Posted 12/1/2008 10:50 AM (GMT -6)

hopingtofindcure,

You are correct.  Some studies have shown that prolonged antibiotics cause increase risk of cancer.    There was roughly a 2-fold increased risk of developing breast cancer compared to the control group.  

Velicer, C.M., et al. Antibiotic use in relation to the risk of breast cancer. Journal of the American Medical Association. Vol 291 (February 18) Pgs 827-835. 2004.

 

I always use caution when reading these types of studies because I believe many of them over-emphasize the associated risks (but that is my personal opinion).  Drinking, being obese, working night-shifts, short-term antibiotic usages and about a billion other things cause an increase risk of cancer. 

Obviously, none of us want to be on long-term antibiotics.  There are some potential consequences with doing so.....but I think I'll take my chances.  

Posted 12/1/2008 12:29 PM (GMT -6)
jeezea luoizea - I can't keep up with my "own" case of LD and everything else that is going wrong............ I don't want to think about cancer... especially since I have a repeat pelvic sonogram for something "big" to do with my left ovary. This just sucks.
We'll get through today - Jennifer
06/00- The beginning, 08/01-LD positive, 10/01- Igenex and CDC LD positive, 10/02-LD positive, 11/03-LD positive, 10/07-Bartonella positive, CD57=3, 08/25/08 - 10 weeks of IV Rocephin, my first visit to a Pain Mgmt. dr. - she was non-judgemental and will not prescribe me any "opiates" which in the end, is probably a good thing.  Current Rx's 11/12/08: Wellbutrin 300mg, Paxil 60mg, Xanax 5mg, Rozerem 8mg, Darvocet, Acidophilus, Rifampin 600mg, Levaquin 500mg, Lyrica 150 to 300mg,
Medicare/SSDI theme song - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bd2B6SjMh_w 
"How much more can I take?", songhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5gHiR1xeOSs
 

Posted 12/1/2008 1:05 PM (GMT -6)
Keephope,

Many in my field still consider the idea of cancer bacteria to be controversial. It is highly unlikely the the lyme bacteria could directly cause cancer. Although, as I stated above I could see how immunosuppression caused by LD could potentially cause cancer (in some rare circumstances).
Posted 12/1/2008 3:03 PM (GMT -6)
I think that if the lyme is dealt with and the immune system is taken care of, that it won't manifest itself into something worse later on. But if left to fester, and to never address it, only because none of these people knew anything about it. We are all on a different track. Everyone on here is addressing and fighting the bacteria.
Keep hope...you go girl...:>)

Knowledge is power. All of the stuff is so controversial for sure. So is the fact that 60% of the people in the medical wards in NYC's mental hospital tested positive for Lyme.
That was in Pamela's Book. I can understand that one easily.

Also the mention of Alztimeirs and lyme disease. I get that connection as well.
The MRI's don't pick it up, but ask anyone with the nuerological problems ass. with their lymes if they feel like they are losing their minds. I mean if you can't work, can't finish a sentence and can't find your way home from the grocery store...and can't remember people's faces forget names, with lyme. That is Alztemiers in my book. And it comes and goes too. My grandmother had it.
My father has been sick for years. And they do not know what is wrong with him. He was once a brilliant tax attorney. And then, he was unable to do anything. I have supported my 65 year old father for a long time. But now I think he may very well have Lyme. He was a big hunter and golfer. Not the brain disease that they thought. of Of course we went through 8 nuero. Dr's and they all did not agree on anything. Hence the words"Medical Practice" lol
I don't need the opinion of any more Dr.s to make my own assessments. When Dr. Steere and Dr. Shapiro, who are supposed to be the top Disease men in the world, don't even believe in Cronic Lyme then I have no time to argue about their ignorance.
I can only hope that they soon get some first hand experience with this disease and it's co infections. Since that is the only way that they are to realize and learn that the 10 days of doxy is absurd!
2004 in Martha's Vineyard me and my two daughters then 11 mos and 6 all got Lyme Disease. This was only known to us because we found the tiny ticks on us and we got very ill. My dog also got lyme and he went lame.
We have fought it for 4 years to no avail.
We all got it again this summer is Texas.
I am now in treatment in Scottsdale Arizona at Envita.

"The eyes cannot see for for what the mind does not know."

Posted 12/1/2008 7:58 PM (GMT -6)
My personal belief is that everyone is born w/ cancer cells. Why they choose to activate and multiply can be environmental or suppressed immune system or reasons not known.
Posted 12/1/2008 8:06 PM (GMT -6)
I believe this because on one side of my family both grandparents died of cancer and then 5 of my 12 aunts and uncles did too. Breast cancer is past on from one generation to the next too, so in that case - there's no cancer germ!

I do believe we do not know enough about the impact antibiotics -- like even what many of us are doing -- have on one's body. I have to tell you -- even pre-Lyme days -- I've had t r o u b l e!!!
Posted 12/1/2008 8:43 PM (GMT -6)
That is sad about your family Hope.
And yes I have had my Dr.s all question about my families history regarding breast cancer as well. Lyme ruins ones immune system. I have never been sick in my life. But the day that I found that tick on my back. It was all down hill from there.

My Dr. refused to treat me for a long time. He said 30 days of doxy was enough and that was that. I got into it with him on my last visit. I left the cure unknown in his office and he had his sec. hand it back to me. lol
He is also not aware that he can catch it sexually from his wife...so he is going to get a crash course in it soon too. See if the 10 days of doxy work of for him.
The whole thing is maddening.
I am very happy with the homeo-pathic treatment that I am getting that has some abx in it also. And maybe the collidal silver will be part of my daily or every other day routine to keep my immune system healthy and to ward off future infections by mosquitos. Since they love me.
I don't know about the cancer issues regarding abx use. I have not read about that.
2004 in Martha's Vineyard me and my two daughters then 11 mos and 6 all got Lyme Disease. This was only known to us because we found the tiny ticks on us and we got very ill. My dog also got lyme and he went lame.
We have fought it for 4 years to no avail.
We all got it again this summer is Texas.
I am now in treatment in Scottsdale Arizona at Envita.

"The eyes cannot see for for what the mind does not know."

Posted 12/2/2008 10:12 AM (GMT -6)
Martha's Vineyard said...
 So is the fact that 60% of the people in the medical wards in NYC's mental hospital tested positive for Lyme.

Where did you get this info from?

The world breaks every one and afterward many are strong in the broken places

Posted 12/2/2008 4:17 PM (GMT -6)
From the book by Pamela Weintruab." Cure Unknown'.
2004 in Martha's Vineyard me and my two daughters then 11 mos and 6 all got Lyme Disease. This was only known to us because we found the tiny ticks on us and we got very ill. My dog also got lyme and he went lame.
We have fought it for 4 years to no avail.
We all got it again this summer is Texas.
I am now in treatment in Scottsdale Arizona at Envita.

"The eyes cannot see for for what the mind does not know."

Posted 12/2/2008 9:20 PM (GMT -6)
testing is inconclusive and very faulty so for her to claim that 60% of people in medical wards are + for lyme is irresponsible and prove, you can't believe everything you read.

First of all, who paid for all these patients to get a test?
second, there is no way a high % of people would ever agree to pay for these tests
The world breaks every one and afterward many are strong in the broken places

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