Saturday, 27 February 2010


Dr Horowitz Amy Tan and Andy Abrahams Wilson talking about the complex issues of Lyme Disease.

Many of you stopping by to visit this blog will wonder why I mention so many different illnesses. My own symptoms of Arthritis and Muscle weakness were diagnosed as Fibromyalgia, ME/CSF, Arthritis, Poly Myalgia Rheumatica and then after 4 years it was realised that it was Lyme Disease and on long term antibiotics I have my health back.

Other illnesses that have been found to be connected with Lyme Disease are Neurological such as ALS, Motor Neurons, Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinsons.

Neuro-psychiatric ie Autism spectrum, Dementia such as Alzheimer's and also Epilepsy or seizures as I posted about a couple of days ago.

This video is an interesting one to listen to, Dr Horowitz talks about the numerous patients he has seen who were previously diagnosed with MS and then found to have Lyme disease, Amy Tan talks about her Epilepsy Diagnosis.

The most important thing to realise is that the IDSA are really only talking about one species of Borrelia, what ILADS doctors are finding is a complex illness, as many people with ME/CFS are also finding. Not just an infection, Lyme Disease has many co infections often passed on with the Borrelia infection but patients also have problems with virus and other problems that arise from a compromised immune system.

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