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lundeliz
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In an article in our local newspaper this

weekend, it tells of a local vet who became ill

in 2004. He had neurological problems which kept

getting worse. He was diagnosed with MS through

MRI and spinal taps and he began MS treatment.

Someone eventually referred him to a vector-borne

disease lab. Through PCR testing he was

diagnosed with Bartonella henselae. He is being

treated by an ID doctor with two antibiotics

which were not named. He says he has made great

progress and is getting his life back. He feels

he still has MS, which was induced by the

Bartonella, and doesn't know what the future

holds for him.

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Interesting.. but sad story. I hope he finds health soon and can recover after being on MS medications.

Thanks for sharing this TX story.

[Big Grin]

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Wait--so MS doesn't go away with remission of the infectious disease.
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He probably needs B12 and magnesium , potasium all the enzymes and minerals added because his body has been strip of essentials.

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I certainly wish him well and hope he finds his way to an llmd.

I was also diagnosed with MS and took the shots for 2 years. Every day I got sicker and sicker. The meds made it worse.I never believed I had MS.

My neurologist said it was most definitely MS and showed me the brain lesions and spinal tap results.

One year after my lyme diagnosis, I asked my neurologist for a letter to my insurance stating that I did not have MS because it is a diagnosis that stays on insurance records forever and would hurt my chances of getting insurance in the future.

He wrote the letter and ended it with " this patient does not have MS altogether." The letter was useless.

To the neurologist..."it looked like a duck, quacked like a duck"...but it wasn't a duck [Smile]

I am so happy to have found an llmd.

Blessings to all

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Adamm:
it's also possible that he's not being treated by Lyme literate physicians, and that his infectious disease doctors are just not using the best methods, so he's still sick. Lots of people with MS symptoms who have Lyme have gotten complete remission from MS after the LYme is treated correctly.

If he's got MS symptoms and bart, he's probably also got neuro-Lyme, and they may be treating insufficiently for it.

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adamm- if the infectious pathogen is eliminated, the active MS-like destruction of myelin will cease. However, if significant damage has been done it may not be able to be completely repaired. So, they may still have some enduring neurological symptoms even after the cause has been eliminated, which might lead them to think they still "have MS".
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