Lyme, CDC, Connecticut discussed on Chicago Dog Walk
So if you're gonna listen, apart one stop this, listen. Apar- one real quick. Hop back in partout. Let's get right to it, but she's moms talking about Lyme disease. I had full testing like I don't believe in guessing right like get everything tested. I had all my nutritional deficiencies tested. I was fully tested so that you can support your immune system with supplements, and the things that you're deficient in to, to give your body's immune system. The best chance to fight it, along with the antibiotics zurture as natural as possible. Right. And you know the there's also thing called the lime diet, which I also route a lime done to like the Atkins diet or. I guess it could be a derivative of that. But it's more vegetable that, but it's no sugar. No grains, you know, get your inflammation down nothing fried nothing. You know, you wanna bring down your inflammation, because that also helps with your symptoms, right? You're not a sore. If you're not is inflamed. How long did you take the antibiotics for lung weather's us like this is the Turkey part that people don't want to talk about. But I did it for two and a half years saw. Yeah. Towards like I would like a pill or like what are you? Okay. Yeah. But some people have I actually had a friend who did a port a chest port and did IV antibiotics because she was so she just felt so she just couldn't mount, a response to it and get over it. So how often were you take a day like nine day? Once a day, I do it. I think it was twice a day. I did it twice a day morning and night for, you know, like I said, I'd do it for two weeks or four weeks. And then I take a break, and then I, you know, be doing probiotics and all different things to help build up my own body. And then when I'd start to feel the, the symptoms coming back. I'd go back on them. And then after about two and a half years when I was taking a break, I was like, oh, okay. I'm not feeling those symptoms rearing their ugly head. Again, I'm feeling better. I'm know doing better because incurable right? Is that correct? It's, it's never leaves completely nets. You know, depending on who you read and what you read so now they yeah. Lime. Okay, I'm approved doctors. What are they saying? Lime. Literate literates are. Yes. So they will say that you, you can there's no definitive evidence, yet whether or not you do because they don't have a test to test for that specific spire Keat to see if it's still in your blood. But if it's going by symptoms, you can kind of tell whether or not you're better than I anyone. Who's had it will. We'll say, oh, I'm better. Right. They can tell the difference, so. Yeah. The so that, that's the thing that I mean, I wish they'd make progress on the testing. But we there has been more of. Unification in the world of people who they there was lime disease the cute, which was like, that's the bull's eye rash. You go to the doctor you get on the Mets for two weeks. Fine. Then there was what they called chronic Lyme, which would have technically been something like I had. But now they've termed it something post treatment Lyme syndrome where you still have the symptoms. Even though you've been treated, you know, it's like, you know, it depends on which camp, you are in and what you read, but I think a lot of the patients that have the post treatment line syndrome. So now is that too, you're saying, there's two kinds, or they think there's two kinds or no okay? It's one spire Keaton one pathogen that that causes it. But it's just whether or not you catch it early and treat it. Okay, okay. Okay. And hopefully get rid of it, but it and if you don't then it's obviously, spread more threat because they, they so it's like I have a bite Mona doctor the next day. The doctor says, okay. You that's a lie. That's a deer tick bite, and you get the antibiotics and then you're good after two weeks theoretically, a lot of people catch it early catch it. That's the best chance for quick recovery. Okay. Okay. Okay. So, but some people still do that, and still don't okay recover after just two weeks of antibiotic. Yeah. I went to I went to an infectious disease guy in Connecticut to who didn't really do much for me there. And yeah it's just it's because they he believed. Well, if you've been on the antibiotics for two weeks, you're good. I was like, okay, but it's been a year and a half and I still feel terrible. I guess this is the point where you are. You're not from Connecticut, but you spent you've lived there for a lot of your actually. Oh, yeah. Rank up there up there. Not a kit. I've just looking at a map beforehand. They are like the one of the most whole east coast kind of looks like the most at risk of ticks. I guess that's fair to say is that that's just what I like there was a little portions of it looked like Minnesota and Wisconsin. And then it just looked like the whole east coast was, like, like it was like blacked out at said like a really high risk. Yes. At that is, I think that's what's commonly believed. It really is everywhere in the country, and in the world now, I read something that it's like becoming very prevalent in China to his it is, as a matter of fact, there's a doctor over here that they've summoned to China, who had Lyme disease himself. And he was going to meet with the government and talk about because it's such a huge problem because their population is so big in percentage. That's affected. And how are they going to do this? Right. And it's to be transmitted more than one way, right? Well, and again is controversial some people say it's only tick bite, and that's it. Some people say it can be from a mosquito because a mosquito can by the deer. And I did. And then bite you. I mean, but that the as far as science today goes, the only thing that they verify is the tech. Okay. Well, that's what I was gonna ask, because there been like this war on ticks yet because I mean you look at mosquitoes in West Nile, and Zeka. I mean, I feel like those much more than this ticks, and Lyme disease are wait by ten full. Well, and they said last year, the CDC the CDC came out and said, three hundred thousand new cases of Lyme, where reported, and those are the ones that were diagnosed and reported. Right. So how many weren't diagnosed in how many weren't reported Yale is still involved in research for it, which is great Johns Hopkins is joining the fight for it. I'm not sure if Stanford I think Stanford was doing something at some point. But, but anyway, at least, you know, I think we're getting people are starting to take it more. Asli and more. Doctors are starting to recognize it and starting to diagnose it earlier. And the so for as far as the testing goes, though, I wanted to get back to this, I had this other tests that we paid for privately. It's not covered by insurance. It's and that's part of the problem. With one I'm lot of the treatment, isn't covered by insurance, but it called an eye jenex test, and it's a lab out from California. So you go in have your blood take and you send it to California. And then it's a more sensitive test, so it picks up the, the lime in your system. More easily than the, the other shoe tests that are recommended by the CDC, so those tests, that are not as sensitive, you might come up negative on. But the I genetics test is, is a broader spectrum test. So it will pick it up. And I did I did test positive for that, genetic test on many bands that I did not on the other tip. So as worth it to go through this other doctor that wasn't covered and everything. Because they're really gave you answers. You're searching for. Yeah. Plus, he did that whole full nutritional testing right, like my vitamin d level, which is always a lot of people live in the north is they usually have low vitamin d that's like a commonly known thing, and my level was less. They unsigned ten like it only tests. The blood tests are only sensitive down to a point of ten am I was less than like I had no vitamin d I had no v b twelve I had. No. I mean, I just was depleted in so many ways, but vitamin d is a is a good immune modulator. Right. So you're kind of going through it because your body's trying to fight this pathogen so it depletes your immune system and a lot of your nutritional, you get a lot of nutritional deficiencies just because your body's trying to overcome this pathogen, or go real quick. Let's stop for one second to talk about. JP. Grozny janas. Right. I mean you just can't stop talking about it your visit last week or so good. I love a good sandwich. That was the best thing, which I've had in a long time. 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