Lyme Disease Treatment Forward
There is a lot of information about Lyme Disease Treatment in books and all over internet.
You will also find people say that most if not all of the success stories are not scientific but only anecdotal.
While this is not really correct and there is a lot of scientific research done about Lyme Disease Treatment (and the list is very,very long – Scientific studies on Lyme disease) I would rather read anecdotal stories of people who took their Lyme Disease or whatever health challenge they had and treated it with success. This gives me enough evidence to say to myself: “If it worked for them, it can work for me!”
Lyme disease (source: Wikipedia), also known as Lyme borreliosis, is an infectious disease caused by bacteria of the Borrelia type.
The most common sign of infection is an expanding area of redness, known as erythema migrans, that begins at the site of a tick bite about a week after it has occurred.
The rash is typically neither itchy nor painful.
About 25% of people do not develop a rash.
Other early symptoms may include:
- headache and
- feeling tired.
If untreated, symptoms may include:
- loss of the ability to move one or both sides of the face
- joint pains
- severe headaches with neck stiffness
- heart palpitations, among others.
Months to years later, repeated episodes of joint pain and swelling may occur.
Occasionally, people develop shooting pains or tingling in their arms and legs.
Despite appropriate treatment, about 10 to 20% of people also develop joint pains, have memory problems, and feel tired much of the time.
Lyme disease is transmitted to humans by the bite of infected ticks of the Ixodes genus.
Usually, the tick must be attached for 36 to 48 hours before the bacteria can spread.
I am always fascinated to find out inspiring success stories of people who tried many many thing to gain their health back and at the end Cannabis and Cannabis oil took them all the way to restoring perfect health. Amazing!
Lyme Disease Treatment Success Story from Shelley
The beginning of my journey with Lyme disease is similar to most. My ending, however, is playing out quite differently than most.
I found a tick behind my ear at the age of fourteen, and had various health problems for seven years before I was finally diagnosed with:
- Lyme disease,
- Bartonella, and
After two years my Lupus, Mycoplasma, Bartonella and Babesia are entirely eradicated.
As far as my Lyme disease goes, I now have zero symptoms.
My remaining ones are a result of withdrawals from the prescriptions I so naively started taking when I was initially diagnosed.
How am I already returning to a healthy lifestyle only two years after forgetting to read, write, walk and talk?
Well, a wealth of credit is owed to the Buhner protocol.I would not be where I am today without it.
Still, I had one last giant “hump” in healing to get over after a year on the protocol.
So I took a shot in the dark which, for me, turned out to be the path to light. I decided to make my own cannabis oil and began taking it every waking hour.
I now owe my life to this fascinating herb and am hopeful some of you will find strength and encouragement through this information.
For a year and a half I had over ten seizures a day.
I tried every treatment I could find, exhausting outlets in both conventional and holistic medicine. Desperately searching for answers, I stumbled across what turned out to be one of the most profound facts I have ever learned. Marijuana contains one of the most potent anticonvulsants in the world.
Controversy over the subject was meaningless at that point, as the herb offered a possible solution to one of my most debilitating symptoms. As it turned out, smoking marijuana not only controlled my seizures, it completely cured them. With that in mind, I moved forward with my research. If it could do for seizures what no other plant or prescription could do, what could it do for Lyme? What I found was nothing short of fascinating, and essentially lifesaving.
Cannabis has over 700 healing components which, to the best of my knowledge, is more than any other plant known to mankind.
Since my Lyme disease had reacted to and benefited from literally every herb I had taken, I figured it would without a doubt react to cannabis as well. Indeed, it did. Smoking marijuana had sometimes made me feel sick in the past, and I realized this could possibly be because it caused a Herxheimer reaction from bacteria die off each time.
Experimenting what thankfully turned out to be an anything but crazy theory, I smoked an exceptionally large amount one night and suffered from a massive Herxheimer reaction.
The next day, when it subsided, I felt I had regained a little chunk of my brain back.
