Tested Negative for Lyme, but herbs are working?

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TheRhythm
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   Posted 3/15/2018 2:51 PM (GMT -6)   
I tested positive a whiile ago by igenix, but abx did nothing for me.

My current infectious disease specialist says "yeah, ILAD people like igenix have 'invented' their own science regarding Lyme disease, and igenix likes to pump out positive test results all the time" ... "You don't have Lyme disease right now"

But, the Japknot is helping, I think...

Either way, even if I did just have plain ol' rheumatoid arthritis, without an infection, the plants seem to be taking me on an evolutionary journey toward health and vitality.

Oddly, at the end of my appointment with the specialist, he said, "One of the smartest people I know said that he thinks that in the future, we will discover that most, if not all autoimmune diseases are actually occult (hidden) infections."

Well, I am officially confused, but I ain't gonna stop taking these herbs!
DX'd Lyme & Babesia in 2009
Main symptom: severe large joint inflammation
Full on ABX w Mepron for a year, did nothing
Immunosuppressants for rheumatoid arthritis for 4 years
Peru jungle medicine
Started Buhner protocol June 2017
Started Buhner Babesia treatment (Cryptolepis, Artemisia) November 2017

Psilociraptor
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   Posted 3/15/2018 3:04 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm surprised he said that, but that really is the major takeaway here. You may or may not have lyme, but you are more than likely infected and knotweed may be active against many diseases

WalkingbyFaith
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   Posted 3/15/2018 3:13 PM (GMT -6)   
If you tested positive with Igenex and you have symptoms, I think you can rest assured you have Lyme. That's wonderful that the knotweed is helping. If that's all you're taking, I'd recommend getting Buhner's books if you haven't already and treat everything with a well rounded protocol to ensure the best outcome.

Keep us posted on your progress.

P.S. - You're not the one who's confused. The ID doctor is. He is biased based on ridiculous misinformation. I hope that someday in our lifetime there will be accurate testing that is accepted by all. It should also be provided at NO COST to patients, especially those who have already spent huge sums of money trying to get a diagnosis and treatment for their illnesses. I hope justice will someday prevail.

Girlie
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   Posted 3/15/2018 4:41 PM (GMT -6)   
So you did test positive for lyme?

Your title says you tested negative.
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Symp started April/2013; Buhner's Lyme May 15-July24/14; Igenex pos. July 3/14
Doxy: July 4-Aug.24/14;Zithro July26-Aug24/14; Amox + Proben. Aug. 29/14;
added biaxin Sept. 26/14
Disc. amox,added Ceftin Nov. 20th.;
Disc. biaxin added Buhner bart herbs Dec/14;Jan/15 pulsing Tinda (w/ Ceftin);
Abx/herb break Apr-July/15; July-mino; Aug. added Rif;
Nov./15 mino - to biaxi

TheRhythm
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   Posted 3/16/2018 12:40 PM (GMT -6)   
Girlie, the most recent test was negative. But I tested positive back in 2009 for Lyme and Babesia. I tested negative like a year after that, and then again positive in 2011. Then negative, last week.

Confusion is a misunderstatement.
DX'd Lyme & Babesia in 2009
Main symptom: severe large joint inflammation
Full on ABX w Mepron for a year, did nothing
Immunosuppressants for rheumatoid arthritis for 4 years
Peru jungle medicine
Started Buhner protocol June 2017
Started Buhner Babesia treatment (Cryptolepis, Artemisia) November 2017
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