Bablymers (and everyone else), this is too crazy! For one thing, the treatment and cure for Lyme at the onset is so relatively inexpensive, this is riduculous. From what I've read, we are bickering about
the difference between 3 weeks and 6-8 weeks on relatively inexpensive abx. It makes NO sense that mainstream medicine insists that a couple of weeks is sufficient, when LLMDs are protesting that a few more weeks are needed. Considering what the penicillins and doxy cost, WHY NOT go ahead and and prescribe a few more weeks?
As for late stage lyme, the treatments, for many, tho not all, can STILL be relatively inexpensive. My first LLMD was considering a shot of penicilillin per week, long term. Of course, not everyone can tolerate penicillin, but the strong, weekly shots would by-pass the stomach for those who can't stomach the cillins.
I realize that much of the controversy has to do w/ IV abx, which are more expensive. But not every late stage Lyme sufferer needs this. And besides, it seems that IV abx would be less expensive than treatments for MS, Parkinsons', Fibro, Alzh, CFS, etc etc.
It's really really cruel and corrupt to deny the existence of this disease, when so many people could be helped, much more easliy than say, cancer, or the others I have named.
I do not understand it.
I have not read 'Lab 257' but understand the premiss. I do not like whacko conspiracy theories, but like mikazmat, I can't help but feel suspicious. I think we would be very naive to believe that our gov't is not, or has not participated in ANY 'germ warfare' experiments.
But to totally deny the existence of a bacteria (+ several others) that is clearly infecting so many people is an outrage and it makes no sense. That is to allow the GP (along w/ important people like presidents) and the entire country to be weak and vulnerable.
Just as with syphillis, you would think the government and the health departments would be happy to be doling out abx to anyone who can get a valid diagnosis.
Almost forgot to add: the video that Mikazmat posted on Bush is very thought provoking. Everyone should watch it.
And even tho I was not interested in politics at the time, I think it reveals how Bush was elected -- not everyone who voted for him was an idiot -- and it is pretty clear that something happened. I'll wager a bunch that it is Lyme. Just wondering like the rest of you if he ever did any of his own questioning and researching.
Post Edited (+Lyme) : 11/25/2010 7:06:29 PM (GMT-7)