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|A little about me:|| When I was in elementary school I pulled a tick out of my head that had been there for at least a day before I discovered it. I was afraid and embarrassed to tell anyone. I pulled this tick out myself and it left a sore spot.
Shortly later developed a high fever and flu like symptoms, I was only about 6yrs old, I kept getting sicker and sicker. I was not taken to a Dr. until my arms would not straighten and my knees where so swollen that I could no longer walk. The family doctor said I had chicken box that had not broken out yet. After some time of more mis-diagnosis, including rheumatic fever, and being carried around for weeks. I was admitted to UCLA children's hospital.
It was there that I was diagnosed with juvenile rheumatoid arthritis and was put on experimental drugs. I spent weeks there while they strapped me down to tap my knees, only to have the fluid come right back in, they took my blood almost daily I was given experimental drugs (this was back in 1975 or 1976), I felt like a ginnie pig because so many doctors coming in to see me, trying to "help".
I was in so much pain my whole childhood, that it really took my childhood from me. Now I am an adult who is chronically ill and still NO real diagnosis. I have recently been diagnosed with Hashimotos (sp), which is also an autoimmune problem, I also have many other symptoms AI that are not RA symptoms.
The doctors all these years have told me its genetic, NO ONE in my family has any of these problems that should have been a clue...
|Sending hugs and prayers to you, my fellow Lyme Warriors.... Let us stand strong and united this weekend for Worldwide Lyme Disease Protest day... Let us speak the truth... the ugly, shocking, scary, unbelievable truth... Let us be heard... and Let us be healed. *hugs and prayers* purple
|Hugs to all my fellow Lyme Warriors and Lyme Supporters :)~~~~~~~
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hugs and blessings, purple
|Hi Lyme Group,
I'm sorry for not being around so much the last month. A lot of personal issues came with the New Year. I hope you all are doing well and hope to catch up soon. Please always feel free to PM me if you need anything. Blessings and light - purple
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