What is wrong? Why can’t I get any answers?
It could be Lyme disease.
Lyme disease is notoriously difficult to diagnose, in part because of its ability to mimic other disorders, such as multiple sclerosis (MS), arthritis, chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia, ALS, ADHD and Alzheimer’s disease. Many Lyme patients who battle this disease on a daily basis appear healthy, which is why Lyme disease has been called “the invisible illness.” They often “look good,” and their routine blood work appears normal, but their internal experience is a far different story.
But I don’t recall getting bitten by a tick…
While many still attribute Lyme transmission exclusively to ticks, the bacteria may also be spread by other insects, including mosquitoes, spiders, fleas, and mites. In fact, fewer than half of Lyme patients recall ever getting a tick bite. Many Lyme patients don’t remember such an event because the tick numbs your skin before biting so it is never felt. In some studies, this number is as low as 15 percent. So, if you don’t recall seeing a tick on your body, that doesn’t rule out the possibility of Lyme disease. There’s even some evidence pointing to Lyme disease being capable of sexual and congenital transmission…
I had a blood test and it came back negative…
Lyme does not just exist as a spirochete; it has the ability to live intracellularly (inside your cells) as an “L-form” and also encoated as a “cyst” form. These different morphologies explain why treatment is so difficult and recurrence of symptoms occurs after standard antibiotic protocols. Lab tests rely on the normal function of these cells to produce the antibodies they measure. If your white cells are infected, they don’t respond to an infection appropriately. And the worse your Borrelia infection is, the less likely it will show up on a blood test.
Adding to the difficulty in treating Lyme, the organisms may live in biofilm communities, which are basically a colony of germs surrounded by a slimy glue-like substance that is hard to unravel. For these reasons you will often see Lyme referred to as “stealth.”
No doubt about it, this clever maneuvering and the pleomorphism of the germ helps it hide and survive despite the most aggressive antibiotics of our time.”
My doctor doesn’t believe it could be Lyme…
There’s a load of controversy around Lyme disease. In the past, sufferers were told their ailments were “all in their head,” and the disease was largely swept under the rug. Sadly, this still occurs today and this is frequently missed. The controversy for the most part today largely revolves around whether or not antibiotics are effective against chronic Lyme disease, and whether there even is such a thing as chronic Lyme.
So, what can be done?
At the Moscow Health and Wellness Center I use the Morphogenic Field Technique to communicate with your body’s CPU, the nervous system. This technique allows a practitioner to pick up on subtle energies that a blood test would likely miss.
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