Leading experts propose new treatment guidelines for chronic Lyme disease

Published on September 4, 2014 at 8:38 AM · 4 Comments

Current treatment of chronic condition often inadequate or non-existent

Current treatments for Lyme disease, particularly chronic forms of the disease, are inadequate, according to a new treatment guideline written by a group of leading experts.

Adopted by the International Lyme and Associated Disease Society (ILADS) and published in the Expert Review of Anti-infective Therapy, the guideline also proposes revamped treatment guidelines to help clinicians across the globe deliver better care to patients.

Lyme disease is a bacterial infection caused by infected ticks, and is thought to affect 300,000 people annually in the USA alone. The chronic form of the disease – which sees long-lasting symptoms including fatigue, headaches and joint pain – is regularly misdiagnosed and mismanaged by clinicians.

The paper claims that current antibiotic protocols used by many physicians to prevent and treat Lyme disease are ineffective, and can actually lead to an increased risk of Lyme disease developing into a chronic illness.

Daniel Cameron MD, lead author of the study said:

We are seeing more people diagnosed with Lyme disease who simply don’t get better after being treated. Our goal with these new guidelines is to provide evidence-based, patient-centred care for sufferers, helping clinicians make the right treatment decisions.

We strongly recommend that patient goals and values regarding treatment options be identified and considered during a shared decision-making process.

The paper also notes the desperate need for better understanding of this complex illness. Currently there is limited available evidence regarding treatment.

Cameron continued:

The lack of pharmaceutical interest in Lyme disease and its concomitant funding has led to therapeutic innovation coming from clinicians. But we unquestionably need more research to better define the disease process and to establish highly effective therapeutic regimens.

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  1. Elaine Crossley Elaine Crossley Canada says:

    What about the thousands of people who have been treated by antibiotics and show marked improvement?  Because doctors are afraid to treat people with Lyme, it is massively under diagnosed, under treated and under reported.  How are you going to get a proper look at all the people who have been helped, if they weren't reported in the first place? It's time for government agencies to step up and realize what is happening here.  Surely it isn't rocket science to try to get a grip on this sinister disease.

  2. Gary Yantis Gary Yantis United States says:

    -1. The second half of the story MUST be missing.  They say ABX are NOT good and may even make Lyme worse - then the story stops. The part where they explain what IS good was cut off.  huh?  We know many especially those who do not suffer from often debilitating horrid painful sometimes worse than Hell itself Lyme disease are "worried" about the (hasn't happened) build up of resistance to ABX.   Catch Lyme disease then share it in your body for a few years and your propaganda story would be written 180 degrees different!  Guaranteed!
    2. Read the at the time discredited then buried (by the media and government) but now proven 100% correct book titled "Lab 257"  (published 2004) - you can buy cheap used copies from www.alibris.com or new ones from Amazon.

    I paid 99 cents plus shipping and my copy was 100% brand new!  Read the book and you will KNOW why the government not only pays no attention but goes after doctors who treat Lyme! They have taken MD licenses of over 600 doctors who DID treat Lyme. 90% quit medicine leaving non-MDs like me to try to help the 10 mil plus people with Lyme.  I personally witnessed a Lyme doctor threatened by armed federal agents to drop ALL of her lyme disease patients (she promptly did along with the other Lyme doctor who was also trying tohide in my major city (leaving just ONE Lyme doctor who is petrified and will NOT add new patients or even admit to knowing how to spell Lyme  

    it is now at epidemic level and getting worse!

    Ticks now carry encephalitis plus other FATAL diseases.  Gvt and ex-Nazis from Operation PaperClip (Google it) CREATED "weaponized Lyme" for germ warfare after WW2 then for "test purposes" dropped ticks in mass on Lyme CT 1975.   At the time they were 100% SURE they had instant cure in pill form.   A few people would get sick, take the pills and end of "experiments".  Oops!  The "100% cure" pill DID work as predicted but then wore off after a few months.  Failure!  Government has been trying to cover up their massive mistake ever since while they search for a REAL and PERMANENT cure for Lyme disease.  The weaponized version the Nazis brought from Germany.   It's now reached 13 million infections just in USA although less than half feel effects (yet - it can take as long as a decade to become sick) and of total number less than 5% ARE sick AND know it is from Lyme disease.  All the other "I feel like sh-- all the time!" people have no idea they are sick from Lyme disease.  It will be "announced" WHEN a real cure is found and not a day sooner.   It could and probably will be decades.  The "weaponized" version was purposely made to be "impossible" to destroy or even reduce.   It is engineered to continue to get WORSE!  Which is what is happening.  By the year 2030 essentially the entire planet will be infected with Lyme disease.    
    Thus the world now is entering the world-wide pandemic stage.   The USA (Lab 257 - read the book!) is also responsible for West Nile and much more.  Beyond belief the USA has even patented the Ebola virus.     When patented it was marked "TOP Secret" but paperwork was ACCIDENTALLY released to the media - oops!  Major oops!

    It was too late to recall as it was already running as headlines all over the world.  A PR nightmare!    Google  the words       Ebola patent.      You will be aghast!  USA created Ebola and owns patent to it. Or did the USA just discover it?  Does it matter? IMO - it does not matter.  Ebola will be worldwide.

    What is the goal of those who CONTROL the spread of Ebola?    There IS a cure for Ebola from a rare tree found in a small area of Africa.  enough "cure" has been extracted already to cure the 500 mil people the Georgia Guide Stones etc. say TPTB have as part of their total agenda for THEIR "perfect world".  

