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LYME DISEASE and Possible Co-Infections – Signs, Symptoms, Stages, Protocols

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EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
Each person can differ in how they manifest symptoms of Lyme Disease (even if infected with the same strain.) In addition, reports indicate that few people are infected with only the initial Lyme bacteria. Many are concurrently infected with additional Lyme Co-Infections. Because of this, they may manifest, not only symptoms of Lyme Disease (LD), but also those of one or more co-infections.

The preponderance of false negatives in existing medical tests are further frustrating because this may lead to a false sense of security, or worse, a misdiagnosis.

As the LD becomes less responsive, many modalities within the traditional western medical paradigm, such as heavy antibiotic protocols, periodically “up the ante” to more and more powerful and dangerous drugs (some with quite serious side effects).

LD and Co-Infections often hide behind biofilms. (Biofilms are protective coats often secreted by bacteria making them impervious to antibiotics and rendering them invisible to the immune system.)

There are other also lesser known modalities and protocols to consider within the more natural and integrative medical paradigms. Some of these include:
• Quantum Biofeedback (includes Rife)

http://alternativehealthcommunity.com/ynw-biofeedback/

• Wearable Patches (chemical / drug free / non transdermal)

https://yournextwaveaffiliates.com/next-wave-presents-bioenergy-wearable-patches-3.html

• Rife
• Medical Herbs
• Chinese Herbs
• Acupuncture
• Homeopathics
• Life-Style, Diet, and Supplements

Until Lyme Disease and its Co-Infections are permanently eradicated from a person’s body, there is potential for them to progressively damage additional body systems. Therefore, the sooner they are eliminated, the less damage may ensue. (The less collateral damage caused, the less damage that will need to be healed after LD and all Co-Infections are finally eradicated.)

Think of Lyme Disease and its Co-Infections as the biggest playground bully of all time — one with a swagger — with the nastiest “king of the hill” attitude you have ever seen.

This LD bully keeps invading more and more body systems because it “knows” there is very little that can defeat it. Because of this, it overpowers and claims “hill” after “hill” in the host body.

When the LD bully runs into something that “annoys” it for a brief while, it might simply hide out, only to re-surface somewhere different with an even bigger “attitude”. This secondary “hill” may be even more dangerous to the host than the original “hill”.

When the LD bully finally does run into something stronger than it is — which is apparently quite rare within the modern traditional western medical paradigm — it is QUITE insulted, fights back, and hangs on with an absolute vengeance.

To Defeat LD, think of this as out and out war. The Immune and Detox systems must be optimally strong, healthy, and sufficiently supported in order to successfully wage the biggest war they will hopefully ever see.

The affected person will need every possible “weapon” at the body’s disposal:
• A healthy immune system
• A healthy detox system
• Optimal pathways of elimination
• Optimal lymphatic system
• Strong mental and emotional support system
• Health care practitioners that are willing, able, and knowledgeable to go the distance and be an integral part of the “healing team”

Affected people CAN ultimately win the battle over this LD bully with education, a bit of research, and the willingness to help the body to naturally arm itself to fight LD, and successfully reclaim the body back using healthy and fully functioning natural systems!

After all… your body belongs to YOU, not the LD bully! Get your OWN swagger… face this bully down and kick him off your hill!

 
More Info
To read more about Next Wave Quantum Biofeedback, click here.

To read more about the Lyme BioEnergy Patch, click here and also for another post, click here.

To read more about Next Wave’s Lyme Disease modalities, click here.

 
Questions
Call Next Wave if you have any questions.

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International callers: Email Next Wave (Info@YourNextWave.com) to coordinate.

Let us know how else we can support you…

 

 

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Some Possible Signs and Symptoms of Lyme Disease
Intense Fatigue Rash
Memory Loss Muscle Cramps
Burning / Stabbing Pain Sudden Mood Swings
Tremors Poor Concentration
Headaches / Migraines Neurological Issues
Shortness of Breath Light Sensitivity
Heart Palpitations Unusual Depression
Poor Coordination Tinnitus
Anxiety TMJ
Slurred Speech Red Eyes
Swollen Glands Immune Deficiencies
Nausea / Vomiting Etc. (many more)
Joint & Muscle Pain / Swelling / Stiffness

