Multiple sclerosis is Lyme disease: Anatomy of a cover-up

Perhaps the biggest ongoing medical scandal of the past hundred years is the fact that it has been known since 1911 that Multiple Sclerosis is a neurospirochetosis caused in 25% of cases by Borrelia burgdorferi s.l. (the bacterium that causes Lyme disease) and 75% by Treponema denticola (dental spirochetes), and that the Big-Pharma-controlled medical-industrial complex covered this up in order to make money selling symptom relievers to MS patients. At the lower levels there is no cover-up at all, but simply human nature at work, as we wrote about here, to dispel the notion that we are "conspiracy theorists". Since 1911, overwhelmingly much medical research has been conducted where living Borrelia bacteria were found in the brains of people who were diagnosed with MS.

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Time and time again. By at least a dozen medical researchers. In at least ten countries. Since 1911 - the past one hundred years. Several older but also recent autopsy findings linked to in this article found that all deceased MS patients' brains harbored living Lyme spirochetes. Even when tests, notorious for their large percentage of false negatives were used on living MS patients, staggeringly many tested positive for active Lyme borreliosis.

Then why isn't this common knowledge? Surely, those thousands of MS experts and MS researchers can't be all wrong?

Let's examine the reality on the ground.

1. Multiple Sclerosis Societies.

Every Western country has at least one MS Society. Each of those tax-exempt societies typically receives tens of millions of dollars in funding from various sources, year after year. The people running those societies usually award themselves CEO-level salaries and run them as one would run a highly commercial corporation. Advertising is used to solicit funds but if you don't read ads then you'll bump into them, one day, begging you for money on the street. For all those billions that have been pumped over the decades in those hundreds of MS societies worldwide, not a single one has ever done anything really useful for MS patients. The worst that could possibly happen for the bosses of those setups is that the cause of MS would become known. A known cause would either mean the development of either a cure or at least better symptom relievers, and that would rapidly result in the obsoleteness of their money making machine - the chicken that lays the golden eggs if you will. Such MS societies are working in concert with MS "researchers" employed by Big Pharma.

2. Big Pharma.

Multinational pharmaceutical corporations are the only ones doing MS research nowadays, mainly using donations to MS societies. Those multinationals decide which researchers get the cash. Researchers wanting to test the postulation of bacterial etiology of MS are shunned as if they were crackpots. Big Pharma makes billions a year on MS symptom relievers and they trickle millions down to their footsoldiers, the "MS experts". A cure would be a severe financial blow. Even more so, because there is strong evidence that many other neurological illnesses are caused by germs as well. Because due to the phenomenon of immune privilege there is an inadequate immune response in the brain and spinal cord, making these organs the ideal place for certain slow-dividing spirochetal bacteria to entrench, multiply and cause lesions. The entire concept of antibiotic-resistant, hard-to-test-for chronic CNS infections leading to a plethora of neurological syndromes has to be suppressed and what can't be suppressed will be craftily discredited. Better to give every expression of a neurological infection its own name such as "MS", "Alzheimers", "Parkinsons," "ALS" and "Fibromyalgia". And fund armies of ignorant "experts" to obfuscate the issue, whilst boycotting, firing, censoring, smearing and suing those few real experts that refuse to stay in line. Big Pharma is in business to make money, and money is made when people are ill, not when they're healthy. Anyone standing in their way is relegated to the sidelines. Patents are being bought and shelved so that cures will never see the light of day.

3. Patient advocacy groups.

MS patient groups are, without exception, populated with clueless individuals for the simple reason that those who did their homework and read the relevant research have been ostracized by the group. They always were and they always will, because that's how group dynamics works. As soon as you insist on voicing an opinion outside of the mainstream, no matter how well argued - you'll be an outcast, a pariah. They don't want rogue activists, "lone nutters", giving them a bad name. Also the advocacy groups are raking in the dough and are run by folks whose main concern is that membership dues are paid in time. No MS, no advocacy group. Of course if there ever will emerge a lobby group insisting on more microbiological research pertaining Multiple sclerosis, they'll be branded "lunatic fringe" and their efforts will be in vain.

4. MS "experts".

Those "experts" get away with calling themselves thus, because Big Pharma gives them their seal of approval in the form of research grants and medical media exposure. However they are only experts in doing exactly what Big Pharma wants them to do: Obscuring the cause of Multiple Sclerosis! In return, the "experts" get regular cash injections for their "promising research" and other goodies such as all-in holidays to exotic destinations. There never will be a cure for MS until the scandal breaks and new antibiotics are developed that work better than the few currently available antibiotics that cross the blood-brain barrier. As it stands, it has been more than twenty years ago since any new antibiotic was developed. As soon as it was found that Minocycline helped with MS, its manufacturer, Lederle, tripled its price.

After long consideration I came to the conclusion that at least a crucial part of this debâcle was due to a real conspiracy - mainly a conspiracy of silence of those few MS researchers bright enough to realize that the cause for MS has been known for at least a hundred years. As is always the case with medical cover-ups, it continues to exist due to a mix of ignorance, indifference, cowardice and corruption. The saying goes: "Do not attribute to malice that what can be adequately blamed on ignorance". All the "experts" really are interested in is being "experts", not curing Multiple sclerosis. However it still is a conspiracy. It is completely normal for conspiracies to succeed because the lion share of the people who could point it out don't care, are too lazy to get educated or feel too intimidated to stick out their necks. Microbiologist Tom Grier calls them cowards. The fact that most conspiracies are silently facilitated by an army of "useful idiots" with a stake in it being kept under the rug does not make it any less a conspiracy.

Evidence for a conspiracy of silence

Now I've given my opinion. You may find it harsh - I call it mild.

You don't have to believe me, when I say there is a conspiracy. Believe Alzheimer and Parkinson's disease expert Dr. Alan B. MacDonald M.D., Staff Pathologist at the St. Catherine of Siena Medical Center. He wrote:

(published online 10 July 2006 in Volume 67, Issue 4, page 819-832 in Medical Hypotheses)

"Conventional thinking about spirochetal cyst forms is divided between two polar spheres of influence; one a majority community that completely denies the existence of spirochetal cyst forms, and a second group of academically persecuted individuals who accepts the precepts of such antebellum scientists as Schaudinn, Hoffman, Dutton, Levaditi, Balfour, Fantham, Noguchi, McDonough, Hindle, Steiner, Ingraham, Coutts, Hampp, Warthin, Ovcinnikov, and Delamater. Microscopic images of cystic spirochetes are difficult to ignore, but as has been the case in this century, academic "endowments" have nearly expunged all cystic spirochetal image data from the current textbook versions of what is the truth about the spirochetaceae. If the image database from the last century is obliterated; many opportunities to diagnose will be lost. Variously sized cystic spirochetal profiles within diseased nerve cells explain the following structures: Lewy body of Parkinson's disease, Pick body, ALS spherical body, Alzheimer plaque. Borrelia infection is therefore a unifying concept to explain diverse neurodegenerative diseases, based not entirely on a corkscrew shaped profile in diseased tissue, but based on small, medium and large caliber rounded cystic profiles derived from pathogenic spirochetes which are hiding in plain sight."

Note how he claims that the majority of researchers deny the existence of spirochetal cystic forms. Denial is defined as knowing that something exists, but deliberately refusing to acknowledge it for ulterior motives. By putting "endowments" between question marks, he implies that Big Pharma bribes universities and publishers into censoring the very existence of spirochetal cysts from medical textbooks.

And if you think Dr. MacDonald is a lone loon, read the fascinating and terrible personal story and Lyme-vs-MS lecture by microbiologist and Borrelia expert Tom Grier. He says MS is merely a symptom of Lyme disease and not a disease onto itself. And he says the medical establishment is arrogant, ignorant and corrupt:

Also listen to the below audio. Tom explains in these MP3's all you need to know about Lyme disease - including why Lyme tests routinely come back false negative - it's all deliberate and it's getting worse. Medical politics. And remember that Tom as a microbiologist sticks to the traditional textbook curriculum on the transmission of Lyme - by ticks. However, it has been established that a wide variety of bugs can at least carry the disease - and that it even is found in human semen, blood, urine and saliva. This would explain why MS statistically ever-so-slightly can "run in the family". It may partially be caused by a genetic propensity for not being able to clear the infection, but it may also be because bed bugs, fleas, lice, mosquitoes and sexual intercourse or even mere kissing can possibly transmit the bacterium to a lesser extent as Ixodes ricinus ticks can. However, medical research shows that while on antibiotics, no human-to-human transmission is likely.

(60, 50 and 72 MB)

But surely, there must be evidence of this corruption? There is, but it is hard to find and one has to read between the lines. We discovered some evidence, by chance, in training material not intended for the general public. We found on a Dutch radiology site a lecture, in English by Frederik Barkhof, M.D. Mr. Barkhof has been on the receiving end of a lot of Big Pharma money for his research into MS, research severely prejudiced against the infectious theory of MS. I'm not saying that he deliberately researches the wrong things, I'm saying that Big Pharma cherishes those who do. His lectures are used to "educate" the country's radiologists, who are sternly warned to tow the party line when it comes to the cause of brain lesions:

What we found is deeply worrying. Note how the person writing the recommendation does not even know the name of the disease and calls it Lyme's disease. The radiologists are instructed in ominous, derogatory language never to disagree with the "suspicion of MS". So when the doctor says: "I think it should be MS", the radiologist should just shut up and agree, even if he disagrees and thinks it's Lyme disease. So that later, when it turns out to be Lyme after all, the doctor can say: "But the radiologist also thought it was MS!". The result is that Lyme as a cause for MS will remain denied - by orders from above, citing statistics of "Lyme causing MS-like symptoms is rare, so never diagnose the cause as Lyme". Statistics based on false assumptions, statistics used to disallow rectifying those same faulty statistics. So the actual evidence inside the brain, seen by the radiologist who scrutinizes those pictures all the time and is qualified, by his training and vast experience and feedback of actual diagnoses from hundreds of doctors treating thousands of patients, is thrown into the garbage. Ignored. We now know that it is national policy in the Netherlands to intimidate radiologists into keeping silent about their own diagnoses of Lyme neuroborreliosis when their instructions are "MS". It's usually the infectious disease specialist that gives that instruction, voiced as a "suspicion". The ID specialist is urged to "suspect MS" by his hospital, which is contractually bound to "suspect MS" by their insurance company. Whether it's private or government insurance is of no consequence because both are under the control of "advisory boards" controlled by Big Pharma. Big Pharma "owns" key politicians as well. There is plenty reason to believe that the Dutch policy is set from above and reflects in fact EU and US policy. The Dutch were just sloppy enough to leave a trace. Because this rare piece of evidence may be removed, we mirrored the lecture here.

The instruction to new radiologists literally is: "There must be other ways to impress your colleagues". As in: "Don't be a wise guy and know your place". They must have had "trouble" with "wise guys" before. A Radiologist's Lyme diagnosis is of no value and has to be self-censored when the MD that requested the MRI suspects it is MS. Otherwise the Radiologist is just looking for attention, "trying to impress his colleagues". Because "Lyme is much rarer than MS". Yeah. Based on the opinion of doctors, based on statistics those doctors made up out of thin air, based on their baseless opinions. Not on actual scientific research. The actual research always finds spirochetes in MS's patients brains. Except when this "research" is paid for by companies selling symptom relievers for MS and other neurological syndromes. We found 25 (twenty-five) studies where living Lyme bacteria were found in the brains of Multiple Sclerosis patients. We list twenty in this article and we make an additional five of the most recent research studies available for download as PDF's further on. I remind you that even when taking the "debunking" studies at face value, absence of evidence in some studies is not at all evidence of absence in the real world (spirochetes in the brain of MS patients), especially not because of the simultaneous presence of undeniable evidence, shown in the studies summarized later.

"Ruling the medical machine by decree" is the norm everywhere. Dissidents must have mental issues, they're "trying to impress their colleagues". Noone in the modern western medical machine cares, or is allowed to care, about medical science. Everything is geared towards maximizing Big Pharma's profits and paying tribute to the royally remunerated "experts" in their ivory towers. Doctors have degenerated into vulgar drug pushers with a veneer of professional legitimacy. The grim reality is that Western doctors are wholly disinterested in their profession or their patients' wellbeing and even if they are, they lack the guts to stand up against the machine. And even if they would, they would get crushed like those few that do rebel and find themselves made examples of.

Millions of people suffer from "Multiple sclerosis". It slowly rots the central nervous system. And that's when you're lucky. Because it can also kill quickly. Quick or slow, it is a most horrible way to die and the fact that this suffering is wholly preventable and that this fact has been willfully suppressed and ignored for ten decades is a scandal worthy of reconsidering the remarkable, undeserved immunity that the medical world enjoys. Only in the most egregious cases of direct medical negligence are there usually mild consequences for the offender. But what about the preventable deaths and suffering of countless thousands of MS patients every year? Wikipedia, citing this study, says: "Two thirds of the deaths in people with MS are directly related to the consequences of the disease". That's a 66% mortality rate, making MS one of the deadliest diseases - more lethal than HIV infection and cancer. This Norwegian study puts it at at least 34% but says that how much more than 34% is hard to say because the coroner puts "misleading information" in the death certificate instead of MS. And of course they could not follow the entire group to their deaths, so more will have died due to MS after the study ended. About one in a thousand people in geographically affected area's have MS. Conservatively, that amount to at least ten million people, of which around six and a half million will die due to the disease. A wholly unneccessary, Holocaust-size scandal of agony and death, repeating over and over again - and it's getting worse.

The painful truth is: There is no such thing as Multiple Sclerosis. It's the name of a symptom. A symptom of a disease of "unknown" cause. But the real cause has been known for a hundred years: The spirochete Bb s.l., Borrelia burgdorferi, the bacterium that causes Lyme neuroborreliosis, Lyme disease. MS doesn't exist. MS is Lyme neuroborreliosis. MS is Lyme disease. It's a bacterial infection you can get from a tick bite, amongst many other suspected infectious pathways.

