Linda’s comment: LOL….that is all we need is alcohol laden bugs in our bodies. Our livers are important to help us detox toxins and alcohol and and will destroy vital liver functions..
Why people with Lyme cannot drink alcohol
Levaquin and Cipro Reactions
In 2001, Dr. Jay S. Cohen published a ground-breaking article* on the severe and often disabling reactions some people sustained while taking Levaquin, Cipro, or another FQ antibiotic. Dr. Cohen says, “It is difficult to describe the severity of these reactions. They are devastating. Many of the people in my study were healthy before their reactions. Some were high intensity athletes. Suddenly they were disabled, in terrible pain, unable to work, walk, or sleep.”
The 45 subjects in Dr. Cohen’s study reported the following side effects*.
Peripheral Nervous System: Tingling, numbness, prickling, burning pain, pins/needles sensation, electrical or shooting pain, skin crawling, sensation, hyperesthesia, hypoesthesia, allodynia (sensitivity to touch), numbness, weakness, twitching, tremors, spasms.
Central Nervous System:
Dizziness, malaise, weakness, impaired coordination, nightmares, insomnia, headaches, agitation, anxiety, panic attacks, disorientation, impaired concentration or memory, confusion, depersonalization, hallucinations, psychoses.
IDSA knows that chronic Lyme exists
The IDSA is aware that chronic Lyme exists. We know this because
members of the 2000 and 2006 Lyme disease guideline panels wrote, in
research articles and patents, that chronic Lyme exists.
Evidence about the existence of chronic Lyme borreliosis has increased
since the 2006 LD guidelines were published.
Scientists in California recently reported that not only can Bb persist
in mice despite treatment with ceftriaxone, but the Borrelia can also
infect other ticks and mice. (1) This study buttresses previous
studies that showed that Borrelia can persist in mice (2, 3), dogs (4,
5, 6), and ponies (7).
Studies have also shown that Bb can persist despite antibiotic
treatment in the following human cells, tissues, organs, and body
* Fibroblasts (8; Mark Klempner, an IDSA LD guideline panel member in
2006, is an author of this study)
During the years 1999–2002, a total of 4,898 individuals of 26 species of hematophagous insects (4,149 mosquitoes, 583 black flies, and 166 tabanid flies) was examined for the presence of spirochetes using dark-field microscopy.
There was an overall recovery of spirochetes from the midguts of Culicidae and Simuliidae of 23.5% and 11.4%, respectively. Spirochetes were not detected in Tabanidae.
Seven spirochetal strains have been successfully recovered from mosquitoes and black flies: BR149 (Culex pipiens), BR151 (Cx. pipiens), BR173 (Cx. pipiens), BR177 (Cx. pipiens), BR193 (Aedes cinereus), BR208 (Cx. pipiens), and BR231 (Simulium noelleri). The strains have been adapted to laboratory conditions (BSK-H Complete medium). Their preliminary determination based on 16S rRNA gene sequencing has shown that they differ from the Lyme disease spirochete Borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato as well as other members of the Order Spirochaetales indicating novel bacterial species in the Family Spirochaetaceae.
Tick-borne relapsing fever is an endemic disease in some parts
of Iran. Borellia persica, the most common cause of this dis-
ease in Iran, has a wide geographic distribution and is present
in Alborz and Zagros mountain chains.
Here we report a 16ñyear-old male patient who presented
with two episodes of fever within 15 days. He had a history of
few overnight stays in a cave of mountainous area in Fars
province. Sites of tick bites were found on exposed areas of
extremities. Spirochetes were detected in Wright-stained
smears of the patient’s peripheral blood. He was successfully
treated with penicillin. To the best of our knowledge, there has
been no reported case of tick-borne relapsing fever from Fars
province in the literature during the last 28 years.
Tick-borne relapsing fever should be considered in patients
with recurrent fever and peripheral blood smear should be in-
vestigated for spirochetes. Further seroepidemiologic studies
should be carried out to determine the prevalence of this disease
in Fars province.
Linda’s comment: FINALLY a study done by a University proving that Samento and Banderol are good for treating Lyme disease…
Full article: http://www.townsendletter.com/July2010/sapi0710.html
- The in vitro study was conducted by Lyme Disease Research Group, University of New Haven, West Haven, Connecticut, U.S.A.
- In this study two herbal extracts from the Cowden Condensed Support Program named Samento and Banderol as well as doxycyline (one of the primary antibiotics for Lyme disease treatment) were tested for their in vitro effectiveness on several of the different morphological forms of Borrelia burgdorferi (spirochetes, round bodies and biofilm-like colonies)
- Our results showed that doxycycline was very effective in eliminating the spirochetal form of Borrelia burgdorferi, but it significantly increased the round body forms of these bacteria. Comparing this doxycycline data to that of the herbal extracts, Banderol, and the combination of Samento and Banderol were more efficient in eliminating both the spirochetal and round body forms
The detection of spirochetes in 15 patients with clinically
documented early disseminated LB has been analyzed when using
cultivation method of the plasma or the cerebrospinal fluid,
electron microscopy, commercial Western blot and detecting the
DNA of the pathogen in vitro cultures by PCR-RFLP. Spirochetes
were isolated in eight blood and one cerebrospinal fluid culture
*In seven cases (47%), previous serodiagnostic laboratory tests
Lyme disease is a multisystem infectious disease with a wide
variety of symptoms involving the skin as well as the nervous
system. Lyme disease is caused by spirochaete Borrelia
burgdorferi transmitted by Ixodes ticks in endemic regions.
A case of 45 year old woman suffering from borreliosis, psoriasis
and depression is presented in the paper. In the study a
standardized screening list was applied to evaluate the
psychiatric health state–Classification of Psychic Disorders
(DSM-IV) and Hamilton Scale. Patient was diagnosed with a major
depressive episode (MDE) according to DSM-IV Diagnosis Criteria.
Patient obtained a score 21 on the 24-item in Hamilton Rating
Scale of Depression.