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Jellybelly
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Found this little piece from Quest. I knopw they stink when it comes to Lyme tests. This info refers to the Japanese study, but in plain english explains how it might work.

My daughter and I are GREATLY improved after 3 years of heparin. I have used ABX in very small amounts, my daughter has used none.

Effects of Heparin on Babesia

Babesia are malaria-like parasites of man and animals. Babesia microti hasbeen identified as a newly emerging infection along the Eastern seaboardfrom Cape Cod to New Jersey. The major vector associated with its spreadis the deer tick (Ixodes scapularis) - the same tick associated with Lyme disease. Investigators in Japan studied the effectof various heparins on this parasite and found that, depending on the concen-tration of heparin, there may be complete clearance of intracellular parasites! The findings suggest that the heparin coats the surface of the parasite and inhibits its invasion of the red cells. Bork, S. et al. 2004. Growth-inhibitory effect of heparin on Babesia parasites. AntimicrobialAgents and Chemotherapy 48: 236-241.

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With the Babesia unable to enter the red blood cells wouldn't they be more exposed for our own immune system?


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Jellybelly
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Here is another statement from:

Explore Magazine, Volume 14, No. 2, April 2005
Dietrich K. Klinghardt, MD, PhD

Lyme disease: A Look Beyond Antibiotics

heparin, a strong biological effect against Babesia.

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Jellybelly:

Thanks for posting that great article. Very interesting indeed.....


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Jelly,

I thought you were on The MP?

What happened?

Also, do you know if Sujay is still using Heparin or MP?

Have you read Lonestartick's progress report? She's doing well.

Chris


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Jellybelly
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Me on the MP? noooooo. I tried it for a couple of weeks and decided there were to many unanswered questions and I felt like carp. I was weaker then I have ever been in this illness. I could barely chew food because my jaw was so weak, and my neck muscles could hardly hold my head up. I will wait for the others who are willing to be his experiment. I know of to many bad things that have happened to others. I am happy for those making progress. There clearly is a difference in how it effects different people. When they figure out the differences then I might still consider it, but NOT FOR NOW. I'm not that depserate at this point.

As for Sujay, I just got an email from her yesterday and she does still use heparin for some. She has over 200 patients on the MP now. She feels real good about it, but the road is REALLY rough for some and some have had to quit. I know for awhile she was trying to focus her practice on CFS only.

She believes that a very large majority of those with CFS acutally have Lyme.

I haven't read LoneStarTicks story, I don't get to the MP board that often any more. I have questions that I can't get answers to, so I'll just wait and see what time tells us all.


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Jelly,

I would love to contact her. I was diagnosed with CFS, but in fact have Lyme.

You could email me. See my profile.

Thanks!

Chris


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Hey Jelly....could you edit out that extra stuff after the smiley?? It's making the thread too wide to read easily. [i think]

Thanks!


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