Noone in the MS patient advocacy community or in the MS research community, let alone the self-appointed "MS expert" doctors will react favorably when you mention the proven cause of MS - Lyme spirochetes. MS patients don't like to see themselves as "infected with a tick bacillus". A worrisome concept indeed, and of course even though the cause of MS is officially "unknown", the "expert" will dismiss any involvement of bacteria in the strongest of terms. Those "experts", knowing full well that they have no clue, fear any challenge to their authority and often choose the attack as their best defense. They know all too well their only task is to prescribe useless pills. Big Pharma would like to keep their monopoly on symptom relievers till there are no humans left on this planet to cheat out of their money. The MS advocacy groups and societies will politely ask you to keep your rather unpopular opinion to yourself. You'll be at best considered eccentric and at worst a delusional nuisance.

But were those 15 researchers who said they found living Lyme bacteria (spirochetes) in the brains of a great majority of Multiple sclerosis patients all lying?

1911 Buzzard E F Spirochetes in M.S. Lancet 11:98 1911
1913 Bullock W E (now Gye) MS agent in Rabbits Lancet 1185 1913
1917 Steiner Spirochetes The Cause of MS. Med Kiln
1918 Simmering Spirochetes in MS by Darkfield Micro
1918 Steiner G. Guinea Pig Inoculation with MS infectious agent from Human
1919 Steiner MS Agent Inoculation into Monkeys
1921 Gye F. MS Agent In Rabbits Brain 14:213
1922 Kaberlah MS Agent In Rabbits. Deutch Med Works
1922 Sicard MS Spirochetes in Animal Model. Rev Neurol
1922 Stepanopoulo Spirochetes in the CSF of MS Patients
1923 Schlossman MS Agent in Animal Model. Rev Neuro
1924 Blacklock MS Agent in Animals. Journal of Path and Bac
1927 Wilson The Rat as A Carrier of MS. British Med Journal
1927 Steiner G Understanding the Pathogenesis of MS
1928 Steiner Spirochetes in the Human Brain of MS Patients
1932 Rogers, Helen J. The question of silver cells as proof of the spirochetal theory of disseminated sclerosis. J. Neurol and Psychopathol. 13:50, 1932
1933 Simons Spirochetes in the CSF of MS Patients
1939 Hassin Spirochete-like formations in MS
1948 Adams Spirochetes within the Ventricle Fluid of Monkeys Inoculated from Human MS
1952 Steiner Acute Plaques in MS and The Pathogenic Role of Spirochetes as the Etiological Factor. Journal of Neuropathology Exp Med 11: No 4:343
1954 Steiner Morphology of Spirochaeta Myelophthora (Myelin Loving). MS Journal of Neuropathology and Exp Neurol 11:4 343
1954 Steiner G. Acute plaques in M.S., their pathogenetic significance and the role of spirochetes as the etiological factor. J. Neuropath. and Exp. Neur. 11:no 4:343, 1954
1957 Ichelson R. Cultivation of Spirochetes from Spinal Fluids of MS Cases with Negative Controls. Procl. Soc. Exp. Biol Med 70:411
1986 Gay D Dick G Is multiple sclerosis caused by an oral spirochaete? Lancet (1986 Jul 12) 2(8498):75-7
1988 Marshall V Multiple sclerosis is a chronic central nervous system infection by a spirochetal agent. Med Hypotheses (1988 Feb) 25(2):89-92
1986 (USA): Relapsing fever/Lyme disease - Multiple sclerosis. Medical Hypotheses, volume 21, issue 3, pages 335-343
2000 (Poland): Lyme borreliosis and Multiple sclerosis: Any Connection? A Seroepidemic study. Ann Agric Environ Med. issue 7, 141-143
2001 (Norway): Association between Multiple sclerosis and Cystic Structures in Cerebrospinal Fluid. Infect 29:315
2004 (Switzerland): Chronic Lyme borreliosis at the root of Multiple sclerosis - is a cure with antibiotics attainable?
2009 (Romania): Controversies in late Neuroborreliosis and Multiple sclerosis - case series

Even publications trying to debunk the spirochetal etiology of MS had to face the inconvenient facts:

Can we trust these old studies? Critics sneer that since some other researchers failed to culture the spirochete, the bacteria found, photographed wriggling under the microscope must have been Fata morgana's. What to do with those pesky scientists, "trying to impress their colleagues"? In the end, the noisy negativists just don't believe the results. This is a common phenomenon in science: The establishment hates to step from their pedestal and will, due to disinterest, incompetence and stake at a failed outcome botch reproducing research, to announce that the original publication wasn't worth the paper it's printed on. They had the chutzpa to do this with dozens of scientists who found spirochetes in MS patients' brains. This kind of monkey-behavior is the norm in science. I refer to Pons and Fleischman - now thoroughly vindicated - but their field still suffers from lingering ridicule - and even legalized boycotts by Big Oil.

We now know that it's devilishly hard to culture spirochetes, and that they simply weren't able to do it in those days.

If MS patients really do have living Lyme bacteria in the brain, surely there must be recent findings too, from respected researchers in a variety of Western countries, using state-of-the-art methods? There must be high-resolution photographs of the actual, living Borrelia spirochetes cultured from the brains of those people?

Sure there are! In spite of the ongoing onslaught against such investigations, there still are researchers naive or brave enough to venture into the career-destroying terrain of rediscovering the cause for diseases that have become major money makers for their exploiters. So yes, there are plenty of modern studies, reporting live Lyme bacteria in the brain of MS patients.

Medical research hidden from the public

I had to purchase two of these studies under the condition that I would not make them available in any way, shape or form. This is a standard condition, when buying the right to read it from an online database. The research is "eyes only", so to speak. Not intended to become known to the plebs. They may get nervous, see. Becoming a nuisance and all. It was only recently, that the entire world's scientific research has become locked up in databases owned by multinational publishing giants, asking ridiculous fees for a few pages copied from a journal. So I had to commit the crime of violating Copyright Law, because the two I purchased ($48,- and $31,-) were the most interesting ones - one included pictures of the actual pathogen - the Borrelia bacteria in their cysts, and Borreliae expelling their DNA granules. Note how the research that MS has nothing to do with bacterial infection is freely available on the web. This research is copied and pasted freely by its proponents, and the medical databases - publishers owned by Big Pharma - don't seem to mind the violation of Copyright. Done by a MS disinfo-expert from a EU country. Interestingly, the only countries publishing recent research into the link MS - Lyme are a outside the iron fist of mainstream medicine - outside the EU. Norway is not in the EU. Neither is Switzerland. Neither were Poland and Romania, at the time the research was done. It's a familiar pattern. Helicobacter Pylori, the cause of 95% of all peptic ulcers, also was discovered in 1958 by a "rebel" from a country at the fringe of mainstreamness - Greece. He barely got away with experimenting with antibiotics without being revoked their medical licenses for "malpractice". John Lykoudis was fought every step of the way by the establishment:

"He encounter[ed] formidable obstacles in convincing the medical establishment, the Greek regulatory authorities and the pharmaceutical industry. In fact, Lykoudis spent the rest of his life engaged in incessant activity to propagate his treatment of PUD and gastritis. His archives, some made recently available by his family, make it clear that he was fully aware of the importance of his discoveries. They also convey an almost suffocating sense of frustration…"

"[He was] completely shunned by the medical establishment of his time, or at best, considered an eccentric provincial physician…"

…he was referred for disciplinary action to the Athens Medical Association, of which he was a member, ‘because (a) he prepared and distributed an unapproved medicinal preparation…and (b) he made his method publicly known to attract patients'…On 6 November 1968…the Disciplinary Committee, presided over by a neurology professor, fined him 4000 drachmas…

A more serious problem for Lykoudis was his indictment in the Greek Courts.

"In 1966, Lykoudis attempted to publish his observations in the Journal of the American Medical Association, but his manuscript entitled "Ulcer of the Stomach and Duodenum" was rejected…Unfortunately, no copy of this manuscript survives for re-evaluation in the light of current knowledge."

In the latter instance numerous former patients came to his support; one of them testified that Lykoudis "treated also many poor ulcer patients free of charge." We are not told the outcome of the indictment.

Lykoudis died in 1980 without knowing that he would soon be vindicated.

It's a familiar fate of innovators in medical science - victims of the Semmelweis reflex, an expression of mob behavior amongst primates. Ignace Philipp Semmelweis met a similar fate, as well as many others before and after him. The problem with medicine is the fact that it's based on dogma's, adhered to by people of mostly barely above-average intelligence.

Here is recent research showing that MS is in fact Lyme disease - download them, print them and show them to your "expert" - likely to no avail:

1986 (USA): Relapsing fever/Lyme disease - Multiple sclerosis. Medical Hypotheses, volume 21, issue 3, pages 335-343

Synopsis: In MS, the plaques have their origin around veins in the central nervous system. This corresponds with the lesions found in neuroborreliosis. The geographical spread of MS correlates strongly with mean annual temperature. The geographical distribution of the ticks that transmit Lyme disease have a similar geographical distribution. There have been MS "epidemics" in the past where 40 times more cases of MS occurred than normal. Those epidemics appear to correlate with the large-scale introduction of dogs or other animals that are hosts for ticks. Postulates that Borrelia spirochetes may be acting as the trigger in MS, setting off an autoimmune reaction in which patients produce antibodies that attack their own nerve fibers. Mentions that Borrelia eat myelin as well. Notes how many particular and peculiar Lyme symptoms are shared with MS symptoms. Mentions a small study in which two out of eight MS patients tested positive for Lyme disease.

2000 (Poland): Lyme borreliosis and Multiple sclerosis: Any Connection? A Seroepidemic study. Ann Agric Environ Med. issue 7, 141-143

Synopsis: 10 out of 26 MS patients tested positive for Lyme borreliosis. Notes how it is virtually impossible to make a distinction between late stage Lyme disease and Multiple sclerosis, not even with MRI. Diagnosis of MS vs. late stage neuroborreliosis are guesswork - there are no reliable tests for either. Conclusion: Multiple sclerosis may often be associated with Borrelia infection.

2001 (Norway): Association between Multiple sclerosis and Cystic Structures in Cerebrospinal Fluid. Infect 29:315

Synopsis: Borrelia cysts were found in all ten out of ten patients diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis. No bacteria were found in a control group. The most modern methods such as a transmission electron microscope were used by a specialist in this narrow field - this may explain why a 100% infection rate was found by Brorson, as opposed to lower rates in other research. The cysts turned into spirochetal bacteria when cultured. Remarks that the bacterial infection theory of MS was abandoned because antibiotics did not help. Remarks that Borrelia bacteria have mechanisms to evade the immune system and survive antibiotics, and offers research evidence for that. Concludes that all ten MS patients have been infected with a spirochete. Dismisses the common criticism that "all those MS patients were also infected with an unrelated Lyme disease" by pointing out how unlikely that is, especially seen the ample research evidence for a spirochetal cause of MS. Concludes that MS could very well be a chronic infection. Points out that there is microbiological and clinical evidence that spirochetal bacteria could be the cause of MS. Notes that the spirochetes may not necessarily be of the genus Borrelia burgdorferi. The chance that 100% of MS patients would also have Lyme neuroborreliosis is astronomically small - about one in 1000^10, a smaller chance to find a speck of dust lost in the Universe. Epidemiologically speaking, Brorson's findings are near-absolute proof that MS is caused by spirochetal bacteria.

2004 (Switzerland): Chronic Lyme borreliosis at the root of Multiple sclerosis - is a cure with antibiotics attainable?

Synopsis: Notes that worldwide, MS prevalence parallels the distribution of the Lyme disease pathogen Borrelia burgdorferi, and in America and Europe, the birth excesses of those individuals who later in life develop MS, exactly mirror the seasonal distributions of Borrelia transmitting Ixodes ticks. No other disease exhibits equally marked epidemiological clusters by season and locality. Cites research whereby spirochetes were found in the brains of MS patients as early as 1928, and that in over 250 control cases of diversified diseases there never were spirochetes found. Notes that this research has been successfully replicated decades later by different scientists. Points out that a considerable body of clinical evidence supports the concept that cystic L-forms of Borrelia Burgdorferi may cause MS. Dismisses skepticism towards this concept with science-based arguments. Dismisses the hypothesis of genetic origin of MS using scientific research data. Includes graphs showing a direct correlation between the number of MS patients and the number of ticks transmitting Lyme disease. Dismisses the "environmental toxin" hypothesis of MS using scientific research data. Explains how Borrelia could cause all MS symptoms. Recommends trials with antibiotics for MS patients.

2009 (Romania): Controversies in late Neuroborreliosis and Multiple sclerosis - case series

Synopsis: Found a significant percentage of people diagnosed with MS in fact having neuro-Lyme. Concludes that it is probable that MS is caused by an infectious agent and recommends testing MS patients for Lyme disease.

Bacteria are the cause of Alzheimer's as well

So much more could be written about this subject. Such as the fact that spinal cord lesions together with a lesion in the cerebellum or brainstem is very rare in neurological diseases and almost exclusively occurs in only MS and Lyme disease. There is a lot of hard evidence that Fibromyalgia, Parkinson's, CFS, Lupus, Crohn's ME, Pick's disease (FTD, Frontotemporal dementia), Alzheimers' disease and ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis) are also caused by spirochetal bacteria. 14 out of 16 deceased Alzheimer's patients had living Treponema spirochetes in their brain. Please people - it is not normal to have bacteria in your brain! The only result can be brain damage of a type and pace commensurate with the type of bacterium and the state of your immune system and personal genetics. Countless millions of people dying the most horrific slow deaths due to infections that are near-impossible to detect with currently employed diagnostic methods, but certainly treatable in the sense that further deterioration can usually be stopped and often even reversed in clinical trials and anecdotal evidence:

(Patients with ALS and MS improved on antibiotics)

These graphs show a worldwide, strong, direct connection between the number of ticks transmitting Lyme disease and the birth excess of MS patients. The evidence is everywhere and we should demand proper treatment for MS: Antibiotics. The Swiss study has a geographical map with MS prevalence that explains why for example the Sami and the Inuit don't get MS: It's too cold for ticks in Lapland. But Big Pharma keeps searching for a "genetic" or "auto-immune" cause..

