The Lyme Disease/MS Connection
Is there a connection between Lyme disease and Multiple Sclerosis (MS)? As a patient of Lyme disease who talks to many patents who have been diagnosed with one or the other, or both, I started collecting any relevant articles to this discussion.
Rather, I should call it a debate. Lyme disease patients insist that MS is really just Lyme disease misdiagnosed. Many MS patients that I have talked to think it is a totally independent disease from Lyme disease.
Sadly, after twenty years of having Lyme disease, I still cannot talk to many doctors about this without being met with an eye roll.
But, maybe we are looking at it wrong. Since Borrelia Burgdorferi and some other bacterial infections and viruses, as well as parasites, all seem to infect people differently, maybe these infection lead to these “conditions” or “syndromes.”
Maybe instead of calling it a misdiagnosis we should be saying, Lyme induced MS, Lyme induced Parkinson’s, Lyme induced Dementia, Lyme induced Fibromyalgia, Lyme induced Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. You get the point.
I propose this for two reasons.
- It has been shown that Borrelia Burgdorferi disseminates throughout the body and can cause damage in multiple organs, soft tissues and joints. So, maybe it depends on where the bacteria is destroying tissues to which condition it will lead to in each person. This would help patients and the medical community understand why we have such a wide range of symptoms. It would explain why some end up with Fibromyalgia and another MS.
- This way we leave it open to the possibility that other infections, viruses and parasites might also lead to these conditions and syndromes also. There is research that shows Epstein-Barr Virus, Chlamydial Pneumonia as well as Bartonella, Babesia and many others can lead to chronic conditions.
Here are some of the articles, research papers and discussions I have collected over the years relevant to Lyme disease being connected to MS.
Please make sure to check out the Lyme Deaths VS MS Deaths Map.
Please let me know in the comments below your own experience or if you know of other good research papers or articles. We would also love teo hear from doctors and naturopaths who treat MS/Lyme patients and what your opinion is on this subject.
Multiple Sclerosis and Lyme Disease Articles
- After 20-year misdiagnosis of MS, Dr. Lis Heininger works courageously to help those with chronic Lyme
- MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS AND LYME DISEASE
- MS is Lyme, Anatomy of a Cover Up
- Several infections mimick, or maybe even cause MS. Such infections could be bartonella, HIV, Syphilis and many more.
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Depression, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Multiple Sclerosis, Sick Building Syndrome, Bell’s Palsy, learning disability, endometriosis, sensory-neural deafness, low vision, Chronic Soft Tissue Injury and Lyme Disease.
- Mother diagnosed with MS and facing life in a wheelchair is cured – after she discovered her symptoms were due to a TICK BIT
- MRI images in Lyme Disease may appear similar to the demyelinated areas seen in the “white matter” of the brain MRI of patients with multiple sclerosis.
- (Case report) Lyme Neuroborreliosis Manifesting as an Intracranial Mass Lesion
- Mulitple Sclerosis Society talks about the link to Lyme Disease
- Treating Lyme Disease and MS with antibiotics.
- Lyme disease: A Look Beyond Antibiotics by Dietrich K.Klinghardt, MD, PhD It appears that many patients with MS, ALS, Parkinson’s disease, autism,
joint arthritis, chronic fatigue, sarcoidosis and even cancer are infected with
Borrelia burgdorferi. But is the infection causing the illness or is it an
opportunistic infection simply occurring in people weakened by other
- Treatment of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis and Multiple Sclerosis with Anti-Lyme Disease Antibiotics Being Used to Treat Lyme Disease
- LYMEPOLICYWONK: Misdiagnosis of Lyme disease as MS –MyLymeData Quick Bytes
- Couple Misdiagnosed with MS, then diagnosed with Lyme disease
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