with antibiotics like Doxycycline. If it is not diagnosed and treated early it can be very difficult to treat and be very dehibilitating even causing death. 


Some people might think that they do not hunt or fish so they are not at risk. You can pick up deer ticks just walking in the grass of your own back yard or any grassy area.  The deer ticks are so small that you might not even see them or know you have ever had a tick on you.  It is something that everyone should be concerned about.  We are also now finding out that you can get Lyme's by mosquitos, horseflies, and even blood transfusions.


Another reason that everyone should be concerned about Lyme's disease is that it is so often misdiagnosed, misunderstood, and mistreated.  Lymes disease is reaching epidemic proportions with so many people going undiagnosed until it is almost too late. This should not be a reason for anyone to stay inside, but rather you need to be informed and take the necessary precautions.  


There is a lot of good information available on Lyme's disease, but there is also a lot of false information about Lyme's.  I can tell you that Lyme's is for real and I am still dealing with treating my Lymes.  I think I might be over with it and it seems to come back.  It is very serious and you should take it seriously if you think you might have it.


Talking about false information, there is a lot of it available on the internet and on YouTube, but you would be surprised with what you might find about Lyme's disease that is true and being covered up.   I would suggest that if you have internet access you might want to look at the following YouTube video's on Lyme's.  It might make you think and it might make you want to find out more about it.  It also might make you become a little more concerned and aware of the problem it is becoming because you might be the next person to have it.


YouTube Video's:
            - Why the Government Won't Allow Treatment for Lyme's Disease

            - Lyme Disease: What Your Doctor Hasn't Told Your

            - Under Our Skin

-Bob Haase hosts Outdoors Thursday every Thursday at 9:10am on KFIZ

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