 
Some Possible Localized, Early (Acute) Stage (incubation approx. 3-32 days)
• Possible solid red or bull’s eye rash may or may not be found at site of bite
• Swelling of lymph glands near site of bite
• Generalized aches
• Headache
• Initial Flu-Like symptoms: fever, headache, malaise, myalgias

 
Some Possible Early Disseminated Stage
• Two or more rashes not near site of bite
• Migrating joint / tendon pain
• Headache
• Stiff / achy neck
• Facial palsy
• Tingling / Numbness in extremities
• Multiple enlarged lymph glands
• Abnormal pulse
• Sore throat, fever (100 – 102 F)
• Vision changes
• Severe fatigue
• Problems with Neuro, Heart, Joints, Bursae, Tendons, Muscles, Bone Pains

 
Some Possible Late Stage
• Arthritis (pain / swelling) in one or two large joints
• Disabling neurological disorders (disorientation, confusion, dizziness, short-term memory loss, inability to concentrate, finish sentences, or follow conversations, mental fog, etc)
• Numbness in arms / hands and/or legs / feet

 

Lyme Disease & Possible Accompanying Co-Infections
Lyme Disease (LD) is a bacterial infection caused by a spirochete bacterium called Borrelia burgdorferi (Bb). Untreated, the bacterium travels through the bloodstream and establishes itself in various body tissues. It is very similar to the syphilis bacteria and is termed “spirochete” because of its spiral or spring-like shape. It causes physical damage by literally burrowing into various organs, joints, and tissues.

Although LD was originally thought to be transmitted by being bitten by infected deer ticks, mosquitoes, fleas, and lice, evidence suggests that LD might also be spread through body fluids. (Reports indicate that LD has been found in newborns, spouses, and family members of affected people. It is not uncommon to find LD present in an entire family.)

LD is one of the fastest growing infectious diseases in the world. Some experts think millions of people around the world might be affected, not know that they are affected, or might be misdiagnosed with something else. Even though LD seems to be surfacing in almost epidemic proportions, many health practitioners are ill equipped to correctly recognize and recommend effective solutions for LD.

Healthy asymptomatic people who have the spirochete infection may not have LD, but symptomatic people usually do have LD

The presence of toxic metals, environmental toxins, and a compromised immune system seem to provide fertile conditions for LD organisms to thrive.

This is because when the immune system becomes dysfunctional (or compromised), an affected person might also become infected with many secondary infections. LD co-infections are often delivered at the same time and with the same original insect bite. Additional infections may increase the intensity of symptoms.

Since co-infections carry many of the same symptoms and also have active and dormant cycles, most practitioners experienced with LD assume that co-infections also exist. This may be one explanation for why some treatments for LD are often unsuccessful. A successful protocol must not only target the Lyme spirochete, but must also address the additional agents.

Classic LD affects the immune system in predictable ways. It can lower white blood cell count and can weaken overall immunity. It often manifests as a multi-system inflammatory disease that can affect skin (in its early localized stage), spread to joints, the nervous system, and other organs (including the heart and brain).

An initial symptom of LD may be an expanding rash occurring within 7-10 days which may not always be a bull’s eye shape. Instead, it may be generalized in appearance, varying in size and shape, and may not always be at the site of the bite. Rashes occur in only a portion of cases, and in some cases, not at all. (The absence of evidence or recall of rash does NOT necessarily mean “no LD”.) Other symptoms such as joint pains, chills, fever, and fatigue are common at the time of exposure. These symptoms may even be brief, reoccurring later, with a broader spectrum and intensity of symptoms as LD progresses.

Often, rashes and early symptoms clear within 3-4 weeks. Multiple secondary rashes have been reported following this time period. Neurological and more severe (often debilitating) symptoms of later stage LD may occur as late as weeks, months, or years after the initial bite or exposure.

Some people report stronger symptoms on and around the full moon as new parasites hatch. Some symptoms tend to follow a 4-month pattern.

Because of fungal conditions which affect the brain, along with common mis-diagnosis, the suicide rate within the LD community is reported quite high. Some people suffering with LD describe symptoms that linger for months or years, and can even cause permanent damage. Only when the Lyme connection is discovered are many able to understand the cause and seek appropriate treatment.

Often, as happens with other chronic conditions, the body and mind may adapt to the condition of “non-wellness” on both a conscious and sub-conscious level and may even impede healing.

