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"Bell's Palsy of the Gut" and Other GI Manifestations of Lyme and Associated Diseases by Dr. Virginia S. Medical Doctor Posted Fri 12 Sep 2008 10:52am PRACTICAL GASTROENTEROLOGY April 2006 by Virginia T. Sherr, MD Bell's palsy signifies paralysis of facial muscles related to inflammation of the associated seventh Cranial Nerve. Physicians may not realize that this syndrome is caused by the spirochetal agent of Lyme disease until proven otherwise. Whether it is a full or hemi ... Read on »
Raising awareness of Lyme disease by Geoff Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted Thu 18 Sep 2008 11:24am 3 Comments Today's featured contributor is Dr. Virginia Sherr, who maintains the site The Human Side of Lyme. Dr. Sherr is a psychiatrist who has experienced Lyme disease first hand over many years, and shares valuable information and resources to get the word out about this ongoing problem. She is particularly concerned about the incidence of undiagno ... Read on »
Open Letter to the Town of Leroy, NY: Learn Lessons from the Autism Epidemic by Kim S. Patient Expert Posted Sun 01 Jan 2012 12:00am By Kevin Barry TOWN OFFICIALS:  LISTEN TO AFFECTED FAMILIES, BE PUBLIC AND TRANSPARENT WITH ENVIRONMENTAL TEST RESULTS & DON’T OFFER RIDICULOUS EXPLANATIONS BLAMING THE INJURED. The heavy rains and flooding in August and September 2011 may have lead to a release of dichloroacetylene (DCA) in LeRoy, NY.  DCA is a neurotoxic ... Read on »
THE CASE FOR CHRONIC INFECTION by Joanne60 Posted Mon 06 Sep 2010 4:02am The Case For Chronic Infection: Evidential persistence of Borrelia species post antibiotic exposure in vivo and in vitro. Michael D. Parent Introduction Summary There is an abundance of evidence demonstrating that Borrelia Burgdorferi, the causative agent of Lyme Disease, and related patho ... Read on »
LeRoy, PANDAS, Autism and EL - Will the real "Mystery Illness" Please Stand Up?- Part 2 by Kim S. Patient Expert Posted Thu 01 Mar 2012 12:00am By Theresa Conrick Read LeRoy, PANDAS, Autism and EL - Will the real "Mystery Illness" Please Stand Up?- Part 1  So it is possible that medical mysteries may have some common features.  A few years ago, The Today Show had a beautiful young girl on who had become famous for an odd and scary reason.  She was sneezing thousan ... Read on »
Documented involvement of viruses in ME/CFS by Margaret Williams by Andrea P. Patient Expert Posted Sat 02 Jan 2010 9:24am Permission to Repost Documented involvement of viruses in ME/CFS Margaret Williams 30th December 2009 For decades it has been known and shown that viruses play a role in ME/CFS. Now there is evidence of a direct association with a gamma retrovirus - XMRV -- that disables the immune system in ME/CFS, thus allowing numerous latent ... Read on »
A couple of interesting notes... by jmead1970 Posted Sat 12 Feb 2011 8:49pm These are some of the notes from the Disability exam: 12/12/08 MRI of the brain and skull reported craniectomy changes of the posterior fossa; extensive areas of infarction of the cerebellar hemispheres in the PICA distribution as well as the pons and middle cerebellar penduncles. 4/23/08 VA neurology note: noted to have mild nystagmus on lateral ... Read on »
TICK- BORN DISEASE: DIAGNOSIS and TREATMENT by Marjorie Tietjen Posted Sun 23 Jan 2011 9:06am FROM THE TOWNSEND LETTER FOR DOCTORS  Saving Our Children: Evaluation and Management of Pediatric Tick-Borne Diseases                                                                                                                       Dr. Ann Corson by Scott Forsgren          ... Read on »
PROOF THAT CHRONIC LYME EXISTS by Marjorie Tietjen Posted Wed 15 Dec 2010 8:08am FOR STUDIES THAT SHOW LYME DISEASE CAN BE A CHRONIC RELAPSING INFECTION, PLEASE SEE THE PERSISTENCE FILES AT Interdiscip Perspect Infect Dis. 2010; 2010: 876450. Published online 2010 May 25. doi: 10.1155/2010/876450. PMCID: PMC2876246 ... Read on »
PROOF THAT CHRONIC LYME DISEASE EXISTS by Joanne60 Posted Thu 27 May 2010 1:11am I don't doubt that Chronic Lyme Disease exists, I had 6 1/2 years of chronic health with Arthritis, Muscle Weakness, Peripheral Neuropathies mis diagnosed as Fibromyalgia, ME/CFS, Arthritis, Muscle Weakness, Musculoskeletal Disease, Poly Myalgia Rheumatica until a chance course of antibiotics improved my symptoms and led my GP to suspect Lyme d ... Read on »