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William Schlafer  
#1 Posted : Wednesday, March 8, 2017 10:51:31 AM(UTC)
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Got a stern lecture from my doctor today to check for ticks after every fishing outing. It looks like a big year for Lyme disease in the Northeast corridor and the upper Mississippi River basin hotspots.

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wibirdhunter  
#2 Posted : Wednesday, March 8, 2017 2:41:17 PM(UTC)
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Pulled a tick off my dog a few weeks ago and a couple since. They're out.
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#3 Posted : Wednesday, March 8, 2017 3:03:27 PM(UTC)
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Global Warming has so many great benefits!!
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#4 Posted : Wednesday, March 8, 2017 3:12:24 PM(UTC)
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TheDancingMan wrote:
Global Warming has so many great benefits!!


😂 thanks for the laugh.
Guillermo  
#5 Posted : Thursday, March 9, 2017 12:49:54 AM(UTC)
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I think it's a pretty safe bet that I'll end up with Lyme disease at some point. Heck, with the amount of back-country hiking I do and the amount of deer ticks I've pulled off me in recent years, I might even have it right now and not know it. They're so dang small I've surely missed more than I've found.
William Schlafer  
#6 Posted : Thursday, March 9, 2017 11:39:12 AM(UTC)
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Guillermo wrote:
I think it's a pretty safe bet that I'll end up with Lyme disease at some point. Heck, with the amount of back-country hiking I do and the amount of deer ticks I've pulled off me in recent years, I might even have it right now and not know it. They're so dang small I've surely missed more than I've found.


You should get checked by your doctor. Lyme disease has bee mis-diagnosed for years, but the medical community is finally getting up to speed. Treated early, Lyme disease is quite manageable. Wait too long to seek treatment and it can ruin your life.


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snbrd4evr  
#7 Posted : Thursday, March 9, 2017 12:48:27 PM(UTC)
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William Schlafer wrote:
Treated early, Lyme disease is quite manageable. Wait too long to seek treatment and it can ruin your life.


I was diagnosed with lymes after finding a tick from a fishing trip up in the Chippewa Flowage. Everyone experiences symptoms differently (if at all) but mine started with the worst headache of my life and a fever above 103. I tolerated it for 3 days while living by myself up in Ashland before a few friends of mine drove me to the hospital. A shot in the rear and some crazy crazy antibiotics and I haven't had an issue since. I did catch it super early though and the doctors where I went were familiar with it. Now I try to take a shower right when I get home from fishing or hiking because it's the easiest way to find those little bastards Cursing
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