300,000 Americans are infected with Lyme each year while most do not know it! Are YOU?

Imagine waking up one morning with numbness and tingling in your legs and arms and an excruciating pain that migrates throughout your joints and muscles, settling primarily in your hips and back. Your doctor takes a basic blood panel and orders a Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) of the brain, yet the results indicate that there is nothing wrong with you.

The doctor suggests that it must be stress.

The neurologist tells you that the symptoms point to multiple sclerosis or other equally frightening neurological diseases. An agonizing four weeks pass as you undergo an electroencephalogram, an electromyogram, and an MRI of the cervical spine. These tests are all negative. The rheumatologists are also puzzled and subject you to another round of twenty to thirty blood tests. Hinting at hypochondria, these doctors suggest fibromyalgia, but further inquiry reveals that this is a “catch-all” disease with no specific symptoms, no cause, and no cure. Three years have passed, and there appears to be no other choice but to live with the pain.[1]

Reality for real people

Unfortunately, this is the life of thousands of Americans.[2] “Lyme disease is the most common tickborne infection in both North America and Europe,”[3] and according to the International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society (ILADS),[4] Lyme disease is the fastest-growing infectious disease in America, and it may be “occur[ing] at a rate five times higher than the number of new AIDS cases.”[5] Lyme disease is everywhere: if you take a walk in a field or the woods, you can encounter a tick carrying Lyme disease.[6] One estimate is that 300,000 Americans are infected with Lyme each year.[7] “And a lot of researchers believe that a billion people are infected.”[8] But in reality, no one knows the actual number of infected people with Lyme disease.
This article will explain what Lyme disease is, provide a brief history of Lyme disease, and explain why there is a controversy surrounding chronic Lyme disease. In addition, this article will explain how the chronic Lyme controversy led to Connecticut’s Attorney General filing “the first-ever antitrust investigation against a medical society’s guidelines development process.”[9] Although Connecticut’s Attorney General entered into a settlement agreement with the medical society,[10] this article will examine whether antitrust laws could be applied to a medical guideline development process. This examination is worthwhile because there are more than 2,300 clinical practice guidelines currently listed on the National Guideline Clearinghouse web site,[11] and some of these guideline development processes could face antitrust investigations in the future.

Lyme Disease—A Brief History

Lyme disease got its name in the late 1970s, when a cluster of children and adults living in Lyme, Connecticut, began experiencing unusual arthritic symptoms.[12] Consequently, many people are under the misconception that Lyme disease is a new disease that was discovered in the 1970s.[13] But the first known condition associated with Lyme disease was recorded in Germany in 1883.[14] Although the disease has been around for more than a century, the bacterium that causes Lyme disease, Borrelia burgdorferi (Bb bacteria), was not discovered until 1982.[15]

The black-legged deer tick[16] is the primary vector responsible for transmitting Lyme disease,[17] but research suggests that flies, gnats, mice, and mosquitoes can also transmit the Bb bacterium.[18] All vectors become infected when they bite an animal, usually a small mammal, bird, or deer,[19] which is already infected with the Bb bacteria.[20] The Bb bacteria “travels to local nerves and lymphatic channels, penetrates the blood stream, and can rapidly invade the brain without the host even knowing.”[21] There is also evidence that the Bb bacteria can also infect unborn children by crossing the placenta.[22] For example, in one case, a doctor concluded that a former Lyme patient’s eighteen-week-old fetus, which unexpectedly died in utero, died from Lyme disease because lab tests established that the baby was chromosomally normal, but “the fetus and placenta were PCR-positive[23] for Lyme bacteria.”[24]

The early stage of Lyme disease is generally characterized by a fever and flu-like symptoms, including fatigue, headache, and a mild stiff neck, and some patients develop a bull’s-eyed shaped skin rash known as erythema migrans (EM rash).[25] But every case is different, and many patients never develop the characteristic rash.[26] If the early stage of Lyme disease is left untreated or inadequately treated, it can progress and cause patients to suffer persistent health problems, such as crippling muscle and joint pain, disabling fatigue, arthritis, neurological disorders, and cardiac disorders,[27] leading to one of the biggest controversies surrounding Lyme disease—chronic Lyme disease.[28]

The actual number of Lyme-infected people is unknown for many reasons. First, many cases are never diagnosed because “laboratory tests have demonstrated serious limitations in reliability and accuracy.”[29] Moreover, many patients never know that an infected tick has bitten them because, unless engorged with blood, the deer tick is about “the size of a period at the end of [a] sentence.”[30] Second, the signs and symptoms of Lyme disease can be diverse, nonspecific, and often mimic those of many other diseases because the bacteria appear to activate the entire immune system, “resulting in a clinical presentation that looks exactly like lupus or rheumatoid arthritis (RA), and many other autoimmune diseases, including sarcoidosis, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s, ALS,[31] and lupus.”[32] Third, physicians have been reluctant to treat or diagnose patients suffering from Lyme disease because many physicians who have reported a large number of Lyme cases or who have treated patients with long-term antibiotics have been the “targets of State health department investigations.”[33] For example, in 2001, only eleven doctors in New York State were willing to use long-term antibiotics to treat patients with chronic Lyme disease. And of these eleven doctors, at least three were under investigation.[34] Although the identity of the complainants was kept secret by law, many people, including Assemblyman Joel M. Miller of Poughkeepsie, were convinced that the complaints “c[a]me from the insurance industry.”[35] Fourth, many states no longer require doctors to report confirmed Lyme disease cases.[36] Consequently, the actual number of Lyme-infected people is unknown, but is it probably more prevalent than reported or thought.

Infectious Diseases Society of America Guidelines

The Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) is a nonprofit corporation[37] that “represents over 8,000 physicians, scientists, and other health care professionals who specialize in infectious disease.” [38] The IDSA panel members have always believed that Lyme disease can be easily treated, and cured, with short-term antibiotics.[39] And physicians who treat chronic Lyme patients have, for years, complained about members of the IDSA panel and their proposed treatment plans.[40] In 2000, the IDSA issued its first set of Lyme treatment guidelines,[41] and doctors who treat Lyme patients, the Lyme Disease Association (LDA), and two of LDA’s affiliates[42] spoke out against the IDSA guidelines, complaining that the guidelines were too restrictive to properly treat and diagnose chronic Lyme patients.[43] These complaints have had dire consequences. From 1997 to 2000, “about 50 physicians in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Michigan, Oregon, Rhode Island and Texas had been investigated, disciplined or had had their licenses removed”[44] because these physicians used long-term antibiotic therapy instead of the short course recommended by the IDSA guidelines.[45] One such physician, John Bleiseiss, eventually committed suicide after the New Jersey Board of Medical Examiners charged him with inappropriate diagnosis and treatment of Lyme disease.[46]

In 1993, Dr. Joseph Burrascano, Jr., an internationally known infectious disease specialist,[47] made the following statements at a hearing before the Senate Committee on Labor & Human Resources, which was the first Lyme hearing:

There is in this country a core group of university-based Lyme disease researchers and physicians whose opinions carry a great deal of weight.

