"Hey Maria, can you briefly tell me your theory of why we need to use Ivermectin or other antiparasitics for treating lyme?"
Here is my answer, I'm doing a document so it can help others.
Thank you for saying MY THEORY, because I don't have the scientific way to prove it, I'm just a lymie! Most of what I say is learned from my Dr in Colombia who I call and has taught me and helped me through this nightmare - ten Drs here in Fl dismissed me and I was dgx and tested in Maryland with Lyme Borreliosis, Babesia, and two more bugs in my blood by Dr J.
I have written a couple of blogs showing that Lyme Disease is basically a parasitic infection, not a bacterial alone.For me the bacteria in Lyme comes after the parasitic infection.
If it is parasitic needs anthelmintics and my doc thinks the treatment should not be antimalarials because those act by immune suppression so they are not helpful when talking about multiple infections, like killing the cat leaving the rats take over?
So why is Lyme parasitic?
1. It is a zoonotic infection - read CDC, all zoonotic
infections are parasitic; so why we hear lyme is bacterial and the parasitic side was erased? zoonotic=parasitic = all but Lyme? weird!
2. Borrelia goes intracellular - if this doesn't mean parasitic what it means? and Borrelia doesn't die with abx, lol, of course if it is a parasite behavior it needs the medicine for it!
3. Dr Burgdorferi talked about filarial infection and other of the infections transmitted by the tick simultaneously with the Borrelia, but that was ignored? US didn't want to hear there is a parasitic infection passed by the tick? why? because it is like a malaria?
filarial like as the worse parasitic infection in Africa? Well Dr Sapi after so many studies decided to not ignore those words and recently stated that if there is a filarial infection in Lyme as Dr Burgdorferi said, this could be the reason why some patients never recover with conventional treatments and would requires "strong antifilarial treatments. The drug of choice in Europe is Ivermectin" - her words almost literal. She said she suspect a filarial infection similar to the onchoneriasis or River blindness of Africa but not the same one - we don't get elephantiasis, but yes we can have bugs coming out the eyes, and in the brain and out from the skin.
"Can species other than bacteria, virus or fungus be responsible for these chronic problems found in Lyme patients? It has been proposed that certain parasites could also be a factor in Lyme disease. European doctors have already incorporated Ivermectin, an antihelminth drug, into their Lyme disease protocol with surprising success. Ivermectin is well known for its effectiveness against filarial nematode infections and is often used by veterinarians to eradicate parasitic infections ... Can Lyme disease patients have filarial nematode co-infection and can they acquire this infection from ticks? The only evidence reported of filarial worm presence in ticks was from a study by Burgdorferi’ in 1984 where thirty microfilarial worms (species not identified) were found in one adult Ixodis dammini tick in Shelter Island, NY. (4) Black flies have already been identified as vectors of filarial nematodes. Interestingly, ticks can also be used as an in vitro experimental vector system to study the transmission of filarial nematodes and it was shown that the infected nymphal stage could transmit the filarial worms. If filarial nematodes could be a tick-borne co-infection of Lyme disease patients, their eradication would require additional treatments using specific filaricidal drugs, which could explain why standard antibiotic based protocols often fail in some chronic Lyme disease cases."
4. Babesia is not enough to consider? LD patients with Babesia are given antibiotics to treat them, like if the Babesia could be treated with antibiotics? it is like trying to kill a snake with flea spray? yes the spay has killed tons of fleas but the snake is not going to die until you pour this flea sprays for years and tons of it right? Babesia is a malaria kind of parasite and malaria is been treated with Ivermectin in South America and Africa with outstanding results for about 20 years? So if the Drs here didn't give me any treatment for Babesia I had to dare to try to help my self and the human Ivermectin I took initially showed me I could recover, so I kept treating my self with a low dose, once a week and because of the recovery I have had much different and significance compared to when I was treated with antibiotics alone, I start posting about Ivermectin as a vital part to help and treat Lyme Disease patients. And I didn't know about the filarial infection yet; now more than ever I am convinced that the first drug of choice has to be Ivermectin.
Tons of research in Norway and even here in the US have shown Lyme Disease cannot be treated with antibiotics alone, and the studies that have been made with potent herbs like Samento, banderol, Cat's claw always end up using an anthelmintic to kill the remaining parasites.
5. Flukes: as my Dr states lots of opportunistic show up when there are huge poly-infections but what if flukes are the ones causing the majority of the damage? I have seen that most of my Lymie friends end up having Flukes or in the lungs, or the liver or the intestines... these huge parasites cannot be ignored at all. I have been taking Praziquantel combined with Ivermectin and felt the best in 6 years of nightmare. The medicine I got is called Zimectrin Gold and it is veterinary. I also got a horse medicine called Triclabendazole, very difficult to find in the world, to treat the flukes in case the Praziquantel is not enough; if flukes are not treated people get cancer... or people with cancer have them...
6. Parasites in the intestines, with Lyme for sure, the opportunistic are there and with a compromised immune system they are reproducing every full moon and require to be treated. Yes Ivermectin is good for this! But note, when I talk about parasites in Lyme these are the least ones I'm talking about, the chain is much bigger than just having parasites in the intestines; these are just the obvious result or product from such multiple infection.
And there is so much more research that shows Lyme Disease is by all means a multi-infection of parasites and bacteria that has to be properly treated: first the big ones then the small ones. It is the logic way to do it. My Dr said, you kill the master and the others in the chain or go with him or will be easier to defeat with other medicines or even your own immune system could fight them. The Drs in the US chose the other way around, first antibiotics and even IV antibiotics for three years and then some might give Flagyl, or other use antimalarials like Mepron or Malarone or Artemisinin... an approach that has shown no complete recovery and barely a so called remission in some patients.
I'm talking recovery as being healthy, strong and able to live a normal life. My heart is hurt and my liver and stomach too after so many years of antibiotics, full of fungus and other toxins but I can tell you my muscles are coming back after the Ivermectin treatments, like if I am going to a gym or having any kind of workout which not only I have not had nor any kind of food or shakes for this, but I am almost 50 years old, sick sedentary 6 years and this never seem to be even possible after all my muscles fall off from my bones in 2006 when Lyme started... I believe there could be recovery from LD with Ivermectin and proper antiparasitic treatment! Note: if you are lucky enough to have a good Chinese Doctor to treat you for your GU symptoms you won’t need my advice or Ivermectin!
Hope my info helps. Will post it and do another blog hoping I can reach Lymies and they can recover slowly as I have had this God given gift too!