BucksCo. Lyme
Founded in 2008

UPCOMING 2017 MEETINGS 

WHEN: MEETINGS ARE USUALLY HELD ON THE THIRD SUNDAY OF EACH MONTH- PLEASE CHECK THIS WEBSITE TO CONFIRM
WHERE: MIDDLETOWN MUNICIPAL BLDG- 2ND FLOOR
#3 MUNICIPAL WAY  LANGHORNE, PA (OFF OF RT. 213)



SUNDAY  JANUARY 15TH, 2017 AT 4:00-  WE WILL BE HOLDING THIS MEETING AT: 

  OXYGEN OASIS HYPERBARIC WELLNESS CENTER

WWW.O2OASIS.COM 

 848 Town Center Drive, Langhorne PA 

SUNDAY FEBRUARY 19TH, 2017 AT 4:00- (AT THE MUNICIPAL BLDG.)

D OUG FEARN OF THE LDASEPA (WWW.LYMEPA.ORG)

SUNDAY MARCH 19TH AT 4:00 (AT THE MUNICIPAL BLDG.)

WE WILL TALK ABOUT THE DIRECTION THAT BUCKS COUNTY LYME IS GOING IN

UNDER BUCKS COUNTY LYME WHICH IS A REGION OF THE:

PA LY ME RESOURCE NETWORK - WWW.PALYME.ORG.,  WHICH IS AN ACTIVE AND 

GROWING ORGANIZATION.

SU NDAY APRIL 23RD AT 4:00 (THE FOURTH SUNDAY) AT THE MUNICIPAL BLDG.

THIS WILL BE A REGULAR SUPPORT GROUP MEETING WITH NO SPEAKER

SUNDAY MAY 21ST AT 4:00 (AT THE MUNICIPAL BLDG.)

THIS IS SHAPING UP TO BE A BIG ONE! MORE INFORMATION TO FOLLOW.

WE ARE GOING TO HAVE LOTS OF FUN, RAFFLING OFF BOOKS AND ONE MONTH OF

THE  COWDEN PROTOCOL. WE ARE ALSO PUTTING TOGETHER A FOLDER OF SELF-HELP

INFORMATION FOR ATTENDERS. WE MAY ALSO HAVE A SHORT GUIDED MEDITATION.

WE HOPE YOU CAN COME!



FOR MORE INFORMATION: CALL EVELYN AT (215) 741-5902  



                                  WE HELP & SUPPORT THOSE WITH LYME & WORK TO EDUCATE THE PUBLIC

Self Help & Resources :

 
For More Information...
 
About Ticks...

Take a picture of any rash you see *right away!* Rashes can change quickly and may even disappear before a doctor can see them. Lyme rashes do not always look like a bulls-eye. Many Lyme infections are caused by nymphs (baby ticks) which are the size of this dot (.), and are most active during the months of April and May. Any flu-like symptoms which appear in the warm Summer months should be viewed with suspicion, especially if the main symptoms are joint pain, all-over body pain, exhaustion, fever, and headache or stiff neck. Simply because these symptoms may disappear without antibiotic treatment does not mean that the Lyme Disease or any co-infections have been cured. Early and effective treatment is necessary. Lyme-Literate (LL) doctors usually recommend at least a six week course of antibiotics if Lyme is caught early. You can contact a local support group like ours for information on finding a LL doctor.

There are plenty of ticks around during the spring, summer and fall months. Deer ticks are about the size of a pin head and are very hard to see. Check yourselves and your kids carefully if any of you are in grassy or wooded areas! 

Remember that only about 20% of infected people can recall a tick bite, and fewer than 50% ever see a rash. Many tick-related rashes do not present as a classic "Bulls Eye" rash. To see a list of symptoms and some examples of how rashes may present, please click HERE.
 
It's Often Tricky to Diagnose...
Diagnosing Lyme Disease (LD) is difficult, that's why it has been called the Great Imitator, as it mimics conditions such as Fibromyalgia, Lupus, Chronic Fatigue, MS and ALS.
 
Symptoms of Lyme Disease...
Symptoms can include headaches, severe headaches, fatigue, loss of appetite, Bell's palsy (drooping on one side of face), abdominal pain, noise and light sensitivity, joint and back pain, personality and mood changes, learning disabilities, confusion (finding the right words), tremors or seizures, eyesight problems, and stroke-like symptoms. If left untreated, LD can become chronic, and more difficult to treat.
 
Lyme hates heat, oxygen and an alkaline environment! Some things you can do to provide these conditions are the following. Avoid sugar and refined carbs as they produce an acid environment in your blood. Eating and drinking things that are Alkaline are beneficial. Also, when you are able, raise your body temperature through exercise and/or hot baths.  Exercise will also oxygenate the body.
 
What to Do if You Think You Have Lyme Disease...
First take the time to read and learn about Lyme Disease (LD) and gather as many facts as you can. If you have the kinds of symptoms described above, you may have an active infection. A Lyme literate doctor can make a clinical diagnosis of LD based upon your medical history, symptoms and an examination. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) states that a diagnosis should not be based solely on blood test results.
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