Unfortunately, many of them act unscientifically and unethically. They adhere to outdated, self-serving views and attempt to personally discredit those whose opinions differ from their own. They exert strong, ethically questionable influence on medical journals, which enables them to publish and promote articles that are badly flawed. They work with Government agencies to bias the agenda of consensus meetings and have worked to exclude from these meetings and scientific seminars those with ultimate opinions.

They behave this way for reasons of personal or professional gain and are involved in obvious conflicts of interest.

. . . [T]hese individuals who promote this so-called “post Lyme syndrome” as a form of arthritis depend on funding from arthritis groups and agencies to earn their livelihood. Some of them are known to have received large consulting fees from insurance companies to advise the companies to curtail coverage for any additional therapy beyond the arbitrary 30-day course.[48]

Two months after Dr. Burrascano’s testimony, New York’s Office of Professional Medical Conduct (OPMC) began an intensive seven-year investigation of Dr. Burrascano because he treated chronic Lyme patients with long-term antibiotics.[49] Eventually, the OPMC hearing panel cleared him of any wrongdoing relating to his treatment of Lyme patients.[50]

Because the IDSA’s 2000 Guidelines were too restrictive and did not even address chronic Lyme disease, Lyme patients were unable to get properly diagnosed and treated.[51] Consequently, in mid 2006, the LDA and two of its affiliates[52] appealed to Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal (AG Blumenthal), explaining that Lyme patients were being denied insurance coverage and doctors who treated Lyme patients were being investigated and prosecuted because their treatments did not conform to the 2000 IDSA Guidelines.[53]

A few months after the LDA and its affiliates appealed to AG Blumenthal, the IDSA issued a new set of guidelines, the 2006 IDSA Guidelines,[54] which were even more restrictive.[55] Shortly thereafter, AG Blumenthal served the IDSA with a Civil Investigative Demand (CID) because he was concerned that the 2006 IDSA Guidelines violated antitrust laws by restraining “doctor and patient choices for treatment of the disease,”[56] and preventing physicians’ clinical judgment.[57]

AG Blumenthal never filed an antitrust lawsuit against the IDSA because both parties entered into a settlement agreement on April 30, 2008.[58] The settlement required the IDSA to “implement an Action Plan”[59] and convene a new and independent panel[60] to assess whether its “2006 Lyme disease Guidelines should be revised or updated.”[61] In addition, the settlement agreement required the panel to “conduct an open scientific hearing . . . [to] hear scientific and medical presentations from interested parties”[62] and decide if “each recommendation in the IDSA’s 2006 Lyme disease guidelines . . . is supported by the scientific evidence.”[63] If seventy-five percent of the panel members do not vote to sustain a recommendation, the recommendation must be revised.[64] The agreement also stipulated that the 2006 IDSA Guidelines would remain in place unless the new panel determines that the guidelines should be modified or replaced.[65] On July 30, 2009, the new IDSA panel[66] held a one-day hearing in Washington, D.C., and heard testimony from eighteen speakers, including patients, physicians, and research scientists.[67] According to AG Blumenthal, the “hearing accomplished a key goal—compelling a fair and full discussion, free of conflicts of interest by panelists, so that all scientific facts and perspectives are considered before medical guidelines are established.”[68]

The new panel did not release its report until April 22, 2010.[69] According to the Review Panel, “the 2006 Lyme Guidelines were based on the highest-quality medical/scientific evidence available at the time and are supported by evidence that has been published in more recent years.”[70] In addition, the Review Panel found “that the authors of the 2006 Lyme Guidelines had [not] failed to consider or cite relevant data and references that would have altered the published recommendations.”[71] Therefore, based on the Review Panel’s findings, the 2006 IDSA Guidelines will remain in place, for now.[72] Although this is not the outcome that Lyme sufferers had hoped for, the Final Report’s conclusion did provide one statement that could be helpful to Lyme sufferers and the doctors who treat them:

· “Guidelines are not intended to be (and cannot be) rigid dicta, inflexible rules, or requirements of practice.”[73]

Because the Final Report stated that guidelines cannot be “inflexible rules or requirements of practice,” state medical boards should not be able to use the 2006 Guidelines to investigate doctors whose treatment plans do not conform to the Guidelines. As such, perhaps more doctors will be willing to use long-term antibiotics to treat patients suffering from chronic Lyme disease.

Although AG Blumenthal never filed an antitrust lawsuit against the IDSA, it is still worth examining if antitrust laws could be applied to the IDSA’s guideline development process. There are more than 2,300 clinical practice guidelines currently listed on the National Guideline Clearinghouse Website,[74] and if antitrust laws could be applied to the IDSA’s guideline development processes, some of these other medical societies could face antitrust investigations in the future.

Applying Antitrust Principles to the IDSA’s Guideline-
Development Process

The Chronic Lyme Disease Controversy

As stated earlier, the IDSA developed two sets of Lyme treatment guidelines—the 2000 and the 2006 IDSA Guidelines.[75] Before one can understand whether antitrust principles could be applied to the IDSA’s Lyme guideline development process, it is important to understand the chronic Lyme disease controversy and why the 2006 IDSA Guidelines are problematic for Lyme sufferers and the doctors who treat them. Although both guidelines have had significant impacts on Lyme disease medical care and have been used to investigate and sanction doctors who fail to follow the IDSA-suggested treatment,[76] the remainder of this article will concentrate on the information contained in the 2006 IDSA Guidelines because it is the version that is currently endorsed by the IDSA.[77]

According to the National Guideline Clearinghouse, “[c]linical practice guidelines are systematically developed statements to assist practitioner and patient decisions about appropriate health care for specific clinical circumstances.”[78] The IDSA claims that the main objective of its 2006 IDSA Guidelines is “[t]o provide clinicians and other health care practitioners with recommendations for the management of patients in the United States with suspected or established Lyme disease.”[79] Because medical guidelines are intended to assist practitioners and patients about appropriate health care, they should be based on all available scientific evidence. But when the IDSA developed its Lyme treatment Guidelines, it “refused to accept or meaningfully consider information regarding the existence of chronic Lyme disease.”[80]

