Hello all, I have been a busy guy lately with the fall upon us and so many things to do. But I have also been noticing something in the Lyme world that the community needs to know about that is the up turn in the failure of the new Penna. Lyme treatment protocols. In the last two months I have had two people call and ask questions about there failing post Lyme treatment health. I asked the individuals if they had the new lyme treatment protocols and they explained to me the procedure that they went through. As the new PA. protocols suggest, Their Doctors (2 separate MDs) prescribed 30 days doxycycline and suggested they would be cure. This treatment followed a positive live result from testing. It is and has been for sometime through the lyme community that after a person finds himself a negative test for lyme after the patient has been treated following a positive lyme test that the patient should stay on treatment for another 3 months or so. It is the nature of the beast. Lyme disease is called in lyme circles "The Great Pretender". It will fool even the most seasoned specialists. There needs to be more done in educating our medical people and books are not the answers right now I feel. There is some testing that I have been reading about of CD57 and I am busy putting together an article on that. But the big issue this time is:::: If you are being treated for lyme following a positive lyme test , or even a clinically diagnosed lyme treatment. You might want to consider mentioning to your Doctor that you would prefer 3 more months of doxi and with that a few billion count probiotics to keep the doxi from destroying the intestinal fauna in your gut. If your MD would like too learn more about Lyme disease as there is a need for them. There are places they can hook up. Such as www.ILADS.org, National lyme disease asso., www.lymepa.org. Or www.ahope4lyme.org, and also you can get hold of me. I'm thinking I can get you to the right people.
Thank you, David