Do You Have Neurological Lyme Disease?

If you have had Lyme for more than a few months it is very likely that you do.  There is a gaping hole in scientific reporting about the dangers, symptoms and treatment for neurological Lyme which is why it is so refreshing to see the year end with a hard-hitting honest report on neurological L…

If you have had Lyme for more than a few months it is very likely that you do.  There is a gaping hole in scientific reporting about the dangers,

symptoms and treatment for neurological Lyme which is why it is so refreshing to see the year end with a hard-hitting honest report on neurological Lyme disease.

Part I of

“Neurological Lyme Disease Can Be The Shadowland of the Mind”

published yesterday by Psychology Today and written by Pamela Weintraub covers some history, some real-life stories and a very helpful update on research regarding the crazy things it can do to our bodies, and the diseases it can mimic.

One item Ms. Weintraub mentions that we must be very vigilant about.  She writes:

The German neurologist Rudolph Ackermann found that the sickest of these neuroborreliosis patients suffered an inflammation of the brain and spinal cord called encephalomyelitis, also seen in syphilis.

When the condition involved the spine it resembled multiple sclerosis and when it involved the brain, particularly the cerebral cortex, it could produce psychoses or seizures.

The condition was

progressive and degenerative without treatment, but even after antibiotic therapy, most of the patients retained the symptoms, though to a lesser degree.”

How often do we meet people who have been told they have MS but the way they describe their symptoms you just KNOW in your gut it is Lyme?  But how do we lovingly tell someone that it could be a much more henious disease, also with no cure.

Why aren’t the doctors testing for this?

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