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Who has developed a bloodhound sense of smell since getting CFS?

Discussion in 'Hypersensitivity and Intolerance' started by Athene, Dec 2, 2011.

  1. Quirky

    Quirky

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    Thanks for the advice, will ask my GP tomorrow. I don't think he will do this, I live in London, UK. If the Elisa is negative, in general, they don't pursue!! I will phone and ask. If its lyme, is it possible to treat it so it does not become chronic? I would not take antibiotics, intolerant, I would use other methods, such as making the system stronger, by taking various supps etc.. I use to belong to LD forums years ago, a DMF showed Borrelia Burg floating around...
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    Marlène Senior Member

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    A good lyme lab is Infectolab in Augsburg, Germany. They offer discount (if you ask for it) till end of July because of the Lyme conference in Ireland.
  3. Quirky

    Quirky

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    Do they other possible co infections such babesia, bartonella, Erchilichia (can't remember the spelling),
    and also, do they show all bands? I forgot everything I read years ago, when BB were find on DFM.
    Will the GP accepts their tests, if positive? I live in London, UK?
  4. Marlène

    Marlène Senior Member

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    @ quirky

    they do testing for co-infections. First you have to answer an extensive list of questions. Based upon your replies do offer the testing. For technical details, please contact them directly.
  5. Athene

    Athene Never give up

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    They do test for all the tick borne coinfections, but I've been told they don't use that questionnaire any more. But still ask, that may have been wrong. It guided me to gest tested for three infections I was positive for, that I had never even heard of.

    I don't know what the UK GP would make of their results, but on a global scale they are regarded as the best lab in Europe and their testing technology is used by labs in the US too, so they are among the global leaders in lyme disaese testing. Your GP would have to more pig-headed than the usual to say he doesn't trust their results!

    If you are against antibiotics, you should go to Dr Nicolaus of the BCA, he collaborates very closely with Infectolab.
    www.B-C-A.de
    He is one of the leaders in treating lyme with herbs.
    If you want to avoid the infection going chronic, I would open your mind to blasting it with antibiotics.
    I tried strengthening my immune system taking supplements for 26 years, that doesn't work unfortunately! It's just an essential backup to antibacterial treatment. The alternative to abx is herbs. There are some good reasons for choosing herbs only, and some bad ones. You need a meaningful conversation with the doctor about all antibiotics you have tried and what they did to you, so he can unravel whether you were having a herx reaction, an adverse reaction to the drugs, or something else. This info is also useful to him for diagnostic purposes. There may be some antibiotics that are fine for you. If not, the doc can put you on a herbal programme - he knows all of them and also has his own herbal programme, which I am on now.

    He has a long waiting list for new patients so I'd advise you to get on it as soon as possible.
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    Marlène Senior Member

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    They still use the questionnaire for co-infections as well. i had to fill it in a few days ago.
  7. Athene

    Athene Never give up

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    That's good to know!
  8. Foggy

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    I have both the smell and acute hearing of a dog.

    I'm worried that if someone blows a dog whistle I'll run to them on all fours with a big stick in my mouth :D
    Sherlock, ukxmrv and Athene like this.
  9. Quirky

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    Thanks for the info. I phoned several times, and was asked to phone
    back on Monday, to speak to a Dr......
    I lost their website, and for some strange
    reason, can't find it. Oh, well, will keep trying.
  10. Athene

    Athene Never give up

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    I've just been told you can get the questionnaire either from the BCA (www.b-c-a.de) or infectolab, which does the testing (www.infectolab.de).
    Generally, you get faster answers if you email a clear question rather than wait for the Doc - he's terribly busy!
  11. Sherlock

    Sherlock bicarb for exercise recovery and taming candida

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    addendum: when I was sick for a week recently, I one day opened a bread wrapper that had two slices left. I could immediately smell the bread mold, though when I looked at the bread there wasn't much visible. The smell was kind of... somehow nice. It didn't smell good as in the way that good food smells, but it was nice nevertheless.
  12. Marlène

    Marlène Senior Member

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    I get sick of the smell of a sandwich bar in a hospital. Bweerk just the smell of cheese, ham and these sandwiches wrapped up in plastic. I can distinguish odours like seeing colours in a picture. Pretty sure animals (and our ancestors) can (could) distinguish good from toxic food that way.

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