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| Pulled this beasty off me hubby today oy!Went to my websites Tick Talk page, scrolled down to my first post We found a tick now what? and clicked on the link to Bebop Labs in New Hampshire to identify it & see what kind of diseases it may carry.Best of my knowledge, it appears to be a male dog tick. Diseases listed on Bebop Labs site for this tick include:
Ticks are out–be safe! We also found a Black-Legged Tick nymph yesterday. It rode into the house upon our dog and crawled on my hand when I removed the dog’s collar. I panicked and flushed the mini beast before recalling that I should capture it in tape & send it into Bebop Labs for data collection.So what can you do to stay a bit safe outdoors?Wear white or light colored pants tucked into white socks when you garden or hike, with a white or light long-sleeved shirt tucked into pants. The light colors allow you to more easily spot the dark ticks. Tucking in means the ticks cant crawl inside your clothes. Also, spray with Tick Ban or Dog Whisperer from YaYa Organicsall natural repellents that work brilliantly. Available at YaYa Organics’ website, at Warner Public Market, many other local places, and yes, has them available too!
Teen Blames Bizarre Accent Violent Seizures On Lyme Disease
Elaina, 16, suffers from an unusual case of Lyme disease, with symptoms that includes a speech disorder and seizures. (Courtesy Elaina
You’d never know it sitting across from 16-year-old Elaina that she suffers from a rare and debilitating case of Lyme disease. The spark-plug of a teen is bright, bubbly, and optimistic in the face of what she describes as a four-year nightmare.
She believes she was bitten at age 12 by a tick on a soccer field in her New Hampshire town and consequently developed a co-infection of Lyme and another bacterial parasitic illness called Bartonella.
In most, Lyme disease will manifest in fatigue or chronic pain. That’s what I experienced when I was infected with Lyme six years ago. A three-day stay in the hospital and a round of antibiotics and I was back to normal.
Not so for Elaina. Her symptoms have ranged from seizures to loss of motor function to light and sound sensitivity. Most unusual of all is what she describes as a tightening of muscles in her throat brought on by stress and fatigue. The result, she says, is an altered spell-like state during which she speaks in what sounds like a Russian accent. Sometimes, she can’t even remember what she says or does during those episodes.
We witnessed the speech disorder ourselves when we showed up to interview the teen, whose last name and hometown we’re not using.
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Scott Flanders Tattoo Artist
Is a tattoo shop an unlikely place to promote social causes? Scott Flanders clearly doesnt think so.
Flanders, 39, a tattoo artist and owner of Capital City Tattoo in Concord, regularly participates in initiatives that benefit others among them, a tattoo marathon called Ink to End Lyme. Dozens of tattoo shops across the country take part in the event Flanders says proceeds go to a nonprofit organization called Lyme Warrior to fund Lyme disease research. The turnout for the marathon, he says, gets better and better every year.
Flanders, who does not have Lyme disease, says he has family members and friends who do, and he wants to help them as well as others who suffer from the disease. So, each year he holds a tattoo marathon at his shop, usually for around eight hours, but often longer to accommodate people who want to participate but cant make it in during official marathon hours.
Customers who wish to take part in the marathon may choose a Lyme-related tattoo such as a tick, bulls-eye , remembrance ribbon or custom design.
Some of customers who participate in the marathon at Capital City Tattoo have Lyme disease, Flanders says, while others get tattoos in honor of friends or family members who have the disease. Some simply want to show their support for the cause.
Lyme Awareness W/ Lynn Durand Md & Author Dana Biscotti Myskowski
Sunday, May 5 at 2 pm
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Dana Biscotti Myskowski
for an informational discussion around Lyme Disease
Lyme disease. Its prevalent, pervasive, and elusive. Inadequate testing protocols make diagnosing it difficult, meaning that many patients go without necessary treatments, needlessly resulting in a potpourri of longterm and sometimes devastating illnesses. Chronic Lyme disease is not even recognized by government agencies or many medical societies, which only prolongs suffering. But it doesnt have to be this way, does it?
Dr. Lynn Durand, Lyme Literate Medical Doctor of Family Tree Health Care in Concord
Dana Biscotti Myskowski, author of the Lyme disease murder mystery,
I Cannot Play With You …
While Lyme disease won’t kill her, the man who infected her just may.
Please join us for a discussion about this vexing disease and other tick-borne co-infections.
Stick around for a BookEnds BookGroup discussion with the author right after!
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Valerie & Elissa Johnson Race Organizers
From left: Valerie and Elissa Johnson
As they watched their mother struggle with Lyme disease, Valerie Johnson and her sister Elissa felt they had to do something. Their mom Lois had been bitten by a tick in the backyard of her Amherst home, but her doctor did not think she had Lyme disease. Eventually, her worsening symptoms drove her to seek treatment from another doctor, who prescribed antibiotics.
Lois, who is now 70, has had every kind of treatment you can imagine, Eastern and Western, Valerie says. Prior to the tick bite shed been healthy and super active, but Lyme disease has changed her completely, Valerie says. Its changed our family dynamic.
Lois has her good days, but mostly continues to suffer with symptoms that include chronic fatigue, debilitating headaches, body aches, chills, and a pins-and-needles sensation under her skin. It also really messes with her stomach, Valerie says, and there are days when shes very weak. She spent the past Christmas sick in bed and on the couch.
