Critique of “That’s Not Lyme, It’s Cancer” Plus A “Constantine” Plug

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Who wouldn’t love this face? —– Don’t worry, I’ll bring it all together. The following is the link to the article named above. http://www.medpagetoday.com/Blogs/IvanToday/48401 Ivan vomited up this “article” based on the below “study” from JAMA written by CDC’s Paul Mead and others. He also quotes Beth Daley, a blogger who doesn’t know enough about Lyme to write about it but does. AKA An Idjit. Here is the JAMA intro. http://archinte.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleID=1921752 

Clinical features of Lyme disease include erythema migrans rash, facial palsy, arthritis, and peripheral neuropathy. In endemic areas, patients with erythema migrans can be diagnosed clinically. Otherwise, diagnosis is based on the history of possible exposure, compatible clinical features, and positive 2-tier serologic testing.1   Chronic Lyme disease is a loosely defined diagnosis given by a small number of physicians—who are not usually infectious disease experts—to patients with various nonspecific symptoms, including patients with no objective evidence of Lyme disease.2 In addition to adverse outcomes from unconventional treatments for chronic Lyme disease,3,4 patients misdiagnosed with chronic Lyme disease may be harmed when their actual condition remains untreated.” 

This piece will surely win over people who don’t know better. Doctors are missing CANCER because these silly Lyme advocates keep pushing Chronic Lyme Disease? How terrible! There is so much hidden in this JAMA “article” that those who are well-versed in the history of Lyme the last 30 years will surely be mad enough to strangle a fairy when they read it. 

It’s sort of like a scene in my new favorite show “Constantine” when John pours water over his head and can see the real monster under the scary picture drawn on the wall. The scary picture, like the CDC article, is a made-up story meant to scare people to manipulate them. The monster that Constantine sees is actually something that helps people, the spirits of miners who were killed. He calls them Coblynau, and they knock to signal danger. 

The CDC wants you to believe the made-up story that Lyme doctors and advocates are evil and stupid. The truth is they, not the CDC, are actually trying to help people. Why doesn’t the CDC, IDSA, and NIH like this? Because to help people, we have to expose their lies. First of all, the CDC has many times stated the diagnosis process they are talking about in the JAMA article is NOT MEANT for anything other than surveillance diagnosis. Here is one of their direct quotes. 

Lyme Disease 2008 Case Definition “This surveillance case definition was developed for national reporting of Lyme disease; it is not intended to be used in clinical diagnosis.” 

Second, the CDC themselves are making sure it is harder and harder to get objective diagnoses because they are waging an all out war on tests better than the ones they have patents on (and state, coincidentally, are the only good ones). 

They put out a paper saying that the Lyme culture provided by ALS (Advanced Laboratory Services) “may” have been contaminated. Many press people incorrectly wrote that it “was” contaminated. The CDC’s fave Lyme tests require an immune response and has been proven almost useless. It states right on the test that a negative result does not mean you do not have Lyme. 

The reason they call Chronic Lyme Disease “loosely defined” is because it is one hell of a complex organism. You can also get more than 1 tick-borne disease, which makes it even more tough to diagnose. They take the actual physiology of the organism (or combination of organisms) and twist it to mean Lyme MDs are terrible doctors who misdiagnose everything. I don’t have all Lyme MDs processes for diagnosing Lyme, but I dare them to show me those who diagnose Lyme first thing right off the bat. Would this seem a good thing to do with all the witch hunts going on for Lyme doctors? I think they probably are way more careful than your average physician. They have to be. 

Also, in Ivan’s article, they claim CLD is actually sometimes MS or ALS or lupus, and they are missing these diagnoses. Um … backwards. Why are Lyme spirochetes found in brains of MS patients? Research from as far back as the 1930s found spirochetes in MS patients. I’ll wait until you get back up off the floor. 

So please don’t let this article, by Paul Mead of the Vector Born Disease section of the CDC (and others), fool you into thinking if you are diagnosed with Chronic Lyme, it is a flat out 100% wrong diagnosis. Look at the numbers even given by the CDC. They stated they estimated 30,000 cases a year of Lyme in the US but said after checking data, it was probably more like 300,000. The CDC uses estimates based on their Lyme surveillance criteria. That means their great Lyme tests missed 270,000 people that year. That’s over 700 missed cases a day. A DAY. And they chose to write a paper on 3 on the opposite end of the spectrum? PLUS, as one comment on the Ivan article website stated, there is a great possibility that the cancer was CAUSED by Lyme disease. I know the CDC and IDSA, NIH, have all been pretty bold when it comes to stating things that are so WRONG they can accurately be called LIES and can be proven to be lies. They haven’t had any untoward consequences from this either. 

I’m not sure how they rationalize it to themselves, but maybe the reason for their constant protestations against Chronic Lyme is a vain attempt to keep the Lyme Coblynau, those dead because of them, at bay… 

Knock Knock, CDC. Knock Knock. 

–LoonOut

Happy Loonoween!  

I apologize for not posting in a week or 2.  I got a bit sick, as is the nature of this disease.  Mostly I deal with migraines these days and then have to play catch-up on what I missed during the time I had to be either sleeping or not moving much.  Since even watching TV or being on my computer will make things worse, I feel this is one of the worst types of hell 🙂 but my good days are more than my bad days, so I can’t complain too much. 

I do still have the critique of another Lyme blogger article that I don’t think I posted.  I also have another slight part of that I wanted to update, and then I will slap it up here. 

Until the end of the year, I am going to be pretty busy on my next 2 big projects:  Finally getting my dentures and working on “studying” the new ILADS guidelines.  Since I want to promote these as much as I can, especially locally, I thought I better know them inside and out.  I also want to break them down into easier reading for others.  They do have a nice list that does break it down, but I want to make something sort of in between that and the harder reading, 33 pages. 

The last thing I am going to be working on is putting together something for schools and health facilities to use for training providers, kids, teachers, etc. about the signs of Lyme and other tick-borne diseases.  It seems that still many nurses and doctors cannot identify correctly an EM rash or even know that people can have Lyme without getting a rash at all.  

I will still be posting on here, though, hopefully without too much interruption.  I have a lot to say about mandatory flu vaccinations, so that’s coming up too.  

Once I get my new teeth, I will definitely put up a new photo, one I’ll actually be smiling in.  

For now, you get to see my new loon wings.  

–Loon Out