It Might be Lyme Disease – Why we need to push for answers
It might be Lyme Disease, when you have a mysterious disease that baffles your doctor. It might be Lyme Disease when the specialists keep scratching their heads and sending you to another specialist. It might be Lyme Disease when every blood test for anything anyone can think of comes back negative.
It’s simply unacceptable, in this modern world, to settle for a total lack of diagnosis. Being called a hypochondriac should almost be made a hate crime. When someone goes to a doctor, something is wrong! Continue reading →
New Borrelia Bacterium Isolated – and we are supposed to be surprised?
Just when some of us may be questioning what we have come to believe about our illness, doubting the diagnosis, wondering if the naysayers and “specialists” are really correct and we are way off track in our desire to get well, a new article has been posted in the New England Journal of Medicine stating what many of us, and some good scientists and doctors have believed for some time: Bb is not the only culprit in the Borrelia family that is causing Lyme disease.
A new bacterium in the Borellia family has been found and isolated, Borrelia miyamotoi. It is genetically related to the same species of Borrelia that has been detected in all tick species that are vectors of Lyme disease.
I’m sure we’re going to be hearing a lot more about this. It goes to show that what Lyme sufferers and some who have been studying the disease for years have been saying: The present testing protocols are inadequate and often completely useless.
I am a Lyme Disease sufferer. I was a very healthy man at almost 48, an outdoorsman, very active, and literally able to out walk and out work most men half my age. I worked long days and could still run by the end of the day. When I was first being checked out for this, my doctor said that I was healthier than most twenty year olds.
English: This photograph depicts a white-footed mouse, Peromyscus leucopus, which is a wild rodent reservoir host of ticks, which are known to carry the bacteria, Borrelia burgdorferi, responsible for Lyme disease. During their larval stage, Ixodidae, or “hard ticks” feed on small mammals, particularly the white-footed mouse, which serves as the primary reservoir for B. burgdorferi. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)