OCD and Lyme and monocycline news.

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Martha's Vineyard
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   Posted 6/22/2009 3:12 PM (GMT -7)   
I just got home from two weeks in NYC. The New York Phyciatric Institute At Columbia has made an interesting discovery.
They have found that children suffering from OCD showed improvements taking monocyline.
I said....gee....could that be becuase it is fighting a bacteria that is giving them the OCD to begin with.
It is no wonder that our kids are all being put on Prozax. They is such a huge gap in the medical filed or practice.
I am still banging y head up against the wall here...
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."

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   Posted 6/22/2009 3:20 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi MV,
Interesting.  My uncle and cousin suffer from OCD but they don't have any other symptoms that are lyme-like.  My cousin inherited it from my uncle (she has suffered from it since she was born) and now my cousin's children suffer from it.  I think in many cases OCD may be a chemical imbalance in the brain.   But what do I know?   LOL!!
How are you feeling these days?
It's all about the Immune System mixed with a large dose of Positive Thinking and Daily Detoxing   ~  Pay It Forward!!
This song is about my years with chronic lyme since 1995 and being in remission for over 3 years:

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   Posted 6/22/2009 3:24 PM (GMT -7)   
Yes, OCD is caused by a chemical imbalance in the brain. But Lyme can trigger that to happen, as can other things.
Chronic Lyme Disease, Gluten & Sulfite Sensitivity, Many Food/Inhalant/Medication/Chemical Allergies & Intolerances, Asthma, Gut issues (dysmotility, non-specific inflammation), UCTD ("Secondary Lupus-Like Syndrome"), Osteoporosis, Pancytopenia, chronic malabsorption/malnutrition, etc.; G-Tube; Currently TPN-dependent.
Meds:  Zofran, Pulmicort, IV Ceftazidime, Heparin (to flush PICC line), Claritin, Colloidal Silver (used topically), probiotics, homeopathy.

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   Posted 6/22/2009 5:16 PM (GMT -7)   
How are you and your daughter doing? Is she still being treated by the doctor at Columbia? I hope she has made some progress and will continue to keep her in my prayers.

I'm having another SPECT scan done at Columbia this week and have been thinking about you.

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   Posted 6/22/2009 6:24 PM (GMT -7)   
I believe that not only Lyme but other bacteria and viruses can cause any number of mental illnesses. So, it's NO surprise at all that antibiotics affect one's mood and/or disorder -- in this case -- positively. Look at how biaxin is used to treat bipolar.

I know of someone however where the treatment did not have a positive outcome. The person had MRSA was on massive doses of antibiotics, fell in to a dark depression, and tried to kill themselves.

They were upbeat and happy go lucky until MRSA and then the antibiotics took hold.
Bit June 08.

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