The 2006 IDSA Guidelines are also problematic because they actually “promote the idea that Lyme is a simple, rare illness that is easy to avoid, difficult to acquire, simple to diagnose, and easily treated and cured with 30 days of antibiotics.”[81] This is simply not true. Lyme disease “often goes undiagnosed for months, years, or even forever in some patients, and [it] can render the patient chronically ill and even totally disabled.”[82] In addition, Lyme patients are often misdiagnosed because Lyme disease can manifest itself in many different ways.[83] Lyme patients have been misdiagnosed with numerous conditions, including chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis,[84] multiple sclerosis, heart disease, and numerous neurological and psychological conditions,[85] such as autism, strokes, and bipolar disorder.[86]

The IDSA and its 2006 Guidelines are emphatic that antibiotics should not be used for more than a month.[87] But even when Lyme patients receive the IDSA-recommended treatment, many patients do not respond to this treatment and continue to have symptoms for years,[88] suggesting that a chronic form of the disease exists.[89] This, in turn, has led to the most controversial and problematic issue with the 2006 IDSA Guidelines—chronic Lyme disease.

Even though there are “more than 19,000 scientific studies on tick-borne diseases” that suggest chronic Lyme disease exists,[90] doctors and researchers who follow the IDSA guidelines dismiss the notion that a Lyme infection can persist after a thirty-day dose of oral antibiotics and condemn the use of long-term antibiotics,[91] claiming they are useless and potentially harmful.[92] But the ILADS has a divergent view: persistent and recurring symptoms demonstrate a continuing and chronic infection,[93] which does not always respond to the IDSA’s limited duration of two to four weeks of antibiotic treatment.[94] And despite all of the evidence concerning chronic Lyme disease, the 2006 IDSA Guidelines actually dismiss chronic Lyme disease as nothing more than “the aches and pains of daily living.”[95] The IDSA’s dismissal of the existence of chronic Lyme is problematic because the 2006 ISDA Guidelines have been “widely cited [by many doctors and insurance companies] for conclusions that chronic Lyme disease is nonexistent.”[96]

The opposing view, which is held by the ILADS and the doctors who treat chronic Lyme patients, is that the IDSA’s 30-day treatment course is “arbitrary.” [97] This opposing view is supported by a substantial body of scientific evidence that demonstrates that many chronic Lyme patients have obtained relief from their pain and suffering, and some have been cured by the use of long-term antibiotics, including intravenous antibiotics.[98] The doctors who treat chronic Lyme patients have further condemned standardized guidelines, such as the 2006 IDSA Guidelines, arguing that these guidelines prevent them from using their own clinical judgment in diagnosing and treating Lyme disease.[99]

Besides persistent health problems, such as crippling muscle and joint pain, disabling fatigue, arthritis, neurological disorders, and cardiac disorders,[100] when the Lyme bacteria invade the brain, many chronic Lyme patients also suffer from depression, thoughts of suicide, “brain fog,” [101] “headache, . . . weakness, memory or concentration difficulties, . . . clumsiness, bladder or bowel dysfunction, . . . [and] visual loss.”[102] Because many antibiotics do not effectively penetrate the blood-brain barrier, these antibiotics are not transported to the brain.[103] Consequently, these patients must be treated with intravenous antibiotics because when the antibiotics are “delivered directly into the blood, they bypass the digestive system where some of the medication is lost.”[104] And even though chronic Lyme sufferers often respond to intravenous antibiotic therapy,[105] the 2006 IDSA Guidelines do not recommend intravenous antibiotic treatment for any Lyme patients.[106]

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[1]. Interview with Lyme Disease Sufferer, in Auburn Hills, Mich. (Mar. 2, 2009).

[2]. See Examining the Adequacy of Current Diagnostic Measures and Research Activities in the Prevention and Treatment of Lyme Disease: Hearing Before the S. Comm. on Labor & Human Res., 103d Cong. 54, 56 (1993) [hereinafter 1993 Hearing] (statement of Dr. Joseph Burrascano, Jr., Physician) (stating that some patients have seen more than 40 “different physicians over several years before being properly diagnosed”); Stephen Smith, Diagnosis: Controversy More Than Two Decades Since the Threat of Lyme Disease was Recognized, Doctors and Patients are Still Warring over how to Identify and Treat it, Bos. Globe, June 25, 2007, http://www.boston.com/news/globe/health_science/articles/2007/06/25/diagnosis_controversy/. Dr. Raphael Stricker, past-president of the International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society (ILADS), states that most patients have “been to 10 to 20 doctors who can’t diagnose them.” Id.

[3]. Gary P. Wormser, et. al., Infectious Diseases Soc’y Am., The Clinical Assessment, Treatment, and Prevention of Lyme Disease, Human Granulocytic Anaplasmosis, and Babesiosis: Clinical Practice Guidelines by the Infectious Diseases Society of America, 1089 (2006) [hereinafter 2006 IDSA Guidelines].

[4]. “ILADS is a nonprofit, international, multi-disciplinary medical society dedicated to the diagnosis and appropriate treatment of Lyme and its associated diseases.” ILADS, About ILADS, Int’l Lyme & Associated Diseases Soc’y, http://www.ilads.org/about_ILADS/about_us.html (last visited Oct. 10, 2010).

[5]. ILADS, ILADS Lyme Disease Treatment Guidelines Summary, Int’l Lyme & Associated Diseases Soc’y, http://www.ilads.org/lyme_disease/treatment_guidelines_summary.html (last visited Oct. 10, 2010).

[6]. See 1993 Hearing, supra note 2, at 54-55.

[7]. Press Release, Int’l Lyme & Associated Diseases Soc’y, Historic Hearings on Most Controversial Disease in U.S. (July 26, 2009), available at http://www.ilads.org/news/lyme_press_releases/60.html; see also Kenneth B. Singleton, The Lyme Disease Solution, at xxi (2008) (stating that each year, the CDC “reports more than 20,000 diagnosed cases of Lyme disease in the United States, but . . . [s]ome estimates place the actual number of cases at 10 times or more higher than reported cases”).

[8]. In Re Lyme Disease: Public Hearing Before the Conn. Dep’t of Pub. Health, 177, 179 (Conn. Jan. 29, 2004) (statement of Dr. Stephen Sinatra, Cardiologist), available at http://www.ct.gov/ag/lib/ag/health/0129lyme.pdf.

[9]. Press Release, Lyme Disease Ass’n, Settlement Announced in Landmark Investigation of Lyme Disease Diagnosis and Treatment Guidelines (May 1, 2008), available at http://www.lymediseaseassociation.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=308.

