] Hi Athene, I found that 16 grams of vit C a day very helpful. I followed Linus Pauling's advice, increase to tolerance over and over again until you stop getting sick. It helped tremendously even with the folate and active b12 deficiencies. Living in Ohio and Maine at the time and spedning lots of time outside and in the woods I have had a lot of tick bites. I did have them too in Utah. Sagebrush country is thick with ticks. We all examined each other after coming inside every day and usually found a couple of ticks. Never did find one that had fed but they may have been gone by that time. We did have to use removal processes though after they had attached. No disease was ever verified in any of us from those but who knows.