Charlie - I cannot tolerate iodine. I have it in my food - I eat a lot of fish. But I cannot and do not supplement it. I cannot detox it properly and it ends up getting stored in my tissues and unused. Iodine shouldn't be used if you have detox problems because it will pull out halides and recirculate them.
And I forgot to mention... If you ever do try going on iodine or selenium down the road jb1994, do the food versions, like kelp and brazil nuts, I tried doing iodine and selenium in general, selenium made me feel sick and I think so did just a plain old iodine supplement. And I also noticed, when I did kelp and brazil nuts, that's when my thyroid responded and also the bartonella went berzek. I suspect there's a big difference with these food versions that probably absorb in the body properly, break down in your body differently so they absorb slower. The kelp is still a supplement by Country Life, but I suspect our bodies respond to it differently considering it's iodine from kelp and just not pure iodine.
I've tried other minerals/metals like iron, even manganese, they all just seem to make me sick. I think kroger has a slow release iron that was great, but I don't mess with any of this stuff anymore. Of course manganese is what borrelia feeds off of, but I just tried it a few years back to see how I would respond, as many LLMDs say lyme patients are deficient in some minerals... And of course too much metals can be a bad thing, but I suspect magnesium is one of the most important everyone should take if they have chronic lyme, it's helped me tremendously, especially dealing with bartonella. And it seems from my experience, since magneisum glcyinate gets absorbed in the body better, it won't go outside your gut if you have leaky gut, as I don't get sick at all being on KAL's magnesium glycinate.
The bart rash came back after a few months on rifampin. I eventually quit it as it just didn't seem to be doing anything.
And just a thought, just because the rash came back might not symbolize that's a bad thing. If I were to make an assumption, I would say it's a good thing, as I suspect it's just like when your body makes a bullseye rash when you get a tick bite and your body's making an immune response to the borrelia infection, it may be the same thing with bartonella. And something else you should consider is, just because you think you're not feeling any relief or even herxing from rifampin doesn't mean it's not working, if you were on rifampin and the bartonella rash/stretch marks appeared, it could be waking up dormant persister cells of bartonella. If you research Rifampin, it works differently than other antibiotics and targets dormant persister cells. Just like pyrazinamide specifically does.https://youtu.be/bzu0weofvm8?t=5980
This was probably why, until this Lady went on pyrazinamide like Dr. H said... She finally tested positive for bartonella, yet before that, she was trying every bartonella antibiotic imaginable, nothing was helping her and yet her bartonella test was still coming back negative.
I think some of you are still failing to grasp the concept of what some of these drugs do, some go after live bacteria just roaming around, some just go after untouchable dormant persister cells. Pyrazinamide for instance, this drug was made specifically to target the dormant persister cell bacteria from Tuberculosis, so what it did was, as Dr. Zhang puts it, pull the roots out like a weed, this is a analogy of course, so the weed stops coming back again, meaning so patients stop relapsing.
And again, if Disulfiram wakes up dormant bartonella cells, but still enough not to eradicate all of them, the drug will still become very very useful. As once you wake up the bartonella cells, you bring in something like bactrim/mino or bactrim/biaxin, hopefully it then kills them. Bactrim has been shown to kill borrelia persister cells in the john hopkins study, but it's the matter of getting the antibiotic to the exposed bacteria... If bacteria lieing dormant, in it's round body form or protected by biofilm, you can throw as much bactrim as much as you want it and still wont kill it. Disulfiram maybe the be the key to
opening up round body borrelia forms, as well as waking up these dormant coinfections underneath the biofilm, as well as possibly laying deep within the liver, again which is why some strains like malaria are impossible to kill, because they are untouchable in the liver.
I briefly looked to see if this was posted already. Didn’t see it so here it is. Interview with Dr. Leigner.
Can't wait to check this out, I want to here what some of the LLMDs are saying about
this drug, I still haven't watched the Dr. H podcast either. https://www.lillianmcdermott.com/richard-horowitz-md-lyme-disease-awareness-advances/?fbclid=iwar0j930yxpcwyo5yfrj7e3kiezeav6rcogdizpgejwmws-ruw4tlxxubzbo
Good stuff, keep this going gentlemen and ladies, gives everyone hope!
I think Liegner's work has possibility of significant historical importance in the lyme story, and potentially in the paradigm shift "IF" DSF proves singularly effective for many (doesn't need to be all) of what they call the PTLDS patients it will further help crack the disintegrating IDSA/CDC house of lies.
I agree... And looking forward to seeing how the IDSA responds to Disulfiram. Ya know look, this isn't the first time the IDSA has really helped chronic lyme patients. Disulfiram is very similar to Flagyl in the aspect that it targets more than one tick pathogen at once, as well as different forms. Remind you Flagyl is antibacterial, antiparasitic and as Dr. Sapi's work showed
opening up round body forms and erradicating biofilms pretty well. The IDSA is manipulative in the fact that they always just did studies on Doxycycline or other single antibiotics longterm, then just came to the conclusion that longterm antibiotics don't work longterm. I mean look, Flagyl was one of the first drugs to help get some chronic lyme patients to get chronic lyme patients out of their wheel chairs. I mean I suspect Disulfiram will be a lot different considering the recent study that 2 out of 3 patients were cured of their chronic in 6 months time, I think it was around 6 months? That's just remarkable in that aspect alone, the length of treatment, along with them both having babesia. I just suspect that there's so much corruption, greed, and nation security included in the coverup up in the Epidemic of Chronic Lyme that I'm not even expecting much for justice, even if Disulfiram starts curing Lyme patients.
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