[10]. See An Agreement Between the Attorney General of the State of Connecticut and the Infectious Diseases Society of America (2008) [hereinafter 2008 Settlement Agreement], available at http://www.ct.gov/ag/lib/ag/health/idsaagreement.pdf. Connecticut’s Attorney General, Richard Blumenthal, investigated the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA), for anti-trust violations. Press Release, Lyme Disease Ass’n, supra note 9.

[11]. Guidelines by Topic, Nat’l Guideline Clearinghouse, http://www.guideline.gov/browse/by-topic.aspx (last visited Oct. 10, 2010). Interestingly, the 2006 IDSA Lyme Guidelines are listed on the National Guideline Clearinghouse Website, but the ILDSA Guidelines are not listed on the Website. See Guideline Summary, Nat’l Guideline Clearinghouse, http://www.guideline.gov/content.aspx?id=9537&search=lyme+guidelines (last visited Oct. 10, 2010).

[12]. A Brief History of Lyme Disease in Connecticut, Conn. Dep’t of Pub. Health, http://www.ct.gov/dph/cwp/view.asp?a=3136&q=388506 (last modified June 2, 2010); Singleton, supra note 7, at 13.

[13]. Where did Lyme Disease Come From? Is it New?, Lyme Disease Found., http://www.lyme.org/ld_history.html (last visited Oct. 10, 2010).

[14]. Id.; see also Singleton, supra note 7, at 14.

[15]. A Brief History of Lyme Disease in Connecticut, supra note 12; see also Singleton, supra note 7, at 4, 13.

[16]. The scientific name for the black-legged deer tick is Ixodesscapularis. Press Release, Infectious Diseases Soc’y Am., Updated Guidelines on Diagnosis, Treatment of Lyme Disease (Oct. 2, 2006) [hereinafter Press Release, IDSA], available at http://www.idsociety.org/Content.aspx?id=3744.

[17]. See id.

[18]. Singleton, supra note 7, at 6.

[19]. See Press Release, IDSA, supra note 16.

[20]. See Constance A. Bean with Lesley Ann Fein, Beating Lyme: Understanding and Treating This Complex and Often Misdiagnosed Disease, at xii (2008); Singleton, supra note 7, at 5.

[21]. Bean, supra note 20.

[22]. See id. at 174.

[23]. PCR is an acronym for polymerase chain reaction.

[24]. In Re Lyme Disease, supra note 8, at 57 (statement of Elise Brady, Lyme Disease Patient).

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I have been diagnosed with Lyme Disease since, 2005

The Majority of the treatment I attempted for the disease, was with antibiotics, which made me ill. I would try to take them before I went running, hoping to maximize their efficiency.

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My most distinct “symptom” of the disease is a signature symptom, tinnitus, my ears ring. The ringing in my ears modulated directly in response to the effectiveness of the treatment. I could hear both changes frequency and pitch, so I know how well any treatment works.

If I stopped the treatment however, the disease was quick to return loud and clear, and only when I took a higher than recommended dose of tetracycline , did my ears ever stop ringing, its like having a turbine ocean in my head 24/7 rising and falling. I deduced tentatively that individual colonies have their own strength and frequency based of their environment and their [electrical] reproductive potential. I was “hearing” a composite of these signals with interference patterns, peaks and oscillations.

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Left Untreated, Lyme Disease Can Kill

Untreated, Lyme Disease Can Kill

Borreliosis, or Lyme disease, is an infectious disease caused by bacteria that is carried by several varieties of tick. It often is brought into a home by pets. Ticks also live in tall grasses and may cling to people and animals as they walk by. It is the most common disease of its kind in the Northern Hemisphere. When an infected tick bites, the disease is able to grow and spread. Most, though not all, people who have the disease become ill. The first stage symptoms are characterized by chills, fever, headaches, lethargy, and muscle pain. It resembles the common flu.

Some patients develop a round, “bulls-eye” rash. This is the spot of the tick bite. Antibiotics are used to treat this stage of the disease. Symptoms for stage two of Lyme disease are not consistent, and may disappear on their own. Many patients that exhibit stage two symptoms do not have the rash that characterizes stage one. In addition to the aforementioned symptoms, many patients experience blurred vision, fainting, stiff neck and joint inflammation. Facial paralysis, hallucinations, nausea, and vomiting are not uncommon. Antibiotics are given to these patients intravenously, due to the severity of its affect on the nervous system.

If left untreated and Lyme disease moves to stage three, it will not only affect the skin and joints, but may cause damage to the brain, muscles and bones. Symptoms, in addition to those mentioned in stages one and two, include sensitivity to light, confusion, memory loss and sleep disorders. This stage may develop months, or even years after being contracted. A round of antibiotics that lasts up to 28 days is the standard treatment. Depending on the severity of the symptoms and age of the patient, they may be administered intravenously. Blood tests are most often used to diagnosis the disease.

Despite the number of people bitten by ticks each year, most do not contract Lyme disease. Symptoms, once manifest, may last for three to four weeks. There are several steps that can be taken to reduce the chances of contracting this disease. When a tick is found on a body, whether human or a pet, it should be removed immediately.  If it is removed within 36 hours, the transmission rates for the disease are close to zero. Colloidal silver has been an effective deterrent when used to treat the symptoms of the disease. For more information, visit the site.

I have been diagnosed with Lyme Disease since, 2005.

The Majority of the treatment I attempted for the disease, was with antibiotics , which made me ill. I would try to take them before I went running, hoping to maximize their efficiency.

But I could, and would function with antibiotics , I was able to responded for three months to Hurricanes Katrina and Wilma while taking Amoxicillin though I was constantly nauseous.

My most distinct “symptom” of the disease is a signature symptom, tinnitus, my ears ring. The ringing in my ears modulated directly in response to the effectiveness of the treatment. I could hear both changes frequency and pitch, so I know how well any treatment works.

If I stopped the treatment however, the disease was quick to return loud and clear, and only when I took a higher than recommended dose of tetracycline , did my ears ever stop ringing, its like having a turbine ocean in my head 24/7 rising and falling. I deduced tentatively that individual colonies have their own strength and frequency based of their environment and their [electrical] reproductive potential. I was “hearing” a composite of these signals with interference patterns, peaks and oscillations.

I found NutraSilver in 2007 while reading about Morgellons, and decided to give it a try.

I know that NutraSilver, with almost unparalleled success against all known pathogens, has medicinal value beyond its field use as a water cleansing agent. NutraSilver® and its new partner MMS are vital to the survival, and early growth of new families in a manner, Untraumatized by new and emerging diseases like Borrelia burgdorferi or Morgellons (trematode infection).

How do I know that NutraSilver has value, as in antibiotic value you ask ? Because since October 2007 I haven’t been using antibiotics at all! I have been using NutraSilver®, exclusively!

