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bcb1200
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Noticed some doctors and articles indicate Igenex is "controversial."

Any ideas why?

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dmc
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because Igenex "proves" so many mainstream drs. wrong...especially the IDSA doctors.

They're the ones who discounted Igenex & wrote articles. Remember a lie spoken enough becomes fact with the ignorant.

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Amen to the post by dmc.

And since most docs have been programmed to NOT say "I am...wrong" then it MUST be that test is wrong. [Eek!]
[bow] Small brains, no hearts and no ba!!s
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Because it generates more positive results than standard western blot tests.

Many critics claim Igenex produces ONLY positive results, but a quick search on this forum will disprove that. There are actually alot of people here who were disappointed to receive negative Igenex results.

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They do the tests correctly (most other labs do not), but even the best tests are sometimes no match for the brilliant stealth techniques of the spirochete.
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TnFlowerChild
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massman - I think I'm in love... with your opinions!!!

Just got our copy(ies) of the movie/documentary, Under Our Skin, and watched it over the weekend. All I can say is "Holy Crap!!"

Makes me HATE the Govt. and doctors even more... a huge bunch of liars and thieves!!!

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bcb1200
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I saw UOS last night. Wow.

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Bite date ?
2/10 symptoms began
5/10 dx'd, after 3 months numerous test and doctors

IgM Igenex +/CDC +
+ 23/25, 30, 31, 34, 41, 83/93

Currently on:

Currently at around 80% +/- most days.

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TnFlowerChild
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Oh... I don't mean "all" doctors... just those who have a financial interest aka IDSA... [cussing]
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Pinelady
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Yep. We the people have to look to other countries for findings of information.

We have had GM food crops here for years and France has to tell the world they are dangerous...

I expect them to find the cure for Borrelia, since here they are not allowed to look.

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Suspected Lyme 07 Test neg One band migrating in IgG region
unable to identify.Igenex Jan.09IFA titer 1:40 IND
IgM neg pos
31 +++ 34 IND 39 IND 41 IND 83-93 +
DX:Neuroborreliosis

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