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    We have ticks here too, but it hasn't been so bad so far, this year. Got a couple on me, but not embedded yet, so they were easy to remove.

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    I hope in the fire zone. That these pest ticks are wiped out. Might help the moose and other animal population's. That goes for the pine beetles also.


    It doesn't matter whether the gun they have is illegal or not they don't care about laws in the first place. You could make every gun illegal and you would still have these guys armed to the teeth it's not laws against guns we need laws against criminals !

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    Yeah I'm starting to spray around the house, garage and gathering supplies for tick tubes.

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    havent been out in the bush yet this year..last year I was on a job site ( farm) and by the end of the day had 11 ticks on me! Pretty gross, no bites though thankfully!
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    Had one on my stomach last week... So gross.

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    Quote Originally Posted by awndray View Post
    "Lyme disease is one of the fastest spreading infectious diseases in the world. Please sign this petition asking the Canadian Government to reject the current draft Action Plan (Framework) for Lyme disease and FIX IT.

    The Framework must recognize the seriousness of this disease for all of us. Time is ticking. Canada has NO Plan. You could be the next BITE.

    Lyme Disease is carried by ticks, which are migrating all across Canada at an alarming speed. Canadian scientists predict that by the year 2020, 80% of the population in Eastern Canada (including Manitoba) will be living in a tick-populated area."

    Sign the petition: https://www.change.org/p/minister-ph...ction-plan-now

    The need to understsand Lyme Disease (Part 1) - https://ottawa.ctvnews.ca/video?clipId=1062047
    The need to understsand Lyme Disease (Part 2) - https://ottawa.ctvnews.ca/video?clipId=1062063

    My girlfriend works with the Kristy.

    https://www.facebook.com/kristy.woodgiles
    https://www.facebook.com/twoweekwindow

    I know someone who lives with Lyme. He's had it for about 20 years, but was misdiagnosed all that time. He's had to go for tests and treatments in the US. Though some people argue otherwise, diagnosis in Ontario is lacking.

    More info:

    https://www.canada.ca/en/public-heal...e-disease.html
    http://www.ontariolymediseaseclinic.com/Testing.htm https://www.ontario.ca/page/lyme-disease


    An increasing number of Americans with medically ambiguous symptoms are being misdiagnosed with “chronic Lyme disease” and prescribed dangerous and often expensive treatments that do not work, according to a new report.

    In some instances, patients have died after receiving intensive, long-term and inappropriate courses of intravenous antibiotics that led to septic shock. In other cases, misdiagnosis caused dangerous delays in treatment of a patient’s actual underlying condition.

    These incorrect diagnoses have existed for years. But public health officials and clinicians say they are alarmed because of the increasing severity and scope of some treatments in recent years, said Christina Nelson, a medical epidemiologist and author of a report released Thursday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

    Many of the various treatments, including courses of intravenous antibiotics lasting months and years, have no evidence of effectiveness. Studies have shown that prolonged courses of intravenous antibiotics can often result in serious harm, including death.

    Unorthodox alternative therapies include intravenous infusions of hydrogen peroxide, electromagnetic frequency treatments, garlic supplements, even stem cell transplants.
    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/...e-on-the-rise/


    Health Canada, the CDC and the insurance industry need their heads checked.


    Some advocates for people with Lyme have been at odds with mainstream medical guidelines. Wood-Giles, for example, is critical of guidelines that don’t prescribe treatment if a tick is attached for less than 24 hours or the bite was in an area where ticks are deemed to be at low risk of being infected.

    “Prevention is great — there’s more we can be sharing with people — but it’s the treatment point where we have to get more awareness,” argued Wood-Giles

    Ottawa was declared a region at risk for Lyme disease a year ago after more than 20 per cent of ticks captured in 2016 carried the bacterium Borrelia burgdorferi.

    Last year was a record-breaking year for reported cases of Lyme disease in Ottawa, with 168 cases reported by November, more than double the 74 cases reported in all of 2016.
    http://ottawacitizen.com/news/local-...ease-awareness
    https://www.facebook.com/twoweekwindow/

    I tested negative for Lyme, was sent to Infectious Disease where I also tested negative for Lyme.

    Later that year, I struggled with many illnesses. My doctor said, “I seemed to be catching everything that was going around”. Some described me as the unhealthiest, healthy person they knew. Symptoms continued to build and my doctor became more concerned. More specialists - more tests - revealing nothing.

    I slowly but consistently declined, I lost feeling in many parts of my body, I lost my balance regularly, my short term memory was almost non-existent, as was my reading comprehension. I could barely follow a story line in a tv show. I was reverting to things in my past, getting lost and confused. When I spoke, the wrong words came out. I couldn’t walk in the morning without support and the fatigue…In a few short years I went from running an ironman to barely being able to walk.

    In one last effort to seek help in Canada, I visited a locum at my doctor’s office, wanting to investigate Lyme further. She wondered “why did I want it to be Lyme’. After refusing to review my list of symptoms she could only suggest we revisit the tests I had done over the last 3 years and wait for more symptoms to develop in case it was MS or ALS. This left me no option but to travel to the US and spend (what has now amounted to) 70K of my own money.

    I was diagnosed in the US with Lyme and two co-infections, bartonella and babesia. I was put on a strong antibiotic protocol for an estimated 3 years. I sought out complementary treatment and travelled to another clinic in Utah. I have battled many of my physical symptoms and am now on a new protocol to help my cognitive and cardiovascular symptoms.

    After some recovery, I decided to return to my doctors office to see if they would support or follow my treatment. A different locum insisted I go off my meds since they only treat with Doxy in Ontario. I explained I was dealing with Chronic Lyme, which I had for over three years. No response, no suggestions, no assessment of my basic health indicators.

    A few months ago, my original doctor returned. Her positive reception gave me hope. I referenced my last year since diagnosis to which she replied, “I read through the history, no need to go back through it.” I referenced Lyme to which she responded “that is between you and your specialist”. No questions asked - visit over - third doctor in ON - no basic vitals taken or interest.

    Like so many, I have been denied any long term disability. While I go further in to debt legally fighting that decision, I am one of the lucky ones who might go back to work. Except, I work with and manage many people who work in parks, the outdoors and in the field. How do I do that knowing I am responsible for their health and safety. If they are bitten the chance of them getting diagnosed, treated or even acknowledged is immensely low?

    I agree, the science needs to improve, but first the humanity around this illness must improve. This is not an illness without a cure. It just needs to be recognized and treated immediately. Clinical diagnosis can only work when doctors are willing to learn what Lyme looks like and what the early to chronic symptoms really are. If the consequences of treating this illness and the fear in talking about it continue to be as severe as it is, the situation has little chance of improving.
    https://outofthewoodz.blogspot.ca/20...mps-about.html

    Kristy's Open Letter to Doctors, Nurses and all Health Agencies about Lyme - https://outofthewoodz.blogspot.ca/20...urses-and.html

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    When are we going to stop treating the medical profession with kid gloves? Incompetence, ignorance, and malpractice kill far more Canadians each year than firearms and cost the taxpayers many millions of dollars. It's time to stop treating them like something "special"; time to treat them like any other professional groups and hold them fully accountable for their "professional" status and mistakes.

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    My tick tubes must have worked. Because I didn't get one tick on me. I was out around the back of the property, in trees etc.

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