"There is clear, widely accepted scientific evidence indicating that a 10-28 day course of antibiotics, depending on the stage of Lyme disease, will kill the Lyme disease bacterium in humans in all but the rarest of cases"
They stated this right after stating they don't have tests that could determine "cure". Seems hard to have incontrovertible evidence of cure when you admittedly don't have a test that assesses cure. Absolute morons these people. This reminds me of a scientific paper I read yesterday that claimed Kratom could be deadly when mixed with other drugs and then went on to list the cocktail that killed people "fentanyl, morphine, datura, propylhexedrine, caffeine, modafinil, carisoprodol, diphenhydramine, o-desmethyltramadol, kratom". Right.... 3 deadly opioids, 2 deadly deliriants, a muscle relaxer, a methamphetamine analogue, a prescription stimulant, and caffeine.... probably the Kratom that did them in... I don't even know if I can take science seriously anymore. What an absolute circus
Ridiculous. A laundry list of pharmaceuticals and kratom is to blame.....
I experienced the ignorance of Psyche docs when my father was treated by a 'geriatric psychiatrist' - he put him on the antipsychotic med: Olanazapine...which is one used when all else fails. My dad was already a diabetic. And once he was on the Olanazpine...they couldn't get his blood sugars down into range.
....and the reason he was put on antipsychotic meds? (He tried several) was because after surgery in the hospital, they gave him Ativan and Zopiclone for sleeping. (my father never had anxiety or sleep issues)
I wasn't aware of this.
6 weeks in the hospital...he went home...and had terrible anxiety....his GP prescribed ativan (to be taken 4 X day...everyday) plus Zopiclone. you can't give someone ativan every day and zopiclone - for six weeks and then nothing....cold turkey.
That was the beginning of the end for him... ended up in the Psych ward...and put on antipsychotic meds and anti-depressants...and he turned into a paranoid zombie.....could barely speak at one point....
This same hospital put him into a diabetic coma - after the Dr. switched up his insulin...and they gave him a dose before bed....without any food.
Sorry for the rant....
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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