Vitamin c and lyme disease
Lyme disease | chris’s story
Patients who become sick and remain sick may resort to a variety of other treatments out of desperation. Patients are left with only anecdotal reports and personal testimonies about what works and what doesn’t due to the lack of peer-reviewed medical trials to validate the efficacy of home remedies for Lyme disease.
I’d like to issue a warning about the overuse of one such home supplement, which I believe may worsen neurological Lyme disease symptoms. I’m worried about what I’ve seen in patients from two northern Minnesota Lyme disease support groups who treated their Lyme disease with mega-doses of vitamin C.
Richard was a 38-year-old special-education teacher who had followed a strict diet and exercise routine his whole life. He was a fitness nut, to put it that way. He will exercise every day in the morning, then make herbal teas for himself and take a full regimen of vitamin and herbal supplements. He followed a macrobiotic diet to a tee. He preferred whole grains and sprouts from his own garden, and he juiced his own fruits and vegetables. He also took several mega-doses of vitamin C during the day.
Debra ‘lyme disease and high dose vitamin c’ iv hydration
Lyme disease, caused by the Borrelia burgdorferi bacteria, is notoriously difficult to treat. Many Lyme disease patients suffer from long-term and excruciating symptoms such as headaches, neck stiffness, joint pain, nausea, palpitations, dizziness, inflammation, memory problems, and more. Many patients have no recollection of being bitten by a tick in the first place. Lyme disorder affects people of all ages and is often misdiagnosed as other illnesses.
For several years, our IV vitamin therapy center has been successfully treating patients with chronic fatigue and Lyme disease. We’ve devised a procedure to combat Lyme disease symptoms and aid patients in recovering faster from current or previous infections. In addition to standard Lyme disease care, our IV clinic offers a specific Lyme disease IV vitamin therapy regimen that involves varying dosages of vitamin C, glutathione, amino acids, vitamin B6, magnesium, vitamin B12, and other nutrients.
Tim ferriss discusses vitamin c with rhonda patrick
For the next seven to ten days, he became increasingly sick. At her home, she got many vitamin C infusions. Her first infusion was 100 grams (100,000 mg), and her caregiver confirmed that she seemed to be much better after that. Over the next two days, five more 50-gram infusions were given. She was absolutely well after 72 hours, never experiencing a clinical relapse or any chronic Lyme symptoms.” A woman with a 12-year history of chronic Lyme disease, as shown by blood tests, desired to receive high-dose intravenous vitamin C therapy on a daily and long-term basis. Under the supervision of a prescribing physician who had already visited
“A physician told me about a series of Lyme patients who had no positive clinical response after a series of vitamin C infusions, but then had a dramatic, sudden clinical resolution of their disease, similar to what was mentioned above.”
Lyme & reason: battles & breakthroughs against lyme
Over the past 28 years, Dr. Richard Horowitz has been treating Lyme disease and other tick-borne infections. He had no idea he’d be landing right in the heart of tick territory when he moved from Bayside, New York, to the Hudson Valley. Dr. Horowitz started a practice in Hyde Park, New York, after specializing in internal medicine. He is the medical director of the Hudson Valley Healing Arts Center. Why Can’t I Get Better? is his book. In 2013, the book Solving the Mysteries of Lyme and Chronic Disease was published. Janet Jemmott, editor of the Lyme Connection, spoke with him about his thoughts on Lyme disease and chronic illness.
You’ve been interviewed on radio and television news shows since your book was published. What has been the reaction of the Lyme group and the general public? Has the Infectious Disease Society of America (IDSA) objected to your proposal?
The Lyme group has been fantastic and extremely helpful. The book is still selling well and has reached the New York Times Best Seller List, but in an epidemic where the CDC is admitting over 300,000 cases each year (it’s more likely one to two million cases), it doesn’t appear that many copies have been sold from that viewpoint! People don’t seem to know how bad the epidemic has become.