Lyme Disease

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  1. iLoveSugar

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    What are your thoughts? Overblown? A real legitimate issue?

    My thinking is that one can live fine with Lyme disease if the immune system is properly treated, intestinal action is running good, and detoxification is good.
     
  2. Dutchie

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    As a former chronic Lyme sufferer,my experience is that it doesn't work as easy as that.
     
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    I didn't realize they had lime disease in Europe, Dutchiee. of course it makes sense, but I thought it might have a different name there. Here, it was named after the destination of origin - Old Lyme, CT. Ticks are a big problem where we live.
     
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    The diseasecis called Lyme anywhere in the world.
    And the disease indeed got the name from the place of origin. The US were doing illegal experiments to create a secret weapon by infecting ticks with the borrelia bacteria...but things went wrong and the people in the town of Old Lyme became infected,the ticks spread....and thats how it all started.

    Thats what ive heard and read several times anyway.
     
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    iLoveSugar

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    Did you have videos online of your Lyme experience?
     
  6. Dutchie

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    No,I haven't
     
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    Ok , I seen videos on YouTube regarding Ray Peat and someone else's Lyme experience. Can I ask what helped you? Long term antibiotics? I just tested positive (IgM).
     
  8. Dutchie

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    @ilovesugar ive seen those vids too,although too late.
    Ive never did AB bc it was already too late for it,had been walkung around with it for 10+ years....yet conventional medicine diagnosed me as having a mild form of MS.
    I had no money for treatment,took some supps,diet....more or less starvation mode bc 'sugars fed. the lyme' i was being told and there was this kind lady who did energetic color therapy through photograph and treated me very cheaply. Took me years,according to her im lyme free now,never checked it bc i havent got money for it and just dont want to think of lyme. Anymore.
    Knowing what i do now....id say its important to keep metabolism high and liver detoxing capabillities. I know theres a lot debate on protein,but i think a sick person migth actually need more.
    Also in phases of the liverdetoxing ive read that glycine,taurine and cant remember the other are key aminos in those processes. The 3 of them together are found in gelatin
     
  9. pboy

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    heres how you get rid of it....tell your doctor he's full of it and forget about it, then ask yourself what's really wrong. Most things come from in, out...not out, in. Trust your body and emotions....at the very least, realize its going to be up to you to solve whatever issue it is, and the doctor will just keep you on a hamster wheel
     
  10. Dutchie

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    @pboy I don't agree,the borrelia has to enter the body some way,usually transferred by a tickbite,so it comes from outside in.

    @ilovesugar I forgot to mention,if you decide to do AB apart from what I've mentioned also make sure to repair your gutlining. As all AB in general usually damages the gut and causes bad bacterial overgrwoth/Candida.
     
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    even if that was the case, your own body would have to allow it to proliferate. A well immune system wouldn't be touched
     
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    this goes for anything...work on yourself and the maintenance of your own integrity and joy, and be intelligent about outside influences, and your immune system will not be phased
     
  13. Parisa

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    ilovesugar,

    There are many variables to Lyme disease as there are many different strains of borrelia, the Lyme spirochete. Some strains like the joints and just hang out causing knee problems. Other strains affect the nervous system giving rise to MS, ALS, Parkinson symptoms. Then there are the co-infections carried and transmitted at the same time such as bartonella, babesiosis, etc. These co-infections combined with the different strains of borrelia complicate the picture and make no one case of Lyme disease similar to another. Some people have mild cases and are able to function and other people become seriously ill and even die. Is it possible with a perfectly functioning immune system to perhaps beat back the infection and get over it quickly and/or never know you had it. Probably. On the other hand, some people become seriously ill and trying to balance the immune system as the only avenue of treatment might not be enough. Sort of like a wild fire, if it is small and a light mist blows through it might go out, but once it becomes a raging wild fire, you'd better believe you are going to need to get out the hoses otherwise it will burn all the way to the sea.

    If you are in the early stages of Lyme disease, it is in its most treatable stage if you get adequate treatment.
     
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    I'm 14 years in. I tested negative for all co-infections, but positive for Lyme. Currently I am googling "ALS" all night due to uncontrollable left wrist twitching/hand weakness.

    So basically, I am screwed if it's late stage?
     
  15. Parisa

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    When Lyme has gone on for a long time, it takes longer to treat. It doesn't mean it is untreatable. Lyme can cause nerve damage but if you had ALS you would be dead by now so I didn't mean to worry you just let you know that there are many different presentations to Lyme disease. When the bugs get in the nervous system, they can cause all sorts of nerve pain. My husband who was seriously ill with Lyme had a lot of nerve damage most of which he has recovered from.
     
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    What mostly helped him? Peating? Endocrine support? Long term antibiotics?
     
  17. Parisa

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    He took long term antibiotics. He tried oral antibiotics for about 9 months but he continued to deteriorate so he was switched to IV antibiotics for about 20 months.
     
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    Just what I wanted to hear! :):

    I found almost no docs that accept my insurance that treat Lyme, let alone with iv. Aghhh
     
  19. Parisa

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    Most of the Lyme specialists don't accept insurance. If they do, the insurance companies go after them and they lose their licenses. We went to a Lyme specialist and paid his fees out of pocket. Our primary was sympathetic and we would bring the pharmacy scripts to him and he and his nurse did their best to get them covered. A lot of RX weren't covered or if they were some were only covered for a short period and then we had to pay out of pocket. That's the unfortunate reality of the politics of Lyme disease. The insurance company was willing to spend tens of thousands of dollars for chemotherapy treatments to treat my husband's disease as an autoimmune condition but balked at treating it similarly with antibiotics.
     
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    Was he also treating his immune or endocrine system at the same time?
     
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