Friday, 26 February 2010


A message posted on Can Lyme recently says that Dr Mercola will be talking on the Oprah Winifred show about Lyme Disease on March 2nd.
Lets hope the program does justice to the subject.

Dr Oz interviewed Kathy Fowler and Andy Abrahams Wilson Director of Documentary film Under Our Skin in November 2008, details can be found on Under Our Skin website with links into the first part of the radio interview.

Dr Oz talks about Chronic Lyme disease in the Oprah Magazine in November 2009.

"There is absolutely no doubt chronic Lyme disease [CLD] exists," says Richard Horowitz, MD, president of the International Lyme and Associated Diseases Educational Foundation. What's more, he adds, many of those who contract Lyme disease can also have tick-borne coinfections like babesiosis, caused by parasites, and their symptoms can easily be mistaken for those of other ailments such as chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia. "Like syphilis, chronic Lyme disease is a great imitator," Horowitz notes. He has seen more than 11,000 patients whose CLD he has helped to pinpoint using his own broad differential diagnosis, which looks at all possible causes of symptoms. Along with specific treatments for any overlapping conditions, he often prescribes a combination of targeted antibiotics to beat the infection, and says he has seen dramatic recoveries.

Whilst the controversy rages on, I was one of the few lucky people whose chronic illness 'presumed' Lyme Disease was improved by long term antibiotics. After 6 1/2 years of chronic arthritis and muscle weakness affecting nearly every joint in my body and many of my muscles I am now 100% recovered.

How many people with diagnosis like mine of Fibromyalgia, ME/CFS, Arthritis and Muscle weakness, Poly Myalgia Rheumtatica can say after 6 1/2 years chronic ill health that they are recovered.

My medication, just antibiotics.

When you look at the list of medications many people with Fibromyalgia, Arthritis, Poly Myalgia Rheumatica take, all far more aggressive than mine, one has to wonder how many of them like me have Lyme Disease, undiagnosed and how many on simple antibiotics could find their symptoms improve.


  1. I sure hope that Dr. M is on Oprah...the coverage would be great IF they really cover it well....Joel's eye doctor told him that Doxy is often used long term for many other illnesses so I wonder why the powers that be get so intense about it with Lyme treatment.

  2. Absolutely Renee. I have a friend who used to live next door to us who developed problems with her heart each time she was treated on Doxy her symptoms responded now she is permanently on Doxy her Consultant has told her that they find this effective for her sort of condition. So I wonder what the cause is!

    Research shows some RA cases respond to antibiotics as well as some MS cases and the latest study was people with back pain responding to antibiotics.

    I suspect medicine may well have to get there by the back door whilst IDSA have their foot well and truly on the front door.