The Antibiotic Controversy

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Most doctors ‘think’ that 14 days worth of Doxycycline will kill off the Lyme Borreliosis and that you’re healed. This may be the case if you are bitten, rip the tick off and high tail it to your doctor asap! Nothing could be further from the truth if you have had untreated Lyme for weeks, months or years.

If you are lucky, you may get IV antibiotics for up to a month, if antibiotic treatment it the route you decide to take. It depends on where you live and how understanding your doctor is. Lyme is often referred to as a ‘rich persons disease’. Believe me, nothing is worse than having chronic Lyme, being refused adequate treatment by your doctor and not having enough money to fund private treatment!

One visit can cost hundreds if not thousands, IF you are lucky enough to find a LLMD (Lyme Literate Medical Doctor). In the US, it’s hard, but in the UK it is IMPOSSIBLE to find an LLMD that the GMC (General Medical Council) have not tried to DESTROY !! I’m not being dramatic – The governments of the world are on a full blown witch hunt and massive cover up at the expense of our health!

(Please note that not all co-infections can be eradicated with antibiotics)

Common Big Pharma Antibiotics Used in the Treatment of Lyme Borrelia (borreliosis)

  • Doxycycline. This antibiotic is effective against both Lyme disease and human granulocytic anaplasmosis (HGA) and so is the standard antibiotic for any patient over 8 years old (except pregnant women). Doxycycline cannot be used routinely in children under 8 years old. It is a form of tetracycline and as such discolors teeth and inhibits bone growth. It can also cause birth defects, so it should not be used during pregnancy.
  • Either amoxicillin (one of the penicillins) or cefuroxime (Ceftin) — a drug known as a cephalosporin — are the alternative treatments for young children and some adults. Amoxicillin is the first choice and also probably the best antibiotic for pregnant women. Unfortunately, many people are allergic to penicillin. In addition, strains of bacteria are emerging that are resistant to penicillins.
  • Intravenous ceftriaxone — another cephalosporin — may be warranted if there are signs of infection in the central nervous system (the brain or spinal region) or heart.
  • Other types of antibiotics, such as macrolides, are not normally used for first-line therapy.

Common Big Pharma Antiparasitic & Intracellular Drugs Used in Treating Babesia
(co-infection)

  • Atovaquone
  • Mepron
  • Malarone
  • Mefloquin
  • Lariam
  • Clindamycin
  • Quinine
  • Nitazoxanide (cyst busting)
  • Alinia
  • Metronidazole (cyst busting)
  • Tinidazole (cyst busting)
  • Primaquin (extracellular drug, but has shown potential)

Common Big Pharma Drugs Used to Treat Ehrlichia (co-infection)

  • Doxycycline added to Zithromax
  • Minocycline added to Zithromax
  • Tetracycline added to Zithromax
  • Rifampin added to Zithromax

Why all the controversy?
Well, the IDSA (The Infectious Diseases Society of America), (in my opinion – scum of the earth) seem to call the shots not only in America, but in the UK and most parts of world, except for countries like Germany that have guts to disregard the IDSA’s corrupt, ‘dictatorial’ views on how people with Lyme should be treated! The IDSA guidelines have sweeping and significant impacts on Lyme disease medical care. They are commonly applied by insurance companies in restricting coverage for long-term antibiotic treatment or other medical care and also strongly influence physician treatment decisions. Insurance companies have denied coverage for long-term antibiotic treatment relying on these guidelines as justification. The guidelines are also widely cited for conclusions that chronic Lyme disease is nonexistent! Obviously there needs to be more research into Lyme and coinfections & WHATEVER we choose treatment wise should NOT be hindered by the so called medical professionals.

Mickie Stacey is the founder of Stop the Lyme Lies; a patient advocacy and information website for Lyme & MSIDS (Multisystemic Infectious Diseases Syndrome). She holds a BA (Hons) Arts & Humanities degree and is also a qualified Naturopathic Nutritionist. Mickie freelances for several online publications. When she’s not writing she enjoys printmaking and spending time with her family.

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