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by X-member
Sun 1 Aug 2010 0:43
Forum: Lyme Café
Topic: LLMD--is it worth it? Cost/benefit of Lyme treatment?
Replies: 337
Views: 31907

Re: LLMD--is it worth it? Cost/benefit of Lyme treatment?

Ok, so now we (at least) have one person ("pretreated for 10 months for chronic Lyme?") that have been cured with one month IDSA-treatment (+ 10 years of "late recovery" after the IDSA-treatment)! :D Correct me if I am wrong! You give us so much text to read every time, so I could have missed a lot ...
by X-member
Sat 31 Jul 2010 21:43
Forum: Lyme Café
Topic: LLMD--is it worth it? Cost/benefit of Lyme treatment?
Replies: 337
Views: 31907

Re: LLMD--is it worth it? Cost/benefit of Lyme treatment?

Did you know that, "the better immune defence you have, the sicker you are/feel"? When we get an infection, the symptoms you feel is actually the immune defence working. And, if the spirochetes are still in the "spiral form" then it give more symptoms, since this form is more "invasive". But if the ...
by X-member
Sat 31 Jul 2010 20:57
Forum: Lyme Café
Topic: LLMD--is it worth it? Cost/benefit of Lyme treatment?
Replies: 337
Views: 31907

Re: LLMD--is it worth it? Cost/benefit of Lyme treatment?

I will answer the question! If my "LLMD"-treatment have cost a lot, I don't argue about the cost, since I am much, much better now! My life before treatment wasn't a life! If I only have had IDSA-treatment, I could have been dead now! But, this is (what I see) not a discussion about "what is the rig...
by X-member
Sat 31 Jul 2010 18:44
Forum: Lyme Café
Topic: LLMD--is it worth it? Cost/benefit of Lyme treatment?
Replies: 337
Views: 31907

Re: LLMD--is it worth it? Cost/benefit of Lyme treatment?

Lida Mattman point out (in her excellent book that i read now), over and over again, that you have to have a combination of different ABX to be able to treat a chronic infection in a good way. If you only use one type of ABX you most likely leave (at least) one form of the bacteria to survive. She a...
by X-member
Fri 30 Jul 2010 23:47
Forum: Lyme Café
Topic: LLMD--is it worth it? Cost/benefit of Lyme treatment?
Replies: 337
Views: 31907

Re: LLMD--is it worth it? Cost/benefit of Lyme treatment?

Claudia, you wrote: "I don't want to take this thread off topic, but yes, I noticed that Carina keeps mentioning Bb biofilms as if it is an established fact in playing a role in Lyme disease. I would also like to see some significant evidence for this because as far as I know, whether or not Bb are ...
by X-member
Fri 30 Jul 2010 1:03
Forum: Lyme Café
Topic: LLMD--is it worth it? Cost/benefit of Lyme treatment?
Replies: 337
Views: 31907

Re: LLMD--is it worth it? Cost/benefit of Lyme treatment?

Spanky, you wrote: "(Your work seems very interesting. Have you published it)?" No, not really, but I have sent some of my images to a lot of experts in Sweden, Norway and Åland. And I have also sent two of my images of what I think is biofilm colonies in blood, to an expert in USA, and she answered...
by X-member
Fri 30 Jul 2010 0:35
Forum: Lyme Café
Topic: LLMD--is it worth it? Cost/benefit of Lyme treatment?
Replies: 337
Views: 31907

Re: LLMD--is it worth it? Cost/benefit of Lyme treatment?

Spanky, you wrote: But as to the bit about 'their choice'...well, yeah. Sort of. I think, though...that if you go online nowadays you are probably going to told that you HAVE to go to an "LLMD". So, how much "choice" is there, really? And I am wondering if that is really true? I don't know who you a...
by X-member
Thu 29 Jul 2010 19:29
Forum: Lyme Café
Topic: LLMD--is it worth it? Cost/benefit of Lyme treatment?
Replies: 337
Views: 31907

Re: LLMD--is it worth it? Cost/benefit of Lyme treatment?

Why don't Dr:s use common sense instead? If the bacteria is present (seen by microscope or found by PCR/DNA), in whatever form it is, and if the patient have typical symptoms of active Lyme, then you treat? And, it is no problem to use a microcope again, and again! ;) And, I can't see any problem wi...
by X-member
Thu 29 Jul 2010 18:36
Forum: Lyme Café
Topic: LLMD--is it worth it? Cost/benefit of Lyme treatment?
Replies: 337
Views: 31907

Re: LLMD--is it worth it? Cost/benefit of Lyme treatment?

Spanky, you wrote: And if the spirochetes go into an active, motile state that's causing disease...then they should be producing an IgM antibody response, right? Swedish experts claim, that when you have had active Lyme for a long time, you only have IgG-antibodies. Why do they say so, if "you must ...
by X-member
Thu 29 Jul 2010 18:15
Forum: Lyme Café
Topic: LLMD--is it worth it? Cost/benefit of Lyme treatment?
Replies: 337
Views: 31907

Re: LLMD--is it worth it? Cost/benefit of Lyme treatment?

Spanky, you wrote: "I am talking about what it is going to take, eventually, to get the scientific/medical community as a consensus opinion, to accept the concept of 'chronic Lyme'." Maybe they (we) have to use methods for "direct detetion" of the bacteria, like microscope or PCR/DNA? It is not diff...