Isn't it strange that the geographic mortality rate for MS is nearly identical to that of Lyme diease? With near-identical hotspots for both diseases, even in areas with a low population density (but high tick density):

In the heydays of medical and general scientific research, anyone with enough money, time and skill could test a postulation in their own lab. You only fully realize how dependent we are on Big Pharma to do our research for us when faced with the fact that it is a criminal offence to culture bacteria without a license ("Terrorist bioweapon production"). And it's a criminal offence to sell antibiotics without a license. And it's a criminal offence for a pharmacy to sell anyone with antibiotics without a prescription. And it's a criminal offence to smuggle antibiotics into a country. And it's a criminal offence to give medical advice without a license. Even though it's a fact that antibiotic resistance emerged due to under-use, not over-use, of antibiotics. Tuberculosis is an example of that. Doctors don't understand microbiology and antibiotics are too extortionally expensive to be used long enough to cure many infections. They merely entrench into the CNS where they emerge as serious syndromes, years later. In short: It is a criminal offence for any non-MD to find the cure for MS. And MD's who try will be sued for "malpractice" - "over-prescribing of antibiotics".

Rent-seeking pharmaceutical multinationals

We're being increasingly curtailed, medically. In the year 2000 the Netherlands proposed making the import, without a license, of a test that can test for potentially deadly diseases a criminal offence punishable by at most two years in jail. I was flabbergasted when I heard it and I do not know whether that law actually silently went on the books, to be used as a trump card when some millionaire tries to sue some "experts" for malpractice. Big Pharma's enforcers need to feel safe. To Big Pharma, you are most profitable when you die very slowly - but silently! God forbid you'd be able to prove in court that you've been misdiagnosed! Tiny US protectorates such as the Netherlands and Norway are at the forefront of implementing Big Pharma's dictates. Norway implemented the full Codex Alimentarius ruleset decades ago, based on the recommendations of an advisory board, staffed with people with daytime jobs in the pharmaceutical industry. All vitamins and minerals are restricted drugs in Norway, requiring a license to import. No company except the largest corporations are granted such a license to import in clinically significant amounts. Making it a criminal offence (max. three months in prison) to import a significant quantity of vitamin C. "Statens Legemiddelverk" will always decline a license and casually mention that attempting to import any commercially significant amount of vitamin C is a criminal act. I have their letter to prove it.

What can you do to get proper "MS" treatment?

MS "experts" will keep resisting the truth to the point of absurdity. They will first come with the hilarious claim that every MS patient in the study also had Lyme neuroborreliosis and that both are separate, unrelated illnesses. When the statistical impossibility is pointed out to them, they'll insist that finding living Lyme bacteria in people's brains is perfectly normal. They will claim that antibiotics help MS patients because they "reduce inflammation", but that Big Pharma has much better "inflammation reducers" (a few thousand times more expensive than generic, unpatentable Doxycycline). They'll say that the few dozen scientists who published the above research are conspiracy nuts. Whatever it takes. They'll lie, and say that a few weeks of antibiotics kills any bacteria in the CNS. A most hilarious statement, given that it takes even years to clear up acne with antibiotics, let alone the immune-privileged CNS, where no T-cells circulate and where most antibiotics can't even reach. They'll lie and say that their negative tests can be relied upon. They'll lie, and say that a tick bite followed by a bullseye rash is the only way you can get Lyme disease. And perhaps in the very far future, when finally the truth can't be suppressed any longer, they'll shrug it all off as a technicality, a "we couldn't have known because the research was flawed", a misunderstanding, a non-issue and will reluctantly prescribe some atrociously expensive antibiotic that will be the only one "approved" for MS.

When you have been diagnosed as having one of the CNS syndromes mentioned above, you or your loved ones should insist on the following:

- The most reliable testing for Lyme disease attainable. Beware: Even the best tests are woefully unreliable (false negatives due to deliberate test mis-design). If it means sending serum or lumbar fluid to another lab, your "expert" should allow this. If not, find another "expert". Please understand that it is to be expected to test negative unless you do a socalled "antibiotic provocative test", explained in my book on ALS, freely available at

- When testing positive for Lyme, insist on the best treatment attainable. In most cases this means open-ended treatment. At least years, but likely a life-long regimen of high-dosed blood-brain-barrier penetrating antibiotics. If your "expert" won't go along with this, find another "expert". Threatening legal action is useless - MD's spend a lot of time in University learning all the dirty tricks on how to cover their ass.

- Ask your "expert" to do a trial with oral antibiotics. Do not get fooled into taking only abx that can't reach the CNS! Doxycycline can be used if you don't get much sun exposure, otherwise Minocycline is about the sole other oral option. If your "expert" doesn't agree, find another "expert". However they're a dime a dozen and they're nearly all useless. You may have to seek diagnosis and treatment abroad. Please note that people with serious CNS involvement (such as ALS patients) can easily be killed by a strong Jarish-Herxheimer reaction, so please do your homework before starting antibiotic therapy. Since antibiotic resistance is very uncommon in Borreliae, a very slow increasing of the antibiotic dosage should be done, to keep the "herx" within safe bounds. Be advised that antibiotic therapy often causes new lesions initially, while others diminish in size, so symptoms may first exacerbate before they get less. All this takes months, so don't get discouraged prematurely. You likely will have to be on antibiotics for the rest of your life and progress is measured month-by-month, on an overall, average basis.

- If you are completely unable to obtain proper diagnosis and treatment, you can, as a last resort, source Doxycycline from one of the few countries where it still is not a criminal offence to sell antibiotics without prescription. You'd have to commit the criminal offence of smuggling it into your own country - but your life may depend on it. Treating yourself with such antibiotics is not an offence - yet - but it may land you a psychiatric diagnosis of "severe delusional parasitosis endangering the patient's life" if your doctor finds out. People have been locked up in asylumns and force-medicated (unfortunately with the wrong medications) for less.

Lyme misdiagnosed as MS: Antibiotics cured "MS":

Medical studies that show antibiotics help against Multiple Sclerosis

There are a few studies (such as this PDF about Minocycline against Multiple Sclerosis) that show that antibiotics work, so that's not too controversial any more. What remains controversial is why antibiotics work. People, including medical doctors, like to interpret facts in such a way that their world view doesn't get demolished. Doctors like to believe that infections are not the cause of neurological problems. That simply is too disturbing a thought. So when antibiotics are proven to stop and even reverse the symptoms of MS, they are quick to deny any relation to bacteria, but claim: "It must be some antiinflammatory effect of the antibiotics". The first study shows that antibiotics as a treatment for MS work:

Targeting leukocyte MMPs and transmigration: Minocycline as a potential therapy for multiple sclerosis.

Brundula V, Rewcastle NB, Metz LM, Bernard CC, Yong VW.

Department of Clinical Neurosciences, University of Calgary, Canada. Multiple sclerosis is characterized by the infiltration of leukocytes into the CNS. As matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) facilitate the passage of leukocytes across matrix barriers, we tested the hypothesis that targeting MMPs could attenuate neuro-inflammation. We report that minocycline, a widely used generic drug with a good safety record, inhibited MMP activity, reduced production of MMP-9 and decreased the transmigration of T lymphocytes across a fibronectin matrix barrier. In addition, minocycline was efficacious against both mild and severe experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE) in mice, an animal model of multiple sclerosis. When severe EAE was produced, minocycline pre-treatment delayed the course of the disease: when maximal disease activity occurred in vehicle-treated EAE mice, minocycline animals were relatively normal and had minimal signs of inflammation and demyelination in the CNS. When tested in mice afflicted with mild EAE, minocycline attenuated the clinical severity of disease throughout the course of treatment. These results indicate that minocycline may constitute a safe and inexpensive therapy for multiple sclerosis.

PMID: 12023318 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]


—> I wrote a book on how Lyme disease is a major cause of ALS. It is freely available as a PDF Here: When ALS is Lyme.

 "I know that most men, including those at ease with
problems of the greatest complexity, can seldom accept
even the simplest and most obvious truth if it be such
as would oblige them to admit the falsity of conclusions
which they have delighted in explaining to colleagues,
which they have proudly taught to others, and which they
have woven, thread by thread, into the fabric of their
lives."    -Tolstoy

This woman was cured of MS using antibiotics:

1.  Ravenwing    Sunday, February 12, 2012

Not just Lyme but other pathogens like Chlamydia Pnuemoniae. Check out this web site:

2.  Emily Martinsen    Sunday, February 12, 2012


3.  Peter Kemp    Thursday, February 16, 2012

A shocking and important article. The cat is out of the bag. Some doctors and scientists might have their own reasons for keeping the lid on this - but now patients are discovering the truth and they want answers.
Please see my website:
I cultured spirochetes from 5 people diagnosed with M.E. (myalgic encephalomyelitis). I keep reading that culture is difficult. It is not, it just requires patience with my method as it takes 5 months but requires no special facilities or methods. Is that so much to ask from our medical services, to find out precisely what potentially pathogenic organisms are present in sick people?

4.  Steph    Thursday, March 1, 2012

This is so sad and pathetic ! What has happened to make this acceptable to anyone? It causes those of us who do know, to worry about those who don't !! I honestly feel its my duty to inform.

5.  Theegapman    Sunday, March 4, 2012

I'm beating chronic Lyme disease and although I've had it for a long time... I only got diagnosed recently. I agree 100% with your article. The Medical Establishment has failed the very people that it is supposed to help. On my journey to better health... I went to dozens of doctors and there were no answers. Not one. I went to pain clinics, orthopedics, MDs, DOs, Chiros, etc. No one said... "Geez why is a 33 year old complaining of SO MUCH muscle, joint, neurological pain? How could he be so sick?" I finally went to a doctor who treats those with "fibromyalgia" and he did a bunch of tests and thank God he did a Lyme test... and BOOM I was positive. I then read about all the different names we give this disease "fibro" "CFS" "Parkinson's" etc. These are ALL LYME DISEASE. Lyme isn't easy... I'm not saying that. But the AWESOME THING is that once you start treating the REAL culprit you see results. That's AMAZING!

6.  phillip    Wednesday, March 14, 2012

I am not shocked.I am healthy now, it took time,money and strength.I wish I could help others but I cant ,not yet.It does seem odd,but it is true.Why would I pick a disease that
costs so much to treat?and get disability for M. S? makes no sense and it is cruel

7.  Marina    Saturday, March 31, 2012

TThis is so crazy. Lately ive been thinking this could be the case, and then found this site. Four months ago I ended up in hospital, and my doctors are saying it's ms, but I started researching what else it might be, and came across Lyme. I was bitten by a tick and got the bullseye rash a few weeks after. I said this to my doctors but they are denying it, saying im wishful thinking and stuff. It's just making me believe for sure that it's Lyme now, as there is no way in hell I was 'imaging' it. My whole family and friends remember it. Sucks to be living in Ireland, as doctors here dont know the first thing about it.

8.  Music    Friday, May 11, 2012

what an eye opener! I hope this will result in a cure for MS soon!

9.  Seekfind2    Monday, May 14, 2012

do whatever it takes to get treatment. the late stages are worse than death. i've been there and would choose to die before I had to live it again. with much love from the states...

10.  layne    Monday, May 14, 2012

none of this knowledge is new thomas. it will not result in a cure as it is not in the machines financial interest. in fact it is a huge liability to admit that chronic lyme exists. sadly that is the case. hoping will do nothing.

11.  Jay    Monday, May 28, 2012

In 1983 I was diagnosed with Lyme at the age of 7. I was treated with antibiotics and about a year later tested positive again for Lyme. I was given more antibiotic which I eventually tested negative. In April of 2011 just before the age of 35, I had some neurological issues in my entire body. After seeing many doctors a neurologist had me get an MRI and took blood tests for Lyme and other things. The blood tests came back negative and the MRI lead my diagnosis to MS. At this point I started seeing a specialist for MS and was given all kinds of marketing material for the different treatments. I was given many steroid treatments to reduce inflammation and I am currently taking capoxone on a daily basis. The steroid treatments were horrible. Not only did it do nothing for my symptoms, the side affects of the steroids were unbearable. I have no side affects to the copaxone and I have had some progression in some symptoms and some regression in others from the original exasperation. The regression was prior to any treatments. The worst of the exasperation was within the first couple of months prior to receiving any treatments.
I could write a book about the last year of my life and how much it has changed. The fact is, I never believed what these doctors were saying, especially the specialist. When we discussed treatment options, I felt like I was getting a sales pitch. The only thing that kept me from an absolute breakdown was I had to come to terms that I was just in denial and these people knew what was best and they were the experts.
If what this information is saying is true, is it possible I have Lyme again and I‘m showing up as a false negative, or is it possible that the Lyme has been lingering in me all these years? And if this information is true, how do you get to a real doctor that is going to help you? I close to New York City. Does anyone know a doctor that will actually try to help? Please write your suggestion.

12.  Sarah Vaughter    Monday, May 28, 2012

I think that "MS" is nearly always caused by Lyme disease or oral Treponema, (as per Judith Miklossy), and I think I have given a lot of arguments in the above article as to why. The studies in my article prove that "MS" patients have living spirochetes in their brains. And not just occasionally - all the time. Read the studies I purchased and put here. Those are real studies done by real researchers.

