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Friday, September 21, 2012

The "TICK" Got Me!

Two days after my last post in August I was in the emergency room with heart problems..afib and heart block two caused by Lyme Disease. In March a tick bit me but I never imagined that something so serious would come from that bite.

Heart block two can be caused by Lyme Disease and since I had seen my doc in March about the tick bite they tested my blood and it came back positive. So I've been on antibiotics for about six weeks now and I'm really scared the treatment won't take care of the Lyme Disease. My cardiologist has me on blood thinner (warfarin) since afib can cause a stroke. Also there was some talk about giving me a pace maker but decided not now. Next Wednesday I have an appointment with a infectious disease doc so he can decide if I'm getting the correct treatment or if other drugs should be added. Then in early October back to the heart doc.

 I hate this!!! I've seen more docs in the last two months than in the previous two years. I'm hardly ever sick and don't have any major illnesses. What's really scary is the doctors don't seem to know much about Lyme Disease guess they don't see much of it here in Pittsburgh it's mostly in the wooded areas not in the city (which is where I live). If my original doctor had put me on antibiotics last March when I saw her I would not be having this problem. Needless to say I have switch docs because I might have punched her in the nose if I saw her again!!

Lyme Disease is a horrid disease it can cause problems for every part of a persons body, been doing too much research on the internet and it has really frightened me.  Has anyone else had any problems with Lyme Disease?  I could really use some positive reinforcement.


This is what will happen to future intruders ticks in my garden 


Source: pxleyes.com via Shabby on Pinterest

4 comments:

  1. Wow! How scarey for you!! I have had a trip to the E.R. for afib...my heart beat had to be put back into sync with some sort of injection thru the thingie they put in your vein. It turned out mine was mainly caused by hypothyroidism. Stress & not drinking enough water & low Vit. D messes with it too. Everyone is different no doubt tho. I hate that you are dealing with the Lymes thing...your antibiotics will knock it out ...along with lots of prayers! 😉 I will add you to my prayer list! God bless you!!

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  2. I am very sorry to hear you have been having such a terrible time, it is scary how much damage these things can do. I hope you are soon on the mend now that you appear to be getting proper medical attention.

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  3. Goodness me! I am so sorry to hear of your problems with Lymes. It is a big problem here in France - I've lost count of the number of times we have been 'ticked' in our family. I watch carefully for any signs such as redness etc, but doctors here don't really take it seriously enough in my opinion. My friend's son has been tested positive and been on antibiotics, but still has a large lump, otherwise now OK. Scary stuff!

    I do hope that the medication works fine for you and I'm sure you'll soon be better especially now that you are getting the right medical care. x

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  4. Oh my goodness! I'm sorry to hear you're going through such a terrible time, it does sound scary for you. I hope you are on the road to full recovery.

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