Diagnosing Lyme Disease (&/or whatever else is going on)
Other tick-borne infections and other chronic stealth infections - as well as certain conditions (porphyria, parasites, gluten) that can hold us back - are discussed here. -
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- When considering herbal / nutritional / adjunct methods:
if at all possible - because each person & each case is different - it's best to consult with an ILADS-educated LL ND (lyme literate naturopathic doctor) (or similar) who has completed four years of post-graduate medical education in the field of herbal and nutritional medicine -
- and someone who is current with ILADS' research & presentations, past and present, and has completed the ILADS Physician Training Program (see: www.ilads.org )
Many LL NDs incorporate antibiotics (depending upon the licensing laws in their state). Some LLMDs and LL NDs have good working relationships.
When possible, it's great to have both a LLMD and LL ND and even better when they have a long-standing professional relationship.
I tested positive for 11 co-infections. I requested that my LLMD run all the tests listed. I showed him the list and asked if I tested positive for anything, if it will effect my treatment plan. He said yes.
Lastly, test for H pylori in MULTIPLE ways. I can't stress this enough.
My PCP ran a stool test the same week my LLMD ran a blood test. The stool test was normal, while the blood test had extremely high titers. This made a huge difference and my doc treated this FIRST before anything else.
The Breath Test is suppose to be the most accurate.
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Parasite protocol Using enzymes for biofilm consider strongly a NANO silver like colloidal silver "Sovereign"
Burgdorfer( discovered borrelia and advocated it OVER ABX!) for Lyme . There are some who have even gotten well with IV silver ( nano)
My biggest shock has come from how INTENSE (grueling) my reaction was with each of these . Parasites are a REAL (!) part of this disease. I am even wondering if we REALLY have a parasite INSTEAD of Lyme because ABX do so little to help most of us. My reaction to iver and albenza was every bit as difficult as the day I took my first doxycyline , which was excruciating. these parasite meds gave me a herx that took my breath away after years of ABX. THEY ARE KILLING SOME UNWANTED ORGANISM without a doubt ! Ask Others who are trying the Klinghardt protocol.
Unfortunately, I do not think that there is a cure all to completely eradicate them. But there are a number of alternatives to rotate to attack them and have an improved ability to function and feel better. Also to consider : liposomal artimisinin from Hopkinton Pharmacy , sida acuta, and cryptolepsis.
I would start with ivermectin and silver , but go very slow. The parasite issue has me convinced after trying these meds . I have tried ivermectin, got rid of my CHRONIC asthma (!) and now am on albenzadole and SILVER> I am herxing a lot , but am hopeful it will get easier . I KNOW both are working!
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