Since smoking the herb out of a regular pipe also means inhaling a lot of toxins, I began using a vaporizer to get more cannabinoids. My rate of improvement significantly sped up when I did this.
Naturally, this motivated me to take treatment one step further and find out what the results of taking cannabis oil would do for me.
After only a month of taking it I was able to return to work and school, and began to drive and have a social life again. Now, I am finally planning to move out and be independent for the first time in years. Basically, I am returning to a lifestyle that I was once unsure I would ever see again thanks to the immense healing power of cannabis oil.
Understandably, some will negate this article due to preconceived notions regarding cannabis, ones we were all conditioned to believe from a young age. Even I once held strong beliefs that cannabis was harmful to my health, but I could not be more thankful that I was proven otherwise. For me, the tangible proof stemming from first-hand experience will always trump the mere words of others.
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Lyme Disease Treatment Success Story from Joe
By Joe Klare
Lyme Disease is a very painful disease that can start off with flu-like symptoms and progress into painful muscles and joint swelling. More severe effects include paralysis and heart palpitations and if untreated can spread to the heart and brain.
Many sufferers of Lyme Disease seek relief from the pain and inflammation from the cannabis plant. One of those people is Stephanie, who I spoke with about her battle with Lyme Disease.
“My symptoms of Lyme began in June 2011. My tests didn’t come back positive for the disease until August (after 2 negative responses). Luckily, since I was aware of my tick bite and noted the symptoms early, I began a 3 week antibiotic in September and prior to finishing the antibiotic I still had symptoms. I began a new one mid-October and my symptoms have lessened, but persisted minimally.!
“Most of the symptoms from my case of Lyme were located in my neck and upper back. I was bed ridden for the month of July, come August I was sick for a week and on and off, and after starting my antibiotic in the beginning of September was when my symptoms lingered. I had a very stiff neck (to the point of minimal movement) overall soreness, body temperature ranging from 94-109 degrees, a constant headache, fatigue, I was depressed, and completely lost my appetite. I lost 10 pounds.”
An incredible amount of suffering from the bacteria of a small tick.
“I continued my daily dosage of Mary J throughout the peak of my illness,” Stephanie said. “ Smoking when I woke up and throughout the day really relaxed my aches and had my mind off my body tension and distress. It put me to sleep when I was in so much pain. It also increased my appetite. I am lead to believe the disease is dormant in my neck and prior to my first antibiotic (when symptoms were occasional and lingering,) was when I noticed that after a lot of smoking, it made me “feel” the neck ache that I had always felt, which drove me to the doctors to begin the second antibiotic.
“I consider those months a very low point in my life. Lyme Disease was like nothing I’ve experienced with my health. Having cannabis to comfort me and tune my altered lifestyle due to Lyme was refreshing. It’s not like having this disease would have lessened my usage, it just kept the usual positive impact it’s had on my life including benefits.”
So why does cannabis work well for some patients with Lyme Disease?
Dr. William Eidelman, who has written medical marijuana recommendations for Lyme Disease in California, says, “Cannabis is an anti-inflammatory, so it reduces pain and inflammation. It also reduces the stress that comes with Lyme, and also reduces depression that can come with chronic illness.”
There are several strains that have better anti-inflammatory properties than others, mainly one with higher levels of the chemical CBD.
Lyme Disease Treatment Success Story from Alexis
My intense suffering has made me desperate for a solution.
On the morning of June 6th, 2008, while working on a research paper, I suddenly felt a horrific slicing sensation as if a blender was tearing my left arm into pieces. I stared at the throbbing limb. It was so painful I expected it to be bleeding; yet, it appeared to be in perfectly fine condition. No attack, no implosion, just my nerves firing out of control, and me helpless to fight back. From that moment, my perception of life changed completely.
After almost two years of searching, I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia and multiple joint pain. At twenty years of age, a rheumatologist looked me in the eye and insisted, “You need to learn to deal with the pain because it is going to be like this forever. You can focus on maintaining a perfect diet and sleep schedule, and with exercise you might see little improvement. But don’t hold your breath.”