In my opinion, in a person with a previous positive Lyme serorogy and a current MS diagnosis, the "MS" symptoms are with a very high likelihood caused by Neuroborreliosis, not "MS".

Neuroborreliosis is in my opinion incurable, but its progression can be stopped and the symptoms can be very slowly reversed, over a period of years and decades. There simply aren't suitable antibiotics yet that can kill all Bb behind the blood-brain barrier and intracellularly. Bb (sensu lato) has too many defense mechanisms.

But this can only be accomplished with correct doses of the correct antibiotics, otherwise the "MS" will progress. You'd need a real LLMD and I can't help you with that. I wish all MS sufferers that have come to the realization they need antibiotic treatment strength and perseverence, because they will need it.

Antibiotics are unfortunately hard to come by, also because of the myth that has been spread of rampant antibiotic resistence. That has not been caused by over-prescribing or non-compliance, but by under-prescribing. If you do not prescribe antibiotics for infectious diseases, the disease will become more prevalent in a population. If you prescribe a too low a dose or a too short a course or you do not properly combine classes of antibiotics, you promote resistance. The reality is that the entire medical world still lives in the stone age. 99.9% of all illnesses have an "unknown cause" and thus no real treatment.

13.  Dclaesson    Thursday, June 21, 2012

I was just reading an article on Parkinsons and the article mentioned that minocycline crosses the BBB and it protective for neurons. That may explain why LLMD's are now using that. Rocephin also crossses the BBB and I combined that with tygacil for 3 months and then just stayed on the rocephin.

14.  Markjones1027    Saturday, June 23, 2012

The conspiracy theory for the purpose on financial gain of the Pharceutical industry is as likely as the purpose of launching their own conspiracy theory as to the cause of MS. To why extend has your group examine multiple MS patients brains post mortum? Has your drawn the blood from known MS suffers and personally conducted your own blood studies? If you hypothetical claim as to Lymme disease being the common factor, is totally off base and I immediately turn a deaf ear to false prophets such as your group. You have merely discredited your site and group. My heart felt hope is that MS suffers, like myself for 30 years, realize the invalid claims you have posted publically on your site. Having personally worked in the Health Care field since 1978, and diagnosed with MS in 1984, worked for an International Pharmaceutical company, in addition to my degrees, your claim is far fetched and targeting those of us suffering with Multiple Sclerosis. I am surprised that you have not charged a nominal fee to access you website to fund your tactics.

15.  Sarah Vaughter    Saturday, June 23, 2012

All you just did is putting up a straw man and a feeble attempt at pulling rank.

If you had read my article, you would have learnt that there are many studies that found living Lyme spirochetes in the brains of MS patients. And not just occasionally - all the time, as in 100% of deceased MS patients, as found by esteemed, well-published, well-cited microbiologist Øystein Brorson, still working in a Norwegian hospital.

It's not a conspiracy theory of "me and my group", it's dozens of published, peer-reviewed articles I am presenting here. By medical researchers, not "me and my group". You were too lazy to read this article, but you are all too eager to dismiss 100 years of hard scientific facts as a conspiracy theory. That's the favorite word of those who prefer to *believe* instead of *learn*. You have no excuse, because you are obviously not stupid. With your unsubstantiated allegations of malfeasance, it is sad that you hurt yourself, but you are also hurting your fellow MS patients.

It lies in human nature to believe authority figures and to disbelieve facts, no matter how convincingly presented. I merely am the person who brought these facts to light. If you disagree with them, offer counter-arguments and refrain from ad-hominems. Better still: Contact some of the microbiologists and doctors in the studies I mentioned and point out the mistakes in their methods!

I have presented you the facts on a silver platter. I purchased the studies and made myself criminally liable by making them available for download here. There is nothing more I can do for you and your fellow Lyme-sufferers in denial.

If you have any arguments as to why the various scientists in the studies I am making available here have been lying or contaminated the brains of dead MS patients with spirochetes, if you have any evidence or theories that can explain the findings of the many studies done worldwide over the past 100 years, the electron microscope photos, the optical microscope photos, the positive cultures, the positive tests etc. let us know, so we can get those scientists and researchers, some still working in Western hospitals today, fired and discredited for participating in a big conspiracy, spanning more than 100 years, many countries and dozens of medical research scientists, all falsely claiming they found spirochetes in the brains of deceased MS patients.

And remember, absence of evidence is not evidence of absence, whereas proof of presence, as has been demonstrated time and time again, stands unchallenged.

Even if they were all wrong and they were merely delusional and saw living spirochetes where none existed, show us your counter-proof so we can get those that are still working as microbiologists on some form of anti-schizophrenic drugs.


The MS-Lyme connection is slowly entering the mainstream media:

16.  Lymebuster    Sunday, June 24, 2012

Much research is out there that says B cells which are holding latent EBV are turned on by infections. One of those infections may be Borrelia. People with lyme disease are infected with a myriad of pathogens, ie bacteria, viruses, fungi, protozoans and other parasites. Immune compromisation seems to be the norm with lyme disease patients and my family has low IgG sub classes. We are seeing the opportuntistic infections of HIV/AIDS patients in lyme patients. Burkitts lymphoma is one of those and research is also linking that to EBV reactivation. All of these neuroendocrine problems are related. Research in Morris County, NJ shows the identical area riddled with lyme and MS. Some pathogen or groups of pathogens are responsible for these NEI disorders.

17.  Lymebuster    Sunday, June 24, 2012

Hello Thomas, It is postulated that Florence Nightingale had Neuro Brucellosis which behaves quite a bit like Neuro Borreliosis and can be a life long illness. Brucella is a co infection with lyme disease and I am seeing many people show up positive for that as well. Brucella, Borrelia, Tularemia, Anthrax, Coxiella burnetti were all explored and tested as bio warfare weapons. We have not seen Anthrax in lyme patients but have seen all kinds of Borrelia, Babesia, all rickettsias like Anaplasma phagocytophilum, Ehlrichia chaffeensis, Tick borneTyphus, Rocky Mountain spotted fever and many other kinds of spotted fevers, Bartonella, Coxsackie A and B viruses, Papillomaviruses, Dengue fever, Eastern and Western Equine encephalitis, Brucella, Tularemia, Q fever, Parvo virus B-19, all kinds of mycoplasma and chlamydial infections, tapeworms, roundworms, crytosporidium, giardias, H Pylori, reactivation of EBV and CMV, to name just a few. 14 days of doxycycline will do nothing to eradicate all these infections. We are seeing that all neuro endocrine immune disorders have much in common and we are seeing various cancers showing up in these people with many pathogens.

18.  Lymebuster    Sunday, June 24, 2012

19.  Teamfish656    Tuesday, July 17, 2012

I had a girl friend I dated for 4 years. She worked for the MDA (Jerry's Kids) which claimed to be working to cure many nero diseases including MS. She is a good, caring, hard working person who raised alot of money for the MDA for the many years she worked there. One day I asked for no reason other than to have something to talk about if they are they coming any closer to a cure. She answered not really. She did remark that the lastest studies showed cat owners had a higher rate for ms. Then she went on to say I don't really think they want a cure because her, her fiends at work and the big bosses would be out of a job.

Its been 4 years since we have not been part of each other lives. I beleive she works for a different charity now. She was a good hearted person who wanted to make a difference, but deep down she new it was all about the money.

Since then my father has been bitten by a deer tick got very sick with lyme. He went on a one month treatment with antibotics and was considered cured. One year later he started have numbness in his legs and is now dignosed with neropothy. About a year after that I to have started having nerve problems and am now being treated for lyme. I spent alot of time in the woods and have had countess tick on me over the years.

I have never posted anything on a discussion board before, but today I just wanted to tell my story. Because I think lyme is a real epidemic throughout our country. I think it could be easly cured but no one is actually trying to cure it. My father and I still suffer, my mother has really bad rheumatoid arthritis so bad if she wasn't on her 1200 dollar a month embrol i don't believe she would be alive today. My mother and fathers parents both lived to be very old with no such health problems It just so happen that I was born raised in one of the highest area for lyme. Many of my close childhood fiends suffer from similar problems as well does there parents. I just had a phone call from a old friend I haven't heard from in 15 years during are conversations I learned both his sister and mother have been dignosed with MS.

I guess what I am trying to say is the writting is on the wall Lyme is a epidemic, it problably causes all kinds of problems and big money doen't want it cured. I'll be honest if I where the CEO for MDA I would want cure either. On the flip side being that I'm not and I have a possible health problem i would sure like a cure.

20.  Ravenwing    Sunday, July 22, 2012

Not only Lyme by Chlamydia Pneumoniae. Check out

21.  jmaclyme88    Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Totally agree. I too suffer from Lyme. I live on eastern Long Island and grew up pulling hundreds of ticks off me every spring, summer and fall. At age 12 I developed a bulls-eye rash at the site of a tick bite. I went to the doctor and he didn't test me or treat me with antibiotics for Lyme. He said It couldn't be Lyme. Well it took until I was 18 years old in 2007 when I was basically bed ridden when someone told me to get tested for Lyme. I got tested and was highly positive. I was treated for a month with antibiotics and got so much better. As soon as the month was up I became ill again off the antibiotics and the doctor said that it must all be psychiatric related now. I knew that was complete bullshit and I found a Lyme Literate physician who treated me with antibiotics for months and gave me my life back. I recovered 100%. Although I did have a flare up recently and am being treated with antibiotics again and am feeling much better. Good luck to you and your parents I hope you all are well soon.

22.  jmaclyme88    Wednesday, July 25, 2012

I agree with you so much Sarah. Dr Klinghardt who is a lyme literate physician (and one of the best worldwide) tested every single patient of his who had either MS, Alzheimer's, ALS or parkinson's and every single one was positive for borrelia burgdorferi the lyme bacteria. People don't want to believe this because its scary. How can people just sit by and let this go on. No one stands up and fights against these people because of the risk of losing medical license's for the doctors and other disciplinary actions of others who try go against the mainstream medical community when it comes to this issue. MS IS LYME. PARKINSONS IS LYME. ALZHEIMERS IS LYME.ALS IS LYME. They are all symptoms of Lyme disease and not a different disease at all. All have unknown cause and no cure. This gives patients no hope and the need for constant combinations of multiple drugs all day everyday until they die. Drugs that only RELIEVE symptoms. If it came out that all these disease's were actually Lyme disease, there would be billions of people out of jobs, tons of money lost to pharmaceutical companies, loss of money going to doctors for constant visits and so much more. All research society's would be gone and people don't want any of this. It is all money related and its sickening. If it came out this was true and each patient got treated properly for Lyme and were successful in doing so, then all these patients would be lost to doctors, all the pharmaceutical companies would be out of billions of dollars and all society's for researching the diseases would be shut down. They desperately do not want this to happen. The truth will come out eventually I just don't know when and how.

I have been suffering from Lyme since I was 12 years old when I was bitten by a tick and developed a bulls-eye rash. The doctor I went to didn't test or treat me with antibiotics for Lyme. I remained sick and misdiagnosed until at the age of 18 when a nurse at the ER room told me to test for Lyme. I found a Lyme literate physician and was tested and sure enough I was highly positive for Lyme. I was treated with antibiotics and after a few months of treatment I was back to my normal self. Completely well again and didn't need any more medications or doctor visits. I was told I had everything from MS to Parkinson's to Fibromyalgia to chronic fatigue syndrome. I had none of these...I had LYME DISEASE. I will never get those years back but now that I am well again I will continue to fight for people who are misdiagnosed and suffering like I was for so long. I'm glad there are still people out there who care and want the truth to come out. Doctors who risk their licenses to treat Lyme patients past the "2-4 week antibiotics regimen" that supposedly will cure any stage of Lyme. That is a total other argument and political scandal. People who are non believers watch the film "Under Our Skin". If your not a believer you most definitely will be after seeing this film. It will show you evidence of MS, Parkinson's, ALS and Alzheimer's all being linked to Lyme Disease. It will also show you the current Lyme treatments are completely false and not sufficient enough and the tests are extremely inaccurate and this is why many people go undiagnosed or misdiagnosed for so long. The Lyme disease test only tests for 5 strains of borrelia burgdorferi when there have been 300+ strains discovered. I feel for every patient who is mistreated, misdiagnosed and suffering because of all these issues discussed above. I wish everyone the best and thank people like you for putting the truth out there.

23.  Meg    Monday, September 3, 2012

Sorry, u.s. isn't any better at recognition of lyme. The health dept here in Tennessee refused to give me any tests. Boasting ther is no Lyme in Tennessee. For three years I argued with new dr. After new doctor, was diagnosed with fibromyalgia and then chronic fatigue. Luckily in the mean time I found a fabulous medical herbalist that was trained in England and consults right down the road from me. I fought the tick infections with herbs that have antibiotic actions. I am far from well but would be far worse off if it wasn't for my herbalist friend. Look into grape fruit seed extract, mangosteen, olive leaf extract. There are others but that's just what I remember off the top of my head. Maybe it can hold you over till you find a doctor to listen. Expect hx reactions, they increase pain exhaustion ect. But that is a good thing means the Lyme is dying. God bless.

24.  Kim    Sunday, September 9, 2012

My husband has MS for 22 years and had two false negatives for Lyme's. We will be looking into this. It makes sense as we KNOW the AMA would let the world die if they could make another buck! That's our experience. There are GREAT alternative docs though. THANK GOD! Thanks for posting this!

25.  Want answers    Sunday, September 9, 2012

I have had Lyme disease diagnosed several times. Never had the bulls eye rash! Live in an area on Eastern Long Island NY. Feel like I get the run around keep getting re-tested put on doxyclycline but get symptoms off and on for years! Drs say the Lyme is not active! I believe I have chronic stages of Lyme memory loss, vertigo, confusion, body tremors, headaches. Extreme fatigue.....etc. drs don't take this seriously say it will pass and was recently put on steroids. Finally was seen by an ENT who said he believes it is the Lyme and referred me for a brain MRI and a reknowned Lyme specialist in stony brook.

