Digital Lyme Times, Summer 2017: “Lyme Brain” and more
The latest issue of the digital Lyme Times includes a book excerpt from “Lyme Brain,” by Dr. Nicola McFadzean Ducharme, an interview with musician Daryl Hall, articles about the psychiatric manifestations of Lyme, Babesia in the US blood supply, recent Lyme research, patient stories, Lyme advocacy and much more.
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- July 25, 2017 at 6:05 am
I have chronic lyme went undetected for min 1 yr my doctor convinced i dont have it cuz i had antibiotics and am now cured you folks are my only source of info thank you so much
- July 25, 2017 at 12:39 pm
I was bitten 8 years ago. I saw the target on my forearm, but it was left untreated. I had a Lyme test several months ago that was negative. I asked my doctor for a referral to CDC doctor but was told it would take months to get in. I now have extreme joint pain in my knees and daily headaches. My gastrointestinal problems began 7 years ago. I have been chasing down this problem and believe it is Lyme Disease. I did not have it treated because I was not aware that is was a big deal. How do I get a test to determine if it is Lyme? My doctor is not helpful. I would appreciate any guidance at this point.
- August 5, 2017 at 1:53 pm
Hello, Deborah Waugh….after several negative Lyme tests and then experiencing Bell’s Palsy for the second time …I convinced my husband to see a naturopathic (integrative health) Dr. Due to the CDC, insurance companies and who knows who else…..we had to pay the entire cost out of pocket but it was totally worth it! The Dr. began treatment immediately with Stevia, Nattokinase and Doxycycline (two months); he (my husband) experienced a terrible week of “die off” reaction as the spirochetes died off. Got through that with ibuprofen, Tylenol and detox bathing. Rec’d two positive Lyme tests and the treatment appears to have worked. Alas….I am almost certain that Lyme is the new malaria and that no one is ever really cured but I’m at the beginning of this journey with my husband and I’m no expert. We’re just grateful to know that he only has/had Lyme at this time and no other tick borne infection. He complains of Lyme brain at times but his stamina is back and he can work. Much better than many friends and acquaintances can say unfortunately. My husband works outside a lot and is an outdoor sportsman so he’s constantly exposed to ticks. He uses 40% DEET spray and permethrin to repel and/or kill insects mostly on his clothing. I wish you the best in your quest for health. God bless!
- August 5, 2017 at 1:59 pm
Addition to comment to Deborah Waugh …I suggested that my husband ask at his final follow up with the ND whether it would be a good idea to stay on the Stevia and Nattokinase and the Dr. agreed. These are used to dissolve the bio-sphere of protein(s) that the spirochetes use to protect themselves from destruction. It seemed/seems logical to me that you would want to be sure that any remaining infection be dealt with so that the body might continue to fight it. My husband reports no side effects from these two supplements. We purchase these from the integrative clinic to be sure that they are pharmacy grade. Cost is about $12 for the Stevia and $50 for the Nattokinase.
- August 9, 2017 at 1:29 am
Could you please email me the name of your doctor? My email address is email@example.com. Thank you! I have chronic Lyme and have been treated for 3 years. 80% better. Doc is quitting his practice and I have no other. Willing tontonteavel.
- August 7, 2017 at 4:31 pm
MY blood test for lyme disease was negative, but my scalp is still very itchy and i have these little black poppy looking seeds and gumie things on my scalp i use a lice comb to comb them out. my doctor told me that it was dead lice. why would lice be dead, in the first place. i had lice as a child and i remember what they look like. and my knees are swollen, and painful. he told me that it was arthritis. , I had this red round rash around my knee a year before that. I walk my two dogs a lot and they did go in the high grass and in the woods a lot. and they sleep in my bed, at that time i was not aware of ticks and lyme disease. Now i do not know what to do about this situation.
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