Posted on Jan 4, 2014 in Blog |

I talked with a few Lyme patients yesterday. People call me asking for input, my perception, advice, or just validation. A few things I find myself often saying: I’m not a physician and I don’t know what you have merely by you telling me your symptoms. I don’t know what treatment you should be getting or what meds you should be taking. I can only share my experience. But that doesn’t mean my experience will work for you. No, I don’t know how you got infected. I can make some guesses, but that’s all they are; guesses. I will tell you that after having cats for 50 years, I will never get a cat again because the risk of re-infection of Bartonella is too high for me. It’s not something I am willing to go through again. Yes, cats can be successfully treated for Bartonella, but they can become reinfected again with the next mouse or shrew they catch. I don’t know which symptoms necessarily go with each co-infection. I had symptoms for 30 years. Some are better now that I am clear of Bartonella, but some are the same or worse. They might be symptoms of Bartonella AND Protomyxzoa Rheumatica. I don’t know. And honestly, in the end, I don’t think it matters. With the development of incredible testing these past few years, I think it is better to rely on solid data for diagnosing co-infections. Galaxy Diagnostics (www.galaxydx.com) is the world’s best lab for testing for Bartonella. The three day blood draw is 90% accurate and they will PCR the blood and tell you what strains of Bartonella you have. No more guessing. Fry Labs (www.frylabs.com) in Arizona is the best for finding that pesky Protomyxzoa Rheumatica and its variants. The PR 1953 panel is very enlightening. You will see the buggers light up. It’s quite remarkable. If your LLMD says he doesn’t have time to do research and to keep up on the latest data, find a new LLMD. This field needs our best and brightest to keep researching, to keep trying new things. What worked five years ago is NOT what should be used now....

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