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Mimi’s Story: My Journey to Health

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Five years ago, my life drastically changed. I was bitten by a tick while on the east coast at a picnic.  I found it within the hour and pulled it off. I did not see a bullseye, and it was not on me for more than 24 hours, so I decided not to take the course of antibiotics typically prescribed when you have Lyme disease. To this day, it is the biggest regret of my life. The last five years for me have been some of the most difficult of my life. The symptoms first started as plantar fasciitis. Then I had a frozen shoulder that I thought was from tennis. Then my right hip started hurting, then debilitating fatigue.  After a few months, I knew it was Lyme because my children and husband have had it. I went to get tested by a doctor in NYC who confirmed my […]

Get the 411 on Lyme Disease Treatment

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Treatment for Lyme disease can be divided into two major categories: acute Lyme disease and chronic Lyme disease. In both cases, the most important thing to consider is that Borrelia burgdorferi, the Lyme causing bacteria, has several forms: the cell wall form, cystic forms and organisms in the intracellular compartment and biofilms. Certain antibiotics will only work when the organism is actively dividing and reproducing, so the standard treatment of 2-3 weeks of antibiotic treatment will not work. Early Lyme After a tick bite, Borrelia burgdorferi spreads rapidly in the bloodstream and, for example, can be found within the central nervous system as soon as twelve hours after entering the bloodstream. This is why even early infections require full dose antibiotic therapy. However, if patients have multiple rashes, or a stiff neck, headaches or tingling/numbness in extremities, then the organism has disseminated and one month of antibiotics is insufficient. These […]

What the CDC Doesn’t Want You To Know About Lyme

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If you suffer from Lyme, you might be on a path through the complicated maze of multiple systemic disease diagnosis and management. You may have visited numerous doctors who incorrectly diagnosed you and offered inconclusive and inaccurate tests. This is because the conventional medical system lacks an understanding of and treatments for most chronic diseases. A typical journey of a patient with Lyme begins with a primary care physician or a family doctor. A maximum of thirty days of antibiotics is the accepted standard of care in such situations. If patients report back that they are not getting better, they are likely diagnosed with other disorders, like “post Lyme syndrome,” chronic fatigue syndrome or fibromyalgia. After a few other useless prescriptions, they are told to take it as it is and live with their symptoms. These practitioners usually believe that Lyme is an easily diagnosed and treatable condition. In reality, the lab […]