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How to Remove a Tick Correctly

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Every home needs a TICK KIT including:

1) Sharp tweezers

2) Rubbing alcohol wipes

3) Zip lock bag

4) Ledum 

5) This graphic!

Keep your Tick Kit with your First Aid Kit so you don't have to search for these items when you need them most!

What if the head breaks off?

It is recommended that you remove the head.  If you cannot do it, visit a walk in medical center to have it removed.  Ask for the head to include it with the body for testing (see testing labs below).  For more information: https://www.healthline.com/health/tick-removal#complications

Community

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Monthly meet up for the Lyme community.  Held at various independent coffee shops throughout the state.  See Home page for this month's location, date and time! Check out our EVENTS tab for updated information.

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"Global Lyme Alliance developed a peer-to-peer mentor support program; a free resource for people who are affected by Lyme disease and/or other tick-borne illness. Lyme patients, caregivers, and family members who have questions or just need to talk can connect with someone who has already “been there” and can provide support and hope. Peer mentors are people who have been diagnosed with Lyme disease and/or other tick-borne illness or are caring for someone who has and understands what you are going through."

 

from https://globallymealliance.org/peer-peer-mentor-program/

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Books 

We do not endorse an author or a treatment plan. 

These books were recommended by those in the Lyme community.  

Unlocking Lyme: Myths, Truths, & Practical Solutions for Chronic Lyme Disease, William Rawls, MD

The Cellular Wellness Solution, William Rawls, MD

Toxic, Dr. Neil Nathan

Why Can't I Get Better? Solving the Mystery of Lyme and Chronic Disease: Solving the Mystery of Lyme and Chronic Disease, Dr. Richard Horowitz 

How Can I Get Better?: An Action Plan for Treating Resistant Lyme & Chronic Disease, Dr. Richard Horowitz

Healing Lyme: Natural Healing of Lyme Borreliosis and the Coinfections Chlamydia and Spotted Fever Rickettsiosis, 2nd Edition, Stephen Harrod Buhner and Dr. Neil Nathan M.D.

Love, Hope, Lyme: What Family Members, Partners, and Friends Who Love a Chronic Lyme Survivor Need to Know, Fred Diamond

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Lyme Testing

Home testing of Lyme and Lyme co-infections. Testing can be ordered without a doctor's order.

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Tick Testing

Saving a tick is one of the best weapons you have in the fight against Lyme Disease.  Private testing of the tick will inform you of any tick borne illnesses it carries.  Time is of the essence when you are diagnosed with Lyme.

Partner in Lyme offers tick testing reimbursement (up to $100.00) based on financial need.

TICKNOLOGY  $35 for 3 day turnover, $55 for 24 hour turnover. Tests for 8 infections.   
https://www.ticknology.org/


TICK REPORT  3 levels of tests.  $50, $100 or $200  Will only run tests depending on tick type.  
https://www.tickreport.com/


TICK CHECK  3 levels of testing. $50, $100, $200. Tests done will depend on type of tick. 
https://www.tickcheck.com/ 


IGENEX  $75 per pathogen tested for. 6 tests available. 
https://igenex.com/tick-test/


ECO LAB  $85. 8 illnesses tested for. 
https://ticktests.com/


TEST TICKS BY NJ LABS   $90. Tests for 7 pathogens. 
https://testticks.com/send-us-your/


UNIVERSITY OF CONNECTICUT  $87-127 depending on the type of tick.  Rush service available for $25
https://cvmdl.uconn.edu/tick-testing/options/


UNIVERSITY OF MAINE  for Maine residents only.  Was free, but now $20. Tests for a wide range, including Powassan and Heartland viruses. 
https://extension.umaine.edu/ticks/submit/


UPSTATE TICK TESTING LAB  FREE for NY residents (paused)
https://nyticks.org/tick-submission


THE CT AGRICULTURAL EXPERIMENT STATION   FREE for CT residents
https://portal.ct.gov/.../Information-on-Submitting-Ticks... 


TICK RESEARCH LAB OF PENNSYLVANIA   3 levels of tests. The basic test is FREE for PA residents, $50 for out of state residents. 
https://www.ticklab.org/


DHSH ZOONOSIS CONTROL   FREE for Texas residents. 
https://www.dshs.texas.gov/tick.../tick-submission-testing


GENETICKS in Canada,  options range from $50-$300 for testing
https://www.geneticks.ca/


AUST BIO TESTING in Australia 
https://australianbiologics.com.au/borrelia-lyme-disease/

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Financial Assistance

If you are not a resident of Connecticut, please visit these other organizations that may be able to assist you!

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Medical Equipment

If you are in need of mobility equipment or adaptive devices, please contact:

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Emma Davis Medical Equipment Ministry provides free equipment.  Located in Milford.

(203) 877-4277

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Borrow Equipment

  1. Join the library

  2. Select equipment

  3. Make a suggested donation

  4. Sign a liability waiver

  5. Arrange for pickup

Delivery may be available on a case by case basis. Please call (203) 652-8600 with any concerns and leave a brief message.

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Collins Medical Equipment offers a 10% discount to Partner in Lyme Awardees.  They offer a wide range of medical equipment, house fixtures and pain management options for those with Lyme.  We are grateful for their partnership.

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Disabled Parking Permit Application for State of CT

Lyme Disease symptoms may qualify you for a temporary parking permit in the state of Connecticut.  Print this form and bring it with you to your doctor for a signature. Contact your local DMV office to make an appointment. 

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ILADS: Social Security Disability Benefits

Read their blog post HERE.

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