|“T E A M: Together Everyone Achieves More”.Hello Members,Lyme disease has been in the news recently.
The Australian Government believes there is no Borrelia (the bacteria that causes Lyme disease) in Australia — But, its estimated over 10,000 Australians are suffering Lyme disease-like symptoms.According to the US Center for Disease Control, chronic Lyme victim’s Immune systems are “overwhelmed” (turned off) by the disease.
Research indicates 98alive™’s Immune system strengthening power may help.
Our Team member Leanne has shared her success in the battle against Lyme disease in her Personal Story below:
1. Lyme disease: Leanne Barsby Personal Story
I have an invisible illness and it doesn’t exist in Australia.
Comedy relief: – Doctor to patient –
“The bad news is, you have Lyme’s disease – The good news is –
We do not believe it exists – So you will be fine!”
However as crazy as this may sound, over eight years my quality of life had deteriorated to the point where I was struggling to survive.
A patient systematic with Lyme’s disease, with a positive test to a co-infections and parasites infestation is not enough to get treatment.
There is NO fact sheet available from Queensland Health for treatment.
Lyme disease is an infection caused by Borrelia burgdorferi, a spirochete that is found in deer ticks of genus Ixodes. The disease was named in 1977 after arthritis was observed in clusters in children in Lyme, Connecticut. An infected tick can transmit Borrelia burgdorferi to the humans and animals that it bites.
We also become the vectors infecting, as we now become carriers – Chronic Lyme’s patients are not allowed to donate their blood in USA as it survives the processing.
It is common that Australian’s who posses Lyme’s disease often donate their blood, further spreading this disease.
The symptoms of these co-infections are often nonspecific – such as fever, joint pain and headaches – which make diagnosis difficult. The treatments may be different, with doxycycline working for Lyme disease and Erlichiosis, but this is not effective for Babesiosis.
For GP & Specialist’s advice, I paid a lot of money for their years of knowledge. I walked into the Emergency Department at the Brisbane Women Royal Hospital on the 5th of January 2013– which left me in seizures for three days straight unable to stop. My Cardiologist receptionist told us to go straight to another hospital. The experience left me on half a Betaloc and pain killers every 3 hours to calm down my central nervous system after the shock of being hit with my hand bag and having my hair pulled twice while unresponsive for standing too long in the queues. The nurse mistook me as an addict.
The next 3 months I spent lying down lifeless wishing for death.
Adrian became fearful for my life, as this incident set about a chain of events that finally put a name to my mysterious illness – Lyme disease. For over two years I had slept for 15-18 hours each day, in complete dark silence.
From January 2014, my life changed, with my sense of wellness slowly launching back into normality.
Now, I can sleep through the night and start my days at 7:30am pain free.
Remember that 70% of our immune system resides in our gut. When our immune system is weak, pathogens find a way to set up residence in our body and GI tract. In order to evade the immune system and survive in a hostile, toxic environment, these bugs produce a slimy substance called biofilm. This biofilm surrounds and protects the bad bugs like an impenetrable fortress allowing them to thrive and reproduce. As they reproduce, they continue to produce their toxic by-products that have detrimental effects on the health of the host without the host even realizing the bugs are there.
I was up unable to sleep as per usual, surfing the net about chronic illnesses having biofilm. I discovered Biofilm is an excretion, a protective coating preventing antibiotics and the immune system destroying chronic illness like Cancer and Lyme’s.
The hunt was on….
By some miracle Prof Max Reynolds was on the radio December 2013, Adrian just happened to be tuned in – Subject: – Dengue Fever and how 98alive kills all four strains by boosting the immune system and dissolving the biofilm. ***BINGO*** I started 98alive straight away. I started slow and built up to 4 a day.
A typical day starts early as I wake to take my probiotic after midnight and I am now able to return to sleep with ease naturally until morning.
No more fevers, face twitches, headaches, head spinning, shooting chest pains, racing heart, low blood pressure, slow heart bet, with a stiff neck, screaming ears, air hunger, involuntary movements, tremors, seizures and vivid dreams. All Gone.
My Frozen feet and icy hands with a body that has little to no tolerances to temperature changes, light and sound sensitivity. Totally Gone.
Under my skin no longer crawls or bites. I can jump out of bed without Adrian’s assistance lifting and pulling me up. I can enjoy a relaxing bubble bath on my own, I can stand in the shower without sitting down to wash my hair because my arms are too heavy and legs are too weak. I no longer cry from helplessness and the pain of it all.
In fact, I know my husband’s name. I can even tell you what I am eating on my plate and complete a sentence and speak paragraphs.
The frozen shoulder –Gone. Left knee joint pain- Gone.
