Dr Brad, Three Weeks, Two Weeks discussed on Living with Lyme


Stay above everything and kids with some of these you know i mean we have we have brain fog you know i mean in general but i can't imagine what these little kids because dr brad's failed once told me me as because they're so loaded the ground wherever they get bit it's it's more likely to manifest itself in in the head a lotta kids do get bites in the in the hairline so the yeah they with kiddos it's difficult because right now as we know they there's so many diagnoses of different behavioral issues in the classrooms eighty one of them is a lot of times it they don't lime gets missed because again child is is just gonna be acting out based on how they feel and not necessarily being able to verbalize it and then all of a sudden grades will change or plummets you they'll be less focused in class and then they in it gets even more difficult if a teacher is just they're overwhelmed we all know teachers are overburdened and overwhelmed the classrooms are or billowing over with with children so they're doing the best they can but let's say shame student for you know thinking that they're not paying attention they don't care and they making me get punished for that than that just changes i'd say the hardest thing is when a kid has been dealing with it for a long time in their confidence is they just think they're stupid you know they think that they're failures failures and in in even moving into junior high and high school it's really hard to help them get that confidence back because they even if they start to feel better socially they've been a little bit there got some PTSD you know from putting themselves out there and facing ridicule and also trying to get more socialized let's say they have to miss school and parents that whole you know issue of parents missing on a work because of having a sick child at home so financially that's a burden on the family anna stressor watching your child suffer and then the time period i do have students that are out for an entire year or more and now amazingly i've been been a practice long enough to see these kids you know starting at ten even younger than that and you know now these kids are twenty then twenty one and their graduate you know they're getting close to graduating college and watching when you'd see them as a kid thinking oh my gosh how you know when i was first starting out how is this kid to make it they're already so the mentally emotionally physically neurologically having a terrible time especially make with bartonella with ticks and all sorts of psychiatric issues going on and you just i just wonder are they going to be able to function and it's amazing once they start feeling better at these kids almost all of them just shot out like a cannon over and pushed their way through school and are just doing amazing once they got that opportunity so there are there are so so many of those success stories where you would look at somebody being in a situation where there might be maybe getting eating labeled as ADHD autism spectrum issues antisocial saikia psychotic and then you start to treat retrieve them and then all of a sudden they blossom you know they're able to just be themselves and being their bodies and that's that's pretty amazing i like that because that's is a wonderful fall outcome story we hear so many things about you know this has gone on for years and jimmy or joey just there you know the parents are worn out out at all that it's very hard so hearing these really good stories is got to be very reassuring for people who are listening you know i don't know we we have these two new kittens i was talking to you before anyways and dan so right now i'm at in cape cod and it's it's endemic it's i mean where isn't it a problem really but anyways i treat my dog were were careful we do tick checks and one of the kittens was doing something on the floor it was a tech how it got in here and it and now we've become especially people who have been sick with lime disease and you know are up to our eyeballs and about lyme disease were i don't know about you but i get a little like is there just one or were you know so we take the dog and we search all over her and we're feeling the kittens and they don't go outside so now we're looking at us and it it's it's a thing it it really is and people have to just kind of be aware you know i not only these kids with everything that they can't play outside as well as they could have when i was growing up we spent hours days in the woods making forts and things like that i would be afraid to send somebody to play and do something that would be really fun because well we now know that it's a big problem and you know people like to camp people the outdoors is such a healing space yeah do you what do you tell people i'm sure you don't say stay home you know cover up don't know so the core the the core issue is that is that a cute i always say that cute lime is on the dick so when it bites us and we get infected needed to feed that's just their natural you know they're they're predilection there that's what they need to do predisposition and they do what they need to do they feed they they move on they leave there's nothing personal they're not trying to cause harm right now if you find a tick on on your person you pull it out you to send it out and test it and there are places a tick report dot com through umass amherst is probably the closest you know in the new england area here you're going to get the quickest outcome and i just find them to be very reliable liable and but that that being said chronic lyme is more of a manmade issue so you know when we don't start to really make this inclusive inclusive in the differential diagnosis we don't listen to patients that are coming in with you know symptoms that don't seem to make any sense and then we labeled psychosomatic you you know and and and we look at everything else but lime then we ended up missing something that is just so in plain sight and such you know it is so in plain view here here it is a problem that we're missing that and i you know i mean i say we but you know as a as a larger medical establishment that's what's going on right now and there are a lot the different motivations for that but that's that's another podcast so the but the main thing is that if somebody in a household a few different things so you you can have outfits that you treat for your kids with breath and you can send it out to companies that will like treat like if you took five or six year kids outfits for the summer and then put it in a box near the door i haven't been able to access those close it they're going outside educating the kids about ticks talking to them about it because a lot of times kids will also see taking this pull it off night even think anything of it if they know that's what that is they'll come and tell tell their parrot but really you know having a dialogue about what it can do in it starting very early age and not from a fear based just more like okay this is about this is what it does this is what it can do you need to tell me if you see this on you you know try to keep the bugs come and tell me give me the bug and we can send it out for testing and also doing thorough tick checks on on your on your on your child is well and yourself which we all try to do but again some of the techs are going to be so small they're not going to be able to be found so the main ain't thing is that if a ticket found on the body and it sent out its pull it went into the skin you send it out for testing and comes back positive or you start to see a elision asian around it that needs to be dealt with right away and then you can significantly reduce your you know your chances of getting a chronic illness but you know it let's say i've never found a tic take on me ever that i had lime i had babies and so you know without finding tick then all of a sudden symptoms start to show up and you don't really know oh why all of a sudden one day just woke up and you felt like he got hit by a truck and you haven't been right sense but those types of stories are more relatable to an infection shen and the environment you know something coming in a big change that doesn't make any other sense for it to be there and in at least to be thoroughly tested for and treated so most of the time though unfortunately as we know and other doctors have talked about on your on your show and you know as well that people get funneled into seeing rheumatologist gastroenterologist just a neurologist the list goes on infectious disease specialist it gets it gets missed and then time goes by in i and ends up being a chronic condition or the treatment that is given isn't long enough and then it's decided instead of allowing the body to tell us when it's done being treated needed you know we're making the decision is made because of an intellectual decision that oh based on this criteria it in you've had this medication for two weeks or three weeks you don't have it anymore so whatever you have leftover post lyme syndrome then you know that's just what you got you know and that that's it go the home in it eventually will go away so we're making an intellectual decision in this case when really as a doctor you have to start you have to listen to win the body is done with if the treatment so i know i kind of went off no question with ticks and practical but i stay more in the middle with this i think the a middle road we we cannot we need to we when we live in we live in the new england area it's just a fact of life we're going to have to be real about the fact that this is where where we live and this is what we are exposed to and so now what do we what's the best we can do with that we can wear clothing that can protect us we can spray and put natural substances on our bodies or or if you choose to.

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