Homeopathy for Lyme?

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Pomfrey
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   Posted 5/29/2009 11:36 AM (GMT -6)   
Hello everyone - I have been a member for a while as a support for Gracie and her mom.  This month my daughter was diagnosed (CDC positive) with Lyme, my son and I are also showing positive bands on the Igenex IgG and IgM.  Lucky us, right?
 
My daughter started on Zhang's protocol a little over 2 weeks ago, she is managing ok.  I am considering homeopathy for my son, it seems to be a little simpler, compliance wise.  Putting a 17 year old guy, who has manifested most of his Lyme symptoms psychatrically so far, on a complicated protocol seems like a recipe for failure to me!
 
Has anyone found a Lyme Literate Homeopathic doc?  Or has anyone tried a homeopathic protocol?  I have read about some on the web, I have ordered the book The Homeopathic Treatment of Lyme Disease by Alex href="http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/search-handle-url/ref=ntt_athr_dp_sr_1?%5Fencoding=UTF8&search-type=ss&index=books&field-author=Peter%20Alex">Peter Alex to see what it has to say, but I was wondering what personal experiences anyone has had with it.
 
All responses are very much appreciated!
 
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Razzle
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   Posted 5/29/2009 4:34 PM (GMT -6)   
I've read this excellent book and highly recommend working with a skilled Homeopathic physician due to the nature of homeopathic treatment (i.e., it must be individualized to each patient for best results). If you are located near Philadelphia, PA, I know a good homeopathic physician there (email me if interested). You may also want to look into Back Floral Remedies - these remedies work primarily on emotional/mental symptoms and I've seen some amazing things with them.

Take care,
-Razzle
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Pomfrey
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   Posted 6/1/2009 1:16 PM (GMT -6)   
Thank you Razzle! We are in Charlotte NC, Philly might be a little far for us. It seems we have a ton of Naturopaths, but not too may straight homepaths, much less one that is Lyme literate. This is going to be a challenge.

I read the book this weekend and wow! That is amazing stuff! I hope we can find someone who can help us like that.

We are big fans of the Bach Flower Remedies, too. My daughter and I are eating Rescue Remedy like candy lately!

Take care,

Dan's Mother
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   Posted 6/1/2009 2:45 PM (GMT -6)   

Hi Pomfrey!

Welcome to the board!  My son has neuro-psych Lyme as well.  When we first started treatment, we started him with homeopathy.  The first month or so went really well, then they really started treating the Lyme and we were dealing with the Herx from hell.  The homeopath who was supposed to be a "specialist in Lyme" had never seen anything like it and basically threw up his hands and told us to call him, when Dan got out of the psych unit.

If I had it to do over, I would have started very, very, very, slowly with the Lyme remedy and let him herx (hopefully it would not have been so bad), then increase, wait for another herx, etc.  With psychiatric symptoms, slower is better.  We then put Dan on abx.  He has been in treatment for about 2 1/2 years now and we are beginning to see some real results.

Is your son on any psych meds?  It is really important to see a Lyme Literate psychiatrist.  We see one in New Jersey, who has been great.  We only saw him for the initial visit and the rest of the time we do phone consults. 

I know how hard it is to deal with the psych symptoms, so please Email me if you every want to talk.  I'll be glad to send you my phone number or you can get it from Gracie's Mom.
You and your family will be in my prayers.
 
Take Care,
Karen

JELAINEP
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   Posted 6/2/2009 12:15 PM (GMT -6)   
There are 2 doctors in Orlando that I would avoid..... so if something pops up about "Orlando", email me directly and I'll give you their names.
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Pomfrey
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   Posted 6/3/2009 8:36 AM (GMT -6)   
Thank you! He is not on any psych meds right now. He had about two years of horrible psych issues, lots of time in crisis centers and a residential treatment center, multiple suicide attempts, cutting, bullimia, drinking/drugging...you get the picture. The last year he has turned it around with the help of AA, some really good friends and the discovery that he was allergic to eggs. We eliminated eggs from his diet and he got 75% better within a week. I am hoping when we find a Lyme Literate Homepath that they will be able to help us. I have a couple of names that I am going to call this week that I was given on a homeopathic forum to see what they know. I am really tempted to just go to Germany with him and get it all done there. That is going to have be a consideration if I can't find anyone here to help us.

Marika

georgiagirl
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   Posted 6/5/2009 5:22 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey Marika,
I just sent you some info. Let me know if you don't get it.

Pomfrey
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   Posted 6/7/2009 9:53 AM (GMT -6)   
I have not received anything yet...

georgiagirl
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   Posted 6/7/2009 7:06 PM (GMT -6)   
I got it returned back to me. What is your e-mail address? You can e-mail it to me. Thanks.

georgiagirl
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   Posted 6/7/2009 7:19 PM (GMT -6)   
I just tried again and it was returned again. Darn it!
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