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 Post subject: Gulf war syndrome & Lyme Disease Similarities
PostPosted: Mon Feb 18, 2008 2:43 pm 
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Gulf war syndrome & Lyme Disease Similarities

My LLMD briefly mentioned Mycoplasma when I asked about taking Doxycycline. He thought it would be a great idea because systemic (body-wide) Mycoplasma can be a co-infection and cause neurological symptoms and Doxy kills Mycoplasma. So do the macrolides i.e.,Biaxin. It is no wonder he calls this a "dynamite duo".

The word Mycoplasma in that conversation sent me on an indepth study and this is what I have found.

Ironically, many LD patients report feeling better after long term use of Biaxin, I am no different. But my opinion based on my experience is that I only feel partially better. Maybe Biaxin (also my opinion) seems to be a slow killing abx with great benefits if taken long term. That being said, maybe only partial mycoplasma is being killed, since Doxy seems to be the drug of choice.

In the link below it explains how many veterans returned from the Gulf War (100,000) reported chronic pain, illness, fatigue, etc. hence the name Gulf War Syndrome. Mycoplasma may be to blame. It is ironic to me that their illness is so similar and if it is Mycoplasma related the link below indicates it can be transferred in the air and entire households become sick - sounds familiar again.

This co-infection is not talked about very much and deserves further attention for sure.

If you haven't done Doxy yet, maybe you should to cover this base. Biaxin is also an excellent choice and the 2 together are suppose to be excellent against mycoplasma, but some medical professional indicate it must be taken for months or years.

The "label insert" for Doxy is available at the FDA website, it reads that is kills Lyme, Ehrlichia, Bartonella, Mycoplasma, nematodes (at last Lyme conference LLMD's brought up the fact that nematodes are also transferred by ticks) Brucella, (which seems to be reported more and more by LD patients).

One woman I spoke with had her thyroid removed and she insisted it be biopsied for bacteria. Amazingly she told me it was found to be loaded with Mycoplasma. Apparently, if Mycoplasma is not treated it can turn cancerous.

I find this subject and treatment of great interest, this first link is long, but very informative and may really help you. Mycoplasma if not treated can turn cancerous it is believed. Make sure you are treated for awhile on the fluoroquinolones, macrolides and/or Doxy to cover mycoplasma, although they claim it can take months or years of these abx to kill.

Symptoms of GWS (ironic similarities). FYI apparently the areas the soldiers fought in were "flea infested" many of them wore flea collars and applied DEET, another article I found blames the following symptoms on the collars and DEET (see: http://tinyurl.com/2s7ybk ) hmmmm, in my opinion anywhere there is flea infestation, there would be tick infestations but either can carry TBD anyway:

fatigue
skin disorders
headaches
muscle pain
joint pain
neurologic symptoms
neuropsychological symptoms
symptoms involving the respiratory system
sleep disturbances
gastrointestinal symptoms
cardiovascular symptoms
abnormal weight loss
menstrual disorders

To read more on Lyme Disease/Gulf War Syndrome and other links of interest:

http://www.samento.com.ec/sciencelib/4l ... fwar1.html

http://www.rense.com/general38/disabl.htm

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15694687

http://www.immunesupport.com/library/sh ... fm?ID=3066

Abx choices for mycolplasama - explains which to choose first based on symptoms

http://www.shasta.com/cybermom/myco%20tx%20sugg.htm

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 Post subject: Re: Similarities of GWS & Lyme Disease = Mycoplasma
PostPosted: Mon Feb 18, 2008 3:03 pm 
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Armed Forces Epidemiological Board re: Lyme

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