26.  Tom Grier     Saturday, September 15, 2012

Recently even the Iranians have documented a link between Lyme-Borreliosis and Multiple Sclerosis. 24 of 61 MS patients tested positive with an IgM Western Blot for Borrelia burgdorferi. I wonder what the result would be if they included the Relapsing Fever Borrelia, On most maps Lyme is not even listed in Iran as an endemic country! Now if only they would do brain autopsies and document living spirochetes within the brains of deceased MS patients!

27.  Patience    Monday, September 24, 2012

Thank you for writing/posting this article!
Given the evidence, I've often wondered if borrelia has been purposefully released into the population. And how will a U.S. government-controlled "healthcare" deal with such patients? After what I've experienced with Lyme, I trust very few doctors, and I most certainly do not believe that the state wants to nurture my health. Lyme is war - war within our bodies, war to access proper care, war for the researchers and doctors who work to help and share the truths they've discovered. Prayers of healing and thanksgiving to all those working to win this war on all its fronts.

28.  Sarah Vaughter    Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Lyme has indeed be been considered for use as a bioweapon (research was done to weaponize Bb s.l.) but I doubt that it has been released (intentionally or inadvertently) into the environment as such, because the damage it is doing to western society is immense.

Medical doctors are not scientists. They are bureaucrats. That is a major reason why proper diagnosis and treatment of Lyme disease is stil far away.

29.  Nancy Cleek Dolan    Thursday, September 27, 2012

Finally! The proof is here in black and white. I have known Borrellia w/coinfections is the underlying cause of neurological, and most autoimmune disease since my diagnosis of late-stage Lyme disease 2009. I came to this conclusion (inspite of my limited education) because my symptoms were; MS, Parkinsons, ALS, AIDS, Alzheimers. So, I thought, (once I had been in treatment long enough to actually be capable of rational thought) all these diseases of 'unknown origin' must have a common denomonator. My Borrellia infection caused autoimmune disease, so all these other 'diseases' MUST be merely symptoms of Lyme, not seperate diseases unto themselves. I believed then, as I do now, that these are crimes against humanity. Those who deny these facts, or say "There is no such thing" is as offensive to me, as telling a survivor of death camps the Holocaust never happened.

30.  Kelly Clover    Thursday, October 25, 2012

I personally have suffered needlessly for at least 40 years from undiagnosed Lyme
disease. I consider the Centers for Disease Control in particular the number 1 enemy of those who get Lyme disease. I don't doubt that rampant greed has
severely corrupted medical practice. Tests for Lyme disease ought to be routine
just like CBC tests, blood sugar tests, and standardized metabolic panels are
routine tests.

31.  Aisha Harley    Saturday, November 3, 2012

Thank you for confirming what I have suspected for years!!! I have a very dear friend who has been treating MS for most of his life and after 38 years he has finally been diagnosed with Neurological Lyme. He was bit by a tick when he was 6 years old and has had symptoms ever since, finally at 44 we have an answer, hope and a new course of treatment.

32.  Aisha Harley    Saturday, November 3, 2012

Jay - It breaks my heart to hear your story. I have a friend who has had a very similar story to yours. In brief he was bit by a tick at age 6 and was diagnosed with MS in his early 20ies he is currently in a wheel chair and was told by western medicine they had nothing for him but a monthly immune suppressant which would keep the MS at bay. After being personally diagnosed with Lyme I suspected Lyme in him however, all his tests were inconclusive. Our Dr. believed it was because of the length of time he had it and because he had been taking Tysabri (the immune suppressant drug ). So he went off the Tysabri and did an antibiotic challenge and guess what??? His Lyme test came up POSITIVE!!! He has just started antibiotic treatment and we are praying that he will one day walk again. I highly suggest locating a Lyme literate Dr. and doing an antibiotic challenge and then retesting I would suspect you may have the same results. Best of luck to you! Aisha

33.  JimJax    Sunday, November 25, 2012

Hi Tom,

Most here probably don't know who you are, but I do and I have faithfully posted
much of your writings to my Lyme support group, nothing you have ever written
have I been in disagreement with... Keep up the good work!

34.  Freddie1027    Thursday, December 6, 2012

After reading your article I then remembered a bad bite I had about 7 yrs ago which roughly coincided with when my "ms" symptoms started. I was diagnosed with ms in Aug 09. Back to my bite, I went to my GP about this bite as a rash had spread over my entire lower leg. The doc just treated my skin with an antibiotic cream which it mostly cleared up. I don't remember any other symptoms like fever or anything else out of the ordinary. I was clear when I explained to the GP that the rash was a result of a bite but they didn't mention anything else or actually ask any questions, hence I didn't really give it any further thought. I have very recently had a blood test done by the NHS to check for exposure to Lyme. I've just had the preliminary findings back which, you guessed it, show I have been exposed to Lyme! That is where I'm up to so far and will be seeking further confirmation of Lyme and seeking treatment for that which hopefully will improve my situation.

35.  Freddie1027    Thursday, December 6, 2012

As a follow up to my last post, after testing highly positive and findings were that I had a longstanding Borrelia infection, I met with my doctor and I suggested taking a course of doxycycline to which he agreed. This is a cheap and readily available antibiotic used to treat Lyme and even acne. I wasn't in a wheelchair yet and could still walk but the fatigue was terrible, I would very quickly lose coordination in my legs after walking a short distance. I had numbness and twitches in my feet, my shoulder joint was painful, many other symptoms which caused me to have a sort of all over "fog". Eyesight in my left eye was also affected. I was going downhill slowly but surely and used a walking stick a lot when out in public, mainly just so people would get out of the way! The fatigue was the worst as everything you do stems from having strength in your back it seems and that would soon disappear when I was out and especially when drinking any alcohol.
Anyway, I started the course of doxycycline and could actually feel a benefit after only one day. After two days even more and now after only 4 days almost all my symptoms have disappeared! I'm still slightly unsteady on my feet but that's down to needing some muscles back in my legs. There is almost no fatigue any more. It's unbelievable. My friends and family can't believe it and nor can my GP. I have my life back.
Now if there's going to be a relapse after I finish this course then I may need stronger doses etc but I now know that I'm not going to end up in a wheelchair which I lived in terror of for almost the last 4 years. I've had the symptoms almost 8 years but only diagnosed for 4.
Sarah's research has given me a great deal of clarity on this subject. MS isn't a disease but a symptom caused by something else.
I went to visit my friend who is going to die from his "ms". All the drugs he's been on to treat all the terrible symptoms he's had make me realise that, not only is it a lot of drugs being used ie money, but they don't really know what they're doing and it's never going to improve his condition. A lot of them make it worse. He now feeds through a tube as he can hardly swallow.
He's never had a Lyme's test or even taken antibiotics for his condition. I don't need to tell you what I'm going to make sure he does, while he still has the ability to swallow!!
I'll let you know what happens.

36.  Sarah Vaughter    Friday, December 7, 2012

Hi Freddie,

I am very sorry to say this but it may perhaps be too late for your friend. Once the brain infection progresses beyond a certain point, antibiotic treatment sometimes results in a speedy death. We know this from treating ALS with antibiotics. It may be that the administered doses are too low though. Or that the antibiotics used have insufficient ability to penetrate the blood-brain barrier. Or that the initial doses are too high. We have nearly no data at this point.

Any antibiotic treatment of your friend would have to happen in a hospital where they can manage his care in case he'd need artificial ventilation. The Jarisch-Herxheimer reaction can kill the patient - this is an unfortunate fact.

The spirochetes that are now merely slowly eating away at the myelin will become highly active, trying to migrate away from the highest tissue levels to the lowest. This will cause direct physical CNS damage as well as secondary inflammatory damage.

Perhaps the dose should be very, very slowly upped from zero to therapeutic levels. Resistance of Bb to antibiotics (apart from their natural resistance in the form of efflux-pumping etc.) is virtually unknown so this approach would not pose a significant risk.

I am not a doctor though! Not that they know much about such things either..

Please let us know how your situation develops, and that of your friend.

37.  Gekiryu    Sunday, December 23, 2012

I have had MS since 1995 been tested for Lyme disease. Negative!

38.  Sarah Vaughter    Monday, December 24, 2012

The tests usually administered for Lyme disease are less useful than tossing a coin, because to give but an example, the ELISA test, on average, yields 60% false negatives. I back this up with hard data in my book "when ALS is Lyme", available as a free download on

Even a Western Blot or an immunofluorescence test or even a Bb s.l. PCR are routinely negative, especially in late-stage neuroborreliosis.

The only way you'll ever test positive is when the proper test is administered: An antibiotic-provoked LUAT or PCR.

39.  Wayne T Abercrombie    Sunday, January 6, 2013

It is high time this is brought into the open... a NATIONAL LAWSUIT NEEDS TO PREVAIL!.. No one should back down from this!

40.  Sarah Vaughter    Sunday, January 6, 2013

Thank you for your very insightful work. The evidence you've uncovered is very important and I have saved your description of how to culture the spirochetes for our own upcoming experiments.

41.  Donna Howard    Saturday, March 9, 2013

I would love to know what you did to get well. I have a family member struggling with this right now. And anyone else that would like to send me information, I would be so grateful. Thanks!

42.  momoftwingirls    Wednesday, March 13, 2013

What do you mean, "why would I pick a disease that costs so much to treat?" You did not pick anything Phillip just like I did not pick this illness for my earthly body. I have been looking for healing through several diets and protocols...nothing..It is just disgusting how purely evil the "people" in the medical industry, Big Pharma and the government are when it comes to knocking off people like it is a fun game for them. Our lives mean nothing to them so creating these bioweapons (softkill) viruses or bacteria's is just a fun game for them. Well, they will meet my Savior and hopefully with they had not been so evil.

43.  momoftwingirls    Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Oh wow, thank you so much for your comment. In 2006, when my twins were 5 months old, I was diagnosed with MS. I was dizzy, could not see and all I wanted to do was sleep. I have been on copaxone since 2006 and I hate it. I get injection site red bumps and I am just not a happy camper. Ever since being disgnosed, I have been looking for a cure. I mean, who really wants to be sick, intentionally or not. I have that documentary on my Netflix list to watch, I think I will watch it tonight or tomorrow. It looks intriguing. All I want to do is be healed, In Jesus Name..

44.  momoftwingirls    Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Yup, there is NO money in a cure...... :-(

45.  SunshineMT    Thursday, March 14, 2013

Thank you for all your research in to this. I am 43 and the mother of 2 boys. I got optic neuritis right after the birth of my oldest son. He is 22 now. I have only had 2 major events after that first one in 1993. My legs went numb from the waist down in 2001, IV steroids fixed that and life went back to normal. Then 3 years ago my right leg stopped working. I thought that the IV steroids fixed it, but I am still having trouble walking. I'm very weak and tired all the time. My doctor put me on another round of steroids about 2 months ago and they didn't work. I have lived in Montana my whole life and the doctors don't think that I have Lyme, but I'm beginning to wonder. Non of the MS drugs have helped me.
Is it worth getting a Lyme test now? I would have to insist on it. But after reading about treatment when you have had Lyme for so long, I'm worried.

46.  Sarah Vaughter    Thursday, March 14, 2013

You should get a bbb-penetrating antibiotic-provoked Lyme test with a low percentage of false negatives, such as a PCR.

With a positive Lyme test, you can hopefully obtain antibiotic treatment.

47.  Kate Shaw Mochida    Monday, April 15, 2013

I hope your prayer is answered. <3

48.  Katherine Rusler-Davis    Monday, May 20, 2013

The fact the you worked for an "International Pharmaceutical company" in and of it's self proves what the above articles are saying is true. You would go out of your way to bash something that has many sources to back it up rather than admit the truth about Big Pharma comps.
I am sorry that you have such an illness that can be cured. I always thought that a Dr.'s first obligation wa to their patient, but evidently it is to their pocketbooks.

What ever happened to " First Do No Harm" ?

49.  Sean McArdle    Thursday, June 20, 2013

I was diagnosed with MS 25 years ago. Since then, I have had exacerbation on quite a few occasions. I have also been diagnosed with Lyme's disease and treated for it. While some of the symptoms are similar; many are quite different. If your article was true, I should have been cured of MS when I was treated for Lyme's. It didn't happen. I appreciate your willingness to put yourself out there, but is it just for profit or attention? I find it impossible to believe that your article is based in fact. It is interesting though.

50.  Sarah Vaughter    Thursday, June 20, 2013

Instead of implying I am either a greedy liar or someone with narcissistic personality disorder, it would be better to realize that you, with a dual MS/Lyme diagnosis, are a (still) living example of my point.

Your claim that if my article were true that you should have been cured of your MS when you were treated for Lyme (not "Lyme's") is incorrect because neuroborreliosis is usually incurable, even when long-term IV treatment is given. No matter what the doctor may say. There is a difference between medical wishful thinking and medical reality.

Symptoms can be suppressed and the neuroborreliosis patient can continuously improve, but only when proper treatment is given - which it nearly never is. I have been saying that for years. Neuro-Lyme is a lifelong illness.

Instead of acknowledging the need for novel oral bbb-penetrating antibiotics and longer treatment with higher-dosed conventional agents such as Doxycycline, patients are diagnosed with MS and a host of other neurological syndromes without known etiology because this is much more profitable for the medical establishment.

I find it ironic that you allude to me somehow profiting of pointing this out. We do not sell anything remotely connected to Lyme disease or any type of relief for any type of neurological ailment. On the contrary, I have written a book about the relationship between ALS and Lyme and I made that book freely available as a PDF. There are no ads in that book. It took me a summer to write it.

