A tick bite in the summer of 2009 changed life permanently for Lance Tycholaz.
At the time, Tycholaz was working for the B.C. Ministry of Tourism when he had a tick bite on his back, between his shoulder blades. He was alone at the time and needed to use two mirrors to locate and remove the tick.
After the bite, he kept the tick in a jar and monitored himself for symptoms of Lyme disease.
Normally, Lyme disease can be eliminated with an antibiotic treatment shortly after the bite occurs. The treatment has a high rate of recovery if it begins quickly.
However, soon after he was bitten, Tycholaz was severely injured in a head-on collision. The injury and the resulting recovery meant the tick bite and its aftereffects were not treated for the next three years.
“It’s a bad situation if you don’t get the treatment immediately,” he said.
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And this, right here, is why I encourage patients to demand prophylactic treatment after a known black-legged tick bite.
All agree that prompt treatment is imperative, yet many continue to take a “wait and see” approach like this man, which often dooms them to a life-time of suffering.
The article states that he suffers from a “rare” form of Lyme called filamentous borrelial dermatitis, aka. Morgellons Disease with is identified by its hallmark skin lesions.
These cutaneous filaments projected from the skin are composed of structural proteins keratin and collagen, the products of keratinocytes and fibroblasts, yet deniers state these poor people are suffering from delusions and have put the filaments there on purpose.
I would argue that numbers on Morgellons, similar to congenital Lyme transmission, and numerous other data points, are underreported and unreported, making them completely dubious. The CDC’s MO is to always state something is “rare” unless it’s COVID and serves their vested interests. This agency (and many others) is completely corrupt and not to be trusted.
The article mentions a Morgellons gathering in Atlanta, Georgia – which I could not find; however, the 13th Annual Medical-Scientific Conference in May was cancelled due to COVID. You can access the other annual meetings here to watch practitioners in video format.
I highly recommend the Charles E. Holman website for all things Morgellons.
While I’m no expert on Morgellons, there appears to be a link between Lyme and Morgellons. And since it’s a skin condition connected with infections, treatment should address the infections. And while many doctors still deny its presence, I’ve read enough scientific articles and have and spoken to enough patients to realize it’s a devastating illness on two counts: the destruction it causes, and the denial and gaslighting by mainstream medicine, which is even worse than with Lyme disease.