    Unless you have been sent your tree bark mix - sorry, you did not make the cut. You are not among the 500 mil slaves the few thousand uber-elites who already OWN the world believe will be needed to keep THEIR world running.  Sorry - those are the breaks!   Obama on down already have their tree bark Ebola cure in pill form.  

    A couple of renegade MORAL real human being scientists have secretly broken away and are working on mass production of a synthetic lab produced Ebola "magic cure" pill.  Unless they are found and stopped their latest report as quoted is "we are 90% sure our synthetic Ebola cure works! Only mass distribution and taking of the pills by many millions of people will prove our belief (or not).  We have only one formula. If it does not work - most of mankind is doomed".  

    Let us pray they are not discovered.    Making billions of pills in secret is beyond difficult.  Can they do it without detection?   The world will hold its collective breath even while 99.9% are unaware this is even going on.

    It will be a different mixture/formula than that the 500 mil who already have their live saving tree bark pills.  The plan (I have learned) is to sort out the 500 mil then figure out who the few thousand uber elites are.  

    Then -- well, I'll let you guess what is planned for the few thousand pure evil NOT human monsters. Some say they don't originate from this planet. I have no clue.  Bur ridding earth of these relatively minute number will give us the perfect world the few thousand think they see for themselves.  

    By losing those monsters such as Obama, Soros, the Rothschild clan (lots of them as they also have the rumored longevity pills with none other than THE original Nathan Rothschild still alive at well PAST 200 years old!

    All of those HUNDREDS of massive Rothschild mega huge Rothschild castles they are ALL occupied by ORIGINAL occupants.  Some are pushing 200 years of age but don't look a day over 80.  

    This you especially won't believe this (I'm stating facts - believe or not as you so wish - it doesn't matter to me) but for their believed "collective knowledge" of many ways of pure evil (torture, means of killing in mass, propaganda - pretty much everything from the era of what I'll call Nazism) they even kept Hitler and his main staff alive (currently domiciled in the HUGE Paraguay ranch "owned" by the - heck, they are all evil to the bone - what word is beyond evil - anyone wish to put forth such a word that means "far beyond pure evil"?) owned by the Bush clan who, BTW, bought the water aquifer of MOST of South America using the trillions of dollars they made on their cleaver (??) devious (??) slight of hand trick dropping the Kuwaiti dinar to worthless, buying up trillions of Kuwaiti dinars then returning the dinar to its original worth of $3.23 per dinar after Kuwait was "freed" from Iraqi controlled.    

    He who owns the world's fresh water owns the world.   The world's current supply of drinkable water can support 6 billion people. China (for instance) has depleted (means "used it up") 55% of ALL of their fresh water! China can support 800 million people - tops. THAT is why they now own Nestle and are moving HUGE amounts of fresh water from the Great Lakes DAILY desperately trying to refill their aquifers (but falling WAY behind).

    Don't take my word for this. Put all of this into Google and read for yourself.  I only state provable facts! Water (not oil, sunlight, food, etc.) is what will bring on the final battle.   The battle for water.  

    Water. What man cannot live without.  Did you know more than half of the fresh (not frozen) water on the entire planet is contained in the Great Lakes.  And people who are (again, that WORD, pure EVIL) are sending it to China as fast as the mega huge water barges can push it to China.  

    Barge?  Imagine the largest barge you've ever seen ever then multiply that by times ten. THAT is what leaves the West Coast (both USA and Canada) EVERY DAY! headed to China.  But water for 1.4 billion people.  Sorry, the math says "no can do".  To repeat "China has used up 55% of their drinkable water and it keeps dropping.  The entire world is running out of potable water. The entire state of California has risen by an inch due to the loss of 55 trillion gallons aquifer water.  100 year droughts on West Coast are NORMAL.  Much of the world is entering a period of very long droughts. Some predicted to last over 200 years.  

    Why?  Bo one knows.   But the last such USA West Coast drought occurred over 1500 years ago.  It is easy to measure past droughts using ancient long dead trees (now petrified).  Just count their "rings" and distance between the rings to accurately spot droughts going back as far as 8000 years.  

    By prior droughts the current USA West Coast drought has over 100 years before it ends and the rains (floods) return.  "West Coast" means that from St. Louis on west it will be a barren desert by the year 2025.  Nothing - not so much as a blade of grass will be found from STL to the Pacific ocean.

    This is normal regularly occurring since North America became a continent.   It should have been expected.  

    In hindsight (too late now!) Mankind SHOULD have devoted all possible resources to the science of mass desalinization of water.  Err - there is now an additional major unsolvable(?) problem.  

    Fukushima plus more nuke "accidents" probably to come will so radiate ocean water it may kill just as drinking salt water will do.  

    Has Mankind doomed itself?   Perhaps.    

    Science is also working on technology to remove radioactivity from water but progress is currently zero.   Zero zero zero.   Is there a future for mankind on planet earth.   As they say "watch this space!"

    • Kady Rafti Kady Rafti United States says:

      I appreciate a good conspiracy theory as much as the next person, but you do know "google" only directs you to things on the internet. It is not a fact verifying machine.  You are destroying the credibility of the lyme community with this unrelated nonsense.

  3. Kady Rafti Kady Rafti United States says:

    Here's the real story:
    Lyme was down played for years while a vaccine was in the works.
    Here you go.  A $600mm+ vaccine to cure a "made up" illness.  I guess it is serious after all.

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