I can walk to the mirror, smile and tell myself, I’m gorgeous–my skin glows, I feel rested; awake, I chat to Adrian, making perfect sense. I even get a little smack on the bottom that doesn’t make me scream out in pain. I feel no pressure on my neck as I unwrap the towel from around my head. The soles of my feet no longer feel the pressure of my weight, pins and needles or numbness all gone
–I can wear a small heal – I am interested in selecting & dressing into my corporate look Scarf and make up – I get a kiss and a compliment. My irritation and anger has turned into morning conversations and pleasantries as I enjoy walking out of my bedroom as I can walk down our staircase not holding onto the banister for support into the morning Brisbane sunshine, pain free and with a clear mind.
I had to relearn my accounting package; I can remember my passwords and type sentences that are legible.
I now enjoy flavoursome meals and beverages. I had forgotten how delicious food made me feel as I take my morning, two Doxycylcline that’s 200mg and two 98alive with a glass of alkaline water with oxygen.
My daughter Rachel can now sit on my lap and we cuddle without the pressure of her weight hurting my thighs with shooting pain down my legs. I no longer scream at her, get off! You’re hurting me!
I can drive Rachel to school with my driver’s license returned; we have a permanent late pass. We can play fight and laugh without me hyperventilating, passing out and having a seizure. No more Dangerous falls leaving me with bruising, abrasions and a Chiropractic bill.
I didn’t realize how stressed Rachel had become and the responsibility load she carried until she told me–“ if you have a seizure at the shopping centre, I am walking away”. I told her to just take my hand bag and get help. This was good advice because Rachel wanted the new Twilight music track at the time and I promised her. The sales assistant put on my request – silly me, not thinking, did as I was told, put on the headphones. Well – the strings quartet entrance on the sound track brought me to my knees, uncontrollably shaking and I managed to fling off the head set hitting the ground violently – I couldn’t speak — I was focused – two fingers into my ears to stop a seizure. All the while Rachel was calming & reassuring the assistant I was okay and it was all normal. How sad – this had become her normal…me on the floor shaking in a shopping centre.
After all this, Rachel would grab my hand and swing so people wouldn’t notice the hand grabbing air gestures and slapping as the adrenaline would be pumping around my body. A Scan had found one adrenaline gland had grown, producing 24/7 fight flight response, (adrenal fatigue). Rachel now just links her arm into mine as we walk around the shopping centre chatting. This past weekend we had an ionic detox foot bath together, whilst drinking plenty of water, we compared our coloured water.
Rachel no longer worries about me if I get stuck under a flickering florescent tube in the supermarket, she just gives me a shove if I become unresponsive and I start moving again. Hmmm the smell and taste of coffee is so good, I can treat myself to a half strength that I can tolerate. This gives me a little boost of normality.
I can drive, I can push a shopping trolley full of groceries, I can load the bags, I can find my way home (that is the big one), I can unpack the car, I can carry bags inside, I can unpack the groceries, I can stay awake, I can cook dinner.
My son Kristian drove me to the shops as he was too hungry not to take me. Kristian did everything except pay the bill. In the end he would make a list, I would give him the money and Kristian went on his own. Adrian cooked, cleaned up and I lay on the lounge.
I did nothing!
Shopping Centres were once a dangerous place for me to visit due to the unpredictability of my disease. I had no idea when a new situation would arise; The security alarm in Dick Smith or tripped Christmas store opening left me running to a safe, silent location – or a fire drill alarm at Coles half through my weekly grocery checkout – I left and I came back 2 hours later – just a simple eye examination turned into a spectacle, by this stage the third neurologist had taken away my driver licence due to Jets law.
My girlfriend Rebecca dropped me off for an eye exam and headed off to kill some time. Rebecca returned to be told I wasn’t there so an announcement was placed over the PA, “we have a lost Leanne Barsby in the centre”, some medic’s caught her eye – she KNEW immediately that would be for Leanne and followed them straight back to where she had left me. I was found and I didn’t even know I was lost.
I woke up lying down to two ambulance medics, a police officer, Shopping Centre OH&S officer, one male optometrist and female shop assistance. One puff of air, pressure test set this off. I had slid off my chair under the table hitting the machine, so I was told later. It was all unexpected as the optometrist grabbed his machine that almost toppled on top of me. All I remember is the pain in my left should that hit the metal cabinet. The black & blue bruising came out the next day as the optometrists had left me having a seizure crumpled in the corner. As a male, alone with an unresponsive female, he would not touch me, so he called for assistance. They both left me in the same position (in pain) until the ambulance arrived 20 minutes later. The paramedics put me into recovery position whereby I was able to recover once the pain stopped screaming in my head.
