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Lyme Dr in Australia

Discussion in 'Lyme Disease and Co-Infections' started by RustyJ, Jul 21, 2010.

  1. RustyJ

    RustyJ Contaminated Cell Line 'RustyJ'

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    I live in Brisbane. Is anyone being successfully treated by a doctor for Lyme in Brisbane or Australia in general?
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    heapsreal iherb 10% discount code OPA989,

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    dr deed at cooparoo could be of some help, he sort of specialises in cfs. He has also had some patients in the past use the marshall protocol which involves different antibiotics, so he would be familiar with the meds needed to treat lyme. He's at mediwell on old cleveland rd.

    cheers!!!
  3. RustyJ

    RustyJ Contaminated Cell Line 'RustyJ'

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    Just down the road. Thanks.
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    taniaaust1 Senior Member

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    Ive heard that lyme isnt in Australia so not something we have to worry about. (let me know if that was wrong).

    There are thou other tick bourne things here thou eg Rickettsia and you should be tested for that. My CFS specialist found that half of his CFS patients have Rickettsia (im in Sth Australia)

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rickettsia
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    I just looked up what tests my specialist ordered for that for anyone else who wants to ask their doctors.
    It was "Rickettsial serology" this tested for .. Spotted fever group (R ricketsii), Typhus group (R. prowazekii) as well as Scrub typhus (O. tsutsugamushi)
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    On the other hand, some of us have lived overseas in far flung places such as New London, CT. ;)

    I never had the rash and have tested negative on serology (once, though I'm not sure how great the Aussie tests are), so I probably don't have it, but it was certainly possible.
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    taniaaust1 Senior Member

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    :p yeah.. my comment was meant in regards to catching it in Australia. There are bound to be some in Australia with Lyme due to catching it overseas.. and chronic lyme may be in the body for decades
  8. taniaaust1

    taniaaust1 Senior Member

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    Interesting article thanks for sharing. Those lyme rumors have been about for at least 10 years but its yet to be ever confirmed a case of someone actually catching it in Australia.

    That guy in the article who died of something.. it doesnt say if he's ever been overseas. And if you research lyme.. The way his illness went.. isnt how (if you research) lyme is said to go. He had no symptoms by the sounds of it before he started to get paralyses.. and that paralyses happened only 6 weeks after the bite. Paralyses dont happen till late stage lyme and I cant find anything online saying that late stage lyme can happen after only 6 weeks. (late stage lyme can occur after several months at the quickest time).

    Im not sure if you realise but false postives sometimes occur in lyme (I cant remember why now but i was reading about that in past when ive researched this illness... contamination?? or the agents reacting to something other than lyme?). There is also a common issue with people reading lyme tests wrong, ive heard a few times of doctors doing that in America and thinking that one bar on a lyme test is a postive result when it isnt (one needs a certain number of bars to indicate it's positive). Maybe this guys partner dont know how to read the lyme test which came back?

    That other guy mentioned in the article who has a few lyme patients.. who knows but maybe they've come from overseas. Ive also heard of some diagnosing lyme just on symptoms rather then proper tests.. shrugs.. maybe he's doing that?

    I'll believe it when a case of lyme which has been caught in Australia is actually confirmed. Why even thou this story has been going about for years that it is in Australia.. why hasnt our health authorities been able to confirm a case which was definately from here yet thou they've investigated them.

    (im a sceptic :p )
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