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THROUGH CHALLENGE and Lyme Disease
|Posted on November 12, 2014 at 10:31 AM||comments (0)|
With all of the challenges right now between LLMD's and the NON LLMD communities I felt the need to republish this article which I have submitted to Shelley at Public Heath Alert.
I have been talking with a Reader about Lyme Literacy, Lyme specialists, LLMD'S, Lyme Sufferers, oncologist. There seems to be a misunderstanding in the NON-lyme circles that LLMD's consider themselves specialists. That is the furthest from the truth as that could be. LLMD's are always learning lyme. They often have had and are still managing there lyme. The LLMD may also only work 2 or 3 days a week because of the limitations of their own lyme. There for LLMD'S are in my mind more prepared for handling lyme and Tick born co-infections.
Lyme Specialist is not a TERM that a lyme doctor uses to describe himself. Lyme specialist is a term used respectfully mistakenly by Lyme sufferers like myself who need a way to label there doctor. LLMD is the correct label for this Doctor which stands for LYME LITERATE MEDICAL DOCTOR. As for any doctor out there who calls themselves a Lyme specialist. BEWARE. The issue I am trying to make here is the lyme community has made great strides in understanding better how to manage and possibly get ahead of lyme. They do a great job and will continue until there is something better. I am hearing negative remarks from some Mainstream doctors who feel that mainstream has this under control. I assure you that these doctors probably don't have a suffering wife, child, mother, father, or themselves who have been run through the hoops of mainstream medicine to only get the following response. It is in your head or there is nothing wrong with you because we have tested you for everything that we know of. "DING, DING, DING" That they know of. Before I give any doctors name to somebody I will be quite confident that the doctor has treated somebody fairly successfully.
Onto oncology, This is a field that has festinated me all my life. It amazes me how the blood can do all the things it is asked. The blood carry's many life saving characteristics, as well as life ending ones. If we are lucky we get to enjoy the fruits of the life saving ones. But as is understood in the now experienced lyme sciences that are well established around the world. Such as Luxemburg, Germany. Hudson Valley area and northeastern United States. And many good LLMD'S from east coast to west coast. It is well excepted now that B. Burgdorferi ( LYME BACTERIA) has developed a way to hide and mimic it's identity in and around it's many billions of cells. This is why it is called the great imitator. This kind of thinking is very hard for even Oncologist (blood doctors) to wrap their heads around and I feel it is also the reason the CDC cannot move forward to a better understanding of the problem. Because this bacteria depletes the red cells ability too respond too foreign invaders or even slow or keep at bay already established diseases in the body.
But all is not lost if we all can talk about this experience and have somebody taking this all in and somehow making sure the positives come together and the negatives make them stronger. At this time I see the negatives (Non- LLMD'S) and the positives (LLMD's) pushing, pulling, pushing, pulling. This great imitator in our blood is attacking our red cell wall. Check out ( "Marshal Protocol" Cell wall deficient bacteria) a little out dated but still a good guide for understanding. There are other sciences out there that I am watching such as MTHFR GENE MUTATION. That is interesting to follow if you are into that kind of thing. In the end there will be a winner. The one that gets the worm will in my own mind establish a new understand and the space age protocol to handling auto-immune response and bacteria of tomorrow. Which makes LYME the evolutionary change in the survival of our species. Wouldn't that be cool considering this only happens every 200 to 500 years or so. You know what, I think we are past do.
