Chronic Lyme disease affects many Americans. This Lyme disease expert has helped thousands of patients regain energy and a joy for life. Here’s one patient’s success story.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Lyme disease is the most reported vectorborne illness in the United States, and although early treatment with antibiotics may cure up to 75-80 percent of patients, those who have never seen a tick bite may go on to develop chronic disabling symptoms. New and less expensive “persister” drugs, as well as vitamin and mineral supplementation have been found to help with chronic Lyme disease/post-treatment Lyme disease syndrome (PTLDS).
At the time of treatment, LM was a 46-year-old white female who had survived breast cancer and other ailments. Her Lyme symptoms began three years prior to her consultation with me, with flu-like symptoms several days after being out in her garden pruning rose bushes. Over time, she experienced a 20-pound weight gain, severe fatigue, hair loss, swollen glands, a sore throat that would come and go, decreased libido, occasional right lower pelvic pain, and an unexplained cough and shortness of breath. She complained of joint pain and stiffness in her fingers, knees, and hips that would migrate and come and go. She had muscle pains of the lower extremities, facial twitching, headaches, tingling of her nose, blurry vision, ringing in her ears, balance problems with dizziness, irritability, depression, insomnia, and severe memory and concentration problems, as well as a skin rash that was suggestive of Morgellons disease.
Her quality of life was considerably diminished and her depression was worsening.
Lyme, Babesia, Bartonella, Mycoplasma, Chlamydia, Toxoplasmosis.
Plaquenil, minocycline, rifampin, dapsone, leucovorin, Malarone, hydrocortisone, DHEA, high doses of probiotics to prevent yeast infections and diarrhea, and (6S)-5-methyltetrahydrofolic acid with glucosamine salt.
The patient returned for a medical consultation after being on dapsone combined with nutritional supplementation for five weeks. She said she was feeling “the best she had ever felt in the past 12 years.” Her cognitive difficulties had resolved and she said her brain function felt almost totally back to normal. She reported improvements in joint and muscle pain, stamina and overall energy, with improved moods and decreased depression. Her resistant Babesia symptoms also improved, as she reported significantly less sweats and chills. She went from 20 percent of normal functioning (on a scale of 0-100 percent) to 75-80 percent in a short period of time. She could read, concentrate, take walks and exercise again. Her family was very excited to see such a big change in her health. She said her successful treatment was the biggest shift for the better in her life in a very long time.
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