Monday, May 13, 2013

May Day 13 Lyme Awareness


Symptoms



  1. Symptoms cycle every 4-6 weeks, rotate/change/worsen
  2. Block on cardio EKG
  3. Symptoms or diagnosis of Crohn's disease
  4. Insomnia
  5. Symptoms or diagnosis of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  6. Symptoms or diagnosis of Alzheimer’s
  7. Feeling overwhelmed with rage or hostility
  8. Feeling overly apathetic
  9. Flu-like symptoms (early on in infection)
  10. Alcohol effects exaggerated: too drunk too quick and hangovers worse than typical.


Facts

  1. In 1883 in Buchwald Germany was the first described case of ACA.
  2. In 1899 the first ACA case was recorded in the US.
  3. 1909, the EM rash was observed by a Swedish doctor. (the bulls-eye rash)
  4. Joint involvement wasn’t proven until 1975 in Connecticut.
  5. It has been proven that Lyme has been present in NY since the 1940s.
  6. Though people believe Lyme to be a spring and summer threat, ticks bite year round and can infect at any time. There are peak seasons where ticks are out in higher numbers.
  7. Any insect or arachnid that sucks blood has the potential to transmit Lyme and co-infections.
  8. In the early 1990s it was required to report each case in every state.
  9. IDSA and CDC re-wrote guidelines and now Lyme only “exists” in certain places.
  10. A Texas university recently found Lyme in 1 out of 4 ticks in the state. Though this is sadly only recognized by veterinary medicine.

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