Now time to freak us all out.
I waited as long as I could but yes folks, scientist have found lyme in most biting insects. 😔
Between congenital lyme (handed down generation to generation) and how easily it is to be bitten by something it is vital we are informed and aware of the possibility anyone can have it.
Don’t be frightened or paranoid.
Always think preventively and watch for signs after a suspicious bite.
More than likely if you have a healthy immune system it will take care of it.
Some need two weeks of doxycycline to nip it.
Either way, it is fixable just don’t wait until it manifests into something big that causes damage to your body.
What symptoms are you watching for?
Flu like symptoms…achy joints and muscles and fever.
The GOOD news is we are all smarter now and will catch it early before it develops into something bad that our bodies can’t come back from.
Most of the lymies I know have been told they have ibs.
It’s on my list of medical things that have popped up, we’ve given it a name, and not checked to find a root cause.
With lyme, any muscle in your body can spasm.
Tummy troubles and lyme go hand in hand.
Had to post this for my “older” friends (ha ha)
In all seriousness why is Lyme so hard to detect?
Because the bacteria is CORKSCREW SHAPED and it twists and buries itself absolutely anywhere in your body. 🙈
As if that isn’t enough alone it creates a biofilm that makes itself invisible to your immune system.
It digs in and hides and your body can’t find it to even attempt to fight it.
Why do we accept medications for our symptoms when we don’t know the cause of our issue?
How many symptoms could be relieved by curing the root cause of the problem?
Just because it has a name doesn’t mean it is a real disease it may simply mean this is what we call it when the tests for everything else come back negative and we don’t really know what it is.
Dig deeper my friends!
50% of people bitten by a tick have no bulls eye rash that we are told to watch out for usually.
You can see how tiny the deer tick is.
I doubt most of us would see it unless it was in a very obvious place.
The blue pic below is that nasty corkscrew shaped bacteria.
It bores into any tissue or organ in your body and hides.
This is the same bacteria that many will tell you doesn’t exist.
Ummm, yes it does, I have a picture!
It’s pretty obvious to see why we may not remember a bite and how the bacteria can stay in your body long term.
Chronic Lyme disease is so so sneaky!
MANY of my lymie friends are lumpy.
Nodules can be anywhere on the body but from what I have seen personally on friends they are often in their legs and arms.
They disappear when the bacteria is treated.
Note the little black box info.
Are you lumpy?
I’ve yet to meet a lymie that doesn’t have the bacteria in their brain to one degree or another.
How much suffering could be avoided if a part of testing for mental issues included testing for lyme?
We are tossing meds at people to control their “issues” but often not getting to the core of what caused them to be this way.
I heart docs that look for a cause to solve the issue instead of medicating the symptoms.
More information about this sneaky bug.
So so easy to be misdiagnosed and miss that it is lyme.
Please check out THIS link for more information.
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Jesus is the Friend who is always with you. Jesus Today: Devotions for Kids will pour this powerful truth into your children’s hearts as they learn that He knows everything about them and loves them more than they can imagine. Each devotion is based on Scripture and is written as though Jesus is speaking directly to you, assuring that He is in control, that He is good, and that an amazing future awaits all who put their hope in Him. Adapted from the ECPA 2013 Christian Book of the Year-winner Jesus Today, this devotional has the same themes as the adult version, as well as written-out scriptures. It is a great choice for families to read and discuss during devotional time together.
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