Instead of "believing" or "not believing", you should only pay attention to the facts. The etiology of neurological syndromes is not a matter of faith or doctrine. It is not me who is trying to derive profit from MS patients, ALS patients, ME patients, CFS patients, Parkinsons patients etc. I happen to be good at processing large amounts of medical studies and the article you're commenting on provides ample evidence to my claim that MS is a neurospirochetosis. It's not me who started claiming that, it's about 100 doctors and microbiologists over the past 100 years. I am only the messenger.

Read the medical studies I paid for to download and which I reproduce here, even though that makes me guilty of Copyright violation. I spend my time and money and stick my neck out to spread Lyme awareness. There is no such thing as Multiple Sclerosis. MS is a symptom of a disease, not a disease in itself.

Please realize that the statistical likelihood of having Lyme and MS simultaneously is minute. Yet there are many with a dual diagnosis like yourself. It is extremely likely that your MS symptoms are caused by Lyme disease.

51.  ilikai    Friday, July 5, 2013

What about using Colloidal Silver as a treatment for this?

52.  Sarah Vaughter    Friday, July 5, 2013

That doesn't even work in vitro, let alone in vivo. Lyme patient and microbiologist Tom Grier experimented with CS on Bb - to no avail.

53.  Sarah Longlands    Tuesday, July 9, 2013

How can anyone say that spirochetes are found in the majority of MS brains? The vast majority of MS brains have not been tested for them. Incidentally I was tested for lyme disease but was absolutely negative. I did have progressive MS though. I also had chlamydia pneumoniae and was treated for it. Result: no new symptoms for ten years and many improvements. The site posted by Ravenwing is a must-see.

54.  Sarah Vaughter    Tuesday, July 9, 2013

The scientists who found 10 out of 10 deceased MS patients to have living spirochetes in their brains, that's who..

Read the Brorson study I provided you with in the article.

55.  Lorna    Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Sarah, thank you for your article. I would suggest stop trying to convince people who don't want to be convinced. The truth is available here and in many other resources for us to see, and at the end this gives us more power to fight this disease. Some others would rather die before doing this. At the end its their choice.

Do you also suffer from Lyme disease?

56.  Lorna    Tuesday, July 9, 2013

I have to add that Ms is not always Lyme, but sometimes it is Clamydia Pneumoniae.

57.  Ryan Marsh    Wednesday, July 10, 2013

My wife was diagnosed with MS or should I say the Neurologists state " I/We believe this is MS " about 1 year ago. After doing a spinal tap that would supposedly rule out Lyme Disease, we were given a not so clear answer of " I believe this is MS ". More recently our MS Dr has moved on and 2 new Dr's have taken over the work. On our first visit with our new Dr I questioned Lyme disease and the nurse suggested a different test, but quickly the Dr dismissed the need for the new Lyme test. His explanation was this, " Don't believe everything you read or see, there are plenty of so called Lyme specialist out there but there is no proof that this disease really even exist, I Believe You Have MS", to which I quickly replied, " No offense Dr but why do you guys the Specialist or Doctors continue to use the verbiage I believe you have MS? " He then proceeded to say that every thing was consistent with MS.
I'm sorry but watching my wife inject herself with a drug to slow a disease the Doctors THINK she has is unacceptable to me. I have not accepted any of the unprofessional descriptions, verbiage or diagnoses. I am constantly reading and trying to understand MS and none of it makes sense. Can someone please tell me what the actual Lyme test is called and how do I get it done? Should it be done more than once as many of you have stated it is inaccurate?

58.  Sarah Vaughter    Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Yes, since 1999 I have been diagnosed and taking antibiotics. I had it very badly. Leg spasms, weakness in the left hand and arm, incontinence, waking-apnea, extreme tachycardia, vasospasms, extreme fatigue and a myriad of terrible neurological problems. The first three months I had to remain mostly in bed and was in and out of hospital by ambulance several times. The next three months I could sit in a chair. I nearly died of cardiac problems that may have had a neurological cause (neuro-medicated constriction of the main arteries that feed the heart).

I greatly improved on Doxycycline and Minocycline but it took many years to get where I am today.

I got Lyme the typical way: Camping in the woods. Had the classic bullseye rash, embedded ticks, the works. Only 5 years later I got my main symptoms and, subsequently, belated treatment with oral Doxycycline.

59.  Sarah Vaughter    Wednesday, July 10, 2013

There are many Lyme tests, and none is fully reliable. Most are about as good as tossing a coin, or worse (when a test has more than 50% false negatives, it is worse than tossing a coin).

ELISA tests for Bb are such tests. They are worse than worthless. The WB (Western Blot) is a bit better, but still pretty bad, because due to patent issues they do not tests for all the bands (no major Bb bands are tested for!), and test manufacturers have been accused of deliberately reducing test sensitivity on the behest of insurers and other parties.

PCR tests (Polymerase chain reaction) tests for Bb (when talking about Bb, we usually talk about Bb s.l., sensu lato, meaning all Bb strains such as Borrelia afzelli, garini, burgdorferi etc.). are better, but they fail when there is no free Bb DNA circulating in the liqor (spinal fluid) or blood. And that is nearly always the case, since Bb can not live in liqor or blood, as Brorson showed, Bb rapidly encysts in liqor, and blood is too oxygenated for this microearophilic organism.

Igenex is one of the rare companies that have developed a more-or-less-accurate Lyme test. But recently, there has been the discovery of a new Lyme spirochete that no test can find:

The "new" spirochete is Borrelia miyamotoi but of course it has existed since the dawn of time, and we merely haven't been looking for it. And there are likely more where that one came from.

All this shows that doctors should not rely on tests but make a clinical diagnosis in regard to Lyme disease. I have written an article on why they don't do that, and why they elect to remain clueless about the infection:


"Everything consistent with MS" could also mean: "Everything consistent with chronic 3rd-stage Lyme neuroborreliosis".

When you can't get proper diagnosis and treatment, your only option may be to solve the issue a different way.

60.  Nancy Hyra Nicolaou    Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Igenex labs,palo Alto,calif look my name up on facebook friend me i went years getting hospital test that came neg for Lyme,this is because the bacteria goes in ur tissue does not live in the blood!after 6 plus years i had a postive for lyme and center of disease control positive!by Igenex,u have to find a Lyme literate dr!dont waste ur time or money with any other! i saw the tick bite and had heath issues after that was healthy before this,call the 800 no for Igenex speak to a dr at the lab,watch UNDER OUR SKIN -HULU-UTUBE!also steriods spreads lyme disease they put me in a wheelchair paralyzed my legs!

61.  Terri McGinness    Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Hi Nancy, I am really interested in this. I was told I have ms, but I wonder if it could be Lyme disease? I tried to friend you on FB but you don't have a friend button.. Anyhow, please request me and I will accept. I really want to hear others stories. Thanks so much.

62.  Nancy Hyra Nicolaou    Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Terri i do have a friend request button FB!here is my name,try again and ill try u,k let me k

63.  Nancy Hyra Nicolaou    Wednesday, July 17, 2013

were r u living theres alot under ur name?do u have a picture?

64.  Nancy Hyra Nicolaou    Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Terri ur right i do not have a button but u have to click on notifications and u can find the friend request there or here is my email

65.  Nancy Hyra Nicolaou    Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Sarah,your article is 100 percent accurate!the tests r only 50 per cent accurate western blot and elisa because the bacteria does not stay above the blood it goes in ur tissues,hiding itself where the test cannot reach! most MD and hospital will only give u one part of two part test if the first comes neg!they dont bother with the second!the bacteria has cycles if u dont go on the day of the cycle chances r u dont have antibodies enough to show positive!please use Igenex labs,palo Alto Calif their the best!im in a wheelchair paralyzed from a MS drug and iv steriods!i saw the tick bite!all my heath issues came after!

66.  Terri McGinness    Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Thanks Nancy. I'm having some Cog fog lately. I got your request and messaged you

67.  Nancy Hyra Nicolaou    Friday, July 19, 2013

Please watch the video UNDER OUR SKIN-HULU-UTUBEand Jesse Ventura-Plum Island!u tube!the best test in the country is Igenex lab-Palo Alto,Calif!

68.  ursulamargrit    Monday, August 19, 2013

Thanks a million for the info and the pdfs. I've been thinking for a very long time that I have Lyme disease, I have sooooo many symptoms! But because I am from Germany, my naturopathic doctor claimed I can't possibly have it.
Now I found a lot of evidence that it is endemic there! I am going back to him, and ask him to send in my specimens for the tests from igenix.
Even if I don't have it, at least I'd know one way or another. But if it is, maybe I can live the rest of my days without feeling like crap. I've been sick since I was three years old, and don't have a clue what it feels like to feel well and full of energy (I am 60 now).

I also know two people with MS, one of them I tagged in a facebook post, sharing this article (and since she liked it, I know she got it). The other one might not be receptive to the info, he is determined he has MS and is dying, and trusts his doctor completely. But I'll still try...... for my own consciences sake.

69.  S M L    Friday, August 23, 2013

This blows my mind! Finally an intelligent report on LYME and the horrors
Those with the diseases must indoer because of suppression
Of the truth do to greedy bastards!!!

70.  Tore Nicolai Fjelldal    Wednesday, September 4, 2013

For one year I have constantly ran into the connection between infections as Borrelia and the diagnoses as CFSME, ALS(probably less than 5%), MS and Alzheimer. Before 2025 this is probably well known to specialists in the field, and the % caused by infections will be known. for the moment there is little focus on it, and rarely I hear about specialists who have investigated it.

71.  Lesley Humphreys    Tuesday, September 17, 2013

It sounds to me likely that motor neuron disease could be caused by the same or some similar organism - I would welcome comments from anyone with experience of this field.

72.  Sarah Vaughter    Tuesday, September 17, 2013

I wrote a free book (PDF) on how the same organism is a major cause of Motor Neuron Disease:

73.  Lesley Humphreys    Tuesday, September 17, 2013

"And that is nearly always the case, since Bb can not live in liqor or
blood, as Brorson showed, Bb rapidly encysts in liqor, and blood is too
oxygenated for this microearophilic organism" (quoted from above) If this is the case I don't understand how any antibiotic can work as it is, surely, transported in the blood! I have to confess to being confused at this stage, having thought I was following the information pretty well.

74.  Sarah Vaughter    Tuesday, September 17, 2013

You're making too many assumptions :-)

You assume that "antibiotics work", and I assume you mean that they kill 100% of bacteria, when taken properly. That is by far not the case, especially not with the most evolved bacteria - spirochetes, organisms that can hardly be called bacteria anymore and are more akin to parasites.

That is why spirochetal infections need years of treatment. Neurosyphillis for example needs years. Yes, years of antibiotic treatment is the standard treatment time. And after that, there is no guarantee or even high likelihood that the infection is gone. The sad fact is that antibiotics do NOT fully cure chronic CNS infections. Modern medicine has exactly zero options to cure such infections. All they can do is treat indefinitely and slowly reverse the symptoms and the spirochetal load.

Then you assume that because antibiotics' first tissue on their journey in the organism is the blood, that all bacterial infections by definitition only reside in this one tissue - the blood. This is not at all the case. Bacteria infect other organs, penetrate the CNS, go intracellularly etc. The blood is merely a vehicle for the antibiotics to reach those other tissues. And Lyme patients don't have "blood problems", they have brain problems. The bacteria are not in the blood, they are in the brain. Antibiotics often can not reach the brain at all, due to the blood-brain barrier.

Now, you seem to interpret "Borrelia can not live in the blood" as "blood is the most lethal antibiotic known to science and will kill 100% of Bb in a heartbeat".

That is incorrect. "Borrelia can not live in the blood" simply means they can not thrive in blood, they don't like blood, blood is one of the worst organs for them to subsist in, blood inhibits them, blood slows them down, blood is something they want to get out of ASAP. It's not a healthy environment for an microearophillic bacterium. That's all. It's like: "Humans can't live on the moon". In fact they can, but it's associated with dangers, restrictions, precautions and inconvenience. When faced with a choice, we'd immediately leave and go back to Earth. Bb does the same. Studies on dogs show that the organism immediately leaves the bloodstream and goes straight through tissues until it ends up in immune-privilleged tissues such as the joints and the brain. Immune-privilleged means that there is no immune system present or greatly restricted immune action.

You also have to realize that there are all kinds of bacteria. Aerobic, anaerobic, microearophillic, intracellular, extracellular, gram positive, gram negative etc. The same with classes of antibiotics. Nothing is absolute. Medicine is in its infancy. We do not know the cause of 99.9% of disease and we have no cure either. Antibiotics merely help the immune system to do its job. 100% eradication is a pipedream with all antibiotics and with all bacteria.

75.  Beth Cox    Wednesday, September 18, 2013

I was lucky to be diagnosed with chronic Lyme disease even tho it took years. I would volunteer to be studied for anything that helps!

76.  Lymie Girl    Wednesday, September 25, 2013

I have lyme and went through oral antibiotic treatment only to get worse, the next treatment was i.v. antibiotics. This seemed to work, however, 3 years later I am now experiencing a few signs of MS. What to do now and where to go. Can Lyme cause MS? Or are they really the same thing and my Lyme is flaring back up?

77.  Sarah Vaughter    Wednesday, September 25, 2013

MS is not a disease in itself but a symptom. I think I've documented in this article how Lyme has been proven to be at least a major cause of MS.

In my opinion, if you've ever been diagnosed with Lyme disease, tested positive for Lyme or have ever been suspected of having Lyme and antibiotics helped, then with 99.9% certainty any subsequent "MS" symptoms are due to chronic neuroborreliosis.

What to do? Get treatment immediately and at all cost before it will be too late. Simple Doxycycline could be the solution, 400 mg/day for example. You have to get treatment.

78.  lymefighter    Thursday, December 12, 2013

Yes there are many infections in what we call Lyme Borreliosis, not only the Borrelia spirochet, but it seems that it is an unvisible "door" opener in our blood, sadly...

