https://emedicine.medscape.com/article/330178-treatment#d1Updated July 1, 2019
- IDSA still recommends the 1 pill of doxycycline which doesn’t work: https://madisonarealymesupportgroup.com/2017/03/24/one-pill-of-doxy-only-reduces-prevalence-of-rash-not-lyme-disease/
- Despite the plethora of research showing ticks are everywhere, the IDSA states that in order for a case to be considered “high risk” it needs to come from an endemic area, be an Ixodes tick and be attached for 36 hours. https://madisonarealymesupportgroup.com/2018/07/16/ticks-that-carry-lyme-disease-are-spreading-fast/, and https://madisonarealymesupportgroup.com/2017/04/14/transmission-time-for-lymemsids-infection/
- Despite the knowledge that early treatment makes all the difference, they state prophylactic treatment should not be given for tick bites that are equivocal or low risk.
Anyone out there know of a “low risk” tick bite?
How about this “non relevant” tick bite?” https://madisonarealymesupportgroup.com/2018/07/24/diagnosed-with-cellulitis-child-had-lyme-docs-said-it-was-a-non-relevant-tick-bite/ (Outcome of the non relevant tick bite)
- Extremely limited antibiotics for 10-28 days which has been ineffective since the beginning of time for many patients: https://madisonarealymesupportgroup.com/2018/04/13/chronic-lyme-post-mortem-study-needed-to-end-the-lyme-wars/
Table 3 shows IDSA’s recommendation of ‘no treatment’ for patients with persistent symptoms, allowing them to worsen and die, while ILADS recommends multiple agents.
ILADS does not give a specified treatment for persistent symptoms because every case is highly variable depending upon symptoms and other pathogen involvement, requiring finesse and extremely individualized treatment. https://madisonarealymesupportgroup.com/2016/02/13/lyme-disease-treatment/
https://madisonarealymesupportgroup.com/2018/12/28/the-history-of-lyme-disease-dr-burrascano/ ILADS video of Dr. Burrascano on the history of Lyme as well as treatment nuances discovered over years utilizing microscopy. Important take aways:
- people require different dosages of drugs to get blood levels high enough to kill pathogens
- patients should be symptom-free for 2-4 months before stopping treatment
- if symptoms return, a cycling approach should be used
The IDSA appears to be trapped in a time-warp of their own making.
The polarization continues unabated. If you suspect you are infected, DO NOT see a mainstream doctor.
You’ve been duly warned. Spread the word. We continue to be on our own.