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    Let's hear your stories, tree folks.

    I've had tick borne illness 2x in the past, really knocked me the F out each time but cleared up pretty quickly with antibiotics. Today I was getting a massage (first time ever, for neck/shoulder stiffness, wow it felt goooood) she told me about the bullseye patch on my back, later I went to the walk in, asked doc if I necessarily had Lyme just because there was tick bite evidence, she said yeah, the rash is caused by Lyme. Got antibiotics. Was kinda shot today but not massively wrecked, glad it was found early.

    I found ticks on me 2x last week, I think both from the same job- once from the appt and once a week later from doing the job. Lotta high grass on that property. I suppose doing the work since 1977, 3x isn't too bad.
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    I've had maybe 3 ticks in my career, no Lyme!

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    Friggin ticks are brutal this year.


    No bites on us yet....thankfully, but have picked a bunch of them off.
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    It's a bad thing, Lyme. We have a couple of friends who basically have had their health totally effed by it, for life.
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    On a lighter note it's very curable if caught early.

    Lots of ticks this year here as well.

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    I've heard Lyme is common in CT. If I got Lyme for every tick bite, I'd have gotten it 100 times.

    I've heard of some one developing some sort of alchohol intolerance/allergy or something from Lyme.

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    It is a big worry by me. Lots of ticks & lymes is present.
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    Spent Monday in the ER because of it. Felt like crap last Friday and didn't get better over the weekend. Had a bite get infected and abscess right in the middle of my back. Had to have it cut open. Couldn't move. Started to feel better within a couple of hours of taking the first doxy. I'd nuke every tick on the planet if I could.

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    Amen!

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    Everyone in the northeast has lymes I’m pretty sure. If caught early the antibiotics can help. But often lymes goes unnoticed and it borrows deep inside you and is hard to eradicate. Under a microscope it looks like a corkscrew.