My experience with NutraSilver was astounding, I could mix any where from 30 to 150 drops of NutraSilver per day, in a standard bottled water, and treat my disease while at work, with no ill effects.

The ringing has stopped several times only to resume fainter, each time, so I am getting close to what I consider remission. I Thank Jesus For NutraSilver and Medical Pioneers who made it reality. I did however have to cut out soft drinks and try to not eat sugar which this disease thrives on!

My regimen was to take three or more daily doses of NutraSilver in a plastic 12 ounce bottled water and then once a week to go for one or more 150 drop “Reduction Doses” in my Standard U.S. Military one quart Canteen.

Don’t Allow Ticks To Steal Your Life!!!

What ticks cause infections?

There are many different types of ticks in the United States, some of which are capable of transmitting infections. The risk of developing these infections depends upon the geographic location, season of the year, type of tick, and, for Lyme disease, how long the tick was attached to the skin.

While many people are concerned after being bitten by a tick, the risk of acquiring a tick-borne infection is quite low, even if the tick has been attached, fed, and is actually carrying an infectious agent. Ticks transmit infection only after they have attached and then taken a blood meal from their new host [1]. A tick that has not attached (and therefore has not yet become engorged from its blood meal) has not passed any infection. Since the deer tick that transmits Lyme disease must feed for >36 hours before transmission of the spirochete, the risk of acquiring Lyme disease from an observed tick bite, for example, is only 1.2 to 1.4 percent, even in an area where the disease is common.

If a person is bitten by a deer tick (the type of tick that carries Lyme disease), a healthcare provider will likely advise one of two approaches:

  • Observe and treat if signs or symptoms of infection develop
  • Treat with a preventive antibiotic immediately

There is no benefit of blood testing for Lyme disease at the time of the tick bite; even people who become infected will not have a positive blood test until approximately two to six weeks after the infection develops (post-tick bite).

The history of the tick bite will largely determine which of these options is chosen. Before seeking medical attention, the affected person or household member should carefully remove the tick and make note of its appearance. Only the Ixodes species of tick, also known as the deer tick, causes Lyme disease.

HOW TO REMOVE A TICK

The proper way to remove a tick is to use a set of fine tweezers and grip the tick as close to the skin as is possible. Do not use a smoldering match or cigarette, nail polish, petroleum jelly (eg, Vaseline), liquid soap, or kerosene because they may irritate the tick and cause it to behave like a syringe, injecting bodily fluids into the wound.

The proper technique for tick removal includes the following:

  • Use fine tweezers to grasp the tick as close to the skin surface as possible.
  • Pull backwards gently but firmly, using an even, steady pressure. Do not jerk or twist.
  • Do not squeeze, crush, or puncture the body of the tick, since its bodily fluids may contain infection-causing organisms.
  • After removing the tick, wash the skin and hands thoroughly with soap and water.
  • If any mouth parts of the tick remain in the skin, these should be left alone; they will be expelled on their own. Attempts to remove these parts may result in significant skin trauma.

AFTER THE TICK IS REMOVED

Tick characteristics — It is helpful if the person can provide information about the size of the tick, whether it was actually attached to the skin, if it was engorged (that is, full of blood), and how long it was attached.

  • The size and color of the tick help to determine what kind of tick it was
  • Ticks that are brown and approximately the size of a poppy seed or pencil point are deer ticks. These can transmit Borrelia burgdorferi (the bacterium that causes Lyme disease) and a number of other tick-borne infections, including babesiosis and anaplasmosis. Deer ticks live primarily in the northeast and mid-Atlantic region (Maine to Virginia) and in the midwest (Minnesota and Wisconsin) region of the United States, and less commonly in the western US (northern California).
  • Ticks that are brown with a white collar and about the size of a pencil eraser are more likely to be dog ticks (Dermacentor species). These ticks do not carry Lyme disease, but can rarely carry another tick-borne infection called Rocky Mountain spotted fever that can be serious or even fatal.
  • A brown to black tick with a white splotch on its back is likely a female Amblyomma americanum (Lone Star tick; named after the white splotch). This species of tick has been reported to spread an illness called STARI (southern tick-associated rash illness). STARI causes a rash that is similar to the erythema migrans rash, but without the other features of Lyme disease. Although this rash is thought to be caused by an infection, a cause for the infection has not yet been identified. This type of tick can also carry and transmit another infection called human monocytic ehrlichiosis.
  • A tick that was not attached, was easy to remove or just walking on the skin, and was still flat and tiny and not full of blood when it was removed could not have transmitted Lyme disease or any other infection since it had not yet taken a blood meal.
  • Only ticks that are attached and have finished feeding or are near the end of their meal can transmit Lyme disease. After arriving on the skin, the tick that spreads Lyme disease usually takes 24 hours before feeding begins.
  • Even if a tick is attached, it must have taken a blood meal to transmit Lyme disease. At least 36 to 48 hours of feeding is required for a tick to have fed and then transmit the bacterium that causes Lyme disease. After this amount of time, the tick will be engorged (full of blood). An engorged tick has a globular shape and is larger than an un-engorged one.

The organism that causes Lyme disease, B. burgdorferi, lies dormant in the inner aspect of the tick’s midgut. The organism becomes active only after exposure to the warm blood meal entering the tick’s gut. Once active, the organism enters the tick’s salivary glands. As the tick feeds, it must get rid of excess water through the salivary glands. Thus, the tick will literally salivate organisms into the wound, thereby passing the infection to the host.

Need for treatment — The clinician will review the description of the tick, along with any physical symptoms, to decide upon a course of action. The Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) recommends preventive treatment with antibiotics only in people who meet ALL of the following criteria:

  • Attached tick identified as an adult or nymphal I. scapularis (deer) tick
  • Tick is estimated to have been attached for ≥36 hours (based upon how engorged the tick appears or the amount of time since outdoor exposure)
  • Antibiotic treatment can begin within 72 hours of tick removal
  • The local rate of tick infection with B. burgdorferi is ≥20 percent (known to occur in parts of New England, parts of the mid-Atlantic states, and parts of Minnesota and Wisconsin)
  • The person can take doxycycline (eg, the person is not pregnant or breastfeeding or a child <8 years of age)

If the person meets ALL of the above criteria, the recommended dose of doxycycline is a single dose of 200 mg for adults and 4 mg/kg, up to a maximum dose of 200 mg, in children ≥ 8 years.

If the person cannot take doxycycline, the IDSA does not recommend preventive treatment with an alternate antibiotic for several reasons: there are no data to support a short course of another antibiotic, a longer course of antibiotics may have side effects, antibiotic treatment is highly effective if Lyme disease were to develop, and the risk of developing a serious complication of Lyme disease after a recognized bite is extremely low.

