Welcome to Lyme Disease Resource
Lyme disease is the fastest
growing vector-borne disease in the world. Although it is usually easy to treat at the onset,
up to 20% of those infected develop a "persister" form of the
bacteria which causes "chronic" Lyme disease. Chronic Lyme disease is a form of the disease that can linger
for years and cause debilitating symptoms and excruciating pain. Like its cousin Syphilis, Borrelia (Lyme
disease) can mimic any disease such as MS, ALS, RA, CFS/ME, Fibromyalgia and Alzheimer's, but unfortunately
it is much more difficult to diagnose.
According to mainstream officials chronic Lyme
disease is a misnomer and should correctly be called PTLDS (post treatment Lyme disease syndrome), but doctors are
fiercely divided on the cause of lingering symptoms. The Scientific American sums up the medical controversy quite well. In it, a
leader of the IDSA and chief of the division of infectious diseases at New York Medical College
“There's been no evidence that this persister
phenomenon has any relevance for animals or humans. First, lab studies of B. burgdorferi cannot account for the potential
effects of the body's immune system, which might be able to eliminate persisters once the brunt of the infection
has cleared. Second, labs have yet to grow B.
burgdorferi isolated from people treated with antibiotics, and that raises questions
about whether the persisters are even viable and capable of making someone sick."
This statement flies in the face of over
700 peer-reviewed articles that show irrefutable evidence of persister
behavior. Such flagrant lies are not surprising given the heated nature of the disease, and the intractable
position prominent doctors have taken on the subject. (“Don’t bother me with the facts,
In fact several recent peer-reviewed medical
studies by John Hopkins, Stanford and Northeastern, have shown that certain combinations of antibiotics are more
effective against Lyme disease than others. These studies may seem unremarkable but in fact they
quietly acknowledge the existence of chronic Lyme disease and the persister phenomenon Wormser
On the other hand,
"I find it amazing that when you show up at
the doctor’s office you are not told that there is a 10 to 20 percent chance that your life as you know it has
ended,” says Lewis. “Nobody seems to be focusing on the next step: How to prevent the subsequent rise of the
The CDC and the IDSA, the leading agencies
responsible for setting a standard of care for the treatment of infectious disease in the US, have staunchly
refused to acknowledge that chronic Lyme disease exists, and it will be interesting to see how long it takes
for them to change the official position.
Perhaps this shameful affair can be best understood by the following
“A new scientific truth does not triumph by convincing its opponents and making them see the light, but rather
because its opponents eventually die, and a new generation grows up that is familiar with it.”
Max Planck (23 April 1858 – 4 October 1947), the originator of modern
This website is a resource for the 20% who have lingering symptoms.