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  •  This is important. What I now ask doctors (2+ / 0-)
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    sillia, churchylafemme

    and other medical and research people what they would do for a person with Syphilis, the answer is treat with anti biotics.

    Many doctors across the country are now quietly treating friends, aquaintances and family members because they are seeing so much suffering. Tens of thousands and more are recovering from an array of symptoms that range from mild to life threatening.

    The FDA has ranked antibiotics as a class in the least toxic medications given to humans. This ranking includes ratings much more dangerous for drugs used more routinely such as Lipitor, the "Purple Pill" and other meds millions take daily.

    One last bit about antibiotics written here earlier this year: over 90% of antibiotics are used in the US are applied in agriculture both in animals and on crops.

    On a personal note: as several here know I was helped greatly by intense courses of IV antibiotics and other antimicrobials for Babesia and Bartonella prior to 2005. Since then I have lead a quieter but predictable life. This May and June I was treated with combinations of anti biotics for suspected Pertussis followed by pnuemonia. This course of treament reactivated the slow growing infections.

    What was reported in the book is true for me: I have had symptoms at various times that look and feel like MS, ALS and Parkinsons. Also increasing allergies to food, meds and environment. Worst of all, disregulation of fluid management systems in the Pituitary and Hypothalamus, which nearly lead to fatal wasting. My disability was granted on Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue.

    The key here is that all these symptoms and some horrific suffering resolved even up to two years after a year plus of IV treatment. Fatigue and cognitive losses were the most persisting during remission.

    The climate in medicine is changing: my entire medical team believes that Borreliosis has been reactivated due to the huge hit to my immune system and that it was a question of when not if.

    I am not looking forward to re entering treatment, but I will have a Groshong line install next Tuesday and right now I cannot do more than live bed ridden and have to watch and test anything I ingest. This will resolve. Getting there will take all the guts I have. But if I can get through the worst I will resume planning for the next years of life with my DH.

    Science is hell bent on consensus. Dr. Michael Crichton said “Let’s be clear: The work of science has nothing to do with consensus... which is the business of politics. Science, on the contrary, requires only one investigator who happens to be right,”

    by Regina in a Sears Kit House on Sat Jul 14, 2012 at 09:39:38 AM PDT

    •  I have been thinking of you (1+ / 0-)
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      I am glad to hear your medical team is on it.
      Take good care of yourself! Hang in there and think of the book you'll write someday...

      ~On, Wisconsin! On, Wisconsin! Raise her glowing flame!~ I am proud to say three generations of my family lived in WI. Though I live elsewhere, am with you in spirit!

      by sillia on Sat Jul 14, 2012 at 03:03:02 PM PDT

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