The reaction you get when you try to suggest Lyme is as if you're trying to convert their religion. The blinders come on and the protests start.
That is kind of how it felt, so I didn't want to do that. I just dropped the facts and left.
I even told them if you still want to continue to pull your hair out and drive yourself crazy with crazy theories (because there was some crazy ones in there), then go ahead. If you want some answers get tested for lyme and co-infections (I stressed co-infections too) from Igenex and not the CDC.
Oh and one guy even said the he tested positive for candida. I let them know lyme and candida go hand in hand and I even explained why.
So people have been finding singular co-infections and candida but no one is connecting the dots to lyme.
Not there fault though. Lyme is grossly under-recognized, researched and understood by the medical community, how could they on their own connect those dots.
I also re-mentioned to them about
"level headed guy". "hey you know the guy that was leader of this thread, yea he's gone. He stopped posting like 40 pages ago. Because he went to the Hansa center and got treated for vector borne infections and reported he felt significantly better. Yea that dude moved on with his life and left you guys here still pulling your hair out. *hint hint*"
I said it in much more polite way though.
Reading through all those pages it almost felt like they enjoyed more being in misery and complaining versus finding answers and solutions.
It was kind of weird.
That forum is like the really dark version of this forum.