LYME VS DYSBIOSIS SYMPTOMS

ARE DOCTORS GETTING SOME OF THIS WRONG?

COULD SOME OF THE POST LYME TREATMENT SYMPTOMS  aka  "Chronic Lyme" ACTUALLY BE DYSBIOSIS CAUSED BY THE ANTIBIOTICS THEMSELVES?  

There are overlapping  symptoms that might  need  reclassification as "Post Antibiotic Intoxication Syndrome"  AKA  Dysbiosis. YES, Lyme tests are scandalously outdated and inaccurate.  YES, there might be undetected Lyme still in our bodies awaiting better tests.  YES, antibiotics are all we've got for initial treatment, after all you wouldn't treat syphilis with Ozone therapy or herbs!  If Lyme practitioners or any  physician administering antibiotics are not up to speed with recent advances on the Microbiome front they are, at this point, negligent and you need to find another doctor.  "Yogurt and probiotics" are a pretty limp response to: "But what do I do about replenishing the entire families of microbes you just spent 1 year getting rid of with all those antibiotics?"  ANY discussion of Lyme treatment that does not  address the destruction and restoration of a MAJOR and recently  "discovered"  organ -the Microbiome- is an incomplete one.  This is not  about Kimchi and sauerkraut!

 The possibility that  these lingering symptoms are  DYSBIOTIC and not from LYME should trigger some major rethinking of therapeutic  approaches.   If some  doctors are actively destroying an entire "organ" and its relationship to just about every major system in your body and are IGNORANT of those impacts yet continue to insist that every symptom you get after treatment is LYME rather than a direct result of antibiotic treatment,  then we've got a major blindspot in our clinical practice regarding Lyme verging on negligence.

THERE ARE MILLIONS OF LYME PATIENTS SUFFERING, AS I HAVE, FROM DYSBIOTIC CONDITIONS , WHICH SOME PHYSICIANS ERRONEOUSLY AND STUBBORNLY INSIST ARE LYME SYMPTOMS THAT THEY TREAT WITH MORE ANTIBIOTICS.  ARE WE LOOKING AT MASSIVE MEDICAL CULTURAL BIAS AND DENIAL HERE? 

MOST COMMON SYMPTOMS

  • History of Tick Bite

  • Rash ( 50%  + never see)

  • Flu-like Symptoms

  • Swollen  Lymph Nodes

  • Headache

  • Extreme Fatigue

  • Joint Pain & Swelling

  • Muscle Weakness

  • Other Rashes

  • Chills

  • Malar Flush-Red Ear Lobes

  • Severe Headaches

  • Neck Stiffness

  • Rashes

  • Bell's Palsy

  • Severe Muscle Weakness

  • Sleep Disorder

  • Severe Swelling Pain in Large Joints, Muscles, Tendons & Bones

  • Heart Palpitations

  • Dizziness

  • Shortness of Breath

  • Inflammation of Brain & Spinal Chord

  • Shooting Pains, Numbness or tingling of hands or feet

  • Cognitive Problems

  • Nerve Pain

  • Speech Difficulties

  • Writing Difficulties

  • Chronic  Fatigue

  • Severe Insomnia

  • Sleep Disruptions

  • Metabolic Issues

  • Weight Gain Obesity

  • GERD

  • Decreased short-term memory

  • Loss of Concentration 

  • Mood Changes

  • Nausea

  • Sensitivity to Light

  • Numbness & Tingling

  • Generalized Pain

  • Aching joints or muscles

  • Pain or swelling in the knees, shoulders, elbows, and other large joints

  • Speech problems

  • Arthritis

  • Headaches

EARLY

  • Fevers

  • Cold sweats at night

  • Itching at night

  • Numb hands 

  • Sharp pains in joints

  • Shortness of breath

  • Nausea

LATE UNTREATED

  • Crippling Fatigue

  • Palpitations

  • Shortness of Breath

  • Numbness in limbs

  • Dizziness

  • Mild Nausea

  • Memory Loss

  • Cognitive Difficulties

  • Speech Difficulties

  • Difficulties Forming Thoughts

  • Writing Difficulties

  • Severe Muscle Weakness

  • Balance Difficulties

  • Drooling right side of mouth

  • Bell's Palsy on right side

  • Numb Hands in a.m.

  • Mini-shocks through ligaments/muscles

  • Severe rash from 10 minutes of sun (unprecedented) 

  • Ghost fevers

  • No energy

  • Sleeping long hours

  • Chronic  Fatigue

  • Severe Insomnia

  • Sleep Disruptions

  • Metabolic Syndrome

  • Weight Gain Obesity

  • GERD

  • Decreased short-term memory

  • Loss of Concentration

  • Mood Changes

  • Anxiety

  • Skin Allergies

  • Nausea

  • UC/IBS/Colitis

  • Crohn's

  • MS

  • Parkinson's

  • Arthritis

  • Celiac Disease

  • Diabetes 1 & 2

  • Autoimmune Disease

  • Autism

  • Chronic Fatigue

  • Severe Insomnia

  • Sleep Disruptions

  • Metabolic Syndrome

  • Weight Gain Obesity

  • GERD

  • Decreased short-term memory

  • Loss of Concentration

  • Mood Changes

  • Anxiety

  • Skin Allergies

  • Nausea