The expense of Lois medical care quickly added up, and ultimately forced her and her husband to sell their home.
Many people were shocked when we told them what happened to my mom, Valerie says. Wed sometimes hear Gosh, I thought Lyme disease was just something that dogs got. So it was very obvious that there were other people who needed help, and there was a big need for education and prevention.
For more information, look for Lois Race Against Lyme on Facebook.
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Laura & Gail Piazza Cookbook Authors
From left: Laura and Gail Piazza
Its understandable that some Lyme disease sufferers feel somewhat helpless, particularly those who experience severe and long-lasting symptoms. But Laura Piazza and her mother Gail want people with Lyme disease to take a more active role in how they feel by changing their diet.
Laura contracted Lyme disease in 1999. She went to her doctor, but was not treated for Lyme disease until about six weeks later, when she got really, really sick and ended up in an emergency room. By that time, the infection had spread. Ten years later, at the age of 34, she was diagnosed with chronic Lyme disease.
Today, most of Lauras symptoms have abated, with the exception of ongoing fatigue. She gives a lot of credit to her current doctor, but also to her diet, which she was inspired to overhaul after reading The Lyme Disease Solution by Kenneth Singleton, MD. Singleton found from his own experience as a victim of Lyme disease as well as his patients that proper nutrition particularly steps to reduce inflammation in the body can significantly enhance recovery from the disease.
With Singletons dietary dos and donts laid out before her, Gail got to work. It was a challenge initially, she says, but as it turns out, she neednt have worried. Gails recipes, Laura says, were so delicious. With the change in her eating habits, she started feeling so much better.
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Lyme Disease Discussion And Novel With Dana Biscotti Myskowski And Dr Lynn Durand
Thursday, March 28th, 2019, 6 p.m.
Join Novelist Dana Biscotti Myskowski and Dr. Lynn Durand, Lyme Literate Medical Doctor of Family Tree Health Care in Concord, as the two discuss the impacts, testing, and treatment of Lyme Disease and other tick-born diseases in New Hampshire and in Danas own life, and how it led her to write the Lyme crime novel, I Cannot Play With You.
About the book:
While Lyme disease won’t kill her, the man who infected her just may.
Sick with a disease that doesn’t officially exist, a state director for a U.S. Senator struggles to make sense of her boss’ suicide as she investigates the suspicious activities of the state’s other U.S. Senator and his sidekick, a nefarious rheumatologist–all while her best friend helps her manage her new and confusing symptoms of chronic Lyme. When she begins to suspect that her home, workplace, and car are littered with listening devices installed by some evildoer, she wonders if she’s crazy. After all, her best friend seems to think she is.
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Lyme Disease Conference Planned Sept 27
LACONIA The Lyman 411 fourth annual conference takes place Saturday, Sept. 27. from noon 5 p.m. at the Beane Conference Center, 35 Blueberry Lane, in Laconia, with the theme of Hopes for Tick-Borne Illnesses.
Lyme disease is the most significant public health threat of our time, and yet it goes undiagnosed and untreated for months, and, often, years. New England states have some of the highest incidence of Lyme disease in the country, and thousands of residents suffer each day from debilitating symptoms. Join us for a day of discussion and discovery.
Welcome will be by Nancy Bourassa, founder Lyme411.org. There will also be a panel for question and answers with emcees Ed Darling and Greg Kettmann.
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Daniel Cameron MD, PHD, is the current and past president of RADS . He is a board certified primary care physician and
epidemiologist practicing in Mt. Kisco, NY. A nationally recognized leader for his expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of Lyme disease, he has published more than 30 scientific papers and been a featured speaker at conferences in the US, Canada and Europe.
Lynn Durand, MD, practices at Family Tree Health Care and serves as the medical director of The Center for Integrative Medicine in Concord. Durand is board certified in Family Practice. He further trained at the New England School of Homeopathy in Amherst, Ma. He is a member of RADS and is actively involved in treating Lyme and other tick borne illnesses.
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Dana Biscotti Myskowski Screenwriter
If you like your murder mysteries presented in a BBC style with a Lyme disease plot twist, Dana Biscotti Myskowski has got a story for you.
Myskowski, a 53-year-old screenwriter who resides in Henniker, has lived with Lyme disease symptoms since 2005. She wrote I Cannot Play with You, her first novel, to entertain as well as educate.
Like many others with Lyme disease, Myskowski found an accurate diagnosis for her illness tough to come by. At one point a doctor thought Myskowski might have stage-four bladder cancer. The doctor and the nurse both commented that they had never seen that much blood in a urine sample, Myskowski says. Test results came back negative though good news, except that the doctor had no idea what was wrong.
Award-winning screenwriter and Emmy-nominated producer Dana Biscotti Myskowski used her experiences as a survivor of several bouts of Lyme to craft her first novel about a Lyme-infected investigator on the trail of a murderer.
It wasnt until 2013 that Myskowski was finally diagnosed with Lyme, after an infection from a splinter landed her in the emergency room.
The next morning, after taking heavy-duty antibiotics, I felt better than Id felt in years, Myskowski says. She had noticed similar improvement when she received antibiotics for bronchitis and for pneumonia conditions shed never had before being bitten by a tick. Her doctor connected the dots and came up with the Lyme diagnosis.
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