Why finding a solution to control Lyme disease isn’t simple
From the PBS NEWSHOUR, April 5, 2017:
Ticks are by far the biggest disease vector in the U.S., and Lyme disease is the most common tick-borne illness in the northern hemisphere, causing neurological problems and even permanent cognitive and sensory impairment if not treated.
Science correspondent Miles O’Brien reports on how communities are trying to combat the spread of the disease by controlling through hunting and alternatives.
Click here to read a transcript of this report.
- April 6, 2017 at 7:09 am
I was finally able to fully recover by applying my extensive knowledge of wholistic healing after years of ineffective antibiotics and have just released my book titled The Gift of Lyme Disease and Co-Infections; A Healer’s Journey to Healing Lyme. http://www.TheGiftOfLymeDisease.com.
I will say the ink has barely had time to set on the pages and CDC numbers of yearly infections has risen from 300,000 to 350,000 and is still growing.
Modern medicine is trying to address these pressing numbers but for many we know, it is an endless loop of disappointment and pain with no end in sight.
Yet there is much an individual can and must do in order to fully recover the joy and vitality they once prospered.
I found these tasks and tools were simple but not easy.
- April 6, 2017 at 7:27 am
The primary reason for why it’s not “simple” is the continuous denial from the medical community that Lyme doesn’t exist.
- April 8, 2017 at 5:32 am
- April 6, 2017 at 11:06 am
It is impossible to heal without a Lyme-Literate Doctor, support, monthly threats of losing medications for pain and anxiety, until finding a safe and affordable treatment for a complicated Lyme-case.
Running around on empty,;abusive and ignorant doctors, denial of appropriate and intelligent care, and without financial resources. It’s terrorizing for me, [sick myself], witnessing the abuse, neglect, and refusal of treatment being done to a chronically-ill person, and the resulting stress which is causing more damaging to an already vulnerable immune system, actively in an emergency situation. There is no rest, peace, or hope when made to runaround in circles for help, only to be passed-around to another organization; and having to worry every month about how to raise the money needed to pay for the only doctor willing to write a medically-necessary script.
- April 23, 2017 at 7:50 am
Thank you for this well written post. Any thoughts on how to contact a Lyme literate Doctor in western MA? I’ve been treated twice for Lyme and continue to have debilitating symptoms.
- April 9, 2017 at 8:36 pm
My son was bit by a tick in Oct. in Duluth. He said he got a light ring a few weeks later but did not connect the bite and mark at the time as it wasn’t a bullseye. A week after that, he had an all day headache with no fever. He then had a another headache another week later and lost his peripheral vision in one eye for about 5 min. Headaches daily continued, but in less severity. His eyes were checked in Dec and were fine. Doc thought he had sinus infection and put him on a 5 day Zpack in January. After that, he started experiencing visible calf twitches and other twitches and tingling. He had an MRI that was clear. Asked doctor to do Elisa and it was negative, so she refused to do the Western Blot. Infectious disease doctor will not see him and Neurologist has no answers except deficient Vitamin D. It was 9, which I feel says he has some type of infection he is battling. I think his Elisa test was negative because his Elisa wasn’t done until March when we finally started putting the pieces together., or maybe it is more of a Bartonella disease. Ticks can also get on cats, as well as, deer. The health Dept also told me that they are finding Bartonella in ticks. My son continues to have headaches, has had 3 sore throats that are not strep and migrating bone pain. We are watching to see if he develops any rashes. We need to consider that people NOT testing positive for Lymes may have more Bartonella issues or it is immune dysfunction that the bacteria causes. We need help NOW and cannot find it through traditional means that take insurance . This is not acceptable in the U.S.!
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