Lyme and Alzheimer's Disease

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HopeFloats
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   Posted 3/7/2009 6:08 PM (GMT -7)   
Has anyone been diagnosed with Alzheimer's Disease as well as Lyme - My husband was just diagnosed with AD and he has had Lyme for almost 15 years.  Eight of those years it went untreated - Any help would be so so appreciated.

Dowa
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   Posted 3/7/2009 7:14 PM (GMT -7)   
I am curious how they determine what is causing what? As far as I know, they dont have a test to determine AD, it is done by symptoms only. (that used to be the case anyway)So, how can they be sure that the brain is just not being affected by the Lyme Disease? It was thought that my father had AD and now I wonder if it could have been LD. (he is deceased) He was born and raised in the Northeast and was an avid hunter. I am concerned that LD is going to be overlooked when dementia is diagnosed.   D 

Martha's Vineyard
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   Posted 3/7/2009 10:59 PM (GMT -7)   
Main I thought I was getting it. And after all of these wierd MRI's and some with ink.and some just neck, they told me that I did not have Alzh.....
But when I started taking heavier drugs. abx...will. I just starting loosed it really bad. I could not do crap.
I was..nuts...lol
Yeah some Dr.s say that the lyme bacteria can cause some of the same effects. But the MRIs don't suport that theary.
I think that the brain suffers when we drug it.
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."


HopeFloats
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   Posted 3/8/2009 1:05 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi DOWA
 
His neurologist order an MRi and a PET Scan and I am not sure exactly which one - we just know that he has AD.  Very sad for us - he is only 49 years old and we have two children - they are only 13 years old - twins.

Dowa
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   Posted 3/8/2009 3:48 PM (GMT -7)   
Wow, 49. Honestly, I would get a 2nd opinion about the AD. Is that a LLMD that said it was AD? I have just seen  manystories where they diagnosed dementia and the antibiotics relieved it and abx wouldnt do a thing for AD. Good luck , yes that is extrememly sad news if the diagnosis is correct.   D

Dowa
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   Posted 3/11/2009 11:11 AM (GMT -7)   
Hopefloats: I just got this emailed to me this morning, thought I would pass it along. An article about Lyme and Alzheimers and animal research.  www.vetscite.org/publish/items/005069/index.html

nefferdun
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   Posted 3/11/2009 7:34 PM (GMT -7)   
I am really sorry to hear that. You must be devastated. In the book Cure Unknown the author sites biopsies on the brains of dead alzheimers patients in which living spirrochetes were found. Bb loves the brain. When there is a lot of inflammation, oxygen is cut down to the brain which further impairs our ability to think and remember (as well as headaches). I am sure the doctors would have diagnosed me with it if I told them my stories or they just experienced me during one of those black out moments. It is our own immune system that causes much of our pain and mental confusion. The inflammation which causes swelling etc. blocks oxygen flow. I was given Quercetin to reduce cytokin production which is what causes the inflammatory condition, and it has helped me. You can get it at the health food store. I take 500mg 3 times a day. There are also drugs you can get which are stronger. I hope this is a false alarm for your family. I would see an LLMD ASAP for a second opinion.

Dowa
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   Posted 3/11/2009 7:47 PM (GMT -7)   
Just FYI, Quercetin can counteract certain antibiotics.  D

nefferdun
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   Posted 3/13/2009 12:52 PM (GMT -7)   

Edited this post after I looked it up online.   Quercetin competes with cipro, levaquin, and quinolene dugs.  My LLMD told me not to take Levaquin within two hours of any supplement as it binds with magnesium, other minerals and now I see it can also bind with quercetin. This happens in the intestines preventing proper absorption but if spaced apart, it prevents this from happening.

Post Edited (nefferdun) : 3/13/2009 2:26:22 PM (GMT-6)


judy3
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   Posted 3/15/2009 7:24 AM (GMT -7)   
HI Hopefloats
Please take the AD diagnosies with a grain of salt, my local neuro wanted to give me drugs for Dymantia but I had a great LLMD and she told me to stay away as it wont help someone with Lyme Disease,I had a hard time reconginizing people, I walked into a moving vehicle, I needed to be reminded to come out of the shower, sever short term memory issues, my husband had to call me to remind me to wake the kids, I would wake them and than he would need to call me again because I would forget to send them out to the bus, I had to be told my baby was crying as I just didnt process lots of auditory and visuall info, after approx 11/2 years of antibiotics I feel fine cognitively, some issues left which may be endocrine, but I am very functional, is your husband seeing a LLMD, get him the right antibiotics and some time and you should get him back
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