When you no longer wish to take antibiotics…

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  • NutraSilver® is a fast and effective Lyme Disease Treatment

MONITORING FOR LYME DISEASE

Many people have incorrect information about Lyme disease. For example, some people are concerned that Lyme disease is untreatable if antibiotics are not given early (this is untrue; even later features of Lyme disease can be effectively treated with appropriate antibiotics). Many local Lyme disease networks and national organizations disseminate unproven information and should not be the sole source of education about Lyme disease.

Signs of Lyme disease — Whether or not a clinician is consulted after a tick bite, the person who was bitten (or the parents, if a child was bitten) should observe the area of the bite for expanding redness, which would suggest erythema migrans (EM), the characteristic rash of Lyme disease.

The EM rash is usually a salmon color although, rarely, it can be an intense red, sometimes resembling a skin infection. The color may be almost uniform. The lesion typically expands over a few days or weeks and can reach over 20 cm (8 inches) in diameter. As the rash expands, it can become clear (skin-colored) in the center. The center of the rash can then appear a lighter color than its edges or the rash can develop into a series of concentric rings giving it a “bull’s eye” appearance. The rash usually causes no symptoms, although burning or itching has been reported.

In people with early localized Lyme disease, EM occurs within one month of the tick bite, typically within a week of the tick bite, although only one-third of people recall the tick bite that gave them Lyme disease. Components of tick saliva can cause a short-lived (24 to 48 hours) rash that should not be confused with EM. This reaction usually does not expand to a size larger than a dime.

Here is How Morgellons and Lyme Disease Can be Eliminated

  Julie      April 24, 2009

I developed painful sores on my left shoulder with stinging and biting pain and ferocious itching out of the blue in August 2006. The sores did not heal and spread down my arm. Everything worsened at night. After trying everything I could think of on my own and getting no results, I went to see my Kaiser doc and asked him if it could be scabies. He examined me and said it did not look like scabies, but took a skin scraping. He looked at it under a microscope and said he saw no mites or evidence of scabies. He had no answers or solution. The condition escalated in the following weeks and new sores erupted on my right upper shoulder that spread down that arm. I also began to get the sores on my neck and upper back. They all started the same way. It felt like I was being stung from the inside out with intense pain and itching, then the sore would erupt like a small volcano. Extrusions of tiny hard rod shaped granules exuded from the lesions. The lesions spread and became large scabby sores. It was ugly and I concealed my arms by wearing long sleeved shirts even though it was in the 90’s outside. I collected some of these granules and looked at them under a microscope. There was a cell wall with blue fibers within the structure. I’d been conducting research via the internet and read about Morgellons. Even though I didn’t have the fiber aspect of this condition, I believe I would have gotten to that point had I not been introduced to NutraSilver®. I participated in a beta test using NutraSilver®. Within one week, the lesions began to heal and dissipate. After a few weeks, almost all of the sores were gone. I continued to experience outbreaks of the stinging and biting sensation that coincided with the full and new moon lunar phase. This phenomenon is consistent with reproduction in parasites and worms. As long as I took NutraSilver®, the outbreaks were minor and the tiny sores healed immediately. If I stopped, the lesions rapidly multiplied and spread. I have now been taking NutraSilver® daily for over 2 yrs. I take 30 drops 2-3x/day. If I stop, the lesions recur.

In my research online, I had read that there was a strong correlation between Morgellons and Lyme disease. Over 95% with Morgellons symptoms test positive for Lyme. I was tested and found to be infected with Lyme also. I am self treating for chronic late stage Lyme with herbal antibiotics. Because I also have liver disease (Hep C) and cannot take antibiotics long-term as they damage the liver, I have to be very careful. Some of the treatments others had been trying for Morgellons such as de-wormers (ivermectin, etc.) were not a viable option for me. The battle with Lyme is an endless pursuit as well. I have improved greatly, but the continuous cycling and assault also correlating to the lunar phases requires sustained effort and fortitude. Detoxification protocols such as coffee enemas and the use of French green clay among other things are essential. It’s a roller coaster ride to say the least…and not a thrilling one at that.

I have found many other uses for NutraSilver® (NS). It will cure a sty or eye infection (in humans or pets) effectively in very short time (a day or 2 at most). Just put a drop or 2 directly into the eye. I also add 4-5 drops to my neti pot along with Himalayan salt for nasal washing. I use it in my ears with Karl’s formula or hydrogen peroxide. First, I lie on my side and pour the Karl’s formula (a combination of H202 and homeopathic remedies) or H202 into the ear. Then I add 2-3 drops of NS. It will fizz like an explosion of fireworks for about 10 minutes, but effectively treats ear infections. After it stops fizzing, just hold a wadded up tissue next to your ear and drain it by tilting to the side. Repeat in both ears 2x/day until ear issue resolves. You will have to clean your ears later as it leaves a blackish residue.

Initially, along with the Morgellons lesions, I also developed the same type of stinging pain deep within my ears and removed the same small rod shaped granules via a cotton swab from deep in my ear canal. I also had severe tinnitus particularly worse with the new and full moon as well. NutraSilver® helped with this symptom too and I haven’t had the ear extrusions for several months now. I still have some ringing in my right ear, but much less and muted…also cyclic with the lunar phase.

I have used NS topically on sores and cuts and on my pets who get unexplained “hot spots”. I want to add that you should not apply NS topically to Morgellons lesions. It drives them to migrate to another site. You must take it internally. It is essential for me to stay on NutraSilver® at this point. I know it works and has been preventing a most horrendous condition from escalating out of control. I don’t know if I will ever be “cured”, but at least I have found something that holds this mysterious illness at bay.

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How Effective is NutraSilver on Lyme Disease?

The answer at this time is simple; we still do not know.  Some Lyme disease sufferers report little if any results, while others report astounding results.

Tick bite and Lyme "bulls-eye rash"

Lyme disease is a very complex and controversial disease, to say the least.  Many MD’s and scientists still believe it does not exist. Others have devoted their lives to the treatment and irradiation of the disease.

The reader may recall a picture of President George W. Bush sporting a very large Lyme lesion under his left eye in November of 2007.  For those who endure Lyme, it certainly is as real as their painful existences.

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Interestingly enough, many NutraSilver users with Lyme disease report that within a few weeks they experienced a dramatic and profound reduction of symptoms and some have even reported that their symptoms have left them entirely.  The joy that is expressed by these new symptom-free Lyme people is amazing. Most report that they are able to resume their lives as if they never had Lyme disease; they return to work, their families and their social lives pain-free.

