Has anyone seen Dr. M.M. in Jeffersonville, PA?

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tickbattler
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   Posted 3/4/2009 8:31 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks for your input!

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wwac
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   Posted 3/5/2009 12:42 AM (GMT -6)   
I saw Dr. M.M. for a number of years and had mixed experiences. He's not near as pricey as some of the "bigger" lyme doctors, but he does not take insurance (though some insurance still covers labwork and such). He is very flexible and willing to try just about any treatment, which in my case was both good and bad, as my treatment was more rounds of experimenting than anything else, and that didn't end up working for me, although several others I know that go to him have had great success. His bedside manner is good and at least when I saw him he really took the time to sit down and talk things out with you. The bedside manner of his staff leaves much to be desired, however (as do sadly so many doctor's offices...)

In other words, if you're deathly ill, I'd see one of the doctors that has more direct specialty in Lyme, but Dr. M.M. is great for the ongoing battles, or if nothing else seems to be working and you're ready to experiment with more alternative therapies.

tickbattler
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   Posted 3/7/2009 7:16 PM (GMT -6)   
wwac - thanks so much for your info! My symptoms are mild and I am looking for a doc who will let me try different things, so he might be good for me.

Thanks,

tickbattler

kwahraps
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   Posted 3/9/2009 12:04 PM (GMT -6)   
tickbattler :
Yes, we have been going to Dr. M in Jeffersonville for some 2 years now. My wife was originally diagnosed with lyme and bartonella. Started taking ceftin and bactrim. But, it was not until he prescribed flucanazole that we really started to see a difference in her health. My guess is that an opportunistic candida infection was able to grab a foothold when her body was figthing off the other two infections. You could take antibiotics around the clock, but that would just hold off the candida infection and not stop it. After adding the flucanazole to her regimen, her health significantly improved, and she no longer takes any of the meds. Most likely she received her tick bite about a year and a half before starting medication.

I would recommend him. And feel free to email me if you have specific questions.

Good luck.

kwahraps@yahoo.com

tickbattler
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   Posted 3/9/2009 8:12 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks for your input kw!

I have recently been looking at fluconozole as something I would like to try, and just read that German study which showed wonderful success on curing lyme. Did you know that it actually works on lyme as well as candida? Some have been cured from lyme on that alone!

Thanks again, I plan to see this doc.

tickbattler

dorit
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   Posted 3/10/2009 1:53 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi tickbattler -

I would like to ask you if you have found new information about the fluconozole, I would be highly interested if you could share!

I read a summary from the BBD Lyme congress 2005 in Germany in which they mentioned that they work on a second study about fluconozole; so far they only could say that it worked in vivo and assumed the substance may work via influencing enzyms in the cell walls. It goes into all tissues and cns (!) and shows a lot of crossreactions with other meds esp with abx - as it increases abx efficiency (b/c their degradation is slowed down)

Thanks in advance and my very best wishes for your son!! dorit.

kwahraps
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   Posted 3/11/2009 7:59 AM (GMT -6)   

>>Did you know that it actually works on lyme as well as candida? Some have been cured from lyme on that alone!

My theory (as an immunochemist) is that each individual must deal with lyme/coinfections on an indpendent basis.  What works for one person may not work for another.  We all have unique immune systems.

'Curing' is a very difficult word for me to accept.  The way I see it, is that a healthy immune system can keep e. coli, latent viruses, and most bacterial infections at bay.  An initial infection with lyme/co-infections can cause many different reactions.  Healthy invidividuals might get a little sick, but their immune systems are strong enough to keep it back, so the bacterial invaders might hide away, lying dormant for future mayhem.  Stressed or immunocompromised individuals already have a stretched immune system, so their infection could be more severe, and also allow opportunistic infections (think candida, mold, parasites) to grab a hold somewhere in the body.  So, after initial treatment with antibiotics, perhaps it does kill off some/most of the borrelia in the body.  But, it might not help the body deal with co-infections and other opportunisitic invaders.

At this point, a weakend individual could take antibiotics for years and not rid themselves of a fungal infections.  The antibiotics might help deal with the toxic elements of that fungus, but it certainly will not help 'cure' it.  In fact, antibiotics might not cure the infection, but they do give the body a chance to strengthen the immune system and shut down the functions of those bacterial invaders.

In my opinion, your LLMD needs to look at all angles in treating all possible infections.

Exercise, diet, and eliminating stress should supplement those medications.

Good luck.


tickbattler
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   Posted 3/11/2009 11:53 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi dorit - This isn't reallly new info but I have just recently read it after hearing about it for some time. I think there is more up to date info which I haven't had the time to locate yet, but I heard this doc did an interview and now his protocol is to pulse it for 45 days, then use an abx for 45 days and then go back and forth. I need to locate that still, however. Here is the 2004 study: http://www.daignet.de/site-content/die-daig/fachorgan/2004/ejomr-2005-vol.9/334.pdf

kw-

I agree that everyone seems to respond differently to treatment. However, after reading this small study (see above), it appears that almost everyone saw a benefit from fluconozole alone, even with a short course. I guess you could argue that this is because their remaining symptoms were purely from yeast resulting from the abx they were on prior to treatment, but I don't know about that. I have heard of people making significant improvement on diflucan alone.

Some were "cured" or "in remission" for a long time. I know "cure" is a controversial word with respect to lyme but Dr. J in CT (my 3 children see him) uses that word. And I have heard many stories of adults becoming totally symptom free for years, so I could consider them cured if the symptoms never reappear. I guess "in remission" is what most seem to use now and that is fine. And I do agree that there is no magic bullet and that all angles need to be looked at. I just found this study quite interesting.

What do you think?

tickbattler

kwahraps
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   Posted 3/11/2009 1:00 PM (GMT -6)   
The study is very interesting. But, I would need to know what kind of symptoms these people were presenting before starting the meds. And had they been taking antibiotics prior.

I would also like to know the percentages of men and women on this study.

There are so many factors to look at in lyme disease.

dorit
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   Posted 3/11/2009 1:16 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi tickbattler -

thank you so much for the link with this article!

This seem to be the published results of the studies from Dr. Fritz Schardt / W├╝rzburg which I only have as a lecture from the lyme congress a year later... this is really great as I am always very interested in abx "alternatives" because I can hardly tolerate them!
dorit

Lucy
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   Posted 5/31/2015 3:43 PM (GMT -6)   
kwahraps,
can you send me the name of the LLD in Jeffersonville, Pa who treats Lymes with fluconazole. I have been treated twice with this with great success and I have been trying to find a LLD who is able to do that. My email is tustin7@juno.com. Thanks!

Lucy
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   Posted 5/31/2015 4:10 PM (GMT -6)   
if anyone has found a LLD who prescribes fluconazole for Lymes in Pa, NJ, Delaware or Maryland, let me know. My email is tustin7@juno.com. Thanks!

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   Posted 5/31/2015 6:44 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Lucy - I replied to your request for a LLMD in PA.

You should remove your email from your post - as people can see it there and you could get spammed.

In the other thread i explained how to enable your email option, so forum members can email you.

Good luck!
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