On New Years Eve Day this year I was diagnosed with Lyme Disease, fortunately not through the conventional medical route. I was blessed in that my treatment was cutting edge, quick and efficient. At the time of my diagnosis I could barely lift my arms, I was in horrific pain and had put my counseling practice on hold because the pain had become too intense to work. It was beginning to affect my legs and my thought processes. I had symptoms of fibromyalgia and possibly even M.S. I was going downhill fast, and I wasn’t sure I was going to recover.
Fortunately I was guided to a great alternative doctor who said a third of his practice is Lyme Disease. It is an epidemic. Ironically he also said he had just perfected his treatment within weeks of my calling him. Although I suffered horribly from the affects of Lyme, I was one of the fortunate few who landed at the right place at the right time and didn’t have to prolong my suffering. I was treated with a technique that involved heavy magnets and five treatments. I was told I may get sick during or after the treatments as my body purges the Lyme bacteria. About a week after receiving my last treatment I got so sick I thought I was going to die. The next day was better and then I steadily started to improve.
I am slowly regaining the use of my arms, with physical therapy and as I write this I am in Brazil with John of God focusing on my healing.
The reason I am writing this is because now that I have experienced Lyme and know how serious this disease is I feel a sense of obligation to make people aware that this is indeed an epidemic. It is known to be spread by a tick bite however studies are showing that it can also be transmitted through the saliva and can be sexually transmitted. It seems to be spreading like wildfire and the symptoms are masking as many other diseases such as fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, arthritis, Lupus, M.S., Parkinsons, ALS, and other diseases, some fatal, some not. If untreated Lyme can be fatal. And it goes untreated a lot.
If you or anyone you know has been diagnosed with any of the above illnesses or is sick with muscle pain and joint pain, muscle spasms, foggy brain and chronic fatigue a Lyme Test should be done. It is also important to know that there are a lot of false negatives with Lyme Testing. If your test comes back negative it doesn’t mean you don’t have Lyme. Get another type of test. There is a Western Blot test that is about ninety percent accurate but expensive. A Dark Field Microscopy is recommended. You can also use an alternative doctor who does applied kinesiology. This was how I found out about my Lyme. I was tested by two different doctors from opposite ends of the Country and both said I tested positive for Lyme. This can be the least expensive way to go and most alternative doctors will treat Lyme in a non-traditional way that is much easier on the patient and often much more affective.
The traditional treatment involves long term antibiotic therapy and most effectively administered through IV. Often this treatment can last one to two years and the patient gets much worse before getting better.
There is a new documentary talking about Lyme Disease that you can download immediately and watch:
The documentary “Under Our Skin” exposes the political agenda around Lyme and why it is being silenced. Why is this an epidemic nobody is talking about? Well, the doctors who are writing the recommended treatment manuals used by the insurance companies are saying that Lyme is treated with four weeks of antibiotics. Chronic Lyme is not recognized and those suffering after the prescribed four weeks of antibiotics are often told it is all in their head and sent to a shrink. But this disease is very real, crippling and even fatal. Unfortunately it is not getting the attention it so desperately needs and deserves.
Here is a great article outlining the issues behind this epidemic.
For me Lyme has been a great teacher. It taught me to slow down and take much better care of myself. It is what guided me to embark upon this personal healing quest.
As many of you who read this know, our greatest healing can come from our greatest pain.