Whitey wrote:If you tested positive for Lyme Disease, then you should first get treated for lyme before you go any further with CCSVI. Almost all of the symptoms are the same as with MS, so it's possible that you don't even have MS.
The treatment is a few months of antibiotics. If you don't get better, then you likely have MS. I wouldn't take the chance, get the antibiotics.
In my opinion, everybody with MS should get PROPERLY tested and/or treated for Lymes Disease before going on MS drugs or CCSVI treatments. The earlier you catch it, the more likely you are to get better.
Yes, to getting tested for Lyme
However, everything is not quite that simple. I am now fully immersed in the Lyme community (after testing positive for Lyme in Tychy at the end of May)
1) Western Blot that Dr. Kostecki runs (and many other doctors) in NOT 94% accurate. As a matter of fact there are currently NO tests for Lyme that are that
accurate. Although combination of tests if often used and has been successful in identifying Lyme.
2) It's NOT "just a few months on antibiotics" In case of chronic Lyme (and when it resulted in brain lesions it is damn chronic) - some people stay on aggressive antibiotic regiment (and I mean - aggressive, as in - you are hooked up to the IV 24/7 for several months, then alternating with oral and intramuscular antibiotics). Borellia is VERY hard to kill. 1-6 months would be for a "freshly bitten" person.
3) If you don't respond to one type of antibiotic, does not mean you don't have Lyme. Some people do not respond to ANY antibiotics
4) Lyme seems to be just as controversial as CCSVI
Doctors have been de-licensed for prescribing long-term antibiotics.
5) Majority of LLMDs (Lyme-Literate Medical Doctors) do not accept insurance