|Posted on September 15, 2014 at 12:20 PM||comments (0)|
I was chatting recently with a lyme sufferer about testing and found that the person may have had inadequate testing for Heavy Medal Burden. BUT recieved CDC protocol testing. The same with HMB. Mainstream is not keeping up. Patient said they had tested for HMB and found it to be fine. This problem is very important too eliminate when looking for lyme among other things. This puzzles me a bit because the hospital that did the test does not recognize advanced or late stage lyme. Basically without the tick or a bulls eye rash which only shows up in less than 40% of the time anyway, your screwed. This also tells me that they are probably behind on HMB also. I am thinking they done a protocol test of HMB for recent exposure too certain HMB such as Lead, Mercury and others. That CDC protocol test starts with a 500mg (does not matter your body wt.) of DMSA solution and come back in twenty four hours for urine collection to find HMB values. That may be ok for recent exposure but it does nothing for long life exposure as DMSA is eliminated from the body with in four hrs. The new protocol of Dr. Horowitz and friends requires 30mg/kilogram of body wt. and Urine collection in six hrs. Often tripling the HMB values.
The new test protocol developed by a very Lyme Literate pair of doctors use the same chemicals but different doses at different return testing times. This newly developed test for HMB is said to be better for long term life exposure to Heavy Medals. This is all explained very well in Doctor Richard Horowitz's book "WHY CAN'T I GET BETTER" starting on page 202-210.
David R Thomas
|Posted on May 30, 2014 at 2:29 PM||comments (0)|
A century old controversy about the nature of communicable disease: microbe vs. host resistance. Does the infectious agent itself cause us to feel sick or do we succumb to illness because our immune system has been damaged?
This is an especially important question when considering Chronic Fatigue and Lyme Disease.
I have given this question some thought and hope that you can hang with me as I try to simplify this remark so that even my Lyme damaged brain can understand it. Not to long ago I wrote an article about my suspicions and experience with handling my own Lyme and co-infections issues. I am thinking that over the century as a population and medical profession drift even farther apart. We have developed a god like persona toward or Doctors and many of our elite medical profession tend to like it that way. Back 100 plus years ago it was unheard of to run to the doctor with a sniffle. You recovered or you died. Every mother new just what was needed and done it. Back around 1903 I believe there was a measles outbreak or something that went through and wiped out hole families. In a couple of years it ran it's coarse and the survivors would spread the new responsive DNA on and no more out break. I figured this out by reading stories and being on the board of directors at a local cemetery. Amazing the things you put together when your involved with living AND death.
We are learning to rebuild our AI systems against infections so that my AI picks back up the job of defending me against foreign invaders like TB, Hooping cough, Measles, and others.
Over the centuries we have an attack of something about every 100 years or so. This Lyme I believe is the monster that is past do. Lyme has figured out how too survive through an already over prescribed world population. But the good news is we can get ahead of this monster for future infections. But we need to find a way to pump up our AI so that we don't need so much meds if at all and detoxify and cleanse our system from the 80 plus years of medicating. I like the way the Lyme disease is changing the way medical views are perceived but there are going to be more families suffer before there is a receptive medical community too respond to the need of their services. Thank you Murry Susser MD. for striking the article. Murray R. Susser, MD
|Posted on May 10, 2014 at 3:13 PM||comments (1)|
From Buz Susser, A knowledgeable Lymer. From La, Cal. and Penna. boy. Buz makes a very good point about Lyme test and diagnosis. His FB post reads.
I had a patient who had her tick bite twenty-some years ago, with a bull’s eye rash and everything, and she’s probably been to fifteen doctors, none of whom would believe she has Lyme. She has Lyme tests from labs that don’t do well with Lyme and they came back equivocal or negative, so she didn’t have Lyme by any standard for all these years.
Yet, she has all the classic signs of Lyme—myalgia, arthralgia, brain fog, classical rash in New York, and her mother recognized it. She has Lyme clinically.
