Most MSIDS (multi systemic infectious disease syndrome – or Lyme with friends) sufferers are familiar with Dr. Horowitz, a famous and gifted LLMD (Lyme Literate Doctor) who wrote the book, “Why I Can’t Get Better?  Solving the Mystery of Lyme and Chronic Disease.”  I just noticed you can get it new for $7.99 – the best eight bucks you’ll ever spend!  I warn you; however, it’s deep and it’s wide, and you will be looking up a few terms unless you’re a M.D.

In fact, he’s the person who came up with the term MSIDS as it more adequately explains what’s going on in most patients diagnosed with “Lyme Disease,” as research shows we are typically infected with multiple pathogens making our treatment pictures far more complex than most GP’s realize and is also a very good reason why people don’t get better.  This issue is what he discusses in the following videos.  For some of you, you just can’t get on top of things – even after years of treatment.  There can be numerous reasons for this but the following videos may enlighten both you and your doctor.

Working with an LLMD is definitely a partnership.  In the beginning, unless you’ve watched someone go down this pot-hole riddled road, you know very little other than the fact that your body’s going to hell in a hand basket!  As time progresses, you talk to others, watch videos, read books, and become an on-line researcher learning things you never in your wildest dreams would have thought about learning (the life-cycles of ticks).

For those of you who are new to the journey, you want to get someone you know up to speed quickly, or if you need a refresher course, these videos will do it.  Horowitz is engaging, intelligent, and funny.  The first video is only 8 minutes long and explains the nuts and bolts of how he came to his current knowledge.

The second video is an hour long, but definitely worth watching.  In a much more detailed fashion, it explains many symptoms of the various coinfections that could be holding up your progress unless you are dealing with them.  Watch these videos, take notes, and go back to your doctor and discuss these possibilities.  Remember, testing for all of these pathogens is extremely poor and not to be solely relied upon for diagnosis.  It’s important to “study thy enemy,” so you understand him and know how to combat him.  In this case the more you know about the various pathogens and how they affect the human body the better.

Published on Nov 3, 2014
At the “Symposium on Tick-borne Diseases” held May 17, 2014 at the Hyatt in Cambridge, Maryland, Dr. Richard Horowitz provided insights into the many diseases humans are contracting from ticks, and he helps us to differentiate between the different illnesses. The event was hosted by the Lyme Disease Association of the Eastern Shore of Maryland (soon to be the Lyme Disease Association of Delmarva), a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization providing educational resources on tick-borne diseases. This and other videos from the Symposium were made possible by a very generous private donation for which we are very thankful to have received. The wonderful videographer/editor for the event was Bryan Krandle ( If you enjoy having wonderful resources like the videos from this conference, please consider a donation to the LDAESM, P.O. Box 5360, Salisbury, Maryland 21802. Thank you!

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