To further complicate matters, it is important to “go slowly” when dealing with LD in order to avoid a healing crisis or Herxheimer Reaction (detox reaction) due to pathogens dieing off faster than the body can eliminate their toxins. For this reason, it is also a crucial part of any LD protocol to ensure that organs of elimination are working optimally.

The multitude of symptoms associated with LD and its co-infections may suggest an LD role in many diseases prevalent today. Therefore it might be interesting and tempting to connect many symptoms to LD. It might be prudent to caution against attributing “all symptoms” to LD especially those that are stubborn and otherwise “unexplainable”.

Because many diseases can produce similar symptoms and in order to rule out other issues, it is wise to exercise caution and involve a medical practitioner who is expert at working with LD.

 
Evidence of Lyme Connection to the Following Conditions
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome TMJ
Multiple Sclerosis ADD
Alzheimer’s Disease ADHD
Parkinson’s Disease Chronic Mononucleosis
Lupus Herpes
Lou Gherig’s (ALS) Disease Giardia
Guillian-Barre Syndrome Mycoplasma Pneumonia
Hepatitis Ringworm
Cardiac Disorders Encephalitis
Fibromyalgia Meningitis
Depression Sleep Disorders
Panic Disorders Thyroid Issues
Bells Palsy Vasculitis
Candida Anorexia
Hypoglycemia Cerebrovascular Disorders
Scleroderma Arthritis
Epstein Bar Virus Connective Tissue Diseases
Heart Disorders Hearing Disorders
Cancers Crohn’s Disease
Kidney Disease Stroke
Raynauds Syndrome Respiratory Insufficiency
Autism Etc. (many more)

 

Possible Lyme Disease Co-Infections
Typically, Lyme Disease (LD) does not occur alone but together with a number of Co-Infections.

Major LD Co-Infections include:
• Borreliea Burgdorferi (Bb) – the initial infection
• Babesia / Babesiosis
• Bartonella
• Ehrlichiosis / Ehrilichia
• Other

 

 

Borreliea Burgdorferi (Bb) –
Bb, a syphilis-like spirochete, is one of the most immunosuppressive infectious agents known which results in many co-infections and secondary infections including: fungus, virus, bacteria, mycoplasma, and more.

Major sites of infection from Bb:
• Large joint and connective tissue
• Skin issues – collagen diseases, premature aging, etc.
• Nervous system – central nervous system (CNS), parasympathetic nervous system (PNS), and autonomic nervous system (ANS). (Spirochetes can be found in the CNS as quickly as a few hours after being bitten. It may take as long as 2 years before symptoms are established.)
• Heart – Lyme carditis has multiple symptoms (arrhythmia, angina, etc)
• Kidney / Bladder – Highest concentration of tissue spirochetes
• Immune system infection – White blood cells, thymus, brain, lymph nodes, adrenals, etc. Also non-healing infections in jaw bone, dental pain, herpes, hair loss, intestinal parasites

Note: the gastrointestinal (GI) tract is often the reservoir for many LD co-infections. It is often where they live and spread periodically to other tissues.

In fact, Lyme is often said to be responsible for over 200 diseases, and health issues.

 
Babesia / Babesiosis -
There are more than 17 different subspecies of Babesia. It is a protozoan blood parasite that prefers to live in the red blood cells. Some types of Babesia live outside the blood cells. (Note: The immune system is unable to detect bacteria within the cells.)

Babesia / Babesiosis is an intra-cellular Malaria-like protozoa that infects and destroys red blood cells. Like Malaria, these symptoms can continue over a period of time, abate, then recur. It is often said that approximately 2/3 of people infected with Lyme also have Babesia.

Babesia can be transmitted by flea bite, via blood transfusion, and can cross from mother to unborn fetus.

Some people infected with Babesia never experience symptoms. To further complicate matters, each different strain of Babesia may produce slightly different symptoms and may be complicated by other Lyme Co-Infections. In addition, symptoms may be intermittent or sustained.