Just from her clinical history, there is a ninety-nine percent chance she has Lyme, no matter what the test shows. She’s been sick all these years. https://www.facebook.com/buz.susser/about------
My reply is: Great point Doc. A lot of people out there don't realize or can't believe you can be clinically diagnosed "WITH LYME / "WITH A NEGATIVE TEST". This is why an LLMD is so important. A reader of mine and friend has had the test once. Not sure which test. Early or I-Genex (late). I know she has Lyme. Doctor started treating her for Lyme. And Her LLMD has just sent her in for an I-Genex test. By the way. Another good sign she has Lyme. She is feeling better and making progress on Lyme meds.
|Posted on March 2, 2014 at 10:42 AM||comments (0)|
I am writing this letter as a fairly knowledgeable Lyme sufferer who has been fighting Lyme Disease for years. I believe I understand it's many forms of attack on the body through my own experiences and research. I was writing a letter to an old friend of mine this morning. She is a medical technologist. I was telling her that I am thinking maybe we could talk and discuss a couple of tests that are being used by the Lyme literate community. (Then I felt, this letter needs to be seen by some powers that be and so here it is.) One test would be by I-GENEX and the other, a newly developed test CD-57 that a friend of mine has found useful. These tests are mostly rejected by the mainstream medical establishment (“NON”-Lyme Literate Doctors), for they know very little about Lyme. They seem to accept only what they have learned in a book, or that of protocols, politics, and insurance accepted practices. Lyme is more than that. It is unfortunate that a Lyme literate doctor often has to find out the hard way that mainstream medicine is not understanding or learning the new epidemic that is killing our citizens! I feel mainstream doctors would rather say, “Well, this patient died of a blood disease but we couldn't put our finger on it.” Or they may run a patient through such a tiring and ridiculously long diagnostic time, (that could take just days instead of taking years,) and not get at the real diagnosis of Lyme. That puts a patient well past any protocol testing procedures that are accepted in mainstream medicine. Lyme is a totally different “bear” than the mainstream medical community is trained for! Most medical groups have their own testing preferences to do their blood testing and most refuse to acknowledge Advanced Lyme/Late Stage Lyme as mainstream likes to call it. (I am speaking from experience.) Therefore, Lyme testing may be alright for early onset Lyme after 21 days of a bite or after a patient is suspected of possibly having Lyme. The time for testing the tick is at the bite (if the tick is present), but the patient shouldn't be tested before 21 days incubation! There is a whole slue of variables that go into diagnosing Lyme that it takes an individual special time in a classroom or suffering with Lyme to really understand this ugly disease that is attacking our children, adults and seniors. The largest infected group being 5 to 9 years old. Now, as I approach my 60th year, we are almost to the point where we will have to turn this problem over to the next generation. I would like to leave them a future, but unfortunately there is a future of Lyme and it is a killer! Even worse this Advanced Lyme cripples and disables a person for years before they are lucky enough to die from it! It is costing each patient often thousands of dollars to recuperate from it. In my opinion, this monster is bigger than Aids by at least ten times, and bigger than cancer and most all the auto-immune problems out there, as dreadful as all of those diseases are. Lyme Disease debilitates the autoimmune system by tearing down the defenses so that foreign invaders can walk in and establish themselves. It allows already foreign invaders, that most of us carry within us, to grow and infest our bodies. It is very hard for mainstream doctors to absorb. It is also very hard to tell a doctor that he does not have all the tools he needs to diagnose Lyme Disease. This is why the only reliable LLMD is often a mainstream doctor who has found it impossible to get help for his own lyme infected health from his own learning and teachings of mainstream medicine. It is quite possible to talk with patients in the Advanced Lyme world that know as much about Lyme as the LLMD's themselves. Lyme Literate Doctors would rather be teaching doctors. They also do not have all the answers. I hope that if you have reached this point, I have given you some insight to this important issue. I hope that you will keep this in mind and perhaps help protect the doctors who are being attacked by mainstream and CDC. They are treating our children, fathers, mothers and now new born babies, who are born with this disease. And they are saving lives and helping to understand Lyme and it's stages and symptoms to make a knowledgeable and accurate diagnosis when it is there. If there are any questions, I am here as a diagnosed Advanced Lyme suffer and Lyme Advocate at: www.throughchallenge.com or email: [email protected].