i'd wait for k. Lewis to finish his mouse model studies first, before self medicating. Should not take long.
Self medication is dangerous, so i'd talk to the GP/LLMD first before trying this. Especially if you have taken metronidazole the weeks before, as part of your lyme treatment, taking this drug can be very dangerous. Then, any kind of tiny alcohol that you may ingest through the skin or by mouth (mouth wash, tinctures, etc) can cause a very bad reaction.
Candida and other yeasts, if you have them in large amounts in your intestine, they will produce ethanol/www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16772842
So really really a bad idea to take Disulfiram if u have a systemic yeast issue. Bottom line never self medicate, we just dont know all the consequences, we think we do... we don't ...
Anyway, the full research paper from the first team of researchers can be found here/www.dovepress.com/identification-of-new-drug-candidates-against-borrelia-burgdorferi-usi-peer-reviewed-fulltext-article-DDDT
the relevant quote:
"An interesting drug candidate identified in the study was the alcohol dehydrogenase inhibitor, disulfiram. Though the drug is used as a treatment of alcohol abuse, recently its anticancer potential has also been discovered. It has been known to make complexes with metal ions and cause the disruption of the proteasome, leading to death of the cancer cells. Similarly, the metabolites of the drug molecule have been known to significantly inhibit the growth of a number of bacterial species, including the biofilm-forming Pseudomonas aeruginosa. The drug molecule has a good bioavailability, and it passes the blood–brain barrier to show its effect in the central nervous system. Though most of the studies are concerned to the use of the drug molecule in alcoholism yet, being a safe, FDA-approved molecule, the drug can be repurposed for its antibacterial potential
probably k. lewis will publish something about
his mouse models with this drug soon, so you will see more soon, ill update this thread.