Lyme Disease

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I've written and shared my own experience with Lyme disease before (and Spooky2 / biofeedback) and I found this really good video about COVID and the similarities w/ Lyme:

Friday, 22 May 2020 11:54

The Lyme vaccine: a cautionary tale

On December 14, 1999, a lawsuit was filed in the Chester County Court of Common Pleas, alleging that SKB manufacturer of Lymerix, the Lyme vaccine, failed to warn doctors and the public at large that about 30% of the general public could possibly be predisposed to a degenerative autoimmune arthritis that can be triggered by the vaccine. According to the complaint, the autoimmune reaction, once triggered, is unstoppable, and the victim can only be treated for symptoms thereafter.

Below is a link to a compilation of material on Covid-19 by Dr. Robert Bransfield, MD:

https://lymediseaseassociation.org/home-page-featured/covid-19-sars-cov-2-helpful-info/

Last week, the U.S. House of Representatives quietly passed a bill requiring the Inspector General of the Department of Defense (DoD) to conduct a review into whether the Pentagon experimented with ticks and other blood-sucking insects for use as biological weapons between 1950 and 1975.

If the Inspector General finds that such experiments occurred, then, according to the bill, they must provide the House and Senate Armed Services committees with a report on the scope of the research and "whether any ticks or insects used in such experiments were released outside of any laboratory by accident or experiment design," potentially leading to the spread of diseases such as Lyme.

Oils from garlic and several other common herbs and medicinal plants show strong activity against the bacterium that causes Lyme disease, according to a study by researchers at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. These oils may be especially useful in alleviating Lyme symptoms that persist despite standard antibiotic treatment, the study also suggests.

The study, published October 16 in the journal Antibiotics, included lab-dish tests of 35 essential oils -- oils that are pressed from plants or their fruits and contain the plant's main fragrance, or "essence." The Bloomberg School researchers found that 10 of these, including oils from garlic cloves, myrrh trees, thyme leaves, cinnamon bark, allspice berries and cumin seeds, showed strong killing activity against dormant and slow-growing "persister" forms of the Lyme disease bacterium.

(This is a follow-up to My Story: How I was diagnosed with Lyme Disease)

I had certainly heard of Lyme disease before I was diagnosed with it. In fact, was tested for it 5 or 10 years ago, the test came back positive, and they put me on Doxycycline. (Surprise!)

There are several guys in my town that told me they see an alternative medicine doctor around 40 minutes away. After doing lots of research, and learning the “main stream” doctors prescribe Lyme patients LOTS of antibiotics (months at a time, sometimes by IV)... and after my initial experience with 3 months of Doxycycline, I decided I wanted to stay as far away from that as possible. The 3 weeks of Doxycycline made my body hemorrhage to the point where I almost threw up.  It ruined my appetite.  And I'm one of the lucky ones.  

I was diagnosed with Lyme disease in July 2017.  I’ve generally been a healthy person, or so I thought, I weighed around 180 pounds which isn’t bad for someone 6 feet tall.  I have backyard chickens so that I have fresh, high quality eggs since 2015.  I’ve been seeing a chiropractor for almost 2 years.  Finally got my disk back into place in early 2016, for reference.  So I thought I was doing great. 

Wrong.

I'm sharing the following story, thoughts, and follow-up in the hopes that it can help someone else going through similar symptoms.  I feel your pain, and know that there are solutions.  

Wednesday, 15 November 2017 15:04

Supplements for Lyme Disease Treatment in Dogs

The general diagnosis and treatment of Lyme disease in dogs is similar to humans.  Dogs get the same antibiotic, Doxycycline.  And they show similar symptoms, including lethargy, joint pain (limping, particularly if the dog limps on the right leg on one day, and the left leg another), fever…

I also asked a local veterinarian about giving vitamins & supplements to canines.  Here is what they said:

Coffee enemas, $13K “photon” therapy, endless antibiotics—all unproven, dangerous. 

