Hi, Brian, I didn't watch the video you posted a link to, but thought I'd post something on the topic. I saw your thread when I was on the main menu going to the lyme forum.
I have recently been reading about toxoplasmosis and mycoplasmas.
Both can be carried in the human body w/o causing any known symptoms. However, it seems that they can become harmful in a person who becomes ill with something else, and both of those organisms can be debilitating and persistent but not often dx'd.
There is a lot of overlap in symptoms of lyme dz, toxoplasmosis, mycoplasmosis, MS, fibromyalgia, as I'm sure that most folks who come to this forum are aware of. Some of the research I read (online) seem to link the toxo and/or myco infection to persistent symptoms leading to diagnoses of MS, lyme, etc.
I recently had a dr order bloodwork to rule out both organisms. I had never heard of mycoplasmas before, and thought that toxoplasmosis was only a threat to a fetus (causing birth defects). This led me to read more about them.
Also: I heard a neurologist or neurosurgeon speak about how lyme and MS are often confused, based on the appearance of brain structures. Lyme causes a type of neuron to stop transmitting signals. I think it was ogliodendrites or olio-something. Anyway, those neurons (oglio- or olio-) are sort of shaped like plaque formations in the brain, and when they stop transmitting signals, on an MRI they appear very much like those plaques which are associated with MS, thus leading to the diagnosis.
Thanks for letting me butt in!
Diagnosed/started trmt in 2009 for Lyme, bartonella, babesia. Continuing trmt into 2012 for mainly babesiosis symptoms.
2012 was: recurring relapse/remission of babesiosis symptoms.
2013:New dr.; positive blood test for mycoplasma. Will begin different course of treatment. Hopeful for the first time in a LONG time!