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by dorothy de kok
Wed 28 Nov 2012 9:54
Forum: Medical Topics
Topic: Why aren't persisting spirochetes enough evidence of infecti
Replies: 61
Views: 14691

Re: Why aren't persisting spirochetes enough evidence of inf

Robert, regarding microscopy, it's interesting that you (and Carina) could see organisms in your blood. That must mean there are a large number of them They would likely be detectable by PCR - did you ever have that done? Can you still see them after treatment? Were there systemic symptoms that see...
by dorothy de kok
Mon 26 Nov 2012 18:10
Forum: Medical Topics
Topic: Why aren't persisting spirochetes enough evidence of infecti
Replies: 61
Views: 14691

Re: Why aren't persisting spirochetes enough evidence of inf

Thanks for that run down, Alan.

The NIHILISTS may currently have control here, but it will change...
by dorothy de kok
Mon 26 Nov 2012 16:36
Forum: Medical Topics
Topic: Question from a disbeliever
Replies: 10
Views: 2094

Re: Question from a disbeliever

" chronic lyme ever causes Damage.... Anyone here...?" Sigh. Does schizophrenia that robs a young person of the rest of their life count? Does a young girl who dies bedridden, blind, emaciated and tube-fed count? At the age of 21 years. These are two very close, personal experiences that DO COUNT. ...
by dorothy de kok
Mon 26 Nov 2012 16:23
Forum: Medical Topics
Topic: Why aren't persisting spirochetes enough evidence of infecti
Replies: 61
Views: 14691

Re: Why aren't persisting spirochetes enough evidence of inf

Well done to Advanced Laboratory Services. This is exactly what is needed! It is just a pity we do not have access to ALS services in South Africa. But the positive effects ie. awareness of the chronic nature of LD, will definitely trickle through to the rest of the world. I was also pleased to see ...
by dorothy de kok
Sun 25 Nov 2012 19:23
Forum: Unconventional
Topic: Ashwagandha for inflammation
Replies: 9
Views: 3635

Re: Ashwagandha for inflammation

Hi Felicity, I have used dried ashwagandha in capsules to great effect. Regarding the 'blends' I can't comment, as I have not used them. Any brand will do. Ashwagandha is ashwagandha. It has been used for thousands of years as an Ayervedic medicine, so any dangers and toxicity would be well known by...
by dorothy de kok
Sun 25 Nov 2012 18:57
Forum: Published Studies
Topic: LYME NOT IN SOUTH AFRICA??
Replies: 4
Views: 3978

Re: LYME NOT IN SOUTH AFRICA??

Many thanks, Mr D and Panda. I am fully convinced that LD is as prevalent here as anywhere else. The challenge is to convince the NICD that this is really the case. Our testing is inadequate and treatment non=existent - except for the 'LLMD' mentioned in the one insert. The doctor in question is act...
by dorothy de kok
Sun 25 Nov 2012 14:26
Forum: Published Studies
Topic: LYME NOT IN SOUTH AFRICA??
Replies: 4
Views: 3978

LYME NOT IN SOUTH AFRICA??

While the US and Europe debate the Lyme issues, its chronicity or otherwise etc., in South Africa we are simply told it does not exist in our country. The 'isolated' cases are always put down to foreign travel. I am green with envy (not sure which shade), when I see studies pouring out from around t...
by dorothy de kok
Sun 18 Nov 2012 12:26
Forum: Medical Topics
Topic: Infection/inflammation and neuro symptoms
Replies: 7
Views: 1499

Re: Infection/inflammation and neuro symptoms

Duncan, nothing clumsy about the way you wrote it. I just want to understand. I'm pretty new to this. What are 'false illness beliefs'? From what I understand of Sickness Behaviour, it applies to the symptoms of individuals of are actually sick (in the physical sense) and how it affects the way they...
by dorothy de kok
Sat 17 Nov 2012 21:26
Forum: Medical Topics
Topic: Infection/inflammation and neuro symptoms
Replies: 7
Views: 1499

Re: Infection/inflammation and neuro symptoms

The concept of Sickness Behavior is a dangerously slippery slope for the Lyme community. No one is doing us any favors here...
Duncan, what do you mean by this?
by dorothy de kok
Sat 17 Nov 2012 10:04
Forum: Medical Topics
Topic: Infection/inflammation and neuro symptoms
Replies: 7
Views: 1499

Re: Infection/inflammation and neuro symptoms

I have seen the research on minocycline for schizophrenia. That, too, is very interesting. I know of one case of schizophrenia where Western blot was a straight negative for Bb, and yet the person recovered significantly on various anti-microbial agents, and is still improving. Bb is not a far leap ...