That wasn’t good enough for me. Pain is a signal to a problem, not a diagnosis. I wasn’t going to stop looking that easily. It took seven specialists and eleven trips to the emergency room before anyone could find my diagnosis. I suffer from Late Stage Lyme disease.
On average, most Lyme patients go undiagnosed for five years. It is a cryptic condition. It wasn’t until I had symptoms in almost every system of my body that someone could put a name on what I was suffering from. My doctor explained to me that my disease is under wide debate in the medical community. The Center for Disease Control does not even recognize the chronic form.
Usually, being diagnosed sheds light on the situation. Not for a Lyme patient. Too little is known about the disease and its symptoms… My road to recovery with this disease is as unique as my dental records. The experience is different for every Lyme patient; the symptoms present head to toe. Yet, most of the victims maintain normal lives, hiding our painful truth behind our pride. A large percentage of us, myself included, look healthy to the naked eye. I know and feel my curse too intimately to ever be fooled.
Pain is an enigma. Our nerves are evolutionarily programmed to warn us of danger, of a problem in need of attention, but Lyme tricks the nerves into panic mode. I endure a litany of false alarms, and must distinguish when to listen. The pain in my left arm spread first to my right, then down my back and into my legs. I cannot sit in a chair or ride in a car for more than a half hour on a good day without experiencing severe discomfort in my legs and hips. I have developed circulation problems, muscle spasms, ocular migraines, nausea, light sensitivity, head pressure, depersonalization and fatigue. Sometimes I make cognitive errors in speech, and I suffer random anemic fainting spells. I won’t pretend these symptoms don’t frighten me, but over time they have simply become part of my new paradigm.
Living in chronic pain is a commitment to do battle. I have to fight for happiness, and for freedom. I have struggled to establish my particular, even alien, lifestyle. I initially devoted myself to this raging war and lost the first battle; several months of intravenous antibiotics left my digestive track in ruins. The day after Christmas 2010, I was rushed to the hospital to be diagnosed with hemorrhagic colitis. I was taken off antibiotics. Since then I’ve endured a colonoscopy and two endoscopies to diagnose me with gastritis, polyps, esophagitis, and a hiatal hernia. In June of 2011, I was diagnosed with numerous allergies including wheat, dairy, eggs, and tuna. This explains how I lost 25% of my body weight in the last year. I am 5’2” and I weigh 90 pounds if I consume on average 2,000 calories a day. My incessant nausea usually permits only that much.
My dreams and desires have been necessarily altered and adjusted to work around my limitations. My pain controls my freedom. I have been prescribed hydrocodone, oxycodone, lorazepam, and cyclobenzaprine. These narcotics changed my mood and personality, and did not relieve the relentless nerve pain.
My only relief stems from cannabis, but I am desperate for a more permanent solution to the problem. In the hospital, I have needed to have morphine or lorazepam through an IV to accomplish what smoking two grams of cannabis does on the comfort of my couch, in a fraction of the time. I understand the importance of peace in my bones.
Medical cannabis gives me tranquility. The escape from pain that it provides keeps me sane. It allows me to combat the nausea and keep my weight above dangerous levels. With its help I can sleep, use my arms, and even stop my muscle spasms and migraines. I am aware that my freedom is only through an independent agent. I prefer this life to an out-of-control mind-numbing narcotic addiction.
Although I cannot maintain a “normal” life, I am spending my free time writing my story to share with the world. I want to show that while it can be a daunting quest to heal the human body, there is hope to be found.
Even in something as unexpected as a flower.
Lyme Disease Treatment Final Thoughts
As you can see for just a few out of many examples, there are several people that successfully used cannabis as a Lyme Disease Treatment. However it’s evident that Cannabis oil made the most impact and those who used it gain the best results by far. Far better then smoking or even vaping it.