Tick season is upon us, prompting fresh warnings about bites that can transmit Lyme disease. But in a report published Friday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, a group of doctors isn’t warning about the disease—instead, the group is warning about possible treatments.

Alternative medical treatments for so-called “chronic Lyme disease” are all unproven and potentially harmful—some even deadly—the group warns. That group includes doctors from across the country, including the University of Colorado, the CDC, Yale University, Stanford, and the University of California, San Francisco. In the CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, the doctors reveal chilling accounts of five patients who pursued such bogus treatments. What followed was years of heart-wrenching suffering, avoidable life-threatening infections, and death.

“Patients and their health care providers need to be aware of the risks associated with treatments for chronic Lyme disease,” the doctors declare. The case reports certainly offer a heart-wrenching PSA.

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Saturday, 09 July 2016 14:45

Treatment Guide

Updates:

PENTAGON MAY HAVE RELEASED WEAPONIZED TICKS THAT HELPED SPREAD OF LYME DISEASE: INVESTIGATION ORDERED

Treating 'Chronic' Lyme With Antibiotics Doesn't Work: Study (added 12/17/18)

 

pdfDr. Horowitz' Lyme Disease Questionnaire (self test)


Dr. Burrascano, a graduate of New York University School of Medicine, practiced Internal Medicine with a strong interest in Tick-borne diseases for over 20 years. During that period, he became known as one of the worlds leading experts on diagnosing and treating Lyme and associated tick-borne diseases. He wrote 16 editions of a Lyme Disease treatment guide, most recently published in 2008.  Here is a link to download the PDF:

pdfDiagnostic Hints and Treatment Guidelines for Lyme Disease

 

Lyme disease is a Multi-Systemic Disease caused by the bacteria called Borrelia burgdorferi (Bb) which normally is a bacterial spirochete (spiral) shape. Lyme Disease Symptoms

General Early Lyme disease Symptoms & Signs :
The Erythema Migrans (EM) rash is only found in 50% of patients at the site of the bite. The classic bulls eye rash is a type of EM rash that has a central clearing and is found in about 9% of cases. Some patients have no rash at all. Other types of rashes anywhere on the body - signals disseminated disease. Fever & Flu like Symptoms/Illness.

Musculoskeletal: joint pain or swelling or stiffness, muscle pain, shin splints, neck or back stiffness, migrating muscle pain or cramps, TMJ, neck creaks & cracks, tender soles.

Reproductive: testicular pain/pelvic pain, menstrual irregularity, unexplained milk production (lactation), sexual dysfunction or loss of libido.

pdfCardiac/Pulmonary: Chest pain or rib soreness, shortness of breath, heart palpitations, pulse skips, slow pulse, heart block, heart murmur, valve prolapse.

Neurological: muscle twitching, headache, tingling, numbness, burning or stabbing sensations, facial paralysis (that looks like Bell’s palsy), dizziness, poor balance, increased motion sickness, light-headedness, wooziness, difficulty walking, tremor, confusion, difficulty thinking/concentrating/ reading, forgetfulness, poor short term memory, disorientation (getting lost, going to wrong place), difficulty with speech, double or blurry vision, eye pain, blindness, increased floaters, increased sensitivity to light or sound or smell, buzzing or ringing in ears, ear pain, decreased hearing or deafness, difficulty swallowing, seizure activity, white matter lesions, low blood pressure.

Neuropsychiatric: mood swings, irritability, depression, disturbed sleep (too much, too little, early awakening), personality changes, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), violent outbursts, paranoia, panic/anxiety attacks, hallucinations.

Gastrointestinal: Nausea or vomiting, difficulty eating, change in bowel function. Constipation, diarrhea, gastritis, abdominal cramping, irritable bladder or bladder dysfunction, cystitis.

Other: fever, sweats, or chills, weight change (loss or gain), fatigue, tiredness, hair loss, swollen glands, sore throat, difficulty swallowing, swelling around the eyes, & swelling in feet.

Material provided by Lyme Disease Association, Inc.

 

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