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(Boston.com)   If your heart suddenly stops beating, you may have previously asymptomatic Lyme disease   (boston.com) divider line 30
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2013-12-12 05:18:59 PM
Well, if you live in New England and had a recent tick bite that wasn't followed up on, yeah. Maybe.

However, for everyone else, if your heart stops chances are it comes from partying hard, or from that McDonalds and Cheetoes you've shoved down your gullet for the entirety of your life.
 
2013-12-12 05:48:12 PM
You might want to get that looked at soon, then.
 
2013-12-12 05:48:54 PM
Man, I bet they were ticked.
 
2013-12-12 05:53:38 PM
Let's see...

nope nope... nope nope... nope nope...
 
2013-12-12 05:53:57 PM
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2013-12-12 05:54:17 PM
Attention druggies; Don't trip in a deer trail.

/personal_experience
 
2013-12-12 05:58:36 PM
Not anymore you don't...
 
2013-12-12 05:59:25 PM
oh good, another post about fake diseases, let me guess, the solution is more government funding for research and "tolerance" from people who aren't enthusiastically embracing the notion that lazy people playing sick deserve unending subsidies?
 
2013-12-12 06:00:56 PM
"Let us know if you feel a shortness of breath, a persistent dry cough, or your heart stopping. Because that's not part of the test. That's asbestos."
 
2013-12-12 06:06:12 PM
Well, you DID....
 
2013-12-12 06:07:12 PM

Rockbender: "Let us know if you feel a shortness of breath, a persistent dry cough, or your heart stopping. Because that's not part of the test. That's asbestos."


THE NOZZLE IS NOW CALIBRATING.

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2013-12-12 06:08:39 PM

nickdaisy: oh good, another post about fake diseases, let me guess, the solution is more government funding for research and "tolerance" from people who aren't enthusiastically embracing the notion that lazy people playing sick deserve unending subsidies?


Lyme disease is real, and pericarditis is a lethal complication of untreated infection. You're thinking of "Chronic Lyme Disease", which is a disproven sham diagnosis used by people who want to sell you costly, long term antibiotic therapy regiments which do nothing for you.
 
2013-12-12 06:11:54 PM

bigbadideasinaction: Not anymore you don't...


Does seem like the least of your worries at that point, doesn't it?
 
2013-12-12 06:14:54 PM
If your heart suddenly stops beating, I believe the appropriate medical term is dead.
 
2013-12-12 06:18:17 PM
I may have previously WHAT asymptomatic Lyme disease?
 
2013-12-12 06:21:14 PM

Smoking GNU: I may have previously WHAT asymptomatic Lyme disease?


Yes, the whole thing.
 
2013-12-12 06:42:28 PM
Thanks subby. I'll keep that in mind as I collapse and die.
 
2013-12-12 06:53:24 PM
This nearly killed my uncle, and he'll have a pacemaker for the rest of his life. He was in Italy when it hit, and they don't have Lymes. He says he'd be dead if one of the doctors on staff hadn't recently completed a residency in the US. He has a pacemaker, and can't run with the soccer team that he coaches, but otherwise is pretty much ok.
 
2013-12-12 07:38:58 PM

MaudlinMutantMollusk: bigbadideasinaction: Not anymore you don't...

Does seem like the least of your worries at that point, doesn't it?


May answer the question "The castle of aaaarrrrgghhh...."
 
2013-12-12 07:51:07 PM
I have lymes, it sucks. Spent thousands of dollars seeking treatment, because insurance won't recognize it. Did all the BS treatment, even had a pic line for a couple months. My joints froze up, all of them. It could've been worse they said, if it went to my brain. At one time, I was taking 30 pills a day. Fark that I said.

So I said fark all this shiat and resigned myself to a life of hell. This "non-disease" wrecked my life, professional and personal.

I quit all the drugs, started exercising, because I figured if I was going to keel over it would be better to do that on my own terms than laying on a couch all day.

Anyway, 3 yrs later, no drugs, copious amounts of water and regular exercise has made life enjoyable again.

To all you that is going through this, best wishes and good luck.

/fark lymes
 
2013-12-12 08:55:02 PM

Gyrfalcon: MaudlinMutantMollusk: bigbadideasinaction: Not anymore you don't...

Does seem like the least of your worries at that point, doesn't it?

May answer the question "The castle of aaaarrrrgghhh...."


You don't suppose he meant the Camaaaarrrrgghhh?
 
2013-12-12 09:05:03 PM
Not news.

/sorta csb time

20 years ago when I did the "dances with deer ticks" bit, there were reports of the occasional person dropping dead floating through the Dr's office. Hell, considering my heart was doing the thump, thump, THUMP, thump......long pause....thump deal on a regular basis, I'm not surprised more folks don't drop dead. The arrhythmia would def get your attention.

I still HATE cold weather
 
2013-12-12 09:12:25 PM
Not sure about the "chronic" diagnosis but my friend had been mis-diagnosed for 2 years as "fibromyalgia" or however it's spelled, random nerve pain. The first test for Lyme came back negative so insurance wouldn't cover other more expensive tests. She continues to have 2-3 seizures daily and other issues that pointed to Lyme and finally located a specialist who ordered the not-covered by insurance tests. All three versions came back positive. She has extra neurological problems now because they were treating random symptoms and not finding the cause for such a long time.

Delays due to red tape and lack of research gave her two years of suffering without knowing the reason and the rest of her lift trying to heal the damage done.

See the documentary "Under Our Skin".
 
2013-12-13 12:25:52 AM
See here's the problem ... curing Lyme disease costs money.  Lots of it - anywhere from $50,000 and up, up, up.  And when the accountants at your HMO find out about that, they immediately call your doctor to have a little chat about whether or not they want to lie, deliberately misdiagnose you and keep their jobs, or tell you the truth and get their license revoked via the liberal use of well placed bribes in the right places.
 
2013-12-13 01:13:31 AM

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2013-12-13 01:34:37 AM

hardinparamedic: Rockbender: "Let us know if you feel a shortness of breath, a persistent dry cough, or your heart stopping. Because that's not part of the test. That's asbestos."

THE NOZZLE IS NOW CALIBRATING.

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Do not look away from... The Nozzle.
 
2013-12-13 02:23:38 AM

NephilimNexus: See here's the problem ... curing Lyme disease costs money.  Lots of it - anywhere from $50,000 and up, up, up.  And when the accountants at your HMO find out about that, they immediately call your doctor to have a little chat about whether or not they want to lie, deliberately misdiagnose you and keep their jobs, or tell you the truth and get their license revoked via the liberal use of well placed bribes in the right places.


30 days of Doxycycline, the first line treatment, costs 80 bucks.
 
2013-12-13 08:13:00 AM

hardinparamedic: NephilimNexus: See here's the problem ... curing Lyme disease costs money.  Lots of it - anywhere from $50,000 and up, up, up.  And when the accountants at your HMO find out about that, they immediately call your doctor to have a little chat about whether or not they want to lie, deliberately misdiagnose you and keep their jobs, or tell you the truth and get their license revoked via the liberal use of well placed bribes in the right places.

30 days of Doxycycline, the first line treatment, costs 80 bucks.


Yeah...I had a few days of fever, noticed a wacky rash on my leg, went to the doc-in-a-box, and took a month of antibiotics that made me feel like crap for half an hour twice a day. It wasn't a big deal.
 
2013-12-13 08:38:18 AM
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2013-12-13 10:22:57 AM
Thanks a lot Nazi Scientists brought to America to engineer bio-weapons to kill commies.
 
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