Once all the pain stopped and I recovered enough to speak, the OH&S Officer was asking lots of questions for his incident report until he was told to stop and move away for medical attention. The first question was “what drugs have you taken?”
None – But I need to take some as I am past due for my Betaloc.
All I had was Betaloc to stop my seizures and if I missed I was prone to seizures at a drop of a hat, which was all I knew. They asked me what condition I had. I did not know.
My girlfriend Rebecca picked me up – “I should have known better than to leave you alone”. I refused to go to hospital. Referred to an eye specialist, bright lights flashed in my eyes produced seizures the whole time I was there. Adrian took me this time. Freaked out, the specialist couldn’t find out why I was seeing flashes and glints in my eyes. GONE
I can stand for one hour as I meet and greet my passengers, whilst allocating them to my chauffeurs– The coffee shop noise from behind no longer gives me a fright and the smell of fresh coffee is divine- I can almost taste it.
I can comprehend the art of conversation with my chauffeurs, I can share laughter, I can enjoy the atmosphere – airports are such happy places – everyone is looking forward to be reunited with loved ones.
I have been successfully reintegrated back into society for short periods of time.
I can cook the evening meal, take another 2x Doxycycline and another 2x 98alive.
I can stay up cuddling my daughter while enjoying a movie with my family.
I can jump into a cold bed without having a seizure. My husband Adrian no longer feels the guilt of holding and loving his wife, as the physical pressure of his touch and weight was too painful. In the past, this would often produce multiple seizures, lasting 10 minutes and were so violent and exhausting that they rendered me speechless in a comatose state – All Gone. I am rock solid stable seizure pain free and sleeping through the night. I can feel loved as he is able to love me again.
The worst part of this disease is the anxiety, it sends you mad. I just wanted to jump out of my body and run away. I do not drink and I do not smoke and I do not take drugs. I have had a clean life, so why am I so ill? That is the question nobody had an answer, except for some. It was suggested that it was all in my head and I was doing this for attention, as all my test results came back negative.
“Go home, live your life, save your money, time, and accept it.”
However, due to the miracle of my husband hearing Professor Reynolds speaking about 98alive on the radio one afternoon, I didn’t have to “go home and accept” my condition.
My family and I are very grateful to Prof Max Reynolds and 98alive for giving me my life back — as I CAN and I DO live a full life now – and thank you to all the GP’s whom believe and medicate us that must stay nameless to protect them from persecution from some misguided health authorities.
The bad news is, you have Lyme’s disease – The good news is – health authorities say, “We do not believe Lyme disease exists – So you will be fine!”
The best news is, there is a solution;
if I CAN, YOU CAN.
Leanne – November 2014
2. Lyme disease: Jannene Howse Personal Story
I have been sick since around 2001 with one diagnosis after another. I lost count after 50.
Some of those diagnoses included Post traumatic stress disorder, Post fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, adrenal fatigue; I had numerous test results; I had hypoglycemia; I was being investigated for MS and neuropathy. Almost every organ and system in my body was affected; I don’t have time to list them all.
In 2014, when my family and I were sure I was dying, I was finally diagnosed with Late Stage Chronic Lyme disease by my long time doctor.
I was told I needed to go to Germany for specialized LYME treatment, like what they do with AIDS where they heat the body to over 40 degrees to kill multiple organ infections.
As I couldn’t afford the tens of thousands of dollars to go, I began searching with my Dr for other alternatives.
It was around this time that a friend of my family’s contacted me to tell me about 98Alive, which I began to take along with my doctors protocol.
It was powerfully effective; however, I was having terrible herxheimer problems from the die off of the infection. I was living in a bungalow away from my family – lying on my bed all day treating the herx as best I could. My mind and memory and energy were affected so severely I could barely care for myself. I was having excruciating nerve pain that only the heaviest pain killers available could help.
My Doctor suggested I look into the Buhner protocol, which I was already doing and so self-read the book and self-prescribed. The very day I began taking my self-prescribed protocol, (based on an accurate knowledge of my conditions from test results) I began to feel 50% better at least; my dizziness and severe short term memory loss stopped, my energy increased.
It was about 2 weeks later that my pain had subsided so much that I was no longer on morphine and Lyrica and other heavy pain medications.
98 Alive was so effective with chronic late stage Lyme disease that the massive herx I was having needed a heavy duty treatment alongside it and I found that in the herbal Buhner protocol for Lyme disease.
I believe I am alive today because of the family friend who shared 98 Alive with me.
Try 98 Alive, it works so powerfully you need to be prepared as you kill the infections!
3. Lyme disease: Amara Campbell Testimonial
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