 
Symptoms of Babesia / Babesiosis May Include:
Malaria-Like Illness Anemia
Asymptomatic Elevated Liver Enzymes
Fevers, Chills, Sweats Vertigo
Digestion Dental Issues
Nerve Issues TMJ
Cough, Shortness of Breath Eye Issues
Neck Pain (esp a occipital ridge) Weight Loss
Headaches Fibromyalgia
Nausea / Vomiting Loss of Appetite
Shaking Diarrhea
Abdominal Pain Sore Throat / Cough
Stiff Neck Malaise
Enlarged Spleen / Liver Muscle / Joint Pain
Depression Frequent Mood Changes
Confusion / Hallucination Shortness of Breath
Fatigue
Etc

 

 

Bartonella / Bartonellis -
Bartonella / Bartonellis is the most common co-infection of Lyme and attacks red blood cells. It is also the causative organism of Cat Scratch Disease. This bacteria quickly moves into the endothelial tissue that lines the cavities of the heart, blood and lymph vessels, and serous cavities of the body. Once Bartonella / Bartonellis adapts to an area, it periodically moves from that location into the red blood cells which creates a recurring Malaria-like disease (similar to Babesia).

 

Symptoms of Bartonella / Bartonellis May Include:
Swollen Lymph Glands Fibromyalgia and Joint Pain
Severe Neurological Symptoms Confusion
Anemia Insomnia
Endocarditis Cognitive Issues
Hepatitis Low Grade Fever
Fatigue Chronic Inflammatory Eye Issues
Spider Veins or Red Papular Eruptions (small blood blisters usu on chest and stomach)

 
Ehrlichiosis / Ehrlichia -
Ehrlichiosis / Ehrlichia is small specialized bacteria called rickettsia that attacks white blood cells. The disease and symptoms are similar to Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever. Many infections are mild or asymptomatic, but some could be severe and life-threatening.

 

Symptoms of Ehrlichiosis / Ehrlichia May Include:
Fever After Initial Infection Joint Pain
Headache Mental Confusion
Severe Muscle Pain Nausea and Vomiting
Skin Rashes Not Usually Associated With Area of Initial Bite

 

 

Other Possible LD Co-Infections
Cat Scratch Disease
• Cause: Bacterium Bartonella henselae (which is carried by cats)
• Symptoms May Include: several days after a cat scratch or bite, small blister or bump (which may go unnoticed) may develop at the site of the injury. A week or two later, swollen lymph nodes, fever, headache, and general ill feeling may occur.
• Comments: The disease is spread through cat bites, cat scratches, or exposure to cat saliva. Kittens are more likely than older cats to carry the bacteria and transmit the disease to humans. Anyone exposed to cats can develop cat scratch disease. Often treated with antibiotics and steroids, symptomatic treatments (as needed) such as antipyretics and analgesics.

 

Colorado Tick Fever
• Cause: Virus carried by Rocky Mountain wood ticks
• Symptoms May Include: acute high fever, severe headache, headache behind eyes, chills, fatigue, muscle aches and pain, feeling weak all over, nausea, vomiting, rash (may be light-colored), sensitivity to light (photophobia), skin pain, sweating
• Comments: Colorado tick fever is seen most often in Colorado, especially in campers. The disease is much less common in the rest of the United States. Alternate names include Mountain Tick Fever, Mountain Fever, and American Mountain Fever. Often treated with administration of fluids and antipyretics

 

Mycoplasma
• Cause: Mycoplasma pneumoniae bacterium (the most recognized of all human pathogens – over 200 different known species).
• Symptoms May Include: persistent fever, dry coughs, fatigue, malaise, musculoskeletal symptoms, and cognitive problems. (Sometimes manifestations of infection may occur outside the lung. In these cases, signs of infection may include break up of red blood cells, skin rash, joint involvement, and symptoms and signs that indicate issues with gastrointestinal tract, central nervous system, and heart disease.)
• Comments: Species have been identified in ticks. Smaller than bacteria, they invade human cells and disrupt the immune system. Once inside the body, the bacterium may attach itself to lung tissue and multiply until a full infection develops. Often treated with antibiotics.

 

Powassan (POW)
• Cause: POW virus is one of a group of arthropod-borne viruses spread by infected ticks.
• Symptoms May Include: (Incubation period ranges from one week to one month.) fever, confusion, convulsions, headache, loss of coordination, disorientation, lethargy, partial coma, paralysis, vomiting, weakness, speech difficulties, seizures. (Note: Some people exhibit no symptoms.)
• Comments: Virus can cause tick-borne encephalitis (TBE). Survivors may have permanent damage. Treatment can include hospitalization, respiratory support, and intravenous fluids.

