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Dancer
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Ticking Time Bomb (Literally): Man who Murdered Pastor Was Profiled by Paper Last Summer as Lyme Disease Victim

Huffington Post - Lyme

maybe post a comment?

(removed bolding for Betty! thanks for the reminder)

[ 03-10-2009, 03:56 PM: Message edited by: Dancer ]

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Tincup
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Such a sad deal.

Thanks for sharing the article though.

[Big Grin]

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Leelee
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There is nothing but sadness in that horrific situation.

Sometimes I wonder if a person is a little bit pre-disposed to an illness if Lyme doesn't just push that person over the edge.

Thank you for sharing.

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Here is what I submitted for a comment:

Lyme causes psychiatric symptoms and it's well documented in scientific literature. Other infectious diseases that cause psychiatric episodes when the brain is attacked include syphilus, Toxoplasma gondii, strept, and other infections that cause inflammation in the brain.

Scientists have long known that infections cause behavioral conditions. History shows when penicillins were first used to treat syphilis, a spirochete like Lyme , thousands of cured patients thought schizophrenics were released from mental institutions. Now scientists have more evidence that infections play a far bigger roll in mental illness than previously thought.

Highly publicized in 2005, Florida football player Wyatt Sexton was found disoriented, doing push ups in the streets and proclaiming he was God. Police officers arrested him thinking he was under the influence of drugs, but he was found to have a serious case of late stage neuropsychiatric Lyme and was hospitalized for treatment. Physicians treating late stage Lyme know hallucinations, paranoia, compulsion, rage, anxiety, depression, cognitive impairment, and suicide are not uncommon with late stage Lyme.

Unfortunately physicians, including the self-proclaimed "experts", are denying the impact infectious diseases have permanently on the brain. While Shapiro, Nadelman, Wormser, deny that chronic Lyme disease exists, victims continue to suffer.

What caused this man suffering from Lyme to take someone's life may never be known. It is a sad story. I hope people begin to take Lyme disease seriously. Research must be done to develop accurate tests and effective treatment protocols to help those that have drug resistant strains of Borrelia.

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Leelee
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Pineapple,

Your post is accurate and insightful. I am glad to have read it.

Leelee

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Abxnomore
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My post was moved to general, so I will

cross reference the post from general and tell them

to post on this post. I think this is another good

opportunity to talk about all the initiatives that

are talking place in the Lyme community right now.

I think everyone should post on this site,

especially while we have the journalist's

attention.

http://flash.lymenet.org/scripts/ultimatebb.cgi/topic/3/21719?#000006

[ 03-12-2009, 08:20 PM: Message edited by: Abxnomore ]

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Have you submitted your comments to other outlets as well. If not, you should. You did an excellent job.

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I'm surprised so few have voiced their comments about this article. Seems like a good opportunity

just like the Oprah post.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/greg-mitchell/ticking-time-bomb-literal_b_173140.html#postComment

Some have posted some very good posts.

Come on everyone....add your two cents. It a good

place to get out the word about lyme awareness especially while it is being shown on TV. One lyme doc was on TV today supporting the cause:

http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/26184891/vp/29611918#29611918

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i read all the posts; some excellent, detailed posts there ... well done !!
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