Doctors at odds about risk of Lyme di...

Doctors at odds about risk of Lyme disease in Texas

There are 5 comments on the Monterey County Herald story from Oct 11, 2009, titled Doctors at odds about risk of Lyme disease in Texas. In it, Monterey County Herald reports that:

For 50 years, David Kocurek watched as his body mysteriously turned on him. Starting at the age of 7, he suffered from debilitating ailments: relentless headaches.

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Pete

Bristol, UK

#1 Oct 11, 2009
Vitamin d is important to the function of the innate immune system, the innate system being separate from the active system of antibodies etc.

Therefore low vitamin d levels allows viruses and bacteria to persist in the body. Lyme disease does not cause low vitamin d, low vitamin d means you are unprotected from Lyme disease.
Tmccall

Denton, TX

#2 Oct 11, 2009
One of the drugs I was prescribed due to lyme disease was Welchol because of its toxin binding possibilities. One thing I did now know was that Welchol can deplete vitamin d, a and k. It is therefore recommended that you supplement these vitamins due to this if you are taking welchol. Be sure to be your own advocate. Research your medications and make sure you are doing everything right. In other words do not leave your health to others accord - Not even doctors.

Be mindful of the fact, I am not bashing doctors but we are in a new place in the medical world. Make sure you are researching and doing all your homework on your condition especially LYME DISEASE-which is such a strange and complicated disease.
Lyme Women

Fall River, MA

#3 Oct 11, 2009
Why are so many lyme patients vitamin D difficant?
I was one of the lowest my doctor had seen. Everyone can get Lyme not just vitamin D diffecant, ticks carry and pass the disease along with its co-infections weather or not you have low D levels or not.
Lyme Women

Fall River, MA

#4 Oct 11, 2009
I don't understand what you are trying to say. If you have lyme it is always difficult to get rid of unless you are diagnosed early and treated properly and for c0-infections.
Tmccall

Denton, TX

#5 Oct 16, 2009
It is my understanding that if you see the tick, have the rash, treatment with standard treatment is appropriate and effective. The problem is that most people don't see the tick, never get the rash and don't know this is why they are sick. Hence, the go from specialists to specialists responding to every new sympton with a new specialist for the sympton at that time. Then when they do realize that its lyme disease time has elapsed allowing the bacteria to spread through the body. The result a very sick person that needs long extended treatment. Can you eradicate it totally. Some say no. I personally go with that you can. I have no choice, I have it
Lyme Women wrote:
I don't understand what you are trying to say. If you have lyme it is always difficult to get rid of unless you are diagnosed early and treated properly and for c0-infections.

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