The foundation of Lyme Disease is Borealis bacteria. The key word here is bacteria. NutraSilver paralyses an enzyme within the bacteria that allows it to metabolize oxygen; the bacterium suffocates and dies in about 5 to 6 minutes.  Many of the co-infections associated with Lyme are bacteria, viruses and yeast-based pathogens. NutraSilver has shown to be effective against these pathogens in FDA-certified lab tests and most recently in MRSA lab tests.

NutraSilver® Effectiveness

NutraSilver® has undergone extensive testing by third-party laboratories, validating its effectiveness in killing a variety of water borne bacteria.

There is no doubt that more research is warranted and we invite those interested in discovering the real truth about the effectiveness of NutraSilver to identify themselves and work together to unravel the mystery of Lyme disease and how NutraSilver can play a role in elimination of Lyme disease from the human body.

List of Lyme Disease Symptoms

Every organ and organ system can be affected, here’s a list of some of the Lyme Disease symptoms as they relate to

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specific areas of the body:

  • Head – headache, neck pain, facial pain and paralysis, difficulty chewing, pain in teeth, dry mouth, loss of taste/smell, numb tongue/mouth. Peculiar metallic or salty taste is also common in LD. This is likely due to the BLPs present in the system.
  • Bladder — frequent or painful urination, repeated urinary tract infections, irritable bladder, interstitial cystitis.
  • Lung — respiratory infection, cough, asthma, pneumonia, pleurisy, chest pains
  • Ear — pain, hearing loss, ringing (tinnitus), sensitivity to noise, dizziness & equilibrium disorders.
  • Eyes — pain due to inflammation (sclerotic, uveitis, optic neuritis), dry eyes, sensitivity to light, drooping of eyelid (ptosis), conjunctivitis, blurry or double vision, swelling around eyes / bags below the eyes.
  • Throat — sore throat, swollen glands, cough, hoarseness, difficulty swallowing
  • Neurological — headaches, facial paralysis, seizures, meningitis, stiff neck, burning, tingling, or prickling sensations (parenthesis), loss of reflexes, loss of coordination, equilibrium problems/dizziness (these symptoms mimic an MS, ALS, or Parkinson’s like syndrome)
  • Stomach — pain, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, abdominal cramps, anorexia
  • Heart — weakness, dizziness, irregular heart-beat, myocarditis, pericarditis, palpitations, heart block, enlarged heart, fainting, shortness of breath, chest pain, mitral valve prolapse.
  • Muscle & skeletal system — arthralgias (joint pain), fibromyalgia (muscle inflammation and pain)
  • Other Organs — liver infection / hepatitis, elevated liver enzymes, enlarged spleen, swollen testicles, and irregular or ceased menses.
  • Neuropsychiatric — mood swings, irritability, anxiety, rage (Lyme rage), poor concentration, cognitive loss, memory loss, loss of appetite, mental deterioration, depression, disorientation, insomnia
  • Pregnancy — miscarriage, premature birth, birth defects, stillbirth
  • Skin – EM, single or multiple rash, hives, ACA
  • Another interesting symptom often noticed is an increased susceptibility to electrostatic shock. This is likely due to the BLPs causing a change in the electro-potential in our cells/nervous system.
  • Some of these toxins are likely sodium channel agonists and can change the electrical potential of our body. Thus, the likelihood of electro-static shock.

One or more of these symptoms is not diagnostic for LD, except for a bulls-eye EM rash. A diagnosis for LD is a clinical one and must be made by a physician experienced in recognizing LD symptoms and history, experienced in interpreting lab results and recognizing a response to treatment. Always remember that negative serological tests are not reliable and cannot be used solely for a diagnosis. These tests frequently are incorrectly negative.

The Bottom Line

  • Lyme disease, when diagnosed early, is readily treatable with oral antibiotics.

    Caught early, Lyme is easy to eradicate with simple antibiotics

  • Positive antibody tests, by themselves, do not provide a sufficient basis for diagnosing Lyme disease. The diagnosis should be based on the overall clinical picture, including medical history and physical findings.
  • Negative antibody testing after the first few weeks strongly suggests that the patient does not have Lyme disease.
  • Many patients with chronic, nonspecific symptoms (such as headaches, fatigue, muscle aches, mental confusion, or sleep disturbances) mistakenly believe they have Lyme disease.
  • Intravenous antibiotic therapy, when given appropriately, should not last more than a month. It should not be given unless oral antibiotic therapy has failed and persistent active infection has been demonstrated by culture, biopsy, or other bacteriologic technique.
  • Malariotherapy, intracellular hyperthermia therapy, hyperbaric oxygen therapy, colloidal silver, dietary supplements, and herbs are not appropriate measures for treating Lyme disease. Doctors who recommend them should be avoided.

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Morgellons Disease; At Last Some Real Answers

Scientist Zero In on the Cause of Morgellons Disease

Bovine digital dermatitis

full credit goes to;

Marianne J Middelveen
Raphael B Stricker

Bovine digital dermatitis (BDD) is an emerging infectious disease that causes lameness, decreased milk production, and weight loss in livestock. Proliferative stages of bovine digital dermatitis demonstrate keratin filament formation in skin above the hooves in affected animals. The multifactorial etiology of digital dermatitis is not well understood, but spirochetes and other coinfecting microorganisms have been implicated in the pathogenesis of this veterinary illness. Morgellons disease is an emerging human dermopathy characterized by the presence of filamentous fibers of undetermined composition, both in lesions and subdermally. While the etiology of Morgellons disease is unknown, there is serological and clinical evidence linking this phenomenon to Lyme borreliosis and coinfecting tick-borne agents. Although the microscopy of Morgellons filaments has been described in the medical literature, the structure and pathogenesis of these fibers is poorly understood. In contrast, most microscopy of digital dermatitis has focused on associated pathogens and histology rather than the morphology of late-stage filamentous fibers. Clinical, laboratory, and microscopic characteristics of these two diseases are compared.

Actual Morgellons Fiber

The fact that unusual fiber or filament production is associated with spirochetal infection in BDD might suggest that a similar process is involved in Morgellons disease. Patients with Morgellons disease have evidence of spirochetal infection demonstrated by serological reactivity to B. burgdorferi antigens, clinical Lyme diagnosis, and symptoms consistent with Lyme disease. Both BDD and Morgellons disease appear to have a multifactorial etiology involving spirochetes and coinfecting pathogens. They are both emerging, rapidly spreading diseases. Both BDD and Morgellons disease are predominantly found in females, and a female predominance in patients with persistent Lyme symptoms has likewise been demonstrated.

