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“We have been lied to.” Dr Wakefield

Posted by on Feb 5, 2015 in Dave's Blog | 1 comment
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Status update

Posted by on Oct 22, 2014 in Dave's Blog | 0 comments
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Chris’s Lyme test came back from Advanced Labs positive for Lyme disease. In early 2012, before antibiotic treatment, it took  three months for sufficient spirochetes to grow in order to confirm the diagnosis. This time, six months after termination of treatment,  it took just a few weeks.  This suggests to me that, after antibiotic treatment, the Bb was more active! Did our “successful” year long treatment with three oral antibiotics simply kill most of the Borrelia burgdorferi  while selecting out the more virulent organisms and allow them to add to any already-existing biofilm? They call it persistence. All bacteria do it. Apparently Lyme does it with a...

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No Lyme? Now What?

Posted by on Apr 24, 2014 in Dave's Blog | 0 comments
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The second Advance labs test taken in November between episodes came back showing no evidence of spirochetes. What does this mean? I had the opportunity to meet innovative health care providers Dr David Martz and Dr Neil Rawlins at the Physicians Roundtable conference in March. Dr Martz successfully treated his ALS with IV Rocephin. He had (has?) Lyme disease. Dr Rawlins is an OB GYN doctor from Washington State who is highly knowledgeable about methylation, a subject I discuss in Beyond Mental Illness. During a social event, I told both of them of Chris’s remarkable 19 month period of stability, the longest ever since his first psychotic episode in 1999. During much...

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The whole truth, and nothing but the “psychiatric” truth

Posted by on Mar 6, 2014 in Dave's Blog | 0 comments
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Now that the books are finally out the door, it is time to give a progress report. While taking the antibiotics, supplements and antibiotics, Chris had a 19 month run of good health during which time he held a job, not a small accomplishment, given his previous history of multiple episodes. He had been doing so well that his psychiatrist slowly took him off the Haldol while continuing with Depakote and Seroquel. She recommended that he stop taking the antibiotics. I argued that until we knew that the infections were gone, I thought he should stay on them. Chris maintained his compliance with his psychiatrists treatment program, but did not take his antibiotics,...

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No News is Good News

Posted by on Sep 25, 2012 in Dave's Blog | 2 comments

Chris is doing fine. He takes the Byron White formula A-L Complex, psych drugs and a number of supplements including EMPowerplus. He has been on an aggressive antibiotic regimen for about two months now. We waited to start it until we got an EKG to get some baseline data since both Haldol and these antibiotics are known to increase risk for heart attacks. The antibiotics he is taking include Azithromycin, Cefdinir, and Tinidazole, the latter for two weeks on two weeks off. As Dr. Z explains, one kills the spirochetes, one kills the cyst form and one kills the cell wall deficient form. (Borrelia burgdorferi is pleomorphic. It morphs into different forms depending on the...

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Better Late than Never

Posted by on May 20, 2012 in Dave's Blog | 6 comments
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May 15 2012. Maybe today we will start on the elephant in the room that has been ignored by his health care providers for years, neuroborreliosis (Lyme disease) and C. pneumonia. Chris and I gave Dr Z the rundown on the interventions he had suggested. Chris has sequentially taken each. The Byron White formula for Babesia had no effect. Same with the Bartonella formula. The Amatadine 100 mg twice a day was associated with poor sleep for a few days and may have been associated with his post Odyssey House hypomania. We told him about the additional Depakote and that I was giving Chris carnitine again. He agreed with that. I told Dr Z that while Borna Disease virus is linked...

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