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Books/papers/conferences on lyme?

Discussion in 'Lyme Disease and Co-Infections' started by serg1942, Jan 5, 2013.

  1. serg1942

    serg1942 Senior Member

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    Hi to everybody,

    Well, I just entered, as many ME/CFS's sufferers in the "Lyme club". I just got a positive for Borrelia Burgdorferi by a test performed at Infectolabs in Germany --after many negative results by serology and PCRs--. This is a Immunohistochemistry test, where IFN gamma is marked and then counted if it's secreted against the pathogen.

    As I have posted here several times, I am at my about 70% of functionality at the moment. I had been bedridden for years, and I have reached this degree of health thanks to GcMAF and LDN, plus other supportive treatments.

    I don't think I have another disease, although I am very glad to have found another piece of the puzzle. This one seems to be a huge piece.

    Let me remember how Rich A. Van Konynenburg linked Lyme disease with CFS, especially after the publication of a paper showing how Borrelia lowers the levels of GSH.

    So, for me, this is just another factor that could have contributed years ago to the onset of the disease by lowering my GSH levels, or just joined the game during my 9 years of disease, thanks to a wreck
    immume system.

    Anyhow, I think this infection may perfectly be my particular "monkey wrench", and I do want to learn about it. I have started already to treat it, but I'd like to know the science behind this pathogen in deep.

    Anyone could recommend some good reading about Lyme? I am looking for scientific literature, as I am quite familiarized with medical terms. More specifically, I am looking for explanations about the life cycle of the bacteria, the different strains of it, and the different treatments and why they are chosen (different kind of ABX, etc.).

    Well, thanks in advance for the info. I will report about my progress.

    Happy new year to you all, hoping it brings much much much health!!!!!

    Sergio
     
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    heapsreal iherb 10% discount code OPA989,

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    Maybe looking up cpn treatment might give u a few pointers as they treat with different abx due to life cycles, off the top of my head they introduce abx one at a time depending on how one is coping etc. they start with doxy and work upto 200mg a day, some docs are saying higher doses, later they add azithromycin, after some time on those two they do flagyl pulses, maybe every second day or 2 days on and 2 day off??

    Something of interest with doxycycline is that its generally used in doses that are bacteriostatic ie stops replication where doses of 400mg plus a day are bacteriocidal and have more direct killing affects on bacteria. My experience with doxy is for sinusitis, lower doses help but really only brings it down to a trickle, when it gets bad i use 200mg twice a day for say a week and this seems to knock the infection for awhile, i lower the dose to 100mg bid and stay at that until the next sinus flare and then repeat the 200mg bid. I think lyme docs are also using larger doses of doxy to kill lyme as well??

    cheers!!
     
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    GcMAF Australia Senior Member

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    Sergio
    I am glad for your improvements.
    there are now some 300 people in Australia with Lyme diagnosed.
    In one area of Japan they found that at least 90% of Sarcoidosis ppl had Lyme!!
    There is a Lyme conference in Sydney in March with some high profile researchers being associated with this.
     
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    GcMAF Australia Senior Member

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    Lyme in Australia
    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22956879
    &
    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22267937
    the Lyme conference in Sydney
    The Karl McManus Foundation will host the 1st International Tick Borne Diseases Conference in Sydney Australia, 15-17 March 2013, at the Kerry Packer Education Centre, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Sydney.

    International speakers from Germany, USA, France, Asia and Australia will present the latest research on tick-borne diseases.

    We would like to see as many Australian doctors there as possible, so please encourage your GPs and specialists to attend. It is aimed at doctors. Further details will be available on Karl McManus Foundation website. www.karlmcmanusfoundation.org.au
    The conference will be professionally recorded and DVDs will be available for purchase
    [​IMG]
    Lyme Disease - Australias Tick Borne Silent Killer - Karl McManus Foundation
    www.karlmcmanusfoundation.org.au
     
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    merylg Senior Member

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    Hi Sergio,
    Happy New Year! Good to hear of your progress, but not so good to hear you have joined the "Lyme club"!!!
    You may find this site interesting & useful: http://www.drmayne.com/
    All the best with your health & studies,

    meryl
     
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    Hi Sergio,
    Did you see this?
    http://www.ilads.org/lyme_programs/boston/speakers/bio_vankonynenburg.php
    Maybe there are some good researchers to follow.
    Sorry to read that you have got Lyme too. Thanks for the information about the labtest in Germany. I suppose this is supposed to be valid? Swedish doctors claim that there is no valid test up till today.
    Do you have the reference to the article that Rich told you/us about? That Lyme decreases GSH? I can´t find it and would be very thankful for a link to it.
    Hope you will be able to treat your Lyme as good as you have treated ME/CFS.
    We are waiting for you to become a ME doctor :)
    Helen
     

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