79.  Volun Taryism    Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Interesting stuff.

80.  Sarah Vaughter    Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Some people want this comment removed but I think Phillip means he had Lyme, was misdiagnosed with MS, was on disability, spent years and lots of money taking antibiotics on his own initiative and now has little to no symptoms left.

The "Why would I pick a disease" comment could mean: "I did not feign my illness just to get disability payments".

I let the comment stand because there is no claim of "having a cure" or any other malicious/harmful intent or effect. Sadly, Philip never elaborated.

81.  Vicky    Saturday, January 18, 2014

Hi Marina, thanks for sharing, same happened to my daughter, who had the
rash while being on hols in Germany. I was given antibiotics for 10
days or so and doc told me not worry. I have to admit back then (almost 7
yrs ago) I didn't quite understand what she meant not worry and not to
follow up with a blood test. We also live in Ireland and its very
frustrating to get anyone here to do a proper blood test. I read
somewhere that you can send off for a blood test to England or Germany but
it will cost you over € 200. I would love to know if you ever got a
proper blood test done. Hope you are on your way to recovery.

82.  Harley    Tuesday, January 28, 2014

I was diagnosed with MS 2 years ago. I honestly can not remember if I ever had the rash associated with a tick bite in the preceding weeks before the diagnosis or not, but I do remember feeling flu like. I had also just returned from an 18 day visit to Cairo, Egypt. I was as healthy as newborn colt before going to Egypt and was asymptomatic of MS. I am now taking daily injections of Copaxone and have not had another MS episode.
When first diagnosed the episode had rendered me unable to walk, It took weeks to recover my ability to walk again, but I did. I still have trouble with the occasional feeling of being "off centered" and have an incessant ringing in my right ear that will not go away. It has been there for 2 years now and is literally making me crazy.
My Dr did do a test for Lyme and indeed it was negative and he also did the spinal. I love my MS Dr and he seems generally concerned for my welfare.
My MRI from last year revealed no new lesions and my Dr seems to think that I may be one of the lucky few who will never suffer another MS episode as he says I am doing particularly well. I could actually live with this diagnosis and even with the injections if I could just find something....anything to alleviate the ringing in my right ear. I will speak to my Dr about a trial run of the antibiotics, not in the hopes that it will cure me, although would that not be an awesome result? Rather I just want this ringing in my ear to finally stop.

83.  Harley    Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Same here for my husband, He is 100% convinced I do not have MS and hates seeing me inject. I have been diagnosed as "we think its MS but can not be sure unless you suffer another episode". "Here, take this medicine so you do not have another episode.|.......vicious circle

84.  Kate548    Thursday, January 30, 2014

Amazingly stupid and lazy these Doctors are if one could call them Doctors((?) I think they should be referred to as "Quacks" instead. For some of them "to NOT be sure what you have and then treat you like you have MS" is a HUGE RED FLAG to me! I would FIRE THEM SWIFTLY unless you still want to be treated by these Nincompoops and then afterwards you will need to SUE them for NOT fully looking into your health problems which I call a bad case of NEGLIGENCE! I hope you teach them a lesson that they will NEVER FORGET!

85.  Mary Greene    Sunday, February 23, 2014

I moved from Connecticut to Tennessee in 1992 and had a Bulls eye tick bite on my leg that had just cleared up. I did not know what it was until I read my daughters Weekly Reader from school. I went to the TN Doc and told him I had the Lyme tick bite, he said on no we don't have Lyme here! Told him 6 weeks ago I moved from 20 miles north of Old Lyme, CT. Oh, okay, here is 2 weeks of antibiotics. Did nothing else, no problems until 30 years later, guess what? I have MS.

86.  Bpack5    Wednesday, March 12, 2014

I can't tell you how sad this makes me! My husband as diagnosed with MS at age 56......5 years later, he died. I looked online for information, and never found anything like this! I wish I had known this.....At least I could have asked for a test...Maybe he would still be with us!

87.  Angelica O    Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Thank you for all of this information. My son in law has just been diagnosed with MS but the symptoms match that of Lyme. They are having to pay $500 for a test for Lyme out of pocket. My son in law has hiked in central Oregon where there are many ticks! My brother in law had positive test of Lyme in the early 90's and my mom had to fight for him to get antibiotics. She finally found a dr in Bend oregon who treated him and he is fine to this day.

88.  Philosophy Science    Wednesday, April 16, 2014

What didn't they test the MS spirochetes to determine what type of spirochete they were? Maybe we should start making antigen tests that living people can take for all kinds of spirochetes and other stealth bacteria.

89.  Philosophy Science    Wednesday, April 16, 2014

They key is better testing. We need high sensitivity antigen tests that can tell us what we have. Only then can we work on cures. No resources can be devoted to cures for something you can't detect or prove.

90.  Simplicity1960    Saturday, May 10, 2014

Wanted everyone to know this. Three years ago, at the age of 50, I was diagnosed with M.S. I have been on ELEVEN different medicines to deal with the crippling effects of this disease. However, what was supposed to be "relapsing/remitting" never remitted. It just got worse and worse with each passing day. Finally, almost wheelchair bound, I started searching on the Internet for an alternate cause of my problems - when I came across the words Lyme Disease for the first time. I had never heard them from my neurologist. On the outside and hopeful chance that this was a possibility (since it's curable, and MS is not), I went to my primary care doctor and requested blood testing. They did a test called an ERISA and followed that up with something called a Western Blot. This morning I got a call from my family doctor. Both tests were POSITIVE for Lyme...I was misdiagnosed with MS. I am both incredibly relieved and very, very mad that I have suffered all this time for nothing. My son gets married in two weeks and I won't be able to dance at his wedding. The doctor immediately put me on an antibiotic called Doxycycline and told me to contact an infectious diseases specialist ASAP. I am writing this in hopes that maybe just one other person out there believes their MS diagnosis might have been given in error and that they might actually have Lyme Disease instead. If you have any questions about my journey, you can reach me at It's nice to know that the light at the end of the tunnel isn't a train.

91.  Sarah Vaughter    Saturday, May 10, 2014


Glad to hear you were able to get a proper diagnosis!

Small remark: It's ELISA (and that type of test has an enormous % of false negatives so you were lucky). The WB is less plagued with false negatives but it still totally doesn't prove one does not have Lyme when testing negative on a WB.

Please make sure you'll be put on at least 400 to 600 mg of Doxycycline per day (600 rather than 400, 600 for a slow recovery and 400 only to remain at the same level of destruction..).

It is common that it takes years to moderately recover at the level you're at, but keep going.

92.  PENI5    Thursday, June 12, 2014

You said Colloidal Silver doesn't help. How about cayenne supplements and bee propolis supplements? I have been getting the cold and flu every year as far back as I can remember until taking these supplements. I have been taking them for 6 years straight now. I haven't gotten a single cold or flu symptom since. Keep in mind I have been around coworkers and family members with the cold or flu and still haven't gotten sick. I have never gotten a flu shot before and I eat unhealthy, smoke, and do illegal drugs. How is this possible? How can a person with a such an unhealthy lifestyle not get cold or flu symptoms for 6 years straight?

93.  Sarah Vaughter    Thursday, June 12, 2014

Perhaps they help against getting the flu, but a sample size of one is not statistically relevant yet. Some foodstuffs like cinnamon and Curcumin/Turmeric are pharmacologically active but also can damage organs just like "real" medicines.

An unhealthy lifestyle by itself does not mean a weaker immune system per se. In addition, you could have "good genes" or just be lucky.

There are no known supplements that can kill spirochetes in the brain. Not even very high doses of antibiotics, taken for year, can do that.

94.  DrZell    Monday, November 23, 2015

May I link this article to my FB page?

95.  Sarah Vaughter    Monday, November 23, 2015

Sure, the more people that read it, the better.. And thanks!

96.  J.Star    Sunday, January 10, 2016

Hello. I was wondering if you would be willing to chat with me about MS? I am 35. The mother of two. Recently diagnosed. Never, EVER, been really sick before in my life. I’ve always had an aversion to pills, so I’m definitely not one of those pill-seeking types. The symptoms I presented with were classic MS. They suspected it right away, and I knew they were probably right, but in my heart I don’t feel like this is right. I know lots of people feel that way and dismiss it. And I probably should to, but I can’t ignore this nagging in my gut. I could tell you the rest and ask my questions if you’re up for it? My name is Jennifer and my email address is Thanks for the time. I tried to email you directly, but a message came up saying your email address wasn't valid.

97.  ArtBell    Sunday, March 20, 2016

I am led to believe that DMSO (dimehyl sulphoxide) will penetrate the BBB. Could that not be used as an agent to carry the antibiotics into the brain?

98.  Craig Bickford    Sunday, March 20, 2016

What's with all the plagiarizing warnings, we get it but I mean is it a bad thing that this is getting spread around and quoted. There is something fishy with that.

99.  Sarah Vaughter    Sunday, March 20, 2016

That would not work, because it would make the total molecular size even larger. The only way to get large molecules through the BBB is via micelles, of which I have written before.

100.  Sarah Vaughter    Sunday, March 20, 2016

I spent three weeks working on this article. Everyone can find it right here on my site. It got tens of thousands of Facebook likes right here on my site. It got millions of readers right here on my site. The only people I found plagiarizing it so far are a few people in Asia, trying to make a quick buck off of my work, placing ads alongside it. They often rip out half of its content or omit the images or linked-to PDF's. They of course do not update it, as I do.

No serious author who lives of their work allows parasites to make money with their work. If you think that the enormous body of medical research I am using as arguments for my claims in this article are all invalid because I resent my work being stolen by lazy "make money online" characters then you are profoundly illogical. The scientific accomplishments of other people are not diminished by an author protecting the fruit of their labor.

101.  ethrop    Thursday, March 24, 2016


102.  Anna Korte    Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Hi, do you now have more info on how to differentiate between Lyme/MS MRI images? Or how radiologists think they can do it? I will have a brain MRI next week and had a positive finding of igg-oligoclonal fractions in my spinal fluid. They are said possibly to point to neuro Lyme or MS. (Here most doctors think these are separate, of course.) I am pretty nervous.

103.  Sarah Vaughter    Tuesday, March 29, 2016

In many/most/all cases (impossible to know or prove), radiologists are told NEVER to diagnose Lyme from MRIs. I made that clear in my article, where I offered proof that Dutch radiologists are prohibited from mentioning Lyme, even when they think it's Lyme. The Dutch take their cues from the US, pertaining Lyme.

104.  Ruby Browning Vice    Tuesday, June 7, 2016

YES - Get tested!

105.  Ruby Browning Vice    Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Your test probably was inaccurate! Only reliable one I know of is Western Blot by IGeneX Labs....get tested again with this one.

106.  Ruby Browning Vice    Tuesday, June 7, 2016

It is Lyme - your tests results are false negative. Steroids are the worst thing you can have with LYME!

107.  Ruby Browning Vice    Tuesday, June 7, 2016

You have Chronic Lyme!!

108.  Ruby Browning Vice    Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Yes it was released on Plum Island, NY - by the Fed Gov't -- Nazi scientist brought here after WWII to develop germ warfare ---- infected insects & loosed onto population.

109.  Ruby Browning Vice    Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Steroids are the worst possible thing to give an lyme patient!!

110.  Astrocalibre     Saturday, August 6, 2016

First of all, thank you Sarah for your lengthy research, the fact that you are not trying to sell anything shows that you are truly trying to just help the world.

My father has slow form of "MS" it was diagnosed 20 years ago, and he went from playing soccer to unable to walk with a very low eye sight, thankfully his brain still works perfectly.

There is no doubt that he was bitten by ticks in his youth since he grew up in a village and loved to go fishing.

We first heard of the connection lyme disease/MS because of a French Doctor that is fighting to recognize the connection and treated a lot of "MS" affected
patients for the lyme disease, because of this, he lost his license and the right to practice for 6 month and received a 5000 euro fine. (

What do you think I should do for my father ? I asked him to take a Western Blot Test but apparently they are not reliable and they are not all the same quality of test ! I have not idea how to find a "good" Western Blot Test and If I should have him tested differently.

Thank you for your help.

111.  Sarah Vaughter    Saturday, August 6, 2016

I recommend Igenex tests.

112.  Michael Sullivan    Friday, September 2, 2016

our doctor here in MA is using a cocktail of antibiotics + antimalarial drugs. The combination works well. The idea being that the antimalarial will force the Lyme bug into the bloodstream where the antibiotic can destroy it.

113.  Sarah Vaughter    Friday, September 2, 2016

I had good experiences with adding Hydroxychloroquine to my regimen.

114.  Wahls Warrior    Thursday, November 17, 2016

you are awesome! Thank you for your generous time.

115.  CrazyHermitDogWoman    Sunday, April 9, 2017

I viewed this article because I have a friend who's daughter has been diagnosed with MS, though her medical history, blood test, indicated Lyme's. I will fwd 2 of these links to my friend,. Sadly, I tried to get them to think Lyme's immediately, but the mind is stubborn and brainwashed. I had a horrible, horrible pathogen from the nursing home where I worked as receptionist. People with this say, "It's eating a hole in my brain." Two weeks after I knew that I had killed the d#%& thing out entirely, I was bit by a spider with Erlicholis, Rickettsia, and soil-borne MRSA in the li'l b#%&*^#s mouth. It is in the blood and lymph. Medical 'Professionals' were worse than useless in all of this. For the first condition, I spent about 500 hrs researching some of the worst things on the planet, so it came in handy for this situation. I am close to whacking out these most recent horrific pathogens, all of which have the L-forms attributed to MS and other 'diseases'. Sadly, it is not cancer or many other conditions which are the problem, it is the human mind.

