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by migs
Fri 19 Apr 2013 7:01
Forum: Medical Topics
Topic: Lyme Disease Presenting as Isolated Acute Urinary Retention
Replies: 11
Views: 4589

Re: Lyme Disease Presenting as Isolated Acute Urinary Retent

Nothing new to add but just commenting that neurogenic bladder , or similar bladder issues, are common in patients I know. When I was in much worse shape than I am now, and would start a heavy antibiotic regime, sometimes I would kind of feel better in the first day or so, before the die-off hit me....
by migs
Fri 5 Apr 2013 23:49
Forum: Medical Topics
Topic: Validity of the CDC 2-tiered Test for Late Lyme Borreliosis
Replies: 208
Views: 34245

Re: Validity of the CDC 2-tiered Test for Late Lyme Borrelio

Lorima: My, my. All of the medical text books and journals are wrong? No one can trust the CDC and NIH, least of all the IDSA? All of the knowledge derived from NIH-supported evidence-based research can't be trusted either? It doesn't require much intelligence to offer such destructive and jaded ne...
by migs
Fri 5 Apr 2013 1:16
Forum: Medical Topics
Topic: Validity of the CDC 2-tiered Test for Late Lyme Borreliosis
Replies: 208
Views: 34245

Re: Validity of the CDC 2-tiered Test for Late Lyme Borrelio

That is another symptom of the larger problem. Lyme can be a very big deal and most docs don't know that. My EM was a solid patch of red until I looked at it a couple days later and it was faded in the center and just a big circle around the site of the tick attachment. A day after that it was gone....
by migs
Mon 25 Mar 2013 19:13
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Virginia Lyme bill
Replies: 166
Views: 25372

Re: Virginia Lyme bill

Camp Other, I just spent half an hour typing to you and lost it so sorry for short reply. I do agree with you on ALMOST everything. I was joking about the threat. As for Steere being a leader, he is, whether Lyme patients want him to be or not. Imagine a few letters/publications to the New England J...
by migs
Sat 23 Mar 2013 5:28
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Virginia Lyme bill
Replies: 166
Views: 25372

Re: Virginia Lyme bill

Good points, about diverting the discussion, Migs. But I wonder why you characterize Dr. Steere as "intelligent and noble". Do you think the two-tier test is suitable to use as a diagnostic requirement? That's at the root of the Virginia bill. The test was designed by Dr. Steere, and he has success...
by migs
Sat 23 Mar 2013 4:29
Forum: Off-Topic Café
Topic: Simply Venting
Replies: 11
Views: 3854

Re: Simply Venting

Unfortunate...more unfortunate is that it's not a rare slip through the cracks or just a bad ID doc.

:bonk:
by migs
Thu 21 Mar 2013 6:44
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Virginia Lyme bill
Replies: 166
Views: 25372

Re: Virginia Lyme bill

Bagge and Henry are pulling things off course a bit here. How does a doctor informing a patient about an unreliable test relate to the Hyperbaric Chamber doc, or Dr. Klinghardt wearing his druid hat thousands of miles away in Seattle? Also, thinking that if a doc treats Lyme Disease he or she must b...
by migs
Fri 15 Mar 2013 23:57
Forum: Lyme Café
Topic: The Patient Experience
Replies: 20
Views: 8195

Re: The Patient Experience

migs, have you looked into Mycoplasma or Chlamydia as co-infections ? Chlamydia is an intracellular pathogen which, in my opinion, is hugely underestimated as a coinfection with lyme. People think everyone has chlamydia and it is therefore harmless. But it seems that its chronic form can be as diff...
by migs
Fri 15 Mar 2013 23:34
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Virginia Lyme bill
Replies: 166
Views: 25372

Re: Virginia Lyme bill

I see your point Henry but in my experience, most GPs write an order and do not explain (and I doubt are aware of)the validity of the result. I keep in touch with a local Lyme sufferer who is a recently retired GP. His case was very similar to mine...textbook classic in all aspects following his tic...
by migs
Thu 14 Mar 2013 5:24
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Live-stream panel with Fallon and Blumenthal March 11
Replies: 34
Views: 6699

Re: Live-stream panel with Fallon and Blumenthal March 11

Thanks very much for the report. Excellent.