 

Q Fever
• Cause: Coxiella burnetii (a kind of bacteria carried by cattle, sheep, and goats
• Symptoms May Include: Similar to those of LD. Q fever is likely to start with a high fever. Pneumonia and abnormal liver function also suggest Q fever.
• Comments: Often treated with Doxycycline

 

Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever
• Cause: Rickettsia rickettsii bacteria transmitted by tick bite
• Symptoms May Include: high fever, rash, headache and bleeding problems
• Comments: Often treated with antibiotics such as doxycycline. Can be fatal if untreated.

 

Tick Paralysis
• Cause: Toxin secreted by certain ticks
• Symptoms May Include: progressive paralysis which is reversed when tick is removed, tingling, numbness, loss of feeling or movement that starts in hands or feet, unsteady gait, weakness in lower legs (that gradually involve upper limbs), breathing difficulties, trouble swallowing or talking, double vision, loss of movement in face or facial paralysis, mild flu-like symptoms (muscle aches, tiredness).
• Comments: Commonly reported in children. Symptoms usually start 4 to 7 days after tick attaches to body. Paralysis is usually ascending (starts in the lower body and moves up). Recovery is usually rapid following removal of tick. Tick often found only after thoroughly searching hair.

 

Tickborne Relapsing Fever
• Cause: Borrelia Hermsi, which is carried by soft ticks of the western United States
• Symptoms May Include: cycles of high fever
• Comments: Often treated with antibiotics.

 

Tularemia, Or Rabbit Fever
• Cause: Bacterium Francisella Tularensis
• Symptoms May Include: skin ulcers, swollen and painful lymph glands, inflamed eyes, sore throat, mouth sores, pneumonia, diarrhea, vomiting
• Comments: Occurs throughout the United States. Often treated with fluorinated quinolones

 

Anaplasmosis – Anasplasma (previously known as HGA human granulocytic anaplasmosis)
• Cause: bacterium Anaplasma phagocytophilum
• Symptoms May Include: People may be symptom-free or have only quite mild symptoms. Those with poor immunity may have severe Flu like symptoms which may include fever, fatigue, chills, severe headaches, muscle aches, malaise, nausea, abdominal pain, confusion, rash, vomiting, and loss of appetite. (Symptoms uUsually occur within 1-2 weeks of tick bite.)
• Comments: A Rickettsia that occupies a position between bacteria and viruses which only survives inside cells. Can be fatal if not treated correctly. Cases of anaplasmosis have been reported associated with transfusion of packed red blood cells donated from asymptomatic or acutely infected donors. Often treated with antibiotics such as doxycycline

 
Some General Supplements To Consider:
Boluoke (Dr. Sherry Rogers, MD recommends this to help dissolve biofilms*.)

Biofilm Bacteria BioEnergy Patch (to help dissolve biofilms*)

*Biofilms are protective coats often secreted by bacteria making them impervious to antibiotics and rendering them invisible to the immune system.

 
Some General Protocols Which Are Considered:
Some practitioners advise first and foremost to consider the needs of the affected person: Consider if they are in mental, physical, emotional, and/or spiritual distress. Some practitioners advise prudence of first supporting the physical, emotional, and immune system before beginning to kill pathogens.

Drink plenty of clean healthy water (consider water filter)
Eat healthy diet (organic if possible)
Respect personal food and environmental sensitivities
Eliminate toxins from diet and environment (consider air filter)
Remove sugar & gluten from diet
Optimize pathways of elimination
Regulate & support immune and detox systems
Slowly & Gently Detox
Cleanse pathogens
Slowly remove heavy metals (mouth & systemic)
Slowly Alkalize
Consider LD and Co-Infections

 

Some Modalities to Consider:
Next Wave Quantum Biofeedback (includes Rife)
BioEnergy Wearable Patches (chemical / drug free / non transdermal) (put link)
Rife
Herbs
Chinese Herbs
Acupuncture
Homeopathics
Antibiotics

NOTE: After eradicating Lyme and its Co-infections, many people still have to deal with the damage left behind. Eliminating Lyme and the Co-infections clears the way to begin that healing.

 

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