Wednesday, 4 July 2012

Mind and Lyme

Hello all,

Lyme is an illness that is like an octopus it reaches everyone and everywhere.

I was thinking about myself before MMS and now and my own brain function.
Thinking about all the people i have had in my life and who were obviously infected.

Lyme really affects the mind in so many ways.

The IQ is firstly affected in some although Mozart is said to of  had syphilis and he did right some pretty fantastic stuff. Syphilis is a cousin of Borrelia Burgdorferi the main cause of  Lyme disease. it would make perfect sense that as syphilis and Borrelia are cousins that there would be some similarities to both illness's.

Well obviously Mozart and Beethoven's I.Q's where not as affected to cause a massive drop, but I have noticed with myself and others the I.Q was affected.
i said i would do a IQ test and sure enough my IQ has risen to 129 from 75! as you can see this is quite a difference in IQ.

I have also noted that Lyme affects all sorts of areas of the brain function. The human brain's main function is to provide coherent control over  the actions of a animal. It allows groups of muscles to be co-activated in complex patterns.

The brain also is part of our cognitive function which is an intellectual process by we become aware of, perceives, or process ideas.
It involves all aspects of perception, thinking, reasoning and remembering.

I noticed all of the above was affected with my brain and others who were infected.

Memory problems played a huge part, growing up to me it seemed normal now having been on MMS for nearly a year I can tell these memory problems are not normal human function not at all. After reading an article dating back from 1996 it says "Memory problems are the most common sign of a brain infection".
 Dr Steere of Tufts New England first recognized that  Lyme disease that it could cause neurological problems.
Dr Brian Pallon a psychiatrist at the state Psychiatric Institute in New York was trying to prompt colleagues to consider the possibility that the patients may be infected with Lyme.
In Europe, where the disease is called borreliosis, patients commonly develop neuropsychiatric symptoms after being infected by the same spirochete that causes Lyme disease, Dr. Fallon said. But in this country, arthritic symptoms are most common and many doctors still do not appreciate the threat to the nervous system.
Dr. Fallon said that up to 40 percent of patients with Lyme disease developed some involvement of the nervous system affecting either the extremities or the central nervous system. He told of a 47-year-old man who experienced depression and memory problems as his main signs of Lyme disease, symptoms that responded well to intravenous antibiotics. The symptoms recurred five months later, but he was not treated a second time. He developed a type of dementia that required hospitalization and died a few years later. An autopsy found Lyme spirochetes in a degenerated part of his brain.
Children can also develop a neurological form of Lyme disease that often shows up as behavioral or emotional disturbances. Such children may become moody, lose interest in play and do poorly in school. Among 16 children in Westchester County, N.Y., who contracted Lyme disease, 15 whose infections were identified and treated within the first month were doing very well, Dr. Fallon said. But one child, in whom the disease was not diagnosed until four months after he was thought to have been infected, has suffered for five years with arthritis, headaches, depression and memory problems.
Studies by Dr. Steere and others of patients with neurological signs of Lyme disease have revealed inadequate blood flow through particular areas of the brain. Dr. Steere also said that after an attack of Lyme disease, patients might develop pain or fatigue syndromes that resemble fibromyalgia or chronic fatigue syndrome. Diagnosis Problems.
To be sure, extreme incapacitating effects of a Lyme infection are rare. But even the more subtle effects like depressed mood, memory problems and word-finding difficulties can be devastating to those who are afflicted.
Such patients commonly receive the wrong diagnosis or inappropriate treatment. Often they are shunted from one doctor to another. In addition to blood tests for antibodies to the spirochete, diagnosis of neurological Lyme disease may require a spinal tap, an electroencephalogram (EEG), magnetic resonance imaging (M.R.I.), standard neuropsychological tests (for example, for memory, word association and depression) and a carefully taken health history.
Even after a correct diagnosis is made and a long course of intravenous antibiotics is administered, the organism may not be eradicated from its sanctuary in the brain. Repeated courses of this costly therapy are typically needed, but many insurance companies balk at paying for them because the treatments are still considered experimental.
Sometimes the treatment itself can cause a flare-up of Lyme disease, producing both physical and neuropsychiatric symptoms. But most often, when the presence of a Lyme infection can be established, treatment with intravenous antibiotics for four to six weeks results in a distinct improvement. But Dr. Steere, who uses ceftriaxone, which is sold as Rocephin, noted that patients typically must wait three to six months to see signs of gradual improvement and may never recover 100 percent.


**Always consult a LLMD (Lyme Literate Doctor) or your own health care professional.**