Hi again Katepots
I'm going to ask the Doc to take a further blood sample and submit that under the reference number of the first Lyme Disease (as was indicated on the Report of negative Lyme ~ which says it takes 3 to 8 weeks to show up! The Senior Partner was the one who said no further action, but given where I live, I think it's worth a try.
Long story short, I ran out of enough Meds to get me to today (26th) ~ am having a problem sleeping because of pain. Got two of the meds I needed: didn't get the antibiotics, and am now at 6 missed doses of the antibiotic I was on, and am right back at stage one of 'agony', where I'd felt as through there was 'light at the end of the tunnel', just to find it's yet another damn train knocking me for six!
This is far too dangerous a place for the cats to wear collars. I originally had them with quick-release name tab collars, and the 3 lost their collars within 24/36 hours. The Shepherd got fed up throwing the collar over the hedge for me, and although I knew the quick release worked, I was not too sure the 'releases' wouldn't get damaged, and it couldn't have done the cats necks any good with the 'pull'.
I haven't heard of neem oil ~ but I'll certainly give it a go..!
I'll ask my Doc about 'parasite testing', again because of where I live ~ I've a private "rising spring" water supply. I've never drunk the water, (I don't even drink Glasgow City water, as I've been on bottled water (recommendation of Homeopathic Hospital) since 1988. However, I've a bit of a case of 'over-washing' my hands ~ and even though I've got a UV filter on my incoming water supply ~ who knows what I pick up from the cats too.
They're very clean and groom themselves well ... but, of course ... I pet my cats, and no matter how often I wash my hands, there's going to be sometimes I've gone and picked up a banana to eat, and never thought to wash my hands.
I doubt the Doc will go for that sort of testing, and I've more a problem with constipation than 'the runs', which seems to be a common theme with quite a lot of the parasitic infestations, but I'd ask for yeast and candida, it she'd do that?
She had a stool sample from me not so long ago ... and I don't know what tests she did on that, but they were 'all clear'. I'll ask about that again.
I've a list of questions longer than both my arms to ask ... in 20 minutes! Ye Gods help me! B x
Interesting articles on the parasites ..! B x