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by velvetmagnetta
Sun 3 May 2015 11:29
Forum: Published Studies
Topic: LNB in patient treated with TNF-alpha inhibitor
Replies: 11
Views: 2119

Re: LNB in patient treated with TNF-alpha inhibitor

CL19 - I remember you talking about this a while back. Can you refresh my memory - does this study fit in with the theory you were developing about the TNF inhibitor? What was it? It had something to do with making the spirochetes viable again like you indicated above - but also I remember something...
by velvetmagnetta
Sun 3 May 2015 11:24
Forum: Medical Topics
Topic: Persistent Lyme Empiric Antibiotic Study Europe (PLEASE)
Replies: 78
Views: 32661

Re: Persistent Lyme Empiric Antibiotic Study Europe (PLEASE)

I have a question for Martian: In reference to that graph that ChronicLyme19 posted on page 6 of this thread: http://www.lymeneteurope.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=3280&start=50 Martian, you said: Unfortunately, in the PLEASE study there isn't a placebo control group to compare with that also recei...
by velvetmagnetta
Sat 2 May 2015 9:16
Forum: Medical Topics
Topic: Herxing on Artesunate ?
Replies: 3
Views: 2852

Re: Herxing on Artesunate ?

Please, Lemnia, be careful with that "herxing" stuff. There is not sufficient evidence that it is a sign of a bacterial die-off - people have just assumed that and guessed that is the case for so long that it is now a part of the Lyme-Lore. I began "herxing" incredibly horribly 7 years ago and was t...
by velvetmagnetta
Wed 29 Apr 2015 6:47
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Breaking News- Public Comments open on New IDSA Guidlines
Replies: 32
Views: 9159

Re: Breaking News- Public Comments open on New IDSA Guidline

Does anyone know if and where the public comments will be posted? And when?
by velvetmagnetta
Mon 30 Mar 2015 17:38
Forum: Lyme Café
Topic: Can a "non-neuroborreliosis" give symptoms from the brain?
Replies: 7
Views: 2119

Re: Can a "non-neuroborreliosis" give symptoms from the brai

I don't understand. How can an infection that affects the brain not be an infection of the brain? Are you saying the bacteria just stays in the central nervous system and doesn't enter the brain? Or that it doesn't enter the central nervous system at all? If that is what is meant by this excerpt, th...
by velvetmagnetta
Mon 30 Mar 2015 17:33
Forum: Lyme Café
Topic: "..“chronic Lyme disease” may not actually exist.."
Replies: 9
Views: 3514

Re: "..“chronic Lyme disease” may not actually exist.."

OK. What??? How can you have nervous system involvement without nervous system infection (current or previous)??? This paper just doesn't even make any sense. It's like these people just say stuff and because they "read the literature" they somehow can make grand generalizations without doing the wo...
by velvetmagnetta
Sun 29 Mar 2015 21:33
Forum: Lyme Café
Topic: Acute/early persistent Lyme borreliosis?
Replies: 12
Views: 2620

Re: Acute/early persistent Lyme borreliosis?

Well, thanks to the information black-out caused by Wormser and company, I am only just now receiving all the tests that would be standard procedure in Europe (MRI, lumbar puncture, etc.) for officially diagnosing Lyme neuroborreliosis. Although, since I was fortunate(?) enough to have had positive ...
by velvetmagnetta
Sun 29 Mar 2015 21:03
Forum: Lyme Café
Topic: Chronic (Lyme) neuroborreliosis = late (Lyme) neuroborrelios
Replies: 47
Views: 9030

Re: Chronic (Lyme) neuroborreliosis = late (Lyme) neuroborre

You bring up some very important points that do need sorting, but I'm not sure if this is entirely possible because from what I've read the Lyme stages, like the Syphillis stages (I, II, III), are more of a construct or a convenience for the doctor, researcher, and patient than actual separate disea...
by velvetmagnetta
Sun 29 Mar 2015 20:43
Forum: Lyme Café
Topic: Acute/early persistent Lyme borreliosis?
Replies: 12
Views: 2620

Re: Acute/early persistent Lyme borreliosis?

Sorry, X-member. I've had the neuro-type Lyme for over 3 decades (and I've never been to Europe) and the CDC has almost zero information for people like me. Heck, they're only just now admitting that, yes, Neuroborreliosis can happen here, too. Thanks Steere!
by velvetmagnetta
Sat 28 Mar 2015 4:41
Forum: Lyme Café
Topic: Chronic/late persistent Lyme borreliosis?
Replies: 10
Views: 4211

Re: Chronic/late persistent Lyme borreliosis?

I have now explained (in some other places in this forum) that acute stands for early and chronic stands for late (no matter where in the body the infection is located). But how is a still active/ongoing infection after treatment called? ILADS: Chronic Persistent Lyme Borreliosis : PCR Evidence of ...