BDD is recognized by veterinarians to be an important cause of morbidity in dairy cattle, causing a significant financial loss for the dairy industry and justifying the degree of research attention it has received. In the case of Morgellons disease, mainstream medicine has written off people with unexplained dermopathy as delusional. Media and the Internet are said to be factors contributing to its increasing incidence and geographical spread. The Internet through its ability to instantly disperse information, reliable or not, is blamed for misinforming patients and causing support of disease beliefs that are said to lack scientific evidence. The lack of a universally accepted clinical definition for Morgellons disease has resulted in patients with various diseases, some psychiatric and others not, being categorized together in many studies. On the other hand, the few researchers who have examined patients exhibiting dermopathy with fibers that are subcutaneous or imbedded in lesions have provided convincing evidence that the disease is not self-inflicted and that a pathogen may be involved. Some patients with itchy dermopathy can be expected to scratch lesions, but that does not mean that an underlying pathology does not exist.

Actual Morgellons Lesion

There is strong evidence that Morgellons is not a delusional disease. Fibers are found under unbroken skin, indicating that they are not self-inflicted. Because they are not self-implanted textile fibers, they must be produced within the skin. The lack of detectible pathogens in lesions suggests also that fibers are human cell products.

BDD are the cells most likely to produce these fibers. They are the predominant cells found in skin, and they are found in hair follicles. Fibers have been found embedded in and piercing skin, and they have been observed growing out of hair follicles. Recently we examined patterns of fiber formation in patients with Morgellons disease, and we found that these fibers possess physical and microscopic characteristics of keratin, often with elaborate shapes and reflected colors.

In view of the above discussion, there is evolving evidence that Morgellons fibers have physical properties consistent with keratin. Keratin and chitin are the strongest known biofibers, and keratin shows no cellular structure. Likewise Morgellons fibers are very strong and show no cellular structure, consistent with keratin filaments. They are colored blue, red, purple, and black, which are all colors found naturally in keratin. Solvents have not been able to extract pigments. Keratin can demonstrate different colors including blue, red, and purple, not from pigment production but from microscopic refractive structures that produce constructive interference of light diffracting from structural layers.  Bacteria have been shown to influence and enhance color intensity in keratin.96 The fibers demonstrate a “metallic-looking” sheen, consistent with keratin and iridescent coloring. Morgellons fibers fluoresce under ultraviolet light, a property that has been observed to occur with keratin fibers. Thus keratin composition may explain the “mysterious” fibers in Morgellons disease. The etiopathogenesis of these fibers remains to be determined.

While scientific research has elucidated many clinical and laboratory features of BDD, much of the mystery surrounding Morgellons disease has yet to be resolved. The belief held by mainstream medicine that Morgellons disease is a delusional psychiatric illness deters scientific investigation concerning this phenomenon. Morgellons disease does not appear to be a delusional disease, as demonstrated by fibers occurring under unbroken skin, and patients with Morgellons disease have clinical and laboratory evidence indicating an infectious inflammatory disease process similar to BDD. Comparison between these emerging pathologies may reveal the secrets behind the human dermopathy.

the following are pictures of Morgellons lesions both before and after using NutraSilver;

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Ginger Savely, DNP: Compassionate Care or More Money?

Ginger Savely, DNP has been specializing in the treatment of Lyme disease and other tick borne diseases since the year 2000 and in the newly emerging Morgellons disease since 2003. She is a member of the prestigious International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society (ILADS) and follows their approach to diagnosis and treatment. Dr. Savely has more clinical experience with Morgellons disease than any other health care provider in the world.  [really?]

Can you Afford Dr. Savely?

  1. The first consult lasts about an hour and a half and costs $600.
  2. The second visit, when lab results are discussed and a treatment plan is formulated is about an hour and costs $400.
  3. After that, follow up visits are about a half hour and cost $200.
  4. The total charge for lab work will be approximately $800.
  5. your monthly prescription costs can be as high as about $1,000
  6. Treatment length is highly variable and for some may last as long as 3-5 years.
  7. Dr. Savely does not have time to discuss during the visit (exercise, supplements, nutrition, etc.)
  8. We do not accept or file insurance and Dr. Savely is not a Medicare provider.

I guess you can get as much medical attention for Morgellons as you can afford. I am afraid to add up all of the above costs: how about you?

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Lyme Disease Pictures

Lyme Disease is Now a Global Problem.  Below are some current pictures of Lyme Disease.  We share them for educational purposes only. 

 

This is how small a tick is.

Lyme Disease Tick

Most common type of Lyme boil

Actual Lyme boils

Different kind of Lyme boils

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Lyme Disease Conquered Without Antibiotics by Stricken Woman

According to the US CDCLyme disease is caused by the bacterium Borrelia burgdorferi and is transmitted to humans by the bite of an infected blacklegged tick. Typical symptoms include fever, headache, fatigue, and a characteristic skin rash called erythema migrans. If left untreated, infection can spread to joints, the heart, and the nervous system. Lyme disease is diagnosed based on symptoms, physical findings (e.g., rash), and the possibility of exposure to infected ticks; laboratory testing is helpful when used appropriately. Most cases of Lyme disease can be treated successfully with a few weeks of antibiotics. Steps to preventLyme disease include using insect repellent, removing ticks promptly, landscaping, and integrated pest management. The ticks that transmit Lyme disease can occasionally transmit other tick-borne diseases as well.

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Linda_S                    February 11, 2011

“I believe that NutraSilver has been a major component of my being healed from Lyme Disease. I contracted it in September of 2000 from a tick bite, but wasn’t diagnosed until July of 2001 so I have been battling the chronic form ever since.  I would say my “cure” is still ongoing, but I am symptom free (finally!) as of December 2010.  I know the Lyme CANNOT defend itself against NutraSilver and so wherever it still lurks in my body, my strengthened immune system plus the silver is seeking it out and destroying it as I still take 25-30 drops 1-2X per day. My doctor started me on it (30-40 drops 3X/day) in June of 2009.

Worried Lyme Doctor

“I was on a different form of silver by IV push 3x/week for two and a half months in 2008 and did not see the results I saw with just a few months of drops taken orally.  I also take it for any type of viral infection that happens to take hold of me and actually cause symptoms (which happens rarely).  My family and friends were reluctant to believe at first, but now know by experience the power of NutraSilver (the “only one that works” my doctor says).  I was also healed of systemic Candidiasis which plagues most Lyme sufferers.

“All in all, this stuff IS the silver bullet (ha!) you are looking for if you suffer from Lyme Disease.  It may take awhile, but it is effective and thorough. I combined it with homeopathy and rife treatments.

“Thank you NutraSilver!!!!”

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