Bagge wrote:Why all the fuss? Why all the fighting? Why all the cases of "chronic Lyme disease"?tosho wrote:Duncan, shhhh, quiet, Bagge thinks that others don't know what was the intention of his postduncan wrote:Bagge to hv808ct: "Certainly, it seems as if all of your facts check out."
A) Wonderful sentence.
B) What facts? You stipulate "all". I see a lot of opinion; could you please point out "all" those facts?
C) You checked those supposed facts out....how?
Top leaders in the so-called "LLMD" community have asserted that ALS is really Lyme disease in disguise. They assert that they can cure 90% of any patient's symptoms in less than 10 minutes flat. Go to them. Be cured. It's simple. Really. One visit should take care of it and 10 minutes is well within the coverage for any HMO. Go and be done with it.
I don't know why there are all these cases of chronic Lyme disease. Ask Paul Lantos. He says it's a mystery. Though he also says additional antibiotic treatment doesn't seem to help. But hey, at least he says it's a mystery why someone like me has persisting symptoms rather than immediately begin diagnosing me long distance and telling me it's all in my head.
It seems like no matter what I do, I can't win. It seems that in a number of cases that those who are critical of the LLMDs and Lyme patients spend their energy on criticism rather than solutions; those who support LLMDs and Lyme patients spend more time on criticizing those who are critical rather than on solutions.
Bagge, your sarcasm is duly noted. But just because Dr. Martz had a diagnosis of atypical ALS and turned out to have Lyme disease and antibiotic treatment improved his condition doesn't mean that ALL ALS = Lyme disease. I think you underestimate and wrongly judge doctors and patients when you make such off the cuff remarks. True, there are people out there who say x, y, and z are not x, y, and z and are instead Lyme disease - but that isn't everyone, and sometimes it IS true that x, y, or z has been misdiagnosed and the patient does have Lyme disease instead. These things happen.