116.  ecco bauer    Saturday, April 15, 2017

MS is caused by bacteria - Mycobacterium avium subspecies paratuberculosis.
Treatment: Antibiotics
More here :

117.  Linder    Sunday, April 16, 2017

Is headache a disease? Is MS a disease? No. after 50 years of studying the research papers on MS ( I was an MS caregiver my wife) and having been on the Board of directors of a major MS board, and reported on a major news paper as a "medical detective" this is what I found about MS. We humans have 2 major protective areas in our bodies. 1. the so called BBB,blood brain barrier, the second one is called the spinal bloo dbarrier.SPBB. these consist of very thick bodies of capillarries and veins. What is their function and purpose? They protect the spine and brain from any harmful toxins,bacteria viruses etc.We know how hard it is to bring medications across these barriers to heal brain tumours etc. The in the June 2000 Annals of Neurology a research paper was published called The heterogeneity of multiple sclerosis.Main coauthor dr Hans Lassman winner of the 2005 Charcotte prize of MS research,dr Clara Lucchinetti of the Mayo clinic and others. They found at least 4 groups of different lesions on MS patients. 1 caused by bacteria,2 caused by viruses,3 caused by toxins 4 by autoimmunity. What is the main to me finding here?
The blood brain barrier has been penetrated by these "MS" causing elements!
So MS is a penetration of these elements through the protective brain barrier.
How can you cure MS ? Is MS a disease or many different diseases.? So it seems to me any so called " miracle drug " to cure all these different element and causes of " MS" is just harmful hype,prolonging the suffering of MS patients their caregivers and their families.

118.  Sarah Vaughter    Sunday, April 16, 2017

MS is indeed an infection, usually a neurospirochetosis. Judith Miklossy, a microbiologist, thinks that 75% is due to Treponema denticola and 25% due to Borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato. Autoimmune damage is likely the result of the infection.

119.  Paceride    Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Are the symptoms the same? I've had Lyme disease and my MIL has MS and we did not have same symptoms at onset.

120.  Sarah Vaughter    Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Everyone can and often will have different Lyme as well as MS symptoms. Anything can be damaged, in the CNS. It's only a matter of statistical chance what damages first. So it's completely meaningless to look at Lyme and MS sx. and make an artificial distinction and call symptom set a, b, and c "Lyme" and symptom set a, b and d "Multiple Sclerosis" just because there has been made a slight artificial distinction in symptom set, not because there is clinical evidence of a different etiology.

121.  Paceride    Wednesday, April 19, 2017

That's weird cause I live on eastern LI and as soon as I get a fever or a rash the docs want to put me on antibiotics for lyme.

122.  george schull    Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Read your article and it definitely piqued my interest. I was diagnosed with MS back in 1996 and have been on treatments since. First Avonex and now Copaxone. I was tested to exclude other things via lumbar puncture and of course a MRI. Went to my primary physician just last week after finding your site and asked for a Lyme test and he gave me the same spiel. I fear he is an IDSA guideline follower. He did do the test, but it was the ELISA. He told me it was very effective and the blah blah blah. He doubted it was a possible LD, but at least he did entertain me by giving me a RX for metronidazole(just 6 weeks). Just received the results and of course they are negative. Would being on Copaxone affect results even though i know from reading that the test isn't effective anyway? The more i keep reading and listening to lectures i feel as if i could be the poster boy for LD. What would be a good antibiotic regimen for someone like me that would be considered chronic? trying to find a good ILADS doctor in MD. i would gladly take any help in to consideration. thank you!

123.  Sarah Vaughter    Tuesday, June 20, 2017

The only antibiotics that work for me are Doxycycline and Minocycline. I am certain that at least part of my sx are auto-immune as a result of Bb's s.l. OSP cloaking, bec. starting Doxy after severe sx. gives relief in mere hours, as soon as the tissue concentration is up.

124.  Sarah Vaughter    Tuesday, June 20, 2017

I meant that the Doxy in that case acts as a systemic anti-inflammatory, a property it is known to have.

125.  beverly    Friday, June 23, 2017


126.  MS in B.C.    Saturday, November 11, 2017

FINALLY!!!!! This is the article and string of comments I have been searching for since April 2014 when I was initially diagnosed ( after being sent home from the hospital 3 times having doctors tell me I was making it up and or must have a pinched nerve and basically to get over it- meanwhile paralysis spread from my thumb to my entire right side!!!!) with Transverse Myelitis because of Right side paralysis including face neck torso arm and leg.

I was out of commission bedridden for 3 months pumped with steroids and sent to a neurologist that essentially told me there's nothing you can do. Let us know if you have any worse or different symptoms. I couldn't work. I was unable to get disability for 2 years. With student loans and debt amassing I had to declare. Bankruptcy because I couldn't work. I had to move in with my now ex boyfriend because simple daily tasks became too challenging. After numerous relapses with symptoms not only on the right I was told I actually have MS.

Sent to the SAME conceited self important neurologist at the University of British Columbias Medical centre specializing in MS. All of my questions as to what exactly MS is, could it be symptom of something else? What is it caused by? What can help etc were answered with vague useless replies and essentially the doctors version of a parents "Because I said so!" I was basically laughed at when I asked about Lyme and if herbs and diet could alleviate some of the symptoms and pain.

I know many herbs and an autoimmune diet do actually help. Japanes knotweed for example is a herb that can cross the blood brain barrier. I suggest reading the books by Stephen Harrod Buhner! All about herbs that can actually treat Lyme and its many co-infections :) I have spent thousands of dollars travelling to appointments and specialists who do absolutely NOTHING. When I asked my neurologist for some kind of drugs for pain fatigue mental confusion leg tremors facial spasms - she said Gabapentin was my only option... she had prescribed it to me before and I said I thought I was allergic to it and could I try something else like clonazapam. She said no. Prescribed me Gabapentin again and I was so desperate for relief I tried it and ended up hospitalized with an allergic reaction causing angioedema of the throat. I had to stay overnight as they were afraid my airways would close in the night. The neurologist was no doubt getting kickbacks for her gabapentin prescriptions and like a child having a temper tantrum when I said I didn't want to take gabapentinThe neurologist accused me of trying to get "drugs" and wrote this in a report to my psychologist - who could see how terribly I was suffering and prescribed me clonazapam and dexadrine which Finally enabled me to think sleep and actually begin to function in my day without having to sleep all day. But these drugs are starting to take a toll on me and still almost 4 years later I had no actual help or useful advice from the medical folks.

After another relapse and round of steroids I had a massive parasitic infection that took months to deal with and completely wiped me out - with a very strange excruciating skin rash - I went to the walk in for biopsies of the bumps and FINALLY a functional medicine doctor with his own private practice said he thought I was dealing with Lyme and my original suspicions that MS is a SYMPTOM of something else we're correct. He said he couldn't even talk about it in the walk-in and that ASAP I should see him in his office for a panel of tests for mycotoxins molds bacteria viruses etc. This will cost about 1200 dollars when all is said and done!!!

It is tragic and heartbreaking that these tests are not offered and or covered by medical and many people are initially prescribed antidepressants and told they are crazy.I think it is worth it to finally have answers and support. I can't see him until dec.7th And even though my legs have both stopped working properly and I'm in excruciating pain I can't get in to the neurologist for about 3 months. "MS" has robbed me of the last 4 years of my life and I have completely lost faith in the medical system/ big pharma cash grab. (I do know there are many wonderful doctors out there, but the system they try to operate within is tragically flawed) Sorry for the long winded comment. I'm just sooooooo frustrated.

And sooooooo grateful to have found this article. It is everything I have thought, guessed and instinctively known plus more. Thank you for putting it all together and giving me a little hope.
My heart goes out to all of you that are suffering or have been lied to and possibly even been labelled as crazy like me lol I have 5 friends the same age as me,all women,all diagnosed with MS with no actual help or answers. I aim to play apart in helping them to see there ARE answers and to never ever give up because eventually the truth will come to light. Thanks again. I can't believe I finally found my "dream" article"

127.  David Wilson    Thursday, February 15, 2018


I thank you with all my heart. Your research has given me hope. I will use this data as best I can. I live close to Ottawa, Ontario. I am 80yr old retired diesel mechanic. Had Narcolepsy all my life, in 1992 had what they called transverse myelitis & it affected my balance & had peripheral neuropathy which got worse over the years. Worked until 2003 & thought I was okay until 2012 when walking became a problem, they tried lumbar laminectomy... did not help. Last year diagnosed with MS said probably what I had all along. Now getting worse, need cane to get around and pain all over. Asked for referral to a pain doc 4 yrs ago & many times since with no results. I will keep in touch.

128.  Lynn Woolf    Thursday, March 1, 2018

So, after reading the article and all of the comments I have a couple questions. I go to a Dr, who has trained under Klingerhart (spelling), German Dr. in Oregon. He has told me that if you aren't cured of Lyme, "then you aren't" seeing the right Dr. He has never put me on antibiotics but put me on stevia w/Lipowell and one other item for Borrelia.
This seems to be a "light" treatment in comparison to all I have read. Also, took me off my bio-identical hormones as he said they are a steroid and can make the condition worse. Can you please shed some light and who are considered the Lyme specialist in this country? Do most of them have their own clinics to stay for treatment?

129.  Sarah Vaughter    Thursday, March 1, 2018

Klingenhardt is a Quack (and a criminal!) and your German Oregon Dr. therefore also is either a gullible fool or a quack (and a criminal!). There exist no "anti-toxins protocol" etc. etc. to "cure" Lyme. These gangsters should have been thrown in prison a long time ago and kept there for life.

No-one has found a a halfway reliable method to get rid of Spirochetes in all their forms in the brain and no-one has found a way to calm down the immune system flareups associated with "post-Lyme syndrome" (which likely is just active Lyme infection).

130.  Richard TG    Saturday, March 10, 2018

If this evidence is not good enough try doing some research (Google if you like) Lida Mattman spirochete. Not your average bozo but a Nobel prize nominee. Conclusion: Spirochetosis is the cause of many degenerative neurological disorders.

131.  Deborah    Saturday, August 11, 2018

I wish I had a regular computer with a printer because this information is extremely important, and what I know about Big PHARMA, and most doctors, I surely believe all this extremely valuable information. Also, I have a flea, fly, bedbug, and mosquito problem where I live, and am disabled with \"MSs\"? I have not had MRI\'s done in awhile, but the ones I had were free of lesions. I figured I am one of the 5%, like Montel Williams, who took a long, long time to show lesions in his MRI\'s. I was diagnosed based on my numerous symptoms and disabilities.

132.  sharon    Friday, August 31, 2018

Isn't there something we can do besides sit around and wait to die!? I'm tired of being used and abused by the medical profession! I'm tired of having to deal with a life threatening illness on my own!

What about a movement similar to #metoo that calls out people in the medical field? How do those of us dying of MS get an honest advocate?

133.  beryl cole    Wednesday, October 3, 2018

I am so glad to have found this site. 4 years ago my husband was diagnosed with ms. I have nursing back ground and suspected there was more to this. He was tested several times. All negative. Last month he was admitted to hospital with Afib and joint pain(that has been going on for years). Now he tested + for lyme. Dr. says he only contracted it 2 weeks before. The doxy prescribed is only 200mg a day. Am encouraging husband to take more. Thank you Sarah so much for this site.

134.  LS    Thursday, July 18, 2019

I was misdiagnosed with MS for years, and it turns out I really have Lyme disease. My initial Lyme test was done by a neurologist, who had no idea how to test or how to read the results and he told me it was negative (that was not entirely accurate). I'm not sure if it's willful ignorance OR the neurologists are in bed with big pharma -- maybe both? But they are all liars and they are hurting patients.

I don't think MS is a real disease. I have the "MS hug" symptom BUT I HAVE LYME DISEASE. Every MS patient I talk to has the MS Hug -- well guess what, that means you have Lyme! Screw these asshole neurologists. Find yourself a Lyme literate doctor and get Igenex testing done. I have multiple lesions on my brain. I wasted YEARS thinking I had MS.

135.  MS Berserker    Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Informative article, I had also come to this theory before even knowing of its existence when every neurologist kept asking me if i was tested for lyme. I was told it mimics every autoimmune disease (how in the hell is that possible unless its the actual cause). I found out they cant ever actually induce MS in an animal model just something similar like EAE. If truly caused by genetic HLA DQ2 or 8 by way of viral infection (the current hypothesis) they would have no problem demonstrating this in a laboratory setting. I read an abstract of an article on semantic scholar that i believe is in Korean identifying the cause of MS being a spirochete that cross reacts to Leptosipra Interrogans immunologically.

It's very well caused by spirochete. It makes no sense that the body would attack itself then take a break for awhile then slowly attack itself again. With any infection where your body thinks it has recognized a threat your body will not relent unless if the immune system is altered. Hence the fact that borrelia species does the very same thing. Climate change has affected patterns of migratory birds (main carrier of borrelia) thus allowing more proliferation of ticks. Lack of deep freezing temperatures are the reason tick populations are booming as well. Plus studies have been done that have exposed other vectors of borrelia like lice, mosquitoes and fleas (can be found on pubmed).

There has to be a better treatment method. The best MS treatment is the chemotherapy-stem cell immune resetting. I believe it works because borrelia cant survive all that chemo thus clearing the infection. But there has to be a way to get carvacrol at a safe therapeutic dose in the body to kill the pathogen. It has been shown to easily pass the BBB. Carvacrol the main antiseptic ingredient in oregano is the strongest disinfectant in nature. Nothing has ever been shown to survive carvacrols presence not even large parasites. There has to be something.

To the author of this article are you familiar with studies done on UVBI? Could that be a potential therapy? I dont know i will keep searching until this disease doesnt let me anymore thanks for the info friend.

136.  MS Berserker    Saturday, August 17, 2019

Lyme Borrelia was found to use manganese instead of iron (the only organism known to do so, strange isn't it) for proliferation bypassing the immune system response of lowering iron levels. If MS is burgdorferi sensu lato then this study demonstrates the transport used by the pathogen for manganese for increased virulence. If it can be blocked then could it be cured?

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